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(Source:2020 CIA World Factbook, mostly relating to 2017 raw data.
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United States

  • Population = 333million
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Greenland', 'Pop. of Greenland (57,600)'] ['New Zealand', 'Pop. of New Zealand (4.93million)'] ['Haiti', 'Pop. of Haiti (11.07million)'] ['Malaysia', 'Pop. of Malaysia (32.7million)'] ['China', 'Pop. of China (1.394billion)'] Ranks at percentile 98
  • Land Area = 686,000 km^2
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Mauritius', 'Land Area of Mauritius (10 km^2)'] ['Slovakia', 'Land Area of Slovakia (930 km^2)'] ['Zimbabwe', 'Land Area of Zimbabwe (3,910 km^2)'] ['Turkey', 'Land Area of Turkey (13,930 km^2)'] ['Greenland', 'Land Area of Greenland (2.166 km^2)'] Ranks at percentile 97
    • Population density = 485
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Greenland', 'Pop. density (0)'] ['Venezuela', 'Pop. density (955)'] ['Zimbabwe', 'Pop. density (3720)'] ['West Bank', 'Pop. density (13180)'] ['Singapore', 'Pop. density (621000)'] US at percentile 14 RU at percentile 6 CN at percentile 56 Ranks at percentile 14
  • GDP in United States = 17.44 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Tonga', 'GDP in Tonga (554 million USD)'] ['Cyprus', 'GDP in Cyprus (28.5 billion USD)'] ['Croatia', 'GDP in Croatia (93.7 billion USD)'] ['Sweden', 'GDP in Sweden (463 billion USD)'] ['China', 'GDP in China (20.69 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • GDP per capita = $52400
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Zimbabwe', 'GDP per capita ($550)'] ['Ghana', 'GDP per capita ($4060)'] ['South Africa', 'GDP per capita ($12080)'] ['Poland', 'GDP per capita ($28200)'] ['Singapore', 'GDP per capita ($85900)'] US at percentile 95 RU at percentile 72 CN at percentile 55 Ranks at percentile 95

Where GDP comes from

  • Agricultural production in United States = 160 billion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Singapore', 'Agricultural production in Singapore (0 m USD)'] ['Togo', 'Agricultural production in Togo (3.12 billion USD)'] ['Senegal', 'Agricultural production in Senegal (8.1 billion USD)'] ['Uganda', 'Agricultural production in Uganda (23.45 billion USD)'] ['China', 'Agricultural production in China (1.63 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 95
    • agr.prod/capita = $481
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Singapore', 'agr.prod/capita ($0)'] ['Slovenia', 'agr.prod/capita ($537)'] ['Namibia', 'agr.prod/capita ($791)'] ['Egypt', 'agr.prod/capita ($1099)'] ['Greenland', 'agr.prod/capita ($6080)'] US at percentile 18 RU at percentile 78 CN at percentile 80 Ranks at percentile 18
    • agr.prod/GDP = 1 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Singapore', 'agr.prod/GDP (0 %)'] ['Saint Lucia', 'agr.prod/GDP (3 %)'] ['Zambia', 'agr.prod/GDP (8 %)'] ['Moldova', 'agr.prod/GDP (18 %)'] ['Sierra Leone', 'agr.prod/GDP (61 %)'] US at percentile 6 RU at percentile 36 CN at percentile 49 Ranks at percentile 6
  • Industrial production in United States = 3.33 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Solomon Islands', 'Industrial production in Solomon Islands (90 million USD)'] ['Mozambique', 'Industrial production in Mozambique (6.63 billion USD)'] ['Kenya', 'Industrial production in Kenya (27.47 billion USD)'] ['Venezuela', 'Industrial production in Venezuela (135.2 billion USD)'] ['China', 'Industrial production in China (8.38 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • ind.prod/capita = $10010
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Burundi', 'ind.prod/capita ($91)'] ['Nigeria', 'ind.prod/capita ($1168)'] ['Costa Rica', 'ind.prod/capita ($3150)'] ['France', 'ind.prod/capita ($7520)'] ['Brunei', 'ind.prod/capita ($41800)'] US at percentile 86 RU at percentile 78 CN at percentile 68 Ranks at percentile 86
    • ind.prod/GDP = 19 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Sudan', 'ind.prod/GDP (3 %)'] ['United Kingdom', 'ind.prod/GDP (20 %)'] ['Switzerland', 'ind.prod/GDP (26 %)'] ['Mexico', 'ind.prod/GDP (32 %)'] ['Brunei', 'ind.prod/GDP (57 %)'] US at percentile 19 RU at percentile 73 CN at percentile 92 Ranks at percentile 19
  • Services production in United States = 13.95 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Tonga', 'Services production in Tonga (331 million USD)'] ['Burkina Faso', 'Services production in Burkina Faso (15.41 billion USD)'] ['Puerto Rico', 'Services production in Puerto Rico (66.2 billion USD)'] ['Sweden', 'Services production in Sweden (302.7 billion USD)'] ['United States', 'Services production in United States (13.95 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • serv.prod/capita = $41900
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Burundi', 'serv.prod/capita ($244)'] ['Ghana', 'serv.prod/capita ($2324)'] ['Gabon', 'serv.prod/capita ($7210)'] ['Greece', 'serv.prod/capita ($19320)'] ['Singapore', 'serv.prod/capita ($64600)'] US at percentile 98 RU at percentile 70 CN at percentile 51 Ranks at percentile 98
    • serv.prod/GDP = 80 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'serv.prod/GDP (32 %)'] ['Paraguay', 'serv.prod/GDP (54 %)'] ['Czech Republic', 'serv.prod/GDP (61 %)'] ['Croatia', 'serv.prod/GDP (70 %)'] ['Hong Kong', 'serv.prod/GDP (92 %)'] US at percentile 95 RU at percentile 55 CN at percentile 22 Ranks at percentile 95

Where GDP goes

  • Household Consumption in United States = 11.93 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Dominica', 'Household Consumption in Dominica (485 million USD)'] ['Armenia', 'Household Consumption in Armenia (20.17 billion USD)'] ['Cuba', 'Household Consumption in Cuba (76.5 billion USD)'] ['Switzerland', 'Household Consumption in Switzerland (256.8 billion USD)'] ['United States', 'Household Consumption in United States (11.93 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • HC/capita = $35900
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Zimbabwe', 'HC/capita ($427)'] ['Ghana', 'HC/capita ($3250)'] ['Thailand', 'HC/capita ($7970)'] ['Poland', 'HC/capita ($16460)'] ['Hong Kong', 'HC/capita ($39200)'] US at percentile 98 RU at percentile 65 CN at percentile 36 Ranks at percentile 98
    • HC/GDP = 68 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Brunei', 'HC/GDP (25 %)'] ['Malaysia', 'HC/GDP (55 %)'] ['Argentina', 'HC/GDP (66 %)'] ['Cambodia', 'HC/GDP (76 %)'] ['Liberia', 'HC/GDP (129 %)'] US at percentile 58 RU at percentile 16 CN at percentile 3 Ranks at percentile 58
  • Government Consumption in United States = 3.02 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Tonga', 'Government Consumption in Tonga (121.2 million USD)'] ['Madagascar', 'Government Consumption in Madagascar (4.48 billion USD)'] ['Syria', 'Government Consumption in Syria (16.09 billion USD)'] ['Nigeria', 'Government Consumption in Nigeria (70 billion USD)'] ['United States', 'Government Consumption in United States (3.02 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • GC/capita = $9080
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Chad', 'GC/capita ($65)'] ['Myanmar', 'GC/capita ($639)'] ['Colombia', 'GC/capita ($1903)'] ['Puerto Rico', 'GC/capita ($5160)'] ['Brunei', 'GC/capita ($18300)'] US at percentile 90 RU at percentile 72 CN at percentile 53 Ranks at percentile 90
    • GC/GDP = 17 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Chad', 'GC/GDP (4 %)'] ['Dominican Republic', 'GC/GDP (12 %)'] ['Bulgaria', 'GC/GDP (16 %)'] ['Japan', 'GC/GDP (20 %)'] ['French Polynesia', 'GC/GDP (34 %)'] US at percentile 55 RU at percentile 58 CN at percentile 34 Ranks at percentile 55
  • Investment = $3.02trillion
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Guinea-Bissau', 'Investment ($120million)'] ['Bosnia and Herzegovina', 'Investment ($7.86billion)'] ['Jordan', 'Investment ($20.51billion)'] ['Sweden', 'Investment ($119billion)'] ['China', 'Investment ($9.19trillion)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • Inv/capita = $9080
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Guinea-Bissau', 'Inv/capita ($62)'] ['Tanzania', 'Inv/capita ($1069)'] ['Albania', 'Inv/capita ($2719)'] ['Italy', 'Inv/capita ($6250)'] ['Brunei', 'Inv/capita ($30310)'] US at percentile 84 RU at percentile 72 CN at percentile 77 Ranks at percentile 84
    • Inv/GDP = 17 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Guinea-Bissau', 'Inv/GDP (5 %)'] ['Taiwan', 'Inv/GDP (20 %)'] ['Hungary', 'Inv/GDP (23 %)'] ['Zambia', 'Inv/GDP (28 %)'] ['Suriname', 'Inv/GDP (79 %)'] US at percentile 12 RU at percentile 54 CN at percentile 97 Ranks at percentile 12
  • Exports from United States = 2.11 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'Exports from Somalia (60 million USD)'] ['Syria', 'Exports from Syria (9.97 billion USD)'] ['Latvia', 'Exports from Latvia (32.3 billion USD)'] ['Romania', 'Exports from Romania (183 billion USD)'] ['China', 'Exports from China (4.22 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • exports/capita = $6340
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'exports/capita ($5)'] ['Tonga', 'exports/capita ($1190)'] ['Belize', 'exports/capita ($3950)'] ['Spain', 'exports/capita ($10600)'] ['Singapore', 'exports/capita ($148800)'] US at percentile 61 RU at percentile 62 CN at percentile 45 Ranks at percentile 61
    • exports/GDP = 12 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'exports/GDP (0 %)'] ['Indonesia', 'exports/GDP (21 %)'] ['Benin', 'exports/GDP (32 %)'] ['Germany', 'exports/GDP (47 %)'] ['Hong Kong', 'exports/GDP (188 %)'] US at percentile 7 RU at percentile 34 CN at percentile 21 Ranks at percentile 7
  • Imports to United States = 2.62 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'Imports to Somalia (310 million USD)'] ['Brunei', 'Imports to Brunei (12.61 billion USD)'] ['Panama', 'Imports to Panama (39.2 billion USD)'] ['South Africa', 'Imports to South Africa (193.7 billion USD)'] ['China', 'Imports to China (3.81 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • imports/capita = $7880
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'imports/capita ($26)'] ['India', 'imports/capita ($1327)'] ['Paraguay', 'imports/capita ($4770)'] ['Croatia', 'imports/capita ($10810)'] ['Singapore', 'imports/capita ($128000)'] US at percentile 65 RU at percentile 51 CN at percentile 39 Ranks at percentile 65
    • imports/GDP = 15 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'imports/GDP (2 %)'] ['Dominican Republic', 'imports/GDP (28 %)'] ['Nepal', 'imports/GDP (42 %)'] ['Saint Lucia', 'imports/GDP (57 %)'] ['Hong Kong', 'imports/GDP (187 %)'] US at percentile 5 RU at percentile 13 CN at percentile 7 Ranks at percentile 5

Taxation and Government Expenditure

  • Total taxation in United States = 3.31 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'Total taxation in Somalia (145.3 million USD)'] ['Moldova', 'Total taxation in Moldova (2.886 billion USD)'] ['Iceland', 'Total taxation in Iceland (10.39 billion USD)'] ['Iran', 'Total taxation in Iran (74.4 billion USD)'] ['United States', 'Total taxation in United States (3.31 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • tax/capita = $9970
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'tax/capita ($12)'] ['Eritrea', 'tax/capita ($334)'] ['Jamaica', 'tax/capita ($1560)'] ['Croatia', 'tax/capita ($5970)'] ['Norway', 'tax/capita ($39700)'] US at percentile 84 RU at percentile 56 CN at percentile 57 Ranks at percentile 84
    • tax/GDP = 19 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Nigeria', 'tax/GDP (1 %)'] ['Puerto Rico', 'tax/GDP (7 %)'] ['Iraq', 'tax/GDP (12 %)'] ['Czech Republic', 'tax/GDP (24 %)'] ['Greenland', 'tax/GDP (78 %)'] US at percentile 66 RU at percentile 20 CN at percentile 49 Ranks at percentile 66
  • Govt spending in United States = 3.98 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'Govt spending in Somalia (151.1 million USD)'] ['Mali', 'Govt spending in Mali (3.51 billion USD)'] ['Ghana', 'Govt spending in Ghana (12.36 billion USD)'] ['Czech Republic', 'Govt spending in Czechia (83.9 billion USD)'] ['United States', 'Govt spending in United States (3.98 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • spend/capita = $11970
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'spend/capita ($13)'] ['Ghana', 'spend/capita ($421)'] ['Guyana', 'spend/capita ($1552)'] ['French Polynesia', 'spend/capita ($6210)'] ['Norway', 'spend/capita ($36500)'] US at percentile 86 RU at percentile 55 CN at percentile 58 Ranks at percentile 86
    • spend/GDP = 23 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Somalia', 'spend/GDP (1 %)'] ['Laos', 'spend/GDP (9 %)'] ['Mexico', 'spend/GDP (13 %)'] ['French Polynesia', 'spend/GDP (26 %)'] ['Greenland', 'spend/GDP (72 %)'] US at percentile 70 RU at percentile 20 CN at percentile 53 Ranks at percentile 70
  • Deficit = $666billion
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Germany', 'Deficit (-$46billion)'] ['Estonia', 'Deficit ($70million)'] ['Laos', 'Deficit ($939million)'] ['Kenya', 'Deficit ($5.29billion)'] ['United States', 'Deficit ($666billion)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • deficit/capita = $2002
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Norway', 'deficit/capita (-$3220)'] ['Taiwan', 'deficit/capita ($17)'] ['Eritrea', 'deficit/capita ($94)'] ['Ireland', 'deficit/capita ($222)'] ['Brunei', 'deficit/capita ($4520)'] US at percentile 98 RU at percentile 63 CN at percentile 84 Ranks at percentile 98
    • deficit/GDP = 4 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Greenland', 'deficit/GDP (-6 %)'] ['Saint Lucia', 'deficit/GDP (0 %)'] ['Chad', 'deficit/GDP (1 %)'] ['Ivory Coast', 'deficit/GDP (2 %)'] ['Venezuela', 'deficit/GDP (29 %)'] US at percentile 93 RU at percentile 33 CN at percentile 62 Ranks at percentile 93

National Debt

  • National Debt of United States = 17.85 trillion USD
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Brunei', 'National Debt of Brunei (0 m USD)'] ['Tajikistan', 'National Debt of Tajikistan (5.5 billion USD)'] ['Dominican Republic', 'National Debt of Dominican Republic (27.7 billion USD)'] ['South Africa', 'National Debt of South Africa (144.6 billion USD)'] ['United States', 'National Debt of United States (17.85 trillion USD)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • debt/capita = $53700
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Brunei', 'debt/capita ($0)'] ['Uzbekistan', 'debt/capita ($548)'] ['Gabon', 'debt/capita ($2385)'] ['Mauritius', 'debt/capita ($10400)'] ['Ireland', 'debt/capita ($454000)'] US at percentile 88 RU at percentile 60 CN at percentile 34 Ranks at percentile 88
    • debt/GDP = 102 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Turkmenistan', 'debt/GDP (0 %)'] ['Indonesia', 'debt/GDP (12 %)'] ['Saint Lucia', 'debt/GDP (22 %)'] ['Djibouti', 'debt/GDP (47 %)'] ['Ireland', 'debt/GDP (771 %)'] US at percentile 86 RU at percentile 26 CN at percentile 9 Ranks at percentile 86

How land is used

  • Land used for agriculture = 305,200 km^2
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Singapore', 'Land used for agriculture in Singapore (2011) (0 km^2)'] ['El Salvador', 'Land used for agriculture in El Salvador (2011) (239 km^2)'] ['United Kingdom', 'Land used for agriculture in United Kingdom (2011) (1,190 km^2)'] ['Tunisia', 'Land used for agriculture in Tunisia (2011) (5,350 km^2)'] ['United States', 'Land used for agriculture in United States (2011) (305,200 km^2)'] Ranks at percentile 99
    • agricultural land % = 44 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Greenland', 'agricultural land % (0 %)'] ['Malaysia', 'agricultural land % (24 %)'] ['Albania', 'agricultural land % (43 %)'] ['Malawi', 'agricultural land % (59 %)'] ['Sudan', 'agricultural land % (100 %)'] US at percentile 56 RU at percentile 14 CN at percentile 69 Ranks at percentile 56
  • Forest = 228,400 km^2
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Greenland', 'Forest in Greenland (2011) (0 km^2)'] ['Uruguay', 'Forest in Uruguay (2011) (120 km^2)'] ['Benin', 'Forest in Benin (2011) (800 km^2)'] ['Peru', 'Forest in Peru (2011) (2,770 km^2)'] ['Russia', 'Forest in Russia (2011) (356,000 km^2)'] Ranks at percentile 98
    • forest % = 33 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Greenland', 'forest % (0 %)'] ['Argentina', 'forest % (11 %)'] ['Italy', 'forest % (31 %)'] ['Vietnam', 'forest % (45 %)'] ['Suriname', 'forest % (95 %)'] US at percentile 55 RU at percentile 78 CN at percentile 40 Ranks at percentile 55
  • Other land = 152,300 km^2
  • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Sudan', 'Other land in Sudan (2011) (0 km^2)'] ['New Caledonia', 'Other land in New Caledonia (2011) (131.1 km^2)'] ['Spain', 'Other land in Spain (2011) (580 km^2)'] ['Kyrgyzstan', 'Other land in Kyrgyzstan (2011) (3,220 km^2)'] ['Greenland', 'Other land in Greenland (2011) (2.15 km^2)'] Ranks at percentile 97
    • other land % = 22 %
    • Rank among other countries - click to see full list ['Sudan', 'other land % (0 %)'] ['Belarus', 'other land % (14 %)'] ['United States', 'other land % (22 %)'] ['Netherlands', 'other land % (34 %)'] ['Greenland', 'other land % (99 %)'] US at percentile 50 RU at percentile 79 CN at percentile 51 Ranks at percentile 50

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