Statistics relating to the staggering monthly value of exports in China are endorsed by some impressive figures. In 2009, statistics about China indicated that the country had overtaken Germany as the world’s leading exporter and it now tops the ranking of the world’s largest export nations with a total export value of 1.58 trillion U.S. dollars in 2010. In 2009, more than 20 percent of China’s exports went to the U.S., making the United States China’s most important trading partner.
Statistics on the unemployment rate in China show that it has been practically stable for the last decade. In 2010, unemployment statistics indicated that 4.1 percent of China’s workforce was unemployed compared to 9.6 percent in the U.S.
With a cultural heritage stretching back almost 4,000 years, China has one of the oldest continuous cultures on the planet. Many of today’s basics such as paper and gunpowder can be traced back through Chinese history. Statistical figures relating to the business expectation index in China showcase many exciting trends in the country's development and it will be fascinating to see where they will lead in the coming years. Particularly since China is considered to be the next challenger to the status of the United States as the main global superpower.
U.S. coal production has steadily declined in the past decade, but has been in the news in recent years due to President Trump's desire to revitalize the industry. This document provides an overview of the key figures, leading companies, and the employment trends in the U.S. coal mining industry.
Plastic waste is an issue of global concern. Since China banned the import of recycled plastic, the U.S. has had to make adjustments to its management of plastic waste. This dossier provides an overview of plastic waste in the U.S.