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Basic statistics of the United States.

BASIC STATISTICS OF THE UNITED STATES

THE LAND

Area (1000 sq. km)                                               9 826
Population of major cities, including their metropolitan
areas, 2009 (thousands):
  New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island                      19 070
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana                              12 875
  Chicago-Naperville-Joliet                                      9 581

THE PEOPLE

Resident population, 1 July 2008 (est.)                    302 786 000
Number of inhabitants per sq. km                                  30.8
Annual net natural increase
(average 2001-2008)                                          2 682 875
Natural increase rate per 1000 inhabitants
(average 2001-2008)                                                3.3
Civilian labour force, Q1 2010 (thousands)                     153 531
of which
  Unemployed Q1 2010 (thousands)                                14 904
Net immigration (2008) thousands                                   883

PRODUCTION

Gross domestic product in 2009 (billions of USD)                 14256
GDP per head in 2009 (USD)                                       47495
Gross fixed capital formation
  Per cent of GDP in 2009                                         15.9
  Per head in 2008                                                8772
Origin of national income in 2009
(per cent of national income) (1):
  Manufacturing                                                    9.7
  Finance, Insurance and real estate                              18.2
  Services                                                        30.8
  Government and government enterprises                           13.0
  Other                                                           28.2

THE GOVERNMENT

Head of State: President Barak OBAMA (Democrat)

Government consumption 2009
(per cent of GDP)                                                 17.0
Government current receipts, 2009
(per cent of GDP)                                                 30.2
Federal government debt held by the public
(per cent of GDP), end of year 2009                               52.9

                                               House of
                                          Representatives (2)   Senate
Composition of the Congress
as of November 2008:
  Democrats                                               253       57
  Republicans                                             178       41
  Independents                                              0        2
  Undecided                                                 4        0
  Total                                                   435      100

FOREIGN TRADE

Exports:
Exports of goods and services as per cent
of GDP in 2009                                                    11.0
Main exports, 2009
(per cent of merchandise exports):
  Foods, feeds, beverages                                          9.0
  Industrial supplies                                             27.2
  Capital goods                                                   37.6
  Automotive vehicles, parts                                       7.9
  Consumer goods                                                  14.5

Imports:
Imports of goods and services as per cent
of GDP in 2009                                                    13.7
Main imports, 2009
(per cent of merchandise imports):
  Foods, feeds, beverages                                          6.9
  Industrial supplies                                             16.3
  Petroleum                                                       21.2
  Capital goods                                                   31.0
  Automotive vehicles, parts                                      13.4
  Consumer goods                                                  13.4

(1.) Without capital consumption adjustment.

(2.) Voting members.
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Publication:OECD Economic Surveys - United States
Date:Sep 1, 2010
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