Friday, May 13, 2005

imranWhat from where?

It's good to know exactly what the US imports, and where it comes from. Angrybear helpfully tabulates this for us. Key things to keep in mind:
1) The US doesn't import very much. The US economy is mostly closed, not because of high tarrifs, but because most of the things ppl consume (healthcare, housing, etc.) is produced locally.
2) The US imports more from Canada than from China.
3) The US imports from from Mexico than from Japan.
4) The US imports more from Canada than from France, Germany, the UK, or really any single European country. If all 13 or 14 EU countries are added together, they sum to slightly more than the US imports from Canada and about twice what the US imports from Mexico.


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