17 Insane But Real Statistics On The World Economy And Politics

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Sometimes, we can’t really understand what’s really going on in the world before someone puts the numbers on the table and just shows us what we can’t possibly imagine. To some, these are just numbers; but you don’t have to be an analyst to see how insane and surprising most of these numbers are.

Here are 17 statistics on the world economy, politics, media and more.

Source: https://twitter.com/@intlspectator

1. Syria

  • 270,000 killed

  • 7 million internally displaced

  • 4.2 million external refugees

  • 13 million in need of assistance

2. Users, 2016 (million)

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  • Facebook: 1,590

  • Whatsapp: 1,000

  • Tumblr: 555

  • Instagram: 400

  • Twitter: 320

  • Skype: 300

  • Snapchat: 200

  • LinkedIn: 100

3. China GDP (PPP) per Capita.

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1980: $300
2016: $14,813

4. US deaths, cause of, 2015

www.manhattanhoteltimessquare.com
  • Suicide: 43,000

  • Motor accidents 32,000

  • Gun homicide: 13,286

  • Domestic violence: 1,600

  • Islamist terrorism: 19

  • Sharks: 1

5. Japan Vs. China

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  • Japan's economy was 30% larger than China's in 1995.

  • China's economy is now 295% larger than Japan's.

6. Sex Ratio (Males per female)

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  • India: 1.08

  • China: 1.06

  • US: 1.05

  • Turkey: 1.02

  • UK: 0.98

  • Germany: 0.97

  • France: 0.96

  • Japan: 0.95

  • Russia: 0.86

7. Military spending as % of GDP

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  • Saudi: 10.4%

  • Israel: 5.2%

  • Russia: 4.5%

  • US: 3.5%

  • India: 2.4%

  • France: 2.2%

  • Turkey: 2.2%

  • UK: 2.2%

  • China: 2.1%

8. Greek govt debt, % of GDP

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  • 1980: 21%

  • 1985: 43%

  • 1990: 68%

  • 1995: 93%

  • 2000: 100%

  • 2005: 98%

  • 2010: 145%

  • 2015: 172%

9. Jewish population, 2014 (million)

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  • US: 6.8

  • Israel: 6.3

  • France: 0.47

  • Canada: 0.38

  • Argentina: 0.23

  • Russia: 0.18

10. Size of labor force (million)

www.rc44labour.org

1. China: 797.6
2. India: 487.3
3. EU: 228
4. US: 155.4
5. Indonesia: 120

11. Least corrupt countries, 2014

www.youthconnect.in

1. Denmark
2. New Zealand
3. Finland

14. UK
17. US
85. India
100. China
136. Russia

(Transparency Int'l)

12. Philip Morris

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  • World's largest tobacco company

  • $80 billion revenue, 2014

  • Sold 850 billion cigarettes in 2015

13. India is the world's largest producer of:

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  • Bananas

  • Mangoes

  • Spices

  • Ginger

  • Milk

  • Chickpeas

  • Lemons

  • Films

14. Japan's population

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2014: 127 million
2060: 87 million (projected)

(Japan Health and Welfare Ministry)

15. People killed by police, annual.

www.policestateusa.com
  • US: 428

  • France: 5

  • UK: 4

  • Germany: 2

Police killed, annual.

  • US: 50

  • France: 8

  • Germany: 6

  • UK: 4

16. There were an estimated $294 trillion worth of financial assets around the world in 2015, according to Deutsche Bank.

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17. According to estimates by The Washington Post, there are 357 million guns in the United States.

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