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The Profile of the United States

1.1 Overview

A. Physical size:
Being the 4th largest nation in the world - next to Russia, Canada, and China, the United States (U.S.) has a land area of 3.54 million square miles, or 6.2% of the entire area of the world.

B. Population:
The U.S. is the 3rd most populous nation in the world - behind China and India. The estimated population in the U.S. by year 2000 is 275 million.

C. Economy:
The U. S. is the world's largest developed economy, with its GNP approximately the sum of the second economy (Japan) and the third largest economy (Germany), as illustrated in the table below:
World's Rank Country  1997 GNP (US$ billion)
1  U.S.   7,690.0
 Japan     5,149.2
3 Germany  2,364.6
France 1,533.6
United Kingdom  1,152.1
6  Italy    1,140.5
7 China  890.0

D. Business Structure:
Size of Employment Number of Business Portion of Total Business Accumulative Percentage
1-4 6,300,000  60.95% 60.95%
5-9  1,850,000 17.90% 78.85%
10-49  1,700,000 16.45% 95.30%
50-99 300,000 2.90%  98.20%
100-249 130,000 1.26% 99.46%
250-499 31,500 0.30%  99.76%
500-999 13,000  0.13% 99.89%
1,000-4,999 9,200 0.09%  99.98%
5.000-9.999 1,250 0.01% 99.99%
Over 10.000 1,160 0.01%  100.00%

Total

10,336,110 100.00%

                Note: More than 98% of the U.S. business are small business (i.e., with 99 employees or less)

E. Natural resources:
The U.S. is one of world's top producers of commercial timber. In addition, it is rich in coal, copper, lead. phosphates, uranium, gold. iron, mercury, nickel, silver, tungsten, zinc. molybdenum, and potash.

F. Agricultural & meat products:
The U.S. is world's largest grower and exporter of wheat (maize), soybeans, cotton, tobacco, and meat. It is world's second largest producer of rice.