Another Top Ten of Statistical Facts About China

Jan 30, 2012 by

Another Top Ten of Statistical Facts About China
  1. The largest bank in China, based on total assets, is the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. That’s to get important financial information out of the way.
  2. In 2010, China’s fish production amounted to 9.87 million metric tons. Aside from a drop in 2005 and 2007, it’s been on the rise.
  3. According to a survey by KPMG, Pfizer lead the market share of international pharmaceutical companies on the Chinese market – by 8.32%. Johnson & Johnson was at the bottom of the list with 2.87%.
  4. Do you know how many people travelled from China to the US not too long ago? More than 800, 000 in 2010! And the numbers keep growing.
  5. Most of Generation Y, or the Millenial Generation, has a positive attitude towards building a stronger economic relationship between China and the US: 69%, according to a survey by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. While 24% think it’s important to get tougher. Optimism seems to will out in this case.
  6. If you look at food production statistics for China, you also get some interesting numbers. For example, milk production has almost quadrupled in the first millennium decade.
  7. As of 2009 the average life expectancy for Chinese men was 70. For women 75.
  8. According to recent statistics, more men than women use the Internet in China, with 53%. But basically it’s almost even. Girls, go online!
  9. Men have a slightly higher literacy rate in China than women. Though the female literacy rate has been climbing since 1982 – from 51,14% to 90.94% in 2009.
  10. China has a total of almost a million taxis in its cities.

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