Another Top Ten of Statistical Facts About China
- 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.
- 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.
- 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%.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- As of 2009 the average life expectancy for Chinese men was 70. For women 75.
- According to recent statistics, more men than women use the Internet in China, with 53%. But basically it’s almost even. Girls, go online!
- 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.
- China has a total of almost a million taxis in its cities.
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