Posts Tagged ‘imports’

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    B(T)FF… Best Trading Friends Forever

    Feb 27, 14 • 452 Views • No Comments

    We can say that Mexico believes her top trading partner is the United States because the value of her exports to the US (2013: $370,826,831) added to the value of her imports from the US (2013: $370,746,056) is exceeded by none of her other trading...  [read more]

  • McDonald's Delivers in Many Developing Nations.

    Purchasing Power

    Feb 22, 13 • 418 Views • 1 Comment

    The Big Mac Index is out again and not much has changed. Norway’s Big Macs are expensive and Chinese Big Macs are cheap. What do Big Mac prices tell us about purchasing power? Starting with an average U.S. price of $4.37, we can determine whether other...  [read more]

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    Giraffes and Levis

    Mar 8, 12 • 247 Views • No Comments

    French fashion, food, wine and now a French giraffe. Most French moms buy Sophie for their newborns. Seven inches tall, with brown spots, black eyes and pink cheeks, she is just a rubber toy giraffe that squeaks. In French supermarkets, her price is $12. In...  [read more]

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    European Ties

    Nov 14, 11 • 316 Views • No Comments

    How to picture the US/European economic partnership? You could think of Skippy Peanut Butter. Owned by Unilever, a multinational based in the UK and the Netherlands, Skippy’s peanuts are grown primarily in Georgia and Texas, shelled and sorted here, and...  [read more]

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    Chinese Imports

    Oct 23, 11 • 293 Views • No Comments

    Are you paying more for your clothing? According to NY Times financial journalist Floyd Norris, women’s shirt prices, dresses, sweaters, all that government statisticians consider female “outerwear,” have started to become more expensive....  [read more]