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One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014

One country—Canada—produced more than a quarter of the oil imported by the U.S. in 2012 (one billion out of 3.9 billion barrels). March/April 2014

One day in a U.S. hospital costs an average of $4,287—more than twice the cost in Australia, the country with the next-highest rate. March/April 2014

One market is responsible for half of global digital music sales: the United States, at $2.9 billion. March/April 2014

One crop—cotton—accounts for nearly 15 percent of the world’s insecticide usage. March/April 2014

One-fifth of all plastic surgery procedures worldwide each year are conducted in one country: the United States. January/February 2014

One snack item—French fries—is eaten every day by an estimated 18% of U.S. toddlers ages 15 months to two years. January/February 2014

1% of U.S. power plants produce 30% of the U.S. energy industry’s annual carbon emissions. Most of the plants are older coal facilities exempted from emissions regulations. January/February 2014

Two-thirds of the world’s lentil exports came from one Canadian province, Saskatchewan, in 2010. January/February 2014

One city—San Francisco—accounted for 20% of all new electric car registrations in the U.S. in the first half of 2013. January/February 2014

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The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014