Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Parthian Thought

I am off to China again soon, so here is a parting thought, or maybe more of a factoid really...

America's stimulus package is around US$ 825 billion dollars.

In 2008, America imported around $340 billion worth of products from China. 

So, the spending bill is around 2.5 times the amount the USA imports from China...

That's a lot of bobble heads, sweaters, ipods, and tainted milk powder.

Nothing political here...just an interesting way to get your head around the numbers.

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