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United States of America Economy

Economy of the United States is the world's largest economy. Its nominal GDP was estimated to be $14.3 trillion in 2009, approximately a quarter of nominal global GDP. Its GDP at purchasing power parity was also the largest in the world, approximately a fifth of global GDP at purchasing power parity.The U.S. economy also maintains a very high level of output per capita. In 2009, it was estimated to have a per capita GDP (PPP) of $46,381, the 6th highest in the world.

Historically, the U.S. economy has maintained a stable overall GDP growth rate, a low unemployment rate, and high levels of research and capital investment.

Currency:
United States Dollar (USD)

GDP    
$14.289 trillion (2009)[1] (PPP; 1st)

GDP per capita    
$46,442 (2009)[1] (PPP; 6th)

GDP by sector:
Agriculture: (1.2%), industry: (21.9%), services: (76.9%) (2009 est.)

Labor force:
154.5 million (includes unemployed) (2009 est.)

Exports:
$1.057 trillion f.o.b (2009 est.)

Export goods:
Agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn) 9.2%, industrial supplies (organic chemicals) 26.8%, capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment) 49.0%, consumer goods (automobiles, medicines) 15.0% (2009)

Main export partners:
Canada, 13.2%; Mexico, 8.3%; China, 4.3%; Japan, 3.3%. (2009)

Imports:
$1.558 trillion c.i.f. (2009 est.)

Import goods:
Agricultural products 4.9%, industrial supplies 32.9% (crude oil 8.2%), capital goods 30.4% (computers, telecommunications equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines, electric power machinery), consumer goods 31.8% (automobiles, clothing, medicines, furniture, toys) (2009)

Main import partners:
China, 15.4%; Canada, 11.6%; Mexico, 9.1%; Japan, 4.9%; Germany, 3.7%. (2009)

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