Africa. Xavier Sala-i-Martin Columbia University July 2008. Poverty ($1/day). Poverty ($2/day). Obviously…. There has been some success since mid 1990s (even though the MDG people want us to believe that Africa is a disaster because it is far away from MDGs). Caveats. Of course:
Note: To qualify as a democracy, a country must score 4 or less on the combined Freedom House score AND 2 or more on the polity score from Polity IV.
China and Major Importers, 2000-2006
Quantity of Kilograms
Country 2000 2006
China 70,265,318 145,174,839
USA 464,801,236 861,259,894
Japan 211,981,499 208,694,845
Germany 105,292,884 109,503,671
South Korea 120,651,685 120,152,663
Source: COMTRADE, 2008.