Frankly, I think there’s more than meets the eye with the statistics underlying this week’s list, but all the information comes from the government so who am I to question it?
Anyway, the top ten nations on this week’s list are, in descending order: United Arab Emirates (2.06), Saudi Arabia (1.94), Macau (1.94), Cayman Islands (1.90), Hong Kong (1.88), Panama (1.85), Antigua and Barbuda (1.84), Montenegro (1.78), Russia (1.72), and Vietnam (1.68).
The bottom ten are, in ascending order: Myanmar – or Burma if you prefer (.01), North Korea (.02), Eritrea (.03), American Samoa (.03), Solomon Islands (.05), Marshall Islands (.06), Somalia (.06), Ethiopia (.07), Cuba (.09), and Kiribati (.10).
The United States of America (.89) is at the midpoint, number 110 on the list — in between Paraguay (.90) and Indonesia (.89). By way of comparison, Mexico (.79) is number 125, Canada (.70) is number 143, and the United Kingdom (1.28) is number 40. For our ANZAC Readers, New Zealand (1.16) is number 63 and Australia (1.02) is number 89.
The list consists of 219 nations, nearly all of which are recognized by the United Nations; however, I was unable to find complete data for South Sudan so it is not included in the list.