At a Glance


With a population of nearly 304,000,000 people-and a growth rate of 0.88%-across 3.8 million square miles, the United States of America holds vast opportunities for those who wish to export goods to its marketplace. The country enjoys the largest trade partnership in the world with its northern border neighbor, Canada, and is also part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which includes Canada and Mexico. The U.S. has a number of other bilateral trade agreements, including those with Chile, Israel, Jordan and others. Other key trading partners include China, Japan and Germany.

Financial Facts

  • US$13.86 trillion GDP-and per capita of US$45,800
  • A growth rate of 2.2

The country's population includes people of virtually every race, ethnicity and nationality. English is spoken by about 82% of the country's residents. Spanish is the second-most common language in the country, spoken by almost 30 million people, or about 10 percent of the population.