U.S.A. at a snapshot
U.S.A.: 1 macro market, 50 states to develop new business.

The United States of America represents today:
> the world's largest and most diversified economy
> the most economically dynamic country in the world
> the engine for global growth
> the most significant market in the world for international trade
> the place to start new enterprises and generate wealth
> a large domestic market and culture that rewards entrepreneurial initiatives
KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
(based on 2013 estimate)
Population:                 316,668,567 (est. July 2013)
GDP:                           US$15.95 trillion         (world rank #2)
GDP Growth Rate:      2.2%                          (world rank #128)
GDP Per Capita:          US$50,700                (world rank #14)
Inflation:                      2.1%                         (world rank #42)
Total Exports:             US$1.564 trillion         (world rank #3)
Total Imports:             US$2.299 trillion          (world rank #2)
Key Industries:            world's second largest industrial output, highly diversified, high-technology innovator
                       Motor Vehicles, Aerospace, Electronics, Telecommunications, Chemicals, Petroleum.
                       Consumer Goods, Food Processing, Steel, Lumber, Mining
Currency:                    US Dollar (1 US$ = 0.74€ = 0.63£ =1.24SGD = 7.75HKD)
Infrastructures:            > 371 commercial airports (Atlanta-Hartsfield is the world's busiest airport with a total
                          of 95,462,867 passengers in 2012)
                       >13,513 airports, of which 5,054 with paved runways
                       > 224,792 km. of railroads
                       > 6,506,204 km. of roadways (4,374,784 paved roads, incl. 75,238 km. of expressways)
                       > 41,009 km. of waterways (19,312 km. used for commerce)
                       > container ports (TEUs): Los Angeles (7,849,985), Long Beach (6,350,125),
                          New York/New Jersey (5,265,058), Savannah (2,616,126), Oakland (2,236,244),
                          Hampton Roads (2,083,278)
Business opportunities in the U.S.A. where
MarketingthatWorks! can advise your Company for your
Foreign Market Entry Plan
U.S.A.
Free Trade Agreements
USA Free Trade Agreements in
force with 20 countries (Nov 2013)
2 ongoing negotiations (Nov 2013)
USA Free Trade Agreements
CAFTA-DR Free Trade Agreement
(Dominican Republic-Central America-United States FTA
with Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua)
KORUS Free Trade Agreement
(USA and South Korea)
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
(USA, Canada, and Mexico)
USA-Australia
USA-Bahrain
USA-Canada
USA-Chile
USA-Colombia
USA-Israel
USA-Jordan
USA-Mexico
USA-Morocco
USA-Oman
USA-Panama
USA-Peru
USA-Singapore
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement
Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment
Partnership (TTIP)
Export
J-V
FDI
As of January 2013, Design & Home Decor (Furniture) represented the #1 containerized import
commodity from Asia at 160,162 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit).
And as of february 2013, Wine (summed up with Beer and Ale) represented the #1 containerized
import commodoties from Europe at 18,814 TEUs.
Generally speaking there's an increasing preference in selecting a Joint-Venture as market entry
solution, compared to M&A and Greenfield investments.
Providing both partners show a clear common business vision, a Joint-Venture offers a very
practical way for entering and growing business in the US market.
The US remains the leading destination, and preferred host country, for FDI inflow, reaching a
from Asia-Pacific.
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