#DidYouKnow: Fun Facts for World Statistics Day 2017

Today is World Statistics Day and we just had to celebrate! Here are some of our researchers’ favorite fun facts from Passport:


  • Hong Kong consumes the most eggs per capita at 20.4 kg per ‘000 population as of 2016.


  • The popular honeymoon destination of the Maldives has the highest divorce rate in the world at 10.2 per 1,000 population in 2016.


  • The number of babies/infants (aged 0-2) in India in 2016 was equivalent to the entire population of Thailand.


  • In 2016, Mexicans consumed the most Cola carbonates globally with 100.2 litres per capita. This represents 285 cans of 350ml per person per year.


  • In 2016, each Brazilian consumed on average 61 litres of beer. This is 33% more than the level of bottled water consumed in the same year.


  • Argentines consume the most sweet biscuits globally in per capita terms with 8.4 kgs in 2016.


  • 71% of digital purchases in China will be made on a mobile device in 2017.


  • Per capita spend on luxury eyewear in Canada was USD26.6 in 2016; this is the same as per capita spend on toilet paper in Ireland.


  • Australia has some of the most expensive cigarettes in the world. In 2016, the unit price of cigarettes was US$0.67/stick, 5.6 times higher than the global average.


  • iPhone dominated smartphone sales in Japan in 2017 with 54% of the market.


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