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Exchange Rate, US to Canada Dollars

An exchange rate of less then 1.00 means that an American dollar buys more in Canada then a Canadian dollar buys in America. This tends to depress Canadian tourism to the United States.

Data Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (US), Canada / U.S. Foreign Exchange Rate [EXCAUS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, June 6, 2017.

Gross Domestic Product of Canada, per Capita (2010 Dollars)

Canada saw a modest jump in it's gross domestic product after passage of the North America Free Trade Agreement, although not as big as Mexico, as Canada previously had much lower tarriffs on many products traded with the United States then Mexico.

Data Source:
World Bank, Constant GDP per capita for Canada [NYGDPPCAPKDCAN], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, March 15, 2017.

United States vs China’s Population, 1960-2015

A look at 55 years of population growth between China and United States. China had 667 million persons in 1960, while the United States had 180 million. In 1982, China grew to one billion in population. In 2006, the United States grew to 300 million in population. By 2015, it China's population grew to 1,317 million in population while the United States had 321 million in population.

Data Source: World Bank, Population, Total for United States and China, retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, March 13, 2017.

Map: Australia

Map: Australia

Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.

Map: Taiwan

Map: Taiwan

Taiwan is a small island nation 180km east of China with modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, hot springs resorts and dramatic mountainous terrain. Taipei, the country’s capital in the north, is known for its busy night markets, Chinese Imperial art at the National Palace Museum and Taipei 101, a 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped skyscraper with an observation deck.