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87 Billion Parcels Were Shipped in 2018

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Parcel shipping is a booming business. Especially e-commerce has had a big impact on shipping volumes and spend. In total, there were 87 billion parcels shipped worldwide in 2018, according to Pitney Bowes. This constitutes a 104 percent increase compared to 2014. …

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The Countries With the Biggest Military Budgets

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According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), global defense spending has grown to $1.8 trillion in 2018. The combined budget was the highest since 1988, according to the report. The U.S. spent almost $650 billion, …

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Trade War Takes its Toll on Chinese Commerce

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Gloomy export numbers from China suggest that the world’s biggest trading nation has been hit by the global economic slowdown as well as the China-U.S. trade war. While annual Chinese exports rose by almost ten percent and imports increased by 16 percent …

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Which Countries Use The Most Electricity?

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In 2017, global electricity consumption increased 2.5 percent to reahch 25,721 Twh. When it comes to consumption, China uses the most of any country at 25.9 percent, followed by the United States with 17.5 percent. On a per capita basis, the situation …

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