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America as we see it

The real numbers to help you understand the United States of America: the market, the country, the culture, the lifestyles, Millennials, technology, and the next future developments

Absolutely nothing changes for all the companies we work with at ExportUSA if the gross national product of the United States of American grows by 2% rather than by 2.2%

Look at other numbers and phenomena to understand the potentials of the American market and to design successful strategies to enter the United States

The United States has always been the frontier for novelties, trends and innovations. With no fear of change, without the thousand “snags and snares” Einaudi cited, many new things are created in America and then spread out from there to change our lifestyle. Grasping these trends helps you position yourself in the U.S. market, but it also helps you anticipate the trends emerging in many other markets (Facebook is everywhere, as is Coca Cola and the iPhone; driverless vehicles will spread out from America; and in the meantime, Starbucks is opening 5 coffeeshops in the center of Milan).

The historical overview and prospective on this page, more than the data on the growth of the gross domestic product, provides an idea of the dynamicity of the American market and why it offers so many opportunities

Well aware that this is a page destined to be old from the moment it appears, we think it could nevertheless offer some helpful tips for those who can read between the lines.

Gross National Product - United States and Italy

These 11 American metro areas produce 40% of the Gross Domestic Product in the United States of America

  1. New York (NYC + LAX = 14% GDP Total = $2.4 Trillion, versus Italy = 2.2 trillion)
  2. Los Angeles 
  3. Chicago
  4. Washington DC
  5. Houston
  6. Dallas
  7. Philadelphia
  8. San Francisco
  9. Boston
  10. Atlanta
  11. Miami (operational and logistical base for business with South America)

Why the United States

California is a market the size of that of France; Texas is equal to Brazil, while Washington state has a GDP equivalent to that of Belgium. New York state is a market the size of all of Canada’s.

The Climate in the United States of America

On the same day in January, Montana experiences arctic temperatures, while in Florida people go swimming. Sellers of bathing suits and cashmere sweaters need to consider:

Phenomena, numbers and names that give a sense of the United States of America

America: Main Street - Italy: Public Square

Towns and cities in the U.S.Towns and cities in the vast regions of the United States don’t have “public squares” the way Italy and other countries do. They have a Main Street instead. Every American town has its own Main Street (just as we have the Piazza Roma), and the town does not develop around a square but rather along Main Street, following the lead of the settlers that used to go West.