I got curious after thinking about my position on whether the United States should import American flags made in China, so I looked on the Internet.
In 2012, the U.S. spent 3.8 million dollars on imported flags, 3.6 million dollars worth from China.
In the same year, the U.S. exported $614,115 worth of American flags to other countries. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $188,824 worth.
The statistics are from the Flag Manufacturers Association of America at http://www.fmaa-usa.com/resources_links/usflag_statistics.php.
So we are importing the flags we use here from China and exporting our flags to be used in other countries. Is that just economics, or does it seem a bit strange?
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