How many of our products are actually made in the U.S.A? 17 replies

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#1 12 years ago

Take a look at the tag on the back of your shirt, your American flag, your electronics, and other things around your house. I bet you the majority AREN'T made in America. Which brings the question, what is made from here anymore. I can think of food and cars on the top of my head...

By the way, this can apply to other nations as well. :p




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#2 12 years ago
By the way, this can apply to other nations as well.

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Buy Kiwi Made: Home In 2005, the Government agreed to a Green Party initiative to form a Buy Kiwi Made campaign (under the Ministry of Economic Development). The above is on of the ads from that.

Based on financial information from the 2005/06 FY, the benefits to the New Zealand economy for every $1m of imports replacement are:
  • The creation of 11.16 jobs.
  • Government expenditure on unemployment benefit declines by $118,836.
  • Government income tax revenue increases by $117,214.
  • Increase in purchasing power $194,887.
  • In addition to the calculated figures above there are also the flow-on growth & export opportunities that arise but can not be easily quantified.

It's possible, and often not that hard, to find locally produced things, especially everyday objects. Some things, like consumer electronics, you won't find, but clothing, food, dinnerware, etc, you should be able to obtain. Not in the big mega stores, who specialise in hocking cheap crap, but there a lot of small businesses tucked away too. It's those people who deserve your custom more anyway.




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#3 12 years ago

Mostly larger complicated finished goods such as industrial chemicals, materials and construction equipment are still made in America. As for cars the only cars that are more entirley made in America are commercial grade trucks such as MACK or Freightliner vehicles. With the exception of local produce the majority of manufactured goods sold in the U.S. are partially or whole made overseas.

For the most part the U.S. is gradually shifting away from labor and manufacturing and more into a service based nation. Notable services are financial services such as Commercial and Investment Banking services.




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#4 12 years ago

All I can think of is fast food, and even that is probably imported. Seen peaches imported from china, hell USA is sucking big time and no one seems to care. Now with all this global warming assinine crap, we need to live as if a nuclear war just happened. We arn't allowed to silver plate, and piles of things all thanks to the eco liberal asswipes in the USA. The same ones bitching about China olympics, but have no care at all about sadam insane throwing people off roofs. All the sudden they care, but we all sit here rotting away turning off our damn lights, while china makes all the new mercury filled CFbulbs so a bunch of idiots think they are saving the earth.




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#5 12 years ago

This is particularly true for a small country like Austria. Almost all food I buy (this is more by choice, I would not say almost all food on the market) is local, but there isn't much more. My silverware is, so are my dishes, but again most of what's on the market is produced elsewhere.

I'm not too concerned with the transportation problem with stuff produced in the EU, but of course like anywhere else a huge portion of consumer goods are from China.

And of course just because something is manufactured somewhere, doesn't mean the parts or resources might not be from somewhere completely different.




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#6 12 years ago

I will burn ever American Flag that has a made in China seal on it why? because if the American Flag isn't made in America, its not an American Flag




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#7 12 years ago
nanobot_swarm;4297518I will burn ever American Flag that has a made in China seal on it why? because if the American Flag isn't made in America, its not an American Flag

Like the way people in america make Mexican Chicken and they can't call it Mexican? Right... It is of Mexican Design, and so should the "American" Flag be a American Design, even if its made in china?




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#8 12 years ago
nanobot_swarm;4297518I will burn ever American Flag that has a made in China seal on it why? because if the American Flag isn't made in America, its not an American Flag

American flags made in the USA are out there, one way to find one is a funeral home, most of them folks only buy made in the USA american flags.




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#9 12 years ago
American flags made in the USA are out there, one way to find one is a funeral home

Or to find the maker of flags... Flag Store USA - Buy American Made US Flags, Flagpoles, State Flags, Military Flags, International Flags, Historical Flags




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#10 12 years ago

We are a service economy…that should probably tell you something right there, hence why big-ticket retail items sit in lots and display cases and has been spiraling the economy for several years. The majority of people who do the “servicing” do not get paid those higher wages like our dads and granddads had in manufacturing industries. The electronic boom was the last spurt of significance that this country had in that field, and even then most of the components were made in Taiwan or Korea. Besides, Wal-Mart and others who survive on cheaply manufactured goods would have to close their doors if we started manufacturing the majority of our products here again. But that won’t happen unless we raise tariffs on imports and that would spark a trade war similar to what nearly occurred in the automotive industry between the US and Japan back in the late seventies and early eighties.




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