By The Numbers

The fault in our turkeys

Marketplace Staff Nov 26, 2015
40 to 46 percent

That’s the estimated drop in price for turkey thighs, according to one agricultural economist. The reason? With this year’s outbreak of bird flu, many countries that once purchased our unwanted dark turkey meat instituted bans on U.S. imports — hence the drop in pricing. The price of white meat, however, has nearly doubled.

$2.1 billion

According to a leaked analysis by the French treasury, that’s how much the attacks on Paris will cost the French economy by way of lower consumer spending and reduced tourism. However, as Quartz reports, the department has asserted that the figure is an early estimate.

6.5 percent

That’s how much the toy industry grew in the first half of 2015, due in part to a strong economy, but also to blockbusters like Disney’s “Frozen.” And with “Star Wars” toys hitting the shelves towards the holiday season, 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for toys.

$20 billion

That’s the size of the footwear market in the U.S. And who wins big in such a gargantuan industry? Portland, Oregon. Over the years, the city has developed into a hub for sneaker design. In fact, when Under Armour opens its new sneaker design firm there, it will do so not far from Nike’s world headquarters, as well as Adidas’ North American headquarters.

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