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Videotape rentals from video libraries in 1992:

453,000,000,

Borrowings from public libraries:

578,600,000

Percentage of each benefit dollar spent by private health insurers in the US on business costs:

37.2

By Canadian single-payer public health insurers:

0.9

Hospital services spending per American:

dollars 2,566

Per Canadian:

dollars 1,837

Percentage of UK company directors who get free private health insurance:

87

Spending on programme imports by UK TV broadcasters in 1986:

pounds 99,000,000

In 1992:

233,000,000

Levy paid to the Treasury annually by Yorkshire-Tyne Tees commercial television:

pounds 52,700,000

By Central:

pounds 2,000

Asian immigrants to Canada in 1957:

3,244

In 1991:

119,955

European immigrants to Canada in 1957:

257,540

In 1991:

48,055

Percentage of UK 1st-class mail delivered overnight:

90

Italian:

14

Sources: British Videogram Association/BFI Handbook 1994/CIPFA; Library Association; Citizen Action/Krantz, L; America by Numbers, Houghton Mifflin, NY; ibid; Canada News (CS-1990); ibid; Institute of Directors'

Salaries; CSO Bulletin; ibid; Independent Television Commission; ibid; The 1994 Canadian Global Almanac, Macmillan Canada; ibid; ibid; ibid; The Economist; ibid.

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