Fourth of July: By the numbers

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$3.8 million: In 2012, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($3.6 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.


$614,115: Dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2012. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $188,824 worth.

$302.7 million: Dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation’s manufacturers in 2007, according to the latest published economic census statistics.