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Coronavirus (COVID-19) infographics

27 March, 2020

Last update: 22 May 2020, 3.10pm (BST) – v.1.2

Coronavirus: museums closures and reopenings - infographic [v.1.2]

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Several countries allow museums to reopen after closures because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Museums are now allowed to open in:
Hong Kong, Poland, Germany (since 4 May)
Slovakia (6 May)
Switzerland, Czechia (11 May)
New Zealand (14 May)
Australia – Northern Territory (15 May)
Italy, Belgium, France (small museums only), Greece (18 May) – in Greece only archaeological sites are open – museums will open on the 15th of June.

Last update: 15 Apr 2020, 10.10am (BST) – v.1.0

Coronavirus lockdowns: which countries ease and which extend - infographic [v.1.0]

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As the increase of coronavirus cases has flattened in some European countries, governments ease restrictions while others extend the lockdowns.

In Spain, construction sites and factories are allowed to resume work since Monday 13, April.

In Italy, booksellers, stationery shops and baby clothes shops are allowed to open and computer production & paper manufacturing businesses are allowed to open since Tuesday, 14 April.

On the same, in Austria, garden centres, hardware and DIY stores commenced business. And in Poland restrictions will be eased from Saturday, 19 April.

On the other hand, France extends the lockdown until 11 May. Similarly in Nigeria there is a 14-day lockdown extention in the capital Abuja and states Lagos and Ogun (until end of 27 April).

In Portugal the border closure with Spain has been extended until 15 May.

In Sudan there will be a 3-week lockdown in Khartoum (starting on Saturday, 19 April).

Though India extended the lockdown until the 3rd of May, at the same time farming, banking and public works sectors are now allowed to open.

Coronavirus cases & related deaths: percentage of the world total by country (Based on data up to 29 June 2020, 09.33am BST)

Coronavirus pandemic: countries affected most - percentage of the world total cases by country [v.2.1]

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Cases: percentage of the world total by country (Total cases worldwide: 10,154,984)

% of the world total
1 USA 25.10 2,549,069
2 Brazil 13.24 1,344,143
3 Russia 6.30 640,246
4 India 5.40 548,318
5 United Kingdom 3.08 312,653

One in four (25.10%)  have occurred in the US and the top-five countries in number of cases make a little more than half (53.12%) of all the cases worldwide.


Coronavirus pandemic: countries affected most - percentage of the world total deaths by country [v.2.2]

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Deaths: percentage of the world total by country (Total deaths worldwide: 502,048)

% of the world total
1 USA 25.02 125,588
2 Brazil 11.37 57,070
3 United Kingdom 8.69 43,634
4 Italy 6.92 34,738
5 France 5.93 29,781

One in four of the deaths (25.02%)  have occurred in the US.

Last update: 19 May 2020, 11.32am (GMT) – v.1.8

Countries with highest number of coronavirus cases (Top-10) & countries with highest number of cases per thousand people.

Coronavirus pandemic: countries affected most [v.1.8 - 19 May 2020] - Cases by country and cases by country per thousand people

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Countries with highest number of coronavirus cases (Top-10)

1 USA 1,508,957
2 Russia 299,941
3 Brazil 255,368
4 United Kingdom 247,709
5 Spain 231,606
6 Italy 225,886
7 France 180,051
8 Germany 177,289
9 Turkey 150,593
10 Iran 122,492

Countries with highest number of cases per thousand people

1 San Marino 19.3
2 Vatican City 15.0
3 Qatar 12.0
4 Andorra 9.7
5 Luxembourg 6.4
6 Iceland 5.3
7 Singapore 5.0
8 Ireland 5.0
9 Spain 5.0
10 Belgium 4.8

Some countries with small population top the table including San Marino (total population 33,860 people), Vatican City (800) and Andorra (77,142).

Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
United Nations Statistics Division Total population, both sexes combined (thousands)

Coronavirus cases in Greece (infographic)

9 March, 2020

8th update (version 1.7 – 23 March 2020, 08.00am GMT): Total number of cases is now 624 – Dead: 15 – Recovered: 19 – Tested: 8,006 – In hospital: 124

There are 15 fatalities in Greece from the coronavirus: 12 men and 3 women. Their average age was 77 years.

Coronavirus cases in Greece (infographic) [ver. 1.7]

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On the top of the infographic a timeline shows important dates including the first cases of an unknown virus in China (end of 2019), the first case outside China (Taiwan – 13 January 2020) and the first case in Greece (Thessaloniki – a traveller returning from north Italy, 26 February 2020).

Coronavirus in Greece: Early cases and Routes of the virus to Greece [v.2.0]

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Greek Ministry of Health Press releases
Al Jazeera Media Network Timeline: How the new coronavirus spread

Older versions of this post:
As at the time of writing of this post (09 March 2020, 11.55am GMT) 73 coronavirus cases have been officially announced in Greece.

First update (version 1.1 – 09 March 2020, 10.30pm GMT): 11 more cases were announced bringing the total to 84 cases.

Second update (version 1.2 – 11 March 2020, 13.45pm GMT): Total number of cases is now 99.

Third update (version 1.3 – 13 March 2020, 10.15am GMT): Total number of cases is now 117 – First fatality and two people recovered on 12 March.

4th update (version 1.4 – 15 March 2020, 07.10am GMT): Total number of cases is now 228 – Dead: 3 – Recovered: 8

5th update (version 1.4.1 – 15 March 2020, 15.45pm GMT): Total number of cases is now 228 – Dead: 4 – Recovered: 8 – Tested: 3,400

6th update (version 1.5 – 16 March 2020, 05.30am GMT): Total number of cases is now 331 – Dead: 4 – Recovered: 10 – Tested: ≈4,000

7th update (version 1.6 – 17 March 2020, 05.45am GMT): Total number of cases is now 352 – Dead: 4 – Recovered: 10 – Tested: 4,320

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 – Height of the players and other interesting facts (infographic)

3 September, 2019
Infographic about the height of the players of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

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The infographic above illustrates the height of the players of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 (China, 31 August – 15 September 2019).

Serbian Boban Marjanovic is the tallest player of the tournament (2.22m – 7’3”). Serbia is the tallest team with an average height of 2.06m per player). Greece is the second tallest team (2.04m).

In the previous, 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Greece had the tallest team and Serbia the second tallest.

On the other end of the spectrum, Philippines team for the second consecutive World Cup have the shortest (on average) players (1.93m).

4 players have a height of 1.78m and thus are the shortest:
• Yago Mateus (Brazil)
• Andrew Albicy (France)
• Ryusei Shinoyama (Japan) and
• Mark Barroca (Philippines)

All of them are Point Guards (1) which is the position with the shortest players: 1.88m on average.

Centers are the tallest: 2.09m on average.

The table below shows average heights of all the teams and the various positions of the players.

Height of:(cm)(ft)
Boban MARJANOVIC, Serbia – Center2227’3”
Centers – Average209.36’10”
Power Forwards – Average204.66’9”
All Forwards (average)202.36’8”
Czech Republic200.26’7”
Small Forwards200.06’7”
All Players (average)198.96’6”
Cote d’Ivoire198.56’6”
New Zealand198.36’6”
Puerto Rico195.06’5”
Shooting Guards194.06’4”
Dominican Republic193.56’4”
All Guards (average)190.66’3”
Point Guards188.46’2”
Shortest Player (4 players)178.05’10”

Another way to examine the height of the players and their teams is by the box-and-whisker plot:

Box-and-whisker plot about the height of the players of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

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  • The shortest player of Serbia is 1.95m tall
  • There are no players of Greece and Italy shorter than 1.90m
  • There is no player of Venezuela taller than 2.05m
  • Italy has players with the narrowest height range; all of them are between 1.90m and 2.08m; half of them are between 1.98 and 2.03m

Age of the players

The youngest player of the tournament is Aleksander Roman BALCEROWSKI of the Polish team. Born on 19 November 2000, he is 18 years, 9 months and 12 days old on the day (31 August 2019) the World Cup begins.

He is followed by Andrew NEMBHARD of Canada (b. 16 Jan 1999 – 19 years, 7 months and 15 days old) and Abraham SIE of Cote d’Ivoire who has his 20th birthday on the first day of the tournament.

The youngest team is China: 26 years, 1 month and 2 days (average player). Second youngest is USA: 26 years, 2 months and 29 days.

On the opposite side the oldest team is Tunisia: 32 years, 1 month and 5 days  old is their average player.

The oldest player of the tournament is Angola’s Eduardo MINGAS: born on 29 January 1979, he is 40 years, 7 months and 2 days old at the beginning of the Cup.

He is followed by Brazil’s Alex GARCIA (b. 4 Apr 1980 – 39 years, 5 months and 27 days) and Argentina’s Luis SCOLA (b. 30 Apr 1980 – 38 years, 4 months and 1 day old).


There are 53 players in the FIBA World Cup 2019 who were playing in NBA at the end of the previous season (2018-2019).

All 12 players of the USA team are NBAers. Australia has 6 NBAers, France 5, Nigeria, Serbia and Spain have 4 each, Germany and Turkey have 3 each, Brazil, Italy, Lithuania, Japan and Canada have 2 each, Montenegro has 1 and Greece has NBA’s MVP Giannis ANTETOKOUNMPO.

FIBA FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 | Teams

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The booming of vegan options at fast food chains (infographic)

10 July, 2019
Infographic about vegan options of fast food chains in the UK (McDonald's, Greggs, Subway, KFC)
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We are in the last week that KFC trials in 20 of its restaurants, “The Imposter”, a vegan burger with a taste similar to its chicken equivalents.

Half of the participating restaurants are in the West Midlands (e.g. Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley), nine are in Bristol and just one in London (Gloucester Road).

On Friday, 21 June 2019, four days after the launch date of the trial, KFC tweeted that the burger had sold out. It took them 11 days to restock and the burger will be available until the 14th of July.

KFC couldn’t afford to ignore vegans. Though they make up only 1% of the total UK population (according to research by YouGov), the percentage is increasing: 2% of the non-vegan people in the UK plan to become vegans in the next 12 months.

YouGov data also show that there are specific segments of the population in which the percentage of vegans is higher: it’s 3% in 18-34 year-old women and 4% among Londoners.

Perhaps another reason why KFC was tempted to offer an option available for vegans is the success Greggs has with its vegan sausage roll and the much higher popularity it has among vegans.

Just before the launch of the Imposter burger, 20% of vegans were recent customers of Greggs while only 2% had recently eaten at a KFC restaurant. The equivalent numbers of the total population were 16 and 11 per cent respectively.

The increase of the popularity of Greggs among vegans was built gradually. In the second half of 2017 (July – December) 6% of the vegans would consider buying from Greggs. It went to 8% the next semester. Days before the 2nd half of 2018 begun, Greggs introduced the vegan-friendly Mexican Bean Wrap. The Consideration almost doubled (14%). Finally with the launch of the vegan sausage roll on the 3rd of January 2019, the Consideration percentage almost doubled again (26%) in the first half of 2019.

During the same period (second half of 2017 – first half of 2019) the percentage of vegans considering buying from KFC was stable, around 3%.

Greggs and now KFC are not the only fast food chains experimenting with options suitable for vegans. Between 4 October – 21 November 2017 McDonald’s trialled a vegan burger in Tampere, Finland.

Back in the UK, on the same day that Greggs launched the vegan sausage roll (3 January 2019), McDonald’s started offering the Spicy Veggie wrap. Subway followed on 17 April with a vegan sub.

The following table compares the flagship vegan options of the four high street chains (Subway, Greggs, McDonald’s and KFC):

NameVegan SubVegan Sausage RollThe Spice Veggie One WrapImposter Burger
Pricefrom £3.80£12.99
(£1.99 on Mondays)
Energy371 kcal
(standard 6″ sub)
312 kcal364 kcal450 kcal
Ingredients of ‘meat’Sweet peppers, red onions, spinach, garlic and chilliMycoprotein (fungi-based protein) made by Quorn, herbs and spicesyellow split peas, tomato, breadcrumb, cooked Arborio rice and moreQuorn fillet, herbs and spices


The vegan sausage roll from Greggs is the cheapest among the four options: £1. The wrap by McDonald’s and the burger by KFC cost £2.99 though you can buy the McDonald’s wrap for £1.99 on Mondays (McDonald’s wrap of the day offer). Subway’s vegan sub starts from £3.80 making it the most expensive option.


At 312 kcal the vegan sausage roll (Greggs) is the lowest in energy while KFC’s burger 450 kcal makes it the highest calorie option.


While we have mentioned four fast food chains that include/trial vegan options in their menu, there are plenty of other options suitable for vegans from other dining chains. And with the number of vegans increasing their future looks bright. Most likely the success of the trial period of the Imposter will make it a permanent item of KFC’s menu.


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UK Newspaper Front Page Headlines Review for July 2018 (infographic)

6 August, 2018

With the advertising in UK national newspapers rising for the first time after 2010 [ ] here is an infographic about the headlines of the papers and their price.

The UK newspapers

The review of the UK newspaper front page headlines took place during July 2018. In total all the July issues of 14 UK newspapers were examined. Here is the list of the 14 newspapers:

The headlines

In total there were 371 front pages / headlines which contained 2,326 words. In the world cloud the words are represented following a few ‘rules’:

  • Some words with the same root (e.g. various forms of a noun or/and a verb) have been grouped together and represented by a single word in order to have a fairer visualisation. For example there was one instance of the words “abuse”, “abused” and “abusers” each. It has been represented as if there were 3 instances of the word “abuse”.
  • The word Boris (8 instances) has been grouped with the word “Johnson” (6 instances) and presented as “Johnson” (14 instances).
  • Same goes for “Donald” / “Trump” / “Trump’s” – they are presented as “Trump”
  • “World” + “Cup” have been joined together (left as it was) “World Cup”
  • Common English words (e.g. “a”, “and”, “as” etc.) are not represented in the word cloud

Most used words were:

  1. Brexit (69 times)
  2. May (54 times)
  3. Trump (28 times)
  4. deal (23 times – most often as “trade deal”)
  5. Johnson (14 times)
  6. Tories (14 times)
  7. warn (13 times)
  8. trade (12 times)
  9. EU (11 time)
  10. MP (11 times)

The number of words per headline each newspaper uses was also examined. The average of all newspapers was 6.2 words per headline. Excluding the freesheets it seems that the price of the newspapers and the number of words they use per (front page) headline is roughly in proportion.

The Financial Times had the longest headlines: 10.2 words on average. It also has the highest price. The Guardian followed with 8.8 words per headline. Both newspapers had the three longest headlines overall with 13 words each:

  • “May ditches hope of keeping City in tight tie-up with EU after Brexit” (The Daily Telegraph, 12 July)
  • “PM to push Trump on trade deal as Tory anger over Brexit grows” (The Guardian, 13 July) and
  • “EU is my foe, says Trump as he heads for summit with Putin” (The Guardian, 16 July).

On the other end of the spectrum The Sun used 3.9 words per headline and it has the second lowest price. It’s also the newspaper with the most 1-word headlines (4: “Yeeess!”, “Airhead”, “Gnaws” and “Caught”). It has a tendency for pun headlines (“Hand of Jord“ – 4 July, “Donald Thump!” – 11 July, “Dim blue line” – 17 July, “Bake to the future” – 27 July) but it faces fierce competition from the Daily Star (“Let us spray” – 5 July, “Dyer hard” – 6 July, “Banana drama” – 7 July, “The water in Majorca don’t look like what it oughta!” – 18 July, “Brits go loco as it’s hotter than Acapulco” – 23 July).

Newspaper Words per headline (average in July 2018) Price of the weekday issues (in £)
The Financial Times / FT Weekend 10.2 2.70
The Guardian / The Observer 8.8 2.00
The Daily Telegraph / The Sunday Telegraph 7.7 1.80
The Times / The Sunday Times 7.2 1.60
Evening Standard 6.2 Free
Sunday People 6.2 N/A (Sunday issue only)
City A.M. 6.0 Free
i / i weekend 5.4 0.60
Daily Express / Sunday Express 5.4 0.60
Daily Star 5.4 0.40
Daily Mail / The Mail on Sunday 5.2 0.65
Daily Mirror / Sunday Mirror 5.2 0.75
Metro 4.9 Free
The Sun 3.9 0.50

The Price

Apart from the freesheets (Metro, City A.M. and Evening Standard) the price of daily/weekday newspapers ranges from 40p (Daily Star) to £2.70 (Financial Times) with £1.16 being the average price.

Sunday editions are the priciest of all (£1.64 on average). The cheapest is once more the Daily Star Sunday (£1.00) and the most expensive The Observer, which is the Sunday edition of The Guardian, costs £3.00.

The Saturday/weekend newspapers stand, in terms of price, somewhere between the daily and the Sunday ones: £1.61 on average. The cheapest is again the Daily Star (60p) while the price of FT Weekend is £3.90 which is the most expensive of the newspapers examined.

Generally speaking the prices of weekday, Saturday and Sunday newspapers can be described with the following inequality:

Price of weekday papers < Price of Saturday papers < Price of Sunday papers

An exception to the above is The Telegraph where the Saturday edition costs more than The Sunday Telegraph (prices are £2.20 and £2.00 respectively).

It seems that some papers consider their price as a competitive advantage to the point they advertise how much cheaper they are than their competitor on their masthead. So the Daily Star highlights that it’s “10p cheaper than The Sun” (“20p cheaper than the sinking Sun” on Daily Star Sunday) while The Sun brags that it costs “25p less than the Daily Mirror” (“50p less” on Saturdays).

The Strapline

Most UK newspapers include a strapline by their masthead which in most cases features an award the newspaper has received e.g. The Times: “Britain’s most trusted national newspaper” or a kind of the mission of the newspaper e.g. Daily Mirror: “Fighting for you”.

There must be so many awards that so many newspapers have won one. The Daily Telegraph is “Britain’s best-selling quality daily”, Mail on Sunday is “Sunday newspaper of the year”, Financial Times is “Newspaper of the year”, Metro is “The world’s most popular free newspaper” and Sunday People is “Campaigning newspaper of the year”.

There is nothing compared to the Daily Express though, which claims to be “The world’s greatest newspaper”.

However, only the i weekend newspaper reveals who awarded them: “Launch of the year – 2018 British Media Awards”.

The weekday i’s strapline falls to the ‘mission’ type: “Quality, concise – the future of independent journalism”.

Other ‘mission’ type straplines include “For a greater Britain” (The Sun), “Business with personality” (City A.M.) and “Proud to support our forces” (Daily Star).

The Daily Star has also claimed to be “Your official Love Island paper” and “Home of the page 3 girl”.


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Flagship smartphones compared [infographic]

13 September, 2017

This article and infographic were updated on 5 October 2017 after the launch of Google Pixel 2.

The infographic compares the primary/front cameras, dimensions, display dimensions and price of five flagship smartphones: Nokia 8, Sony Xperia XZ1, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2 XL.

Dimensions and display dimension
Although the iPhone X is the smallest among the four phones compared it comes second in display size (5.8″) with Samsung Galaxy Note8 having the largest (6.3)”.

In terms of size (dimensions) of the pictures taken the Sony Xperia™ XZ1 leads with 19MP primary camera photos and 13MP for the front camera. It’s the only phone though without a dual primary camera. On the other (lower) end of the spectrum iPhone X has a 12MP primary camera and 7MP front camera.

Apple’s iPhone X is the most expensive phone from the four compared: it costs from £999. Samsung Galaxy Note8 follows at £869, Pixel 2 XL costs £799, Sony Xperia™ XZ1 costs £599 and finally Nokia 8 is the cheapest at £499.

Nokia 8
Sony Xperia™ XZ1
Samsung Galaxy Note8
Apple iPhone X

Google Pixel 2 XL

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Avocados in the news [infographic] – “Avocado hand”

19 July, 2017

Avocados have earned lots of publicity recently: avocado hand, stolen avocados and laser tagging of avocados were perhaps the ones commented most. In a series of infographics we try to explore in a visual way some of the news.

Avocados in the news #1: “Avocado hand”

On the 10th of May (2017), The Times published an article about “avocado hand”, injuries taking place during avocado cutting/slicing. The article was featuring BAPRAS Honorary Secretary, Simon Eccles, who said he treats on average 4 people a week for avocado hand. He was also suggesting that avocados should carry warning labels.

This was not something that came out of the blue: in fact there have been several other occasions where accidents with avocados have made it in the news (see the timeline on the top of the infographic). Back in 2004, a chef, who cut his finger while trying to cut an avocado, sued a hotel in Scotland for a £25K compensation.

About three years later (21 November 2006), The Guardian featured an article titled “Are avocados a health hazard?” where a surgeon was suggesting that “avocados should come with a health warning”.

In August 2012, Hollywood actress Meryl Streep appeared with a bandaged hand after slicing her hand while cutting an avocado.

And in New Zealand, Kiwi songstress Brooke Fraser had surgery for avocado wounds back in 2015.

Interestingly it’s from New Zealand that we have some statistics about the matter; they show that avocado-related accidents are on the rise: 118 claims in 2014, 137 in 2015 and 162 in 2016 (ACC data).

On average, between 2014-2016, 83% of the claims for avocado hand were made by women (in total: 346 women – 71 men).

In order to avoid avocado hand the main idea is not to hold with/cup in your naked hand an avocado while you have a knife on the other trying to cut it or remove its stone.

Firstly (Step 1) place the avocado flat on a cutting board, put the hand that doesn’t hold the knife on top (in order to stabilise it) and slice it in half. This is a rather dangerous part of the process. The knife can slip on the relatively hard skin of the avocado and end in your hand. So it’s important you don’t hold with/cup in your hand the avocado.

Separate (Step 2) the two halves by rotating them against each other.

The next thing you need to do is to take the half with the stone and remove the stone out of it. This is the step where most accidents happen.

Either the stone is hard (as it should be) but the knife slips on it and ends on the hand that holds it or the stone is too soft, the knife cuts the avocado through and lands on the naked hand.

As in Step 1 the idea is not to hold the avocado with your hand. Instead put it on the cutting surface and hit the stone with the knife, twist it and it will get out.

Avocado hand accidents have as a result nerve and tendon injuries and in some cases the hand never recovers 100% so it pays to be careful.

The Times Holy guacamole, that’s got to hurt!
BBC Chef sues hotel over cut finger
The Guardian Are avocados a health hazard?
Daily News Injured Meryl Streep steps out with bandaged hand at ‘Hope Springs’ premiere
Stuff Avocado injuries keep medical staff busy

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For every Rolls-Royce sold: how sales of Rolls-Royce compare to other car brands in Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2017 [infographic]

15 May, 2017

Rolls-Royce sold 733 cars in Q1 2017.

Ferrari sold: 2,003 units,

Maserati: 11,900 units,

Tesla*: 25,000 units,

Porsche: 59,689 units,

MINI: 83,059 units.

Thus, for every Rolls-Royce sold there were also sold: 3 Ferraris, 16 Maseratis, 34 Teslas*, 81 Porsches and 113 MINIs.

The infographic visualises how many cars each brand sold for every Rolls-Royce.

At the bottom of the infographic there is a bubble chart comparing the sales of each brand.

* Tesla Motors publishes data based on deliveries; not sales

Ferrari Ferrari N.V. Interim Report For the three months ended March 31, 2017
FCA Group FCA 2017 First Quarter Results
Tesla Motors Tesla Q1 2017 Vehicle Production and Deliveries

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The new pound coin and comparison to other world coins (infographic)

28 March, 2017

The new £1 coin debuts today, 28 March 2017, and we have designed an infographic comparing some of its features to other world coins.

Its diameter is slightly bigger than the existing (‘old’) pound: 23.43mm (was 22.5mm). Compared to the 1 euro coin (⌀23.25mm) it’s almost the same. The new coin’s diameter is smaller than the Australian (⌀25mm) and the Canadian dollar (⌀26.5mm).

It’s slimmer than the old pound (2.8mm from 3.15mm) but it remains relatively thick; only the Australian dollar is thicker (3mm). The 1 euro coin is 2.33mm thick and the Canadian dollar (loonie) is even thinner at 1.95mm.

As a result the loonie is the lightest among the coins compared (6.27g) while the heaviest was the old pound (9.5g). The new pound is a bit less heavy (8.75g); still heavier than the euro (7.5g) but lighter than the Australian dollar (9g).

The Royal Mint The new pound coin
The Gazette Proclamation determining the specifications and design for a new one pound coin
European Central Bank Common sides of euro coins
Royal Australian Mint The one dollar coin
Royal Canadian Mint The 1-dollar coin, familiarly known as the ‘loonie’

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The business week (21-25 November 2016) in an infographic

25 November, 2016

Another end-of-the-business-week infographic where we look at some of the business news that attracted our attention during the week.

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Kingfisher (B&Q, Screwfix) announced its Q3 results. Worldwide sales were £2,955m; an increase of 1.8% on like-for-like sales. Of the total sales, UK & Ireland’s share was 42.1%, France’s 38.8%a and Poland’s 11.4% . In the UK and Ireland (B&Q & Screwfix stores) the like-for-like increase was 5.8%.

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Gatwick Airport H1 (ending 30 September 2016) Results | Thursday, 24 November 2016

In the first half of its financial year (ending 30 September 2016) Gatwick airport achieved a record-high 25m passengers . Total Revenue was £445.2m; 20% of the revenue comes from retail and another 12% from car parking.

Black Friday in the UK: Facts & Figures | Friday, 25 November 2016

Some facts, figures, forecasts related to Black Friday in the UK include:

  • ASDA, the company which ‘imported’ Black Friday from the US does not participate in the event for a second consecutive year. In 2013, it had sold 10,000 TV sets in one hour of trading
  • According to due to Black Friday related incidents 7 people have died in the US between 2006-2014. Another 98 have been injured.
  • the total sales forecast for this Black Friday in the UK is £2bn
  • Britons spent on shopping £3.74bn (almost double the amount) on 26 December (Boxing Day) 2015
  •’s revenue on Singles Day in China was £14bn on 11 November 2016.

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