are american products popular overseas?

United States
July 24, 2008 12:41am CST
we (USA) import a lot of asian products and i was wondering if other countries like USA stuff?? and if you do like american products in your country which ones?? some times i feel like americans make things that may not interest other countries so i would love to find out other wise
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@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
There are actually quite a lot moon. Here in the Philippines, I'll start off with food/drinks, Starbucks is very very famous. It is a bit expensive here though and not many could afford it. We also have Krispy Kreme. I'm just waiting for In & Out burger to have a franchise here. We have Burger King, KFC and Wendy's as well. As for other products, Hershey's would be one of the top. We do have a local chocolate manufacturer. We call it Goya but Hershey's is still the top choice most of the time. For clothing and apparel, we have Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tag, Tommy Hilfiger and much much more.
• United States
25 Jul 08
starbucks here is expensive too lol.. oh i LOVE krispy kremes.. i was thinking about getting them yesterday actually.. cool sounds like we share quite a bit between our countries
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• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Really? I thought it was not that expensive. Here, the usual Venti Caramel Frappuccino costs about $3.67 and that's already a bit too much to spend in a day. Krispy Kreme is excellent!! It's too sweet for me though. But I'm just wondering, is it really small? It's around 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter here (just an estimate). But still it's pretty darn good.. I can even taste the frosting right now. heheh. Oh and I definitely agree. We may be thousands of miles apart but these are one of the simple things we have in common.
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• United States
9 Aug 08
the doughnuts are the same size and starbucks is like 3-4 dollars here too but you can buy regular coffee or capachino at a market/store for like 1 dollar.. yeah its not great but just the difference in price puts people off from trying starbucks
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• Indonesia
9 Aug 08
hi moonlitmagikchild, there are lots of usa stuff in my country. i just notice some. i think the most are movies; hollywood and other independent usa's movies. as i am a fan of movies, i like 'your' movies . i also love movies made in europe; they are a little bit different with hollywood movies. other popular products of usa are computer its supporting products.
• United States
10 Aug 08
i think other countries movies are interesting also
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@knightrider (1083)
• India
25 Jul 08
defenitely, american products are hot, but it burns your pocket when it is brought overseas
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• United States
25 Jul 08
sad that things cost so much more when from different places
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 08
Yup, we have a lot of American products,brands and companies here. I've friends working in Microsoft, 3M, Dell,Exxon-Mobil,Wyeth and other American companies here. We have MacDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Fisher Price, American Express, even Tony Romas (though I must say I miss the real Tony Romas in US - the quality here is sadly below par) Our perception of American products is premium quality, which also means premium price!
• United States
25 Jul 08
hmm interesting!! lol whats sad is this is either the 2nd or 3rd on here so far talking about tony romas and i had to look it up because i had no clue
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
25 Jul 08
3 Americans don't know what Tony Romas is. So are you going to tell us?
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 08
Hi, I'm sorry - didn't know that you were asking me about this. Tony Roma's is an American family restaurant chain, world famous for its ribs. The award winning Baby Back Ribs are the house specialty. I first tried Tony Roma's when I was in LA around 1999 or 2000. The ribs were really good. I don't know how many other outlets they have or the locations. Maybe you can check them out from the net.
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• Malaysia
24 Jul 08
well over here at Malaysia, its almost the same as the Phillipines :) I drive a Toyota, Sony Bravia TVs, Panasonic electrical appliances, Ikea furnitures and a dell laptop :) Coz maybe in south east asia, the major brands around are the Japanese brands. But I love Tony Romas and would love to have a Ford Mustang if it's available here :)
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• United States
25 Jul 08
lol yeah ford mustangs are nice
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
25 Jul 08
You say "well over here at Malaysia, its almost the same as the Phillipines:) I drive a Toyota, Sony Bravia TVs, Panasonic electrical appliances, Ikea furnitures and a dell laptop:) " That sounds like a lot of Americans.
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• Malaysia
28 Jul 08
hmm i think Dell is American, ya the hotselling laptops here are Dell, Hp and Toshiba. But I like Hp :D How much is a recon Ford Mustang? Issit cheaper or more expensive than the Nissan Fairlady/350Z?
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@xialinye (1403)
• China
24 Jul 08
as you know,american is the powerful mighty country in the world.we are all impacted by american,no matter culture,stock market,tv series,advanced technology or life.such as nike,M&M,Mcdonalds,Ford,mircsoft etc(including there're a lot we don't know,we can't import.) as the culture,i like democracy and liberty that you all talking about,"In God We Trust ".most of american movies are presented.i like the part of competition,"only survival of the fittest ". maybe you are worried about other countries' product will replace americans.as far as i know,currently,nothing else can stop american.Hegemonism (no offense)will.
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• United States
25 Jul 08
no im wondering if our products are shipped to every one else as much as we have brought in.. i would like to think that other countries dont view our things as cheap or crap etc
@xialinye (1403)
• China
25 Jul 08
to me,i don't think they are crap.
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• United States
9 Aug 08
im glad to hear that
• Canada
31 Mar 09
I don't know if this counts as overseas, but Canada is on the other side of the border. LOL We have a lot of American products, and American media, etc. up here in canada.
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• United States
1 Apr 09
lol cool!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
24 Jul 08
No, not in the UK. There are a few US products of course but not many. I have a garden Rotavator from Connecticut and a pile of Heat Bars that a friend send from Missouri (so that doesn't really count). Chevrolet sells cars here as does Cadillac. One of our major car companies, Vauxhall, is owned by General Motors but the cars are manufactured here or elsewhere in Europe. Some foodstuffs, but most are US brands manufactured in Europe. US branded fast food restaurants abound: McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut etc. You can buy Fruit if the Loom here too. But all that stuff is manufactured elsewhere too. So all in all there is not too much here. Oh, some Hershey bars can be purchased here too. I bet that you don't get too much British stuff either!
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• United States
25 Jul 08
sounds like so far you have the most american things lol.. i think the uk influences a lot of things/trends/items in the us but i dont think they want to give you guys the credit lol
@sharay (2776)
• India
24 Jul 08
It might be have been popular if we had sellers...as of now...there are more shops only for Japanese and Chinese products which has a good market in India...USA products are got mostly from the friends and family members living out there in US, not otherwise i hope...and how is it in U.S, do you get to buy the products from India there?
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• United States
25 Jul 08
there are some products i have seen that come from india but not as much nowadays.. but then again im not exactly looking to see every time i buy something either so it may be more than i know
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
24 Jul 08
Hello, I am an Indian,living in a city for the last seventy years and I dont find a market of American products.rather the market has been captured by the Japanese and Chinese products.in this market you will get all sorts of electrical and electronic goods at cheaper prices.almost all my electronic goods are of japan or China products.infact the computer which i am currently working is a China product.thanx.
• United States
25 Jul 08
yeah america doesnt seem to like american electronics either since all of ours are usually the same as you guys (japan or china) lol
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Living in the United States, I am anxious to see the responses. This an interesting topic that hopefully will get a lot of responses. I am very curious.
• United States
25 Jul 08
me too.. i always see so many other countries products here that i have always wondered