US economy setting the Thames on fire

The US is also the most important export destination for a fifth of all countries, because Americans consume so much that they're the engine of the US economy, it accounts for roughly two-thirds of US economic growth. That's literally consumers putting their hands in their pockets going out and buying things and it all ripples throughout the fabric of the global economy. So when the consumers are doing well in US, it actually means that businesses in other parts of the world do better as well.