China Consumes Mind-Boggling Amounts of Raw Materials [Chart]

There is no doubt that the world has often relied on the Chinese economic growth. 

China is responsible for consuming a big proportion of the world’s materials used in infrastructure.

Amongst some of its consumption results is: china economy

  • 54% of aluminum, 48% of copper, 50% of nickel, 45% of all steel, and 60% of concrete
  • 23% of gold and 15% of the world’s silver supply
  • 30% of rice, 22% of corn, and 17% of wheat
  • 49% of coal for power generation
  •  13% of the world’s uranium and 12% of all oil

The infographic below identifies China’s enormous consumption of raw materials and its affect on commodity producers:



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