Thee infographic looks at which countries produce the raw materials and natural resources we all need and use every day. Who mines the copper, grows the timber, makes the cement and harvests the coffee all fueling our modern lives? We’ve found out exactly this, featuring the top three producers of each material and the value of the global output.
Top 3 countries producing the raw materials we use every day…
WHICH countries produce the raw materials we all need and use every day? Who mines the copper, grows the timber, makes the cement and harvests the coffee all fueling our modern lives?
BullionVault’s latest infographic shows the global output in Dollar terms of the world’s most important natural resources and raw materials, plus the top 3 countries where they originate.
China dominates the production of many natural resources. In fact, of the 17 substances below, China is the largest producer of 9 of them. China produces a staggering amount of silk (84%), lead (52%) and coal (47%). Meanwhile, Latin American countries lead the production of coffee beans and silver.
In 2015, China was also the biggest gold-producing country for the 7th year running, responsible for 14% of world mining output, while Mexico produced 21% of the world’s silver and South Africa turned out a massive 71% of all the world’s platinum.
What about oil, gas, cement, wool, honey and many other resources? You will find as mentioned above that China dominates many categories and Australia and Russia also. Additionally, when it comes to the most important and valuable resource of all, crude oil, Saudi Arabia and Russia are tied for the lead.
Take a look at the infographic below to discover which countries lead production of the raw materials we all rely on.