China Using 10 Times More Cement Than Anyone Else

The Oil Drum charts recent figures released by the U.S. Geological Survey, which show a stunning growth in cement use (and therefore, presumably, building activity) in China as compared to world usage.

The chart shows China using approximately 1.3 gigatons in 2007. India is the next largest consumer of cement, significantly lower at just under .2 gigtons. China's usage is increasing steadily every year, while the United States consumption has remained flat at around .1 gigatons.

Full Story: A Pretty Stunning Graph of World Cement Usage (and China Is Certainly Using It)


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