China Using 10 Times More Cement Than Anyone Else

<p>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.</p>
June 18, 2008, 7am PDT | Tim Halbur
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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.

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Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 in The Oil Drum
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