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)


Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
T-shirt with map of Chicago

Show your city pride

Men's Ultrasoft CityFabric© tees. Six cities available.