Where Do Our Raw Materials Come From?

Where Do Our Raw Materials Come From?

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.
Take a look at the infographic below to discover which countries lead production of the raw materials we all rely on.

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