Humanity produces a staggering amount of sand, steel, and cement every year to build the cities and spaces we live...
Global steel production has tripled over the past 50 years, with China's steel production eclipsing the rest of the world.
The UN's Food and Agricultural Organization's food price index has increased since mid-2020 for nine months straight, with meat prices lagging behind.
Rare earth metals are critical to several modern technologies. See how rare earth production has changed over time in this chart.
This massive infographic reveals the dramatic scale of 2019 non-fuel mineral global production.
As the Arctic becomes more accessible due to reduced ice cover, countries with polar real estate increasingly viewing the region through an economic lens.
Rare earth deposits exist all over the planet, but the majority of the world's rare earth metals are produced and refined in China.
In just a decade, there will be the equivalent lithium-ion battery production capacity of 22 Tesla Gigafactories, with most of that being in China.
The empirical data on which energy source has led to the fewest human deaths may not be the one you expect.
China uses more steel, cement, copper, nickel, and coal than the rest of the world combined. This chart shows China's incredible demand for commodities.