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.
As the Arctic becomes more accessible due to reduced ice cover, countries with polar real estate increasingly viewing the region through an economic lens.
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.