Cement

China is building like mad. China is making (and using) 8X as much cement as the US. I’ve seen images of the construction boom in coastal Chinese cities, but I wouldn’t have guessed at this level of production.

World cement production
Annual production of cement by country in billions of metric tons. By way of theoildrum.com, Source USGS 2006 report and the USGS 2008 report.

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