> China has 19% of the worlds population, but consumes &
……. 53% of the world’s cement
……. 48% of the world’s iron ore
……. 47% of the world’s coal
……. and the majority of just about every major commodity.
> In 2010, China produced 11 times more steel than the United States.
> New World Record: China made and sold 18 million vehicles in 2010.
> There are more pigs in China than in the next 43 pork-producing nations combined:
China = 446.4 million pigs
US = 65.9
Brazil = 40.0
Viet Nam = 26.7
Germany = 26.7
Spain = 26.3
Russia = 16.1
Mexico = 15.6
Poland = 15.4
France = 14.8
India = 14.0
Canada = 13.8
Philppines = 13.7
Denmark = 12.7
Netherland = 12.0
Japan = 9.7
Italy = 9.3
South Korea = 9.2
Thailand = 7.8
> China currently has the worlds fastest train and the worlds largest high-speed rail network.
> China is currently the number one producer in the world of wind and solar power.
> China currently controls more than 90% of the total global supply of rare earth elements.
> In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to 2nd place in the world in published scientific research articles .
> China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the globe
> At the end of March 2011, China accumulated US$3.04 trillion in foreign currency reserves – the largest stockpile on the entire globe.
> Chinese consume 50,000 cigarettes every second (Not an enviable record though)