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.
These critical minerals are needed for tech, defense, and industry, yet most of them are mainly imported from outside of the United States.
Which commodities crushed it in 2017, and how did performance compare to years in the past decade? It's the return of this popular annual feature.
To get off fossil fuels, we'll need other finite resources such as rare metals and minerals. Here are the resources that will power the green revolution.
Nickel is the most important metal by mass in lithium-ion batteries, and its role is only increasing going forward.
Boron is an unlikely hero in our modern lives. It can be found throughout our homes, in our walls, glass, metals, and even our smartphone screens.
Based on the teardown of a Chevy Bolt, this chart reveals how annual commodity demand would be affected in a hypothetical 100% EV world.
With global mining giants like Barrick and Goldcorp setting up shop in the Yukon, the territory's famed mineral potential may finally come to realization.
Here's how all major commodities have done so far this year, as well as one chart that shows why they could still be very cheap for...
How Chile became a copper powerhouse, and how this helped to propel its economy to become the richest and freest in Latin America.