This interactive map uses 114 metrics to measure the geopolitical power and influence of 25 countries, focusing on Asian powers and the United States.
Used in everything from autos to appliances, copper is widely watched as an economic bellwether - and this same relationship makes it a good inflation hedge.
This chart compares the economies of major powers from 1AD all the way until today, showing the impact of the Industrial Revolution and re-emergence of Asia.
Which country is the world's leading economic superpower? The world is strangely divided on this question - see the surprising answers in this chart.
After five years of downward revisions to global real GDP growth, will next week's IMF economic report finally be grounded in reality?