BullionVault’s latest infographic identifies the global output in dollar terms of the world’s most important natural resources and raw materials.
It also indicates the top three countries they originate from, with China dominating production for many natural resources.
Of the 17 materials listed, China is the largest producer of nine of them. Last year, China was the biggest gold producing country for the seventh year in a row and was also responsible for 14 per cent of the world’s mining output.
Alternatively, South Africa produced 71 per cent of the world’s platinum while Mexico produced 21 per cent of the world’s silver.
Take a look at the infographic below for more on the top countries that produce particular raw materials: