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    China: more concrete in 3 years than US in 20th C.

    China Used More Concrete In 3 Years Than The U.S. Used In The Entire 20th Century

    China produces and consumes about 60 percent of the world’s cement — the Three Gorges Dam alone required 16 million tonnes of it. To put China’s massive 21st century construction splurge and concrete consumption into perspective, Bill Gates made a mind-blowing comparison.

    According to his blog, between 2011 and 2013, China consumed 6.6 gigatons of concrete – that’s more than the U.S. used in the entire 20th century.
    Look at what the U.S. built between 1901 and 2000: all those skyscrapers, the Interstate, the Hoover Dam, the list goes on and on but all that concrete only amounted to 4.5 gigatons.

    China Used More Concrete In 3 Years Than The U.S. Used In The Entire 20th Century [Infographic] - Forbes

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    Are they building chop sticks out of concrete now?

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    A lot of that concrete went to build entire cities that are completely empty. What a waste.

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    Chinks R nuts.

    Megalomanic, thick as shit clones and imperialists to the last.


    Bar a few.

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    It's their education system. Taiwanese Chinese are genetically identical, but lovely and well-educated people.

    Communist Chinese are a bunch of ants.

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    Sanctions will now be imposed on China. How dare it use more concrete than the USA.

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    Three gorges dam alone used 27.2 million cubic metres (35.6×106 cu yd) of concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Sanctions will now be imposed on China. How dare it use more concrete than the USA.
    I believe there might be an equal amount of motor vehicles [4-wheeled type] in China today as well - whoever is counting comparatively.

    Don't expect this boom bubble of the last generation to burst suddenly or any time in the distant future.....it will resemble more of a leak.

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    Like a fart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Sanctions will now be imposed on China. How dare it use more concrete than the USA.
    It probably didn't. Despite what the material specs said.

    How much rebar in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post

    According to his blog, between 2011 and 2013, China consumed 6.6 gigatons of concrete
    Of which, 11.6 gigatons was paid for by the Chinese government.

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    Where's the raw product [cement] coming from?

    Shirley, it's not all domestic.

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