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List: Top Ten Raw Materials (Non-Energy) by Global Production by Value

Date: 1997

Source: Bjorn Lomborg: The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge University Press)

Base: All raw materials used by mankind other than those used for energy purposes.

Notes:

Raw Material

Cumulative Share of GDP

Total Price in US$ (billion)

Cement

1.10 %

111.8

Aluminium

0.73 %

35.1

Iron Ore

0.61 %

31.3

Copper

0.50 %

26.4

Gold

0.41 %

26.4

Nitrogen

0.32 %

18.4

Zinc

0.26 %

13.4

Gemstones

0.22 %

9.0

Nickel

0.19 %

7.5

Crushed Stone

0.16 %

7.2


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