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China's mind-boggling numbers reveal its power

Last updated on: February 11, 2013 10:20 IST

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China has quickly grown to become the world's second-largest economy with $7.3 trillion in gross domestic product. Bank of America's David Cui recently published his Not So Trivial Facts report on China. In it were some stunning facts about China's massive productive activities, according to Business Insider.

Let's take a look at China's massive productive activities.

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Image: An ethnic Miao woman wearing her traditional headwear made of silver on the Miao's New Year's day in Leishan county, southeast Guizhou province, China.
Photographs: Sheng Li/Reuters

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Air conditioners

Chinese air conditioner production: 109.0 million units

China as a per cent of global total: 80.0 per cent

China produces 81.1 air conditioner units per 1,000 people, compared with 4.8 air conditioner units in the rest of the world.

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Image: A woman smiles as she runs to a taxi on a hazy day of Beijing.
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Personal computers

Chinese PC production: 320.4 million units

China as a per cent of global total: 90.6 per cent

China produces 238.3 PC units per 1,000 people compared with 5.9 units in the rest of the world.

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Image: A woman wearing a wedding dress poses for pictures in snow next to the West Lake of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
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Energy saving lamps

Chinese energy saving lamps production: 4.3 billion

China as a per cent of global total: 80.0 per cent

China's got 3.2 lamps per capita, compared to 0.2 in per capita in the rest of the world.

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Image: A college student talks on her mobile phone in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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Pork production

Chinese pork production: 51.5 million tonnes

China as a per cent of global total: 49.8 per cent

China produces 38.3 kg of pork per person, compared with 6.7 kg per person in the rest of the world.

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Image: A visitor tries on a Miao ethnic gown in Leishan county, southeast Guizhou province.
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Solar cell production capacity

Chinese solar cell production capacity: 21.8 gigawatts

China as a per cent of global total: 74 per cent

China has solar cell production capacity of 16.2 kilowatts per capita, compared with 1.4 KW per capita in the rest of the world.

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Image: Hotel guides pose for a photo in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
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Shoe production

Chinese shoe production: 12.6 billion pairs

China as a per cent of global total: 63.0 per cent

China produces 9.4 pairs of shoes per person, compared with 1.3 pairs in the rest of the world

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Image: Women attend an interview during a job fair for China Eastern Airlines flight attendants in Shanghai.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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Mobile-phone production

Chinese mobile-phone production: 1.1 billion units

China as per cent of global total: 70.6 per cent

China produces 840.7 units per 1,000 people, compared with 83.6 units per 1,000 people in the rest of the world.

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Image: A woman shops in a Louis Vuitton store in downtown Shanghai.
Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters
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Cement production

Chinese cement production: 1.8 billion tonnes

China as a per cent of global total: 60 per cent

China produces 1,390 kg of cement per person, compared with 221 kg per person in the rest of the world

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Image: A woman puts on a helmet as she stands next to a Lamborghini in Shanghai.
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Coal production

Chinese coal production: 1.8 billion tonnes of oil equivalent

China as a per cent of global total: 48.2 per cent

China produces 1.3 tonnes of oil equivalent per capita, compared with 0.3 tonnes per capita in the rest of the world

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Image: A crew member of Spring Airlines talks with travellers onboard an Airbus A320 aircraft at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai.
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Shipbuilding capacity

Chinese shipbuilding capacity: 76.6 million metric tonnes

China as a per cent of global total: 45.1 per cent

China has 57.0 tonnes of shipbuilding capacity per thousand people, compared with 16.6 tonnes per thousand people in the rest of the world


Image: A teacher falls backwards from a higher ground as students get ready to catch her during a pressure releasing exercise ahead of the National College Entrance Exams at a high school in Chongqing municipality.
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