Here’s an interesting and quick item to check out on a Friday. This map gives an attractive, at-a-glace look at some of the world’s key natural resources, organized by country. A couple of things to note that are East Asia-related: China  leads more categories (at least on this map) than any other country, including wheat, cotton, gold and rice. Thailand and Indonesia  also are represented, as leaders in rubber production.
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It's usually worth noting the source of the data used for these types of graphics. The sources named are the CIA World Factbook , the USDA World Crop Supply Assessment and the British Geological Survey's World Mineral Statistics .