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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Visualizing The World’s Gold & Silver Coin Production Vs. Money Creation

Both precious metals and cash serve as safe haven assets, intended to limit losses during market turmoil. However, as Visual Capitalist's Jenna Ross notes, while modern currencies can be printed by central governments, precious metals derive value from their scarcity. In this infographic from Texas Precious Metals, we compare the value of the world’s gold and…

Visualizing The State Of 5G Networks Worldwide

By 2025, the world will reach 1.8 billion 5G connections - led by Developed Asia and North America, two regions that could each see nearly half of mobile connections operating on 5G networks. This sweeping rollout relies on infrastructure capacities, and, as Visual Capitalist's Iman Ghosh notes, many operators are buying in big to usher in 5G…

Visualizing How Much Revenue Automakers Generate Every Second (Don’t Show TSLA Bulls)

Since their invention, automobiles have been a driving force of the global economy. Used by millions of people to get to work, transport goods, and travel, the modern automobile has become ubiquitous in our daily lives. So much so, that, as Visual Capitalist's Marcu Lu details below, a whopping 92 million cars were produced in just 2019.…

Visualizing Where The Next Billion Internet Users Come From?

Internet adoption has steadily increased over the years - it’s more than doubled since 2010. But, as Visual Capitalist's Carmen Ang details below, despite its widespread use, a significant portion of the global population still isn’t connected to the internet, and in certain areas of the world, the number of disconnected people skews towards higher percentages. Using…

From Bean To Brew: Visualizing The Coffee Supply Chain

What Does The Coffee Supply Chain Look Like? There’s a good chance your day started with a cappuccino, or a cold brew, and you aren’t alone. In fact, coffee is one of the most consumed drinks on the planet, and it’s also one of the most traded commodities. According to the National Coffee Association, more…

Visualizing The Biggest Ammonium Nitrate Explosions Since 2000

This week, a massive explosion involving ammonium nitrate rocked the city of Beirut, sending shock waves through the media. While this recent tragedy is devastating, unfortunately, as Visual Capitalist's Carmen Ang details below, it’s not the first time this dangerous chemical compound has caused widespread damage. Today’s graphic outlines the biggest ammonium nitrate explosions over…

Visualizing The Spiraling Opioid Epidemic In America

Over the last 20 years, the U.S. opioid crisis has claimed tens of thousands of lives. In fact, as Visual Capitalist's Iman Ghosh details below, opioid overdose deaths accounted for nearly 70% of all drug overdose deaths in 2018. Although the damage of the opioid epidemic is well documented, what people might not know is…

Visualizing The Size Of Amazon, The World’s Most Valuable Retailer

As brick-and-mortar chains teeter in the face of the pandemic, Amazon continues to gain ground. The retail juggernaut is valued at no less than $1.4 trillion - roughly four times what it was in late 2016 when its market cap hovered around $350 billion, and as Visual Capitalist's Dorothy Neufeld notes, last year, the Jeff Bezos-led company…

Visualizing The COVID-19 Impact On Advertising Spend

Before the COVID-19 outbreak, global advertising investment was estimated to grow at a 7.1% clip in 2020. Now, as Visual Capitalist's Katie Jones notes, global ad spend is estimated to see a brutal contraction of 8.1% - equating to almost $50 billion - as a result of changing consumer behavior. The total loss becomes a bleak…

Visualizing The Power And Frequency Of Earthquakes

The surface of our planet is in a constant state of creation and destruction as the plates of the Earth collide. It is this movement of the Earth’s crust that causes earthquakes, sending tremors throughout the world. Today’s graphic by Visual Capitalist is inspired by a classic USGS diagram that tracks the scale and frequency of earthquakes.…

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