Growing demand means a growing trade.
Although Singapore’s sand imports continue to rise, dwarfing those of any other country, demand for foreign sand is also increasing elsewhere. Belgium, the Netherlands and France are among the world’s largest importers of sand, while some of the biggest increases in imports came in countries with substantial population growth.
Bahrain imported more than 570,000 tonnes of sand last year according to UN Comtrade data, the largest amount on record. India imported more than 520,000 tonnes of sand in 2018, up from an annual average of about 50,000 tonnes in the eight years previously. Thailand’s sand imports have also shot up in the past few years.
The construction industry’s use of sand, gravel and crushed rock outstrips total global consumption of all fossil fuels and metals combined, when measured by weight. It forecasts that in the next four decades construction demand for sand and gravel will almost double to cater for the world’s growing population and rising living standards.
Around the world, about 28bn tonnes of sand is extracted each year. Emerging economies are playing catch-up and they need [sand] to build infrastructure, roads and houses. There’s absolutely no substitute. You need rocks and sand to build the world. You cannot build a world in plastic.
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