The US is the world’s largest consumer of food and beverages, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
But its food supply is so limited that in 2014, China was the world leader in consumption.
Now, according the USDA, China is the second-largest consumer of home appliances.
The country consumes an average of nearly $5,000 worth of food each year, compared to the US’s $1,700 per year.
China is also the world supplier of some of the best-quality appliances.
It imports $3.6 billion worth of products from the US each year and imports more than $10 billion worth each year from China, according a 2016 report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Chinese companies dominate the U, U.K., and France markets, according TOGOV.
And China’s manufacturing sector has been growing faster than the U., UK, and France.
The Chinese economy grew 7.3 percent in 2016, outpacing the global economy, according data from Bloomberg.
China’s consumption of energy is increasing, too, and the country is the only major economy to report a net increase in electricity consumption since 2008, according ToGOV data.
China consumes about two-thirds of global energy.
But the country has been investing heavily in renewables and green energy, which have helped offset some of its economic woes.
China now accounts for nearly a third of global CO2 emissions.
China has made a number of investments in solar and wind power, which can generate power faster than fossil fuels.
The world’s second-biggest coal-producing country, China’s government has pledged to boost coal-fired power generation from 5.5 gigawatts by 2020.
But many economists believe that the nation will not meet that target because of the difficulty in getting coal back into the grid, especially from the country’s coal-consuming regions.
China also faces a number environmental issues, such as pollution from coal-burning power plants and coal mines.
It has also recently stepped up its efforts to tackle climate change and curb greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of its efforts, China has also invested in green energy projects and solar panels.