Most shipped bulk commodities

One other factoid I found interesting in Prime Movers of Globalization was the relative volumes of the most shipped bulk commodities (besides crude and petroleum products, which dwarf them).
  • iron ore, ~800 million tons

  • coal, ~800 million tons

  • grain (I think including oilseeds as well), ~300 million tons

  • bauxite and alumina, ~80 million tons

  • phosphates, ~30 million tons
This might only be interesting for commodity nerds, but I thought the drop-off was impressive.

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