Chinese consumers are developing a palette for non-traditional foods such as pizza and cakes, fueling demand for imported cheese in China. Today’s graphic shows historical and projected sales volume and value of cheese in China, and the same for the annual growth rate of China’s fast food market.
Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, an airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in Rajasthan, stands empty. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights. The rush to build comes as passenger numbers grow 20 percent a year, to 38.8 million in the first half of 2015, leaving India’s major airports, which account for four-fifths of traffic, saturated.
Across India, more than half of the 100-odd domestic-only airports have not seen a scheduled flight this year, official data shows. Today’s graphic shows the number of scheduled flights for India’s airports.
A majority of the ports with the largest shipment volumes processed reside in the Asia Pacific region. Today’s graphic maps out the largest shipping container ports in the world.
While Asia Pacific accounts for a third of Facebook’s monthly active users, it generates less than one sixth of the company’s advertising revenue. But in India alone, Facebook makes the most ad impressions by far, more than double its nearest competitor. Today’s graphic shows the top 10 web content publishers in India in addition to some Facebook India statistics.
Mary Beth Jachec lives in a three-bedroom house in Wauconda, Illinois and pays real estate tax to 20 different local government authorities for a total payout of almost $7,000 a year. Today’s graphic shows a breakdown of her 2014 tax bill from a Reuters special report on the multitude of local authorities soaking Illinois homeowners in taxes.
Cold brew often requires more coffee beans per serving than traditional iced coffee. As its popularity grows, roasters say it could help boost demand for coffee in the summer, when coffee shops have historically seen a 15-20 percent decline in sales. Today’s graphic compares regular iced coffee to cold brewed coffee.
The Aquino administration’s public-private partnership scheme for infrastructure is showing signs of acrimony, revealing how a reform program can falter as interests diverge between crusading bureaucracies and profit-driven businesses. Today’s graphic highlights the PPP projects to build toll roads, airports, ports and railways in the Philippines.
Around 260 companies supply parts for popular Subaru vehicles like the Forester pictured below. Many of these companies use asylum seekers and foreign trainees at their plants in Japan. Subaru has won over U.S. drivers with its socially responsible image. But another key to its success is a supply chain that relies on hundreds of migrant workers who are far cheaper to employ than Japanese laborers. Read the full Reuters Investigates special report and check out the labor breakdown in today’s graphic.
Apple shares dropped today due to missed targets for iPhone sales and fourth-quarter revenue forecast falling short of estimates. Today’s graphic highlights Apple’s quarterly results in three different charts.