Economy Global resource consumption tops 100 billion tonnes for first time Updated : January 21, 2020 09:26 AM IST Since 1970, the human population has doubled, the global economy has grown fourfold, and trade has expanded tenfold. Wealthy nations consume 10 times more resources per person than in the developing world, and produce far more waste. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.