US Iron and Steel Imports by Supplier Countries

During 2018, the United States of America imported US$74.8 billion worth of iron and steel (including products made from those metals) from 156 global trade partners. The total value of US iron and steel-related imports registered a -1.7% decrease from 2014 to 2018. Year over year, America’s purchases of iron and steel expanded by 9.4% […]

US Aluminum Imports by Supplying Country

In 2018, the United States of America imported US$24.3 billion worth of aluminum (British spelling aluminium) from a total 134 countries, territories or islands. That dollar amount reflects a 41.7% increase since 2014 and a 3.7% gain from 2017 to 2018. Aluminum is the world’s most used metal excluding iron. Typically blended into an alloy, […]

Top Aluminum Exporters by Country

Unwrought aluminum exports by country totaled US$55.9 billion in 2017, up by 22% for all aluminum-shipping nations over the five-year period starting in 2013. Year over year, the value of exported aluminum appreciated 26.1% from 2016 to 2017. Spelled aluminium by British writers, aluminum is the world’s most widely used non-iron and non-steel metal and […]

Top Nickel Exporters by Country

Nickel exports by country totaled US$2.1 billion in 2017, down by -52.6% for all nickel shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. Globally, the value of exported nickel increased by 5.6% from 2016 to 2017. Resistant to corrosion, nickel is used in stainless steel, magnets, coins, rechargeable batteries as well as plating on plumbing […]

Copper Ore Exports by Country

Global sales for copper ore exports by country totaled US$58.2 billion in 2017, up by 10% since 2013 with a 23.7% uptick from 2016 to 2017. Copper is a relatively soft, malleable and ductile metal which is the preferred electrical conductor for most forms of electrical wiring excluding overhead electric power transmission where aluminum is […]

Iron Ore Exports by Country

International sales of iron ore exports by country amounted to US$94.9 billion in 2017, down by a third (-33.6%) from 2013 when iron ore shipments were valued at $143 billion. In contrast, globally exported iron ore gained 30.8% from 2016 to 2017. Australia was responsible for roughly half of all iron ore exports by value. […]

Top Tin Exporters

International sales from tin exports by country totaled US$1.3 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of tin exports rose by an average 339.9% for all exporting countries since 2013 when tin shipments were valued at $305.6 million. Year over the year, the value of exported tin gained 348.3% from 2016 to 2017. Tin is a […]

Top Stainless Steel Exporters by Country

Global sales from stainless steel exports by country totaled US$2.2 billion in 2017. Overall, the value of exported stainless steel rose by an average 6% for all exporting countries since 2013 when stainless steel shipments were worth $2 billion. Year over year, the uptick for exported stainless steel equaled 80% from 2016 to 2017. Among […]