Iron Ore Exports by Country

Iron ore is in demand for construction projects around the world. Iron ore exports by country totaled US$71 billion in 2015 down by an average -53.7% for all iron ore shippers over the five-year period starting in 2011 when iron ore shipments were valued at $153.4 billion. The value of global iron ore exports dipped […]

Top Tin Exporters

In 2015, global sales for tin exports amounted to US$690.5 million in 2015. That amount represents a 48.4% increase from 2011 but includes a -32.1% decline from 2014 to 2015. Tin is a key ingredient used to solder microelectronic components to circuit boards, and can prevent corrosion when coating other metals. The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff […]

Palladium Exports by Country

Palladium is a silvery-white rare metal used to make vehicle catalytic converters, jewelry, timepieces, electrical contacts, surgical instruments, spark plugs and blood sugar test strips. Like gold, silver and platinum, palladium is used for bullion with its own currency codes. Overall palladium exports by country totaled US$7.8 billion in 2015, down by an average -2.7% […]

Top Stainless Steel Exporters by Country

Global sales from stainless steel exporting countries for flat-rolled products under 600 millimeters wide amounted to US$4.2 billion in 2015. That metric represents a -23.1% decrease from 2011 and a 14.3% drop from 2014 to 2015. The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for flat-rolled stainless steel products under 600 millimeters wide is 7220. Top […]

Iron Ore Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported iron ore in 2015 totaled US$91.2 billion. Overall, the value of iron ore imports for all importing countries fell by an average -51.4% since 2011 when iron ore purchases were valued at $187.6 billion. From a continental perspective, Asian countries consumed the highest dollar worth of imported iron ore during 2015 […]