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 […]

US Aluminum Imports by Supplying Country

In 2017, the United States of America imported US$23.4 billion worth of aluminum (British spelling aluminium) from a total 130 global trade partners. That dollar amount reflects a 49.3% increase since 2013 and an aggressive 24.9% uptick from 2016 to 2017. Aluminum is the world’s most used metal excluding iron. Typically blended into an alloy, […]

US Iron and Steel Imports by Supplier Countries

During 2017, the United States of America imported US$68 billion worth of iron and steel (including products made from those materials) from 158 global trade partners. Drilling down from that overall dollar metric, America spent 57.6% ($39.1 billion) on products made from iron or steel compared to 42.4% ($28.8 billion) on iron or steel in […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Palladium Exports by Country

International sales for palladium exports by country totaled US$11.7 billion in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 37.4% increase for all palladium shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013 when exported palladium was valuated at $8.5 billion. Year over year, the palladium exports appreciated by 47.2% from 2016 to 2017. Palladium is a silvery-white […]