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. […]

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 also reported as bullion with its own currency codes. Overall palladium exports by country totaled US$7.9 billion in 2016, down by an average […]

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, […]

Top Aluminum Exporters by Country

Aluminum exports by country totaled US$41.7 billion in 2016, down by -2.3% for all aluminum-shipping nations over the four-year period starting in 2013. Year over year, the value of exported aluminum dipped -9.8% from 2015 to 2016. Spelled aluminium by British writers, aluminum is the world’s most widely used non-iron and non-steel metal and is […]

Copper Ore Exports by Country

Global sales for copper ore exports by country totaled US$47.4 billion in 2016, down by -6.3% since 2012 but up by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016. 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 Imports by Country

Global purchases of imported iron ore in 2016 totaled US$84.2 billion. Overall, the value of iron ore imports for all importing countries was down by an average -46.7% since 2012 when iron ore purchases were valued at $158 billion. Year over year, the value of iron ore imports retreated by -7.8% from 2015 to 2016. […]

Top Stainless Steel Exporters by Country

Global sales from stainless steel exports by country amounted to US$1.2 billion in 2016. Overall, the value of stainless steel exports were down by an average -48.1% for all exporting countries since 2012 when stainless steel shipments were valued at $2.3 billion. Year over year, the decline for exported stainless steel was more modest at […]

Top Tin Exporters

Global sales from tin exports by country amounted to US$1.2 billion in 2016. Overall, the value of tin exports were up by an average 221.7% for all exporting countries since 2012 when tin shipments were valued at $364.9 million. Year over the year, the value of exported tin improved by 68.4% from 2015 to 2016. […]