Top Nickel Exporters by Country

Nickel exports by country totaled US$2.9 billion in 2017, down by -26.7% for all nickel ores shippers over the five-year period starting in 2014. Globally, the value of exported nickel increased by an average 18.2% from 2017 to 2018. Resistant to corrosion, nickel is used in stainless steel, magnets, coins, rechargeable batteries as well as […]

Top Aluminum Exporters by Country

Unwrought aluminum exports by country totaled US$61.2 billion in 2018, up by 15.2% for all aluminum-shipping nations over the five-year period starting in 2014. Year over year, the value of exported aluminum appreciated by 11% from 2017 to 2018. Spelled aluminium by British writers, aluminum is the world’s most widely used non-iron and non-steel metal […]

Copper Ore Exports by Country

Global sales for copper ore exports by country totaled US$63.9 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 22.4% increase since 2014 and a 10.4% uptick from 2017 to 2018. 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 […]

Iron Ore Exports by Country

International sales of iron ore exports by country totaled US$93.7 billion in 2018, down by -26.9% since 2014 when iron ore shipments were valued at $128.1 billion and shrinking by -1.9% from 2017 to 2018. Australia was responsible for roughly half of all iron ore exports by value. Latin America (23.4%) excluding Mexico but including […]

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% […]

Iron Ore Imports by Country

Globally, purchases of imported iron ore totaled US114.9 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of iron ore imports for all importing countries dropped by an average -22.6% since 2014 when iron ore purchases were valued at $148.5 billion. Year over year, the value of iron ore imports fell by -1.2% from 2017 to 2018. From […]

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 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 […]