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 […]

Top Stainless Steel Exporters by Country

Global sales for exports of stainless steel by country totaled US$2.6 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of exported stainless steel expanded by an average 38.2% for all exporting countries since 2014 when stainless steel shipments were worth $1.9 billion. Year over year, the value of exported stainless steel rose 20.6% from 2017 to 2018. […]

Palladium Exports by Country

International sales of palladium exports by country totaled US$13.9 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 60.8% increase for all palladium shippers over the five-year period starting in 2014 when exported palladium was valuated at $8.7 billion. Year over year, the palladium exports appreciated by 17.4% from 2017 to 2018. Palladium is a silvery-white […]

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 […]

Top Tin Exporters

International sales for tin exports by country totaled US$1.16 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of tin exports rose by an average 87.4% for all exporting countries since 2014 when tin shipments were valued at $616.6 million. Year over the year, the value of exported tin appreciated by 238.4% from 2017 to 2018. Tin is […]

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% […]