World Merchandise Exports and Imports
Publication date: 09 November 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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World Exports of Copper and articles thereof in 2017

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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

In 2017, the total volume of exports of "Copper and articles thereof" exceeded $127 billion (according to the external trade statistics of 118 countries). It was $108 billion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 139 countries).

There is no trade data (2017) for such exporters as Other Asia, nes (3.19% of world exports in 2016), Thailand (1.21%), United Arab Emirates (1.2%), Austria (1.01%), Vietnam (0.476%), Saudi Arabia (0.375%), Laos (0.349%), Morocco (0.095%), Mongolia (0.069%), Lebanon (0.067%), Qatar (0.035%), Panama (0.015%), Costa Rica (0.014%), State of Palestine (0.012%)

Top exporters of Copper and articles thereof in 2017

The main exporters of this commodity group in 2017 were

  • Chile - 13.9% of world exports ($17.7 billion)
  • Germany - 9.71% ($12.3 billion)
  • Japan - 5.82% ($7.41 billion)
  • USA - 5.64% ($7.18 billion)
  • China - 5.07% ($6.45 billion)
  • Zambia - 4.83% ($6.15 billion)
  • Russia - 3.69% ($4.7 billion)
  • Korea - 3.47% ($4.42 billion)
  • Italy - 3.04% ($3.88 billion)
  • Canada - 2.66% ($3.39 billion)

«Copper and articles thereof» accounted for a substantial share of total exports of

  • Zambia - 75% of Zambia's total exports in 2017 ($6.15 billion of $8.15 billion)
  • Chile - 25% ($17.7 billion of $69 billion)
  • Bulgaria - 9.25% ($2.76 billion of $29 billion)
  • Namibia - 7.87% ($411 million of $5.22 billion)
  • Aruba - 6.28% ($5.61 million of $89 million)
  • Kazakhstan - 5.22% ($2.52 billion of $48 billion)
  • Peru - 4.94% ($2.18 billion of $44 billion)
  • Armenia - 3.58% ($76 million of $2.14 billion)
  • Myanmar - 3.53% ($489 million of $13.8 billion)
  • Serbia - 3.41% ($579 million of $16.9 billion)

According to statistics provided by the major exporters, the largest trade flows of exports of «Copper and articles thereof» in 2017 were

  • Exports from Chile to China: (6.05% of world exports, $7.71 billion according to the external trade statistics of Chile)
  • Exports from the European Union (28) to China: (3.44% of world exports, $4.38 billion according to the external trade statistics of European Union (28))
  • Exports from Zambia to Switzerland: (2.76% of world exports, $3.51 billion according to the external trade statistics of Zambia)
  • Exports from Chile to the USA: (2.51% of world exports, $3.2 billion according to the external trade statistics of Chile)
  • Exports from Canada to the USA: (2.26% of world exports, $2.88 billion according to the external trade statistics of Canada)
  • Exports from Japan to China: (2.14% of world exports, $2.72 billion according to the external trade statistics of Japan)
  • Exports from the USA to Mexico: (1.89% of world exports, $2.41 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from the USA to China: (1.52% of world exports, $1.93 billion according to the external trade statistics of USA)
  • Exports from Russia to the Netherlands: (1.44% of world exports, $1.83 billion according to the external trade statistics of Russia)
  • Exports from Korea to China: (1.31% of world exports, $1.67 billion according to the external trade statistics of Korea)
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