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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Copper ores and concentrates. In 2021, Copper ores and concentrates were the world's 20th most traded product, with a total trade of $91.1B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Copper ores and concentrates grew by 48.6%, from $61.3B to $91.1B. Trade in Copper ores and concentrates represent 0.43% of total world trade.

Copper ores and concentrates are a part of Copper Ore.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Copper ores and concentrates  were Chile ($29.7B), Peru ($15.3B), Indonesia ($5.45B), Australia ($4.78B), and Canada ($4.17B).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Copper ores and concentrates were China ($52.4B), Japan ($12.2B), South Korea ($5.62B), Germany ($3B), and India ($2.86B).

Ranking Copper ores and concentrates ranks 4529th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Copper ores and concentrates can be used as a raw material in the production of copper and brass, and as a pigment in paints.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)Chile$29.7B
Top Destination (2021)China$52.4B

In 2021 Copper ores and concentrates were the world's 20th most traded product (out of 4,641).

In 2021, the top exporters of Copper ores and concentrates were Chile ($29.7B), Peru ($15.3B), Indonesia ($5.45B), Australia ($4.78B), and Canada ($4.17B).

In 2021, the top importers of Copper ores and concentrates were China ($52.4B), Japan ($12.2B), South Korea ($5.62B), Germany ($3B), and India ($2.86B).

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Exporters of Copper ores and concentrates (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Chile$8.1B
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)China$19.2B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Copper ores and concentrates grew the fastest in Chile ($8.1B), Peru ($6.03B), Indonesia ($3.09B), Panama ($2.06B), and Mongolia ($1.12B).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Copper ores and concentrates were China ($19.2B), Japan ($3.46B), India ($1.73B), South Korea ($1.39B), and Spain ($973M).

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Exporters of Copper ores and concentrates (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Copper ores and concentrates (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Copper ores and concentrates.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.74. This means that most of the exports of Copper ores and concentrates are explained by 13 countries.

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Value of Exports in Copper ores and concentrates

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Chile$29.7B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)China$52.4B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Copper ores and concentrates. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Copper ores and concentrates during 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Copper ores and concentrates were Chile ($29.7B), Peru ($15.1B), Indonesia ($5.44B), Australia ($4.6B), and Canada ($3.47B).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Copper ores and concentrates were China ($52.4B), Japan ($12.2B), South Korea ($4.48B), Germany ($2.98B), and India ($2.8B).

Net Trade (2021)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Copper ores and concentrates.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Copper ores and concentrates in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Copper ores and concentrates by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

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