Zinc ores and concentrates

2608 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Zinc Ore. In 2021, Zinc Ore were the world's 310th most traded product, with a total trade of $12.3B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Zinc Ore grew by 49.5%, from $8.25B to $12.3B. Trade in Zinc Ore represent 0.059% of total world trade.

Zinc Ore are a part of Ores, slag and ash. They include Zinc ores and concentrates.

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Zinc Ore  were Australia ($2B), Peru ($1.66B), United States ($1.46B), Bolivia ($1.29B), and Mexico ($515M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Zinc Ore were China ($3.3B), South Korea ($1.72B), Japan ($1.12B), Spain ($919M), and Canada ($870M).

Ranking Zinc Ore ranks 941st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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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)Australia$2B
Top Destination (2021)China$3.3B

In 2021 Zinc Ore were the world's 310th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Zinc Ore were Australia ($2B), Peru ($1.66B), United States ($1.46B), Bolivia ($1.29B), and Mexico ($515M).

In 2021, the top importers of Zinc Ore were China ($3.3B), South Korea ($1.72B), Japan ($1.12B), Spain ($919M), and Canada ($870M).

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Exporters of Zinc Ore (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)Peru$648M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)China$1.17B

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Zinc Ore grew the fastest in Peru ($648M), Australia ($618M), United States ($595M), Bolivia ($469M), and South Africa ($261M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Zinc Ore were China ($1.17B), South Korea ($581M), Japan ($411M), Spain ($347M), and Canada ($279M).

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Exporters of Zinc Ore (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Zinc Ore (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Zinc Ore.

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.32. This means that most of the exports of Zinc Ore are explained by 19 countries.

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Value of Exports in Zinc Ore

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)Peru$1.64B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)China$3.3B

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

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Zinc Ore were Peru ($1.64B), Australia ($1.53B), United States ($1.44B), Bolivia ($1.29B), and Sweden ($504M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Zinc Ore were China ($3.3B), South Korea ($1.7B), Japan ($1.12B), Canada ($811M), and Spain ($661M).

Net Trade (2021)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Zinc Ore.
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Top 10 Exporters Countries of Zinc Ore by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

Diversification Frontier

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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)

Country by Relatedness

The following visualization shows the relatedness of Zinc Ore to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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