HS Icon Zinc ores and concentrates

260800 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

World Trade (2018): $14.1B, Rnk 205 / 4726

Top Exporter (2018): $2.2B, Peru

Top Importer (2018): $3.12B, China

Product Complexity (2018): -1.57, Rnk 4516 / 4873

Export Growth (CAGR)(2017 - 2018): 19.5%, Rnk 1423 / 4726

Mean Tariff (2018): 2.01%, Rnk 6193 / 6538

Share of World Trade (2018): 0.077%, Rnk 205 / 4726

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Zinc ores and concentrates. In 2018, Zinc ores and concentrates were the world's 205th most traded product, with a total trade of $14.1B. Between 2017 and 2018 the exports of Zinc ores and concentrates grew by 19.5%, from  $11.8B to $14.1B. Trade in Zinc ores and concentrates represent 0.077% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2018 the top exporters of Zinc ores and concentrates  were Peru ($2.2B), Australia ($1.93B), United States ($1.63B), Bolivia ($1.61B), and Mexico ($971M).

Imports: In 2018 the top importers of Zinc ores and concentrates were China ($3.12B), South Korea ($1.96B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($1.31B), Spain ($1.28B), and Japan ($1.13B).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Zinc ores and concentrates was 2.01%, been the 6193 lowest tariff using the HS6 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Zinc ores and concentrates are Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Cuba (14.9%), Aruba (12%), and Panama (10%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Angola (0%), Kenya (0%), Mauritius (0%), Rwanda (0%), and Tanzania (0%).

Ranking: Zinc ores and concentrates ranks 4516th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2018): Peru, $2.2B

Top Destination (2018): China, $3.12B

Zinc ores and concentrates are the world's 205th most traded product.

In 2018, the top exporters of Zinc ores and concentrates were Peru ($2.2B), Australia ($1.93B), United States ($1.63B), Bolivia ($1.61B), and Mexico ($971M).

In 2018, the top importers of Zinc ores and concentrates were China ($3.12B), South Korea ($1.96B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($1.31B), Spain ($1.28B), and Japan ($1.13B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2017 -  2018): Australia, $535M

Top Destination Growth (2017 - 2018): China, $921M

Between 2017 and 2018, the exports of Zinc ores and concentrates grew the fastest in Australia ($535M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($339M), Bolivia ($271M), United States ($185M), and Portugal ($137M).

Between 2017 and 2018, the fastest growing importers of Zinc ores and concentrates were China ($921M), Spain ($296M), Belgium-Luxembourg ($223M), Netherlands ($195M), and France ($188M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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

In 2018,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.25. This means that most of the exports of Zinc ores and concentrates are explained by 19 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2018): Peru, $2.2B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2018): China, $3.11B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Zinc ores and concentrates. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Zinc ores and concentrates during 2018.

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Zinc ores and concentrates were Peru ($2.2B), United States ($1.63B), Bolivia ($1.61B), Australia ($1.29B), and Mexico ($896M).

In 2018, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Zinc ores and concentrates were China ($3.11B), South Korea ($1.91B), Japan ($1.13B), Spain ($953M), and Canada ($848M).

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total trade for Zinc ores and concentrates. The forecast is based in a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Zinc ores and concentrates was 2.01%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Zinc ores and concentrates were Bahamas (40.2%), Bermuda (25%), Cuba (14.9%), Aruba (12%), and Panama (10%).

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Product Complexity

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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.