HS Icon Lead ores and concentrates

260700 (Harmonized System 1992 for 6-digit)

 2019
World Trade
: $6.01B, Rnk 529 / 4648

2019
Top Exporter | Top Importer
: $1.01B | $2.52B, Peru | China

2019
Product Complexity
: -1.72, Rnk 4571 / 4826

2018 - 2019
Export Growth (CAGR)
: 3.38%, Rnk 962 / 4648

2018
Mean Tariff
: 2.09%, Rnk 6170 / 6538

 2019
Share of World Trade
: 0.033%, Rnk 529 / 4648

Overview:  This page contains the latest trade data of Lead ores and concentrates. In 2019, Lead ores and concentrates were the world's 529th most traded product, with a total trade of $6.01B. Between 2018 and 2019 the exports of Lead ores and concentrates grew by 3.38%, from  $5.82B to $6.01B. Trade in Lead ores and concentrates represent 0.033% of total world trade.

Exports: In 2019 the top exporters of Lead ores and concentrates  were Peru ($1.01B), Mexico ($831M), Australia ($658M), United States ($658M), and Russia ($571M).

Imports: In 2019 the top importers of Lead ores and concentrates were China ($2.52B), South Korea ($1.29B), Germany ($450M), Canada ($311M), and Netherlands ($283M).

Tariffs: In 2018 the average tariff for Lead ores and concentrates was 2.09%, making it the 6170th lowest tariff using the HS6 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Lead 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: Lead ores and concentrates ranks 4571st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description: Lead ore is used to produce lead metal, one of the most important metals in the modern world. Lead concentrates are used to produce lead metal. Lead is also used in organ pipe making, electric cable coverings, solder for plumbing, lead-acid storage batteries, ammunition, and as a radiation shield in x-ray rooms.

Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2019): Peru, $1.01B

Top Destination (2019): China, $2.52B

Lead ores and concentrates are the world's 529th most traded product.

In 2019, the top exporters of Lead ores and concentrates were Peru ($1.01B), Mexico ($831M), Australia ($658M), United States ($658M), and Russia ($571M).

In 2019, the top importers of Lead ores and concentrates were China ($2.52B), South Korea ($1.29B), Germany ($450M), Canada ($311M), and Netherlands ($283M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

Value

Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Australia, $234M

Top Destination Growth (2018 - 2019): China, $391M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Lead ores and concentrates grew the fastest in Australia ($234M), Argentina ($67M), Spain ($65.8M), Chile ($57.3M), and Myanmar ($47.2M).

Between 2018 and 2019, the fastest growing importers of Lead ores and concentrates were China ($391M), Italy ($75.8M), Japan ($30.8M), Chinese Taipei ($24.2M), and Germany ($18.8M).

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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 Lead ores and concentrates.

In 2019,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.16. This means that most of the exports of Lead ores and concentrates are explained by 17 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2019): Peru, $1.01B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2019): China, $2.52B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Lead ores and concentrates. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Lead ores and concentrates during 2019.

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Lead ores and concentrates were Peru ($1.01B), Mexico ($774M), United States ($656M), Australia ($633M), and Russia ($571M).

In 2019, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Lead ores and concentrates were China ($2.52B), South Korea ($1.29B), Germany ($448M), Canada ($276M), and Japan ($253M).

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Lead ores and concentrates was 2.09%.  The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Lead 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.