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.