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8112 (Harmonized System 1992 for 4-digit)

Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Other Metals. In 2011, Other Metals were the world's 13775th most traded product, with a total trade of $2.55B. Between N/A and 2011 the exports of Other Metals decreased by -18.4%, from N/A to $2.55B. Trade in Other Metals represent 0.00086% of total world trade.

Imports In 2011 the top importers of Other Metals were United States ($7.74B), Japan ($5.77B), Germany ($2.9B), China ($2.43B), and United Kingdom ($2B).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Other Metals was 3.33%, making it the 1118th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

Ranking Other Metals ranks 453rd in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

Description Beryllium, chromium, germanium, vanadium, gallium, hafnium "celtium", indium, niobium "columbium", rhenium and thallium are used in the production of other goods. They can be made from a variety of materials, including copper and iron.


The following visualization shows the latest trends on Other Metals. Countries are shown based on data availability.

For a full breakdown of trade patterns, visit the trend explorer or the product in country profile.

* Using October 2021 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Destination (N/A): United States, $7.74B

Other Metals are the world's 13775th most traded product.

In 2011, the top importers of Other Metals were United States ($7.74B), Japan ($5.77B), Germany ($2.9B), China ($2.43B), and United Kingdom ($2B).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country


Top Origin Growth (2018 -  2019): Brazil, $52.6M

Between 2018 and 2019, the exports of Other Metals grew the fastest in Brazil ($52.6M), Estonia ($9.27M), Philippines ($7.62M), Kazakhstan ($4.16M), and Spain ($4.06M).

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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 Other Metals.

In 2011,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.27. This means that most of the exports of Other Metals are explained by 19 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2011): Brazil, $2.55B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2011): Japan, $3.93B

This map shows which countries export or import more of Other Metals. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Other Metals during 2011.

In N/A, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Other Metals were Brazil ($2.55B), China ($2.45B), Russia ($2.09B), France ($1.58B), and Chile ($1.03B).

In N/A, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Other Metals were Japan ($3.93B), United States ($3.3B), Netherlands ($1.22B), Germany ($855M), and Italy ($517M).


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In 2019, the world most traded Other Metals, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Rare earths/metals nes, unwrought/waste or scrap ($606M), Articles of rare earths/metals nes ($488M), Chromium, articles thereof, waste or scrap/powders ($440M), Beryllium, articles thereof, nes ($38.2M), and Beryllium, unwrought, waste or scrap/powders ($13M)

Country Comparison

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

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.

Country by Relatedness

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