Which Country Exports the Most Ore and Metals?

Ores and Metal Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports), 2017 or latest
Economy | December 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 148 countries in 2017, Zambia ranked the highest in ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports with 0.803 followed by Guinea and Chile. On the other end of the scale was Gambia with < 0.001, Cambodia with 0.001 and Nigeria with 0.001.

Average ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports reached 0.040 in 2017 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.407 % less than in the previous year and -14.0 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports reached an all time high of 0.072 in 1965 and an all time low of 0.030 in 2002. The average annual growth amounted to -1.02 % since 1962.

Data for more countries are available at Ores and Metal Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports) indicator page.

Ores and Metal Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Armenia ... 0.510 0.428 0.396 0.376 0.444
Australia 0.368 0.343 0.382 0.368 0.314
Bolivia 0.355 0.246 0.215 0.222 0.265
Chile 0.622 0.607 0.579 0.555 0.532
Guinea ... ... ... ... ... 0.827 0.779 0.613 ... ...
Iceland 0.403 0.377 0.380 0.390 0.402
Laos ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.669 0.664 0.620 0.495 0.425 ...
Mauritania ... ... ... ... 0.088 0.583 0.750 0.595 ...
Mongolia ... ... ... ... ... 0.470 0.622 0.672
Montenegro ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.529 0.443 0.312 0.320 0.314
Mozambique ... 0.506 0.390 0.310 0.344 0.385
Niger 0.689 < 0.001 0.515 0.459 0.537 ...
Peru 0.511 0.498 0.486 0.457 0.486
Zambia 0.807 0.735 0.695 0.782 0.778 ...
Zimbabwe ... ... 0.395 0.486 0.383 0.245 0.244