Which Country Exports the Most Ore and Metals?

Ores and Metal Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports), 2019 or latest
Economy | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 148 countries in 2019, Zambia ranked the highest in ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports with 0.749 followed by Jamaica and Chile. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with < 0.001, Kuwait with 0.001 and Algeria with 0.002.

Average ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports reached 0.039 in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.563 % more than in the previous year and -6.93 % 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 -1.03 % 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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Armenia 0.375 0.352 0.410 0.347 0.394
Australia 0.382 0.370 0.322 0.315 0.297
Bolivia 0.205 0.199 0.243 0.327 0.345 ...
Chile 0.568 0.547 0.524 0.504 0.542
Iceland 0.379 0.390 0.402 0.364 0.415
Jamaica 0.456 0.500 0.564 0.504 0.501 ...
Mauritania ... ... 0.643 0.506 0.410 0.424 0.410
Mongolia ... ... ... ... ... 0.436 0.578 0.611 0.458 0.386
Montenegro ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.312 0.320 0.314 0.319 0.378 ...
Mozambique 0.310 0.344 0.385 0.325 0.305 ...
Namibia ... 0.271 0.244 0.262 0.207 0.198
Peru 0.392 0.389 0.401 0.428 0.463
South Africa 0.279 0.242 0.233 0.221 0.242
Zambia 0.672 0.760 0.742 0.720 0.786
Zimbabwe 0.330 0.300 0.311 0.312 0.312