Which Country Imports the Most Ores and Metals?

Ores and Metal Imports (As % of Merchandise Imports) (%), 2017 or latest
Economy | December 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 148 countries in 2017, Macedonia ranked the highest in ores and metal imports as a percentage of merchandise imports with 0.151% followed by Gambia and Zambia. On the other end of the scale was Panama with 0.002%, Macao with 0.002% and Lebanon with 0.002%.

Average ores and metal imports as a percentage of merchandise imports reached 0.041% in 2017 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 9.58 % more than in the previous year and -21.8 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average ores and metal imports as a percentage of merchandise imports reached an all time high of 0.080% in 1966 and an all time low of 0.030% in 2002. The average annual growth amounted to -1.19 % since 1962.

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

Ores and Metal Imports (As % of Merchandise Imports) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bulgaria % 0.105% 0.093% 0.097% 0.087% 0.088%
China % 0.147% 0.130% 0.127% 0.114% 0.107%
Gambia % 0.015% 0.010% 0.008% 0.006% 0.085%
Georgia % 0.017% 0.017% 0.030% 0.034% 0.039%
India % 0.062% 0.056% 0.063% 0.063% 0.070%
Japan % 0.081% 0.066% 0.065% 0.065% 0.064%
Luxembourg % ... ... 0.080% 0.069% 0.064% 0.063% 0.058%
Macedonia % 0.107% 0.107% 0.110% 0.149% 0.148%
Mozambique % ... ... 0.111% 0.095% 0.053% 0.067% 0.065%
Namibia % ... ... ... 0.037% 0.072% 0.090% 0.063% 0.087%
Oman % 0.057% 0.068% 0.070% 0.069% 0.048%
Slovenia % 0.061% 0.059% 0.057% 0.059% 0.058%
South Korea % 0.090% 0.080% 0.073% 0.072% 0.068%
Turkey % 0.085% 0.083% 0.072% 0.072% 0.063%
Zambia % 0.176% 0.146% 0.172% 0.173% 0.099% ...