Canada Is the World's Leading Exporter of Cadmium, with $2.7M in 2014

Basic Precious Metals July 29, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

Despite a decrease in exports in 2014, Canada continued to dominate in the global cadmium trade. In 2014, Canada exported 1.2 thousand tonnes of cadmium and articles thereof totaling 2.7 million USD, 8% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was China, where it supplied 41.1% of its total cadmium and articles thereof exports in value terms, accounting for 5.7% of China's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, Canada was a net exporter of cadmium and articles thereof. In this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. In physical terms the difference was even more pronounced.

Mexico and Kazakhstan were among the other main global suppliers of cadmium and articles thereof in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporter from 2007 to 2014 was Poland (+2.8% per year). This country strengthened its position in the global export structure.

In 2014, Canada's top 5 trading partners were China, Sweden, the U.S., Japan and India, with a combined 93.6% share of Canada's exports. The share of China soared (+25.0 percentage points), while the share of Belgium plummeted (-59.4 percentage points).

Source: World: Cadmium And Articles Thereof - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020