Mercury Market - Bolivia Becomes the Top Mercury Importer

Other Mining And Quarrying November 18, 2016
Author: Maria Fadeeva
Market Analyst

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Global mercury trade displayed two very distinct trends over the period under review. From 2007 to 2012, global mercury exports showed robust growth, until the trend suddenly switched in 2013. In 2014, exports fell to below half of the previous year's value, and continued to fall through the end of the period under review, amounting to 34 million USD in 2015. Overall, there was an annual increase of 0.9% throughout the analyzed period.

According to IndexBox estimates, Mexico emerged as the major global supplier of mercury. 2015, Mexico's mercury exports totaled 14 million USD, which accounted for a 41% share in terms of global exports. Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, and Switzerland were the other key global suppliers of mercury in 2015, with a 42% combined share of global exports.

Indonesia (+113.8% per year) and Mexico (+55.3% per year) were the fastest growing exporters on the mercury market from 2007 to 2015. Mexico significantly strengthened its position in the global mercury export structure, growing its share from 1% in 2007 to 41% in 2015.

On the other hand, Bolivia (16%, based on value terms), India (16%), Colombia (14%), Singapore (9%), and South Africa (7%) were the leading destinations of mercury imports in 2015. Imports to every major importer grew at extraordinary rates, with Bolivia leading the way with a 115.8 CAGR from 2007 to 2015. Bolivia increased its share of imports by +16 percentage points over the period under review.

Key Exporting Countries Of Mercury

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Source: World: Mercury - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020