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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, July 13, 2018 66

In 2016, in terms of wholesale prices, the market of steel wire stood at $6.8B. From 2008 to 2016, the U.S. steel wire market indicated a mixed trend pattern. It dropped by 37% to the bottom level of $5.5B followed by recovery over the next two years, however, it dropped again in 2012. Over the next four years the market stabilized, contracting slightly over the last year.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, July 10, 2018 79

In 2016, the global refined lead market grew to 11.2M tonnes, growing steadily by +3.3% per year over the last nine years with only mild fluctuations. In wholesale prices, the market stood at $22.5B, illustrating a mixed trend pattern. There was a significant decline by 31% in 2009, followed by strong growth over the next two years. Afterwards, however, the market value slipped back in the following year and stabilized from 2013 to 2014; it plunged again in 2015 and then flattened.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, June 22, 2018 69

In value terms, the US copper and copper alloy product market value decreased by 6% to $17.7B in 2016. From 2007 to 2016, the market was subject to significant fluctuations against changes in prices.

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 88

In 2016, the global zinc imports totaled 9.7M tonnes, approximately mirroring the previous year figure. In general, zinc imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014, when import increased by 5% year-to-year. In that year, global zinc imports attained its maximum volume of 9.9M tonnes. From 2015 to 2016, growth of global zinc imports failed to regain its strength. In value terms, zinc imports totaled $11B in 2016. In general, zinc imports continue to indicate a measured descent. Over the period under review, global zinc imports reached its maximum level of $13B in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 25

Global iron and steel wire imports stood at 11M tonnes in 2016, approximately equating the previous year figure. Overall, iron and steel wire imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010, when import increased by 11% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global iron and steel wire imports attained its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the near future. In value terms, iron and steel wire imports stood at $5.8B in 2016. In general, iron and steel wire imports continue to indicate a mild descent. Global iron and steel wire import peaked of $7.7B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 21

Global copper imports totaled 2M tonnes in 2016, moving up by 5% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013, an increase of 10% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global copper imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, copper imports amounted to $8.8B in 2016. Overall, it indicated a modest growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, copper imports decreased by -12.4% against its level of 2012. Global copper import peaked of $10B in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. Top Copper Importing Countries in the World 1. China (3,317.7 million USD) 2. Turkey (1,371.8 million USD) 3. Belgium (1,360.4 million USD) 4. India (491.4 million USD) 5. Germany (411.2 million USD) 6. Canada (366.2 million USD) 7. South Korea (344.8 million USD) 8. Australia (332.3 million USD) 9. Japan (22.2 million USD) 10. Bulgaria (4.7 million USD) 11. Peru (0.2 million USD) 12. Dominican Republic (0.0 million USD) Copper Imports By Country China (609K tonnes) represented the major importing country with an import of about 609K tonnes, which recorded 31% of total imports. Belgium (225K tonnes) took a 11% share (based on tonnes) of global copper imports, which put it in second place, following Bulgaria (6%), and the Dominican Republic (5%). The following importers - Turkey (87K tonnes), India (79K tonnes), Canada (68K tonnes), Germany (64K tonnes), South Korea (62K tonnes), Australia (55K tonnes), Japan (54K tonnes), and Peru (52K tonnes) together made up 26% of total imports. Imports into China increased at an average annual rate of +15.0% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, India (+33.3%), Australia (+11.6%), Turkey (+10.8%), Germany (+8.0%), Peru (+1.2%), and the Dominican Republic (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, India emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +33.3% from 2007-2016. Belgium experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Japan (-3.1%), Bulgaria (-3.2%), Canada (-4.4%), and South Korea (-5.2%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Bulgaria (2%), South Korea (2%), and Canada (2%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while Germany, Australia, Turkey, India, and China saw its share reduced by -1.6%, -1.8%, -2.7%, -3.7%, and -22.2% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, China ($3.3B) constitutes the largest market for imported copper worldwide, making up 38% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Turkey ($1.4B), with the share of 16% of global imports. It was followed by Belgium, with the share of 15%. From 2007 to 2016, the average annual growth rate of value of copper imports in China stood at +11.7%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Turkey (+20.7% per year) and Belgium (-1.8% per year). Copper Import Prices By Country In 2016, the average import price for copper amounted to $4,464 per tonne, growing by 2% against the previous year. Overall, copper import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, when it surged by 44% from the previous year level.

 
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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 25

In 2016, the global steel pipe and tube imports totaled 3.4M tonnes, declining by -18.4% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 23

Global tube or pipe fitting imports stood at 22M tonnes in 2016, moving up by 5% against the previous year figure. Overall, it indicated a remarkable growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.9% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, tube or pipe fitting imports increased by +87.9% against its level of 2010. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when it surged by 58% from the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 19

In 2016, approx. 72K tonnes of silver were imported worldwide; coming down by -5.6% against the previous year figure. In general, silver imports continue to indicate a moderate decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015, an increase of 5% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global silver imports reached its maximum volume of 92K tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

 
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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 22

In 2016, approx. 4.4M tonnes of sheet piling were imported worldwide; import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year figure. Overall, sheet piling imports continue to indicate a mild increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, an increase of 16% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 22

In 2016, the global refined lead imports amounted to 4.8M tonnes, increasing by 4% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 8% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 21

Global refined copper imports amounted to 20M tonnes in 2016, declining by -2.5% against the previous year figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009, when import increased by 7% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global refined copper imports reached its maximum volume of 20M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year. In value terms, refined copper imports amounted to $48B in 2016. Overall, refined copper imports continue to indicate a slight setback. Global refined copper import peaked of $76B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. Top Refined Copper Importing Countries in the World 1. China (18.1 billion USD) 2. Germany (3.6 billion USD) 3. USA (3.5 billion USD) 4. Italy (3.0 billion USD) 5. South Korea (2.0 billion USD) 6. Japan (0.2 billion USD) 7. Australia (0.0 billion USD) 8. Kazakhstan (0.0 billion USD) 9. Chile (0.0 billion USD) 10. Russia (0.0 billion USD) 11. Peru (0.0 billion USD) 12. Zambia (0.0 billion USD) Refined Copper Imports By Country China (3.7M tonnes), and Chile (3.5M tonnes) were the largest importers of refined copper in 2016, accounting for near 19%, and 18% of total imports, respectively. It was distantly followed by Zambia (993K tonnes), mixed up 5% share of total refined copper imports. Germany (741K tonnes), the U.S. (657K tonnes), Japan (646K tonnes), Italy (624K tonnes), Russia (563K tonnes), Australia (498K tonnes), Kazakhstan (475K tonnes), Peru (428K tonnes), and South Korea (406K tonnes) held the slight share of total imports. From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of refined copper imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by China (+10.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, China ($18B) constitutes the largest market for imported refined copper worldwide, making up 38% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($3.6B), with the share of 7% of global imports. It was followed by the U.S., with the share of 7%. In China, refined copper imports expanded at an average annual rate of +6.0% over the period from 2007-2016. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates: Germany (-6.1% per year) and the U.S. (-5.8% per year). Refined Copper Import Prices By Country In 2016, the average import price for refined copper amounted to $2,452 per tonne, coming down by -14.7% against the previous year. In general, refined copper import price continues to indicate a measured reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when import increased by 43% from the previous year level.

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 26

Global railway construction imports stood at 6.9M tonnes in 2016, waning by -4.9% against the previous year level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 25

In 2016, approx. 11K tonnes of platinum were imported worldwide; jumping by 75% against the previous year figure. Overall, it indicated a notable increase from 2007 to 2016: the total imports volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.8% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016, when import increased by 75% year-to-year. In that year, global platinum imports reached its maximum volume, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, platinum imports amounted to $22B in 2016. In general, platinum imports continue to indicate a drastic curtailment. Global platinum import peaked of $39B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. Top Platinum Importing Countries in the World 1. United Kingdom (2,275.2 million USD) 2. Italy (1,262.1 million USD) 3. Spain (43.9 million USD) 4. Slovakia (39.7 million USD) 5. Czech Republic (33.8 million USD) 6. South Africa (18.5 million USD) 7. Hungary (0.4 million USD) Platinum Imports By Country In 2016, Hungary (4.5K tonnes) was the largest importer for platinum, making up 43% of total imports. Czech Republic (1.8K tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, distantly followed by Slovakia (566 tonnes), South Africa (564 tonnes), the UK (505 tonnes), and Spain (476 tonnes). All these countries together took near 38% share of total imports. The following importers - Italy (441 tonnes) occupied approx. 4% of total imports, each. Hungary was also the fastest growing in terms of the platinum imports, with a CAGR of +140.3% from 2007 to 2016. At the same time, Slovakia (+5.5%), and South Africa (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Italy, Spain, and Czech Republic experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the UK (-3.3%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2016, the share of the UK increased by 2% percentage points, while Slovakia (-2.1%), and Hungary (-43.2%) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, the largest platinum markets worldwide were the UK ($2.3B), Italy ($1.3B) and Spain ($44M), together accounting for 16% of global imports. The UK (+2.7% per year) had the highest growth rate of platinum imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the imports figures. Platinum Import Prices By Country In 2016, the average import price for platinum amounted to $2.1K per kg, falling by -46.9% against the previous year. Overall, platinum import price continues to indicate a abrupt slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010, when import price increased by 27% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average platinum import price reached its maximum level of $5.4K per kg in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

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Blog, Sergey Avramenko, May 28, 2018 20

In 2016, the amount of pig iron imported worldwide stood at 8.5M tonnes, declining by -34.4% against the previous year figure. Overall, pig iron imports continue to indicate a drastic descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, an increase of 23% y-o-y. Global pig iron import peaked of 17M tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. In value terms, pig iron imports stood at $3.1B in 2016. In general, pig iron imports continue to indicate a abrupt descent. Global pig iron import peaked of $9.5B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength. Top Pig Iron Importing Countries in the World 1. Italy (370.8 million USD) 2. Turkey (274.0 million USD) 3. Saudi Arabia (195.4 million USD) 4. Germany (164.0 million USD) 5. Mexico (141.7 million USD) 6. Thailand (116.8 million USD) 7. Netherlands (98.1 million USD) 8. South Korea (85.8 million USD) 9. Spain (64.1 million USD) 10. Belgium (63.0 million USD) 11. Poland (53.7 million USD) 12. Indonesia (6.7 million USD) Pig Iron Imports By Country The countries with the highest levels of pig iron imports in 2016 were Italy (1.6M tonnes), Turkey (1.1M tonnes), Indonesia (799K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (603K tonnes), Germany (573K tonnes), Mexico (551K tonnes), Thailand (462K tonnes), South Korea (337K tonnes), the Netherlands (279K tonnes), Spain (222K tonnes), Poland (208K tonnes), and Belgium (205K tonnes), together finishing at 81% of total import. From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pig iron imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Indonesia (+55.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, the largest pig iron markets worldwide were Italy ($371M), Turkey ($274M) and Saudi Arabia ($195M), with a combined 27% share of global imports. Saudi Arabia (+17.5% per year) experienced the highest growth rate of pig iron imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. Pig Iron Import Prices By Country In 2016, the average import price for pig iron amounted to $363 per tonne, growing by 15% against the previous year. Overall, pig iron import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import price increased by 53% y-o-y. In that year, average pig iron import price reached its maximum level of $579 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average pig iron import price failed to regain its strength. Import prices varied noticeably by country of destination. the country with the highest import prices was the Netherlands ($351 per tonne), while Indonesia ($8 per tonne) was among the lowest. From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pig iron import prices was attained by Global (-0.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures. Do you want to know more about global pig iron market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on pig iron market share pig iron prices pig iron industry pig iron sales pig iron import pig iron export pig iron market forecast pig iron price forecast key pig iron producers All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 7201 - Pig iron and spiegeleisen in pigs, blocks or other primary forms. Source: World: Pig Iron And Spiegeleisen - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025level.

 
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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 28

Global nickel imports totaled 2M tonnes in 2016, import ,therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year level.

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In 2016, the global imports of gold totaled 10K tonnes, reducing by -7.1% against the previous year figure. Overall, it indicated a prominent expansion from 2007 to 2016: the total imports volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.8% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Based on the result of 2016, gold imports decreased by -18.4% against its level of 2013. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, when import increased by 27% year-to-year. In that year, global gold imports reached its maximum volume of 13K tonnes. From 2014 to 2016, growth of global gold imports stood at a somewhat lower level.

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Blog, Anna Sergeeva, May 28, 2018 25

Global silicon-electrical steel flat-rolled product imports stood at 39M tonnes in 2016, picking up by 5% against the previous year figure. Overall, silicon-electrical steel flat-rolled product imports continue to indicate a remarkable increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014, when imports increased by 39% against the previous year level.

 

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