Pyrite Market - The Netherlands Becomes One of the Leading Exporters of Pyrites

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

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The global trade in pyrites amounted to 21 million USD in 2015, fluctuating strongly over the period under review. A 35% drop in 2009 was followed by recovery over the next four years, until exports decreased again. Overall, there was an annual decrease of -3.1% from 2007 to 2015.

According to IndexBox estimates, Italy continued to lead the way in global supplies of pyrites. In 2015, Italy's exports of pyrites totaled 6 million USD, which accounted for a 26% share in terms of global exports. China, the Netherlands, Peru, and Russia were the other key global suppliers of pyrites in 2015, with a 52% combined share of global exports.

The Netherlands (+96.1% per year) and Russia (+19.0% per year) were the fastest growing exporters on the pyrite market from 2007 to 2015. The Netherlands significantly strengthened its position in terms of global exports of pyrites, growing its share from 0% in 2007 to 14% in 2015.

China (67%, based on value terms), Israel (7%), Germany (5%), Egypt (4%), and Japan (4%) were the leading destinations of pyrites imports in 2015. Imports to China grew at an outstanding pace of +86.7% per year from 2007 to 2015. None of the major importers contracted their imports of pyrites over the period under review. China's share in terms of global imports increased by +66 percentage points, while the share of Germany illustrated negative dynamics (-13 percentage points).

Global Exports Of Pyrites, In Value Terms

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