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Metals Exports

Map No. 71

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Metals include copper, nickel, aluminium and zinc. This category also includes metal items such as tools and cutlery. Some metals are exported before being manufactured, others are exported after being manufactured. Of the money spent on worldwide trade, 3.8% is spent on metal exports.

Only 52 (out of 200) territories are net metal exporters. The largest exports (US$ net) are from Germany, the Russian Federation, China and Chile. Whilst a quarter of all net metals exports come from territories in Western Europe. As a region Western Europe produces relatively low net metal exports.

"Copper prices have a very stong effect on the peso" Pablo Correa, 2006

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide net exports of metals (in US$) that come from there. Net exports are exports minus imports. When imports are larger than exports the territory is not shown.


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