Ores and metals imports (% of merchandise imports)

Definition: Ores and metals comprise commodities in SITC sections 27 (crude fertilizer, minerals nes); 28 (metalliferous ores, scrap); and 68 (non-ferrous metals).

Description: The map below shows how Ores and metals imports (% of merchandise imports) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Zambia, with a value of 17.31. The country with the lowest value in the world is Guinea-Bissau, with a value of 0.09.

Source: World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Limitations and Exceptions: Previous editions contained data based on the SITC revision 1. Data for earlier years in previous editions may differ because of the change in methodology. Concordance tables are available to convert data reported in one system to another.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The classification of commodity groups is based on the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Merchandise import shares may not sum to 100 percent because of unclassified trade.