Ever wonder which countries export the most zinc? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global zinc exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world zinc exports were US$14.4 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $360.6 million worth of zinc led by the following countries:

  1. Namibia: $240 million
  2. Burkina Faso: $89.3 million
  3. South Africa: $11 million
  4. Morocco: $4.7 million
  5. Tunisia: $4.7 million
  6. Egypt: $1.9 million
  7. Nigeria: $1.9 million
  8. Cameroon: $1.9 million
  9. Uganda: $1.5 million
10. Kenya: $1.3 million
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $3.9 billion worth of zinc led by the following countries:

  1. South Korea: $1.3 billion
  2. Kazakhstan: $553.9 million
  3. India: $433 million
  4. China: $309.2 million
  5. Japan: $284.6 million
  6. Malaysia: $253.9 million
  7. Hong Kong: $231.9 million
  8. Taiwan: $154.3 million
  9. Uzbekistan: $114.8 million
10. Singapore: $91.9 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $5.7 billion worth of zinc led by the following EU members:

  1. Belgium: $1 billion
  2. Netherlands: $1 billion
  3. Spain: $814.5 million
  4. Germany: $660 million
  5. Finland: $571.6 million
  6. France: $472.4 million
  7. Poland: $287.6 million
  8. Italy: $177.3 million
  9. Bulgaria: $163 million
10. Austria: $159.3 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $746.4 million worth of zinc led by the following countries:

  1. Peru: $582 million
  2. Brazil: $158.2 million
  3. Guatemala: $2.1 million
  4. Dominican Republic: $640,000
  5. Costa Rica: $636,000
  6. Chile: $502,000
  7. Colombia: $403,000
  8. Argentina: $393,000
  9. El Salvador: $328,000
10. Ecuador: $317,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $275.5 million worth of zinc led by the following countries:

  1. Iran: $137.4 million
  2. United Arab Emirates: $106.1 million
  3. Saudi Arabia: $23.5 million
  4. Israel: $4.2 million
  5. Kuwait: $2.4 million
  6. Oman: $836,000
  7. Jordan: $446,000
  8. Qatar: $305,000
  9. Lebanon: $246,000
10. Bahrain: $134,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $2.1 billion worth of zinc led by the following countries:

  1. Canada: $1.2 billion
  2. United States: $489.2 million
  3. Mexico: $380.9 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $803.2 million worth of zinc led by the following countries:

  1. Australia: $802.2 million
  2. New Zealand: $939,000
  3. Marshall Islands: $33,000
  4. Cook Islands: $2,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of zinc from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -3.7%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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