Ever wonder which countries export the most silver? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global silver exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world silver exports were US$18.2 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $157.9 million worth of silver led by the following countries:

  1. Morocco: $123.7 million
  2. Swaziland: $11.5 million
  3. Libya: $9.2 million
  4. South Africa: $8.8 million
  5. Burkina Faso: $3.1 million
  6. Zimbabwe: $974,000
  7. Senegal: $374,000
  8. Nigeria: $124,000
  9. Egypt: $91,000
10. Niger: $48,000
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $6.9 billion worth of silver led by the following countries:

  1. South Korea: $1.7 billion
  2. Hong Kong: $1.5 billion
  3. Japan: $1.4 billion
  4. China: $1.1 billion
  5. Kazakhstan: $584.6 million
  6. Singapore: $194.6 million
  7. Taiwan: $179 million
  8. Turkey: $98.9 million
  9. Indonesia: $98.6 million
10. Thailand: $25 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

European Union exported $3.9 billion worth of silver led by the following EU members:

  1. Germany: $1.3 billion
  2. United Kingdom: $736.9 million
  3. Poland: $697.8 million
  4. Italy: $370.7 million
  5. Sweden: $289.9 million
  6. Spain: $142.4 million
  7. France: $91.5 million
  8. Netherlands: $71.7 million
  9. Austria: $44.4 million
10. Bulgaria: $27.3 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $808.8 million worth of silver led by the following countries:

  1. Peru: $280.7 million
  2. Argentina: $193.3 million
  3. Chile: $168.3 million
  4. Bolivia: $108.7 million
  5. Dominican Republic: $27.7 million
  6. Brazil: $23.2 million
  7. Colombia: $3.3 million
  8. Nicaragua: $1.6 million
  9. Honduras: $775,000
10. Panama: $686,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $56.4 million worth of silver led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $48.2 million
  2. Israel: $5.3 million
  3. Saudi Arabia: $1.3 million
  4. Lebanon: $1.2 million
  5. Oman: $194,000
  6. Jordan: $173,000
  7. Qatar: $30,000
  8. Iran: $2,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $4.8 billion worth of silver led by the following countries:

  1. Mexico: $1.9 billion
  2. Canada: $1.6 billion
  3. United States: $1.3 billion
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $395.4 million worth of silver led by the following countries:

  1. Papua New Guinea: $236.4 million
  2. New Zealand: $132.3 million
  3. Australia: $26.1 million
  4. Fiji: $440,000
  5. Cook Islands: $65,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of silver from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -49.1%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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