World Bureau of Metal Statistics

The independent data resource for the global metals industry, maintaining the reference data set for non-ferrous metals throughout the world

Publications / Services
  • Publications

    The WBMS portfolio comprises numerous respected publications. Beyond these key publications bespoke reports can be prepared.

    Publications
  • Metals Database

    The database is the core of all WBMS reports and publications. With extensive back data to the latest information available, it forms a comprehensive resource.

    Metals Database

Recent News

  • January to September 2021 Metals Balances

    January to September 2021 Metals Balances

    17-Nov-2021
    The most recent metal balances report shows the primary aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel and tin metal balances were in deficit during January to September 2021. Read on to unpack the latest update on the LME metals balances.
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  • Stainless Steel Statistics November 2021

    Stainless Steel Statistics November 2021

    02-Nov-2021
    It is useful to remind ourselves of how important scrap is in the production of stainless steel. However, we should first consider the importance of other competing materials and their strengths and weaknesses. Firstly there are other metals, including carbon steel and aluminium. Like stainless, these can be remelted and used again, so they share these merits. Plastics have seen massive growth in the last few decades, but the environmental damage of discarded obsolete products will require a paradigm shift in that industry. For some applications, stainless could be an alternative recyclable material.
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  • January to August 2021 Metals Balances

    January to August 2021 Metals Balances

    20-Oct-2021
    The most recent metal balances report shows the primary aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel and tin metal balances were in deficit during January to August 2021. Read on to unpack the latest update on the LME metals balances.
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World Bureau of Metal Statistics (WBMS) collects and publishes all available information regarding the production and consumption of metals and minerals worldwide; our data is your power.

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