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

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  • 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

  • Stats Corner March 2021

    Stats Corner March 2021

    03-Mar-2021
    Chrome is an essential raw material in all stainless steel grades. In ball park terms, up to half comes from recycling and the balance comes in the form of ferrochrome. WBMS has comprehensive data on ferroalloys in general, this edition of Stats Corner shows the latest ferrochrome data.
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  • January to December 2020 Metals Balances

    January to December 2020 Metals Balances

    17-Feb-2021
    The calculated market balance for primary aluminium for the period of January to December 2020 was a surplus of 1546kt which follows a surplus of 462 kt recorded for the whole of 2019. Demand for primary aluminium for January  to December 2020 was 64.77 million tonnes, 422 kt less than in the comparable period in 2019.
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  • January to November 2020 Metals Balances

    January to November 2020 Metals Balances

    20-Jan-2021
    The calculated market balance for primary aluminium for the period of January to November 2020 was a surplus of 2081 kt which follows a surplus of 448 kt recorded for the whole of 2019. Demand for primary aluminium for January to November 2020 was 59.11 million tonnes, 583 kt less than in the comparable period in 2019.
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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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