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.

  • 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 May 2021 Metals Balances

    January to May 2021 Metals Balances

    The most recent metals balances report shows the primary aluminium, lead, zinc, nickel and tin, metal balances were in deficit during January to May 2021. In contrast, copper was the only metal balance to record a surplus in the first five months of 2021. Read on to unpack the latest update on the LME metals balances.
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  • January to April 2021 Metals Balances

    January to April 2021 Metals Balances

    The calculated market balance for primary aluminium for the period of January to April 2021 was a deficit of 588 kt which follows a surplus of 1074 kt recorded for the whole of 2020. Demand for primary aluminium for January to April 2021 was 23.45 million tonnes, 2304 kt more than in the comparable period in 2020.
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  • Stats Corner May 2021

    Stats Corner May 2021

    We looked at chrome in the last issue and cover molybdenum (moly) in this one. Moly is less easy to cover in that the processing stages vary from other raw materials used in stainless.
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