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.

  • 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 November 2020 Metals Balances

    January to November 2020 Metals Balances

    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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  • Stats Corner January to February 2021

    Stats Corner January to February 2021

    Global economies and metal markets were grim in 2020 so we thought it useful to put it into context with some long term time series. WBMS has global metals production back to the 1890s in some cases. We have taken 1950 as a starting point and compared this with 1975, 2000 and 2020 so almost quarter centuries.
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About WBMS

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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