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Base Metal and Articles - Monthly Trend

Source - Dubai Custom

Sector Overview - Base Metal and Articles

The global base metal trade (export + import) has raised to USD 4205.22 billion in 2022 increase of 3.70% compared to 2021 which was USD 4055.22 billion. The base metal trade represented 8.39% of total global trade. 

Dubai base metal trade was 101.68 billion in 2022, increased of 10.20% compared to 92.27 billion in 2021. base metal trade represented 5.43% of the total Dubai trade. 

Dubai base metal and articles exports were AED 46.38 billion in 2022 which accounts for 19.70% of Dubai export. The top exported products were: Aluminium; unwrought, alloys (HS Code: 760120), Nickel; waste and scrap (HS Code: 750300) and Copper; wire, of refined copper (HS Code: 740811). The top export destinations were:  India, Japan, USA, South Korea, and Egypt. 

Dubai base metal and articles imports were AED 44.67 billion in 2022 which accounted for 4.14% of the total Dubai imports. The top import products were: Copper; refined, unwrought, cathodes and sections of cathodes (HS Code: 740311), Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils) (HS Code: 720851) and Zinc; unwrought, (not alloyed) (HS Code: 790111). The top import origins were: China, India, Congo, USA, and Japan.  

Dubai base metal and articles re-exports were AED 10.63 billion in 2022 which accounted for 2.04% of the total Dubai re-export. The top re-export products: Nickel; unwrought, not alloyed (HS Code: 750210), Zinc; unwrought, (not alloyed) (HS Code: 790111) and Iron or steel; threaded screws and bolts (HS Code: 731815). The top re-export destinations were: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Sultanate of Oman, India, and China.


The Base Metal and Articles sector contains Sections No. (72-73-74-75-76-77-78-79-80-81-82-83-26).


Source - Dubai Custom

Sector Competitive Landscape

Dubai Trade
Key Markets

Source - Dubai Custom - UN Comtrade

Trade Forecast

Note : Forecast from 2021 based on trade predictions by WTO and UNCTAD

Source: Dubai Customs - KCORP