Metals

Statistics and Market Data on Metals

Metals statistics In this section, Statista presents the most relevant and up-to-date facts relating to the metal industry.

Many metals are among the most valuable commodities worldwide. Typically, the metals’ ores are found in the earth’s crust, where they are extracted through mining. While some metals such as precious metals are characterized by their relative scarcity, other metals such as steel are comparatively abundant. Not only is steel one of the most common metals, but it is also one of the most-widely recycled metals worldwide. The ferrous alloy plays an essential role in infrastructure development and building construction, as well as in car manufacturing and shipbuilding.

Luxembourg-based steel maker ArcelorMittal is currently the world’s largest steel producing company. Nucor is the main manufacturer of primary metals in the United States. The major producing countries for metals include Russia, the United States and China.

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