Base Metals - Import and Dumping
Basic metals include Iron and Steel, Aluminum, Copper, and other metals. These are intermediate products feeding into other production processes. Global trade is huge and there are hundreds of trade codes. Australian companies need to monitor import competition and competition in other markets where they export.
Dumping can also occur, and Australian companies need to monitor for this. Market segmentation to identify grades of product is also important as are exports to Australia statistics where these can identify export/importer or more specific product details. Some base metal codes are also subject to confidentiality restrictions and companies work with TradeData to estimate these trade flows.
TradeData has been working with Australian and Indonesian Base Metal companies for more than 25 years.