ITA Publishes New Global Aluminum Trade Monitor to Help U.S. Industry Better Track Markets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2023
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration announced the release of the Global Aluminum Trade Monitor, a new online tool that highlights global aluminum trade flows from the largest aluminum-producing and exporting countries.
Utilizing data sourced by global trade monitor IHSMarkit, ITA’s Enforcement and Compliance unit designed the Global Aluminum Trade Monitor as a free, interactive, comparative analysis tool that allows users to create custom data visualizations and provide industry greater insight into how countries that import and export aluminum react to global market conditions.
“The Global Aluminum Trade Monitor provides a critical U.S. industry with the data it needs to make informed decisions,” said Lisa Wang, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance. “The development of this interactive tool builds upon the agency’s current Aluminum Import Monitor by including global aluminum trade flows, not just the trade of products imported into the United States.”
As with the Global Steel Trade Monitor, ITA’s new aluminum data visualization can generate tens of thousands of detailed charts across the top global aluminum importing and exporting countries and seven aluminum product categories.
The Global Aluminum Trade Monitor enables users to customize their analysis and view data in both volume and value. For countries that do not report aluminum trade data, the monitor also utilizes import data from other countries to construct reverse flow export figures. The Global Aluminum Trade Monitor is updated every two weeks via ITA’s Aluminum Import Monitor.
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The International Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. ITA has more than 2,200 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 80 markets worldwide. For more information on ITA visit www.trade.gov.