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Physical trading

Trafigura is an independent physical trading and logistics business. We focus on creating long-term value for our customers by prioritising their interests.

Responsibility

Our focus is on growing prosperity and building long-term sustainable value. We are committed to operating our business in a responsible way.

Advancing Trade

Trafigura helps make trade happen. We move physical commodities from places they are plentiful to where they are most needed – reliably, efficiently and responsibly.

2019 Interim Results

04 February 2019

A short introduction to Trafigura

A short introduction to Trafigura

04 February 2019

Products and services

Trafigura is one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses. We have built a global business on service and performance. We focus on creating long-term value for our customers by prioritising their interests.

We help make trade happen. We move physical commodities from where they are plentiful to where they are most needed – reliably, efficiently and responsibly. Whether you’re a producer, an existing or potential partner in government or business, or an end-user, our focus, commitment and global resources can get you closer to your markets.

Crude
884 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Crude

The crude desk’s strong technical capabilities and resources give us the agility to respond to changing market dynamics. We have access to long-term supplies of tradable oil streams and control tankage at strategic locations. We provide distribution solutions for many different producers and assist refineries with tailored shipments and specialist financing.

 

884 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Gasoline
249 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Gasoline

The gasoline desk manages one of the world’s largest seaborne gasoline books.

We have an active market presence in components and extensive, strategically located tankage. Our global storage footprint, strategic relationships with downstream operators and carefully managed global distribution system are key strengths.

 

249 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Fuel oil
266 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Fuel oil

The fuel oil trading desk combines global presence, market knowledge and efficient logistics to connect producers and end-users.Our team has built a significant and sustainable feedstock business and forged close ties with end-users in the bunker market. We serve our customers’ needs by blending and shipping between our global network of leased and owned storage facilities.

 

 

266 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Middle distillates
297 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Middle distillates

Trafigura manages one of the largest middle distillates books across its global network. We trade the fullrange of distillates, from low to high sulphur. Our middle distillates trading operation covers jet fuel, diesel and gas oil. We use our global storage network to blend products to local specifications.Our team can adapt quickly to constantly changing specifications across the world to maximise flexibility to all of our customers.

 

 

297 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Naphtha
150 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Naphtha

Trafigura is a leading naphtha trader. We source, store and blend all the most actively demanded products and grades, supporting trade flows to the Far East, North and Latin America, Africa and Europe. We develop new outlets for condensates, using Trafigura's diverse customer base that includes refineries, splitters and petrochemical facilities.

 

 

 

150 m

Barrels traded in 2018

LPG
82 m

Barrels traded in 2018

LPG

Trafigura is a leading trader in the rapidly changing LPG market. Our global presence and strong logistical system support our trading activities.With control of our own storage and chartering facilities, we can tailor cargo specifications to suit a wide range of customers, from petrochemical consumers and blenders to autogas and bottled gas consumers.

 

82 m

Barrels traded in 2018

LNG
91 m

Barrels traded in 2018

LNG

In this rapidly growing energy market, Trafigura remains one of the world’s largest independent LNG traders. In addition to our spot business we have firm long-term offtake from the US and elsewhere, allowing us to offer unparalleled security of supply. Our LNG infrastructure business supports customers with strategically deployable assets that offer cost benefits, flexibility and modularity.

91 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Natural gas
64 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Natural gas

Our natural gas desk, focused on the US and Europe, has grown significantly to meet increasing demand as natural gas continues to expand its share in the power generation mix.We are the largest purchaser of gas in Texas, US and largest supplier of gas to Mexico. In Europe we have growing sales of natural gas to Ukraine, Spain and Italy.

 

64 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Biodiesel
4 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Biodiesel

The biodiesel desk is fully integrated within our global distillates team. It works globally to promote biodiesel as a sustainable alternative and adjunct to fossil fuel-based diesel.

 

 

4 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Condensates
13 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Condensates

Trafigura is a leading international condensates trader, bringing a wide variety of grades to market in all parts of the world. We develop new outlets for condensates, using Trafigura's diverse customer base that includes refineries, splitters and petrochemical facilities.

 

 

 

13 m

Barrels traded in 2018

Concentrates
10.4 mmt

Traded in 2018

Concentrates

Trafigura is the market leader in copper, zinc, lead and nickel concentrates trading as well as alumina and cobalt hydroxide. We create a more coherent supply chain for our customers using geographical and quality arbitrages. Carefully selected investments in infrastructure are furthering volume growth. We work to develop long-term relationships and to guarantee a consistent, high quality service.

10.4 mmt

Traded in 2018

Refined Metals
8.1 mmt

Traded in 2018

Refined Metals

Trafigura is the market leader for the majority of the refined metals we trade.We trade copper cathodes, copper blister and copper wire rods, aluminium, lead, zinc, nickel and precious metals. We maintain a global presence. We have the
knowledge on the ground to source metals swiftly and cost-effectively from around the world. Our focus is on building volume and meeting the varying needs of producers and end-users.

8.1 mmt

Traded in 2018

Iron Ore
16.9 mmt

Traded in 2018

Iron Ore

We trade the whole spectrum of iron ore products and grades. With origination teams in all the main exporting countries, we use our extensive international network to connect specific buyers with particular grades of stock. We source cost competitive supplies through our close relationships with the major producers and provide support for smaller mining concerns. Our sales teams in China have strong contacts with steel mills and local trading houses.

16.9 mmt

Traded in 2018

Coal
60.5 mmt

Traded in 2018

Coal

We are one of just two truly global operators in thermal coal and are committed to following the highest regulatory standards applicable to this commodity across the world. We continue to secure volume growth and increased market share. Our focus is on innovative origination strategies, trading flows and delivery methods. We source coking coal for global steel producers and are growing our presence in coke and petcoke.

60.5 mmt

Traded in 2018

Wet and gas freight
2,956 fixtures

Traded in 2018

Wet and gas freight

We fix vessels on spot voyage, buy/sell contracts of affreightment (COAs) and take ships on time charter from 30 days to five years anywhere in the world.
Our vessel screening policy ensures safety and reliability of freight services.

2,956 fixtures

Traded in 2018

Dry freight
1,234 fixtures

Traded in 2018

Dry freight

We buy and sell freight in physical markets to optimise chartering efficiency.
We operate a fleet of 45-65  wet and 50 – 55 dry vessels at any one time providing freight services to third-party customers.

1,234 fixtures

Traded in 2018

Spotlight on Trafigura in the United States

Trafigura is among the largest and most active trading houses in the United States.

The way we work

Our people are the heart of our business. We are proud of our meritocratic working environment – one that is forged in an atmosphere of integrity, ethical conduct, equal opportunity and mutual respect. We set high standards for ourselves and our partners in our day-to-day activities.