Trafigura is the market leader in copper, lead and zinc concentrates trading, and a leading alumina and nickel trader. We source copper, lead and zinc from resource-rich areas in Africa, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Indonesia, South America and the US. Our alumina comes from refineries in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India and Jamaica.

Our Geneva-based trading teams are supported by regional and local offices around the world. We work closely with our partners to develop long-term relationships and to guarantee a consistent, high-quality service.

On the demand side, we are creating a more coherent supply chain for our customers using geographical and quality arbitrages.

Carefully selected investments in infrastructure are furthering volume growth. Our joint venture with Mubadala of Abu Dhabi has doubled capacity at the MATSA concentrates mining complex in Spain. The mine links to our state-of-the-art logistics and warehousing operation at Huelva and enhances our ability to serve European and Asian markets. In China, our strategic partnership with Jinchuan Group, gives us a minority stake in its Fangchenggang copper smelter and access to supply and offtake agreements covering both copper concentrates and refined metals.

In lead and zinc concentrates, we are building on our market leadership by sticking to our established strategy of carefully selecting counterparties and maintaining mutually beneficial long-term relationships with suppliers and producers.

Trafigura’s recently established nickel concentrates trading team is ranked number two globally by volume. The desk is building long-term sustainable business by diversifying its geographical scope and customer base.

Our alumina trading team maintains strong relationships with refineries and smelters, focusing principally on the increasingly important Chinese market. In volatile market conditions the Group’s financial strength is an important lever as we develop sustainable relationships and establish strong supply chains.

Through Impala Terminals, we are investing in first-class logistics and infrastructure to facilitate the safe, prompt passage of product to market. We combine our warehousing, blending and transport capabilities to aggregate base tonnage, align blends with specific import and customer requirements, and transport products to Western Europe, China, South East Asia, the US, Russia and Japan.

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