About us

Trafigura is at the forefront of the commodity trading industry. We use market knowledge, logistics and global resources to move physical commodities where they’re needed when they’re needed.

2020 Key figures

$147.0bn
Group revenue
2020
147.0
2019
171.5
2018
180.7
$6.8bn
Gross profit
2020
6.8
2019
2.9
2018
2.4
$57.0bn
Total assets
2020
57.0
2019
54.2
2018
53.8
4.6%
Gross profit margin
2020
4.6
2019
1.7
2018
1.3
$11.1bn
Total non-current assets
2020
11.1
2019
10.8
2018
8.8
$1.6bn
Net profit
2020
1.6
2019
0.9
2018
0.9
$7.8bn
Total Group equity
2020
7.8
2019
6.8
2018
6.3
$6.0bn
EBITDA (3)
2020
6.0
2019
2.1
2018
1.7
365.3mmt
Combined volume of commodities traded (2)
2020
365.3
2019
372.1
2018
371.1
57%
Oil and Petroleum Products revenue as a percentage of Group revenue
2020
57
2019
65
2018
69
267.7mmt
Oil and Petroleum Products total volume traded
2020
267.7
2019
274.9
2018
275.2
43%
Metals and Minerals revenue as a percentage of Group revenue
2020
43
2019
35
2018
31
20.9mmt
Non-ferrous concentrates and refined metals total volume traded
2020
20.9
2019
19.9
2018
18.5
76.7mmt
Bulk minerals total volume traded
2020
76.7
2019
77.3
2018
77.4
8,619
Average number of employees over year (4)
2020
8,619
2019
5,106
2018
4,316

Our business model

Our markets

Advancing trade

Responsible trade drives economic progress and builds stronger societies.

Trafigura is dedicated to advancing trade. We have been connecting our customers to the global economy for more than two decades. We take a long-term perspective. We use our energy and resources to make trade work better. We act as partner to nations, corporations and communities. We earn their trust and build sustained shared value.

Physical Trading

Trafigura adds value by trading physical commodities reliably, efficiently and responsibly. We source products from remote locations. We deliver on-time, on-spec shipments almost anywhere. We support producers, invest in terminals and transportation, and meet the most demanding mandates.

Investing in infrastructure

Trafigura invests worldwide in strategically located infrastructure. We invest in ports, terminals and logistics that enhance our physical trading activities. We build warehouses and storage facilities, operate truck and barge fleets, buy ships and develop mines – whatever it takes to help trade flow.

Trading responsibly

Trafigura’s activities are technically complex and geographically dispersed. We source, store, blend and deliver combustible and hard-to-handle materials across the globe. We own and manage storage facilities, vessels, warehouses and mines. The management of health, safety, environmental and community (HSEC) concerns are central to our planning and decision-making.

Our global network

With offices in 48 countries on six continents Trafigura spans the globe. Our global network supports our trading activities and helps us connect producers and consumers worldwide. Every one of our offices has access to the knowledge, resources and support of the entire Trafigura Group.

Accra, Ghana

Other offices/operations

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Other offices/operations

Antofagasta, Chile

Other offices/operations

Arica, Chile

Other offices/operations

Asuncion, Paraguay

Other offices/operations

Athens, Greece

Shipping and Chartering regional hub

Avellaneda, Argentina

Other offices/operations

Ayacucho, Peru

Other offices/operations

Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Other offices/operations

Barrancabermeja, Colombia

Other offices/operations

Barranquilla, Colombia

Other offices/operations

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Other offices/operations

Bogota, Colombia

Other offices/operations

Brisbane, Australia

Other offices/operations

Bucharest, Romania

Other offices/operations

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Other offices/operations

Callao, Peru

Other offices/operations

Calgary, Canada

Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub

Campana, Argentina

Other offices/operations

Cartagena, Colombia

Other offices/operations

Copiapo, Chile

Other offices/operations

Cucuta, Colombia

Other offices/operations

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Other offices/operations

Darrow (Burnside), U.S.A.

Other offices/operations

Dubai, U.A.E.

Other offices/operations

Foshan, China

Other offices/operations

Geneva, Switzerland

Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub Shipping and Chartering regional hub Power and Renewables regional hub

Havana, Cuba

Other offices/operations

Houston, U.S.A.

Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub Shipping and Chartering regional hub Power and Renewables regional hub

Huelva, Spain

Other offices/operations

Impala Terminals Bolivia

Other offices/operations

Istanbul, Turkey

Other offices/operations

Jakarta, Indonesia

Other offices/operations

Johannesburg, South Africa

Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub

Karachi, Pakistan

Other offices/operations

Kiev, Ukraine

Other offices/operations

Kolwezi, DR Congo

Other offices/operations

Lima, Peru

Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub

Lobito, Angola

Other offices/operations

London, United Kingdom

Other offices/operations

Luanda, Angola

Other offices/operations

Lubumbashi, DR Congo

Other offices/operations

Lucerne, Switzerland

Other offices/operations

Manila, Philippines

Other offices/operations

Manzanillo, Mexico

Other offices/operations

Mexico city, Mexico

Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub

Midland, U.S.A

Other offices/operations

Montevideo, Uruguay

Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub Shipping and Chartering regional hub

Moscow, Russia

Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub

Mumbai, India

Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub

Ndola, Zambia

Other offices/operations

Oruro, Bolivia

Other offices/operations

Panama City

Other offices/operations

Porto Sudeste, Brazil

Other offices/operations

Potosi, Bolivia

Other offices/operations

Quito, Ecuador

Other offices/operations

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Other offices/operations

Samarinda, Indonesia

Other offices/operations

Santiago, Chile

Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub

Schiphol, The Netherlands

Other offices/operations

Seoul, Korea

Other offices/operations

Seville, Spain

Other offices/operations

Shanghai, China

Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub

Silkeborg, Denmark

Other offices/operations

Singapore

Shipping and Chartering regional hub Metals and Minerals Trading regional hub Oil and Petroleum Products Trading regional hub Power and Renewables regional hub

Tokyo, Japan

Other offices/operations

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Other offices/operations
Regional offices Other offices

Our services

Whether we are working with producers, existing or potential partners in government or business, or end-users our focus, commitment and global resources get them closer to their markets.

Excellent end-to-end service

We add value at every stage of the supply chain. We offer producers technical advice and financial support. We build infrastructure and develop logistics to streamline and simplify transportation. We operate at scale through state-of-the-art terminals. We deliver on time, on-spec commodities wherever they are needed.

Effective risk management

We manage operational risk with the latest equipment, robust systems and talented people. Our prudent approach to financial risk management unlocks access in volatile markets. We systematically hedge commodity price risk and minimise company-wide risk concentrations.

Improving competitiveness

As innovators we enhance market efficiencies. We grow liquidity by introducing new counterparties and deepening connections between suppliers and end-users. We develop trade routes and product categories. Our infrastructure investments spur economic growth.

Strong financial resources

Trafigura is a reliable trading partner – even in the toughest times. We have the scope and scale to operate in multiple markets. A strong balance sheet supports infrastructure investment, offtake agreements and at-scale operations. Our diversified funding model adds flexibility and allows us to capitalise on opportunities as they arise.

How we add value

Investments and subsidiaries

Related content

A short introduction to Trafigura 2020

Watch video

In order to see twitter feed and videos, please enable statistics and marketing cookies, click here. Then reload the page.

A short introduction to Trafigura 2020

28 September 2020

Demystifying the role of commodity traders

Watch video

In order to see twitter feed and videos, please enable statistics and marketing cookies, click here. Then reload the page.

Demystifying the role of commodity traders

05 September 2016

Demystifying the role of the operations team within a commodity trading firm

Watch video

In order to see twitter feed and videos, please enable statistics and marketing cookies, click here. Then reload the page.

Demystifying the role of the operations team within a commodity trading firm

05 September 2016