The Metal Trade Association (WVM) represents the economic issues of the non-ferrous metal industry. In 2019, the sector generated total sales of 52.6 billion Euros.
The WVM sees its responsibilities towards its member companies in representing the economic interests of German producers and processors of non-ferrous metals: particularly in trade, environmental, tax, energy and transport policy.
Furthermore, it supports market transparency py providing statistical services and market anlalysis in collaboration with member companies and industry associations.
Over and above the affiliated Donor's Association for Metals, the Metal Trade Association supports the hands-on research for metal products. Further duties include the promotion of standardisation projects for the metal sector as well as the dialog with the public.