Raw Materials (SIC 19)

Your next transaction is a lot closer than you think with the potential to purchase raw materials through trade finance

Trade Finance Global / Finance Products / Raw Materials (SIC 19)

What is Raw Materials Finance?

Our specialists have vast experience in raw materials finance and work with clients in various sectors, whether they be commodities traders or those who process raw materials. We understand the tight margins that face both the trading and processing industry, along with increased pressure faced from worldwide competition. Thus, it is imperative that there is maintenance of good working capital and easy availability.

Raw Materials Finance

We aim to assist in structuring tailored raw materials finance packages that will the facilitate the release of working capital quickly. The aim is to create a solution that suits the specifics of your business.

Types of Raw Materials

We can work with you to finance various raw materials such as timber, silver, goldgrain, iron ore, tobacco, wood, sugar, spices, wheat and rye amongst many others. We also fund mineral, gas and crude oil.

Trade Finance Requirements
  •  Your business is looking for £50k+ trade finance
  •  You want to import or export stock and have suppliers/ buyers
  •  Your business is creditworthy
  •  Your business trades non-perishable food stock
How the transaction works

When a business wants to trade internationally, the exporter would typically want to be paid up front by the importer. The bank would issue a Letter of Credit, which guarantees this payment to the exporter upon receipt of documentary proof that the goods have been shipped. This is then repaid once the importer has paid for the goods, which could be anything between 30-180 days later.

What is the SIC Code for Raw Materials?

The SIC Code is 19 (Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products)

Other SIC Codes that could also be used are:

  • 19201 Mineral oil refining
  • 19209 Other treatment of petroleum products (excluding petrochemicals manufacture)
  • 20110 Manufacture of industrial gases
  • 24450 Other non-ferrous metal production
  • 35210 Manufacture of gas

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Raw Materials Case Study

Wood Chip Distribution Company

Due to the market and hardship that faced the sector it was difficult to buy product when large orders came in with quick turn around times attached. Using the trade finance facility offered, the business was able to grow and look to new markets in which to expand.

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  •  No security or personal guarantee required
  • Non-pharmaceutical chemicals finance available even if the banks refuse finance
  •  Our partners find you solutions to increase trade
  •  Fast turnaround – get raw materials finance in 24 hours

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About the Author

Mark heads up the trade finance offering at TFG where his team focuses on bringing in alternative structured finance to international trading companies. Prior to joining TFG (tradefinanceglobal.com), Mark qualified as a lawyer with a top ranked global trade and structured commodity finance team.

Mark has previously advised commodity trading firms, banks and alternative capital providers on international structured trade financings, pre-export, prepayment and limited recourse structures – notably in the oil, soft commodities and metals sectors. This has included mining finance projects, structured letter of credit facilities, receivables discounting and forfaiting agreements.

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