Trade Shifts in U.S.

Minerals and metals: Industry/Commodity Group Selection (Quarterly Update)
U.S. trade balance, annual and year to date, January-September

Item 2012 2013 2013 YTD 2014 YTD Absolute
Change
YTD 2013-2014
Percent
Change
YTD 2013-2014
Million Dollars
U.S. merchandise trade balance:
MM001: Clays and related mineral products 813 864 648 656 8 1.3%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances -119 -118 -93 -59 35 37.2%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 681 1,057 716 455 -261 -36.5%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,366 2,554 2,025 2,314 289 14.3%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 552 567 385 541 156 40.6%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 834 910 748 1,032 284 38.0%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues -1,052 -1,053 -860 -624 236 27.4%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 264 346 237 146 -91 -38.4%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products -2,587 -3,037 -2,268 -2,475 -207 -9.1%
MM010: Industrial ceramics -436 -152 -126 -231 -105 -83.0%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 10 -8 -8 1 8 Not Meaningful
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles -1,140 -1,372 -1,034 -1,087 -53 -5.1%
MM013: Ceramic household articles -1,393 -1,474 -1,070 -1,095 -25 -2.3%
MM014: Flat glass 617 780 570 376 -193 -33.9%
MM015: Glass containers -832 -983 -765 -820 -56 -7.3%
MM016: Household glassware -584 -602 -433 -500 -66 -15.3%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products -231 -217 -150 -227 -76 -50.6%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 47 94 68 62 -6 -8.9%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones -17,975 -22,510 -16,704 -18,345 -1,641 -9.8%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 10,924 8,625 9,138 -1,333 -10,471 Not Meaningful
MM021: Primary iron products -2,913 -2,467 -1,862 -2,137 -275 -14.8%
MM022: Ferroalloys -2,770 -2,281 -1,756 -2,198 -442 -25.2%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 7,816 6,096 4,854 3,389 -1,466 -30.2%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products -370 -338 -260 -262 -2 -0.6%
MM025: Steel mill products -17,254 -13,032 -9,866 -15,854 -5,988 -60.7%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products -648 -370 -318 -355 -37 -11.6%
MM027: Fabricated structurals -1,159 -222 -129 -421 -292 -226.3%
MM028: Metal construction components -372 -750 -534 -773 -239 -44.8%
MM029: Metallic containers 241 372 299 372 73 24.5%
MM030: Wire products of base metal -1,033 -818 -670 -583 88 13.1%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal -6,102 -5,928 -4,611 -4,654 -43 -0.9%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal -1,541 -1,186 -910 -1,038 -128 -14.1%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware -2,495 -2,732 -2,013 -1,930 83 4.1%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware -1,140 -1,280 -949 -967 -18 -1.9%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles -173 -149 -118 -112 6 5.0%
MM036: Copper and related articles -914 -1,951 -2,135 -1,342 794 37.2%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum -3,635 -3,885 -3,156 -3,795 -639 -20.2%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 962 1,285 1,030 796 -234 -22.7%
MM039: Lead and related articles -639 -872 -680 -822 -142 -20.8%
MM040: Zinc and related articles -1,299 -1,383 -1,054 -1,268 -215 -20.4%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements -2,379 -1,604 -1,295 -1,732 -437 -33.7%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools -1,980 -2,262 -1,607 -1,988 -381 -23.7%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products -1,159 -1,230 -880 -979 -98 -11.2%
MM044: Table flatware and related products -497 -564 -404 -399 4 1.1%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware -2,909 -3,195 -2,373 -2,530 -157 -6.6%
Total: -53,603 -56,473 -40,377 -62,796 -22,418 -55.5%

Import value are based on customs values; export values are based on f.a.s. value, U.S. port of export.
Note: Calculations based on unrounded data.
Source: Compiled 1G official statistics of the U.S. Department of Commerce.