Trade Shifts in U.S.

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

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 813 864 864 0 -864 -100.0%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances -119 -118 -118 0 118 100.0%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 681 1,057 1,057 0 -1,057 -100.0%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,366 2,554 2,554 0 -2,554 -100.0%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 552 567 567 0 -567 -100.0%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 834 910 910 0 -910 -100.0%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues -1,052 -1,053 -1,053 0 1,053 100.0%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 264 346 346 0 -346 -100.0%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products -2,587 -3,037 -3,037 0 3,037 100.0%
MM010: Industrial ceramics -436 -152 -152 0 152 100.0%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 10 -8 -8 0 8 100.0%
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles -1,140 -1,372 -1,372 0 1,372 100.0%
MM013: Ceramic household articles -1,393 -1,474 -1,474 0 1,474 100.0%
MM014: Flat glass 617 780 780 0 -780 -100.0%
MM015: Glass containers -832 -983 -983 0 983 100.0%
MM016: Household glassware -584 -602 -602 0 602 100.0%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products -231 -217 -217 0 217 100.0%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 47 94 94 0 -94 -100.0%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones -17,975 -22,510 -22,510 0 22,510 100.0%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 10,924 8,625 8,625 0 -8,625 -100.0%
MM021: Primary iron products -2,913 -2,467 -2,467 0 2,467 100.0%
MM022: Ferroalloys -2,770 -2,281 -2,281 0 2,281 100.0%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 7,816 6,096 6,096 0 -6,096 -100.0%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products -370 -338 -338 0 338 100.0%
MM025: Steel mill products -17,254 -13,032 -13,032 0 13,032 100.0%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products -648 -370 -370 0 370 100.0%
MM027: Fabricated structurals -1,159 -222 -222 0 222 100.0%
MM028: Metal construction components -372 -750 -750 0 750 100.0%
MM029: Metallic containers 241 372 372 0 -372 -100.0%
MM030: Wire products of base metal -1,033 -818 -818 0 818 100.0%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal -6,102 -5,928 -5,928 0 5,928 100.0%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal -1,541 -1,186 -1,186 0 1,186 100.0%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware -2,495 -2,732 -2,732 0 2,732 100.0%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware -1,140 -1,280 -1,280 0 1,280 100.0%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles -173 -149 -149 0 149 100.0%
MM036: Copper and related articles -914 -1,951 -1,951 0 1,951 100.0%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum -3,635 -3,885 -3,885 0 3,885 100.0%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 962 1,285 1,285 0 -1,285 -100.0%
MM039: Lead and related articles -639 -872 -872 0 872 100.0%
MM040: Zinc and related articles -1,299 -1,383 -1,383 0 1,383 100.0%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements -2,379 -1,604 -1,604 0 1,604 100.0%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools -1,980 -2,262 -2,262 0 2,262 100.0%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products -1,159 -1,230 -1,230 0 1,230 100.0%
MM044: Table flatware and related products -497 -564 -564 0 564 100.0%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware -2,909 -3,195 -3,195 0 3,195 100.0%
Total: -53,603 -56,473 -56,473 0 56,473 100.0%

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.