Trade Shifts in U.S.

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

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 813 863 202 202 -0 0.0%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances -121 -118 -33 -12 21 62.2%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 678 1,057 236 55 -181 -76.5%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,366 2,538 566 749 182 32.2%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 565 552 96 130 34 35.6%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 845 966 51 42 -10 -18.7%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues -1,060 -1,053 -279 -243 37 13.1%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 264 370 69 40 -29 -42.6%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products -2,595 -3,040 -571 -687 -116 -20.3%
MM010: Industrial ceramics -429 -155 -52 -54 -2 -3.2%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 10 -8 -3 -3 -0 -12.0%
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles -1,141 -1,372 -296 -320 -25 -8.4%
MM013: Ceramic household articles -1,394 -1,474 -340 -349 -9 -2.7%
MM014: Flat glass 613 765 207 163 -44 -21.1%
MM015: Glass containers -833 -981 -229 -248 -19 -8.3%
MM016: Household glassware -584 -605 -134 -161 -27 -20.3%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products -233 -220 -53 -55 -2 -4.6%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 47 94 18 24 6 31.4%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones -17,974 -22,377 -4,868 -5,810 -942 -19.4%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 10,505 8,687 4,411 1,579 -2,833 -64.2%
MM021: Primary iron products -2,913 -2,467 -503 -771 -268 -53.3%
MM022: Ferroalloys -2,756 -2,254 -534 -643 -108 -20.3%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 7,844 6,112 1,901 956 -945 -49.7%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products -378 -347 -81 -65 16 19.9%
MM025: Steel mill products -17,337 -13,048 -3,186 -4,261 -1,075 -33.8%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products -651 -375 -120 -83 37 30.6%
MM027: Fabricated structurals -1,166 -226 -41 -94 -53 -128.4%
MM028: Metal construction components -354 -753 -174 -292 -118 -67.8%
MM029: Metallic containers 240 368 82 110 28 34.6%
MM030: Wire products of base metal -1,037 -817 -255 -186 69 27.1%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal -6,122 -5,891 -1,499 -1,456 43 2.9%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal -1,545 -1,194 -293 -314 -21 -7.0%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware -2,497 -2,731 -603 -587 16 2.6%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware -1,141 -1,280 -290 -311 -21 -7.2%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles -174 -149 -33 -33 0 0.4%
MM036: Copper and related articles -997 -1,878 -1,017 -236 780 76.8%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum -3,631 -4,228 -1,029 -1,310 -280 -27.2%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 955 1,212 304 328 24 7.8%
MM039: Lead and related articles -639 -900 -328 -252 76 23.0%
MM040: Zinc and related articles -1,298 -1,503 -348 -368 -19 -5.5%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements -2,383 -1,606 -521 -487 33 6.4%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools -1,987 -2,270 -479 -581 -102 -21.3%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products -1,160 -1,230 -247 -277 -30 -12.1%
MM044: Table flatware and related products -498 -563 -125 -121 4 3.3%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware -2,913 -3,196 -723 -772 -48 -6.6%
Total: -54,196 -56,725 -11,144 -17,064 -5,920 -53.1%

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.