Trade Shifts in U.S.

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

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 813 864 414 427 13 3.1%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances -119 -118 -52 -35 17 32.3%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 681 1,057 496 194 -302 -60.9%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,366 2,554 1,336 1,523 187 14.0%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 552 567 173 289 115 66.4%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 834 910 93 114 21 22.3%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues -1,052 -1,053 -647 -518 129 19.9%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 264 346 157 96 -62 -39.2%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products -2,587 -3,037 -1,351 -1,565 -214 -15.8%
MM010: Industrial ceramics -436 -152 -87 -149 -62 -71.1%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 10 -8 -7 -0 6 93.3%
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles -1,140 -1,372 -660 -693 -34 -5.1%
MM013: Ceramic household articles -1,393 -1,474 -638 -658 -20 -3.1%
MM014: Flat glass 617 780 377 244 -133 -35.3%
MM015: Glass containers -832 -983 -511 -550 -40 -7.8%
MM016: Household glassware -584 -602 -253 -314 -61 -24.2%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products -231 -217 -90 -148 -58 -64.4%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 47 94 43 49 7 15.3%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones -17,975 -22,510 -11,149 -12,558 -1,409 -12.6%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 10,924 8,625 7,224 -276 -7,500 Not Meaningful
MM021: Primary iron products -2,913 -2,467 -1,106 -1,382 -277 -25.0%
MM022: Ferroalloys -2,770 -2,281 -1,240 -1,471 -231 -18.6%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 7,816 6,096 3,471 2,182 -1,289 -37.1%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products -370 -338 -167 -162 5 3.0%
MM025: Steel mill products -17,254 -13,032 -6,625 -9,961 -3,336 -50.3%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products -648 -370 -243 -188 55 22.7%
MM027: Fabricated structurals -1,159 -222 -124 -225 -102 -82.2%
MM028: Metal construction components -372 -750 -380 -555 -175 -46.0%
MM029: Metallic containers 241 372 192 261 68 35.5%
MM030: Wire products of base metal -1,033 -818 -481 -393 88 18.3%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal -6,102 -5,928 -3,095 -3,066 30 1.0%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal -1,541 -1,186 -583 -666 -83 -14.2%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware -2,495 -2,732 -1,256 -1,200 56 4.4%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware -1,140 -1,280 -608 -644 -36 -5.9%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles -173 -149 -78 -73 5 6.6%
MM036: Copper and related articles -914 -1,951 -1,821 -903 918 50.4%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum -3,635 -3,885 -2,217 -2,657 -440 -19.9%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 962 1,285 687 559 -128 -18.6%
MM039: Lead and related articles -639 -872 -483 -581 -98 -20.4%
MM040: Zinc and related articles -1,299 -1,383 -708 -810 -103 -14.5%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements -2,379 -1,604 -938 -1,019 -81 -8.7%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools -1,980 -2,262 -971 -1,250 -280 -28.8%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products -1,159 -1,230 -547 -620 -73 -13.3%
MM044: Table flatware and related products -497 -564 -256 -253 4 1.4%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware -2,909 -3,195 -1,522 -1,637 -115 -7.6%
Total: -53,603 -56,473 -26,228 -41,244 -15,016 -57.2%

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.