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 2011 2012 2012 YTD 2013 YTD Absolute
Change
YTD 2012-2013
Percent
Change
YTD 2012-2013
Million Dollars
U.S. merchandise trade balance:
MM001: Clays and related mineral products 837 813 813 863 50 6.2%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances -85 -121 -121 -118 3 2.2%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 486 678 678 1,057 379 55.8%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,084 2,366 2,366 2,538 172 7.3%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 696 565 565 552 -14 -2.4%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 998 845 845 966 122 14.4%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues -576 -1,060 -1,060 -1,053 7 0.7%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 257 264 264 370 106 40.0%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products -2,428 -2,595 -2,595 -3,040 -446 -17.2%
MM010: Industrial ceramics -523 -429 -429 -155 274 63.9%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 10 10 10 -8 -18 Not Meaningful
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles -1,036 -1,141 -1,141 -1,372 -231 -20.3%
MM013: Ceramic household articles -1,388 -1,394 -1,394 -1,474 -81 -5.8%
MM014: Flat glass 653 613 613 765 153 24.9%
MM015: Glass containers -780 -833 -833 -981 -149 -17.9%
MM016: Household glassware -533 -584 -584 -605 -21 -3.6%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products -163 -233 -233 -220 13 5.7%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 56 47 47 94 47 98.2%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones -19,942 -17,974 -17,974 -22,377 -4,403 -24.5%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 8,808 10,505 10,505 8,687 -1,818 -17.3%
MM021: Primary iron products -2,878 -2,913 -2,913 -2,467 447 15.3%
MM022: Ferroalloys -2,760 -2,756 -2,756 -2,254 501 18.2%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 9,743 7,844 7,844 6,112 -1,732 -22.1%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products -364 -378 -378 -347 32 8.4%
MM025: Steel mill products -14,118 -17,337 -17,337 -13,048 4,289 24.7%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products -299 -651 -651 -375 276 42.4%
MM027: Fabricated structurals -629 -1,166 -1,166 -226 940 80.6%
MM028: Metal construction components -317 -354 -354 -753 -398 -112.4%
MM029: Metallic containers 399 240 240 368 129 53.7%
MM030: Wire products of base metal -870 -1,037 -1,037 -817 220 21.2%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal -5,564 -6,122 -6,122 -5,891 231 3.8%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal -1,380 -1,545 -1,545 -1,194 351 22.7%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware -2,420 -2,497 -2,497 -2,731 -234 -9.4%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware -1,008 -1,141 -1,141 -1,280 -139 -12.2%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles -144 -174 -174 -149 25 14.2%
MM036: Copper and related articles -2,318 -997 -997 -1,878 -881 -88.4%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum -3,701 -3,631 -3,631 -4,228 -597 -16.4%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 594 955 955 1,212 257 27.0%
MM039: Lead and related articles -604 -639 -639 -900 -261 -40.9%
MM040: Zinc and related articles -1,651 -1,298 -1,298 -1,503 -205 -15.8%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements -3,272 -2,383 -2,383 -1,606 777 32.6%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools -1,368 -1,987 -1,987 -2,270 -284 -14.3%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products -1,084 -1,160 -1,160 -1,230 -70 -6.0%
MM044: Table flatware and related products -532 -498 -498 -563 -65 -13.1%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware -2,795 -2,913 -2,913 -3,196 -283 -9.7%
Total: -51,910 -54,196 -54,196 -56,725 -2,529 -4.7%

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.