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 2013 2014 2014 YTD 2015 YTD Absolute
Change
YTD 2014-2015
Percent
Change
YTD 2014-2015
Million Dollars
U.S. merchandise trade balance:
MM001: Clays and related mineral products 864 908 202 224 23 11.4%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances -118 -67 -12 -2 10 80.6%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 1,057 650 55 53 -2 -3.8%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,554 3,237 749 899 150 20.0%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 567 786 130 130 0 0.0%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 910 1,215 42 53 11 25.7%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues -1,053 -829 -243 -108 135 55.7%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 346 185 40 54 14 36.3%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products -3,037 -3,309 -687 -731 -45 -6.5%
MM010: Industrial ceramics -152 -299 -54 -60 -7 -12.1%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles -8 1 -3 -5 -2 -49.4%
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles -1,372 -1,444 -320 -351 -31 -9.6%
MM013: Ceramic household articles -1,474 -1,500 -349 -369 -19 -5.6%
MM014: Flat glass 780 547 163 154 -9 -5.5%
MM015: Glass containers -983 -1,048 -248 -251 -3 -1.4%
MM016: Household glassware -602 -680 -161 -164 -2 -1.4%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products -217 -307 -55 -81 -25 -45.7%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 94 69 24 -9 -33 Not Meaningful
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones -22,510 -24,390 -5,810 -5,785 25 0.4%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 8,625 133 1,579 1,111 -467 -29.6%
MM021: Primary iron products -2,467 -2,702 -771 -655 116 15.0%
MM022: Ferroalloys -2,281 -2,965 -643 -590 53 8.2%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 6,096 4,442 956 770 -187 -19.5%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products -338 -349 -65 -77 -12 -19.1%
MM025: Steel mill products -13,032 -22,187 -4,261 -6,275 -2,014 -47.3%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products -370 -462 -83 -199 -115 -138.5%
MM027: Fabricated structurals -222 -577 -94 -179 -86 -91.5%
MM028: Metal construction components -750 -1,020 -292 -358 -66 -22.4%
MM029: Metallic containers 372 459 110 69 -41 -37.5%
MM030: Wire products of base metal -818 -776 -186 -197 -11 -6.0%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal -5,928 -6,186 -1,456 -1,705 -249 -17.1%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal -1,186 -1,372 -314 -404 -90 -28.6%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware -2,732 -2,695 -587 -665 -78 -13.3%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware -1,280 -1,295 -311 -333 -21 -6.9%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles -149 -144 -33 -36 -3 -9.8%
MM036: Copper and related articles -1,951 -1,642 -236 -661 -425 -180.2%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum -3,885 -5,102 -1,310 -1,651 -341 -26.1%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 1,285 783 328 -17 -345 Not Meaningful
MM039: Lead and related articles -872 -1,077 -252 -196 56 22.2%
MM040: Zinc and related articles -1,383 -1,699 -368 -361 6 1.7%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements -1,604 -2,284 -487 -437 51 10.4%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools -2,262 -2,700 -581 -745 -164 -28.2%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products -1,230 -1,306 -277 -306 -29 -10.6%
MM044: Table flatware and related products -564 -549 -121 -146 -26 -21.4%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware -3,195 -3,377 -772 -882 -110 -14.3%
Total: -56,473 -82,924 -17,064 -21,474 -4,410 -25.8%

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.