Trade Shifts in U.S.

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

Item 2012 2013 2013 YTD 2014 YTD Absolute
Change
YTD 2013-2014
Percent
Change
YTD 2013-2014
Million Dollars
U.S. exports of domestic merchandise:
MM001: Clays and related mineral products 1,267 1,294 977 1,020 44 4.5%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances 122 123 89 85 -4 -4.4%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 1,440 1,483 1,021 1,014 -8 -0.7%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,396 2,573 2,025 2,315 289 14.3%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 581 587 402 541 139 34.4%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 874 932 768 1,043 275 35.8%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues 1,279 1,204 909 1,051 141 15.6%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 321 371 257 163 -94 -36.6%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products 3,251 3,448 2,582 2,877 296 11.5%
MM010: Industrial ceramics 1,273 1,309 974 1,085 111 11.3%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 54 46 36 39 4 10.0%
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles 43 41 31 30 -1 -2.3%
MM013: Ceramic household articles 107 110 79 84 5 6.3%
MM014: Flat glass 2,437 2,616 1,937 1,983 46 2.4%
MM015: Glass containers 295 269 200 207 7 3.4%
MM016: Household glassware 271 265 193 197 4 1.9%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products 835 899 686 659 -27 -3.9%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 187 234 172 202 30 17.6%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones 3,632 2,358 1,880 1,686 -195 -10.4%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 43,091 38,836 32,301 19,041 -13,260 -41.1%
MM021: Primary iron products 12 7 6 3 -3 -45.3%
MM022: Ferroalloys 143 126 97 104 8 8.0%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 9,421 7,578 5,922 4,733 -1,190 -20.1%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products 814 852 634 702 68 10.7%
MM025: Steel mill products 16,991 16,042 12,095 12,055 -40 -0.3%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products 1,840 1,933 1,442 1,496 55 3.8%
MM027: Fabricated structurals 735 804 637 547 -90 -14.2%
MM028: Metal construction components 1,797 1,565 1,211 1,071 -140 -11.6%
MM029: Metallic containers 1,649 1,786 1,360 1,483 123 9.0%
MM030: Wire products of base metal 1,759 1,909 1,434 1,512 78 5.4%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal 8,836 9,279 6,899 7,532 633 9.2%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal 3,139 3,389 2,547 2,665 117 4.6%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware 284 294 215 234 19 9.0%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware 190 185 140 170 30 21.0%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles 80 82 57 60 3 5.2%
MM036: Copper and related articles 8,821 8,234 6,056 5,617 -439 -7.3%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum 4,415 4,197 3,110 2,869 -241 -7.8%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 5,532 5,782 4,444 4,361 -82 -1.9%
MM039: Lead and related articles 253 275 213 226 13 6.1%
MM040: Zinc and related articles 313 303 231 271 41 17.7%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements 4,365 4,226 3,223 3,300 77 2.4%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools 4,111 4,084 3,070 3,035 -34 -1.1%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products 603 591 450 456 6 1.3%
MM044: Table flatware and related products 26 24 18 16 -2 -9.5%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware 1,117 1,186 896 903 7 0.8%
Total: 141,002 133,730 103,925 90,742 -13,183 -12.7%

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.