Trade Shifts in U.S.

Minerals and metals: Industry/Commodity Group Selection (Quarterly Update)
U.S. exports, 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. exports of domestic merchandise:
MM001: Clays and related mineral products 1,294 1,377 309 320 11 3.6%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances 123 114 28 27 -1 -2.1%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 1,483 1,326 217 125 -92 -42.5%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,573 3,238 749 899 150 20.0%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 587 786 130 130 0 0.2%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 932 1,228 45 55 10 23.3%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues 1,204 1,413 289 297 8 2.9%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 371 207 50 56 6 12.5%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products 3,448 3,835 891 988 97 10.9%
MM010: Industrial ceramics 1,309 1,436 341 342 1 0.2%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 46 52 8 8 -0 -3.8%
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles 41 52 9 12 4 40.0%
MM013: Ceramic household articles 110 117 25 27 2 7.1%
MM014: Flat glass 2,616 2,718 633 695 61 9.7%
MM015: Glass containers 269 275 64 67 3 5.4%
MM016: Household glassware 265 271 59 59 0 0.5%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products 899 880 224 216 -8 -3.5%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 234 264 66 51 -14 -22.1%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones 2,358 2,170 500 555 55 11.0%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 38,836 26,953 8,163 6,652 -1,511 -18.5%
MM021: Primary iron products 7 4 1 3 2 269.6%
MM022: Ferroalloys 126 134 33 30 -3 -9.2%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 7,578 6,175 1,388 1,090 -298 -21.5%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products 852 925 230 221 -9 -3.9%
MM025: Steel mill products 16,042 15,919 3,941 3,728 -213 -5.4%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products 1,933 2,009 482 454 -28 -5.8%
MM027: Fabricated structurals 804 719 181 159 -22 -12.4%
MM028: Metal construction components 1,565 1,458 305 323 18 6.0%
MM029: Metallic containers 1,786 1,929 441 423 -18 -4.0%
MM030: Wire products of base metal 1,909 1,997 491 467 -24 -4.8%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal 9,279 9,948 2,432 2,413 -19 -0.8%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal 3,389 3,549 853 879 25 3.0%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware 294 324 69 75 5 7.6%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware 185 214 49 40 -9 -18.5%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles 82 80 19 22 2 12.9%
MM036: Copper and related articles 8,234 7,534 1,875 1,549 -327 -17.4%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum 4,197 3,828 911 746 -164 -18.1%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 5,782 5,748 1,373 1,437 64 4.7%
MM039: Lead and related articles 275 300 79 62 -17 -21.6%
MM040: Zinc and related articles 303 361 92 84 -8 -8.5%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements 4,226 4,373 1,087 1,154 67 6.2%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools 4,084 3,994 988 886 -102 -10.3%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products 591 622 145 163 18 12.3%
MM044: Table flatware and related products 24 24 5 6 1 23.9%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware 1,186 1,210 289 300 11 3.8%
Total: 133,730 122,092 30,559 28,295 -2,263 -7.4%

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.