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 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 1,293 305 309 3 1.1%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances 121 123 29 28 -1 -2.9%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 1,436 1,483 315 217 -97 -31.0%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,396 2,556 566 749 182 32.2%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 594 572 101 130 29 28.9%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 885 989 59 45 -14 -24.3%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues 1,276 1,202 280 289 8 2.9%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 321 395 71 50 -21 -29.7%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products 3,245 3,442 824 891 67 8.1%
MM010: Industrial ceramics 1,271 1,309 308 341 33 10.6%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 54 46 10 8 -1 -12.4%
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles 43 41 10 9 -1 -11.3%
MM013: Ceramic household articles 107 109 25 25 0 1.2%
MM014: Flat glass 2,435 2,600 617 633 16 2.6%
MM015: Glass containers 295 268 59 64 4 7.5%
MM016: Household glassware 271 264 57 59 1 2.4%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products 833 897 211 224 13 6.2%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 187 234 53 66 13 23.6%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones 3,623 2,356 753 500 -253 -33.5%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 42,762 38,868 12,713 8,163 -4,549 -35.8%
MM021: Primary iron products 12 7 4 1 -3 -78.3%
MM022: Ferroalloys 143 126 42 33 -9 -21.8%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 9,449 7,595 2,268 1,388 -880 -38.8%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products 806 843 202 230 29 14.3%
MM025: Steel mill products 16,965 16,017 4,033 3,941 -92 -2.3%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products 1,835 1,928 466 482 16 3.5%
MM027: Fabricated structurals 727 799 186 181 -4 -2.4%
MM028: Metal construction components 1,802 1,562 371 305 -67 -17.9%
MM029: Metallic containers 1,648 1,782 408 441 33 8.1%
MM030: Wire products of base metal 1,755 1,906 443 491 48 10.8%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal 8,817 9,318 2,223 2,432 209 9.4%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal 3,133 3,380 812 853 42 5.1%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware 284 292 68 69 2 2.8%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware 190 184 43 49 6 13.8%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles 80 82 19 19 0 0.6%
MM036: Copper and related articles 8,738 8,303 2,043 1,875 -168 -8.2%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum 4,418 4,200 1,023 911 -112 -10.9%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 5,526 5,705 1,413 1,373 -40 -2.8%
MM039: Lead and related articles 253 276 77 79 2 3.0%
MM040: Zinc and related articles 312 303 75 92 17 22.5%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements 4,361 4,225 1,070 1,087 17 1.6%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools 4,101 4,074 1,006 988 -19 -1.8%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products 603 588 155 145 -10 -6.4%
MM044: Table flatware and related products 26 24 6 5 -1 -13.3%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware 1,113 1,183 274 289 15 5.5%
Total: 140,516 133,749 36,094 30,559 -5,536 -15.3%

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.