Trade Shifts in U.S.

Minerals and metals: Industry/Commodity Group Selection (Quarterly Update)
U.S. exports, 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. exports of domestic merchandise:
MM001: Clays and related mineral products 1,284 1,267 1,267 1,293 27 2.1%
MM002: Fluorspar and miscellaneous mineral substances 139 121 121 123 1 0.9%
MM003: Iron ores and concentrates 1,327 1,436 1,436 1,483 47 3.3%
MM004: Copper ores and concentrates 2,227 2,396 2,396 2,556 160 6.7%
MM005: Lead ores, concentrates, and residues 725 594 594 572 -23 -3.8%
MM006: Zinc ores, concentrates, and residues 1,062 885 885 989 103 11.7%
MM007: Certain ores, concentrates, ash, and residues 1,609 1,276 1,276 1,202 -75 -5.8%
MM008: Precious metal ores and concentrates 413 321 321 395 74 22.9%
MM009: Cement, stone, and related products 3,070 3,245 3,245 3,442 197 6.1%
MM010: Industrial ceramics 1,292 1,271 1,271 1,309 37 2.9%
MM011: Ceramic bricks and similar articles 56 54 54 46 -7 -13.7%
MM012: Ceramic floor and wall tiles 42 43 43 41 -3 -5.8%
MM013: Ceramic household articles 99 107 107 109 3 2.4%
MM014: Flat glass 2,478 2,435 2,435 2,600 166 6.8%
MM015: Glass containers 290 295 295 268 -27 -9.0%
MM016: Household glassware 244 271 271 264 -7 -2.4%
MM017: Miscellaneous glass products 886 833 833 897 64 7.6%
MM018: Fiberglass insulation products 172 187 187 234 47 25.3%
MM019: Natural and synthetic gemstones 3,684 3,623 3,623 2,356 -1,267 -35.0%
MM020: Precious metals and non-numismatic coins 42,230 42,762 42,762 38,868 -3,893 -9.1%
MM021: Primary iron products 38 12 12 7 -5 -40.0%
MM022: Ferroalloys 171 143 143 126 -17 -12.1%
MM023: Iron and steel waste and scrap 11,398 9,449 9,449 7,595 -1,854 -19.6%
MM024: Abrasive and ferrous products 855 806 806 843 37 4.7%
MM025: Steel mill products 16,647 16,965 16,965 16,017 -948 -5.6%
MM026: Steel pipe and tube fittings and certain cast products 1,692 1,835 1,835 1,928 93 5.1%
MM027: Fabricated structurals 582 727 727 799 72 9.9%
MM028: Metal construction components 1,428 1,802 1,802 1,562 -240 -13.3%
MM029: Metallic containers 1,592 1,648 1,648 1,782 135 8.2%
MM030: Wire products of base metal 1,629 1,755 1,755 1,906 151 8.6%
MM031: Miscellaneous products of base metal 8,066 8,817 8,817 9,318 502 5.7%
MM032: Industrial fasteners of base metal 2,854 3,133 3,133 3,380 247 7.9%
MM033: Cooking and kitchen ware 256 284 284 292 9 3.1%
MM034: Metal and ceramic sanitary ware 206 190 190 184 -5 -2.7%
MM035: Construction castings and other cast-iron articles 85 80 80 82 3 3.4%
MM036: Copper and related articles 8,841 8,738 8,738 8,303 -435 -5.0%
MM037: Unwrought aluminum 4,977 4,418 4,418 4,200 -218 -4.9%
MM038: Aluminum mill products 5,305 5,526 5,526 5,705 179 3.2%
MM039: Lead and related articles 293 253 253 276 23 9.0%
MM040: Zinc and related articles 315 312 312 303 -10 -3.2%
MM041: Certain base metals and chemical elements 4,291 4,361 4,361 4,225 -137 -3.1%
MM042: Nonpowered handtools 4,078 4,101 4,101 4,074 -27 -0.7%
MM043: Certain cutlery, sewing implements, and related products 636 603 603 588 -14 -2.4%
MM044: Table flatware and related products 28 26 26 24 -2 -6.6%
MM045: Certain builders' hardware 1,053 1,113 1,113 1,183 70 6.3%
Total: 140,640 140,516 140,516 133,749 -6,767 -4.8%

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.