Trade Shifts in U.S.

Miscellaneous manufactures: Industry/Commodity Group Selection (Quarterly Update)
U.S. imports, 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. imports of merchandise for consumption:
MS001: Luggage, handbags, and flat goods 10,438 10,977 2,424 2,585 161 6.6%
MS002: Certain other leather goods 581 625 136 139 4 2.7%
MS003: Musical instruments and accessories 1,252 1,319 289 298 9 3.1%
MS004: Umbrellas, whips, riding crops, and canes 525 534 204 219 14 7.0%
MS005: Silverware and related articles of precious metal 1,148 1,189 260 232 -28 -10.7%
MS006: Precious jewelry and related articles 8,116 8,351 1,755 1,825 70 4.0%
MS007: Costume jewelry and related articles 1,932 1,790 423 412 -12 -2.8%
MS008: Bicycles and certain parts 1,953 2,002 470 510 40 8.4%
MS009: Furniture 28,595 31,005 7,343 8,197 854 11.6%
MS010: Writing instruments and related articles 1,393 1,463 311 312 1 0.2%
MS011: Lamps and lighting fittings 8,587 9,423 2,046 2,275 230 11.2%
MS012: Prefabricated buildings 227 258 59 59 1 1.0%
MS013: Toys and games 18,340 19,096 3,383 3,479 96 2.8%
MS014: Sporting goods 6,132 6,231 1,655 1,737 82 5.0%
MS015: Smokers' articles 275 260 63 64 2 2.5%
MS016: Brooms, brushes, and hair grooming articles 1,735 1,805 416 455 40 9.5%
MS017: Works of art and miscellaneous manufactured goods 13,962 14,226 3,109 3,471 362 11.7%
MS018: Apparel fasteners 88 85 19 21 1 7.0%
MS019: Arms, ammunition, and armored vehicles 4,254 3,426 889 701 -188 -21.1%
Total: 109,534 114,064 25,255 26,992 1,737 6.9%

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.