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Table ASIA.1 Asia: U.S. total exports, general imports, and merchandise trade balance, by major industry/commodity sectors, 2012–16

 
Million $
 
           
Absolute change,
Percent change,
Item 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2015-16 2015-16
U.S. total exports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Agricultural products
66,756
66,226
69,498
60,942
63,779
2,837
4.7
    Forest products
12,290
13,008
13,358
12,121
12,484
363
3.0
    Chemicals and related products
54,303
52,892
53,159
51,138
50,867
-271
-0.5
    Energy-related products
16,251
16,526
14,206
10,607
11,918
1,311
12.4
    Textiles and apparel
3,696
3,832
3,636
3,176
2,928
-249
-7.8
    Footwear
403
388
412
457
421
-35
-7.7
    Minerals and metals
45,992
48,861
43,168
36,817
34,890
-1,927
-5.2
    Machinery
34,571
34,942
36,214
36,007
34,939
-1,068
-3.0
    Transportation equipment
58,057
68,733
71,926
72,025
68,446
-3,579
-5.0
    Electronic products
80,297
80,993
84,009
84,056
85,776
1,720
2.0
    Miscellaneous manufactures
8,365
9,538
10,930
12,168
11,151
-1,018
-8.4
    Special provisions
6,004
6,130
6,647
6,107
6,350
243
4.0
        Total
386,986
402,070
407,163
385,623
383,949
-1,674
-0.4
U.S. general imports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Agricultural products
27,274
25,687
27,319
25,949
26,049
101
0.4
    Forest products
10,925
11,259
12,104
12,754
12,739
-15
-0.1
    Chemicals and related products
72,165
71,699
76,104
76,277
78,380
2,102
2.8
    Energy-related products
9,507
10,936
10,694
8,252
7,480
-772
-9.4
    Textiles and apparel
84,988
88,608
90,873
95,622
90,336
-5,287
-5.5
    Footwear
21,057
21,729
22,689
24,303
22,374
-1,928
-7.9
    Minerals and metals
59,610
60,870
68,003
68,618
65,498
-3,120
-4.5
    Machinery
80,089
81,159
87,254
89,178
86,215
-2,963
-3.3
    Transportation equipment
114,829
115,222
120,199
128,372
129,989
1,617
1.3
    Electronic products
275,935
282,275
298,997
306,609
302,639
-3,971
-1.3
    Miscellaneous manufactures
75,570
77,730
80,949
88,322
88,379
57
0.1
    Special provisions
17,792
18,296
18,971
19,421
18,455
-966
-5.0
        Total
849,741
865,470
914,157
943,678
928,533
-15,145
-1.6
U.S. merchandise trade balance:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Agricultural products
39,482
40,538
42,178
34,994
37,730
2,736
7.8
    Forest products
1,365
1,750
1,254
-632
-255
378
59.7
    Chemicals and related products
-17,861
-18,807
-22,946
-25,140
-27,513
-2,373
-9.4
    Energy-related products
6,744
5,590
3,511
2,355
4,437
2,083
88.4
    Textiles and apparel
-81,293
-84,776
-87,237
-92,446
-87,408
5,038
5.4
    Footwear
-20,654
-21,342
-22,277
-23,846
-21,953
1,893
7.9
    Minerals and metals
-13,618
-12,009
-24,835
-31,801
-30,608
1,193
3.8
    Machinery
-45,518
-46,217
-51,040
-53,171
-51,276
1,895
3.6
    Transportation equipment
-56,772
-46,489
-48,274
-56,347
-61,543
-5,196
-9.2
    Electronic products
-195,638
-201,281
-214,987
-222,553
-216,862
5,691
2.6
    Miscellaneous manufactures
-67,204
-68,192
-70,019
-76,154
-77,228
-1,074
-1.4
    Special provisions
-11,788
-12,166
-12,324
-13,314
-12,105
1,210
9.1
        Total
-462,756
-463,400
-506,994
-558,055
-544,584
13,471
2.4

Source: Compiled from official statistics of the U.S. Department of Commerce. These reflect all official revisions of previously published data up to June 2016 (accessed July 14, 2017).

Note: Import values are based on customs value; export values are based on free along ship value, U.S. port of export. Calculations based on unrounded data. Sectors are ordered by the level of processing of the products classified within each sector.

Table ASIA.2 Asia: Leading changes in U.S. exports and imports, 2012–16

 
Million $
 
           
Absolute change,
Percent change,
USITC code and industry/commodity group 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2015-16 2015-16
U.S. total exports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Increases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        AG032       Oilseeds
19,134
16,922
18,615
14,313
18,409
4,096
28.6
        EP006        Natural gas and components
645
929
1,876
2,599
4,055
1,457
56.1
        EL002        Telecommunications equipment
8,326
9,617
11,386
11,788
13,166
1,378
11.7
        MM038     Aluminum mill products
855
874
898
954
2,185
1,231
129.0
        MM038A   Aluminum bars, rods, and profiles
142
136
132
147
1,362
1,215
826.5
        MT019A    Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
10,600
10,420
11,519
12,743
13,957
1,214
9.5
        MT019      Semiconductor manufacturing equipment and robotics
10,742
10,582
11,680
12,902
14,080
1,178
9.1
        EL015        Semiconductors and integrated circuits
25,603
25,458
27,076
26,732
27,891
1,159
4.3
        MM019     Natural and synthetic gemstones
6,592
8,184
8,686
8,007
9,159
1,153
14.4
        EP004        Crude petroleum
0
27
155
91
884
793
872.5
        TE010        Certain motor-vehicle parts
2,815
3,318
3,755
3,515
4,135
621
17.7
        EL022        Medical goods
11,186
11,470
11,251
11,495
12,042
547
4.8
        AG002       Cattle and beef
2,295
3,142
3,916
3,271
3,712
440
13.5
        TE001        Aircraft engines and gas turbines
2,074
2,553
2,184
2,494
2,842
348
14.0
        AG020       Edible nuts
2,889
3,179
2,968
3,113
3,425
312
10.0
        MT022      Boilers, turbines, and related machinery
613
688
400
428
672
245
57.2
        CH019       Medicinal chemicals
8,862
8,824
9,659
9,972
10,198
226
2.3
        AG003       Swine and pork
3,266
3,049
3,140
2,635
2,847
213
8.1
        FP002        Lumber
1,320
1,690
1,989
1,701
1,906
205
12.0
        AG036       Infant formulas, malt extracts, and other edible preparations
1,581
1,751
1,711
1,709
1,908
199
11.7
        MM036A   Unrefined and refined copper
769
434
636
51
239
189
370.1
        AG050       Ethyl alcohol for nonbeverage purposes
47
211
358
486
673
187
38.5
        AG033       Animal or vegetable fats and oils
659
471
398
279
451
171
61.3
        FP001        Logs and rough wood products
1,513
1,984
2,072
1,568
1,727
159
10.2
        CH007       Miscellaneous inorganic chemicals
6,222
5,519
5,796
5,634
5,789
155
2.7
        MM040A   Unwrought zinc
1
6
88
22
169
147
679.6
        MM004     Copper ores and concentrates
912
825
839
352
474
121
34.5
        MM040     Zinc and related articles
137
137
226
119
233
114
95.3
        EL009        Printed circuits
568
530
535
476
583
107
22.5
        CH027       Polyvinyl chloride resins in primary forms
543
369
344
324
430
107
32.9
    Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        MM020     Precious metals and non-numismatic coins
12,806
15,762
11,185
9,537
6,624
-2,913
-30.5
        TE013        Aircraft, spacecraft, and related equipment
33,405
41,493
42,536
45,172
42,309
-2,863
-6.3
        MM020A   Unrefined and refined gold
10,657
13,585
8,804
7,515
5,058
-2,457
-32.7
        AG013       Animal feeds
5,089
6,223
6,414
6,493
5,506
-988
-15.2
        TE004        Construction and mining equipment
3,946
3,229
2,868
2,207
1,348
-859
-38.9
        EP005        Petroleum products
9,119
10,697
9,330
5,870
5,050
-820
-14.0
        AG030       Cereals
9,179
8,199
9,564
8,481
7,668
-813
-9.6
        MT030      Miscellaneous machinery
3,375
2,968
3,204
3,048
2,432
-617
-20.2
        EL017        Computers, peripherals, and parts
8,378
7,930
7,862
7,601
7,063
-538
-7.1
        MS017      Works of art and miscellaneous manufactured goods
1,033
1,119
2,049
2,509
2,013
-495
-19.7
        EL025        Measuring, testing, and controlling instruments
10,836
11,176
10,526
10,498
10,051
-447
-4.3
        AG046       Hides, skins, and leather
2,484
2,860
2,866
2,308
1,867
-442
-19.1
        MM037     Unwrought aluminum
3,032
2,875
2,392
1,925
1,483
-441
-22.9
        AG010       Dairy products
1,937
2,706
2,996
2,076
1,667
-409
-19.7
        TE002        Internal combustion piston engines, other than for aircraft
2,651
2,741
2,629
2,341
1,941
-400
-17.1
        MT020      Taps, cocks, valves, and similar devices
2,273
2,866
3,160
2,975
2,642
-333
-11.2
        EL011        Circuit apparatus not exceeding 1000V
1,926
2,045
2,405
2,756
2,428
-328
-11.9
        MS006      Precious jewelry and related articles
3,569
4,101
4,829
4,654
4,344
-311
-6.7
        MT009      Farm and garden machinery and equipment
990
859
780
885
591
-293
-33.2
        TE014        Ships, tugs, pleasure boats, and similar vessels
875
393
343
588
306
-282
-47.9
        CH010       Fertilizers
1,410
1,239
1,075
921
656
-265
-28.8
        MT023      Electric motors, generators, and related equipment
1,853
1,814
1,970
1,764
1,499
-264
-15.0
        MM036     Copper and related articles
4,809
4,373
3,879
2,641
2,392
-249
-9.4
        MM041     Certain base metals and chemical elements
1,240
1,232
1,234
1,339
1,101
-238
-17.8
        AG006       Fresh or frozen fish
1,924
1,879
1,941
2,039
1,816
-223
-10.9
        CH030       Other plastics in primary forms
5,607
5,759
5,996
5,345
5,127
-218
-4.1
        CH005       Organic specialty chemicals
2,838
2,622
2,599
2,632
2,443
-189
-7.2
        MT021      Mechanical power transmission equipment
659
709
757
668
482
-186
-27.9
        MM031     Miscellaneous products of base metal
1,188
1,287
1,440
1,494
1,317
-178
-11.9
        TX001        Fibers and yarns, except raw cotton and raw wool
1,417
1,509
1,370
1,076
900
-176
-16.3
U.S. general imports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Increases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        CH019       Medicinal chemicals
13,053
12,384
11,874
14,720
18,565
3,845
26.1
        TE009        Motor vehicles
48,847
50,609
49,287
53,997
57,192
3,195
5.9
        EL015        Semiconductors and integrated circuits
24,778
25,581
28,717
33,565
36,375
2,810
8.4
        MM019     Natural and synthetic gemstones
6,873
8,936
9,452
9,966
11,497
1,530
15.4
        EL004        Blank and prerecorded media
3,468
3,914
4,962
6,152
7,405
1,254
20.4
        EL002        Telecommunications equipment
68,009
75,712
83,245
87,643
88,815
1,172
1.3
        MS009      Furniture
20,138
21,302
22,983
25,843
26,828
985
3.8
        TE001        Aircraft engines and gas turbines
2,975
3,161
3,365
4,452
5,095
643
14.5
        MT019      Semiconductor manufacturing equipment and robotics
7,891
7,277
7,835
6,424
7,033
610
9.5
        MS006      Precious jewelry and related articles
4,745
5,055
5,023
5,194
5,801
606
11.7
        MT019A    Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
7,544
6,936
7,393
5,970
6,536
567
9.5
        CH033       Miscellaneous plastic products
14,789
15,642
16,601
17,537
18,061
523
3.0
        EL022        Medical goods
7,595
8,246
8,834
9,672
10,132
460
4.8
        MM033     Cooking and kitchen ware
2,515
2,761
2,756
3,083
3,496
413
13.4
        EL016        Miscellaneous electrical equipment
3,854
3,787
4,203
4,782
5,193
410
8.6
        MM020A   Unrefined and refined gold
5
2
1
3
380
378
13,587.1
        TE006        Primary cells and batteries and electric storage batteries
3,376
3,712
4,065
4,227
4,601
374
8.8
        MT002      Air-conditioning equipment and parts
7,122
7,528
8,040
8,308
8,657
349
4.2
        CH021       Perfumes, cosmetics, and toiletries
1,275
1,286
1,386
1,681
2,009
328
19.5
        AG009       Shellfish
4,647
5,237
6,503
5,503
5,779
276
5.0
        MM020     Precious metals and non-numismatic coins
884
1,120
1,445
987
1,259
272
27.5
        EL020        Optical goods, including ophthalmic goods
5,455
5,469
5,901
5,800
6,051
251
4.3
        MT004A    Major household appliances and parts
3,333
3,883
4,084
4,488
4,725
237
5.3
        MM028     Metal construction components
716
760
895
1,221
1,427
206
16.8
        MS011      Lamps and lighting fittings
5,479
6,239
6,527
7,159
7,355
196
2.7
        CH023       Miscellaneous chemicals and specialties
2,023
2,154
2,315
2,356
2,545
189
8.0
        MS010      Writing instruments and related articles
1,082
1,099
1,136
1,199
1,358
160
13.3
        AG028       Coffee and tea
1,430
1,194
1,243
1,117
1,247
130
11.6
        MT025      Portable electric handtools
2,056
2,309
2,369
2,661
2,785
124
4.7
        TE010        Certain motor-vehicle parts
25,998
25,746
27,432
28,152
28,270
118
0.4
    Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        EL017        Computers, peripherals, and parts
101,898
101,490
102,327
97,498
89,157
-8,341
-8.6
        TX005        Apparel
64,842
67,428
68,647
72,036
67,444
-4,592
-6.4
        MM025     Steel mill products
11,220
9,676
12,651
10,581
6,970
-3,611
-34.1
        FW001      Footwear
21,057
21,729
22,689
24,303
22,374
-1,928
-7.9
        EL003        Consumer electronics
28,868
25,444
26,014
25,513
24,096
-1,417
-5.6
        MM025B   Plates, sheets, and strips of carbon and alloy steels
3,178
2,900
4,781
4,231
2,831
-1,399
-33.1
        MM025L   Pipes and tubes of carbon and alloy steels
4,432
3,448
3,820
2,800
1,447
-1,353
-48.3
        EL003A      Television receivers and video monitors
11,593
10,222
11,842
11,588
10,531
-1,057
-9.1
        TX005E      Shirts and blouses
18,257
19,298
19,138
19,646
18,640
-1,006
-5.1
        MS001      Luggage, handbags, and flat goods
8,306
8,816
9,048
9,581
8,805
-775
-8.1
        MT020      Taps, cocks, valves, and similar devices
6,453
6,556
7,240
7,113
6,392
-721
-10.1
        CH005       Organic specialty chemicals
6,971
7,347
8,542
6,708
6,056
-652
-9.7
        CH032       Tires and tubes
9,178
9,252
9,538
9,069
8,417
-652
-7.2
        MS001A    Luggage
5,512
5,873
6,113
6,271
5,678
-593
-9.5
        TE014        Ships, tugs, pleasure boats, and similar vessels
768
585
299
996
420
-576
-57.8
        EP005        Petroleum products
7,598
8,772
8,770
7,024
6,463
-561
-8.0
        TX005M    Gloves, including gloves for sports
4,598
4,470
4,638
4,900
4,340
-561
-11.4
        EL023        Watches and clocks
1,924
2,104
2,185
2,456
1,940
-516
-21.0
        TX005G     Women's and girls' suits, skirts, and coats
4,424
4,165
4,446
4,638
4,125
-513
-11.1
        MT004      Household appliances, including commercial applications
13,259
14,466
15,295
16,378
15,872
-505
-3.1
        MT001      Pumps for liquids
3,021
2,975
3,500
3,136
2,631
-505
-16.1
        TE004        Construction and mining equipment
7,116
5,808
6,343
6,325
5,835
-490
-7.7
        TE008        Rail locomotive and rolling stock
810
759
1,107
1,308
824
-483
-37.0
        MS013      Toys and games
17,575
16,878
17,685
19,313
18,863
-450
-2.3
        MT015      Metal cutting machine tools
3,665
3,109
3,198
2,905
2,457
-448
-15.4
        CH010       Fertilizers
398
566
975
764
357
-407
-53.2
        MM032     Industrial fasteners of base metal
3,676
3,570
3,808
3,916
3,532
-384
-9.8
        AG017       Miscellaneous vegetable substances
4,156
2,439
1,995
1,461
1,083
-379
-25.9
        TX005F      Sweaters
2,076
2,101
2,369
2,230
1,860
-370
-16.6
        TE002        Internal combustion piston engines, other than for aircraft
8,601
7,876
8,942
8,907
8,542
-366
-4.1

Source: Compiled from official statistics of the U.S. Department of Commerce. These reflect all official revisions of previously published data up to June 2016 (accessed August 15, 2017).

Note: Import values are based on customs value; export values are based on free along ship value, U.S. port of export. Calculations based on unrounded data.