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Table FP.1 Forest products: U.S. exports and general imports, by selected trading partners, 2012–16

 
Million $
 
           
Absolute change,
Percent change,
Item 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2015-16 2015-16
U.S. exports of domestic merchandise:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Canada
10,264
10,299
10,100
9,477
8,983
-494
-5.2
    China
6,214
6,783
6,930
6,361
6,889
527
8.3
    Mexico
5,237
5,405
5,477
5,518
5,444
-74
-1.3
    Brazil
415
385
376
350
331
-19
-5.3
    Japan
2,155
2,216
2,139
1,962
1,877
-85
-4.3
    United Kingdom
1,455
1,514
1,675
1,821
1,661
-160
-8.8
    Germany
784
737
715
628
618
-11
-1.7
    South Korea
844
854
879
810
765
-45
-5.5
    Chile
233
237
219
225
205
-20
-8.9
    Italy
765
800
701
677
639
-38
-5.6
    All other
9,962
9,993
10,317
9,648
9,060
-588
-6.1
        Total domestic exports
38,328
39,223
39,529
37,477
36,471
-1,006
-2.7
Re-exports
1,504
1,616
1,640
1,584
1,491
-93
-5.9
Total U.S. exports (domestic and re-exports)
39,832
40,839
41,169
39,061
37,962
-1,099
-2.8
U.S. general imports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Canada
16,464
18,088
18,968
18,068
18,711
643
3.6
    China
8,029
8,274
8,875
9,512
9,568
57
0.6
    Mexico
1,525
1,652
1,817
1,951
1,911
-40
-2.1
    Brazil
1,805
2,161
2,166
2,207
2,180
-26
-1.2
    Japan
525
468
453
460
447
-13
-2.9
    United Kingdom
552
556
624
622
629
7
1.1
    Germany
1,160
1,113
1,108
1,173
1,186
13
1.1
    South Korea
516
540
616
578
544
-35
-6.0
    Chile
618
764
824
893
888
-5
-0.6
    Italy
355
366
395
392
437
45
11.4
    All other
5,523
6,002
6,366
6,521
6,646
125
1.9
        Total general imports
37,071
39,984
42,212
42,378
43,147
769
1.8

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 March 27, 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. The countries shown are those with the largest total U.S. trade (U.S. general imports plus U.S. domestic exports) in these products in the current year.

Table FP.2 Forest products: 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. domestic exports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Increases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        FP002        Lumber
2,685
3,133
3,609
3,216
3,407
191
5.9
        FP009        Wood pulp and recovered paper
8,981
8,697
8,702
8,483
8,560
77
0.9
        FP005        Wooden containers
277
301
337
396
436
41
10.2
        FP006        Tools and tool handles of wood
47
47
48
63
68
5
8.4
    Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        FP011        Industrial papers and paperboards
9,094
9,411
9,607
9,349
8,901
-448
-4.8
        FP016        Printed matter
5,312
5,091
4,718
4,330
4,055
-275
-6.4
        FP011A     Paperboard
6,351
6,631
6,848
6,601
6,410
-191
-2.9
        FP011B     Tissue and tissue products
1,946
2,034
2,010
1,978
1,809
-170
-8.6
        FP014        Certain specialty papers
1,337
1,296
1,220
1,101
958
-143
-13.0
        FP012        Newsprint
454
445
312
246
149
-97
-39.5
        FP011C      Industrial paper
796
747
749
769
682
-88
-11.4
        FP001        Logs and rough wood products
2,554
3,117
3,390
3,104
3,021
-83
-2.7
        FP013        Printing and writing papers
1,534
1,416
1,212
982
906
-76
-7.8
        FP015        Miscellaneous paper products
2,210
2,309
2,391
2,381
2,315
-66
-2.8
        FP003        Moldings, millwork, and joinery
718
737
755
698
654
-44
-6.3
        FP010        Paper boxes and bags
1,758
1,840
1,864
1,904
1,864
-40
-2.1
        FP004        Wood veneer and wood panels
1,114
1,140
1,112
999
968
-31
-3.1
        FP007        Miscellaneous articles of wood
214
205
213
193
178
-15
-7.8
        FP008        Cork and rattan
41
38
40
34
32
-2
-4.6
U.S. general imports:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    Increases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        FP002        Lumber
3,961
5,036
5,731
5,446
6,615
1,169
21.5
        FP004        Wood veneer and wood panels
3,939
4,588
4,807
5,222
5,729
507
9.7
        FP010        Paper boxes and bags
1,990
2,088
2,194
2,338
2,405
66
2.8
        FP015        Miscellaneous paper products
2,471
2,441
2,524
2,670
2,725
55
2.1
        FP011        Industrial papers and paperboards
5,292
5,572
6,146
6,331
6,364
32
0.5
        FP007        Miscellaneous articles of wood
1,200
1,302
1,398
1,530
1,554
24
1.6
        FP011C      Industrial paper
841
819
891
934
957
23
2.5
        FP011B     Tissue and tissue products
2,130
2,202
2,478
2,655
2,676
21
0.8
        FP006        Tools and tool handles of wood
201
224
244
282
290
8
2.7
    Decreases:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        FP013        Printing and writing papers
3,858
3,871
3,788
3,503
3,077
-425
-12.1
        FP009        Wood pulp and recovered paper
3,369
3,635
3,604
3,301
3,018
-283
-8.6
        FP014        Certain specialty papers
925
945
1,082
900
804
-96
-10.7
        FP012        Newsprint
1,344
1,290
1,316
1,068
979
-89
-8.4
        FP016        Printed matter
4,186
4,199
4,279
4,464
4,381
-83
-1.9
        FP008        Cork and rattan
742
738
788
831
770
-61
-7.3
        FP003        Moldings, millwork, and joinery
2,479
2,853
3,070
3,215
3,175
-40
-1.2
        FP001        Logs and rough wood products
459
483
519
540
524
-16
-3.0
        FP011A     Paperboard
2,322
2,551
2,776
2,742
2,731
-12
-0.4
        FP005        Wooden containers
654
719
722
737
736
(a)
(b)

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 March 27, 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.

a Less than $500,000.
b Less than 0.05 percent.