Table 7-5b Top U.S. International Trade Commodities by Weight: 1996 (Excluding Trade With Canada and Mexico)

Table 7-5b
Top U.S. International Trade Commodities by Weight: 1996
(Excluding Trade With Canada and Mexico)

(Thousands of U.S. short tons)

Excel | CSV

  1996
Overall exports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 126
Cereals (10) 89
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (12) 28
Wood and articles (44) 23
Food residues and waste (23) 15
Overall imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 353
Iron and steel (72) 25
Ores, slag and ash (26) 25
Salt, sulfur, plaster and cement (25) 22
Inorganic chemicals (28) 10
Air exports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 548
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 364
Measuring and testing instruments (90) 140
Vehicles other than railway (87) 88
Plastics (39) 82
Air imports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 479
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 346
Not knitted or crocheted apparel (62) 219
Live trees and plants (6) 200
Knitted or crocheted apparel (61) 157
Land exports  
U U
Land imports  
U U
Water exports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 125,180
Cereals (10) 88,851
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (12) 27,813
Wood and articles (44) 23,597
Food residues and waste (23) 15,549
Water imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 353,118
Iron and steel (72) 25,831
Ores, slag and ash (26) 24,919
Salt, sulfur, plaster and cement (25) 22,155
Inorganic chemicals (28) 10,201

KEY: U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES:Merchandise trade with Canada and Mexico is excluded from these data.

Commodity code: Description based on the two-digit Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).

Total: Includes air and water shipments, excluding trade with Canada and Mexico.

Land (road and rail): Data for these modes are included in U.S. trade with Canada and U.S trade with Mexico for 1996.

SOURCES:Overall, air and water: U.S. Department of Transportation. Maritime Administration. Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis. Special tabulation based on U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign Trade Division. U.S. Imports and Exports of Merchandise, December 1990, 1995 and 1996. (Washington, DC: 1998).