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

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

(Thousands of metric tons)

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  1996
Overall exports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 114
Cereals (10) 81
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (12) 25
Wood and articles (44) 21
Food residues and waste (23) 14
Overall imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 320
Iron and steel (72) 23
Ores, slag and ash (26) 23
Salt, sulfur, plaster and cement (25) 20
Inorganic chemicals (28) 9
Air exports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 497
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 331
Measuring and testing instruments (90) 127
Vehicles other than railway (87) 80
Plastics (39) 75
Air imports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 435
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 314
Not knitted or crocheted apparel     (62) 199
Live trees and plants (6) 182
Knitted or crocheted apparel (61) 142
Land exports  
U  U 
Land imports  
U  U 
Water exports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 113,562
Cereals (10) 80,604
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits     (12) 25,232
Wood and articles (44) 21,407
Food residues and waste (23) 14,106
Water imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 320,343
Iron and steel (72) 23,433
Ores, slag and ash (26) 22,606
Salt, sulfur, plaster and cement     (25) 20,098
Inorganic chemicals (28) 9,254

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.

SOURCE: 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).