Table 1 - Top 10 Commodities Traded Between the United States and China in 2006 Compared to 1998 Trade in Those Commodities

Table 1 - Top 10 Commodities Traded Between the United States and China in 2006 Compared to 1998 Trade in Those Commodities

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  1998 total trade 2006 total trade Percent change
Commodity      
Electrical machinery 14,522 75,083 417%
Boilers and other mechanical appliances 10,335 69,970 577%
Toys, games and sports equipment 10,604 20,943 98%
Furniture and lamps 3,993 19,483 388%
Footwear 8,038 13,948 74%
Clothing, not knitted or crocheted 3,814 11,868 211%
Plastics 2,519 10,180 304%
Iron and steel 1,197 8,763 632%
Clothing, knitted or crocheted 1,862 8,020 331%
Assorted instruments 2,906 7,728 166%

SOURCE: U.S. Exports of Merchandise and U.S. Imports of Merchandise DVDs, U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, Suitland, MD, 1999-2007.