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Imports and Exports of Leading Commodities, 2008

Below find 2008 Imports and exports of leading commodities by principal SITC groupings.

Item 2008 Cumulative
Exports Imports
Total balance of payment basis $425,220 $689,973
Net adjustments –2,989 5,617
Selected commodities:    
ADP equipment, office machines 9,725 31,960
Airplane parts 7,624 3,167
Airplanes 17,401 4,713
Alcoholic bev.,distilled 306 1,569
Aluminum 2,091 4,270
Animal feeds 2,619 406
Artwork, antiques 2,020 3,022
Basketware, etc. 2,445 3,923
Cereal flour 889 1,307
Chemicals—cosmetics 3,703 3,097
Chemicals—dyeing 1,994 1,073
Chemicals—fertilizers 1,498 2,622
Chemicals—inorganic 4,001 5,053
Chemicals—medicinal 11,607 19,427
Chemicals—organic 11,871 15,934
Chemicals—plastics 13,541 6,316
Cigarettes 250 50
Clothing 1,050 23,822
Coal 2,071 1,107
Coffee 2 1,303
Copper 1,324 3,603
Cork, wood, lumber 1,412 2,041
Corn 5,027 258
Cotton, raw and linters 1,589 7
Crude fertilizers 702 813
Crude oil 561 109,745
Electrical machinery 27,684 37,158
Fish and preparations 1,309 3,997
Footwear 204 6,292
Furniture, bedding 1,727 10,786
Gem diamonds 2,292 6,693
General industrial machinery 17,960 22,674
Glass 1,186 903
Glassware 324 827
Gold, nonmonetary 8,197 2,462
Hides and skins 584 17
Iron and steel mill products 5,635 10,844
Jewelry 1,601 2,869
Lighting, plumbing 741 2,385
Liquefied propane and butane 475 1,750
Live animals 229 1,070
Meat and preparations 3,547 1,594
Metal manufactures, n.e.s. 6,133 9,773
Metal ores, scrap 8,882 2,932
Metalworking machinery 1,949 2,849
Mineral fuels, other 1,955 1,175
Natural gas 1,670 11,306
Nickel 514 1,398
Oils/fats, vegetable 1,168 1,509
Optical goods 1,039 1,709
Paper and paperboard 4,767 5,836
Petroleum preparations 14,449 28,475
Photographic equipment 1,158 842
Plastic articles, n.e.s. 3,146 5,042
Platinum 432 2,848
Pottery 37 483
Power generating machinery 17,138 17,275
Printed materials 2,023 1,714
Pulp and waste paper 2,572 1,392
Records, magnetic media 1,735 2,189
Rice 669 174
Rubber articles, n.e.s. 638 1,077
Rubber tires and tubes 1,276 3,270
Scientific instruments 14,457 12,221
Ships, boats 1,072 601
Silver, bullion 279 1,014
Soybeans 6,467 65
Spacecraft 150
Specialized ind. mach. 17,169 12,390
Sugar 14 204
Television, VCR, etc. 8,267 40,682
Textile yarn, fabric 4,001 7,266
Tobacco, unmanufactured 559 291
Toys, games, sporting goods 1,615 8,055
Travel goods 151 2,295
Vegetables, fruits 4,199 7,352
Vehicles 32,236 69,805
Watches, clocks, parts 139 1,340
Wheat 3,934 402
Wood manufactures 777 2,815
NOTES: SITC = Standard International Trade Classification. Details may not equal totals due to rounding. Data not seasonally adjusted.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division. Web: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/current_press_release/exh15.txt .

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