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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


.Titanium Ingot, Mill Products,

Sand Castings


U.S. Department of Commerce SUMMARY FOR 1985
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS ITA991(85) 5
INDUSTRY AND TRADE ADMINISTRATION Issued April 1986


SUMMARY OF FINDINGS 1984 to 43.8 million pounds in 1985. Castings shipments in-
creased 56 percent to 833 thousand pounds in 1985 from 535
The total production of titanium ingot for 1985 totaled 70.7 thousand pounds in 1984. The statistics in this publication are
million pounds. This represented a 14-percent decrease from the based on a survey of manufacturers and represent total U.S.
1984 figure of 82.6 million pounds. Consumption of titanium shipment of titanium ingot mill products and castings. Estimates
ingot decreased 10 percent from 81.7 million pounds in 1984 are included for companies whose reports were not received in
to 73.2 million pounds in 1985. Net shipments of titanium mill time for tabulation. A more complete description of this survey
products decreased by 2 percent from 44.9 million pounds in appears on page 4.




Table I. NET SHIPMENTS OF TITANIUM MILL PRODUCTS: 1985 AND 1984
(Thousands of pounds)
Product description First Second Third Fourth
Total quarter quarter quarter quarter

1985
Net shipments ............................. .3,889 1 ,8-0 12,119 10,3-01 9,590
Sheet and strip ................................. (2) (2) (2 (2 )
Plate................................
Forging and extrusion billet..................... 24,0)97 5.85" 6,971 5,824 5.-48
Rod and bar...................................... 6,412 1,678 1.612 1,651 1,472
Fastener stock and wire..........................
Extrusion......................................... 13,380 4,308 3.536 2.866 2,670
Pipe and rdbing..................................
Other............................................
1984
Net shipments ............................. "5,.29 10,9q 8 r10,947 11,420 12.11.
Sheet and strip.................................. (2) (21 (2) (21 (2)
Plate............................................ I
Forging and extrusion billet..................... 23,809 6.218 5,512 5,A53 6.226
Rod and bar...................................... 6,10- 1,256 1,681 1,564 1,603
Fastener stock and wire..........................
Extrusion........................................ 3,.7 3,75 3 ,285
Pipe and tubing..................................
Other............................................

INet shipments is the sum of mill product shipments plus mill product- consume h itmr aqt f fabricated products, less
total receipts.
2Data for sheet and strip, plate, extrusion (other than tubing), pipe and t n nd other haviI combined to avoid
disclosing individual company data.


MAY 27-





Addrees Inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Industry and Trade Administration, Office of Basic Industries, Washington.
D.C. 20230. or to the Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington. D.C. 20233. or call Mary Ellickson. (301) 763-5440.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents. U.S. Government Printing Office. Washington. D.C. 20402.









Table 2. TITANIUM INGOT, MILL PRODUCTS, AND CASTINGS: 1985 AND 1986

fThousands of pounds)

Ingot Mill products Castings
Quarter and year Pro- Con- Ship- Ending Pro- Net ship- Pro- Ship-
duction sumption ments Receipts Inventories duction Receipts mentaI duction ments

1985

Total .... ................... 70.l73 73,151 14,793 16.346 (Xl .Q,?77 8,052 43,889 2,201 833
Fourth quarter..................... 15.101 H1.976 3,306 3,674 8.525 12,337 2..10 9,590 587 238
Third cuarter..................... 16,368 16,966 2,3q20 3,27 8,h61 10,382 1,857 10,360 585 214
Second quarter..................... 18,L(07 |I ,'fjo ) ,u.'. ..6,524' A,62. 13,668 1,711 12.119 680 187
First quarter ..................... 21,1?97 21,503 .'?l ,7'1 R,790 13,3001 2,n7f 11.840 5 9 194

1984

Total'........................ 19.9q29 79,q 95 15,53' 17,618 (X) 49,502 6,885 z5,370 1,684 532
Fourth quarter..................... 20,88'. 21.120 2,712 3.8q0 9,050 L4,072 2,238 12.114 664 149
Third quarter....................... 21,257 211,973 -,698 3,576 7,983 12,216 1,655 11,-20 450 142
Second quarter..................... 19,5-9 18,630 -,512 ,653 8,907 12,112 1,82 10,.947 384 126
First quarter....................... 18,238 18,9'2 3.615 5,-99 7,931 11.1102 1,172 10,889 386 115

(X) Not applicable.

tSee footnote 1, table I.
Inventories for the vear are those. horn for the fourth quarter.









Table 3. NET SHIPMENTS, EXPORTS, IMPORTS, AND APPARENT CONh S TiON OF TITANilM INGOT, MILL PRODUCTS. AND CAsTINrf 1985 AND 1984

flru.ntitC In rt.o3r.ds o0 pounds)

Percent Percent
Honth sports of exports to Imports to
Manufacturers' domestic man facurer'' Imports for apparent apparent
net shipments merchandise, 2 nt shipments consumption ) censuotlon' oonwnumption


1985

Total ........................................
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
bil le I 5..................................
Titanium mill products......................

FOURTH QUARTER

Total.......................... .................
Titanium Ingot and forcing and extrusion billet ....
Titanium mill products ..............................

THIRD QUARTEP


Titanium Ingot and forging and enxtruslon billet5....
Titanium mill products..............................


SECOND QUARTER

Total... ..... .. .................. .................
Titanium Ingot and forging and extruqlon billed ....
Titanium mill products..............................

FIRST QUARTER

Total............ .............. .............. ....
ItanLu' Ingoc a.d forging and extrsjlon billet, ....
Titanlua m 11 products ..............................

1984

Totai ........................................
Titanium inpot and forging and extrusion
billet 5..................................
Titanium mill products.....................

FOURTH QUARTER

Total.............................................
Titanium tr.ot and fnrgino and eotrusin, billet5....
Titanium mill products..............................

THIRD QUARTER

Total............................................
Titautum Inpot and forging and extrusion billet...
Titanium mill products.............................

SECOND QUARTER

T total .............................................
Titantum Ingot and iorelnp and extrusion bilLet ....
Titanium mill products ..............................

FIRST QUARTER

Total.............................................
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet5....
Titanium mill products ..............................


n2,819


21.753



3i.-39
9,2981
..141





r.,1.8





15. l 3o




17.15
11,1 5-
I Inq
5,' 9 b



0, 966b

39,346
21,620



14,826
8,938
5,888



16,118
10,551
5,567



15,459
10,024
5,435



14,563
9,833
4,730


59,257

36.919
22,338



12,252
8,-:30
3,22



1-,,b,1
8.044
0,80.




I 6'
5, 56b






6, l ,'



57,271

35,556
21,715



13,717
7,971
5,746



15,611
9,819
5,792



14,156
8,829
5,327



13,787
8,937
4,850


L a I. __________ A __________ __________ L ________


For comparison of Itandard Industtlal Classification (51-') cdes, ch-dule b exi nrt e.-bFers, atr TSUSA import numbers, see table 4.
ZSonrce: Bureau of the Cenfus report FT-.l0. l'.S. E porrt;--c :hedJle --Coiniodite r C.v.f.rrv.
Source Bureau of the Census report IM 15.-K, U.S. Import for Consumption and Cereral imports.
.Apparent conaumpton is derived ry subtIractrir exports froa. the total or net shipmerntm plus laporte.
Comparability of output, export, and lmPort cl1ssf[ication fror Ingnt and billet asijne that blown, street bar, and slab are reported as Ingot
or billet In the output codes. Figures for Imports of inor ani Dillet also in:luJe p-d-r, crs-tal, and similar '-ors fhich are exc loaded from
the output and export codes.





Table .. COMPARISON OF STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION fr[Ci CODES, SCHEDULE B EXPORF NUMBERS. AND TSbOU IMPORT NUMBERS


Product Product description, Eprr Prolu.t lescriptior. Imprt Product description
code number number

33562 741 Titanium Ingot and forging and bifl.hI2 Tianlur. neors. billetE blooms. b?9.1'b60 nwuousht titanium metal, encent
eatrunion billet sheet oars, and slahs 4oonae

33562 9 Titanum mm mill prnduts h30.651 Wrouht rita.eum metal inciudIn p29.2rl'1 G'rouht titanium metal, including
alloys (excludes sonee Inpots, allows. lexclades .,asta. scrap.
billets brooms, gheet bar', and unurought metal
slab, uaste and scrapl


Comparability of output, export, and Import classificatior for Inpt and billet a-sum that bloom, sheet bar, and slab are reported as
Ingot or billet In the output numbers.
2Figures for Imports of ingot arnd billet also include powder crystals and similar primary forms which are excluded from 'he output and
export number.









DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY

Scope of Survey. This survey covers companies engaged in pro-
ducing titanium ingot, mill products, and castings.

Survey Methodology. The statistics in this publication are col-
lected by mail on Bureau of the Census quarterly Form ITA991,
Titanium Metal. The panel for this survey includes all known pro-
ducers of titanium ingot, mill products, and castings, approx-
imately 30 companies.

Survey Error. Figures for the current month include estimates
for panel members for which reports were not received in time
for tabulation. Such missing figures are "imputed" based on
quarter-to-quarter movements shown by reporting firms. Imputa-
tion generally is limited to a maximum of 10 percent for any one
data cell. Figures with imputation rates greater than 10 percent
are footnoted.
The imputation rate is not an explicit indicator of the potential
error in published figures due to nonresponse because the ac-
tual quarterly movements for nonrespondents may or may not
closely agree with the imputed movements. The probable range
of diffu.,ence between the actual and imputed figures is not
precisely known but is assumed to be small. The degree of uncer-
tainty regarding the accuracy of the published data, however, in-
creases as the percentage of imputation increases. Figures with
imputation rates above 10 percent should be used with caution.

Revisions to Previous Period Data. Data may be revised as the
result of corrected figures received from respondents or other
corrections. Figures which have been revised by more than 5 per-
cent from previously published figures are indicated by footnotes.

EXPLANATION OF TERMS

Gross Shipments of Mill Products. Represents mill shapes ship-
ped between producers plus mill shapes consumed in the pro-
duction of fabricated products such as forgings.

Net Shipments of Mill Products. Represents gross shipments less
receipts. For detail categories, net shipments also includes con-
sumption in the manufacture of other mill shapes.

Sheet and Strip. Flat roll mill products with thickness less than
or equal to .187 inch.

Plate. Flat roll mill products with thickness exceeding .187 inch
and greater than 10 inches wide.

Forging and Extrusion Billet. Rounds, squares, and rectangles with
a cross-sectional area greater than or equal to 16 square inches
and width less than 5 times thickness.

Rod and Bar. Rounds greater than a/ inch diameter and less than
or equal to 4-Va inches in diameter. Squares with cross-sections
less than 16 square inches. Rectangles with widths less than


or equal to 10 inches and thickness less than 3/16 and cross-
sectional area less than 16 inches square.

Fastener Stock and Wira Rounds with diameter less than or equal
to % inch.

Extrusions (Other Than Tubing). Any product of any shape, ex-
cept pipe and tubing, produced by forcing heated metal through
a die.

Pipe and Tubing. All seamless and welded pipe and tubing.

Ingot. Includes direct casting of extrusion billet and other similar
products.

Stocks. Equal to the end of the prior period plus production and
receipts for the current period, minus consumption and
shipments.

COMPARISON OF EXPORT, IMPORT, AND
DOMESTIC OUTPUT DATA

The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system used for
domestic output and the statistical export and import commodity
classifications were developed independently. This results in con-
siderable difficulty in comparing the three types of data for many
commodity areas. The domestic output classification is based
on type of industry; on the other hand, the export and import
classification system is more materials oriented. Also, there are
a substantial number of imported commodities which have no
comparable domestic output classification. The relationships
shown in this report should be considered only as approxima-
tions, since, in addition to the problems mentioned above, there
are also the following problems affecting the comparability of
the three sets of data.


Valuation. There are different methods of valuation for the three
types of data:

* Domestic Output. Valued at the point of production. It includes
the net sales price, f.ob. plant, after discounts and allowances,
exclusive of freight charges and excise taxes.

* Exports. Valued at the point of exportation. It includes the sell-
ing price, or cost if not sold, and inland freight, insurance and
other charges to the export point.
Estimated producers' values of exports have also been
developed. These values more closely approximate the values
reported for domestic output because they exclude freight,
insurance, and other charges applied from the producing plant
to the export point.

Imports. Valued at the first port of entry in the United States.
It includes c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight), duty, and other
charges to the import point.










Duplication in Quantity and Value of Output. Because producers'
shipments of some commodities may be used as materials for
incorporation into other commodities, combinations of data for
such commodities may contain a certain amount of duplication
Thus, percentages of exports to output or imports to apparent
consumption (output plus imports minus exports at four-digit
or broader levels may be understated. Where duplication is known
to be substantial, the output data are appropriately noted in the
table

Low-Value Import and Export Transactions. Detailed commodity
information is not included for individual export shipments valued
at not more than $1,000 Generally. detailed commodity infor-
mation is not included for individual import shipments valued at
more than $1,000. For textiles and textile products, gloves.
footwear, and miscellaneous rubber and plastics products, de-
tailed commodity information is not included for individual import
shipments valued at not more than $250 This is believed to have
only negligible effects or. the statistics for the bulk of the
commodities.

Manufacturers' Shipments, Not Specified by Kind. The value of
manufacturers' shipments at the four-digit industry level ohen
includes a small amount which is not distributed among the in-
dividual five-digit product classes Export and import percentages
at the more detailed levels might, therefore, be slightly overstated.

Time Lag Between Output and Exports There will be a lag
between the time a commodity is produced or shipped by the
producer and the time it is actually exported, especially when
intermediaries (wholesalers, exporters, etc ) are involved. Ordinari-
ly, this type of discrepancy is insignificant in annual figures

'Direct" vs "Total" Commodity Exports and Imports Export and
import data do not include materials which are incorporated into
other more finished products and exported or imported in finished
form. Thus, by showing only direct exports and imports, the rela-
tion of exports to output and imports to apparent consumption
for intermediate products is considerably understated

Used Commodities With a few exceptions, used or rebuilt com-
modities are classified in the same import or export codes as is
new merchandise. Percentages are thus overstated to the extent
that used or rebuilt products are significant in trade

Geographic Area of Coverage. Import and export data reflect the
movement of merchandise into and out of US foreign trade
zones, the U S Virgin Islands, and the U S customs territory (in-
cludes the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Ricol.


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RELATED REPORTS


(4041
16171
1704)
13121
12141
13031
(3131
(8161
(2131
(212)
12151
1206)


881-2271
223-2327
371-6142
353-6251
767-0621
234-3924
226-7742
374-4601
209-6616
264-3860
597-4920
442-7828


A monthly Current Industrial Report also is published in this
series. The Bureau of the Census publishes the following related
reports-


Series


Frequency


Current Industrial Reports


M33-2



M33A

M33E


Monthly



Monthly

Monthly


MA33B Annually

MA33G Annually

Other Industry Reports


M3-1


IASI




(MCI


Monthly


Annually




Quinquennrally


Aluminum Ingot and Mill
Products

Iron and Steel Castings

Nonferrous Castings

Steel Mill Products

Magnesium Mill Products


Manufacturers' Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders

Annual Survey of
Manufactures
(ASMI

Census of Manufactures


Foreign Trade Reports
HISTORICAL NOTE
EM 546 Monthly


Data on titanium metal have been collected by the Bureau of
the Census since 1955 Historical data may be obtained from
Current Industrial Reports (called Facts for Industry before 1959)
available at your local Federal Depository Library A list of these


IM 145-X Monthly


US Exports Schedule
B-Commodity by Country

US Imports for Con-
sumption and General
Imports








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Shipments,
Inventories, and
Orders

Census/ASM


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Bureau publication


Contact


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Phone Number


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the Census, under the direction of Malcolm Bemhardt, Chief, Cur-
rent Durables Branch, and Jesse Havard, Chief, Metals Section.
Mary Ellickson was directly responsible for the review of the data
and preparation of the report. Gaylord E. Worden, Chief of the
Division, and Thomas L. Mesenbourg. Assistant Chief for Current
Industrial Reports, provided overall direction and coordination to
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d S,j5^'.rr4-9'?f{J'^)-^ bt CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS .t" ,N Titanium Ingot, Mill Products, and Castings U.S. Department of Commerce BUREAU OF THE CENSUS INDUSTRY AND TRADE ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY FOR 1985 ITA991(85)-5 Issued April 1986 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS The total production of titanium Ingot for 1985 totaled 70.7 million pounds. This represented a 14-percent decrease from the 1984 figure of 82.6 million pounds. Consumption of titanium Ingot decreased 10 percent from 81.7 million pounds in 1 984 to 73.2 million pounds in 1 985. Net shipments of titanium mill products decreased by 2 percent from 44.9 million pounds in 1984 to 43.8 million pounds in 1985. Castings shipments increased 56 percent to 833 thousand pounds in 1 985 from 535 thousand pounds in 1984. The statistics in this publication are based on a survey of manufacturers and represent total U.S. shipment of titanium ingot mill products and castings. Estimates are included for companies whose reports were not received in time for tabulation. A more complete description of this survey appears on page 4. Table 1. NET SHIPMENTS OF TITANIUM MILL PRODUCTS: 1985 AND 1984 (Thousands of pounds) Product description Total First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter 1985 1 Net shipments Sheet and strip,. Plate Forging and extrusion billet. Rod and bar Fastener stock and wire Ext rus Ion Pipe and tifting Other 1984 1 Net shipments Sheet and strip Plate Forging and extrusion billet. Rod and bar... Fastener stock and wire Extrusion Pipe and tubing Other 43,889 (2) 24,097 6,412 13,380 45,429 (2) 23,809 6,104 15,516 11,840 (2) 5,854 1,678 4,308 10,948 (2) 6,218 1,256 3,474 12,119 (2) 6,971 1,612 3,536 10,947 (2) 5,512 1,681 3,754 10,340 (2) 5,824 1,650 2,866 11,420 (2) 5,853 1,564 4,003 9,590 (2) 5,448 1,472 2,670 12,114 (2) 6,226 1,603 4,285 Net shipments is the sum of mill product shipments plus mill products consume total receipts. ^Data for sheet and strip, plate, extrusion (other than tubing), pipe ani disclosing individual company data. f fabricated products, less Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Industry and Trade Administration, Office of Basic Industries. Washington. D.C. 20230. or to the Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington. D.C. 20233, or call Mary Ellickson, (301) 763-5440. For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

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Table 2. TITANIUM INGOT, HILL PRODUCTS, AND CASTINGS: 1985 AND 1984 (Thousands of pounds) Quarter and year Ingot Production Consumption Shipments Receipts Ending Inventories Mill products Production Receipts Net shipments^ Castings Production Shipments 1985 Total^ Fourth quarter Third quarter Second quarter First quarter 1984 Total^ Fourth quarter Third quarter Second quarter First quarter 70,773 15,101 16,368 18,107 21,197 79,929 20,885 21,257 19,549 18,238 73,151 15,976 16,966 18,706 21,503 79,695 21,120 20,973 18,630 18,972 14,793 3,306 2,690 4,026 4,771 15,537 2,712 4,698 4,512 3,615 16,396 3,674 3,427 4,524 4,771 17,618 3,890 3,576 4,653 5,499 (X) 8,525 8,618 8,644 8.790 (X) 9,050 7,983 8,907 7,931 49,777 12,337 10,382 13,668 13,390 49,502 14,072 12,216 12,112 11,102 8,052 2,410 1,857 1,711 2,074 6,885 2,238 1,655 1,820 1,172 43,889 9,590 10,340 12,119 11,840 45,370 12,114 11,420 10,947 10,889 ,201 587 585 480 549 1,684 464 450 384 386 833 238 214 187 194 532 149 142 126 115 (X) Not applicable. ^See footnote 1 table 1 Inventories for the year are those shown for the fourth quarter.

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Table 3. NET SHIPMENTS, EXPORTS, IMPORTS, AND APPARENT CONSUMPTION OF TITANIUM INGOT, MILL PRODUCTS, AND CASTINGS: 1985 AND I98A (Quantity In thousands of pounds) Manufacturers net shipments Exports of domestic merchandise^ ^ Percent exports to Tianuf acturers net shipments Imports for consumption' ^ Apparent consumption^ Percent Imports to apparent consumption 1985 Total Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet 5 Titanium mill products FOURTH QUARTER Total Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet-'. Titanium mill products THIRD QUARTER Total Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet^. Titanium mill products SECOND QUARTER Total Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion blllet-'i Titanium mill products > FIRST QUARTER Total Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet^. Titanium mill products 1984 Total Titanium Ingot and forging and extrusion billet 5 Titanium mill products FOURTH QUARTER Total Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet^. Titanium mill products THIRD QUARTER Total Titanium Ingot and forging and extrusion billet^. Titanium mill products SECOND QUARTER Total Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet^. Titanium mill products FIRST QUARTER Total Titanium Ingot and forging and extrusion billet^ Titanium mill products 41.066 21,753 15,536 9,058 6,478 16,689 11,541 5.148 17,155 11,169 5,986 60,966 39,346 21,620 14,826 8,938 5,888 16,118 10.551 5,567 15,459 10,024 5,435 14,563 9.833 4,7 30 6,789 4,505 2,284 13,4 39 1,897 9,298 942 4,141 955 1,655 1,096 559 1,457 1,075 382 1,780 1,392 388 5,696 4,141 1,555 1,482 1,073 409 1,162 816 346 1,763 1,259 504 1.289 993 296 358 2,869 710 74 636 1,003 82 921 881 101 780 633 101 532 2,001 351 1,650 373 106 267 655 84 571 460 64 396 513 97 416 36,919 22,338 12,252 8,430 3,822 14,884 8,044 6,840 16,113 10,567 5,546 16,008 9,378 6,130 57,271 35,556 21,715 13,717 7,971 5,746 15,611 9,819 5,792 14,156 8,829 5,327 13,787 8,937 4,850 1 13 6 1 17 7 1 14 5 1 14 jFor comparison of Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes. Schedule B export numbers, and TSUSA Import numbers, see table 4, ^Source: Bureau of the Census report FT-410, U.S. Exports — Schedule E — Commodity by Country .Source: Bureau of the Census report IM 145-X, U.S. Imports for Consumption and General Imports -Apparent consumption Is derived by subtractlnf; exports from the total of net shipments plus Imports. Comparability of output, export, and Import classifications for InROt and billet assume that blown, sheet bar, and slab are reported as IngoC or billet In the output codes. Figures for Imports of ingot and billet also Include powder, crystal, and similar forms which are excluded from the output and export codes. Table 4. COMPARISON OF STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC) CODES, SCHEDULE B EXPORT NUMBERS, AND TSUSA IMPORT NUMBERS Product code Product description Export number Product description Import number Product description 33562 74^ 33562 79 Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet Titanium mill products 630.6520 630,6570 Titanium Ingots, billets blooms, sheet bars, and slabs Wrought tltaTiium metal Including alloys (excludes sponge ingots, billets brooms, sheet bars, slab, waste and scrap) ^629.1460 629.2000 Unwrought titanium metal, except sponge Wrought titanium metal, including alloys (excludes waste, scrap, and unwrought metal Comparability of output, export, and Import classification for ingot and billet assume that bloom, sheet bar, and slab are reported as ingot or billet in the output numbers. ^Figures for imports of ingot and billet also include powder crystals and similar primary forms which are excluded from the output and export numbers.

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DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY Scope of Survey. This survey covers companies engaged in producing titanium ingot, mill products, and castings. Survey Methodology. The statistics in this publication are collected by mail on Bureau of the Census quarterly Form ITA991, Titanium Metal. The panel for this survey includes all known producers of titanium ingot, mill products, and castings, approximately 30 companies. Survey Error. Figures for the current month include estimates for panel members for which reports were not received in time for tabulation. Such missing figures are "imputed" based on quarter-to-quarter movements shown by reporting firms. Imputation generally is limited to a maximum of 10 percent for any one data cell. Figures with imputation rates greater than 10 percent are footnoted. The imputation rate is not an explicit indicator of the potential error in published figures due to nonresponse because the actual quarterly movements for nonrespondents may or may not closely agree with the imputed movements. The probable range of difff ence be'^ween the actual and imputed figures is not precisely known but is assumed to be small. The degree of uncertainty regarding the accuracy of the published data, however, increases as the percentage of imputation increases. Figures with imputation rates above 10 percent should be used with caution. Revisions to Previous Period Data. Data may be revised as the result of corrected figures received from respondents or other corrections. Figures which have been revised by more than 5 percent from previously published figures are indicated by footnotes. EXPLANATION OF TERMS Gross Shipments of Mill Products. Represents mill shapes shipped between producers plus mill shapes consumed in the production of fabricated products such as forgings. Net Shipments of Mill Products. Represents gross shipments less receipts. For detail categories, net shipments also includes consumption in the manufacture of other mill shapes. Sheet and Strip. Flat roll mill products with thickness less than or equal to .187 inch. Plate. Flat roll mill products with thickness exceeding .187 inch and greater than 10 inches wide. Forging and Extrusion Billet. Rounds, squares, and rectangles with a cross-sectional area greater than or equal to 16 square inches and width less than 5 times thickness. Rod and Bar. Rounds greater than Vi inch diameter and less than or equal to 4-V2 inches in diameter. Squares with cross-sections less than 16 square inches. Rectangles with widths less than or equal to 10 inches and thickness less than 3/16 and crosssectional area less than 16 inches square. Fastener Stock and Wire Rounds with diameter less than or equal to Vi inch. Extrusions (Other Than Tubing). Any product of any shape, except pipe and tubing, produced by forcing heated metal through a die. Pipe and Tubing. All seamless and welded pipe and tubing. Ingot. Includes direct casting of extrusion billet and other similar products. Stocks. Equal to the end of the prior period plus production and receipts for the current period, minus consumption and shipments. COMPARISON OF EXPORT, IMPORT, AND DOMESTIC OUTPUT DATA The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system used for domestic output and the statistical export and import commodity classifications were developed independently. This results in considerable difficulty in comparing the three types of data for many commodity areas. The domestic output classification is based on type of industry; on the other hand, the export and import classification system is more materials oriented. Also, there are a substantial number of imported commodities which have no comparable domestic output classification. The relationships shown in this report should be considered only as approximations, since, in addition to the problems mentioned above, there are also the following problems affecting the comparability of the three sets of data. Valuation. There are different methods of valuation for the three types of data: • Domestic Output. Valued at the point of production. It includes the net sales price, f.o.b. plant, after discounts and allowances, exclusive of freight charges and excise taxes. • Exports. Valued at the point of exportation. It includes the selling price, or cost if not sold, and inland freight, insurance and other charges to the export point. Estimated producers' values of exports have also been developed. These values more closely approximate the values reported for domestic output because they exclude freight, insurance, and other charges applied from the producing plant to the export point. • Imports. Valued at the first port of entry in the United States. It includes c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight), duty, and other charges to the import point.

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Duplication in Quantity and Value of Output. Because producers' shipments of some commodities may be used as materials for incorporation into other commodities, combinations of data for such commodities may contain a certain amount of duplication. Thus, percentages of exports to output or imports to apparent consumption (output plus imports minus exports) at four-digit or broader levels may be understated. Where duplication is known to be substantial, the output data are appropriately noted in the table. Low-Value Import and Export Transactions. Detailed commodity information is not included for individual export shipments valued at not more than $1,000. Generally, detailed commodity information Is not included for individual import shipments valued at more than $1,000. For textiles and textile products, gloves, footwear, and miscellaneous rubber and plastics products, detailed commodity information is not included for individual import shipments valued at not more than $250. This is believed to have only negligible effects on the statistics for the bulk of the commodities. Manufacturers' Shipments, Not Specified by Kind. The value of manufacturers' shipments at the four-digit industry level often includes a small amount which is not distributed among the individual five-digit product classes. Export and import percentages at the more detailed levels might, therefore, be slightly overstated. Time Lag Between Output and Exports. There will be a lag between the time a commodity is produced or shipped by the producer and the time it is actually exported, especially when intermediaries (wholesalers, exporters, etc.) are involved. Ordinarily, this type of discrepancy is insignificant in annual figures. 'Direct" vs "Total" Commodity Exports and Imports. Export and import data do not include materials which are incorporated into other more finished products and exported or imported in finished form. Thus, by showing only direct exports and imports, the relation of exports to output and imports to apparent consumption for intermediate products is considerably understated. Used Commodities. With a few exceptions, used or rebuilt commodities are classified in the same import or export codes as is new merchandise. Percentages are thus overstated to the extent that used or rebuilt products are significant in trade. Geographic Area of Coverage. Import and export data reflect the movement of merchandise into and out of U.S. foreign trade zones, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. customs territory (includes the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico). HISTORICAL NOTE Data on titanium metal have been collected by the Bureau of the Census since 1955. Historical data may be obtained from Current Industrial Reports (called Facts for Industry before 1959) available at your local Federal Depository Library. A list of these libraries may be obtained from the Bureau of the Census regional offices: Office Atlanta, Georgia Boston, Massachusetts Charlotte, North Carolina Chicago, Illinois Dallas, Texas Denver, Colorado Detroit, Michigan Kansas City, Kansas Los Angeles, California New York, New York Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Seattle, Washington RELATED REPORTS (404) (617) (704) (312) (214) (303) (313) (816) (213) (212) (215) (206) Telephone 881-2271 223-2327 371-6142 353-6251 767-0621 234-3924 226-7742 374-4601 209-6616 264-3860 597-4920 442-7828 Series Frequency Current Industrial Reports M33-2 Monthly M33A Monthly M33E Monthly MA33B Annually MA33G Annually A monthly Current Industrial Report also is published in this series. The Bureau of the Census publishes the following related reports: Title Aluminum Ingot and Mill Products Iron and Steel Castings Nonferrous Castings Steel Mill Products Magnesium Mill Products Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) Census of Manufactures U.S. Exports — Schedule B— Commodity by Country U.S. Imports for Consumption and General Imports Other Industry Reports M3-1 Monthly (AS) Annually (MC) Quinquennially Foreign Trade Reports EM 546 Monthly IM 145-X Monthly

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CONTACTS FOR DATA USERS Subject Area Current Industrial Report ITA991 Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Census/ASM Contact Mary Ellickson Ruth Runyan Dale Gordon Phone Number (301) 763-5440 (301) 763-2502 (301) 763-7304 Subject Area Foreign Trade publication international Trade Administration Contact Joyce Ware James Manion Phone Number (301) 763-5140 (202) 377-5157 To order a Census Customer Service (301) 763-4100 Bureau publication (DUSD) ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This report was prepared in the Industry Division, Bureau of the Census, under the direction of Malcolm Bernhardt, Chief, Current Durables Branch, and Jesse Havard, Chief, Metals Section. Mary Ellickson was directly responsible for the review of the data and preparation of the report. Gaylord E. Worden, Chief of the Division, and Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Assistant Chief for Current Industrial Reports, provided overall direction and coordination to this project.

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Superintendent of Documents U.S. Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. 20402 Official Business Penalty for Private Use, $300 3 1262 08589 2692 POSTAGE & FEES PAID CENSUS PERMIT No. G-58





CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


OTitanium Ingot, Mill Products,

and Castings



U.S. Department of Commerce SUMMARY FOR 1985
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS ITA991(851.5
INDUSTRY AND TRADE ADMINISTRATION Issued April 1986


SUMMARY OF FINDINGS 1984 to 43.8 million pounds in 1985 Castings shipments in-
creased 56 percent to 833 thousand pounds in 1985 from 535
The total production of titanium ingot for 1985 totaled 70.7 thousand pounds in 1984. The statistics in this publication are
million pounds. This represented a 14-percent decrease from the based on a survey of manufacturers and represent total U.S.
1984 figure of 82.6 million pounds Consumption of titanium shipment of titanium ingot mill products and castings. Estimates
ingot decreased 10 percent from 81 7 million pounds in 1984 are included for companies whose reports were not received in
to 73.2 million pounds in 1985 Net shipments of titanium mill time fur tabulation A more complete description of this survey
products decreased by 2 percent from 44 9 million pounds in appears on page 4




Tabl- I. HET CrHIFMEJT ': F TIT40rA i.iM MILL Pf .,'.ICT':: I 'A'. Anr i -A.
Thousands nt :,[ pund. )
S r n Fi r r C :.n r Thi rj F.-.ur h
T,:-r al 31rr r .'., r 'r a r- r rr r



D .C 2 02 3 0 n, r to .h ..r.e.u. .o.. ..h .. I. t. .D.s.o. .W... -DC 20233 ,M-l' r l M Elli ckson.1301 1 763-l 0 .1
S reer nd ~ trlpi en. .................................. .e I 2040
ShP ee 1 ;t r.. . . .. . .. r .
Pir,_ n..... ................... .....................

Rd .nd r ......................................... .
Rsirener r..l a d lr ............................... .
e r .u.. 4 i.... .......................................
P ^ p r _3 r .. ._. ....... ............ ........ .... .... ..I i' ni ="l. Airl-
PSrer nd tr.ln- .................................. .



lRte n r........ ... ............................ .. .. ..... I
r. n n..... .. .r . . . .
I-"-

SF r t .Ind I .r 1. ........ ........ .... I. .
Fle r1 t ........................ ....... .......... .. I

F ite i r t ck nd r . r ..... .. .._. ...
I.c-, n r r ,i tnd t' ............ .. /.......... ...







Address inquiries concerning 1 these figures io U S. Di prmen of Commerce In dusry end Trade Admnstration. Office o Basic rndus.nes. Washington.rucr
D.C 20230. or o the Bureau of Fhe Census. Industry Dison..: rr shn ngton. D.C. 20233. or cell Mry Ellckson. 1301 763.54 40.
Forclln I nd the Supernlenden o Documents. U S. Government Pr-.ng ce. anon. D C 20402









Address inquiries concerning these figures to U S. Department of Commerce. Industry and Trade Administration. Office of Basic Industnes. Washington.
D.C 20230. or to the Bureau of the Census. Industry Division. Washington. D.C. 20233. or call Mary Ellickson. 13011 763-5440.
For sale b> the Superintendent of Documents. U S. Government Printing Office. Wasn;nglon. D C 20402


e 5 15. 2 :-7. 4-r V1 (l")- -5










Duplication in Quantity and Value of Output. Because producers'
shipments of some commodities may be used as materials for
incorporation into other commodities, combinations of data for
sucn commodities may contain a certain amount of duplication
Thus, percentages of exports to output or imports to apparent
consumption (output plus imports minus exports at four-digit
or broader levels may be understated. Where duplication is known
to be substantial, the output data are appropriately noted in the
table.

Low-Value Import and Export Transactions. Detailed commodity
information is not included for individual export shipments valued
at not more than $1,000 Generally, detailed commodity infor-
mation is not included for individual import shipments valued at
more than $1,000. For textiles and textile products, gloves.
footwear, and miscellaneous rubber and plastics products, de-
tailed commodity information is not included for individual import
shipments valued at not more than $250 This is believed to have
only negligible effects on the statistics for the bulk of the
commodities.

Manufacturers' Shipments, Not Specified by Kind. The value of
manufacturers' shipments at the four-digit industry level often
includes a small amount which is not distributed among the in-
dividual five-digit product classes Export and import percentages
at the more detailed levels might, therefore, be slightly overstated.

Time Lag Between Output and Exports There will be a lag
between the time a commodity is produced or shipped by the
producer and the time it is actually exported, especially when
intermediaries (wholesalers, exporters, etc ) are involved. Ordinari-
ly, this type of discrepancy is insignificant in annual figures

'Direct" vs "Total" Commodity Exports and Imports Export and
import data do not include materials which are incorporated into
other more finished products and exported or imported in finished
form. Thus, by showing only direct exports and imports, the rela-
tion of exports to output and imports to apparent consumption
for intermediate products is considerably understated

Used Commodities With a few exceptions, used or rebuilt com-
modities are classified in the same import or export codes as is
new merchandise. Percentages are thus overstated to the extent
that used or rebuilt products are significant in trade

Geographic Area of Coverage. Import and export data reflect the
movement of merchandise into and out of US foreign trade
zones, the U S Virgin Islands, and the U S customs territory (in-
cludes the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Ricol.


libraries may be obtained from the Bureau of the Census regional
offices


Office


Telephone


Atlanta, Georgia
Boston. Massachusetts
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chicago. Illinois
Dallas, Texas
Denver. Colorado
Detroit. Michigan
Kansas City, Kansas
Los Angeles. California
New York, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Seattle. Washington

RELATED REPORTS


(4041
16171
1704)
13121
12141
13031
(3131
(8161
(2131
(212)
12151
1206)


881-2271
223-2327
371-6142
353-6251
767-0621
234-3924
226-7742
374-4601
209-6616
264-3860
597-4920
442-7828


A monthly Current Industrial Report also is published in this
series. The Bureau of the Census publishes the following related
reports-


Series


Frequency


Current Industrial Reports


M33-2



M33A

M33E


Monthly



Monthly

Monthly


MA33B Annually

MA33G Annually

Other Industry Reports


M3-1


IASI




(MCI


Monthly


Annually




Ouinquennrally


Aluminum Ingot and Mill
Products

Iron and Steel Castings

Nonferrous Castings

Steel Mill Products

Magnesium Mill Products


Manufacturers' Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders

Annual Survey of
Manufactures
(ASMI

Census of Manufactures


HForeignr Trade Reports
HISTORICAL NOTE
EM 546 Monthly


Data on titanium metal have been collected by the Bureau of
the Census since 1955 Historical data may be obtained from
Current Industrial Reports (called Facts for Industry before 1959)
available at your local Federal Depository Library A list of these


IM 145-X Monthly


US Exports Schedule
B-Commodity by Country

US Imports for Con-
sumption and General
Imports








CONTACTS FOR DATA USERS


Subject Area


Current Industrial
Report ITA991

Manufacturers'
Shipments,
Inventories, and
Orders

Census/ASM


To order a Census
Bureau publication


Contact


Mary Ellickson


Phone Number


(301) 763-5440


Subject Area

Foreign Trade
publication


International Trade
Administration


Contact


Joyce Ware



James Manron


Phone Number

(3011 763-5140



(2021 377-5157


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


Ruth Runyan




Dale Gordon


Customer Service
(DUSD)


(3011 763-2502




(3011 763-7304


(301) 763-4100


This report was prepared in the Industry Division, Bureau of
the Census, under the direction of Malcolm Bernhardt, Chief, Cur-
rent Durables Branch, and Jesse Havard, Chief, Metals Section
Mary Ellickson was directly responsible for the review of the data
and preparation of the report Gaylord E. Worden, Chief of the
Division, and Thomas L Mesenbourg, Assistant Chief for Current
Industrial Reports, provided overall direction and coordination to
this project.










Table :. TiTAlrN U IrriiT. MILL FPODLICTS. AlND CASTIi :S: 1QA, AND I' -


1 Th 1aan c- c, pt o..) 1 '1

iIeor Mi l roduict Ca- Inev

QuarEr Con- iMr- E.tl pi t'rC,- r .h i Fro- hlp-
.1 I O L d I s lo I me- r Ot FC lp i Iv nt r I I c J. CL OE P C iLc .' E 1 fc il cr l.Lcn tr.[




Total ..................... 3. I I ', .' .88 .l A i
Fourth quarter .................... I I '. ', ," 238
Third quar: r ................. .... Ir ..' Ir. 3. ., l I. i8 .8 I i. I-a 21-
Second quar e r .................... 18.10 I I0 8. -- 1 '.. I I .]1 -8Al I '
First quar: r ..................... 1,1 -. I -." I ..' I 2. 11.8-' 5-'




Total '...................... ..*' I I 8 .' .' I ~. ,
Fourth quar err .................... 2 '. 2 2. .i, I -. .I -.- I-'
Third quar: r ..................... 1. .'. I.. ?1 1, .4 l .-? :52 1-
Second quarter .......... ........ I .-.' -. r, 8. .11 1 '.- 13- 1
First quar:er..................... 1 A4 I ." I I I 1.1 'I. -. 881 r. II


(X) Not appllhbie.

See foornoa. I, bie I.
Inventorie* Ior the *ear art iLhoc h .r,


icr the ci r r h q iar rer.










ITr-r i :. rT *:hIMr '.I.: r I- [lF, -O l n i, F ,. .:.:. I., t'i.t .:- ,r i T' I ij r.,:.r MILL PPnOllrTTi iNpD C eTTNOS: 1985 ANO 1984




er.-r.pot Percent

..i:r .' Apparent apparent
.r r.I :r T ..: r .c r. : ,' c t ion mp rts to
:,.. i consumption consumption


:r l ....................... ... ........ ..




1i, .. .. ...... .................... ......
L I i .................

I.......... ...













iTr r ............................................
i r,'.I u .- I :. .- :. r i ;, 3 =, r r, il: r i l r ....







It r lurI 11 .- :,,:t ...... ...... ........ ...... ....




i:t ............................................
T r r 1 C E 4 . . . .. ..




I[ ri ill produce .. ............................
S. . ....... .. .... .




T r li., ingot a.nd forging and extruo bi. ller 5.....



I:t ... ................ .. ............. .. .......
I r i r :r . . .
S.r . .u . . .. ... .. .



........ . .. .. . .. .

i l r. > . .. .





T r .u, Mill products ........... . ... .


SECOND QUARTER

T T ................... .. ....... ........... ..
Tit r, u-i ingot and forging and extrusion billet5 ....
Tir jrur, mill products..............................


FIRST QUARTER

IuLal .............................................
I I E I I ** -..3 r A r I i 4, I r 1 c .
TItE ra nl l I r 3-.re ......................... .....


I' -



I -. i


i:. -


I I 1

I -











5,567




15,459
10,024
5,435




14,563


59,257

36,919
22,338



12,252
8,430
3,822




14,884
8,044
6,840




16,113
10,567
5,546




16,008
9,378
6,130




57,271

35,556
21,715




13,717
7,971
5,746




15,611
9,819
5,792




14,156
8,829
5,327




13,787
8,937
4,850


.F r :. :,e .. :,i r. i ro ii. = rl-l .,!j i t l:r. I'i: .:: : .: :r .,Le tc:rr ..vr ,- r ..- 3 i .' irrt numbers, see table 4.

Cur,:e : I :, I._ ] c T .: E I :rr c .I I 3 :C- rrI c C C- : ., rI r. T ,i r ,r .:

i;'eC.'tiii. I -..'c.I. -rr. 3 rI.-C :cr .-i- ti :ci. It i:.t .r it c.. c reported asi igot
'.:'-* jC.- ri i1 :1 :,,r f r. = :,rt. tr.] I.-,:r .: i rit* r:.r Ir. :t jrI rI= I E I ,= r, t r l:, : rEt rE ar, and slab are reported as Ingot
:r lll= I. t r.e :,_rp. ,-. i rr :r c:,.r : I,; ,T.r r, rilll =r i C l. = c : r, t,: ; 1 i ar forms which are excluded from







T irl .:.:o, i; i ,r ,:,.F AT 0 i'.'.iT P iL :.L I.: ,: r ':'(' 'HI:?.'LE i .,:T '.ii iNO TSUSA IMPORT NUMBERS



Pr:r c r, I r I r r :,^. ,. Product description


itr r. m i. :.t jr.d I: .i r.; .rc, r nr .: i l ., I re L r FIr:,:, : I.r i.,r.-rought titanium metal, except
: ltr 1' :..- rlll=r :r.= ri ;, -, i lir i0onKe

r it r IL r:u,'r r 1.'.r "1 A- r _. ct t I r Ir l lu t r '.:, ir ght titanium metal, including
1-el'.1, oL > :c,..e-= i,'.E liloys (excludes waste, scrap,
tillts LuuabI orjht baro, and unwrought metal
slab, waste and scrap)


'; rriltr 1I 1 lupur erT:r:, and import classification for in.:r '-. billet assume that bloom, sheet bar, and slab are reported as
S rilr r lso include powder crystals nd similar primry frms which are excluded from the output andrer.
E1,rlT= r Ir.c:rr.r :,r i,-,[ -nd billet also Include powder crystals and similar primary forms which are excluded from the output and
c :r r c ., r ;r- .


I I I I I I









DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY


Scope of Survey This survey covers companies engaged in pro-
ducing titanium ingot, mill products, and castings

Survey Methodology. The statistics in this publication are col-
lected by mail on Bureau of the Census quarterly Form ITA991,
Titanium Metal The panel for this survey includes all known pro.
ducers of titanium ingot, mill products, and castings, approx-
imately 30 companies

Survey Error. Figures for the current month include estimates
for panel members for which reports were not received in time
for tabulation. Such missing figures are "imputed" based on
quarter-to-quarter movements shown by reporting firms Imputa-
tion generally is limited to a maximum of 10 percent for any one
data cell. Figures with imputation rates greater than 10 percent
are footnoted.
The imputation rate is not an explicit indicator of the potential
error in published figures due to nonresponse because the ac-
tual quarterly movements for nonrespondents may or may not
closely agree with the imputed movements. The probable range
of diffcence between the actual and imputed figures is not
precisely known but is assumed to be small. The degree of uncer-
tainty regarding the accuracy of the published data, however, in-
creases as the percentage of imputation increases. Figures with
imputation rates above 10 percent should be used with caution.

Revisions to Previous Period Data. Data may be revised as the
result of corrected figures received from respondents or other
corrections. Figures which have been revised by more than 5 per-
cent from previously published figures are indicated by footnotes.

EXPLANATION OF TERMS


Gross Shipments of Mill Products. Represents mill shapes ship-
ped between producers plus mill shapes consumed in the pro-
duction of fabricated products such as forgings.

Net Shipments of Mill Products. Represents gross shipments less
receipts. For detail categories, net shipments also includes con-
sumption in the manufacture of other mill shapes.

Sheet and Strip. Flat roll mill products with thickness less than
or equal to .187 inch.

Plate. Flat roll mill products with thickness exceeding .187 inch
and greater than 10 inches wide.

Forging and Extrusion Billet. Rounds, squares, and rectangles with
a cross-sectional area greater than or equal to 16 square inches
and width less than 5 times thickness.

Rod and Bar. Rounds greater than Y2 inch diameter and less than
or equal to 4-V2 inches in diameter. Squares with cross-sections
less than 16 square inches. Rectangles with widths less than


or equal to 10 inches and thickness less than 3/16 and cross-
sectional area less than 16 inches square

Fastener Stock and Wire Rounds with diameter less than or equal
to !'- inch

Extrusions (Other Than Tubing). Any product ol any shape, ex-
cept pipe and tubing, produced by forcing heated metal through
a die

Pipe and Tubing. All seamless and welded pipe and tubing.

Ingot. Includes direct casting of extrusion billet and other similar
products

Stocks Equal to the end of the prior period plus production and
receipts for the current period, minus consumption and
shipments


COMPARISON OF EXPORT, IMPORT, AND
DOMESTIC OUTPUT DATA


The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system used for
domestic output and the statistical export and import commodity
classifications were developed independently. This results in con-
siderable difficulty in comparing the three types of data for many
commodity areas. The domestic output classification is based
on type of industry; on the other hand, the export and import
classification system is more materials oriented. Also, there are
a substantial number of imported commodities which have no
comparable domestic output classification The relationships
shown in this report should be considered only as approxima-
tions, since, in addition to the problems mentioned above, there
are also the following problems affecting the comparability of
the three sets of data.



Valuation. There are different methods of valuation for the three
types of data:

* Domestic Output. Valued at the point of production. It includes
the net sales price, f.o.b. plant, after discounts and allowances,
exclusive of freight charges and excise taxes.

* Exports. Valued at the point of exportation It includes the sell-
ing price, or cost if not sold, and inland freight, insurance and
other charges to the export point.
Estimated producers' values of exports have also been
developed. These values more closely approximate the values
reported for domestic output because they exclude freight,
insurance, and other charges applied from the producing plant
to the export point.

Imports. Valued at the first port of entry in the United States
It includes c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight), duty, and other
charges to the import point.




















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