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U.S. Department of Commerc", /'j
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
BUREAU OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS


SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

The total production of titanium ingot for 1982 was 53.1
million pounds. This represented a 43-percent decrease from
92.5 million pounds produced in 1981. Consumption of
titanium ingot decreased 37-percent from 87.2 million pounds
in 1981 to 55.2 million pounds in 1982. Net shipments of
titanium mill products decreased by 28-percent from 51.0


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


nium Ingot, Mill Products,

and Castings



SUMMARY FOR 1982
ITA991I(VT)-13
Issued September 1983


million pounds in 1981 to 36.6 million pounds in 1982. Cast-
ings shipments decreased 20 percent from 521.0 thousand
pounds in 1981 to 419.0 million pounds in 1982. The statistics
in this publication are based on a survey of manufacturers
and represent total U.S. shipments 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 5.


Table LA. TITANIUM INGOT PRODUCTION, RECEIPTS, SHIPMENTS, CONSUMPTION, AND ENDING INVENTORIES: 1982
(Quantities in thousands of pounds)
Ending
Month and year Production Receipts Shipments Consumption inventories

Total1........................ 53,072 8,670 8,492 55,161 (1)
January ............................ 6,452 955 1,363 6,222 6,523
February.......................... 6,505 1,252 973 6,202 6,686
March............................ 6,858 1,071 867 7,320 6,552
April.............................. 5,001 806 769 5,204 6,405
May................................ 3,610 670 456 4,480 3,994
June............................. 4,017 588 653 4,631 5,411
July ............................... 3,284 542 528 3,118 5,634
August ............................. 3,877 589 466 3,676 5,884
September.......................... 3,392 498 846 3,407 5.579
October............................ 3,598 534 671 3,829 5,386
November........................... 3,444 532 595 4,058 4,707
December........................... 3,034 633 305 3,014 5,068
See footnotes at the end of table 18.


Table 1B. TITANIUM INGOT PRODUCTION, RECEIPTS, SHIPMENTS, CONSUMPTION, AND ENDING INVENTORIES: 1981
(Quantities in thousands of pounds)
Ending
Month and year Production Receipts Shipments Consumption inventories

Total'....................... 92,471 24,155 20,352 87,184 (X)
January............................. 8,056 2,113 1,550 8,892 3,779
February........................... 7,202 1,901 1,696 6,740 4,753
March............................... 8,304 1,935 2,277 8,261 3,584
April............................. 8,798 1,920 2,151 7,609 4,879
May ................................ 7,493 2,016 1,774 6,729 5,268
June............................... 7,478 1,943 1,769 7,088 4,616
July............................... 6,712 1,745 1,712 4,480 4,021
August ............................. 8,409 1,470 1,135 8,940 4,972
September.......................... 8,208 2,536 1,980 7,686 5,580
October............................ 8,029 2,937 1,9.5 7,855 6,577
November.......................... 6,245 1,882 1,303 6,0-3 6,412
December........................... 7,537 1,757 1,060 6,861 7.184
(X) Not applicable.
ITotal inventory figures are those shown for December.


Address inquiries concerning these figures to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industrial Economics, Office of Basic Industries. Washington,
D.C., 20230, or to the Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233. or call Nathaniel A. Shelton. (301) 763-2529.
For sale by Data User Services Division, Customer Services IPublications), Bureau of the Census. Washington, D.C. 20233. or any U.S. Department of
Commerce district office. Postage stamps not acceptable; currency submitted at sender's risk. Remrtances from foreign countries must be by inter-
national money order or by a draft on a U.S. bank. Price. $1 50 per copy, $13.50 per year.









Tablr2A. TITANTUM IIILL PRODUCTS AND CASTINGS 1982

tQuanlit]is In thousands o1 pound*.

Product Tot.r January Februarn March April a. Jne n Juli Augubl iepltMber Uclobr Iul.mbrr IUrr-er

Mill products:
Produotton ............................... 37.221 1.,l.S .,185 -,361 3,209 J,084 3.188 .*1.3 Z.J39 2,877 2,3 1 2,341 2.366
Sheet d strip ........................
Plate......... .......... ..; : 0) 0') (]) CIO 1, 0 ) 0 1 CIO 1,) l0 I l 1I ( )
Forging and extrusion billet........... 19,243 2,493 2,332 2,.i4 1,632 1.703 JI'd? I,2. 1,087 1,383 1.129 1, n.1 960
Rd and bar............................. 4,100 443 416 312 o0 ( 23 2kB I7, 341 359 329 208 327
astener stock and wire................ 588 77 72 82 67 6 6 0 2. 23 b7 W. 19 19
ERtrusions (other than tubing)..........
Pipe and tubing........................ 113,290 '1,462 '1,365 '1.523 '1,070 1B9. '1.113 '889 '888 '1,068 '185 '1,079 '1,05
Other.................................,.

Receipts......... ...................... 4,789 825 830 70I. 353 35 387 14. 162 379 307 171 164
Sheet and strip........................
Plate.................................) ) (
Forging and extrusion billet............ 4,303 740 744 b63 320 321 341 129 14 340 275 157 143
Rod and bar..............................- -
Fastener stock and wire................. -
Extruston (other than tubing)..........
Pipe and tubing......................... 1.486 '85 186 bl1 '33 '36 '12 '15 1I16 a9 '32 120 '21
Other..................................

Net shipments ............................ 36.562 3,655 3,458 4,454 3,436 2,946 3,166 2.382 2,342 2,99s 2,359 2,501 2.869
Sheet sad strip .............)..>......... (. ) () ( ('1 (' (1) (' (1) 0 4) () ( (1)
Plate ............................... ..
Forging and extrusion billet............ 18,185 r1,707 r1,753 r2,302 1,910 r1,541 1,622 'r,222 1.099 1,329 1.110 '1.221 1.369
Rod and bar............................. 4,166 612 W17 64. 313 2.9 353 273 322 359 310 181 333
Fastener stock and ire.................. 551 r92 69 r82 '75353 '52 29 r30 'r1 (') (1) (1)
Extrusions (other than tubing) ........
Pipe and tubing.......................... 1,660 r 11,244 r '1,219 '1,626 '1,140 '1.103 '1,139 '858 1891 '1.235 '939 '1,0D99 '1,167
ther..................................

Castings:
Productioni............................... 797 77 83 90 69 59 6.. 61 60 36 52 72 74
Shitpets.................................. 521 43 55 59 54 45 39 35 35 36 43 40 37

See footnotes at the end of table 28.


Table 2B. TITANIUM INGOT, MILL PRODUCTS, AND CASTING: 1981

(Quantitites in thousand of pounds)


ProOcl


Ill products:
Producton.....................
Sheet and strip............
Plate.......................
Forging and extrualon billet.
Rod and bar..................
Fastener stock and wire......
Extrusions (other than tubing)
Pipe and tubing..............
Other.......................

Receipt.......................
Sheet and strip..............
Plate......................
Forging and extrusion billet.
Rod and bar..................
Fastener stock and wire......
Extrusaics (other than tubing)
Pipe and tubing..............
Other.....................

Net shipments ................
Sheet and strip.............
Plate......................
Forging and extrusion billet.
Rod and bar..................
Fastener stock and wire......
Extrusions (other than tubing)
Pipe and tubing..............
Other.......................

Castings:
Production..................
hipments......................


Total January February March April ay June July A.ust September October November December


58.924


31.148
8,053
1,024

18,699


9,083
C')
7,916



'1,167


50,985


23,904
7.857
1,216

'18,008


3,898
(')
1,566
866
159

'1,307


792
(1)
689



'103


3,678
(1)
1,258
840
ritA


5.384
(')
2,994
744
1.2

'1,504


849
(1)
742



'107


4,444
(')
r2,178
686
r152


rl.416 r1.428


674 51 45
419 38 29


5,422


2.913
745
130

'1,634


868
(1)
745



'123


4,916
(1)
r2.417
724
'161

r1,614



51
35


,.191
(' )
2,452
776
89

'1,894


413
(')
325



'88


5,130
(1)
r2,368
772
r98


5.517


3,026
789
80

'1,622


882
(1)

782



'100


4,477
(')
r2,114
789
r96


r1,892 r1,478


4,810
(')
2,155
722
77

'1,856


677
(1)
546



1131


4,804
(')
r2,264
730
'109

r1,701


55 33 65
27 37 38


4,896
( )
2.846
549
55

'1,446


802
(')
706



'96


3,745
(1)
r1,793
539
r68

rl,345



66
38


4,748
(')
2,615
56b
70

'1,497


840
(1)

742



'98


3,833


r1,912
492
rgO

r1,339



59
33


5,167
7')
2,865
635
49

'1,618


631
(1)
540



'91


4,619
(1)
r2,296
635
355

'1.633


5,116


2,813
512
41

'1,684


720
(1)
626



194


4,322
(1)
r1,990
522
759

rl,751


4,287
(')
2,282
645
62

'1,298


847
(')
793



154


3,278


11,410
(1)

632
r1 6

"Ir. Ls


60 44 49
33 32 37


4,488
(')
2.581
50S
64

'1,339


762
(')
680



'82


3,739
C')
rl1904
496
r78

rl,261


Represents zero. rRevisad by 5 percent or more from previously published figures.
'Dat for sheet and strip, plate, extrusions (other than tubing), and pipe and tubing have been combined to avoid disclosing individual company
dates.
'Net shipments is the sum of mll products shipments plus *ill products consaued in the manufacture of fabricated product, less total receipts.
'Data for fastener stock and wire is included with extrusions, pipe and tubing and other to avoid disclosing Individual company data.
*Includes gross weight of castings before achini ng.










Table 1. SHIPMENTS, ELPORTE, IMPOATWT, A4 PT PPARENT lihOUMPT'ON OF TilTNil.,l iRNCT MILL P11RDlC,". Tb Jat TINGS: 1982

Irl.oaanaa of poundasl

Lspr.rtL of d,'eeatc Perce.'t Iport. f T
Manufac- .irchanailE r etsorts consu.,pton Apparent Percent
turerr' net to r.anu con- imports to
Montn ar.a year Ihlp ntr." alue E .aea actuers sunption6 apparent
L net consumption
uantitl, at .pr -duers .pments Quantity Value'
tquanItbl port v lu qripmetsn
Iq,.sar I tl l iquanmt Is I qintlllty)

TO7AL

Total......................................... .5,054 7,200 100,b'b 97,901 16 2,166 22,269 40,020 5
Titanium Ingot and forging and extrusion billet 6,67' 4,392 60.239 58,618 16 426 3,976 22,711 2
Titanium null products........................... 18,372 2.808 .0,j67 39,283 15 1,740 18,293 17,309 10

DECEMBER

Total........................................ 3,174 290 4,267 4,152 9 107 873 2,991 4
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet rl, I. 221 2.927 2,848 13 1 4 1,454 (Z)
Titanlum mill producr t........................... 1,500 69 1,3.-0 1,304 5 106 869 1,537 7

NOVEMBER

Total........................ ........... '3,096 609 :,638 7,432 20 110 1,056 2,597 4
Titaniau ingot and forging and extrmsion billet'. '1,816 403 .,556 4,435 22 1 5 1,414 (Z)
Titanium mill products........................... 1,280 206 3,080 2,997 16 109 1,051 1,183 9

OCTOBER

Total......................................... 3,030 387 5,094 4,957 13 109 1,265 2,752 4
Titanlum ingot and forging and extrision nillet. 1,781 137 2,175 2,116 f 12 194 1,656 1
Titantum mill products......................... 1,249 250 2,919 2,841 20 97 1,071 1,096 9

SEPT EMBER

Total......................................... 3,840 525 6,329 6,159 14 304 3,057 3,619 8
ritanlum Ingot and forging and extrusion billet. 2,175 162 2,556 2,487 7 9 101 2,022 (Z)
Titanium m111 products........................... 1,665 363 3,773 3,672 22 295 2,956 1,597 18

AUGUST

Total........................................ 2,808 900 9,985 9,716 32 188 1,964 2,096 9
Titarnum Ingot ann forgLng and extrusion billet'. 1,565 482 6,022 5,860 31 59 505 1,142 5
Titanium mill products........................... 1,243 418 3,963 3,856 34 129 1,459 954 14

JULY

Total.......................................... 2,910 413 5,603 5,453 14 211 1,875 2,708 8
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet'. 1,750 224 2,731 2,658 13 3 37 1,529 (z)
Titanium mill products............................ 1,160 189 2,872 2,795 16 208 1,838 1,179 18

JIINE

Total........................................ 3,819 565 7,144 6,952 15 103 842 3,357 3
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet 2,275 492 5,496 5,348 22 70 437 1,853 4
Titanium mill products........................... 1,544 73 1,648 1,604 5 33 405 1,504 2

MAY

Total.......................................... 3,402 666 13,077 12,725 20 329 3,285 3,065 11
Titanium Ingot and Iorglng and extruslon billet'. 1,997 439 9,165 8,918 22 106 1,011 1,664 6
Titanium mill products............................ 1,405 227 3,912 3,807 16 223 2,274 1,401 16

APRIL

Total.......................................... 4,205 537 7,845 7,634 13 191 2,097 3,859 5
Titanium Ingot and forging and extrualon billet'. 2,679 376 5,066 4,930 14 71 538 2,374 3
Titanium mill products...~....................... 1,526 161 2,779 2,704 11 120 1,559 1,485 8

MARCH

Total......................................... 5,321 591 9,570 9,313 11 222 2,726 4,952 4
Titanium Ingot and forging and extrusion billet'. 3,169 366 5,586 5,436 12 39 584 2,842 1
Titanium mill products............................ 2.152 225 3.984 3,877 10 183 2,142 2,110 9

FEBRUARY

Total........................................... 4,431 734 11,456 11,148 17 187 1,911 3,874 5
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet'. 2,726 433 6,037 5,875 16 25 194 2,318 11
Titanium mill products........................... 1,705 301 5,419 5,273 18 162 1,717 1,556 10

JANUARY

Total...................................... 'r5,018 983 12,598 12.,259 20 105 1,318 '., 0 3
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion billet. r3,070 657 7,920 7,01? 21 30 366 2.-3 12
Titanium mill proa rrts........................... 1...6 326 ...678 -.55i 17 'i 952 1,697 4

'Rewlaed by 5 percent or more frcm previously published figures. Ii) Less hanr one-hall ot I percent.
1See table 5 for comparison of Standard Industrial ClassilIcatlon ISi C codes, Sche:ule B &\port codes, and TSUSA import codes.
'Source: Bureau of tne Census report FT-i10. U.S. Erports--Scr.edule E--CommootIt by CoiurnrY.
'Threse values rere derives by use of adjuscren' factors ti excluse fre lght, inura.ne, and ntn.r charges incurred in moving goods to the port of
export. This adjustment Is made ro convert the values to an approximation oi tre producer;' talue of exported goods. Current adjustment factors are
nased on data for 1981 runicn are published in Origin of Export 0s Manr.ufact.rlng t.tsBDil uhertu i81l(AS)-5, appendix B. Comparable adjustment factors
for earlier years are based on similar factor' developed for l7ol and 1972. The current adjustment factor for this report is 0.9731.
Source: Bureau of the Censue report 1M lS5-X, LI.5. import. for Consumption ana C.e.eral Imports.
'rhe value Includes c.l.f. (crot, Insurance. and freigntl at the first port o0 entr' in the United States plus U.S. Import duties and other charges
to the Lmport point.
"Apparent consumptiorn za aeriven b subtracring exports frnm the toitl if net shipments plus imports.
'Comparability of output, export, and impnrt clasaificatlon. for ingot and billet assume that blown, sheet bar, and slab are reported as ingot on
billet in the output codes. FlPri.e. ir imports of ngot .na billet also include powder, crystal, and similar forms which are excluded from the output
and export codes.








Table 4. NET S1IR NTS,, EXPORTS, IMPORTS, AND APPAIENT COINSt~ PION O TITANIIU MILL PROICTS: 1981

(Thousands of pounds)

[~MA Lports of do nptLC Percent Ie- Import. for Appaent Percent
turersntc- erchandisel ports to consuaption' pmPport 1
turrs' not mufacturers C pr e
Month and year shipments, t- minuact Ueros' eon *pprnt
Stity Value at Estimated net ship- consumption
anty producers' ents Quantity Value'
(quantity) port value (quantity) (quantity) (quantity)

TOTAL

Total................................ r71,337 12,098 159,454 155,165 17 2,719 27,234 61,959 4
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet ................................... r44,256 8,405 105,647 102,805 19 488 5,221 36,341 1
Titanium 111 products..................... 27,081 3,693 53,80. 52,360 14 2,231 22,013 25,618 9

DECEMBER

Ttal................................ r4,799 957 14,087 13,708 20 119 1,264 3,961 3
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet................................... 2,964 778 10,842 10,550 26 40 382 2, 2 2
Titanium mll products..................... 1,835 179 3,245 3,158 10 79 882 1,73; 5

NOVEMBER

Total................................ r4,581 1,581 17,756 17,278 35 339 3,484 3,339 10
Titanuml ingot and forging and extrusion
billet ................................... '2,713 828 10,335 10,057 31 132 1,007 2,017 7
Titanium aill products..................... 1,868 753 7,421 7,221 40 207 2,477 1,322 16

OCTOBER

Total................................. r6,267 805 11,876 11,557 13 208 1,536 5,670 4
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet'................................... r3,935 628 9,072 8,828 16 8 115 3,315 (I)
Ttanium s ill products..................... 2,332 177 2,804 2,729 8 200 1,421 2,355 8
SEPTEMBER
Total................................ 6,599 914 11,591 11,280 14 140 1,509 5,825 2
Titanilu ingot and forging and extrusion
billet'................................. 4,276 586 8,004 7,789 14 4 78 3,694 (5)
Titanium aill products..................... 2,323 328 3,587 3,491 14 136 1,431 2,131 6
AUGUST
Total................................ 4,968 969 10,443 10,162 19 423 3,664 4,422 9
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet'................................... 3,047 763 7,335 7,138 25 87 756 2,371 3
Titanium mill products..................... 1,921 206 3,108 3,024 11 336 2,908 2,051 17
JULY
Total................................ 5,457 1,012 14,214 13,831 19 206 2,273 4,651 4
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet'................................... r3,505 726 10,100 9,828 21 53 598 2,832 2
Titanium mill products..................... 1,952 286 4,114 4,003 15 153 1,675 1,819 8
JUNE
Total............................... 6,573 895 13,424 13,063 14 167 2,197 5,845 3
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet'.................................. 4,033 626 8,269 8,047 16 21 285 3,428 1
Titanium ill products....................... 2,540 269 5,155 5,016 11 146 1,912 2,417 6
MAY
Total.................................. 6,251 973 15,356 14,943 16 258 2,684 5,536 4
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet'................................... 3,888 772 10,754 10,465 20 86 1,087 3,202 2
Titanium ill products..................... 2,363 201 4,602 4,478 9 172 1,597 2,334 7
APRIL
Total................................ 7,281 978 14,423 14,035 13 247 1,462 6,550 4
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet'................................... 4.519 714 9,378 9,126 16 12 204 3,817 (5)
Titanium ill products..................... 2,762 264 5,045 4,909 10 235 1,258 2,733 9
MARCH
Total.................................. 7,193 927 11,764 11,448 13 330 4,239 6,596 5
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet.................................... r4,694 757 7.882 7,670 16 14 244 3,951 (W)
Titanium mill products..................... 2,499 170 3,882 3,778 7 316 3,995 2,645 12
FEBRUARY
Total................................ r6,140 1,216 13,560 13,195 20 172 1,451 5,096 3
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billt'................................... r3,874 726 7,376 7,177 19 9 131 3.157 (W)
Titanum mill products...................... 2,266 490 6,184 6,018 22 163 1,320 1,939 8
JANUARY
Total................................ r5,228 870 10,969 10,674 17 110 1,471 4,468 2
Titanium ingot and forging and extrusion
billet'................................... r2,808 500 6,310 6,140 18 23 334 2,331 1
Titantu mill products..................... 2,420 370 4,659 4,534 15 87 1,137 2,137 4

rRevised by 5 percent or more from previously published figures. (Z) Less than one-half of 1 percent.
'See table 5 for comparison of Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, Schedule B export codes, and TSUSA import codes.
'Source: Bureau of the Census report PI-'.I,. L.S Eiporta--Schedule l.--Can-odiy by Conrtrj.
These values were derived by use of adjustment ifacor 0 to e clude rrie hrt Insurance. and other charges incurred in moving goods to the port of
export. This adjustment is made to convert the values to an approximation of the producers' value of exported goods. Current adjustment factors are
based on data for 1981 which are published in ign nr Loports of Manufnct..rins EatBIlliruaunts, M81(AS)-6, appendix B. Comparable adjustment factors
for earlier years are based on similar factors uu.'ioped for I "1 ann 19'. The current adlusrment factor for this report is 0.9731.
'Source: Bureau of the Census report IM I.1-. l mpcrtE for C.'r-sd.pT(ir. ar..i i-enral Tl.pirt.
'The value includes c.i.f. (cost, insuran: *, nr.n frenr.t at the first prt :r ontn in the Unlted States plus U.S. import duties and other charges
to the import point.
'Apparent consumption is derived by subtracting exports from the total of net shipments plus imports.
Comparabllity of output, export, and import classifications. For ingot and billet assume that blown, sheet bar, and slab are reported as ingot
on 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.







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 monthly Form
ITA-991, 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
month-to-month 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 actual monthly movements for nonrespondents may or may
not closely agree with the imputed movements. The probable
range of difference between 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 increase
as the percentage of imputation increases. Figures with imputa-
tion rates above 10 percent should be used with caution.


Revision 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
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.


COMPARISON OF EXPORT, IMPORT, AND
DOMESTIC OUTPUT DATA

The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system used for
domestic output and the statistical export and import com-
modity classifications were developed independently and are
based on somewhat differing systems of classification. This
results in considerable difficulty in comparing the three types of
data for many commodity areas. The domestic output classifi-
cation is based on type of industry; on the other hand, the
export and import classification system is more materials
oriented. Aside from the differences in the basic commodity
classifications, there are additional problems involving import


data, since there are a substantial number of imported com-
modities which are not produced in the United States or which
are produced only in very small quantities and which, therefore,
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.


Duplication in Quantity and Value of Output-Because
producers' shipments of some commodities may be used as
materials for incorporation into other commodities, combina-
tions 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.


Estimated Low- Valued Export and Import Transactions-The
import statistics include estimated value data for shipments
valued under $251. Effective August 1982, value data for
shipments valued under $251 are estimated from factors based
on the ratios of under $251 shipments to individual country
totals. Prior to August 1982, estimates were based on a
1-percent sample of documents for shipments valued under
$251. Effective with the statistics for March 1979, the lower
limit of the value ranges for estimating data for low-value export
shipments was raised from $251 to $501. Effective July 1981,
the statistics for countries other than Canada reflect fully
compiled data for shipments valued over $500. Prior to July
1981, these data were fully compiled only for shipments valued
$1,000 and over, while shipments valued $501 to $999 were
estimated, based on a 50-percent sample.







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).


RELATED REPORTS

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 Monthly


M33A Monthly

M33E Monthly

MA33B Annually

MA33G Annually

Other Industry Reports


M3-1 Monthly


(AS)


Annually


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)


(MC) Quinquennially Census of Manufactures

Foreign Trade Reports


EM 546 Monthly


IM 145-X Monthly


HISTORICAL NOTE


U.S. Exports-Schedule B-
Commodity by Country

U.S. Imports for Consumption
and General Imports


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:

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This report was prepared in the Industry Division, Bureau of
the Census, under the direction of Malcolm Bemhardt, Chief,
Current Durables Branch, and Jesse Havard Chief, Metals


Section. Nathaniel Sheiton 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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