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Current industrial reports
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Copper controlled materials
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v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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English
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United States -- Bureau of the Census
United States -- Bureau of Industrial Economics
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Copper industry and trade -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Chemical abstracts
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American statistics index
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Predicasts
Statement of Responsibility:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
1st quarter 1979-
Issuing Body:
2nd quarter 1979- issued jointly with the Bureau of Industrial Economics.
Issuing Body:
Vols. for 1987- issued jointly with the Bureau of Domestic Business Development.
General Note:
Previously classed C 3.158:DIB-9008
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Title from caption.

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Copper-base mills and foundry products.

Full Text
CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


L31 I ~


Copper Controlled
* Materials

",so, FIRST QUARTER 1979
U.S. Department of Commerce ITA-9008-(79)-1
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS Issued July 1979


The statistics in this publication are based on a survey of
manufacturers and represent total U.S. shipments of copperbase
mill and foundry products. 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.


THIS REPORT INCLUDES DATA COMPARING DOMESTIC OUTPUT, EXPORTS, AND IMPORTS


SHIPMENTS OF COPPER CONTROLLED MATERIALS
FROM BRASS MILLS, COPPER WIRE MILLS. FOUNDRIES AND POWDER MILLS
1968 TO 1979
(In Thousands of Pounds)


2.000
1.800 -
1.600 -
1.400 -
1.200 -
1.000

900
800-
700 -
600-
500-
400-

900-
800-
700 -
600-
500-
400-


Total Shipments


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Copper-base Mill Products. Total


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- 2UUU
-1.800
-1.600
-1.400
-1.200
1.000


900
-800
- 700
-600
-500
-400


1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233, or call
Doris Pope, (301) 763-2528.
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T.iib 1 SUMMARY OF SiH IlENTS OF COPPER-BASE MIL, AND FO'NTi)H P11RODCTS

(Mill ins ,f pounds metal weight)


First quart r ............ .......

1978

Fourth quarter...... .. .............
Third quarter. .......................
Second quarter.......................
First quarter .....................

1977

F'our th quarter. . . ... .
Third quarter.................. .....
Second quarter. ........ ... ... ......
First quarter................. ........

1976

Fourth quarter............... ........
Third quarter . ...... .. .
Second quarter................ ........
First quarter........................

1975

Fourth quarter... .............
Third quarter ... ............. .....
Second quarter............... .. .....

Note: Detail may not add to totals due


lot 1


Brass mill products


A I liive


r + -~


U:na llyed


Bare wirez


Copper wire mill products


Insulated

catt ini-re


Other
insulated


Brass and Copper-base


bronze
foundrv
products)


____ F + I + -I + F


1,740 538




1,565 454
1,445 395
1,612 472
1,493 429




1,416 378
1,417 428
1,U25 472
1,522 448




1,320 378
1,357 406
1,462 440
1,373 419




1,253 386
1,174 336
1,161 323

to independent rounding.


Represents copper content weight, rather than metal weight.
-iRepresents uninsulated, bare tinned, anid/or alloy coated wire.
iSource: Bureau of the Census Current Industrial Reports Series


M33E, "Nonferrous Castings".


Table 2. SHIPMENTS OF COPPER-BASE MILL AND FOUNDRY PRODUCTS

(Millions of pounds metal weight)


Pro1ducit


Total shipments ... .

Copper-base mill products.
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and strip .. ....
Rod, bar and wire .
Tuibe and pipe.. ...

Unalloved copper


quarter


Fourth First
quarter quarter


Sheet and strip... ... .... ......... 65 2
Rod, bar and wire .. ............ .... 28 24
Tuibe and pipe. ..... ... ...... .... ... 194 165 1

( ippier wire mill products, total ... ...... ... 747 706 6;
are l ire, .. .. ..... ... 87 88
Insulated communicate ion w r ........ ....... 170 158 1
OIt Iir i nsuilated wi r .. ... .. .. ....... 490 400 4

birss .andl hrnze fotundry1 prod ucts5 ........ 148 139) 1

Coppir-base powder mill produls, total ... .. 20 15
Coppr-base aIIov:
i(;tra ir ................. ................ ...... 4 4
F lakt ........... .... .........1 (/) 1.
Una I [}ved -cpper
rano I. r. .. ............... 14 11
F l lar. ........ .. .... .. .. .......... C I4 1


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Table 3. COPPEIi-BASI MILL PRODUCTS, SHIPMENTS, EXPORTS, IMPORTS, ANtD APPARENT CONSUMPTION: 1979 AND 1978

(Quantity in millions of pounds. value it .1'1,000)

Exports domest ic Percent Imports for Percent.
nu nerchardise 2 expol ts to onsumipl on td imports to
Mamni ;u- Calculatod
p roduct.. t s ianut a I im-p-- Apparent apparent
urts consumpt i on4 consump-
shipnt antity a sh i pnnts Quan it v Value t onmp
at (quanti ty) (quantity) (quant ity)



FI RST QUAPrER 1979

Copper-base mill products, total5 ..... 931 35 47,492 4 70 80,798 1,512 975 8

Brass mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and strip.......... .......... 240 3 8.813 1 8,964 501 521
Rod. bar, and wire ................ .... .. 254 4 5,036 2
Tube and pipe-............................. 44 5 7,102 11 10 11,158 245 49 20
Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip.... .... .. .. 65 (Z) 514 ( ) 15,496 262
Rod, bar, and wire ............... _....... 28 13 11,090 46 25 16
Tube and pipe ....... ..... ................ 194 4 4,337 2 15 19,209 238 205 7

Copper wire mill products:
Bare wire................ ................... 87 5 8,41 9 6 5 4,930 218 87 6

Copper-base powder mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Granular. ....... .... ... ................. 4
Flake .......... .... ................ ..... 1
Unalloyed copper 1 2,101 5 (Z) 1,041 48 19 (Z.)
Granular ... .... ......... ....... ...... 14
Flake ...................................... (Z)

FOURTH QUARTER 1978

Copper-base mill products, total ................. 808 22 32,753 3 83 77,403 1,541 869 10

Brass mill products:
Copper-base alloy :
Sheet and strip............................ .206 2 8,148 1 38 30,351 576 448 8
Rod, bar, and wire .............. ...... ..... 210 4 4,213 2 38 30,351 576 448 8
Tube and pipe.............................. 38 4 5,964 11 9 9,199 226 43 21
Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip ..... .............. 62 1 766 Z) 1 11,143 213 92 13
Rod, bar. and wire.... ..... .. .......... .. 24 5 4,409 21 1
Tube and pipe. ....... .. ............ .. 165 1 1,430 (Z) 18 20,476 300 182 10

Copper wire mill products:
Bare wire ........ ........................ 88 4 6,608 5 6 5,409 187 90 7

Copper-base powder mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Granular ...................... ........... 4
Flake ............... .................. ..... .. ( )
Unalloyed copper: 1 1,215 7 (Z) 825 39 14 3
Granular ................................... 11
Flake ............. ..... ..... ............ ( )
rRevised by 5 percent or more from previously published figure. (Z) Less than half the stated unit of measure.

IComparison of domestic manufacturers' shipments, export, and import codes for copper-base mill products appears in table 4.
2Source: Bureau of the Census Report FT-410, U.S. Exports, Commodity by Country.
3Source: Bureau of the Census Report IM 146, U.S. Imports for Consumption and General Imports.
'Apparent consumption is derived by subtracting exports from the total of net shipments plus imports.
'This total does not include either insulated wire and cable products or brass bronze foundry products.










Table 4. COMPARISON OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, EXPORT. AND IMPORT CODES FOR COPPER-BASE MILL PRODUCTS: 1979


Product


Copper mill products-
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet. strip, and plate........ ... .......
Rod, bar, and wire I ..... ...... ... ........

Tube and pipe ... ... ........

Unalloved copper:
Sheet, strip, and plate... ... .......
Rod, bar, and wire' .. ........
Tube and pipe............. ... ........

Copper wire mill products
Bare wire ......... ....... ....................

Copper base powder mill products
Copper-base alloy:
Granular ........................ .........
Flake ....................... .......... ..

Unalloyed copper:
Granular ....................................
Flake ........................................


Exports of domestic merchandise
(Schedule B)




612.3360,612.3370.612.3380
612.4620

613.0520,613.0530


Imports for consumption
(TSUSA)


S612.3400,612.3500,612.3600,612.3800.612.3920,612.3940,
612.3960,612.3980,612.4000,612.4100,612.4300.612.4410,
612.4430,612.4510,612.4520,612.5200.612.6100,612.6200,
612.6300,612.6410,612.6420,612.8000
613.0200,613.0300,613.0400


612.3320 612.3000,612.3120,612.3140,612.3160.612.3200,
612.4640 612.5000,612-6000,612.8100,612.8200
613.0540,613.0550 613.0600,613.0800,613.1000,613.1100.613-1200


612.7420,612.7440







612.5400


IThe import and export codes for this line do not include wire.


612.7000,612.7100,612.7220,612.7240,612.7260,612.7300







612.5500,612.5600








DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY


COMPARISON OF EXPORT, IMPORT, AND
DOMESTIC OUTPUT DATA


Scope of Survey-This survey includes firms engaged in
manufacturing copper-base mill products.


Sampling Description-The statistics in this publication were
collected on Bureau of Domestic Business Development, Copper
Controlled Materials Form ITA-9008. The mailing panel for
these surveys includes all known producers of brass mill
products and copper-base powder as well as, those manu-
facturers who produce 95 percent of wire mill products. The
data for wire mill products are inflated to represent 100 percent
coverage.


Survey Error-The quarterly figures include estimates for
respondents whose reports were not received in time for
tabulation, as well as those establishments not included in the
mailing panel. Such missing figures are "imputed" from prior
reports and/or estimates and are generally limited to a maxi-
mum of 10 percent for any one item. Individual items with
imputation greater than 10 percent are footnoted.
The imputation rate is not an explicit indicator of the
potential error in published figures. The probable range of
difference between the actual and imputed figures is unknown.
The degree of uncertainty regarding the accuracy of the data,
however, increases as the percentage of imputation increases.
Figures with imputation rates above 10 percent should be used
with caution.


Revision to Previous Period Data-Statistics for previous
quarters may be revised due to receipt of corrected data from
respondents, including late reports for which imputations were
previously made as described above and other corrections.
Figures which have been revised by more than 5 percent from
previously published figures are indicated by footnotes.


Seasonal Adjustment-The data are not adjusted for seasonal
variation.


EXPLANATION OF TERMS

Shipments-Shipments by brass and bronze foundries include
both shipments for sale (to the trade) and shipments for own
use. Shipments for own use represent copper and copper-base
alloy castings for use by the reporting company or an affiliate,
subsidiary, or parent company, also includes castings produced
and consumed at the sale location in the production of finished
products.
Shipments by brass mills, copper wire mills and copper-base
powder mills include all controlled materials orders shipped: by
the respondent for his own account, by other copper-controlled
materials producers for the respondent's account, or by the
responding company under toll arrangements for the account of
controlled materials consumers.


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; whereas, 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 commodities which are
not produced in the United States or which are produced only
in very small quantities and which, therefore, have no com-
parable domestic output classification. The relationships shown
in this report should be considered only as approximations,
since, in addition to those mentioned above, there are also the
following problems affecting the comparability of the three sets
of data:

a. 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.

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.

b. 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.

c. Low-Valued Export and Import Transactions-Commodity
information is not shown for individual imports valued under
$251. For exports, commodity information is not reported for
shipments individually valued under $251 effective October
1969 and for shipments valued under $100 prior to October
1969. This is believed to have only negligible effect on the
statistics for most commodities.

d. 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 ..,' nT, overstated.

Time Lag Between Output and Exports-There will be a
ttween the time a commodity is produced or shipped by
thi piuducer and the time it is actually exported, especially
wh. intermediaries (wholesalers, exporters, etc.) are involved.
Ordinarily, this type of discrepancy is insignificant in annual
figures.

f. "Direct" vs "Total" Commodity Export 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
afnarent consumption for intermediate products is considerably
understated.

g. 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.


RELATED REPORTS


An Annual Current Industrial Report is published in this series.
The annual report summarizes quarterly figures and incor-
porates all revisions in the series for both the current and the
previous year, thus providing a single reference copy to replace
the quarterly publications.
The Bureau of the Census also publishes reports on related
products as follows:


Series Frequency Title

Cuttent Industrial Reports

M33E Monthly Nonferrous Castings
M33K Monthly Inventories of Brass and Copper Wire
Mill Shapes
MA-33L Annually Insulated Wire and Cable
M3-1 Monthly Manufacturers' Shipments, Inven-
tories, and Orders

Foreign Trade Reports


FT-410 Monthly

IM146-X Monthly


U.S. Exports-Schedule B-Com-
modity by Country
U.S. Imports for Consumption and
General Imports


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