Current industrial reports

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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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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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U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION 'OE1


The statistics in this publication are based on a survey of all
known producers of brass mill products, and a 95-percent sample
of producers of wire mill products. The figures represent total
U.S. shipments of copper-base and foundry products.


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Copper Controlled

,s i Materials

FIRST QUARTER 1987
*/ ITA9008(87)-1
Issued June 1987


A description of the survey methodology and related informa-
tion appears on page 4.


Table 1. SUMMARY OF SHIPMENTS OF COPPER-BASE MILL AND FOUNDRY PRODUCTS: 1987 AND 1986


(Millions of pounds--metal weight)
Brass mill products Copper wire mill products
Brass and
Quarter and year Insulated Other bronze
2 communi- insulated foundry
Total Alloyed Unalloyed Bare wire cation wire wire products
1987
First quarter............................ 1,279 397 290 33 78 349 132
1986
Total.............................. 4,578 1,359 949 136 345 1,311 478
Fourth quarter........................... 1,129 315 244 38 88 319 125
Third quarter............................ 1,143 316 262 32 93 328 112
Second quarter........................... 1,136 361 220 35 72 323 125
First quarter............................ 1,170 367 223 31 92 341 116
Note: Detail may not add to totals due to independent rounding.
rRevised by 5 percent or more from previously published figures.

1Represents copper content weight, rather than metal weight.
2Represents uninsulated, bare, tinned, and/or alloy coated wire.
3Source: Bureau of the Census, Current Industrial Report Series, M33E, Nonferrous Castings.


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Materials Division, Washington,
D.C. 20230, or to the Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233, or call Carol Beasley, (301) 763-5434.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.









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

(Millions of pounds--metal weight)

First Fourth
Product description quarter quarter
1987 1986

Total shipments................................................. 1,279 1,129

Copper-base mill products ............................................. 687 559
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and strip ................................... ................................ 162 133
Rod, bar, and wire....................................................... .......... 210 160
Tube and pipe..................................................... 25 22

Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip................................................... 56 46
Rod, bar, and wire2................. ........................... ..17 17
Tube and pipe..................................................... 217 r181

Copper wire mill products3........................................... 460 445
Bare wire4 .......................................................... 33 38
Insulated communication wire......................................... 78 88
Other insulated wire................................................ 349 319
5
Brass and bronze foundry products ................................................... 132 125


Note: Detail may not add to totals due to independent rounding.

rRevised by 5 percent or more from previously published figures.

Military ammunition cups and discs are included on a net-weight basis,
webbing scrap generated in the cupping and discing.
2Does not include electrical wire.
3Reported in copper content weight rather than metal weight.
4Represents uninsulated, bare, tinned, and/or alloy coated wire.
5Source: Bureau of the Census, Current Industrial Report Series, M33E,


i.e., excluding the weight of the


Nonferrous Castings.









Table 3. SHIPMENTS, EXPORTS, IMPORTS, AND APPARENT CONSUMPTION OF COPPER-BASE MILL AND FOUNDRY PRODUCTS:


(Quantity in millions of pounds)

Percent Percent
1 Exports of exports to imports to
Product description Manufacturers' domestic manufacturers' Imports for Apparent apparent
shipments merchandise 2 shipments consumptionI 3 consumption4 consumption

FIRST QUARTER 1987
5
Copper-base mill products ..................... 720 30 4 108 798 14
Brass mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and strip............................. 162 4 2 30 188 16
Rod, bar, and wire.......................... 210 5 2 11 216 5
Tube and pipe............................... 25 3 12 15 37 41
Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip............................. 56 (Z) 10 17 83 20
Rod, bar, and wire......................... 17 7
Tube and pipe............................... 217 3 1 24 238 10

Copper wire mill products, bare wire ........... 33 8 24 11 36 31

FOURTH QUARTER 1986
5
Copper-base mill products ..................... 597 28 5 110 679 16
Brass mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and strip............................. 133 3 2 32 162 20
Rod, bar, and wire......................... 160 5 3 13 168 8
Tube and pipe............................... 22 2 9 15 35 43
Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip............................. 46 (Z) 13 15 70 21
Rod, bar, and wire......................... r 17 8 r r
Tube and pipe.............................. r181 4 2 23 200 12

Copper wire mill products, bare wire ........... 38 6 16 12 44 27


Revised by 5 percent or more from previously published figures.


(Z) Less than 500 thousand pounds.


IFor comparison of domestic manufacturers' shipment, export numbers, and import numbers for copper-base mill and foundry products, see
table 4.
2Source: Bureau of the Census report EM 546, U.S. Exports.
3Source: Bureau of the Census report IM 146, U.S. Imports for Consumption.
4Apparent consumption is derived by subtracting exports from the total of net shipments plus imports.
5This total does not include either insulated wire and cable or brass and bronze foundry products.


Table 4. COMPARISON OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, SCHEDULE B EXPORT NUMBERS, AND TSUSA IMPORT NUMBERS FOR COPPER-BASE MILL PRODUCTS: 1987


Product description Export number Import number

Copper mill products:
Copper-base alloy: (612.3400,612.3500,612.3600,612.3800,612.3940,612.3960,
Sheet, strip, and plate...................... 612.3360,612.3370,612.3380 612.3982,612.3986,612.4000,612.4100,612.4300,612.4410,
612.4430,612.4510,612.4520,612.5200
Rod bar, and wire .......................... 612.4620 612.3920,612.6100,612.6205,612.6290,612.6300,612.6410,
612.6420,612.8100,612.8200

Tube and pipe................................. 613.0520,613.0530 613.0600,613.0800,613.1000,613.1200

Unalloyed copper:
Sheet, strip, and plate ...................... 612.3320 612.3000,612.3140,612.3160,612.3200,612.5000
Rod, bar, and wire .......................... 612.4642,612.4645 612.3120,612.6000,612.8000
Tube and pipe................................. 613.0540,613.0550 613.0210,613.0290,613.0300,613.0400

Copper wire mill products, bare wire ............. 612.7420,612.7440 612.7000,612.7100,612.7220,612.7240,612.7260,612.7300

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


1987 AND 1986








DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY


Scope of Survey. This survey covers producers of selected copper
controlled materials, i.e., brass mill and copper wire mill and
foundry products.

Survey Methodology. The statistics in this publication on copper-
base mill products were collected by mail on Bureau of the
Census and International Trade Administration Form ITA9008,
Copper Controlled Materials. The survey panel is based on a list
of all known producers of copper-base mill shapes supplied by
the International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Com-
merce. It also includes manufacturers who produce about 95 per-
cent of wire mill products based on studies made by ITA. The
data for wire mill products include estimates for small producers
in order to represent 100 percent coverage. Approximately 90
companies are included in the mail panel.
Also included in this publication are estimates for foundry
products, which are derived from Current Industrial Reports
Series M33E, Nonferrous Castings. A description of the
methodology for the survey from which these data are derived
can be found in the January 1987 publication for this series.

Reliability of Data. Survey error may result from several sources:
(1) inability to obtain information about all cases in the survey;
(2) response errors; (3) definitional difficulties; (4) differences
in the interpretation of questions; (5) mistakes in recording or
coding the data obtained; and (6) other errors of collection,
response, coverage, and estimation for missing data. These non-
sampling errors also occur in complete censuses. Although no
direct measurement of the biases due to nonsampling errors has
been obtained, precautionary steps were taken in all phases of
the collection, processing, and tabulation of the data in an effort
to minimize their influence.
A major source of bias in the published estimates is due to
imputing data for nonrespondents, for late reporters, and for data
which fail logic edits. 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 range of dif-
ference 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, however, increases
as the percentage of imputation increases. Figures with imputa-
tion rates above 10 percent should be used with caution.

Revisions to Previous Period Data. Statistics for previous quarters
may be revised as the result of corrected data from respondents,
including the receipt of late reports for which imputations were
made as described above. Figures which have been revised by
more than 5 percent from previously published figures are in-
dicated by footnotes.


Shipments. Includes all copper-base mill product controlled
materials. Both products produced by the company which owns
the materials and products produced for others under toll
agreements are included.
Shipments by brass and bronze foundries include both
shipments for sale (to the trade) and shipments (production) for
own use. Shipments for own use represents copper and copper-
base alloy castings for use by the reporting company or by a sub-
sidiary, parent, or other affiliated company. Also included are
castings produced and consumed at the same location in the pro-
duction of finished products.

Definitions of Copper Controlled Materials:

Copper-Base Mill Products. Products produced by rolling, draw-
ing, and extruding copper, brass, bronze, and other copper-base
alloy basic shapes. Drawing and insulating of copper wire are
also included. All other intermediate shapes are excluded. An in-
termediate shape is any product which has been rolled, drawn,
or extruded from refined copper or brass, and which will be
rerolled, redrawn, insulated, or further processed into finished
brass mill or copper wire mill products (or into another in-
termediate shape) by other producers of intermediate or finished
shapes of copper controlled materials.

Controlled Materials. Domestic and imported steel, copper,
aluminum, and nickel alloys, in the forms and shapes specified
in DPAS regulation, whether new, remelted, rerolled, or redrawn.

Rated Order. Prime contract, subcontract, or a purchase order
in support of an authorized program which requires preferential
treatment in accordance with provisions of the DPAS regulation.

DPAS. Defense Priorities and Allocations System.

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 in-
cludes the net sales price, f.o.b. plant, after discounts and
allowances, exclusive of freight charges and excise taxes.


EXPLANATION OF TERMS








* 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, 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 Export and Import 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
not 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 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 be-
tween 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 in-
to 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 con-
sumption 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 U.S. 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 Rico).



RELATED REPORTS


An annual Current Industrial Report also is published in this
series. The annual report summarizes quarterly figures and in-
corporates known revisions for both the current and previous
years. It also provides a single reference copy to replace the
quarterly publications.
The Bureau of the Census also publishes the following related
reports:


Series


Frequency


Current Industrial Reports


M33E


MA33L


Monthly


Annually


Nonferrous Castings


Insulated Wire and Cable


Other Industrial Reports


M3-1



(AS)



(MC)


Monthly



Annually


Quinquennially


Foreign Trade Reports


EM 546 Monthly
FT 446 Annually


IM 146
FT 246


Monthly
Annually


Manufacturers' Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders


Annual Survey of Manufac-
tures (ASM)


Census of Manufactures


U.S. Exports-Schedule B
Commodity by Country


U.S. Imports for
Consumption -TSUSA -
Commodity by Country


CONTACTS FOR DATA USERS


Subject Area

Current Industrial
Report ITA9008


Contact

Carol Beasley


Manufacturers' Ship- Ruth Runyan
ments, Inventories,
and Orders


Phone Number

(301) 763-5434



(301) 763-2502








Subject Area

Classification
Systems
Comparability

Census/ASM

To order a Census
Bureau publication


Contact

James Kristoff
(ESD)


Phone Number

(301) 763-1935


Kenneth Hansen (301) 763-7304

Customer Services (301) 763-4100
(DUSD)


Subject Area

Foreign Trade




International Trade
Administration


Contact

Trade Data
Inquiries
Staff (FTD)

Robert Reiley


Phone Number

(301) 763-5140




(202) 377-0575




























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