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Current industrial reports
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Copper controlled materials
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1st quarter 1979-
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U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
BUREAU OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Copper Controlled

SMaterials



SECOND QUARTER 1980
ITA-9008-(80)-2
Issued October 1980


The statistics in this publication are based on a survey of companies whose reports were not received in time for
manufacturers and represent total U.S. shipments of copperbase tabulation. A more complete description of this survey appears
mill and foundry products. Estimates are included for 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
1969 TO 1980
(In Thousands of Pounds)


Total Shipments


Copper-base Mill Products. Total


Copper Wire Mill Products. Total


1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980


2,000
1,800
1,600
1,400
1,200
1,000


900
800
700
600
500
400


900
800
700
600
500
400


Address inquiries concerning these figures to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industrial Economics, Washington, D.C. 20230, or to the
Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233, or call Doris Pope, (301) 763-2528.
For sale by Customer Ser.c,', (DUSD), 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. Remittances from foreign countries must be by international money order or by a draft on a
U.S. bank. Price 25 cents per copy, $1.25 per year.


2.000
1,800
1,600
1,400
1,200
1,000


900
800
700
600
500
400


900
800
700
600
500
400











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

(Millions of pounds metal weight)

Brass mill products Copper wire mill products'
Brass and Copper-base

Quarter and year Total Insulated Other bronze powder
Alloyed Unalloyved Bare wire' communi- insulated foundry mill
cation wi products products


1980

Second quarter. ............................... 1, 362 353 231 75 193 379 120 11
First quarter...................... .... ..... 1,659 440 276 r86 r219 r482 141 15

1979

Fourth quarter .. ......... rl.580 394 228 r59 193 r546 146 14
Third quarter.... ........ .................. 1,558 433 266 48 r216 r438 142 15
Second quarter... ......... 1,743 511 295 67 229 468 156 17
First quarter. ...... ................ ...... ... 1,777 538 287 62 208 514 148 20

1978

Fourth quarter ........ ................ .. ... 1,598 454 251 62 196 481 139 15
Third quarter. ................................. 1,479 395 225 53 208 455 128 15
Se-cond quarter. ................................ 1,647 472 262 65 210 468 153 17
First quarter ...... ..... ......... .............. 1.527 429 224 58 192 463 145 16

1977

Fourth qua,: te ............ ......... ........ .. 1,416 378 204 62 18h 435 137 14
Third quarter......... ..... .... 1.417 428 229 55 156 388 146 15
Second quarter .............................. .. 1,625 472 256 60 222 442 155 18
First quarter. ........ .... ............. ....... 1,522 448 253 53 184 422 145 17

1976

Fourth quarter.. ....................... .... ... ,20 378 204 51 146 382 142 15
third quarter................................ 1 ,37 406 210 50 1h9 373 131 18


Note, Dctatll may not add t(, total,- ti independent rounding.

Rt-vised by 5 percent or more from prviiouslv published figures.
iReprpsents copper content weight, rithier than metal wi-ght.
2Represents uninsulated, bare tinned,. iand or all o coated wire.
'Siurce: Bureau of the Ccensus Cturr, I industrial Reports Series


M33E, "Nonferrous Castings."


T,.le ?. SHIPMI-NTS 01- COPPER-BASE MiL AND) FiOlNDRY PRODUCTS

(Millions of pounds metal weight)


TItl I shipm t .... ....

(Copper-base mill rd ....... .......
Cfopper-hase a ll.
Sheet and strip .......................
Rod, bar, and r .. ........ .............. .
Tube and pip ................................

Unal loyed otpper
Sheet tantd strip. ...i. .......
Rod hi, h r, and ................
Ti"U ind lt e........................ ...... .


pper w .... ..i .................
I nsul t .d .mn t- I '.s ... ............ ..
Other insulated t ........ ........... ...

Brass and hronze tou produt ..........



pper-bas il. wd.r mill pr.t.... ......

FGr1 nu lr............. ..

I'nIlloved copp-r
Gr.noul r......... ...... ............. ........
Flake ................ ...................... .


tI, I I r i v ir


Second quartl-r


o I.- -i,- a ,et IJ1"111 1 ,,oit. I'r t If


1980


First quarter


1979
Fourth quarter


1,580

622

184
176
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24
179

798

193


14f,

14


Not-: 1)t il ,r 1 d 1 1,al du- t, indpepend-*t rounding. WMothly shipment d ta flr hrs- 1lls1
and copper wire 0ills -1n-ronari rompanih in CurrInt industrl Reports Seri 900 lover
tories f Urnes tInd


R vis'Id I r t r t Ir ir p bl11h-d tfi ures.


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Table 3. COPPER-BASE MILL PRODUCiTS, SIlPMI ITS, X'PORTS, IMPORlTS, -ND APPIHINf '(niS MI)TION 1[80

(Onantllv in mi ll ld. of p i nli / 1,00 )

(xporl t. f d m'ist! Percent Em1 t .r Percent,

M lattaln f a rIhanads El lmateid t oniP -in' aulaled Apparent imports to
Products .urers' producers' an-ut-- mmpt (nsuinpti on I
shipnts on ni I t V l ,alo, In' t ip(, ay I Qi titkiip
tli in ii i .shipminil s Quantity nl ue 1 tn
ot[ Por (quani t t I ) (quantitv) (qunt rie)


SFCOND QUARTER 1980

Copper-based mill productss............... .70 71 103,289 98,225 Ii 63 89, 109 1,825 662 10

Brass mill products
Copper-base allo :
Sheet and strip......... ............... 164 3 12,043 11,47) 5 3,05 712 341 8
Rod. bar, and wtr- ........ ................. 16bO b 7, 84 7,4 3.05 71 341
Tube and pipe. .... ........... .............. 29 5 9.982 9,1 17 13 20,636 209 37 3,
Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and str..ip.... .... 52 1 1,808 1.723 2
Rod, bar, and ire ... ......... ............. 37 35 35,322 33,b55 14 19,182 265 67 21
Tube and pipe.... ...... ..... ....... .. 142 16 24,037 22.902 11 f 10,033 261 L32 5

Copper wire mill prodt cts, bart wire ..... ....... 75 /4 10, h89 10, 18 5 3 5,865 321 74 4

Copper-base powder mill prodl ts
Copper-base alloy"
Granular................ ....... ....... 2
Fl ake .................. .. ........ .... (Z )
Unalloyed copper: 1 L 566 1,303 1 1,341 57 11 9
Granul ar.... .......................... ... 8
Fl ake............................ ........ 1

FIRST QUARTiR 1980

Copper-b-se mill productss. ...... .. 817 55 92,333 87, 728 7 71 3,372 1,985 833 8

Brass mill products:
Copper-base alloy
Sheet and strip .. .......... .. ......... .. 199 3 13.059 12,4 3 2 1 8 5
Rod, bar, and wire ......... ................ 207 4 5.335 5.183 2 28 31,4b8 75 7 6
Tube and pipe .............. 34 14 23.785 22,:62 41 14 21,880 292 34 28
Unalloyed copper
Sheet and strip................. ...... .. 62 i 1,3 1,333 2 17.707
Rod. bar, and wire .. .......... ..... 31 18 21.884 20,851i 4 17.707 257 88 I6
Tube and pipe................................ 183 9 14,891 14,188 8 12,320 318 182 7

Copper wire mill products, har ,re ............. 86 5 9,908 9,440 b 7 8.946 308 88 8

Copper-bas, powder mill products
Copper-base alloy *
Granular ............. .......... .... 3
Flake. .. ......... ....... .......... .. 1
Unalloved copper. 1 2,072 1, 723 7 (Z) 1.050 53 14 (7)
Granular............................. .. 10
Fl ak ........................ . ... 1

M/) 1ess than half the stated unit of measure.
Comparison of domestic manufacturers' shipments, export, and import <,de fr .. pper-,ase ,ill product pp-ars i ai t 4.,
SSource: iureaiu of the Census lIepnrt I1-410, '.S. Imports, Cinmmnlitv ht C('untri.
These vlues r drved by ue f adlus tment factors to exclude fleght, insurance, an0d iihr -hales iniird0 i) lilig ).,d t. the port of export. This
ad-ustment is made to convert the vlues tn an approximatinn of the priducers' valuolf ixporti d god curiit alusitmenit laots 1.9'8 f7hr in nstrc i-ro1p 335
relating to bress mill and copper wire mill products and .831 !or indiistri v roup 33i relatlin: t. copper -h pU)deir mll produsl ario based on data f1tr 1976 which
are published in "Origin of Exporto` f %.tinofacturiing Ftablnshments, 1AS)-0 app endsx A.
'Source: Bureau of the Cens-u Report IM 145-X, '.S. Imports for consumption and generall p1 prts.
5Apparent consumption is derived by subtracting exports from the total of net shipments plus imports.
6This total does not include either insulated wire and cable products or brass bronze founidr products.











Table 4. COMPARISON OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, EXPORT, AND IMPORT CODES FOR COPPER-BASE MILL PRODUCTS: 1980


Manufacturers' product descriptions Exports of domestic merchandise Imports for consumption
(Import Export descriptions) (Schedule B) (TSUSA)


C >pper mill products
Copper-base alloy 612.3400,612.3500,612.3600,612.3800,612.3920,612.3940,
Sheet, strip, and plate (Iat)......... .... 612.3360,612.3370,b12.3380 612.3960,612.3980,612.4000,612.4100,612.4300.612.4410,
Rod, bar, and irs (non-flat)1............... 612.4620 612.4430,612.4510,612.4520,612.5200,612.6100,612.6200,
612.6300,612.6410,612.6420,612.8100.612.8200
Tube and pipe................................ 6b]3.0520.613.0530 (13.0600,613.0800,613. 1000,613.1100,613.1200

Unalloyed copper:
Sheet, strip, and plate (11at) .............. 612.3320 1612.3000,612.3120,612.3140,612.3160,612.3200,
Rod, bar, and ire (non-flat)'............... 612.4640 1 612.5000,612.6000,612.8000
Tube and pipe... ............. ............. .. 613.0540,613.0550 613.0200.613.0300.613.0400

topper wire mill products, bare i.re............. 612.7420,612.7440 612.7000,612.7100,612.7220,612.7240,612.7260,612.7300

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

Unalloyed copper 612.5400 612.5500,612.5600
Granular............................. ........
Flake ................................... ....

'The import and export codes for this litn do not include wire.









DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY

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 Industrial Economics, Copper Controlled
Materials, Form ITA-9008. The mailing panel for these surveys
includes all known producers of brass mill products and
copper-base powder products, as well as those manufacturers
who produced 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, and also include 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.

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; 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.
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.

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-Com-
modity information is not shown for individual imports valued
under $251. For exports, commodity information is not re-
ported for shipments individually valued under $501, effective
March 1979 and for shipments under $251 prior to March 1979.
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 slightly overstated.










e. 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.

f. "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.

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.

h. Geographic Area of Coverage-Import and export data
reflect the movement of merchandise into and out of the U.S.
customs territory (the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and
Puerto Rico). They do not include movements between the
United States and its possessions. Domestic output (shipments)
data exclude Puerto Rico and other outlying areas.

RELATED REPORTS

An Annual Current Industrial Report is published in this
series. The annual report summarizes quarterly figures and
incorporates 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

Current Industrial Reports

M33E Monthly Nonferrous Castings

M33K Monthly Inventories of Brass and Copper Wire
Mill Shapes


MA-33L Annually


M3-1


Insulated Wire and Cable


Monthly Manufacturers' Shipments, Inven-
tories, and Orders


Foreign Trade Reports

FT-410 Monthly


IM 145-X Monthly


U.S. Exports-Schedule B-Com-
modity by Country

U.S. Imports for Consumption and
General Imports


CONTACTS FOR DATA USERS


Subject Area

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Report ITA-9008

Bureau of Industrial
Economics

Foreign Trade
publications

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Bureau publication

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Bureau microfiche


Contact


Doris Pope


Graylin Presbury


Juanita Noone

Customer Services
(DUSD)


Phone Number


(301) 763-2528


(202) 566-7732


(301) 763-5140


(301) 449-1600


Maria Brown (301) 763-5511


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Commodities Exported
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