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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Copper Controlled

Materials


U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
BUREAU OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS


FIRST QUARTER 1982
ITA-9008-(82)-1


The statistics in this publication are based on a survey fal unchanged from the fourth quarter level of 1,323 million
known producers of brass mill products, copper-based powder pounds. Copper wire mill shipments, at 653 million pounds,
products, and a 95 percent sample of producers of wire were down 1 percent. Within this group, bare wire decreased
mill products. The figures represent total U.S. shipments of 3 percent; insulated communication wire decreased 6 percent;
copper-base mill and foundry products. and other insulated wire increased 2 percent.
Total shipments of copper-base mill and foundry products A description of the survey methodology and related infor-
amounted to 1,320 million pounds in the first quarter, virtually mation appears on page 5.


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
Brass and Copper-base
bronze powder
Quarter and year Total Insulated Other bronze powder
Alloyed Unalloyed Bare wire2 communi- insulated produce3 mill
cation wire wire product product

1982

First quarter........................ 1,320 347 198 75 168 410 113 9

1981
1981, total..................... 5,987 1,695 927 328 755 1,764 471 47
Fourth quarter....................... 1,323 350 194 77 r179 r403 109 11
Third quarter........................ 1,481 437 215 81 188 433 116 11
Second quarter....................... 1,592 462 254 88 192 458 125 13
First quarter......................... 1,591 446 264 82 196 470 121 12
1980, total..................... 5,786 1,508 959 293 797 1,693 489 47
1979, total..................... 6,707 1,869 1,107 236 846 1,966 617 66
1978, total..................... 6,266 1,750 962 238 806 1,867 580 63
Note: Detail may not add to totals due to independent rounding.
Revised.
'Represents copper content weight, rather than metal weight.
2Represents uninsulated, bare tinned, and/or alloy coated wire.
3Source: Bureau of the Census Current Industrial Reports Series M33E, Nonferrous Castings.









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 Jim Oliver, (301) 763-5440.
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Table 2. SHIPMENTS OF COPPER-BASE MILL AND FOUNDRY PRODUCTS

(Millions of pounds metal weight)

1982 1981
Product frs quarterr
Product first quarter Fourth quarter First quarter


Total shipments............................ 1,320 1.323 1,591

Copper-base mill products ........................ 5. 544 710
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and strip' ............................. 162 174 204
Rod, bar, and wire........................... 156 147 204
Tube and pipe................................ 29 29 38

Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip.............................. 38 46 60
Rod, bar, and wire2 .......................... .. 29 26 31
Tube and pipe.................................. 131 122 173

Copper wire mill products'....................... 653 659 748
Bare wire* ..................................... 75 77 82
Insulated communication wire ................... 168 179 196
Other insulated wire........................... 410 403 470

Brass and bronze foundry products'............... 113 109 121

Copper-base powder mill products ................. 9 11 12
Copper-base alloy:
Granular..................................... 2 2 1
Flake......................................... (Z) (Z) (Z)

Unalloyed copper:
Granular..................................... 6 8 10
Flake........................................ ... .1 1 1

Note: Detail may not add to totals due to independent rounding. Monthly shipments data for brass mills
and copper wire mills of primary companies are available in Current Industrial Reports Series M33K. Inven-
tories of Brass and Copper Wire Mill Shapes.

(Z) Less than 500,000 pounds.
'Military ammunition cups and discs are included on net-weight basis, i.e., excluding the weight of the
webbing scrap generated in the cupping and discing.
2Does not include electrical wire.
'Represents copper content weight, rather than metal weight.
'Represents uninsulated, bare, tinned, and/or alloy coated wire.
ISource: Bureau of the Census, Current Industrial Reports Series M33E, Nonferrous Castings.










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

(Quantity in millions of pounds; value In thousands of dollars)

Exports of domestic Percent, Imports for Percent,
merchandise Estimated exports to consumptioni' Apparent imports to
Manufac- Estimated manufac- consump- apparent
Product' turers' producers' turers' tion' consump-
shipents entity lue valu shipments Quantity Value' tion
at port (quantity) (quantity) (quantity)



FIRST QUARTER 1982

Copper-hase mill products ....................... 629 38 58,761 57,204 6 99 111,559 690 14
Imrass mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and strip............................ 162 3 10,529 10,246 2 56 55,163 367 15
Rod, bar, and wire ......................... 156 4 4,891 4,759 3
Tube and pipe ............................. .29 6 11,193 10,892 21 11 17,088 34 32
Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip ............................ 38 1 1,259 1,225 313 15,828 63 21
Rod, bar, and wire ......................... 29 16 12,819 12,474 55
Tube and pipe .............................. 131 3 4,186 4,073 2 10 12,323 138 7

Copper wire mill products, bare wire ........... 75 4 12,990 12,641 5 8 9,940 79 10

Copper-base powder mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Granular............................... 2....
Flake ..................................(Z... .(Z)
Unalloyed copper: 1 894 894 11 1 1,217 9 11
Granular................................*.. 6
Flake......................................

FOURTH QUARTER 1981

Copper-base mill products ....................... 632 20 56,152 54,665 3 83 100,160 695 12

Brass mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and strip............................ 174 2 9,266 9,017 1 34 35,832 349 10
Rod, bar, and wire ......................... 147 4 6,923 6,737 23
Tube and pipe .............................. 29 3 12,252 11,922 18 14 21,319 40 35
Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip............................46 1 2,431 2,366 () 15 18,380 82 18
Rod, bar, and wire......................... 26 4 7,188 6,995 17
Tube and pipe .............................. 122 3 5,720 5,566 3 10 13,017 129 8

Copper wire mill products, bare wire ........... 77 3 11,517 11,207 4 9 10,060 83 11

Copper-base powder mill products:
Copper-base alloy:
Granular................................... 2
Flake........ ......................... ..... M.(Z)
Unalloyed copper: (Z) 855 855 9 1 1,552 12 8
Granular................................... 8
Flake...................................... 1


(Z) Less than half the stated unit of measure.


'A comparison of domestic manufacturers' shipments, export, and import codes for copper-base mill products is shown in table .
'Source: Bureau of the Census report EM-546, U.S. Exports--Schedule B--Commodity by Country.
3These values were derived by use of adjustment factors to exclude freight, 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
(0.9731 for industry group 335 relating to brass mill and copper wire mill products and 1.000 for industry group 339 relating to copper-base powder
mill products) are based on data for 1980 which are published in Origin of Exports of Manufactured Products, M80(AS)-6, appendix B.
1Source: Bureau of the Census report IM 145-X, U.S. Imports for Consumption and General Imports.
'Represents the c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) value at the first port of entry in the United States plus U.S. import duties.
'Apparent consumption is derived by subtracting exports from the total of net shipments plus imports.
7This total does not include either insulated wire and cable products or brass bronze foundry products.


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

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

Copper mill products:
Copper-base alloy: (612.3400,612.3500,612.3600,612.3800,612.3920,612.3940,
Sheet, strip, and plate (flat)............... 612.3360,612.3370,612.3380 612.3960,612.3980,612.4000,612.4100,612.4300.612.4410,
Rod, bar, and wire (non-flat)' ............... 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................................. 613.0520,613.0530 613.0600,613.0800.613.1000,613.1100,613.1200

Unalloyed copper:
Sheet, strip, and plate (flat) ............... 612.3320 612.3000,612.3120,612.3140,612.3160,612.3200,
Rod, bar, and wire (non-flat) ............... 612.4640 612.5000,612.6000,612.8000
Tube and pipe................................ 613.0540,613.0550 613.0200,613.0300,613.0400

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

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 line do not include wire.








DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY

Scope of Survey-This survey covers producers of selected
copper controlled materials, i.e., copper-base 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
ITA-9008, Copper Controlled Materials. The survey panel is
based on a list of all known producers of copper-base mill
shapes and powder products supplied by the Bureau of Indus-
trial Economics (BIE), Department of Commerce. It also
includes manufacturers who produce about 95 percent of wire
mill products based on studies made by BIE. The data for wire
mill products include estimates for small producers in order to
represent 100 percent coverage. Approximately 190 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 meth-
odology for the survey from which these data are derived can
be found in the first quarter 1982 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 nonsampling errors also occur in complete censuses.
Although no direct measurement of the biases due to non-
sampling 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.
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 poten-
tial 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 range of
difference between the actual and imputed figures is not pre-
cisely known, but is assumed to be small. The degree of uncer-
tainty 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-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 indicated by footnotes.

EXPLANATION OF TERMS

Shipments-Shipments include all copper-base mill and
foundry product controlled materials. Both products produced
by the company which owns the materials and products pro-
duced for others under toll agreements are included.
Shipments by brass and bronze foundries include both ship-
ments for sale (to the trade and shipments (production) for own
use. Shipments for own use represent 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
production of finished products.


Copper-Base Mill Products-Products produced by rolling,
drawing, and extruding copper, brass, bronze, and other copper-
base alloy basic shapes. Drawing and insulating of copper wire
are also included. Intermediate shapes of powder mill products
are included. All other intermediate shapes are excluded. An
intermediate 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 inter-
mediate shape) by other producers of intermediate or finished
shapes of copper controlled materials.

Controlled Materials-Steel, copper, aluminum, and nickel
alloys, either domestic or imported, in the forms and shapes
specified in Defense Materials Systems, regulation 1, as revised,
whether new, remelted, rerolled, or redrawn.

Unfilled Order for Sale-Includes unfilled order for sale to
the trade for controlled materials that have been accepted or
acknowledged and which have not been shipped.


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 classifica-
tion 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 classifica-
tions, 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
comparable domestic output classification. The relationships
shown in this report should be considered only as approxi-
mations, since, in addition to the problems mentioned above,









there are also the following problems affecting the com-
parability 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, com-
binations 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, based on a 1-percent sample. Effective with
the statistics for March 1979, the lower limit of the value ranges
for estimating data for low-value export shipments has been
raised from $251 to $501. For countries other than Canada,
effective with the March 1979 statistics, data for shipments
valued $501-$999 (formerly $251-$999) are estimated based on
a 50-percent sample of such shipments. As in the past, these
estimates are combined with data for shipments valued $1,000
and over, which continue to be fully compiled. For Canada,
effective with the March 1979 statistics, shipments valued
$501-$1,999 ($251-$1,999 prior to March 1979) are estimated,
based on a 10-percent sample and are combined with fully
compiled data for shipments valued $2,000 and over. For
exports to all countries, data for shipments valued under $501
(under $251 prior to March 1979) are also estimated, based on
established percentages of individual country totals.

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 f ..'- i.q. product classes. Export and import
percentages at the more detailed levels might, therefore, be
J..1rihii 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 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 known revisions for both current and previous
year. 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 Title

Current Industrial Reports

M33E Monthly Nonferrous Castings

M33K Monthly Inventories of Brass and Copper
Wire Mill Shapes


MA-33L Annual


Insulated Wire and Cable


Other Industry Reports

M3-1 Monthly Manufacturers'Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders

(AS) Annually Annual Survey of Manufactures
(SMi ;


*MCi Qum.i
quennially


Census of Manufactures







Series Frequency Title


Subject Area


Contact


Phone Number


Foreign Trade Reports

EM-546 Monthly U.S. Exports-Schedule B-
Commodity by Country

IM-145X Monthly U.S. Imports for Consumption
and General Imports

CONTACTS FOR DATA USERS

Subject Area Contact Phone Nui

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Report ITA-9008


mber

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and Orders

Census/ASM

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(301) 763-7304

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