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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-
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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.
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Previously classed C 3.158:DIB-9008
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Title from caption.

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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
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FIRST QUARTER 1984
ITA 9008 1841 1
sued Jul, 1984


The statistics in this publication are based on a surv s The figures represent total U S shipments of copper
known producers of brass mill products, copper based powie and foundry products


products, and a 95 percent sample of producers of wire mill


A description of the survey methodology and related infor
nation appears on page 5.


Table 1. SUMMARY OF SHIPMENTS OF COPPER-BASE MILL AND FOUNDRY PRODUCTS: 1978 TO 1984
(Millions of pounds--metal weight)

Brass mill products Copper wire mill products1
Brass and
Quarter and year Insulated Other bronze Copper-base
communi- insulated foundry powder mill
Total Alloyed Unalloyed Bare wire cation wire wire products3 product4
1984

First quarter................. 1,561 455 282 75 140 488 121 (X)
1983, total5................ (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
1982, total................. 4,846 1,247 767 267 594 1,532 405 34
1981, total................. 5,987 1,695 927 328 755 1,764 471 47

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.


(NA) Not available.


(X) Not applicable.


1Represents copper content weight, rather than metal weight.
2Represents uninsulated, bare tinnned, and/or alloy coated wire.
3Source: Bureau of the Census, Current Industrial Report M33E, Nonferrous Castings.
5Beginning with the first quarter 1984 copper-base powder mill products will no longer be collected.
For 1983 this survey was conducted on an annual basis only. Quarterly data will not be available, however the
annual figures should be released by September 1984.


-CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Copper Controlled

Materials


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Industry and Trade Administration, Washington D.C. 20230, or to the
Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233, or call Jim Oliver, (301) 763-5440.
For sale by the Superintendeat of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.









Table 2. SHIPMENTS OF COPPER-BASE MILL AND FOUNDRY PRODUCTS: 1984 AND 1983

(Millions of pounds--metal weight)

1983
Product description First
quarter Fourth First
1984 quarter quarter

Total shipments............................ 1,561 (NA) (NA)

Copper-base mill products......................... 737 (NA) (NA)
Copper-base alloy:
Sheet and stripI............................. 178 (NA) (NA)
Rod, bar, and wire........................... 249 (NA) (NA)
Tube and pipe................................ 28 (NA) (NA)

Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip................ ............. 56 (NA) (NA)
Rod, bar, and wire2.......................... 43 (NA) (NA)
Tube and pipe................................. 183 (NA) (NA)

Copper wire mill products3........................ 703 (NA) (NA)
Bare wire4.................................... .. 75 (NA) (NA)
Insulated communication wire ................... 140 (NA) (NA)
Other insulated wire........................... 488 (NA) (NA)

Brass and bronze foundry products5 ............... 121 111 101

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

(NA) Not available.

IMilitary ammunition cups and discs are included on a net-weight basis, i.e., excluding the weight of the
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 M33E, Nonferrous Castings.







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Table 3. SHIPMENTS, EXPORTS, IMPORTS, AND APPARENT CONSUMPTION OF COPPER-BASE MILL AND FOUNDRY PRODUCTS: 1984

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

Exports of domestic Percent Imports for
merchandise 2 exports to consumption 4 Percent
Product description1 manufac- imports to
dcpoManufac- Estimated turers' apparent
turers' Value producers' shipments Apparent consumption
shipments Quantity at port value3 (quantity) Quantity Value5 consumption6 (quantity)

FIRST QUARTER 1984

Copr.r-base mill products 7....................... 812 27 48,170 46,874 3 136 144,346 921 15
iras mill products:
Copper-base alloy: I
Sheet and strip ............................. 178 3 12,073 11,748 2 6
Rod, bar, and wire........................... 249 5 6,658 6,479 2 65 63,932 484 13
Tube and pipe................................ 28 3 4,794 4,665 11 19 24,259 44 43
Unalloyed copper:
Sheet and strip.............................. 56 3 2,976 2,896 23 23,858 114 20
Rod, bar, and wire........................... 43 5 3,534 3,439 12
Tube and pipe................................ 183 2 3,040 2,958 1 18 20,400 199 9

:.pper wire mill products, bare wire ............ 75 6 15,095 14,689 8 11 11,897 80 14


2For comparison of domestic manufacturers' shipment, export numbers, and import numbers for copper-base mill and foundry products, see table 4.
3Source: Bureau of the Census report EM 546, U.S. Exports.
These 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 1.0 for industry group 339 relating to copper-base powder mill
orogucts) are based on data for 1981 which are published in Origin of Exports of Manufactured Products, M81(AS)-5, appendix B.
SSource: Bureau of the Census report IM 145-X, U.S. Imports for Consumption and General Imports.
SRepresents the c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) value at the first port of entry in the United States plus U.S. import duties.
7Apparent consumption is derived by subtracting exports from the total of net shipments plus imports.
This 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: *1982


Product description Export number Import number

Copper mill products:
Copper-base alloy: 612.3400,612.3500,612.3600,612.3800,612.3920,612.3940,
Sheet, strip, and plate....................... 612.3360,612.3370,612.3380 612.3960,612.3982,612.3986,612.4000,612.4100,612.4300,
612.4410,612.4430,612.4510,612.4520,612.5200,612.6100,
Rod bar, and wire1 .......................... 612.4620 612.6205,612.6290,612.6300,612.6410,612.6420,612.8100,
612.8200

Tube and pipe................................. 613.0520,613.0530 613.0600,613.0800,613.1000,613.1100,613.1200

Unalloyed copper:
Sheet, strip, and plate...................... 612.3320 f612.3000,612.3120,612.3140,612.3160,612.3200,
Rod, bar, and wirel.......................... 612.4642,612.4645 (612.5000,612.6000,612.8000
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


1The import and export numbers for this line do not include wire.







DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY


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

Survey Methodology-The statistics in this publication on
copper-base mill products were collected by mail on Bureau of
the Census and Industry and 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 supplied
by the Industry and Trade Administration (ITA), Department
of Commerce. It also includes manufacturers who produce
about 95 percent 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 80 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 January 1984 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. Al-
though 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.
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
imputation were made as described above. Figures which have
been revised by more than 5 percent from previously published
figures are indicated by footnotes.


Shipments-Shipments include 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 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
subsidiary, 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. 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
intermediate 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 as spec-
ified in the 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 pre-
ferential treatment in accordance with provisions of the DPAS
regulation.

DPAS-Defense Priorities and Allocations System.

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. 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 arq 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,


EXPLANATION OF TERMS





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there are also the following problems affecting the compara-
bility 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, combin-
ations 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 Br' ,.r.', 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. Ordi-
narily, this type uf discrepancy is re iii.,- ,r 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

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


MA33L Annual


Insulated Wire and Cable


Other Industry Reports

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


(AS)


(MC)


Annually Annual Survey of Manufactures
(ASM)


Quin-
quennially


Census of Manufactures


Foreign Trade Reports

EM546 Monthly U.S. Exports-Schedule B-
Commodity by Country


IM145X Monthly


U.S. Imports for Consumption
and General Imports


CONTACTS FOR DATA USERS


Subject Area

Current Industrial
Report ITA9008


Contact

James L. Oliver


Phone Number

(301) '63 5440







Subject Area


Manufacturers' Ship-
ments, Inventories,
and Orders


Contact


Ruth Runyan


Phone Number


(301) 763-2502


Subject Area

To order a Census
Bureau publication


Foreign Trade
publication


Contact


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Phone Number


Customer Services (301) 763-4100
(DUSD)


Juanita Noone


(301) 763-5140


(301) 763-7304


Industry and Trade
Administration


Graylin Presbury (202) 377-0383


Census/ASM


Dale Gordon






U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Washington, D.C. 20233

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