US trade with Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 06, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Sri Lanka

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Sri Lanka totaled $849.6 million, up 2.19% ($18.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $96.0 million, down 2.96% ($2.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $753.6 million, up 2.88% ($21.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $657.6 million, a 3.79% increase ($24.0 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Sri Lanka was the US 68th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0861% of US total trade (down from 0.1014% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sri Lanka was the US 100th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 102nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0252% of US total exports (down from 0.0286% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Sri Lanka was the US 62nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 61st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1245% of US total imports (down from 0.1547% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Sri Lanka

The major share of US exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.92% of US total exports to Sri Lanka (35.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.16% of US total exports to Sri Lanka (29.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.55% of US total exports to Sri Lanka (11.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.24% of US total exports to Sri Lanka (6.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.58% of US total exports to Sri Lanka (2.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.49% of US total exports to Sri Lanka (3.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.83% of US total exports to Sri Lanka (2.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $1.9 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds (HS code 86) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 410.1 0.43 189.1116.94
02 Meat and edible meat offal 137.3 0.14 129.56.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 218.4 0.23 213.92.09
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,792.8 2.91 2,447.714.10
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14.3 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,200.8 1.25 2,036.6-41.04
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,422.1 1.48 1,173.621.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3.7 0.00 51.8-92.93
10 Cereals 12,179.4 12.69 11,706.34.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 7.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,472.5 4.66 3,515.427.23
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 57.4 0.06 22.9150.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17.5 0.02 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 87.9 0.09 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 56.4 0.06 405.3-86.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 425.1 0.44 63.1573.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 404.9 0.42 605.5-33.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 59.2 0.06 219.5-73.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 20,650.0 21.51 11,159.485.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 430.9 0.45 720.4-40.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 181.6 0.19 296.1-38.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 229.8 0.24 356.7-35.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 150.8 0.16 202.5-25.54
29 Organic chemicals 211.5 0.22 246.5-14.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 488.9 0.51 2,088.9-76.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 820.6 0.85 739.310.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 575.3 0.60 780.3-26.27
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 381.2 0.40 546.0-30.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 479.1 0.50 831.8-42.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 41.4 0.04 143.9-71.20
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,300.0 1.35 980.732.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,293.0 5.51 3,982.032.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,349.9 1.41 437.5208.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 87.0 0.09 115.4-24.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,756.3 1.83 3,627.1-51.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12.1 0.01 7.462.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 246.6 0.26 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 349.2 0.36 436.0-19.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,744.2 4.94 2,221.8113.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.3 0.02 90.9-76.51
52 Cotton 201.4 0.21 6.82,840.36
54 Man-made filaments 1,656.1 1.73 2,372.4-30.19
55 Man-made staple fibers 470.5 0.49 16.12,829.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,773.8 2.89 3,154.1-12.06
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 39.3 0.04 167.1-76.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 390.2 0.41 297.731.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 349.3 0.36 127.8173.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 763.6 0.80 520.846.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 353.7 0.37 12.12,811.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 55.7 0.06 5.8860.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 483.7 0.50 105.6357.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 350.2 0.36 60.7476.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23.8 0.02 32.6-27.18
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 121.9 0.13 63.193.29
69 Ceramic products 11.2 0.01 3.6208.78
70 Glass and glassware 154.4 0.16 482.4-68.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 801.5 0.83 2,340.5-65.76
72 Iron and steel 95.0 0.10 25.2277.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 599.7 0.62 2,932.8-79.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 24.4 0.03 61.2-60.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 23.5 0.02 28.2-16.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 74.5 0.08 34.4116.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 9.9 0.01 6.259.33
79 Zinc and articles thereof 39.4 0.04 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 3.7 0.00 3.312.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 386.7 0.40 177.1118.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 177.4 0.18 217.3-18.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,725.1 7.01 13,506.1-50.21
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 4,450.4 4.64 6,112.1-27.19
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 39.7 0.04 352.5-88.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 720.1 0.75 1,248.0-42.30
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,236.3 2.33 2,473.9-9.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 37.8-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,177.9 5.39 5,926.3-12.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11.3 0.01 5.798.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11.0 0.01 12.2-10.29
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4.6 0.00 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 108.4 0.11 533.2-79.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 358.3 0.37 299.819.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 49.9 0.05 28.277.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,912.3 1.99 2,334.5-18.09

US Imports from Sri Lanka

The major share of US imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 70.95% of US total imports from Sri Lanka (73.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.35% of US total imports from Sri Lanka (11.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.53% of US total imports from Sri Lanka (7.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.49% of US total imports from Sri Lanka (3.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.52% of US total imports from Sri Lanka (2.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3.5 million.
US imports from Sri Lanka in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,460.5 1.52 9,561.619.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 43.2 0.01 41.63.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 282.8 0.04 381.3-25.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,267.0 0.83 6,311.0-0.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,087.4 2.27 18,260.6-6.42
10 Cereals 58.4 0.01 24.8136.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 217.2 0.03 71.5203.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 511.1 0.07 241.5111.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 36.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,689.9 0.22 1,115.351.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,113.4 0.81 9,610.1-36.39
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,446.8 0.32 1,403.274.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 140.5 0.02 13.2964.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 406.3 0.05 509.4-20.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,633.1 0.22 1,236.932.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,980.6 0.66 2,585.892.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,257.8 0.43 3,639.3-10.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 51.2 0.01 26.295.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 123.9 0.02 67.683.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 283.7 0.04 168.368.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7.6 0.00 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 36.0-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 206.5-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,242.1 0.56 4,156.12.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,853.7 1.04 7,039.511.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,653.0 0.75 6,811.7-17.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 75,276.4 9.99 65,810.614.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,843.9 0.24 1,255.446.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 697.8 0.09 799.7-12.74
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 21.0 0.00 48.3-56.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 581.9 0.08 278.8108.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6.0 0.00 30.3-80.12
50 Silk 0.6 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 6.7 0.00 0.6953.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,329.4 0.44 3,019.910.25
54 Man-made filaments 187.8 0.02 195.4-3.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,475.2 0.33 1,611.653.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 151.0 0.02 125.520.30
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26.0 0.00 1.51,629.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 146.3 0.02 98.548.59
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 43.8 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 290,284.5 38.52 291,230.2-0.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 230,078.4 30.53 230,372.1-0.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,953.9 0.79 5,250.813.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 48.4 0.01 820.3-94.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,937.6 0.26 2,208.0-12.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 35.1 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 727.7 0.10 883.5-17.64
69 Ceramic products 1,649.6 0.22 1,841.4-10.42
70 Glass and glassware 1,228.2 0.16 331.7270.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,982.6 2.52 15,362.423.56
72 Iron and steel 2.8 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,728.3 0.49 1,404.1165.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9.4 0.00 9.6-2.74
78 Lead and articles thereof 589.3 0.08 1,108.5-46.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 220.3 0.03 40.7441.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11.9 0.00 17.2-30.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,226.1 1.89 14,324.6-0.69
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 5,542.9 0.74 4,757.516.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 882.4 0.12 679.929.78
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 56.8 0.01 36.655.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3.5 0.00 23.5-84.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,624.5 0.75 3,353.167.74
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 89.6 0.01 478.2-81.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,054.6 0.54 3,856.55.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,856.3 0.51 3,539.68.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.8 0.00 48.4-79.69
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,183.4 0.56 3,726.212.27
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce