US trade (export - import) with Switzerland in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 15, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Switzerland in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Switzerland

In 2015, US trade with Switzerland totaled $54.0 billion, up 0.23% ($0.1 billion) from 2014.

US exports to Switzerland in 2015 totaled $22.2 billion, up 0.40% ($0.1 billion) from 2014.

US imports from Switzerland in 2015 totaled $31.8 billion, up 0.11% ($0.0 billion) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Switzerland in 2015 was $9.6 billion, a 0.54% decrease ($0.1 billion) over 2014.

Switzerland was the US 15th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 16th in 2014), accounting for 1.42% of US total trade (up from 1.34% in 2014).

Switzerland was the US 17th largest export market in 2015 (down from 16th in 2014), accounting for 1.48% of US total exports (up from 1.37% in 2014).

Switzerland was the US 15th largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 1.38% of US total imports (up from 1.32% in 2014).

US Exports to Switzerland

The major share of US exports to Switzerland in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 45.82% of US total exports to Switzerland (47.56% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.97% of US total exports to Switzerland (17.49% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.35% of US total exports to Switzerland (14.75% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.67% of US total exports to Switzerland (2.32% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.01% of US total exports to Switzerland (1.76% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.08% of US total exports to Switzerland (1.15% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Switzerland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $430.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $95.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Switzerland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $344.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $182.7 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $128.1 million.
US exports to Switzerland in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 834.0 0.00 1,234.1-32.42
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,668.4 0.07 19,570.8-19.94
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,530.9 0.02 5,224.05.88
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,390.7 0.06 10,503.037.02
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,501.1 0.01 2,810.9-11.02
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 406.6 0.00 75.7437.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,096.9 0.06 12,054.516.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 41,310.4 0.19 49,042.9-15.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,181.4 0.01 83.71,311.74
10 Cereals 874.0 0.00 1,408.4-37.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 162.2 0.00 367.1-55.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 758.3 0.00 6,292.8-87.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,307.4 0.01 3,262.21.39
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 13.4 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,170.9 0.01 3,991.2-70.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 91.2 0.00 68.533.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,508.2 0.01 1,730.0-12.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,313.9 0.01 589.3122.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,706.9 0.08 10,636.757.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,153.0 0.03 4,137.048.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,564.5 0.05 23,713.3-55.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39,568.5 0.18 29,906.532.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 769.3 0.00 802.1-4.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 268,739.2 1.21 202,830.732.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,041.0 0.00 2,019.7-48.46
26 Ores, slag and ash 48.7 0.00 13,804.2-99.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 592,535.8 2.67 497,457.519.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,175.7 0.09 23,536.5-14.28
29 Organic chemicals 426,374.9 1.92 396,719.57.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,094,646.5 9.43 2,277,302.8-8.02
31 Fertilizers 57.0 0.00 104.3-45.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 175,181.3 0.79 145,960.920.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 189,036.6 0.85 175,394.87.78
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 22,783.9 0.10 24,331.7-6.36
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 26,276.4 0.12 14,278.884.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 644.7 0.00 1,773.8-63.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 848.3 0.00 1,302.0-34.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 81,318.3 0.37 80,049.61.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 141,771.2 0.64 113,238.825.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,749.1 0.04 10,403.8-6.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4,117.5 0.02 2,459.067.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14,706.1 0.07 16,538.7-11.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 515.4 0.00 364.141.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,725.6 0.01 1,928.5-10.52
45 Cork and articles of cork 290.0 0.00 96.5200.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12,645.3 0.06 13,524.5-6.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,440.9 0.09 19,159.96.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20,171.6 0.09 29,891.9-32.52
50 Silk 74.7 0.00 41.480.50
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 75.8 0.00 174.2-56.47
52 Cotton 4,316.8 0.02 2,117.9103.82
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 264.6 0.00 19.41,264.03
54 Man-made filaments 489.2 0.00 768.6-36.35
55 Man-made staple fibers 641.3 0.00 265.8141.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,849.7 0.03 7,448.4-21.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,388.4 0.01 2,516.7-5.09
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 451.8 0.00 199.4126.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,839.6 0.03 2,139.7172.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 299.5 0.00 210.242.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,890.4 0.03 9,702.2-28.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,694.9 0.05 13,120.1-18.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,298.2 0.01 3,014.99.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,234.5 0.02 6,630.0-21.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 319.7 0.00 585.2-45.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14.6 0.00 26.1-44.32
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 237.2 0.00 294.6-19.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,668.1 0.03 4,880.936.62
69 Ceramic products 38,045.2 0.17 41,941.3-9.29
70 Glass and glassware 8,546.5 0.04 10,658.1-19.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,182,756.2 45.82 10,527,340.7-3.27
72 Iron and steel 10,512.7 0.05 16,033.6-34.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 105,299.6 0.47 103,667.61.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,135.9 0.05 14,301.8-22.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15,979.0 0.07 20,526.8-22.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,786.1 0.07 13,652.38.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 78.8 0.00 10.1676.65
79 Zinc and articles thereof 15.3 0.00 23.3-34.41
80 Tin and articles thereof 64.9 0.00 40.261.66
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 55,398.7 0.25 52,934.64.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,740.0 0.07 20,772.8-24.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,662.0 0.05 12,249.7-12.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 592,062.9 2.66 570,872.23.71
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 581,053.1 2.61 592,280.4-1.90
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 3,248.3 0.01 4,361.4-25.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 338,947.8 1.53 343,935.6-1.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 894,769.2 4.03 1,022,857.1-12.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,932.2 0.03 5,810.72.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,355,438.1 6.10 1,330,125.41.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 288,413.8 1.30 274,850.14.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7,269.5 0.03 6,878.35.69
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 7,485.9 0.03 11,009.7-32.01
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 23,621.6 0.11 22,610.34.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,228.9 0.07 17,429.0-6.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,690.7 0.01 3,091.6-12.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,703,399.7 12.17 2,273,302.818.92
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 573,047.3 2.58 513,941.411.50

US Imports from Switzerland

The major share of US imports from Switzerland in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.96% of US total imports from Switzerland (38.45% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.29% of US total imports from Switzerland (24.00% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.61% of US total imports from Switzerland (6.45% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.41% of US total imports from Switzerland (3.61% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.62% of US total imports from Switzerland (1.68% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Switzerland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $339.7 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $174.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Switzerland in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $264.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $156.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $138.9 million.
US imports from Switzerland in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 21.8 0.00 205.5-89.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 79.4 0.00 26.9195.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 91,980.0 0.29 85,492.27.59
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 371.3 0.00 294.725.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,872.8 0.01 1,842.31.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 190.3 0.00 19.9858.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 115,732.3 0.36 57,655.1100.73
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 40.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 38.0 0.00 5.6584.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 564.6 0.00 104.2441.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,318.2 0.03 11,453.7-18.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 826.0 0.00 956.3-13.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 86.2 0.00 16.0438.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36,790.3 0.12 28,197.530.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 61,029.6 0.19 62,445.7-2.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,124.6 0.06 20,422.5-6.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,457.8 0.05 14,147.42.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 56,949.1 0.18 46,419.122.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 980,972.9 3.09 806,736.121.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,515.8 0.02 4,184.431.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,709.3 0.01 4,588.92.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 441.2 0.00 197.7123.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,089.5 0.01 3,407.2-38.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,202.9 0.01 86,316.2-96.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19,113.5 0.06 19,711.3-3.03
29 Organic chemicals 1,831,451.6 5.76 1,824,582.70.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,453,694.2 29.73 9,609,667.7-1.62
31 Fertilizers 175.1 0.00 48.8258.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 99,519.4 0.31 103,314.7-3.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 176,943.9 0.56 161,625.09.48
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 23,934.6 0.08 27,360.7-12.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13,478.7 0.04 11,914.313.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,625.4 0.01 5,801.7-71.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,694.1 0.01 6,578.8-74.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 121,104.0 0.38 113,463.86.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 280,897.4 0.88 279,273.40.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 46,360.3 0.15 47,985.2-3.39
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,178.2 0.01 2,668.719.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22,459.4 0.07 27,420.4-18.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 290.2 0.00 204.342.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,726.2 0.05 15,839.45.60
45 Cork and articles of cork 401.1 0.00 499.3-19.66
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.7 0.00 3.660.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 36,912.3 0.12 46,695.5-20.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 33,760.8 0.11 35,460.3-4.79
50 Silk 818.2 0.00 841.3-2.75
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,833.0 0.01 3,649.9-22.38
52 Cotton 4,706.4 0.01 4,494.34.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 635.7 0.00 681.3-6.69
54 Man-made filaments 5,212.9 0.02 4,533.015.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,350.0 0.03 7,097.617.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,332.0 0.02 5,665.611.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,581.9 0.02 7,175.8-8.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,586.5 0.02 7,059.4-20.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 39,304.8 0.12 39,669.4-0.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,428.2 0.01 2,228.88.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,607.0 0.01 3,673.6-29.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 31,099.4 0.10 35,169.0-11.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,671.2 0.01 2,198.0-23.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,226.6 0.03 8,021.22.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 470.5 0.00 735.3-36.01
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 135.4 0.00 157.4-13.95
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17.9 0.00 123.9-85.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 40,049.9 0.13 40,785.4-1.80
69 Ceramic products 13,872.3 0.04 17,734.0-21.78
70 Glass and glassware 94,883.6 0.30 89,618.15.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,784,077.3 5.61 2,048,207.8-12.90
72 Iron and steel 19,527.7 0.06 16,694.216.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 160,651.6 0.51 190,213.6-15.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,343.8 0.05 17,109.8-10.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10,583.7 0.03 8,752.120.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 53,012.7 0.17 48,528.39.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 40.9 0.00 21.689.87
79 Zinc and articles thereof 994.6 0.00 944.95.26
80 Tin and articles thereof 60.6 0.00 85.6-29.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,175.1 0.01 3,957.75.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 227,310.5 0.71 222,319.12.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,915.3 0.07 23,884.2-8.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,727,602.0 8.58 2,711,778.00.58
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 1,308,963.4 4.12 1,249,111.74.79
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 3,559.2 0.01 3,387.15.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 150,536.3 0.47 176,843.1-14.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 348,678.3 1.10 311,685.511.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 394.3 0.00 351.312.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,184,767.4 10.02 3,170,006.30.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,030,742.1 9.53 3,019,964.20.36
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,551.0 0.01 3,960.3-10.34
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 16,588.1 0.05 12,202.035.95
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 40,602.3 0.13 39,400.93.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,541.8 0.09 36,685.9-22.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47,051.5 0.15 47,425.7-0.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 726,071.6 2.28 386,407.487.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,013,687.3 12.62 4,152,544.8-3.34
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce