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USGNN Original StoryBureau of Census Releases June Import-Export Values

The United States Bureau of the Census has released its June import and export statistics.

For another month, Canada remains the top country from which the United States has imported float glass, with a value of $4,157, 210 in June, up from $3,852,928 in May. Imports from Finland showed the largest growth since last month, doubling to $62,160. New this year to the list of "top imports" is Luxembourg, with a value of $9,000.

Canada also remains the top country to which the United States exports glass, with the value rising 7.2 percent from May to $23,460,315. Next in line is China, which remains in the $3-4 million range.

Value of Major Imports of Float Glass and Surface Ground or Polished Sheets
(in USD)

Country June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008
Canada 4,157,210 3,852,928 3,125,863 2,203,504 2,455,038
Federal Republic of Germany 3,073,482 2,702,633 2,504,354 3,398,034 2,928,057
Mexico 1,986,836 2,349,702 2,355,465 1,979,101 2,110,100
China 1,114,412 949,340 920,721 890,665 647,716
Japan 1,037,365 1,784,979 869,946 821,403 1,360,058
Belgium 294,148 508,868 352,941 467,201 397,944
France 114,663 117,823 69,742 88,672 86,513
United Kingdom 113,388 66,669 107,452 46,160 111,871
Switzerland 82,250 81,561 68,851 61,461 21,840
Italy 65,826 73,314 134,807 54,288 72,975
Finland 62,160 31,080 160,562 56,127 47,972
Denmark 34,146 38,636 22,102    
Luxembourg 9,000        
Taiwan 8,563 11,102 29,728 9,785 19,493
Philippines 3,630   10,177 11,368  
Ireland 2,250       7,000

Value (imports only): The import data is based on U.S. customs and border protection value, generally defined as the price actually paid or payable for merchandise when sold for exportation to the United States, excluding U.S. import duties, freight, insurance and other charges incurred in bringing the merchandise to the U.S.

Value of Major Exports of Float Glass and Surface Ground or Polished Sheets
(in USD)

Country June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008
Canada 23,460,315 21,881,576 20,103,835 18,338,689 17,550,835
China 3,557,893 4,700,361 4,513,890 3,573,462 3,369,878
Mexico 2,204,636 2,554,078 2,630,646 1,769,970 2,466,727
United Arab Emirates 2,168,912 1,788,805 1,361,559 1,725,386 2,237,792
Brazil 1,980,131 3,035,740 2,223,465 2,125,218 1,498,447
Japan 1,953,231 2,225,723 1,414,712 2,978,182 2,249,807
Spain 1,519,128 984,333 1,854,205 1,145,243 1,427,872
United Kingdom 1,488,545 1,416,822 1,504,043 1,305,960 1,594,837
Belgium 1,277,835 745,905 786,428 1,144,860 789,269
Colombia 1,268,488 1,235,458 2,165,968 1,595,049 2,313,465
Australia 1,048,359 1,671,293 1,284,876 1,360,576 1,008,653
Italy 925,069 1,023,563 1,105,286 1,124,064 622,118
Korea, South 904,663 1,666,474 3,162,054 1,362,644 1,197,692
Luxembourg 826,900 802,894 452,910 797,618 1,133,650
Sweden 786,181 611,271 626,893 283,033 538,812
Federal Republic of Germany 728,669 860,286 924,257 1,131,623 569,992
Turkey 727,295 853,281 1,712,542 911,344 1,240,269
India 671,406 1,443,308 1,373,998 375,466 974,728

Value (exports only): Exports are valued on a free alongside ship basis, which reflects transaction price including inland freight, insurance and other charges incurred in placing the merchandise alongside the ship at the port of export.

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