Table 6-6
U.S. ATP trade in selected technology areas, by selected region/country/economy: 2012
(Billions of dollars)
 
Technology area NAFTA EU China Japan Other Asia ROW
 
Aerospace
Exports 8.2 29.6 11.0 8.1 9.6 38.5
Imports 9.0 20.2 0.7 4.7 1.2 3.2
Balance -0.9 9.3 10.3 3.4 8.4 35.2
Electronics
Exports 8.5 2.4 6.6 1.3 13.2 9.2
Imports 2.6 2.5 3.1 2.6 12.3 10.8
Balance 5.9 -0.1 3.4 -1.3 0.9 -1.5
ICT
Exports 36.6 13.5 8.0 3.5 5.1 24.7
Imports 33.3 7.0 127.4 8.4 30.5 12.9
Balance 3.3 6.5 -119.4 -4.9 -25.4 11.8
Life sciences
Exports 3.7 11.8 3.3 3.7 2.0 7.1
Imports 4.4 27.2 2.1 1.8 2.0 7.0
Balance -0.7 -15.4 1.2 2.0 0.0 0.1
 

ATP = advanced technology products; EU = European Union; ICT = information and communications technology; NAFTA = North American Free Trade Agreement; ROW = rest of world.

NOTES: China includes Hong Kong. EU includes current member countries. Other Asia includes Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. ATP trade is classified by the Census Bureau and consists of advanced materials, aircraft and space vehicles, biotechnology, electronics, flexible manufacturing, information and communications technology, life sciences, optoelectronics, nuclear, and weapons.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Statistics, Advanced Technology Trade database, http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/country/index.html, accessed 15 January 2013. See appendix tables 6-34–6-37.

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