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3, /& O 900-77- 3


UNITED STATES FOREIGN TRADE


S UNV.OF FL LIB. Summary of U.S. Export and
_j rpd up Merchandise Trade




WTW U.S. DEPOMTORY 977
I % MARCH 1977
FT 900-77-3 For Release April 27, 1977 10:00 A.M.


Seasonally Adjusted a-Tr1 M adjusted Data


(Including unadjusted data on imports of petroleum and petroleum products)


F.A.S. EXPORTS AND F.A.S. IMPORTS

Seasonally Adjusted

The Bureau stated that during March 1977, export' onr
a f.a.s. (free alongside ship) U.S. port of exporta-
tion value basis. excluding Department of Defenre
(DOD) MilitarN Assistance Program Grant-Mid ship-
ments, amounted to $10,071.6 million and that general
imports on a f.a.a. foreign port of exporcatEon value
basis, amounted to $12,-59.0 million.' 2 3

Based on the above export and import figures, the
March merchandise trade balance was in def. .t ty
$2,387.4 million, a coTrpa red tc. a deficit o I L,86.5.9
million in February.

During the first quarter of lQ77 (Januarv-March'.
exports on a seasonally adjusted basis were at an
annual rate of $[[7,913 million, a level about 3
percent higher than the calendar year 1976 cotali .j
$114,807 million. Imports for the January-llarch 197?
period were at an annual rate of $t14,b606 million,
representing an increase of about 17 percent c.er thc
calendar year 1976 total of $120,677 million.

For the 4-month period. December 1976-March 1977.
exports averaged $9,972.2 million per month, a levil
about 3 percent higher than the $9,703.3 million
average reported for the preceding 4-month period,.
August-November l76f. Import or, a f.a.:. valul
basis, averaged 111,605.5 million. per month for th.
current 4-month period, an increase of about 10 per-
cent over the $10,576.6 million averaged reported
for the preceding 4-month period.' '

Unadjusted

Exports excluding Military Assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipments increased from $9,403.7 million in
February to $11,044.5 million in March. With Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments included,
exports increased from $9,408.7 million in February
to $11,052.3 million in March. General import;
increased from $10,505.2 million in February to
$13,551.7 million in March.


F.A.S. EXPORTS AND C.I.F. IMPORTS

Seasonally Adjusted
The Bureau tatced chat during March l'77, exports on a
r.a.s. I ree alongside ships LU... port of exportation
value tbai, excluding Departmc nt of Defense (DODi
Military stance Pr.ogram Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to 110 ,C1 .6' I I Ocn and that general imports
on a c.i.f. i.:c t insurance, and freight; U.S. port
of ertry Value ta: i: amounted to i 113,283.4 mil lion.

Based on the aborie f.a.s. export and *:.. imporE
figures. the Mar-:cn eirchand *e trade balance was in
defi.: t t.y .3.21 .8 mils -.n. as ccipared tC. the
deficit in February of $2,655.j mLil i.n.'

During the first quarter ct 1977 I .anuar',-March,1,
exported on a seasonal:, ad3Ju ed basis iyir E at an
annual rate of $117,913 million, a le;el about 3per-
cent higher ctha the calendar year i';6 toE.al of
ill-.80; mill on. Import, for the January-March
i077 period were at an annual rate of $151,220 mil-
lion, representing ar increase of about 17 percent o'er
the calendar ,Ear [1476. Total of j2q.r, I Li on.

For the 4-month perLtd. December 1976-March 1977,
exporti averaged 19,972.2 million per month, a lel. El
aoc.ut 3 percent higher than the .9.'703.3 i m lion
average reported for the preceding u-month period.
Aug'is -N c.ember 1,76. Imports on a -:..f value
ta'ti averaged $12,398.6 million per month for the
current '-month period, an increase of abGut 9 per-
cent t,.er the I.lL,347.6 million average reported for
the preceding c-monr.h period.I' 2

Unadjusted

Exports excluding Miltary Assistance Program Grant-
Aid -hipmentc increased from $9,-03.7 million in
February to tll -..5 ii L licn in Mlarch. With Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments included,
exports increased from t.9,.08.7 million in February
to $11,0152.3 million in March. General imports
increased from $1.11,21.5 million in February to
l4,'448.3 million in March.


Note: Footnotes 1, 2, and 3 are shown at the botrom of page 4.


U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Valuation


Coverage

The U.S. import statistics reflect both government and
nongovernment imports of merchandise from foreign coun-
tries into the U.S. Customs territory, which includes the 50
States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The U.S.
import statistics exclude imports into the Virgin Islands,
Guam, American Samoa, and other U.S. possessions; and
shipments between the United States and Puerto Rico,
between the United States and U.S. possessions, and
between any of these outlying areas. (Data on U.S. trade
with Puerto Rico and with U.S. possessions are published
separately in Report FT 800. Additional data on such trade
and on imports into the Virgin Islands from foreign coun-
tries are presented in reference tabulations.) Data on
imports of petroleum and selected petroleum products,
including shipments into the Virgin Islands from foreign
countries, (previously shown in Report FT 900-Supple-
ment) are included in this report effective with the January
1976 statistics.
The U.S. import statistics also exclude American goods
returned to the United States by its Armed Forces; intransit
shipments through the United States; temporary shipments;
transactions not considered to be of statistical significance,
such as shipments of personal and household effects; low-
valued nondutiable imports by mail; issued monetary coins
of all component metals; and gold in the form of ores,
concentrates, waste, scrap, and refined bullion. Imports of
silver in these forms are included in the statistics, unless
otherwise noted. (Information on gold movements, pre-
viously shown in Report FT 2402, appears in Report FT
990 effective January 1975.)

General Imports/Imports For Consumption

The statistics on U.S. imports are presented in terms of
both "General Imports" and "Imports for Consumption."
General imports are a combination of entries for immediate
consumption and entries into Customs bonded warehouses,
and thus generally reflect total arrivals of merchandise.
Imports for consumption are a combination of entries for
immediate consumption and withdrawals from warehouses
for consumption, and thus generally reflect the total of the
commodities entered into U.S. consumption channels.

Source Of Import Information

The official U.S. import statistics are compiled by the
Bureau of the Census from copies of the import entry and
warehouse withdrawal forms which importers are required
by law to file with Customs officials. The information as to
country of origin, net quantity, value, and commodity
classification is verified by Customs officials on entries filed
for transactions valued over $250, which are ordinarily sub-
ject to examination for Customs appraisement purposes.
The statistical copy of the entry is corrected if it does not
accurately reflect the information called for by the statis-
tical requirements.


F.a.s. Import Value.-The f.a.s. (free alongside ship) value
represents the transaction value of imports at the foreign
port of exportation. It is based on the purchase price, i.e.,
the actual transaction value and generally includes all
charges incurred in placing the merchandise alongside the
carrier at the port of exportation in the country of exporta-
tion.

C.i.f. Import Value.-The c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight)
value represents the value of imports at the first port of
entry in the United States. It is based on the purchase price
and includes all freight, insurance, and other charges
(excluding U.S. import duties) incurred in bringing the
merchandise from the country of exportation and generally
placing it alongside the carrier at the first port of entry in
the United States. If the merchandise was acquired in a
transaction between related parties, the purchase price used
in deriving the c.i.f. value is based on an arm's-length equiv-
alent transaction price, i.e., a price which would exist
between unrelated buyers and sellers.

Import Monthly Carryover

It is the objective of the compiling procedures to include
shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics for the
actual month of importation. However, for purposes of the
statistics the month of importation is based on the date of
official acceptance by Customs of the import entry or ware-
house withdrawal document. This may not in all cases corre-
spond to the actual month of importation. (For example,
under the Customs "immediate-delivery" procedures,
importers may file the import entry up to 10 workdays
after the actual date of importation.) Also, because of
processing problems (e.g., late receipt of a document for an
end-of-month shipment, rejection of a shipment by the
computer because the data fail to meet certain edit criteria
established to protect the accuracy of the statistics, etc.),
there is an overall average carryover of about 7 percent (in
terms of value) of the shipments from the reported month
of importation (based on the date of the import entry or
warehouse withdrawal document) to a subsequent month,
usually the succeeding month. In addition, as a result of the
aforementioned Customs "immediate-delivery" procedures,
there is a further carryover of presently unknown magni-
tude from the actual month of importation to a subsequent
month. These limitations should be borne in mind when
making month-to-month comparisons.
Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are
desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month
changes in imports, exports, and similar series often reflect
primarily irregular movements, differences in monthly
carryover, etc.

Estimated Data for Imports Valued Under $251

The overall import and Schedule A Section 9 totals
include sample estimates for shipments valued under $251.
Therefore, they are subject to sampling error, estimated at


IMPORT STATISTICS








less than one-tenth of one percent for the unadjusted overall
total and about one percent for the unadjusted Schedule A
Section 9 total. This means that we can have about 67
percent confidence that the published unadjusted overall
totals and the unadjusted Schedule A Section 9 totals differ
b. less than one-tenth of a percent and one percent, respec-
tivel[ from the totals that would have resulted from a com-
plete tabulation. The statistics on imports of petroleum and
petroleum products included in this report reflect fully
compiled data and, therefore, are not subject to sampling
error


EX PORT STATISTICS

Coverage

The export statistics reflect, in general, both government
and nongovernment exports of domestic and foreign mer-
chandise from the U.S. Customs territory (includes the 50
States. the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) to for-
eign countries, whether the exportation involves a com-
mercial transaction or not. The statistics, therefore, include
Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipments, shipments for economic assistance under the
Foreign Assistance Act and shipments of agricultural com-
modities under P. L. 480 (The Agricultural Trade Develop-
ment and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended) and related
laws. The following are excluded from the statistics: Ship-
ments to U.S. Armed Forces and diplomatic missions
abroad for their own use; shipments between the United
States and Puerto Rico, between the United States and its
possessions (including the Virgin Islands), and between
these outlying areas; exports from U.S. possessions; intransit
shipments through the United States; transactions not con-
sidered to be of statistical importance, such as personal and
household effects; temporary exports; low-valued or non-
commencal exports by mail; issued monetary coins of all
component metals; and gold in the form of ores, concen-
trates, waste, scrap, and refined bullion. Exports of silver in
these forms are included in the statistics, unless otherwise
noted. (Information on gold movements, previously shown
in Report FT 2402, appears in Report FT 990 effective
January 1975.)


Definition of Exports of Domestic
and Foreign Merchandise

Exports of domestic merchandise include commodities
which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United
States, and commodities of foreign origin which have been
changed in the United States from the form in which they
were imported, or which have been enhanced in value by
further manufacture in the United States. Exports of for-
eign merchandise consist of commodities of foreign origin
which have entered the United States as imports and which,
at the time of exportation, are in substantially the same
condition as when imported.


Source of Export Information

The official U.S. export statistics are compiled by the
Bureau of the Census primarily from copies of Shipper's
Export Declarations which are required to be filed with
Customs officials, except for Department of Defense Mili-
tary Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments which are
reported directly to the Bureau of the Census by the
Department of Defense and shipments by qualified ex-
porters who have been authorized to submit data in the
form of magnetic tape, punched cards, or monthly Shipper's
Summary Export Declarations directly to the Bureau of the
Census.
Export Valuation

F.a.s. Export Value.-The value reported in the export sta-
tistics generally is equivalent to a f.a.s. (free alongside ship)
value at the U.S. port of export, based on the transaction
price, including inland freight, insurance and other charges
incurred in placing the merchandise alongside the carrier at
the U.S. port of exportation.

Export Monthly Carryover

It is the objective of the compiling procedures to include
shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics for the
actual month of exportation. For purposes of the statistics,
the month of exportation is generally based on the date
when the shipment leaves the United States. (For vessel or
air shipments it is the date when the carrier departs or is
cleared from the port of export.) However, as indicated
above for imports, because of processing problems (e.g., late
receipt of a document for an end-of-month shipment, re-
jection of a shipment by the computer because the data
fail to meet certain edit criteria established to protect the
accuracy of the statistics, etc.), there is an overall average
carryover of about 4 percent (in terms of value) of the
shipments from the actual month of exportation to a
subsequent month, usually the succeeding month. These
limitations should be borne in mind when making month-
to-month comparisons.
Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are
desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month
changes in imports, exports, and similar series often reflect
primarily irregular movements, differences in monthly
carryover, etc.
Estimated Data for Export Shipments

The overall export and Schedule B section and division
totals include sample estimates for shipments valued
$251-$1,999 to Canada and for shipments valued
$251-$999 to countries other than Canada. Data for ship-
ments valued $250 and under to all countries are also esti-
mated, based on established percentages of individual
country totals, and included in the Schedule B Section 9
totals regardless of the commodity exported. It is estimated
that the unadjusted overall total is subject to a sampling
error of less than one-tenth of one percent, and the unad-
justed Schedule B section or division totals are subject to


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sampling errors of about one percent. In addition, the
Schedule B Section 9 total is subject to possible error in the
estimated data for shipments valued $250 and under; and
the overall total, and the individual totals for sections other
than Section 9, to a more limited extent. Such $250 and
under shipments represent about 1 percent of the total
value of exports, and about 60 percent of the Schedule B
Section 9 total.

SOURCES OF ERROR IN THE STATISTICS

Monthly import and export figures are subject to the
possibility of errors which may arise from sources other
than sampling errors, discussed above. Among these are
errors in the reporting and/or processing of information as
to commodity classification, value and other statistical
factors, month of inclusion (see paragraphs on import and
export carryover, above), and the undercounting of exports
to Canada due to the non-receipt of Shipper's Export
Declarations. For 1974, the undercounting amounted to
about one and one-half billion dollars. In the case of im-
ports the information as to value and commodity classifica-
tion (as well as country of origin and net quantity) is
verified by Customs officials on entries filed for transactions
valued over $250 which are ordinarily subject to examina-
tion for Customs appraisement purposes, thus considerably
reducing the possibility of error. In addition, the procedures
used to compile both the import and export statistics
include clerical and computer processing checks designed to
protect the accuracy of the statistics to the fullest practi-
cable extent.


MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCES


Two trade balances are presented in this report:
1) The balance between exports based on f.a.s. values
and imports based on f.a.s. values.
2) The balance between exports based on f.a.s. values
and imports based on c.i.f. values with adjustments for im-
ports from affiliated sellers abroad to reflect arms-length
equivalent prices.
Both balances are useful for certain purposes. The first
balance corresponds to a measurement of the international
payments or credit flows resulting from merchandise trade
between the U.S. and foreign countries. The second balance
is based on concepts similar to those used by most foreign
countries, and therefore provides a reference for comparison
with the trade balances published by those countries.


REVISIONS TO THE STATISTICS

Revisions are carried into the statistics on a periodic
basis. Data for 1975 and 1976 appearing in the 1976
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:

1976 Statistics

a. January through November 1976 issues: figures are as
originally issued, except as noted below.
b. December 1976 issue: figures reflect revisions for
prior months of the year issued with December 1976
statistics or earlier, as noted below.

1975 Statistics

a. January through Ma. 19"'6 issues figures reflect re-
visions issued with December 1975 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 19-'b issues figures reflect
revisions to I O5 data issued with June 1976 statistics
or earlier.

In addition to the reuisions hluch are made on a penodic
basis, instances ma% t "-ir ,here a significant error in the
statistics for a month ol ihe current .\ear is discovered after
the statistics for that month are compiled. If1 the error is of
sufficient importance to require correction prior to the time
that the regular revisions are carried the correction is made
and so noted in this report.


SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION

Additional foreign trade statistics .nd informrnaton regard-
ing coverage, valuabon, sampling. and qualifications which
should be considered b, users of the statistics are contained
primarily in the following publications. Report FT 990.
Highlights of U.S. Export and Import Trade. FT 135. U S.
General Imports. Schedule A Commodit. b\ Country: FT
410, U.S. Exports. Schedule B Commodit. b% Country, and
the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics Informa-tion regarding
additional sources of statistics,. the methodologN used in
seasonally adjusting the data, and other matters relating to
foreign trade statistics may be obtained from the Bureau of
the Census, Washington. D.C 20233


Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for changes in price level. Factors used to adjust 1976 and 1977 data shown in thi report represent seasonal adjustment factors derived from
monthly data through 1976 and introduced in January 1977 combined with the appropriate working-day adjustment factors.
"Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month changes in exports. imoortu. and similar series often reflect primarily irregular move-
ments, differences in monthly carryover, etc. Recent month-to-month percent changes in the overall seasonally adjusted export and ,mpoan serie are presented in the following table with average percent
month-to-month rise ard decline over iong-'i per.ods ihow, Ifor comparlian The average ise and average decline figures exclude percentage changes for Ill the period July December 1971 because of
abnormalities in the data due to elect; of doc.k irikci and 121 periods when negligible cnarje'. lzeio percenll in the level of exports,'mpors occurred. PercenTage clianges for f a i and c.i.t. mport values
are not available for period pio ir in January 1974

Mo.nth-ro-month Average monthly rates of change

Series Average Average 4 months 12 months
Feb.-Mar. Jan.-Feb. Dec. 1976- Nov.-Dec. rise decline Nov. 1976- Mar. 1976-
1977 1977 Jan. 1977 1976 1971-1976 197L-1976 Mar. 1977 Mar. 1977
(Percenrt (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent)


F.a.s. export talue.. "*' +2.2 -;.8 *8.6 *. I -2.4 +1.4 .1.0
F.a.s. import value.. +*. +3.6 *2.3 *3.7 (NA) (NA) *+'.I *2.4
C.i.f. import value.. +6.r, +3.4 r2.3 .3.6 INA) (NA) .*-. *2.4

3See the "Explanation o1 Statlic: lor lefinarni: ol ite expon and imporl v3aluei and ieade balanre








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Table 1. U.S. Exports (f.a.s. Value Basis), General Imports (f.a.s. and c.i.f. Value Basis), and Merchandise Trade
Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day Variation, by Month: January 1976 to March 1977

irn m,il lion- :,r a.il la r-'. a ee F plann a ln AE *' Iati t iwEc n for in[, 3r- 1i,r. or. c.:, raerae a in r, r.E -,f e-.ort and u.-oort values and
trade nm1anceS ana 3- urce= 3 ecrr.'r in E r- aIrT 11 1 aE .a r.ic.,-, for I ara 9 r-efect a=e :-' n i a juE.T.errn factors intro-
a.cea in J-uary 19""

F a.E. E

I T raa Trade
E ..pFrt =" 1 l,, po r I- L _- ,:,.rr z I i.p:,r rs
.ptr En i rr balance


1 ;b

Jiariu r -March.... .. 2..03.3 2.;.'32.6 -. -.7, '35.3 2 .535.3 -2,500.0

January .... 9.,)00 9 I9, 1) 9.691.2 -594.0
FeDruary. .. .. 5 9 .'.I --i i C 691.0 -773.3
Marcnr .. .. .. .. '2 .-. .-69. -.-... ', 2 .- 10 153.1 -1,132.7
Apr' .................. ........ .. .3 3 .6-. .' .309.3 10.352.7 -983.4
May ... ........... .9., 9.1 .- .*t .- 9 5 9 872.6 -309.8
rJur.................... i. i0. 15 --31 10 953.4 -1,231.2

Jul, ... .... ...... .. ... 9 .6 .. 1':. L 1 '. o'. .2 11.508.4 -1,552.2
Augu t ..... .... ... .. ... ... 7 i 0.- 2 '-' 3 .0' 11.253.0 -1,516.0
Sepe, nbEr ......... .. ,iu.t9. u -8Bt. '. a .- 11.448.7 -1,660.3
Oct.ooD r .... ....... .... .v.. a, l...,i:.. I -s-. 5 9.'lS 6 1i 308.3 -1,609.7
Novemr er .............. '..3.i' : [ '. ,22 9 -l. 35I r, 9 ) .3 11 380.5 -1,791.2
S Deccr.TEr ......... .. ... .. .. -LU 1 .il '. 1.'' l i -[' 789.1 -1,378.7



I an uary-M-Arch................ ..... 2 .*.- .-._ .m2 I, --8. .805.1 -8,326.8

January .......................... 9..9. .9 11.25D -1 .r0 9 'i96. 9 1i 058.6 -2,459.7
February.......................... ,6. .6 ki '.3. ,6 .9 9 ,80".'\ L .463.1 -2,655.3
Ma rcr. ........ ................... 1. ,L ---. -2 ,3' -. 1 ., ., 13,283.4 -3,211.8
A pril .............................
Mav. ..............................
June .. ............ .............

SOtober................. ....... .

Sept embe r ...... ....
3Octnb. er .. ... .. ......
November ... ..... ....
Dec oe r .............. .. ....

G ReprE.-ent e.D:r E.w or ao.-. t ic ana l i, re rn -,-rcr.zranad._ Ec lCud ing Depar[Ten[ ufe ir.'s- i i r ar, A- is r ance Program
Grant-A ia hip..,ent s











Table 2. U.S. Exports (f.a.s. Value Basis) of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1976 to March 1977

(In millions of dollars. See Explanation of Statistics for information on coverage, definition of f.a.s. export value, and sources or error In
the data. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Exports excluding DOD Exports including DOD Grant-Aia2
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid


Period Domestic Domestic Domestic
and and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
foreign, foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Total Europe countries
adjusted y unadjusted unadjusted



1976

January-December...................... (3) 114,807.1 113,133.0 114,997.2 113,323.1 190.1 3.0 187.1

January-March .............. ....... 2 ) '1 .,9 -' ., .r.. 19. 1.0 I.

January ..................... ... .... ..... -. ... ,. : 0 9.'
February. ................. ...... .... 3 5 .; n 0.3 '.5
March...................... ............ ..* ... r 8 0 1 5 0
April ............................ ....I -o 9.. 0 .- 0. 0. 3
May ............................................ ., '. '- ? -. '2 .1 9 9 *'* :' i 0..2 i0..
June....................... ............ r.-o i ". I'- 0 .., '- ." 0 1

July............ .................... ... .. ... 0 i i 0
August.......................... .. -. .) : 0 0 o.9
September..................... .. .. 0 0 ., -- i '
October....................... .. .. i-I '9 .3 10 'J i 1 ..' 1. '-
November.................... .. 3 .3 '. : .- 3-. 0.1 5.0
December.................... .... I0 (: 10. 9- I ". 1" 0 9 .r. 'j. I0. 1 2 J.9

1977

January-March................ .. ,2 :. : '. ,.7 72 .9

January...................... .. .... 'i 8. C3-.3 1r.' 0.1 16.6
February..................... .. ... 6 ...... 5''.,. 5. 13.3 a.
M a r c h . . . l :. I : ': 0 : 5. 3' .*
April............................. .
May .......................... .
June.................................. i

July.... ................... .
August........................ .......
September..................... .....
October..................... ...
November..................... .... ...
December......................... ....

'Adjusted for seasonal ara -,..i.rng-.-i, ricr, u,-ig -a or,',l 3.13jutment factor- i'-trcaucea 1i .is. nuar) I97' See icotnote 1 on front
page 4.
'Represents only export shipments from the United States and differs from DOD Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipment figures unaer
this program as follows: (a) Transfers of the material procured outside the United States and transfers from DOD overseas stocks from export
shipments. (b) Export value of f.a.s., whereas DODvalue, in most instances, is f.o.b., point of origin. (c) Data for shipments reported by
the DOD for a given month are included in Bureau of the Census reports in the second month subsequent to the month reported by the DOD.
Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.











Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1976 to March 1977

(In TiiIllion.w of doll ar- I Sa E r l ariat ior, .:,I 3at E,- ii c= for in forr ,ta or, 3n coverage, dei i ni r. ion of f.a .ran c.i.I. Import % alue and sourcee .
o error in trie *lat a. L'r.-ia ju -.id :.al- repre-p nt : u.T. *.f unrounej ifigures an.j nrnce ,av 'ar aiLg ntl.y fro r., ,ofi rounCaE- ajrounts)

i. : m. .i r t I -me rcn an i e E

F a 1 I % a 1 un

n r.r5.i n'nporrr i.rpor.s CrE-nera. importr- Imports
SI:.r ifor
-- asonallv Lind u Er 2or. .p ion, *-i o nalln I.:l u-tIa conauJimption,
3 L'rodltn Etd n a' : t a u
3u iu;[Ead' unfllUt. '-a daita-red' unfjdjdtEE




January r1 c TDer. . . .. I I- 1 ii,:1i -.. -I 1 29 ,56-.t, 1 6

January-March .......................... .. 322.2 2. .,9 ". 29,535. 5 2', 3j-.. 25,9 '.8

January.................... ........ ... '. ,000.9 ,' 0 ".' i. ,4- 9, 91. ? b99.9 9,632.8
r-oruar .............. ................ .03.2' .5 ll.2 ,.. I .rH .L. .'O2'. B,57-.8
March .................... ............. *' ,- 10, 2 1) ,0.' l [ ,1 : .1 1 39.i] l0 ,' 2.2
April ................................ ... fl. -: 3 .5., *, -- 5i,'0 ..22.9 10 ,5 b'i.7
May ..................................... ... 9.,I 2.. ..,9 3. .,7.- 9,2 9,61 .9 ,7051 .4
June.................... ............... 1. 15:.- l),5" l], l':953. 11,-l i .- 11,225.6

July.............. ...... ...... .2 10,5 .. 1' ,'-, .2 11,5').- l -3. 11 ,-32.0
August .................. ........... ... 1 .-' .. 10, ..l0,3 6.. 1 ,25".0 11 ,2 .l 1 1 ,08'9.9
Sept e be r..................... .......... ), r, 1 ., ), -. l 1 ,.- i i .5 i 11,1 5.5
October ........................ ..... ... I,,5 5.I 10 .'23. ', :5. I l 1 3)8.3 10 e' .- 110.6, 6.l
November ............................... 10,622. Ii 11. ,6 1',9, .. l il. 5 11 ,850.5 11 ,"-9.6
December.................... ..... .. ... .... 11,020. l .., u. 5,.' 2 l ,- 2 1, 76 .1 1 ,2-8.9 12,2-1 .0

1,";

Janiiary-War ren .......... ............... : .. -. : ,'*..* 3 .. 7, .O

January........ ................... ... ,2 .' [ ,) 2.' tL. -. ,' .. 11 ,699.3 11 ,682.-
Februs3r ................ .............. 3." 3'1i ': .. 1 ', 3.1 I1 1 .5. [1 '2.9
March ............. .......... ......... 1.,. U t .- L .- .- L3.2 3.- -, .-,j .
April................................. ..
May.. ................................ ...
June....................................

July..................... ... ......
August .................................
Septe ber....................... .
October r ................................
fNovem be r ...............................
DecemDDer.......... .. ...... ......

'Adjustea for seasona3 ana working-day 'ariatiorn us.in ea-'onal a. u [rent factor introduced in January 19"- .
?Annual total is not sho.n for seasonally oaaiu:ted 03ta. Unaajus- ted data ,nould uo usePo for anrnuai roral=.







8

Table 4. U.S. Exports (f.a.s. Value Basis) of Domestic Merchandise, Including Department of Defense (DOD) Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid Shipments--Schedule B Sections and Selected Divisions, Seasonally Adjusted
and Unadjusted, by Month: January 1976 to March 1977

(In millions of dollars. See Explanation of Statistics for information on coverage, definition of f.a.s. export value, and sources of error
in the data. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions'
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3


1976

January-March........... '3,737.4 476.3 2,353.8 962.1 '230.7 '2,331.7 2,798.5 11,502.2 5,309.3 2,104.6 4,109.7 1,579.2 4672.0

January................. '1,333.3 196.5 809.1 321.4 '78.9 '753.2 932.0 3,791.4 1,729.4 647.0 1,403.1 499.9 4254.0
February................ 41,159.8 156.4 762.8 321.7 '73.8 4714.9 921.2 3,891.3 1,776.7 712.8 1,438.2 525.7 '201.6
March................... '1,244.3 123.4 781.9 319.0 477.9 '863.6 945.3 3,819.5 1,803.2 744.8 1,268.4 553.6 4216.5
April................... '1,355.3 127.7 808.7 388.6 '77.3 '853.0 921.4 3,959.6 1,787.1 756.1 1,430.0 509.5 4258.3
May..................... '1,253.4 100.4 905.1 351.6 '96.7 '881.9 925.0 4,087.2 1,858.8 755.5 1,504.9 553.7 4248.5
June.................... 41,281.3 105.9 899.4 372.1 '78.3 '840.8 929.1 4,242.8 1,858.4 772.3 1,615.5 539.3 4244.4
July.................... 41,357.9 100.9 901.0 375.1 '86.4 '850.7 933.8 4,296.6 1,886.6 847.2 1,599.0 547.9 4248.2
August.................. '1,367.0 108.5 941.1 281.4 460.3 '839.8 934.9 4,237.4 1,753.9 786.7 1,669.0 537.0 '191.3
September............... 41,321.6 120.3 1,025.6 373.2 '91.5 '785.4 936.3 4,158.5 1,862.8 797.7 1,474.5 559.9 '215.7
October................. 41,515.9 122.7 1,010.0 376.3 '83.1 '816.3 869.3 4,062.5 1,852.9 781.7 1,472.7 536.5 4212.2
November................ 41,299.2 98.7 1,024.9 378.3 479.0 '827.9 932.8 4,138.0 1,860.5 741.3 1,505.6 558.7 4191.2
December................ 41,220.8 158.6 1,031.8 348.2 494.8 '930.7 997.6 4,771.7 1,919.4 916.8 1,896.6 637.1 4267.5

1977

January-March........... 4.3,478.8 487.0 3,277.2 880.8 4306.6 42,662.4 2,886.4 12,389.1 5,296.8 2,464.1 4,297.0 1,748.9 4740.5

January................. 41,077.0 172.9 1,065.3 266.3 '77.3 '809.3 934.5 4,157.1 1,838.5 757.5 1,518.3 557.6 '232.9
February................ 41,114.1 150.5 1,160.4 318.5 494.8 4910.0 983.0 3,993.0 1,890.5 820.5 1,287.6 597.4 '215.2
March................... .1,287.7 163.6 1,051.5 296.0 4134.5 913.1 968.9 4,239.0 1,867.8 886.1 1,491.1 593.9 4292.5
April ...................
May .....................
June ....................
July....................
August..................
September...............
October .................
November................
December... ........

Unadjusted


1976

January-December........ 15,709.7 1,523.3 10,891.4 4,226.1 978.1 9,958.2 11,204.8 49,509.9 22,011.0 9,278.0 18,220.9 6,572.3 Z,749.4

January-March ........... 3,737.4 443.6 2,533.0 850.1 230.7 2,331.7 2,802.7 11,774.8 5,396.1 2,148.3 4,230.4 1,590.1 672.0

January................. 1,333.3 187.9 835.8 268.4 78.9 753.2 893.8 3,579.0 1,701.7 665.1 1,212.2 477.9 254.0
February................ 1,159.8 137.6 794.1 280.2 73.8 714.9 889.9 3,879.7 1,712.7 690.0 1,477.0 500.4 201.6
March................... 1,244.3 118.1 903.1 301.5 77.9 863.6 1,019.0 4,316.0 1,981.7 793.2 1,541.1 611.8 216.5
April................... 1,355.3 120.6 888.0 412.0 77.3 853.0 973.9 4,224.9 1,908.6 796.2 1,520.1 543.1 258.3
May..................... 1,253.4 90.3 929.6 373.0 96.7 881.9 959.2 4,438.7 1,951.8 769.8 1,717.1 578.0 248.5
June................. .. 1,281.3 89.7 875.1 403.8 78.3 840.8 959.8 4,395.5 1,899.3 769.2 1,727.0 558.2 244.4
July.................... 1,357.9 78.4 803.7 347.4 86.4 850.7 898.4 3,970.1 1,863.9 814.2 1,292.0 537.5 248.2
August.................. 1,367.0 101.5 768.9 304.8 60.3 839.8 892.8 3,728.9 1,610.1 755.3 1,363.6 508.0 191.3
September............... 1,321.6 131.1 823.5 387.8 91.5 785.4 910.0 3,846.6 1,725.0 766.6 1,355.1 544.8 215.7
October................. 1,515.9 149.7 1,049.4 407.2 83.1 816.3 906.7 4,229.0 1,893.6 833.3 1,502.1 560.1 212.2
November ................ 1,299.2 126.5 1,118.2 379.1 79.0 827.9 904.8 4,067.7 1,797.3 733.2 1,537.3 541.4 191.2
December................ 1,220.8 191.9 1,101.9 361.1 94.8 930.7 996.6 4,833.8 1,965.5 892.0 1,976.2 611.0 267.5

1977

January-March........... 3,478.8 457.2 3,470.8 775.5 306.6 2,662.4 2,832.7 12,513.4 5,591.1 2,484.2 4,438.1 1,729.3 740.5

January................ 1,077.0 166.3 1,040.8 217.3 77.3 809.3 871.0 3,824.5 1,761.3 759.0 1,304.2 518.1 232.9
February................ 1,114.1 133.7 1,188.2 267.8 94.8 910.0 926.0 3,869.2 1. '0.8 764.7 1,323.7 556.8 215.2
March................... 1,287.7 157.2 1,241.8 290.4 134.5 943.1 1,035.7 4,819.7 960.5 1,810.2 654.4 292.5
April ...................
May.....................
June ....................
July....................
August..................
September...............
October.................
November................
December................

'Schedule B section and selected division descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 7. Machinery and transport equipment
1. Beverages and tobacco 71. Machinery, other than electric
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 72. Electrical machinery, apparatus, and appliances
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 73. Transport equipment
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.c.
5. Chemicals 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
'Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 may differ slightly from the sum of divisions 71, 72, and 73 since each is independently ad-
justed.
'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1977. See footnote 1 on
page 4. Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The section
totals in this table and similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 2 were adjusted independently.
I41n the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to the data.











Table 5. U.S. General Imports (f.a.s. Value Basis) of Merchandise. Schedule A Sections. Seasonally Adjusted and
Unadjusted, by Month: January 1976 to March 1977

'ir, million- Go ,oiiar "e. r 1rl nation ci 1stli tic- for irniorm.at ion onr. coverage, leilnition .:'f i .. Import silue, ana ;ource- of error
in th,- d at Iari,.aj : ie t.otal. r.: prse n r er, of Jr.r:.ur.naed rlg.ure5 ana nence ia, vary lignnrly t rom sun of rouna-d a mountsJ

csneduie A ,ectionr,
Period



0 i 6 9
I- woni 1 ly aljud Ca.




janua. r -Mar r. -,31-. '. 1 .-,.. ",3. :,6 ." ,9 .' 3

January .. "- '- .' L '" J .u ,. 1,.0 .6 -. 9:l. .2 l ir.
Fenorus rv ... 13. -, ., 1 1. t-.1 ".2" '.2.2 .9.
March ........ t-. L. .- 11. 363. 34 .- 92 6 715 .0
April .. .... ... i'- ." .- -. .. ., -- 1.1 -1 9.9


Au .. .. .. 6 .- 2 -. '3 I ", : 53. I 6 16.9
Jetche r.... .. .. -. : r 3,I... .. -, 31.9 ,0 ". 1 2G. 5
O t .be .. .. :. .l r, 3 1.) ..' l 1 :-'-. .1 t 9.. o. -v
Aufeust ..... .. .. .... -..' :. n 16 .'1. 1






1'-


.la nuar y- f.t ........ 1 .'I ,' -" i. L 'I I, l. 1.' I. 2 -.-. [l .
ernu r .r. ... .. .., I.A 3 1 .' 1 "0.
Fe r, ar. .. ... .. ., .' .- .,- .2 AI, t Ii .
a rch- ... .. -, ,r ... .
April ... .... ..... .
S . ....
Jur,. .................
*.!1 y.... ..

no.epa. oe r............
toh3 e r. ............







JO nu c r .. ... .. ..... .... 2 2 3 .





J nru ,r ... .... '- .: 6 ,. ;". 3 ,,.,. I I ,,. .A Ir- .:.6 .. 1866.
FeJ rar r .... .. r. 4.-, 1:, .; .' 1 30 ..3 5i_ .D j Li.. 1 06. 10 ..9 "90.I 1 9 I9.
Pare n ................ .. ,. L t ," .1 ',?.-. ", -6.- 3-.- -10,. 1 3. 7 '- .u 9'9. 1 11C.0
,April.. ........ ..... .. 1.2., 3, .. "A? :. j.. 1. I ,0''.t 1 r,2..' 1.S 186.
FMoae .. .. .. ..... .. ..l.? 1)'.. :. .i .n i 2 .- L- L.O 'I 3 3.. ,'2 '.! 4" 213.2
June ......r. .... .. 0 .. L .o.- '-.J 1'3 .6 .'J.i 0.L 1 -'t. ,- 1 '1.i 193.
J.IF. r -) I . '- "1 .
Ja JL ......... ...' .' .0 9 .' ... :" ,. .. 1. .". 1 l .

Septa r ........ 6 L... 1:' : i9.. -3.-' 3 *..- 1 .3 '. 2 --:,.0 1,123.- 233..
October ....... .. ".. 1: 9. r'): : -.1 0.. -'1. 1 .3- 3.',-. 101 .0 2L.A
u, iei b: r ........ ... .. '.; .3 3 .'i r,. -' L^O+.. : ,':'i. 1, 23L .: 25. .
D.cepber. .... ......... L.,j i.- i',.- '...l ; 2 :A3:. .':) -:3. 1.,:,29.0 '9'i.- i l1-.2 220.1




Jninrv-M .,rcr, .. ... .. l. .,,. 1..L iI.2.: L. 1 t :2':.- .. .' ..^ 2.- t I,-L> > -'

Jd nur, ...r ..... .. i 006.I1 1L. l -....' ,, .\ 2.3.2 ,':.1 l .'id.0 ',69.3 I.O .i l'0.6
FI crusr, ............. 1,'-: ..) ?.- A,. ,:.l 1,i ', 2,5'-.5 i 7.0 3 2 201 3

ApriI ................
oM e .. .......... ......
June .. . .
Jul r. .. .
AuCu- t .... .......
Sepleibe r ..........

No e ab? r .
N '.ber..............

December .............

"'cherule A sect icn des:cript ion- are a t. rlloo.-:
0. Fooa and live arita 1i 5I. Cneeical
i. Beverage: a d tobacco 6 Manufacturea Cooa- cla.:ified chiefly by material
2. Crude material-, inre.ble, except fuelS 7 Machinery ara transport equipment
3 Mi nerai fue l,, lIDri entc rand rela Tra m.aTerala 6. Ml;cellaneou; manufacture articles, n.e.s.
-. AnI.-31 arena ve etable l.-: and iat- 9. CoiomoaLtteie ana transactions not classified according to kina
.Aaju:ted icr .ea-ornl na -orking-aay variation using seasonal adjustment factors Itroauced In Januar 19"?. See footnote 1 on
page-. Annual totally ire not :ho.n for -ea-orilly adjusted dates. 'inaajustea data should be used for annual totals. The aectlon
totals In tni5 tsole ana :irillar over3i monthly total: in tables I and 3 bere adjusted independently.
'[n the )Dence of oenrionr'trolDe euional patterns for thi. section, no seasonal aajustrient factors have been applied to the data.








10

Table 6. U.S. General Imports (c.i.f. Value Basis) of Merchandise, Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and
Unadjusted, by Month: January 1976 to March 1977

(In millions of dollars. See Explanation of Statistics for information on coverage, definition of c.i.f. import value, and sources of error in
the data. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule A sections'
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted2


1976

January-March........ 2,511.4 3503.5 1,677.0 7,961.1 3133.4 31,135.1 4,160.3 7,478.1 2,989.2 3584.6

January.............. 814.1 3153.2 568.4 2,753.0 340.7 3369.2 1,311.5 2,452.9 964.5 3191.1
February ............. 783.2 3169.0 552.9 2,599.9 355.4 3333.0 1,363.9 2,452.4 993.0 3173.6
March................. 914.1 3181.2 555.7 2,608.2 337.4 3433.0 1,484.9 2,572.8 1,031.7 3219.9
April................. 839.6 3138.9 603.5 2,872.4 339.9 3434.9 1,541.7 2,644.3 1,059.2 3193.7
May................... 901.2 3117.8 583.7 2,380.2 331.8 3388.5 1,531.4 2,618.4 1,116.1 3215.1
June.................. 977.0 3148.9 613.5 3,032.6 332.5 3409.5 1,642.1 2,638.1 1,114.1 3201.0
July................. 981.3 3133.7 683.9 3,389.9 337.1 3408.0 1,680.1 2,744.8 1,194.7 3231.1
August............... 934.4 3116.2 675.1 3,329.6 338.4 3387.8 1,657.4 2,729.2 1,182.9 3223.8
September............ 949.0 3135.9 715.1 3,258.6 346.4 3389.4 1,714.1 2,828.9 1,154.1 3238.2
October.............. 920.8 3153.2 691.2 3,355.0 320.0 3495.1 1,643.6 2,610.8 1,137.9 3220.8
November............. 958.9 3151.3 663.1 3,452.6 366.9 3498.9 1,625.3 2,766.8 1,247.6 3258.1
December............. 1.054.7 3167.5 698.8 3,322.4 353.5 3477.6 1,685.9 2,876.2 1,207.9 3225.3

1977

January-March........ 3,513.1 3436.3 1,987.6 11,734.0 3160.6 1,397.7 5,207.9 8,805.5 3,705.7 s589.1

January.............. 1,091.0 3139.5 638.1 3,528.9 356.7 3423.9 1,692.9 2,934.9 1,228.8 3174.2
February............. 1,217.5 3128.1 693.7 3,627.8 '56.1 '429.6 1,724.5 2,939.2 1,249.9 3205.7
March................. 1,204.6 168.8 655.8 4,577.3 347.8 3544.3 1,790.5 2,931.4 1,227.0 3209.2
April................
May..................
June.................
July.................
August ...............
September............
October..............
November.............
December.............

Unadjusted

1976

January-December..... 11,098.1 1,766.8 7,643.3 36,358.2 499.9 5,024.9 19,001.8 32,086.5 13,493.5 2,591.6

January-March........ 2,520.3 503.5 1,592.2 8,380.6 133.4 1,135.1 4,068.0 7,595.0 2,828.7 584.6

January.............. 828.7 153.2 532.6 2,984.2 40.7 369.2 1,290.5 2,403.9 905.7 191.1
February............. 724.5 169.0 475.5 2,456.9 55.4 333.0 1,196.1 2,268.5 850.0 173.6
March................. 967.1 181.1 584.1 2,939.4 37.4 433.0 1,581.4 2,922.7 1,072.9 219.9
April................. 885.8 138.9 608.9 2,990.2 39.9 434.9 1,512.4 2,816.2 1,002.0 193.7
May................... 849.9 117.8 586.0 2,282.6 31.8 388.5 1,494.7 2,655.0 994.4 215.1
June................... 1,058.1 148.9 707.4 3,032.6 32.5 409.5 1,783.4 2,862.4 1,177.6 201.0
July ................. 971.4 133.7 714.0 3,257.7 37.1 408.0 1,675.1 2,635.0 1,280.7 231.1
August................ 949.3 116.2 675.1 3,392.9 38.4 387.8 1,662.3 2,475.3 1,305.9 223.8
September............ 923.4 135.9 740.9 3,173.8 46.4 389.4 1,681.5 2,628.1 1,204.8 238.2
October.............. 844.4 153.2 658.7 3,019.5 20.0 495.1 1,635.4 2,509.0 1,182.3 220.8
November............. 993.4 151.3 630.6 3,276.5 66.9 498.9 1,737.4 2,916.2 1,321.2 258.1
December............. 1,102.2 167.5 729.5 3,551.7 53.5 477.6 1,751.7 2,994.2 1,195.8 225.3

1977

January-March........ 3,476.1 436.3 1,856.6 12,169.5 160.6 1,397.7 5,015.0 8,816.4 3,445.8 589.1

January.............. 1,076.8 139.5 587.7 3,754.8 56.7 423.9 1,616.7 2,747.1 1,121.9 174.2
February............. 1,110.3 128.1 586.2 3,439.1 56.1 429.6 1,500.4 2,686.4 1,073.6 205.7
March................ 1,289.0 168.8 682.6 4,975.6 47.8 544.3 1,897.9 3,382.8 1,250.3 209.2
April ................
May..................
June .................
July .................
August...............
September............
October..............
November.............
December.............

'Schedule A section descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 5. Chemicals
1. Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats g. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
2Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1977. See footnote 1 on page
4. Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section
totals in this table and similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 3 were adjusted independently.
31In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to the data.









U.S. GENERAL IMPORTS OF PETROLEUM AND SELECTED PETROLEUM
PRODUCTS, UNADJUSTED

Tables 1-A, 1-B, 2-A and 2-B which follow, contain monthly and cumulative-to-date data on U.S. general imports
of petroleum and petroleum products into the U.S. Customs area and into the Virgin Islands for the period January
1976 through current month. (It should be noted that imports into the Virgin Islands are excluded from the official
U.S. import totals presented in the preceding tables of this report.) The data in these tables are not adjusted for
seasonal and working-day variation.
Beginning with the statistics for January 1977, certain changes were made in the TSUSA and Schedule A com-
modity classifications covering petroleum products. These changes are reflected in the listing of commodities used in
compiling the Petroleum information presented in this report shown below. Data for 1976 presented in tables 1B and
2B which follow have been revised to reflect these changes.

Schedule A and TSUSA Commodity Numbers Used in Compiling the Petroleum
Information Presented in This Report


Energy products


Schedule A. No.


TSUSA No.


Nonenergy products

Schedule A. No.


Crude petroleum and deriv-
atives to be refined
33L.0120
331.0140
331.0240

Crude petroleum
331.0120
331.0140

Gasoline
332.1000

Jet fuel
332.2020

Kerosene
332.2040

Distillate fuel oil
332.3020

332.3040

Residual fuel oil
332.4020
332.4040

Propane and butane gas
341.0020


Liquid derivatives of
petroleum, n.e.s.
332.9940 pt.


475.0510
475.1010
475.6510


Lubricating oils
332.5000 pt.

Lubricating greases
332.5000 pt.


475.0510
475.1010


475.2520, 475.2560


{475.2530
475.2550


475.3000


(475.0525
475.0545
475.1015
475.1025


475.0535
475.1035


Paraffin and other mineral
waxes
332.6220 pt.
332.6240


Asphalt
332.9800

Naphthas
332.9920


All other petroleum products
(pitch of tar coke, non-
liquid hydrocarbon mix-
tures, and calcined petro-
leum and coal coke not for
fuel)
332.9700 pt.
332.9940 pt.
599.8040 pt.


475.4500


475.5500, 475.6000


494.2200
494.2400


521.1100


475.3500


401.6200
475.7000
517.5100


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