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3./t ; 900- 77-,r

UNITED STATES FOREIGN TRADE


t-Summary of U.S. Export and


Werchandise Trade





: MAY 1977
..' For Release June 27, 1977 10.00 A.M.


Seasonally Adjusted an<


:ed 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 May 1977. exports on a
f.a.s. (free alongside ship, U.$. port of exportation
value basis, excluding Department of Defense ([DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $10,394.6 million and that general imporEt
on a f.a.s. foreign port of exportation value basis,
amounted to $ll,615.9 million. 1 2

Based on the above export and import figure', the Ma,
merchandise trade balance was in deficit by Jl.221.3
million, as compared to a defiict of 12,623.1 million
in April.' 3

During the first 5 months of 1977? iJanuar,--ayvi.
exports on a seasonally, adjusted bi-i' were at an
annual rate of $110,623 million. a level about 4
percent higher than the calendar year 1976 total of
$114,807 million. Imporct for the Januars-Hav 1977
period were at an annual rate of 11-3,065 million,
representing an increase of about 19 percent over
the calendar year 1976 total of 1120,677 million.

For che 4-month period, February-May 1977, exports
averaged $10,061.1 million per month, an increase of
about 2 percent over the $9,82-.3 million average
reported for the preceding 4-month period, October
1976-January 1977. Imports on a f.a.s. value basis,
averaged $12,085.5 million per month for the current
4-month period, an increase of about 11 percent over
the $10,866.8 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period.' 2 3

Unadjusted

Exports excluding Military assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipments increased from $10,540.5 million in
April to $10,861.3 million in May. Wich Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments included.
exports increased from $10,506.0 million in April to
$10,866.4 million in May. General imports decreased
from $12,434.6 million in April to 111,906.3 million
in May.


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

Seasonally Adjusted

The Bureau stated that during flay 1977, exports on a
f.a-.. (free alongside ship) U.S. port of exportation
'alue ba.is. excluding Department of Defense (DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
amounted to 110.394.6 million and that general imports
on a c.i.f. ,.cost, insurance, and freight) U.S. portof
entry vaide basis, amounted to $12,403.7 million. 1 2 3

Based on the above f.a.s. export and c.i.f. import
figure:, the Ha'. merchandise trade balance wa; in
d,Jefi.ir t.y 2,00,''.l million, as compared to a deficit
in April of 13,--9.2 million.. ? 3

hiringg the first 5 months of 1977 (January-Mayi.
xporct orn a seasonallv adjusted basis ware at an
annual rate of 1110,623 million, a level about 4
percent higher than the calendar year 197t total of
;,114,8,07 million. Imports for the January-Ilay L977
period were at an annual rate of ,152,708 million,
repre=enting an increase of about IS percent over
the calendar tear 1976 total of $129,565 million.

For the u-month period, February-May 1977, exports
averaged 110,061.1 million per month, an increase of
about 2 percent over the $9,624.3 million average
reported for the preceding --month period, October
lO76-lanuary 1977. imports on a c.i.f. value basis,
averaged $12,392.- million per month for the current
--month period, an increase of about 11 percent over
the 111.634.1 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period.'

Unadlusted

Exports excluding Military Assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipment increased from $10,540.5 million in
April to $10,861.3 million in flay. With Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments included,
exports increased from $10,546.0 million in April
to 10,866.4 million in May. General imports
decreased from 113,250.3 million in April to 112,713.8
million in May.


Note: Foornotes 1, 2, and 3 are shown at the bottom
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 S250, 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) valie
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 pnce
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 e\ist
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 ihe
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 crit na
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 entr, 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 S251

The overall import and Schedule A Section 9 totals
include sample estimates for shipments valued under $25 I
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 ') 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-
t el',. 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.


EXPORT 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 tinder P. L. 480 (The Agricultural Trade Develop-
ment and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended) and related
la.s. 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
tI these otlit\ ing 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. aste, 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\ 1075.)



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








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 NiMa 1976 issues. figures reflect re-
visions issued with December 1975 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 1976 issues- figures reflect
revisions to 1975 data issued *ith June 1976 statistics
or earlier.

In addition to the re isions wluch are made on a periodic
basis, instances ma ,. -ur %here a significant error in the
statistics for a month ol the current %ear is discovered after
the statistics for that month are compiled. If 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 trdde statistics and information regard-
ing coverage, \aluation, sampling. and qualifications which
should be considered b> users of the statistics are contained
primarily in the following publications- Report FT 990.
Highlights of US E\port and Import Trade. FT 135. U.S.
General Imports. Schedule A Commodity by Country: FT
410, U.S. Exports, Schedule B Commodit. by Country. and
the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics Information regarding
additional sources of statistics, the methodolog) 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.


'Ad juted for seasonal and working-day variation but not for changes in price level Factors used to adjust 1976 and 1977 data shown .n in.s report represemr seasonal adjustment factors dernead from
monthly delta Ihrn.jiri' 1976 and iniroduced in Janiary 1977 COTinOind illh the iopioriae worml Ing day adlu>lmrenl iator:
'Curriulaiio, r1 dala over at 1a.1 1 month neisodi are deiorble 10 idertily underlyviq trend:. Month io-nn-onlh changes in export' imports and s.miar eret after, reflect primarily irregular move-
ment, Oitlrr-,'Ai. in monirl; carrvov~r. etc Recent month to-montir percent cLrarnes in irie overall s~eas'i.lly adluled export and importl eri-s ar presented s the following table With average percent
month io-montr. ripe and ,di:.i,' ovar loongei cer.ods niosiln lor comparo.an The average ii.. and average decline figures exclude percentage change; for Ill the period Juiv December 1971 because ol
abnoirmalit, i -a the data due to effects of duck .Ir,k. and 121 prr.cid. when neqhirjble change E(ro percent) in the level o0 expor ,imporli occurred. PercEntrag, changes lo0 I a s. and c 1. import values
are not available for peroid; piol to Januar; 1974
\1.:nt r-tc.-mor.i)r, Average moritrrly rates ot change

Average Average 12 months
Seri e Apr -May Mar.-Apr. Feb.-Mar. Jan -Feb. r ge decline months May 1976-
197I -[ 9 6 1971-197 6 J *- May 1977
I Percent iPerient (Percenr) (Percent) IFPrcent) r Percent i (Percent) (Percent)

F.a.s. e/.pr.rt value.. E 1.3 -1.0 +2." +2.2 *J.l -2.4 --.l 0.8
F.a.s. i mp.rt value.. -7. +1.1 +i..7 fj3. iNA) (NA) -..9 .2.1
C.i.t. import value.. -7.6 +1.0 +6.6 -3.4 (NA) (NAl .0.' .2.0

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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 May 1977

(In mim ti ll n ollar ;.* Expla.i t l3r, A ti A r k- : rtor in [.rc rr tr. -,r, c, r .. e ra e i.e e-I r, r :j l .i p rr r na i.r,' r'r '. r, aona
trade Da3tarin et ana u r,:c- rr e irr.r n r. a ta [ .= ,,-,..,-, i-.r l r, i =n 1) r-flect _e-i: :.- i ;a. i,, .T..-r a l i. t r. ,- ,r.rr -
ducea ,r Jaruar% 19 'I


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January-Ma%. ...... ".- ic., -. J 1.. r .- -.r -. 9. ,.

Ja3nu r ... .. ... .. .'. . i .-.0
February .. .. .. ... .I iV-2. LI 9 1i 1 -u '
March ... .... ... ..... .2 ., ---. 2 ,0"' L) i[ i) 1 -1. 1 .
April................ ... i 0 I 3 9 .3 ..0 9.3 L .'' 1 -983..
May. .. .'. .2 9.1c2.- .i.".' .50- .t. .2.b -3019.6
June .............. 2.1 l j.- -. 2 2 2. 10 l .953.- -1 31.2

Ju ly. ...... ....... o .2 L '. '. ..1 1 0 ... -i. C .
AuguFst.......... ..... 9 ")' 10 .2 .-'. 9 .. 1 .2. .i i 6. '
September .. ... ..... [ r,r0 .il -' 'S 11.- 8 -1.660 3
Octooer... ........ .v .'.9 rt, .) ,. i S 0.. .,. .i 308 3 -1. C0m .7
November. .. .... .... 9. 9 -L.''3 9 : 9.3 39 0 u -1. 'i .2
December ..... ... . .. .. ....-L 11 )02.i.- -: 0 L' LO 11 9.L 1 37




J j.nu ar -May. ......... .. .. .... -'. -'. r ': 3 ? .

January ........ ..... ... ... 9 9 .9 L .2ir -.1 c.9. .t 5 9* 5 32 05 .r. -. -59
February. ....... ...... ...... .. .,S ll,r'3. ,8r, 9 9, ,.1.' 1 .-r3. 2.t,5i.3
Marcn.................. ... .... 10, 'l.o l2, :.9.'. .38'.- 1 0 0"l ... ., 3. .- -3 ,211.
April ................ . ....... 4, 1,." 12, 93 .3 .,-o .. 4. : 0.2 1 I, .- .

June. ..................... .

July..... ................... ..
August ...... ...... ...............
Septerr. er. . . .
October ...... .... ....... ......
November r... . .
DEcember ......... ... .....


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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 May 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)

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


Period Domestic Domestic Domestic
and and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
foreign, foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Europe countries
seasonally
adjusted 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-May............................ 45,967.4 47,101.4 46,481.9 47,141.1 46,521.7 39.7 1.5 38.3

January .......... ..................... 9,097.2 8,754.2 8,652.5 8,763.8 8,662.2 9.6 0.5 9.2
February .......... .................... 8,917.7 8,735.8 8,627.3 8,740.6 8,632.1 4.8 0.3 4.5
March ... ....................... 9,020.4 9,823.2 9,666.5 9,828.5 9,671.8 5.3 0.3 5.0
April.................................. .. 9,369.3 9,826.5 9,697.0 9,835.9 9,706.4 9.4 0.2 9.2
May ........... ........................ 9,562.8 9,961.6 9,838.6 9,972.3 9,849.2 10.7 0.2 10.4
June................. .................... 9,722.2 9,846.6 9,714.0 9,859.6 9,727.0 13.0 0.4 12.6

July ......... ......................... 9,956.2 9,315.0 9,174.0 9,319.5 9,178.6 4.6 0.3 4.2
August ........... ..................... 9,737.0 8,827.6 8,693.8 8,897.2 8.763.3 69.6 0.3 69.2
September .......... ................... 9,788.4 9,159.0 9,008.3 9,208.7 9,058.0 49.7 (Z) 49.6
October .......... ..................... 9,698.6 10,080.7 9,925.3 10,085.1 9,929.7 4.4 (Z) 4.3
November .......... .................... 9,589.3 9,682.3 9,529.7 9,687.4 9,534.9 5.2 0.1 5.0
December.......... ....................... 10,410.4 10,794.5 10,606.0 10,798.6 10,610.1 4.1 0.2 3.9

1977

January-May............................. 49,843.1 50,825.8 49,949.2 50,866.1 49,989.4 40.2 1.1 39.1

January....... ...... .................. 9,598.9 8,975.9 8,817.6 8,992.7 8,834.3 16.8 0.1 16.6
February...... ... .................. 9,807.8 9,403.7 9,270.7 9,408.7 9,275.7 5.0 0.3 4.7
March....... ......................... 10,071.6 11,044.5 10,849.3 11,052.3 10,857.2 7.8 0.3 7.5
April ........... ..................... 9,970.2 10,540.5 10,342.6 10,546.0 10,348.1 5.6 0.1 5.5
May ................................... 10,394.6 10,861.3 10,669.0 10,866.4 10,674.0 5.1 0.3 4.8
June...................................

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

'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1977. See footnote 1 on front
page 4.
2Represents only export shipments from the United States and differs from DOD Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipment figures under
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 ZDOD.
3Annual 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 May 1977

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

i,. i;.pFrt-: ol ., rcnan3i -e



.:-nral, i.p-porrt- I..p,:rr. Ler,.rilr a i.-o rt_ i mp orc
---- lor lor
a -nal i Or Iiu- tea co .pr L,,m, r nal L 3. iu-te'.da con-umpt ion.
a.3 U-_. .] i ur .A. u 1 ,3 .J 3 i.n1 d ju tea




januar.-Cec-..noer. .. .. ..... .... .. j0,. .- 120,014.4 (2) 129,564.6 128,874.6

J.nuariy-la. .......................... ..... -'. .i .r., lC.i 0 45,856.2 49,760.6 49,580.2 49,264.8

Janu r .'. .... .......... ... ........... ,, II I. ,,i .. 8,945.9 9,691.2 9,699.9 9,632.8
F bru ry........................ .. ... .:' .i5 ,ill. 7,986.8 9,691.0 8,702.5 8,574.8
March................. ........ .. .. lu,2 1 10,049.6 10,153.1 10,939.0 10,782.2
April .............. ... .. .... .... ,t-.. .': 9,844.6 10,352.7 10,622.9 10,569.7
Mav ................ .......... .. ....... ..- -. 9,029.4 9,872.6 9,615.9 9,705.4
June..... ... ........... .. ...... .... -'i, l I',' .. 10,397.6 10,953.4 11,413.4 11,225.6

Jul ............... ... .... '. i,5 10,649.2 11,508.4 11,343.8 11,432.0
Au,-uit .......... .. .... .... .. ... I. ,- .1 l...- i 10,318.7 11,253.0 11,227.1 11,089.9
ieptr-..n r .. ... ........ .... ... .. .0 i .I 10,418.6 11,448.7 11,162.5 11,195.5
Octo c r .......... ................ ... .. 5.. t .I'.'.. 1 9,965.1 11,308.3 10,738.4 10.676.1
No\ ember........... .......... ... .. ,r 11, r i, 10,966.2 11,380.5 11,850.5 11,749.6
Dece.T,. r ... .. ........................ -.. l ,. :I. 11,442.7 11,789.1 12,248.9 12,241.0



Januar\-May. ............................ ':'. 58,923.6 63,628.2 63,327.2 62,907.6

January. ............. .......... 11 l'., 10,914.3 12,058.6 11,699.3 11,682.4
February. ...... ............... ....... l'. '' 10,464.0 12,463.1 11,215.5 11,172.9
Mircr.............. ........... ........ ;', 1., ':.. 13,450.4 13,283.4 14,448.3 14,342.7
Aprii. ... ........ ... ... .. ..2,' '. l .r 12,363.2 13,419.4 13,250.3 13,177.0
MS5. .... .............. ... .. ..',, 11,731.7 12,403.7 12,713.8 12,532.6
J ur ..... .............. .. ..........

July.. ................ .... ... ...
Augu:t .................................
SepteFri r .. .. ............ .............
OctoDer. ................................
No enner..r ...............................
Dece-s,ie r .................. .............

'Aai,u-tEd for .ea-or,il ara n orKlrc-.a.' .',ritir, -r .-eas.onal i]ju-:r,.er. r i actors introduced in January 1977.
'Annual total 1- ri.:it rno',r, .or --eaonally aaJ--ce.- aar.. I.naa,ur-. .Jaa -rCo.Ald be used for annual totals.








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 May 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'

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3

1976

January-May............. '6,346.1 704.4 4,067.6 1,702.3 4404.6 '4,066.6 4,644.9 19,549.0 8,955.2 3,616.2 7,044.6 2,642.4 "1,178.8

January................. '1,333.3 196.5 809.1 321.4 478.9 '753.2 932.0 3,791.4 1,729.4 647.0 1,403.1 499.9 4254.0
February................ 1,159.8 156.4 762.8 321.7 473.8 '714.9 921.2 3,891.3 1,776.7 712.8 1,438.2 525.7 4201.6
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................... 41,355.3 127.7 808.7 388.6 477.3 4853.0 921.4 3,959.6 1,787.1 756.1 1,430.0 509.5 4258.3
May..................... '1,253.4 100.4 905.1 351.6 496.7 "881.9 925.0 4,087.2 1,858.8 755.5 1,504.9 553.7 4248.5
June.................... 41,281.3 105.9 899.4 372.1 478.3 4840.8 929.1 4,242.8 1,858.4 772.3 1,615.5 539.3 4244.4
July.................... '1,357.9 100.9 901.0 375.1 486.4 4850.7 933.8 4,296.6 1,886.6 847.2 1,599.0 547.9 4248.2
August.................. 41,367.0 108.5 941.1 281.4 460.3 4839.8 934.9 4,237.4 1,753.9 786.7 1,669.0 537.0 "191.3
September............... '1,321.6 120.3 1,025.6 373.2 491.5 4785.4 936.3 4,158.5 1,862.8 797.7 1,474.5 559.9 "215.7
October................. '1,515.9 122.7 1,010.0 376.3 483.1 "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 '79.0 '827.9 932.8 4,138.0 1,860.5 741.3 1,505.6 558.7 "191.2
December................ 41,220.8 158.6 1,031.8 348.2 494.8 4930.7 997.6 4,771.7 1,919.4 916.8 1,896.6 637.1 '267.5

1977

January-May............. 4.5,943.7 748.2 5,726.2 1,671.8 4540.0 44,484.6 4,793.5 20,773.4 9,241.5 4,165.0 7,416.8 2,908.8 '1,273.6

January................. 41,077.0 172.9 1,065.3 266.3 '77.3 4809.3 934.5 4,157.1 1,838.5 757.5 1,518.3 557.6 4232.9
February................ 41,114.1 150.5 1,160.4 318.5 '94.8 4910.0 983.0 3,993.0 1,890.5 820.5 1,287.6 597.4 4215.2
March................... 41,287.7 163.6 1,051.5 296.0 ,134.5 4943.1 968.9 4,239.0 1,867.8 886.1 1,491.1 593.9 4292.5
April................... '41,232.6 117.6 1,195.8 382.4 "106.1 4903.3 940.8 4,073.9 1,756.9 847.2 1,533.5 561.0 "267.3
May..................... 41,232.2 143.6 1,253.2 408.6 127.3 4918.8 966.3 4,310.4 1 887.8 853.7 1 586.3 598.9 "265.8
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 2,749.4

January-May............. 6,346.1 654.5 4,350.5 1,635.1 404.6 4,066.6 4,735.7 20,438.3 9,256.4 3,714.3 7,467.7 2,711.2 1,178.8

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-May............. 5,943.7 698.0 6,089.9 1,605.1 540.0 4,484.6 4,838.6 21,563.1 9,451.0 4,240.3 7,871.9 2,952.9 1,273.6

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 1,780.8 764.7 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 2,049.0 960.5 1,810.2 654.4 292.5
April................... 1,232.6 112.0 1,308.2 397.3 106.1 903.3 1,003.9 4,416.1 1,909.7 879.4 1,627.0 601.4 267.3
May..................... 1,232.2 128.8 1,310.8 432.3 127.3 918.8 1,002.1 4,633.6 1,950.1 876.7 1,806.8 622.3 265.8
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
2Seasonally 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.
41n 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 (I.a.s. Value Basis) of Merchandise. Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and
Unadjusted, by Month: January 1976 to May 1977

i n m ill l ':,r, : sc il r 1 .-1 Expl n t1'' cI St atE tic for irnfe, rmitlon ,:., coteragc, a tii nltr or, r.f i .a.;. import vu ai 1 ar a source of error
in itr.. ,j.i in. iu, .: k i te t i- repre enr i,:.f-. ur.rc aria gure ana ne rnce 3'y t a ry lightly i ro. 3u. ,:,' ro c.naea aii.unT-l

Scneadle A sectonr.'
Peri C .3
i:' *. 6 7 6 9

5. a :n 11il aoju s te 3


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Jac ur, .uar .......... .. .- .. t. .I-. 5 1: ,..- 1 .2' -'". 2 il1 ,

M1 rch 1. 3 t'l .6 ", 2. j'. \ ,:,. : .J 2.3 : 93,: .' 1 .:,

A p r i l .. -. r 1 2 t1 : 1 8 9 9
M y ...... .... : : : .- 3. 1,-25. 0 I'1 11. :

iuner ... .. i : : : 1 I r.,: ,-'' 9 I 3 9i : I I I. -
July... .. .. i''. c 2. t-.- l.I 5 22 .
4uru=t ..... r r. .. ri '.' .1, .< 3 .3 ,.:3Q .- '.:-3. i 100.8 21J .'9
.epte.t.e r 5 -m. .l '3" .r 3'- '3 8.- 1 j8 :'., Jl.,0 t".. 2 3.5
Ocrob r.... -'.. l. :i 1 : .'-- l .5. ." ..--9.9 1.i' 6 t16.-
JNo, -_. MG.r ...... L .., i ::.0:1 :'-. j t .
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I 1 -1

FeDru. r\ ..... l. 1. I -' -'. .- .: -. 0 t 1.1. l "' l .
Marcr.. ..... .... 1,13-." ijo. t l. -, ',.: -- l ., .t 1.6 .. ', :,-,. 8 i -.6 J 2ui. j
prn l ..... ... ... 1.3-6.1:1 L I 1: .. 1 '3+ i .r .o 5-- .- l .- 1"- 1, 1:-.9 -201.

i jr. .
.i, ...
Augu.-t .. ......
*epre..DO r. .
'.op r .i. r....

t cfirteL. r...


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j n u a r D'ec e mr e r .. i ~. 2 .. 1* I ,l c. : 9 2 '

.f r 4u a r', .. 3, L'.' -" 3., 1 :'. ,ly 0 5 5 1 2,1 -c,-,. r J2..

.l anu ... ..... '. I- -83. 1 :'. .6 :3 O.'). 1 1 2 ..' 38. 186.6
Flre ruar r ..l. 3. I 3 .. : ": 3 5l .. r.r .i. I':' i y9.
F.l rc r v . l i1 .1 .' "' 1 I..' 1 '3 .' .3- .0 9 9'./. 2 1 .0
April ......... i ..I .. .0 .0 ..3 3' -1.. 1 -' i.c 00.2 31.86 18j .9
l3 . . .6 L .8. l1 .. -. : .- 3 l .0 36 .3 .- a- -. 1 1 2
j.ri ... . *. 3 .1 r i .5 3 I 3j .1 1 r 6 2 c.12. 1 0 8. 19o .-
Jul5 ......... .... .. '.,:' 1i ..') .0 3I,j '3t .l 3- .2 5 .V I -" 8 i .. ? 2 0,.
A g'u st r ... ... 8. :' 0 l .U i. L 3, .< 333.3 1 .38.0' 2,30' .: 1 .2' .. 216.9
0 _pr. l r.7 .. : L : 1 3 :. ,. *" 59 3 2 Cs3 .- : 1 5 0 1 1 : 3 .- 13 ".


DcCn05 er. ..... .. 1 ',3L.. I .- r.'.8.1 3 33 1'3.0' -' 3.' 1 t'.' .) 7 ?: ..- 1.11-.2 ".20.1






an'iry ... '"' ..1 1 6..1 .0 .. ., 5 3. -'2..1 1 .0 .: ..3 1 .0-.. .9 170.6
Fearu ry. l,.- : : 11 .- :- : -' '.. I l'. 9 .' 1.30:. 2 201 4
1 rer. 1 -1 -.1 1 ..- D 3-. 1 5. 51 .i i '3. 3, i1 .- l It ,9.6 205.3
Apr i ........... .. 3. :.. 1 lt. ., r.i. uc: .'.: rS .- "... l,6 3.9 ',tr-.. 1,0 3 ?'01 ..

Jun .
June ...... ...
Augu-r .. ... ...
Seprembe r .. .........
October. . .
No e r... . .
D.e -bt, r. . .

'Schedule 54 Aection aelcrlption" are a: i1ol1lo-:
FOOc'a na live arI C 11 C.neicii ca
I Lb- r;ae, and rocra3ccci br. Ma1rui acturea good clasiilea chiefly Dy material
Crue re. ,teral i rin.albie, except tueil- 7. M.crninery arn tranrport equipment
J. Mi,.r .l tuel:. lubric:a nt, ona r.latea material: 8. M i:cell.ne-ou marnufactured articles, n.e.;.
-. Air.i.al .ra egetabIe :ls arca fat.t 9. Coruso.alties ana tran-actionc not clasiftlea according to kind
*'Jjuster. i- r ;eaionil an.ra orking-day rationn using 'easoral 3ajust-=ent factors Introduced in January 1977. See footnote I on
pae--. Ar.dual t.:tils are rot Ino-n for aei;.onlly adiusteF data. Unarjusteo data should be used for annual totals. Tne section
total In tni- Tabile ind -irilar overall mrorthi [iotsi_ in tables I arca 3 -.ere aajustea Independently.
'Ir. tr. ahb.ernce .1e ,Ecronstrable Pea.-onal patterns. for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to the oata.








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 May 1977

(In millions of dollars. See Explanation of Statistics for information on coverage, definition of c.l.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-May.......... 4,252.2 3760.1 2,864.2 13,213.7 '205.2 31,958.5 7,233.4 12,740.8 5,164.5 3993.4

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-May.......... 6,234.5 3722.2 3,382.3 19,360.4 3244.1 32,404.8 9,081.4 14,820.3 6,239.7 31,033.9

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 3,627.8 356.1 3429.6 1,724.5 2,939.2 1,249.9 3205.7
March................ 1,204.6 3168.8 655.8 4,577.3 347.8 3544.3 1,790.5 2,931.4 1,227.0 3209.2
April................ 1,431.7 3130.4 686.1 4,137.2 338.9 3501.0 1,908.5 3,062.0 1,204.4 3204.9
May.................. 1,289.7 s155.5 708.6 3,489.2 344.5 '506.0 1,965.0 2,952.8 1,329.6 3 240.0
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-May.......... 4,255.9 760.1 2,787.2 13,653.4 205.2 1,958.5 7,075.1 13,066.3 4,825.2 993.4

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-May.......... 6,142.2 722.2 3,271.5 19,897.0 244.1 2,404.8 8,801.6 15,038.0 5,771.8 1,033.Q

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................ 1,407.4 130.4 673.0 4,315.1 38.9 501.0 1 790.1 3,068.1 1,121.3 204.9
May.................. 1,258.7 155.5 742.0 3,412.4 44.5 506.0 1,996.5 3.153.6 1,204.7 240.0
June .................
July.................
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September............
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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 9. 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
331.0120
331.0140
331.0240


475.0510
475.1010
475.6510


Lubricating oils
332.5000 pt.

Lubricating greases
332.5000 pt.


475.4500


475.5500, 475.6000


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


475.2520, 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-
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tures, and calcined petro-
leum and coal coke not for
fuel)
332.9700 pt.
332.9940 pt.
599.8040 pt.


475.1525, 475.1535,
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521.1100


475.3500


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