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UNITED STATES FOREIGN TRADE


S--ummary of U.S. Export and


.P Pe ..E Imlp, lp.--Alerchandise Trade


I u. cr APR ,19 ? FEBRUARY 1978
1 4 i For Release March 31. 1978 10.00 A.M.


Seasonally Adjusted- HUl dsted Data

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


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

Seasonally Adiusted

The Bureau of the CensLs, Department of Commerce an-
nounced today that during February 19T8, exports or a
f.a.s. (free alongside ship)I U.S. porE of expcrr-ation
value basis, excluding Department of Defense uEODi Mili-
cary Assistance Prcgram Grant-Aid shipments, amourted to
$9,922.4 million and that general imports .-n a f.a.t.
foreign port of exportation value basis, amourntd to
$1 ,438.6 million.' 2 3

Based on thE above export and impoit figures, the Februarv,
merchandise trade balance was ir. dfi.:it b/ $<,510.o.
million.Z s 3

For the 4-month period, November 1977-February lC8, ex-
ports averaged $1C,10-.7 -nillionr per month, slight] E less
than the $10,117.5 million average reported fcr th- pre-
ceding 4-month period Jul',-October 1977. irrirtc o:n ]
f.a.s. value basis, averaged $12,9-6.q million pcr imorlth
for the current --month perlcd, le,.dl about 3 t rent
higher than the $12,582.0 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period.' 2 3

Unadjusted

'Exports excluding Military Assistance Frogram Grnt-Ai.d
abipments increased from $9,36-.. million in .'anuarv tu
$8,514.6 million in February. With Militar,' A~~- itan.:c
ir::gram Crant-Aid shipments included, experts rincrceated
;j.rom $9,366.9 million in January to 0.518.5 million in
fJbruary. General imports increased from $12,717.7 mnl-
Eion in January to $13,286.4 mirllior in Februar%.

*te:, Footnotes 1, 2, and 3 are Th.c.wn at the tottn ct
page 5.


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

Seasonally Adjusted

The PuJre u of trE '-, r zi, s, [-, pa r tment ti Cc',Tr.ri: r-e annoLc r,: ed
tod thit during Feb ruar [ l export, on a '. 3.. tree
31aong ide hip L'.S. p.:rt of c ludinp [,eparEment of re f, t.. se D'DC I Mi, l it arN Ast: arI,.,:
Prugradm Crar, t-Aid h iprrient., amounted t 1 i9. 2.- mi ll or.
and trt genere alr inports on 3 i 1 I,.cr. irinur n. e, and
fre eight i p rt .f En r'r, ue baLi' i ,o3 j [ritEc( to
15 ,3' .6 mi ll iL0.'

S_ et. onr the atro- tp.rr ar- .sp,-r I ,ur the- i ebru-rv
rc- handrid trade r, l ncj s ,eJi.:- t i i .- .
mill ion. 1 2

For tir m.,.-.,nth perry i .-., !rc.'eIh r I 77-FeI-.ru jri i /S e <-
pc.rt-_ a'.-raged $10). 10-.7 mill ion pfr month, slightly le Is
rhar. the $t0.11 7. mi l ion a\'er ae e-po.rt'd fotar the pre-
*-eding --morIth perLod, Ju i --C._tober I q? Imp.rt on a
.: .t .alu' I-a s, -..- rag d 1 ). 1 mir ll ior per moh.L
or rhE_ .:'ur i nC -- ontii perL d a ab ,ut p r.:r E crt
higher thirn th, $ ). 1 ." mil lion aVerag-a reported for the
precedi n -mo t.rt' L i r rioJ 1 3

Unadjusted

Expc.rt- e : li1 di'd r i l t r r i 1 ist r i. Pr-gram C. ranr. -.Ai.1
Sh ipmc nt i .: re 3-.. t rarn 36- -. n I i icn ir. Jariua r,' to.
l', I -. mill -i,:n in Febtuar,'. h ll t r litar s. tarce
Program r .Grant-rid shipmernt i nc eluded, exp-rt. i nrre a -
frcn i? ., 3 .r.9 milli n in Jaruar, t cc. 5 1 .5 million in
Fe-bruars. ucneral i.,port- ic r ca,: r a d from $1 ,51-. mi l
I on in J.anuar to 1-, 1 0 $ i. Ti l i ii February.


U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


IMPORT STATISTICS

Coverage

The U.S. import statistics reflect both government and
nongovernment imports of merchandise from foreign countries
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 the Virgin
Islands of the United States are published separately in Report
FT 800. Additional data on such trade and on imports into the
Virgin Islands from foreign countries are presented in reference
tabulations.) Data on imports of petroleum and selected
petroleum products. including shipments into the Virgin Islands
from foreign countries, are included in this report effective with
the January 1976 statistics (previously shown in former Report
FT 900-Supplement).
The U.S. import statistics also exclude American goods re-
turned to the United States by its Armed Forces. intransit ship-
ments through the United States when documented as such
with Customs; temporary shipments, transactions not con-
sidered to be of statistical significance, such as shipments of
personal and household effects; low-valued nondutiable im-
ports by mail; and issued monetary coins of all component
metals.

Inclusion of Gold in the Statistics

Effective with the statistics for January 1978. imports of
nonmonetary gold Iin such forms as ore. scrap and base bullion,
nonmonetary refined bullion, etc.) which were previously
excluded. are now included in the statistics. Imports of silver in
these forms have been included since January 196Q. Additional
information regarding the inclusion of gold in the 1978 statistics
appears in the November and December 1977 issues of Report
FT 990.

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 con-
sumption 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 con-
sumption. and thus generally reflect the total of the com-
modities entered into U.S. .onsumption 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 subject 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 statistical requirements.

Import Valuation

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 exportation.

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 equivalent transaction price, i.e.. a price which
would exist between unrelated buyers and sellers.

Import Commodity Information

Import data are initially reported in terms of the commodity,
classifications in the Tariff Schedules of the United States An,
notated (TSUSA), which is an official publication of the U.S.
International Trade Commission, embracing the legal text of
the Tariff Schedules of the United States together with statis-
tical annotations. The TSUSA data are rearranged and presented
in this report in terms of totals for the I-digit commodity
sections in Schedule A, Statistical Classification of Commodities9
Imported Into the United States, which is based upon.the
Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), Revision 2,.,
effective with the statistics for January 1978. Prior to January
1978. Schedule A was based upon the former SITC, Revised.:

Date of Importation and 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 (or the month of withdrawal in the case
of warehouse withdrawals for consumption). Effective with the'
January 1978 statistics, the date of importation as reported on
the import entries is being used to determine the statistical
month in which the shipments are included. However, since
under the Customs "immediate-delivery" procedures importers
may file the import entry up to 10 workdays after the date of
release of the merchandise, some documents for merchandise j
imported during the last few days of a given month may noti"
be received in time for inclusion in the statistics for that month..
As a result, there is a carryover, estimated at about 15 percent,
from the actual month of importation to a subsequent month.
In addition, processing problems (e.g., late filing of documents,
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.) contribute to an additional carryover of
about 5 percent (in terms of value) of shipments from the re-
'a.







ported month of importation (or withdrawal from warehouse)
to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding month. These
limitations should be borne in mind when making month-to.
month comparisons.
For 1977 and previous years, the date of Customs official
acceptance of the import documents was used to determine the
statistical month in which the shipments were included. How-
ever, in certain annual publications for 1977 and in 1978 re-
ports which also present 1977 data (e.g., FT 900, FT 990, etc.),
the 1977 data are recompiled on a date of importation basis.

Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are desir-
able to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month changes in
imports, exports, and similar series often reflect primarily
irregular movements, e.g., exogenous events such as strikes,
differences in monthly carryover, etc.

Estimated Data for Imports Valued Under $251

The overall import and Schedule A Section Q totals include
sample estimates for shipments valued under $251. Therefore,
they are subject to sampling error, estimated at 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 by less than one-tenth of a
percent and one percent, respectively, from the totals that
would have resulted from a complete 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 merchandise
from the U.S. Customs territory (includes the 50 States, the
District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) to foreign countries,
whether the exportation involves a commercial 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 commodities under P.L. 480 (The
Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954. as
amended) and related laws. The following are excluded from the
statistics. Shipments 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 ship-
ments through the United States; transactions not considered to
be of statistical importance, such as personal and household
effects; temporary exports; low-valued or non-commercial
exports by mail; and issued monetary coins of all component
metals.

Inclusion of Gold in the Statistics.

As indicated above for imports, effective with the statistics
for January 1978, exports of nonmonetary gold (in such forms
as ore, scrap and base bullion, nonmonetary refined bullion,
etc.) which were previously excluded, are included in the


statistics. Exports of silver in these forms have been included
since January 19o9. Additional information regarding the
inclusion of gold in the 1978 statistics appears in the November
and December 1977 issues of Report FT 990.

Definition of Exports of Domestic and Foreign Merchandise

Exports of domestic merchandise include commodities which
are grown, produced, or manufactured in the UniiedStates. 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 foreign merchandise consist of
commodities of foreign origin which have entered the United
States as imports and which, at the time of exportation, are in
subsiantialhl 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 Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments which are reported directly to the
Bureau of the Census by the Department of Defense and
shipments by qualified exporters 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 statistics
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 Commodity Information
Beginning January 1978, export commodity information
is collected in terms of the commodity classifications in the
1978 edition of Schedule B, Statistical Classification of Do-
mestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United
States, which is based on the framework of the classification
system in the Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS).
In this report, the Schedule B data are rearranged and presented
in terms of totals for the 1-digit commodity sectionsin Schedule
E, which is based upon the Standard International Trade Classi-
fication (SITC), Revision 2, effective with the statistics for
January 1978. Prior to January 1978, the export classifications
in Schedule B were based upon the organizational framework
of the former SITC, Resised.

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, rejection of a shipment by the com-
puter 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 2 to 3 percent (in terms
of value) of the shipments from the actual month of exporia-
lion to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding month.
These limitations should be borne in mind when making
anonth-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 S251-$999 to countries other
than Canada. Data for shipments valued $250 and under to all
countries are also estimated, 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
unadjusted 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 1976, the
undercounting amounted to about one and one-half billion
dollars. In the case of imports the information as to value and
commodity classification (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
examination for Customs appraisement purposes, thus con-
siderably reducing the possibdiNr of error. In addition, the
procedures used to compile both the import and export sta-
tistics include clerical and computer processing checks designed


to protect the accuracy of the statistics to the fullest practicable
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.
21 The balance between exports based on f.a.s. values and
imports based on c.i.f. values with adjustments for imports 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 b. those countries.


REVISIONS TO THE STATISTICS

Under the revision policy adopted effective with the 1977
statistics, revisions to the monthly statistics for the current year
will be issued only once a year. i.e with the reports for June
of the following year. Thus, revisions to 1977 statistics will be
issued only in June 1978. Under the policy previously in effect,
revisions were issued twice a year-the current year's June re-
ports contained revisions for the prior Near while the December
reports usually contained revisions for the first three quarters
of the utrent year.
In addition to the revisions which are made on a once a year
basis, instances may occur where a significant error in the
statistics for a month of the current .ear is discovered after the
statistics for that month are compiled If thle 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 and information regarding
Leverage, valuation, sampling, and qualifications which should
be considered by 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 Commodity by Country; FT 410. U.S. Exports,
Schedule E Commodity b. Country, and the Guide to Foreign
Trade Statistics. Information regarding additional sources of
statistics, the methodology used in seasonally adjusting the data,
and other matters relating to foreign trade statistics may be
obtained from the Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the
Census, Washington, D.C. 20233.












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 1977

to February 1978

(In millions of dollars. Se E ila3narton of Statistic; for information on co.'rare., n Mr i i r l.T a Eporct ti,.i. dcl i r i i ton of r -Tor 'irnd imr.pr-r i'valu 1:, ana
trade balance s, and source or error in the ais i


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January-February ........... .. ......

January..................................
Februa ry..................................
March ....................................
April ....................................
May ............... .....................
Jud y. ....................................

Ju ty. .....................................
Auguep te ber ...................................
September .................................
Octovember................................. .
November r.................................





Januarv-Februsry. ... ....

January ..................................
february. ........................ ........
March....................................
April ......................................

Mayeptemer.... ................................
June......................................


August....................................
September.................................
October r..................................
November............................ ....
December.................................


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nonmonetary goid figures are inor. f. .. ilue lbai i;.
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adjustment actors dervtie from monthly data lhrou)r, 1997 and iniridluced n i Ja.uary 1978 f.omb.ni;d in h I he apcroDprale workt. d ji di itmeni ri. iri 19d7 .nrinjit datia ar being adiulted b
interim lactos derived Irom monitly dada through 1971 19?1 impur i data are be.ng aOdju.le b (3clorv dr.,.=d fronm manlrle dala thiougrh ,19 and ,rrodu d ,n' JJnuar, t 1 ?I
'Cumuldaions of daa3 Over 31 least J monin period are de rable tole ider.il,y undrrl,ing trend MMonth 1 m n.In ..h har,,QE'S n c ,ir'. ,nipurt. a i. iiTMilr r.dEif e jirlin rellect pOri.Till, il0 .lular mrv
ments. ditfpiences in morit.i ,i cairvorve etc Recent monin to morning percent hang.; in thie Oi iall ,onall adiusird r p1 Eli. andl ir. on rI d e. ji r iii e ntr.ir.j i ih Olivii:. i labi a.i, javer,'je cLriil
month -murth rie and decline oerl longer periods ihosin ltor Compaii or. The averiay re ai nd avela decline lIn urre s do ol r.0 llect a, i a non,nu,-.tlar, jiao Th e bauera ald l lude prcel ntiag
changes far 111 ire period OcrOoner D ecemn er 1971 7 ec:aue i o arinormallllies i the data due to ie cTili ol doick klriks i 1i d (121 pei,3J. Vhnen rs ,hli.;iblc ( ab.-.]'I :"ru p rtcn r .) r. lnt. lewl c.l i )rli,' mpurits
occurred Pcrceniae tcharig c loa I s a id C 1 I import waluesare not avalaDl1e for perioas prior to Januar 19714


Month h-tn-month Ave rage nm.rnt l,' r t.- E I c rNa.ir.



Serce .ian. f b .. '1 -- I [,; :-r .:.. \terage Aterage n,...,r t: 1: ,r ,,,l:-
e4 anr,. 1'4 '-- 'rise decline ., r. I' S -C ..,. II' -

192-19. [19"2-19"" i, .. i-? i I -
(Percent) (Percent P (Percent) t Percer t i i Percer.t I (Percent i I Percent I (Percent)



F.a.s. export value.. -0.3 -.,i tl.. .1.c. .
F.a.s. imporc value.. .1.:. .. *i.P ,., it'4 IA i N,.. -I..-
C. i. import value.. I.I .S -N'. .11.1 -l<.I ,'Al (NAt L.,


3See the "ExolanaTion ol Stalisl's for definitions of the export and imporl values and trade balance,









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 1977 to February 1978

i In million of dollars. See Erplanation of Statil-ics for irformatior, on coverage, definition of f.a.s. export value, and sources of error It
the nat'. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

flsports excluding DOD Exports including DOD Gran-Ad
Grant-Aidt DOD Grant-Aid-


Period Domestic Domestic Domestic

foreign and Dome-tic, and Domestic. Total Western Other
seasonal oreig, nadiuted foreign, unaajustea Europe countries
adjusted unadjusted unadjusted


1977

January-December..................... (4) 121,144.0 116.9.3.5 121,205.8 119,005.4 61.9 3.1 58.7

January-February...... I ............. 19,560.9 18,587.4 18,296 I 18,609.1 18.317-. 21.8 0... 2L.3

January............................... 9,664.4 9,118.4 8,960.1 9,135.2 8,976.8 16.8 0.1 16.6
February.............................. 9,896.5 9,469.0 9,336.0 9,073.9 9.3.1.0 5.0 0.3 4.7
March................................. 10,164.1 11,050.4 10,855.2 11,058.2 10.863.1 '.8 0 3 7.5
April................................. 9,953.2 10,5c.2. 10,344.5 10,5.8.0 10,350.1 5.6 0.1 5.5
May................................... 10,488.9 10,928.~. 10,736.1 10,933 5 10,'41.1 5.1 0.3 4.8
June.................................. 10,090.3 10,279.0 10,064.2 10.282.1 10.0?.3 3.1 0.1 3.0

July.................................. 10,384.6 9,751.1 9,590.3 9.754., 'J. 93.5 3.2 0.1 3.2
August................................ 9,674.0 8,975.5 8,802.2 6,9'8.5 8,805.1 2.9 0.4 2.6
September............................. 11,036.5 10,365.5 10,151.9 10,369.2 10,155.5 3.6 0.2 3.4
October............................... 9,374.8 9,572.6 9,379.7 9.575.2 9,382.3 2.o 0.2 2.4
November.............................. 9,475.0 9,687.2 9,517.4 i,689.0 9,519.8 2.5 0 3 2.2
December.............................. 11,007.0 11,404.4 11,206.0 11 ..u8.2 1 i,09.8 3.e 0.8 2.9

1978

January-February ..................... 19,936.7 18,879.0 18,551.9 I .lS ... I [ .i 1.7 4.1

January .............................. 10,014.3 9,364.4 0,11l .1 ., It .' ..0 2.5 0.5 2.1
February............................... 9,922.4 9,514.6 :..l .il .' '. I1.3 2.7
March................................
April................................
May...................................
June.................................

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

'Beginning with January 1978 statistics, totals include eata on shipments cf ncr..sr.itar, g.iij. hc i.lt I footno.L 2.

2Represents only export shipments from the United States and differs from DOD oiii tsry A.-sistance Program Grant-Ala 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) Sxport value is f.a.s., whereas DOD value, in most instances, is f.o.b., point of origin. (c) Data for shipment reported by the DOD for a given
month are included in Bureau of the Census reports in the second month subsequent to ine m.:.rnth reported by the DOD.
3Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation. See footnote 1 on the botto ori pace 5.
4Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should ib usao for annual totals.











Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1977 to February 1978

(In millions of dollars. See Explanation of StatIsticT for information on coverage. date of importation, definition- of f.a.,. and c.it.. Import
values, and sources oi error in the data. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary -ligntly front sum of rounded
amounts)


Period


19'7

January-December .........................

January-February......... .. .. .. .

January...... ............................
February .................................
March ....................................
April ....................................
May ......................................
June.....................................

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

1978

January-February ............. ........ ..

January..................................
February.................................
March ....................................
April ....................................
May ......................................
June .....................................

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


F.a. value


General imports


SEasonally
adjusted"


( i )

23.853 2

10,9'I
12,881 .t
12,082.5
12,08t.'
10.983.1
13,396. 1

13,07o.o
11 .050.
12.60.. 2
12,995.6
11 ,833.3
13,122. 5






1 3, 3.0
I ) t.


Unad ]us'tea


Import;
l or
c onsLmpt I n,
an idjutea


C.L.i. valuc-


General import;


Seasonal ly
ad lu, ten


1.i'nd ju trd


impor t
ior
consumption.
unadjusted


-4 4 4-


l. .095.68

22.236.8


11,592.3
13,1.2.1
11 .34. b
11 ,257 .7
1-.05h. 5

12, '.30.
12,051.o
12.- 0.2
12,.9.-.0
12.2 1.'


146,93...

22",s0.9

1', cm' 1Ij
1,' 3.' 4

11,05..32

1.,0-.. 9

1 :,3-2.4
12,0:. .9

1.2.5-3.1
12,2'..v


12,; '- .<

l ',.

I i
I, 1. .


25,-83 3

1 .'5 3. I
>,*'-9 -.
12,l78.l
12,8n5.o
11 ,'2n.0
1 ,29'. 7

13,97 3 .',

1 3,:3.?
13,867. 7

i3,99-.3





* l. \ .
i, ., .


1 7.5, 7 .0

23.'57 3

11, 38-.-2
12, 373.1
1 ,P007.
12,' 3. 2
12.019.2
1 .uO?.ot

13,282. 7
I 2.851 ,
13.288 i
13,332.-
13 .0 8.
1 2t-rl.


I I _l-.
'-.12..1


1I5b.7?8.6

2.3. 12 b

11 ,.'j9.5
12. 303. 1
13 .930..1
12,2.36.7
11,831.0
14,98g. 1

13,190.9

13.159.9
13,383. 5
13,063.5
1..,0-0.i



2'.. '.4- .'


'Beginning with January 19'8 ;tattistic, total- in' lusc .,art on :nsp.T.ent- r i nomonet ar oa. S' th- E spianat on on1 sitlttsEic for audilional
Information. See s51E cable 1, tooutI.te 2.
2Adjusted for seasonal and *orking-day variation. Se fioino[t I on the b..st.,-n or pa- 5.
'Annual total is not shoa.n for seasonally ajuStead oats. Unas.iusted dcta ;h-,uln ane used f.:.r rnnuai total .







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 E Sections Seasonally

Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month: January 1977 to February 1978

'In millions of dollars. Sec E pl nation of Statistics for iooriaamtlon on coverage, definition of f.a.s. export value, and sources of error
in the data. Unaajusted total represent urn 0o otnrounded figures and hence msay vary slightly fror. aum of rounded amounts)


Schedule E sections'


Per od


19'

Jcr.ur, -feor-.r .

January .......................
February ......................
March.........................
April .........................
May ...........................
June.................. .........
Jul y ..........................
4urust................. .......
Sepreinbe r....................
Oc o to r.......................
N,.vembc r .....................
rD ce.e,D r......................

1918


.iarnuir, -Feoruar .

January ............... .........
rebru r ............. .........
l.rcn.................. ......
April .................. ......

June ............ ........
July ............. .......
Aulu t. .......................
Septe .ir r. .... ................
Cc chch r.......................
sct'rosr ......................
rc- bei r.......................
N c-. -,.-.bL- r......................





19'?7


J.Inury- e cmmr r ..............

J inu r. -F tLr J:r ...

Januar.......... ...........
T-bruary ............... ......
March .........................
Apr l ....................... ..
Mah ...........................
Jun.? ..........................
ou. y ..........................
Augu= ................. .......
E7 prone. .....................
O.:tob-r ............ ..... .....
Nove r.-b* r......................
: c b r ......................




'ar-.a.r s-Februar.

JinuirN ......................
FE bru rv ......................
Mar`n.........................
Ap l i .........................
r...........................
or ........................ .


0 I


4.


6


8


3 1


2.2b..

,385. -q
1.1"9.1

1.:21.5
I. *.. t. '.C

I, -*,l.6.
1, 31 I
1,26.-.
,231l.r


l, ,12 ..

1,2,0.6

'. '1 >. <



)I >..
I ,}.b-_


Seaor.illy adjusted'


2.22;5 1

l 1.u'!.2
1, 0v ,'. 2
I,15i .9


1,2-.2."
1. 1 6 3




1, '12 .
I. '3. -


S,821 .8

874.6'
9.7.2
686.9
859.1
618.1
912.1
94 3. '
865.6 b
1,101.0

'88.9
989.9






1 .',


1 .84"1.6

902. 5
9.,.. 5
929.
916.3
92'..3
916. 3
890.15
863.9
1.025 .2
;41.3
832." e
982. 2







0'.


8,081.6

-..093.8
1.987.8
. 129.8
'.055.9
-.230.5
,.096.9
., 10t.9
1 .064.6
4,632.0
.. 112. 7
.. 048.1
4,729.6






,...,:. j


694.1

378. B
315.3
320.1
242.3
333.1
299.9
508.1
378.9
265.5
529.2
317.4
400.7



731.6

2b)-.9
266.9


1 306 .9


661.8
665.2
638.2

b92.0
699.3
674.9
758.0
661.4
710.7
'69. 5



1.-'1.5


7 j3: .


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1I. '.8


2..2. 3


L. 1 1.

1,lt. 1
I l .

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1 -i. "
l :, j. "

126.0
1-2.0
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i hli0. '.l
L 13;. "*
l.32l.-
I, '.l. 6
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3''1.0
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12,.
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i 02.8
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l it '1



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10,a22. 8

1 .'2, 3

810.0
'10. 3
9,3. -
9u2. 1
922.'Q
917.6

8:9.5
1, Of)-, .
'3\.2
*36.0








11 -


I',, s58.0





892.2
1,003.1
361 .9
9 0.5
1.0



'2.8
815...
''.; 3

1. 6.3


0.2 56.7

. i '.5

, ; 62.2
3.816.3
6,751..
-.3-:.9
4,56a.9
4.260.8
3, '98.9
3.621. b
., 303. L

-.0'2..4
-, '16.9




I. i793.-


..277.2

657.0

376.1
280.9
299.6
270.2
333.8
333.8
515.7
375.5
250.9
493.7
312.3
434.8




b11.1

-33.6
23'.5


8, 36..

1 .211.1

390.3
b20. 8
.33.0
682.2
698.4.
724. 5
685. 3
til. 3

651.3
692.9
4- 1.8




I .355.2

C6tif .6
9,q9.,


Asuc- .... ....
cAuot l ....................
Sc-t i mO r..................... .

0c l.,to4 r.....................
De cac's r.....................

ch. -l, '. :t 1 ce- '. ip t i : re I i .-
iJ. F-,' a n i l 'L ani m,,l< t l i : l ai r
1. erc r,j t r.b ,.: r a. Mar ui, ture, c oo L, c l i f t-.1 chIei i by wracerial
Cr.u a.- i -, i ,r .r ,r ir ,: pt lu.r Macnint ri :a.1J tran-Eport oi pmnent
3. ''in r'.] ii I IL r. Irt -nr, rei.a[r nm.at r,.) 3 .*41m I. ll .nf uu -t .3nu a t urt o ariclE--' n e.C.
.. I -11., .,i.1 ct isrle ... ar.rfnd t- I J-' I ar.ea tra,-actic.-n not classified accomkoig to kJla
"'gBinr. r .--- .th J't..ujr, 1478 tatii,-. rintl inIlun,' jit, hip. nr of n.:.rtronctar cold. _ee thE E'planatior, of Stntlitics lor additional

I Tiat. r f. r 1 ., rndl n.1 -, r1n ---.i, rri t.3r. 1 -, f.,S tr.,,.c, I om, th n. fttm .[ p,. ;nnual totals ar. not shour, ior seasonall) adjusted
d.it.. IIr, 1-t .jl.D a -hooul, ;... u,. 1 for ,nr,,,-.l tutl = Tn.? ...thr, t ral_. in thi ttrl a n. Jimi lar overall monthly lot als in tables ] and 2
- -r a1 jII'. 1 lI.', ..'rid' ntl-.


2


7












Table 5. U.S. General Imports (f.a.s. Value Basis) of Merchandise, Schedule A Sections, Seasonally

Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month: January 1977 to February 1978


(In millions of dollars. See Explanatio.n ,;f Scatitlics l'or Informa ion or. coteraue. date of important lor., aef it
sources of error Ir. the dlat,. Unradju-ted totals represert umn of unrounded itureq and hence may uary illehtly


i t.nrti r ,a airport value.
froma. ad or rounded amoumntnI


Scnericle A Aectcions
Pcr lod

e0 1 3 a 8 used



S3e3erraIlIy Ea0 jucdedi


1977

January-Feoruarv

January ................ ....
February .................... .
March.................. ......
April ............... .........
May...........................
June ..... ....................
July ........................
Augu st..... ... ... .. .
Sente .ber ... ........ .... ..
October.................... .
Nove.-ber................. .. ..
December ......... .. ..... ..

1978

January -February .. ..

January ................ ....
February....... ....... ....
March.............. ....
April ................... .. ..
May..........................
June ..... .... ........... ...
July .........................
August ........................
September .....................
October .................. ....
November .............
DecembFr ....................





1q--

JanuarF-De ce. tbr r . .

January -FeDruar. .

January... .................
February.. .................
March .. .... ..... .........
April .......... ..... .. ....
May ..................... ....
June ...................... .
July ............ ............
Augu t ........... ............
September................. ...
October............... .. ....
No, e-iber ....... ......... ...
December ...... ............ .



Janbi.ri -Februalr )

January............... .........
February .. ........ ..
March .. ..... .. ...
Ap I ... ....................



July..................... ....
JunP I ... .....................
SeptJulye ................. ....
Augusr ... ....
5eptewber....................
October .......................
November .............. ........
Decemn.hPl ....... ..... ....


-I l~i

9I-.J




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1.u''.",
1. 2- ..
lth). *


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4.11-








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12,.5.6






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101.t.
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182. n

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6I. .'
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. 53. r
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.14 .12

2, 64.
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1.O-215.2
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1,223.5
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'Schediule A -ection dc e .: r Ir-l I.- : A-n a 3: I,-li'-.-R
0. Fona 3nd Ij e l .n i.T., I. l* *. Al -
1. Ever rie= ana tob ,' A 0 lirutic urti .;-d cla .-'- c i : r. rtf v .v.i tertl 1
2. Cruae raterial- inCltibl ,F.ceppr fu:. I 1 iJ.i.neri ard tran.pc.rt oqu lpr.ert
3. Mineral fuel= lubr (a n[- 'nc rcl 3 e.l-f l m er i 8 It .c l I .a r, .r.= r.an, ract ut reo art i :- r,.. .
Ant.-.Il and vegetaDble ,ll- and ft ... ,. title n trr ,,C- l ,n rc ,t c1 ; i 1,.1 ilt' C c.ird i.: to ktrId
"Fiel inning i. tih lanuare 19'8 -tatttic- t ti trir-lu, ,.1 c[ r ni m.'r.i: 1 n,....,tar) iri:d S.ee tri [ pla r a [or .:.i s a tIst ict l for aid it r.lBi
Inti rmallon. _- .- iil I rtr..ct. ', r le 1.
'Adju.tea for seasonil -.id ...-rm ner-rina vare!tilon. Epp rnrinotu I n- hr.i tr rI, ppie" 5. Ar-naIl not I.s .re nint ho.n Ior eaconally adjusled
data. 1Unatdjusted dnta shr.ula be used for ar.r.nil Ental-. "lie %c-- inn ti tal- in thl5 hble ir.n ;in.lli;r ovFrall r month $ tcntlI in ctb ,is I -rio 3
*ere eaajuster tr.irepoindent in.
"in the oDlFi-ce o*oir.onltrabie 'anon..l p6tt-crr.. ir coln ec3.'... r eairnri asilt iurternt fIcrorir ndeV hpeen ippi ied co the cc..









10

Table 6. U.S. General Imports (c.i.f. Value Basis) of Merchandise, Schedule A Sections, Seasonally

Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month: January 1977 to February 1978

1In m I lint 1 T ns- liars See IEplsnation of Statslatics fir InIomat.-in on coverage date of importation definition or c I.f import value, and
sources ,1 err..r In the aati Lhadlatstea tonals represent sum ,I unrounded figures and hence msay vary slightly from sum of rounded a nountaJ


Schedule A sectlorns'

Per iodU




Sensanlv I d djustEd'


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1978

January-February..............

January............ I .... .. ..
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1977

January-December.............

January-February..............
January......... ...... .......
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April....................... ..
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June ........... ..............
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November......................
December.....................

1978
January-February..............

January .......................
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0. Food and live animals i.rms.. .:=
1. Beverages and tobacco 6 un.,..,q roa a I; Ieu nilI ..i.irit l
2. Crude materials, Inedible o*.0- ul ru=l I ...c- i.er. .- o Ir. r. rr.' r .,ulpnneo.f
3. Mineral fuels, lubrican' .iu r.In t iI M r ,il 1..,n- r.I.fatu[jrco .,rl ilfe r. e
4. Animal and vegetable oil- r.- 1 ( .m .," ) I ~' a.-,1 ir.rns. ir,. -. L I las= f led arnc rdinc r, k ino
2Beginning with January 1978 sit i-.l, I- '.II o .1 I 'J, ai nt i &ii. Im". I n '.manel -,. o id er ino Folan! Sor. '1 "tati tIcs .lor .adaltt rnal
infirnat iIon See al.. footuote 2. i .1 i i .
Adjusted for seasonal and worPln--d.i. vuritall--n. ;=- f,r..n.:.ln I ,n pare 5. Ar.r.ual tnteal are not shown tor eaonhll i adjusted data.
Unadjusted data should be usern for Annual ttols. Tie adjult-ed scittnr. totals in 'his table aond similar overall monthly totals in table I and J
were adjusted independently.
4In the absence of demonstrabl seasonal palt-rn' for this seCtin, no seasonal ..ljustment factor haoe been applied io the data.








GENERAL IMPORTS OF PETROLEUM AND SELECTED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS INTO
THE U.S. CUSTOMS AREA AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, UNADJUSTED

Monthly and cumulative to-date data on general imports of petroleum and selected petroleum products into the U.S. Customs area
and into the U.S. Virgin Islands for the period January 1977 through the current month are presented in the tables that follow. Tables
1-A and 1-B present imports into the U.S. Customs area and tables 2-A and 2-B present imports into the U.S. Virgin Islands. (It should
be noted that imports into the Virgin Islands are excluded from the regularly compiled foreign trade statistics and, therefore, are ex-
cluded from the data presented in tables 1-A and 1-B as well as the other tables shown in the front of this report.-See "Explanation of
Statistics".

Effective with January 1978 statistics. certain changes were made in the commodity classifications (Schedule A and TSUSA) covering
petroleum products. These changes are reflected in the listing of classifications shown below. Data presented in tables 1-B and 2-8 which
follow have been revised to reflect all changes in classifications, effective January 1978.


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


Energy products

Schedule A. No.


Nonenergy products

Schedule A. No.


TSUSA No.


Crude petroleum and deriv-
atives to be refined
333.0020
333.0040
334.4040

Crude petroleum
333,0020
333.0040

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334.1500


475.0510
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475.6510


475.0510
475.1010


475.2520, 475.2560


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334.5410 pt.

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334.5410 pt.

Paraffin and other mineral
waxes
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335.1245


475.4500


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494.2200
494.2400


Jet fuel
334.1205

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334.2000


Distillate fuel oil
334.3021

334.3041

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334.4050
334.4060

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341.0025

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petroleum. n.e.s.
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475.0535
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