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Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade
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C 3iovq .9c- 79-Z


UNITED STATES FOREIGN TRADE




uCM -ri3 Import Merchandise Trade




U.S. DEPOPTORY 1 FEBRUARY 1979

FT 900-79-2 For wire transmission 2.30 P M. Wednesday, March 28, 1979


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
(Including unadjusted data on imports of petroleum and petroleum products)


F.A.S. EXPORTS AND F.A.S. IMPORTS
Seasonally Adjusted

The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce an-
nounced today that during February 1979, exports on a
r.a.s. (free alongside ship) U.S. port of exportation
value basis, excluding Department of Defense (DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, amount-
ed to $13,506.8 million and that general imports on a
f.a.a. foreign port of exportation value basis, amounted
to $14,806.3 million.1 2 3

Based on the above export and import figures, the
February merchandise trade balance was in deficit by
$1,299.5 million.1 2 3

For the 4-month period, November 197B-February 1979,
exports averaged $13,342.9 million per month, about 6
percent higher than the $12,532.6 million average
reported for the preceding 4-month period July-October
1978. Imports on a f.a.s. value basis, averaged
$15,223.5 million per month for the current 4-month
period, a level about 4 percent higher than the
$14,587.2 million average reported for the preceding
4-month period.1 2 3

Unadjusted

Exports excluding Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
shipments increased from $12,558.1 million in January
to $12,928.5 million in February. With Military Assist-
ance Program Grant-Aid shipments included, exports
increased from $12,561.3 million in January to $12,932.5
million in February. General imports decreased from
$15,846.3 million in January to $13,776.3 million in
February.
Note: Footnotes 1, 2, and 3 are shown at the bottom of
page 5.


F.A.S. E\PORIS AND C.I.F. IMP IRIS
Seasonally Adjusted

The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce an-
nounced today that during February 1979, exports on a
f.a.s. free alongside ship) U.S. port )f exportation
value basis, excluding Department of Defense ,DODj
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid snipments, amount-
ed to $13,506.8 million and that general imports on a
c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) U.S. port of entry
value basis, amounted to $15,719.9 million.1 2 3

Based on the above export and import Figures, the
February merchandise trade balance was in deficit by
$2,213.1 million.1 2 3

For the 4-month period, November 1978-February 1979
exports averaged $13,342.9 million per nonth, about 6
percent higher than the $12,532.6 million average
reported for the preceding 4-month period, July-October
1978. Imports on a c.i.f. value basis, averaged
$16,194.4 million per month for the current 4-month
period, a level about 4 percent higher than the
$15,538.4 million average reported for the preceding
A-month period.1 2 3

Unadjusted

Exports excluding Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
shipments increased from $12,558.1 million in January
to $12,928.5 million in February. With Military Assist-
ance Program Grant-Aid shipments included, exports in-
creased from $12,561.3 million in January to $12,932.5
million in February. General imports decreased from
$16,872.6 million in January to $14,627.6 million in
February .


rN U.S. Department
/ i c- of Commerce
SWj BUREAU OF
SV / THE CENSUS


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EXPLANATION 0


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 (in such forms as ore. scrap and base bullion,
nonmonetary refined bullion, etc I which were previously
excluded, are now included in the statistics. Imports of silver in
these forms have been included since January 1969. 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. consumption channels.
Source Of Import Information

The official U.S. import statistics are compiled by the Bureau
of the Census from copies of the import entry and warehouse
withdrawal forms which importers are required by law to file
with Customs officials. The information as to country of origin,
net quantity, value, and commodity classification is verified by
Customs officials on entries filed for transactions valued over
$250. which are ordinarily subject to examination for Customs


F STATISTICS

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 o
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 oa
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 included
all freight, insurance, and other charges (excluding U.S. import
duties) incurred in bringing the merchandise from the county
of exportation and generally placing it alongside the carrier ag
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. i

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.WS
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 1-digit commodity
sections in Schedule A, Statistical Classification of Commodities
Imported Into the United States, which is based upon theif
Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), Revision 2
effective with the statistics for January 1978. Prior to Januarl
1978, Schedule A was based upon the former SITC, Revisedl

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 .T
of warehouse withdrawals for consumption). Prior to 1978,th4t
date of Customs official acceptance of the import entrq
documents was used to determine the statistical month in whicit
the shipments were included. Effective with the January 1978.
statistics, the date of importation as reported on the import"
entries is being used to deierrune the statistical month.b.::
However, since under the Customs "immediate-delivery" proW..
cedures importers may file the import entry up to 10 workdays:
after :he date of release of the merchandise, some documents.
for merchandise imported during the last few days of a given
month ma. not 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 accurac) of the slatisliCs, etc.) Lunlribuie to an
additional carryover of about 5 percent (in terms of %Jlue) of
shipments from the reported month of importation (or with-
drawal from warehouse) to a subsequent month. usudll. the
succeeding month. These lirrututions should be borne in mind
when making month-to-month comparisons.

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 9 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 1969. 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 UnitedStates, 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
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 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 sections in 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, Revised.

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 exporta-
tion to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding month.
These limitations should be borne in mind when making
month-ito-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 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 possibility 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.


Adjustment for Seasonal and Working-Day Variation

KMonthlN totals for exports and imports and major com-
moditi components (SITC section totals) are shown adjusted
for seasonal/working-day variation. Effective with the release of
the Januar\ 1979 statistics, the seasonally adjusted export and
import totals represent the sum of commodity components
adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation. Previously, the
monthly totals for exports and imports were adjusted in-
dependently of the components. The procedure of aggregating
seasonal) adjusted commodity components more accurately
reflects the seasonal movements within the totals. Under this
procedure, onl\ those SITC section totals that show identifiable
seasonal patterns are seasonally adjusted.

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 ci.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 by 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 1979 statistics will be
issued only in June 1980. Under the policy previously in effect,
revisions were issued twice a year-the current year's June re-
ports contained revisions for the prior year while the December
reports usually contained revisions for the first three quarters
of the current year.
SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION

Additional foreign trade statistics and information regarding
coverage, 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 b> Country, FT 410, U.S. Exports,
Schedule E Commniodint by Countr. : and the Guide to Foreign
Trade Statistics. Information regarding additional sources of
statistics, the methodology used in seasonallN 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.


Effective January 1978










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 1978

to February 1979

(In mIllions of dollars. See Explanation of Statistlcs for Inlornatlon on coverage. late of Importation, definition, of export and Import values and
trade balances, and sources of error In the data)


Per no


January-rebruar, .. .

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

July .. .... .... .. .. ... .
August ...... ... .. .. .
September. ... ....... ... ...
October ....... .. .....
November .. ....... .. ....
DecembEr. .... ...



January-February

January. ......... ... .. ...
Februiary... ... .
Maren ........... .. .. .. ... .
A r l .. ........ .. ...
May ........ ... .. ...... .... .
June ....... ......

July. ..... .... .. .. .
4ugust ... ... .
September ... .. .... ... ..
October ....... .. ...
NoSerimber....................... ... .
December .... ........ ........ .

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'Cumulations of data over at leat 4 month periods are desirable tO ident.ly underlying trend M nir, l mTiuO nith Changei r. e. .rlt .Tmpi r and n,,rnliar s.a rie olater relect pr.irmariI, ,rrriular iTiuvements,
differences in month carryover etc Recent riontll to mninihperceni ihanEri in ift Overall ;saorall adilueed eporn aitid .minpcrii sres ar.et rireseriel .11' tfoIlovirJ tlabie wilh aerag percent month-to-
month rise and decline over longer periods shown lor coimparrior The average rie snd a3eideli decline figures iu n.ji refle( I data oi r.oiirnTune'jar old The .erage, also i .olude percentage cnangi for (1)
the period October December 1977 because ol abarmTialitie! in the data due to lilels of dock *.irikes and 121 eprriiods Arien nriei l ihn e.ri an ie ?Nei lirri ertn iri t. iri lh of eiorti. u.mportsoccurred:



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monche 12 months
Sere Jan.-Feb. Dec. 1978- Nov.-Dec. Ocr.-Nc.v. Average Average O ]978- Feb. 978-
Series 1979 Jan. 1979 1978 1978 rise decline Ot. 1978- Feb. 1978

S7-jL9 78 19?17-978 Feb. 1979 Fen. 1979
1<77-L978 1977-1978
(Percent) lPercent (Percent) I Percent' (Percent l (Percent) IPercent i (Percent)



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F.a.s. import value.. -i.8 38.0 -.[ I -.5 (NA) (AN) -' i so.4
C. i.f. import value.. -..,+ 8.0 TO.fO +I, 7 iNA (NA -'.1 .) 4


'See the "Explanation of Startistic" lor definitions of the export and import values and trade balances


FT 900 effective September 1979 statistics.










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 1978 to February 1979


(Ir. million of Doiilrs. See Exlianation of StatlStics for inforanatfo on coverage, definition of f.a.s. export value, and sources of error In
tne data. Linaajdtea Totals represent u3m of unrounded figure. and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Exports excluding DOD Exports including Grt-A
Grant-AidW DOD Grant-Aid


Period Domestic Dome tic Domestic
and and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
oreaogn' foreign, unaajusted foreign, unadjusted Total Europe countries
s.a:onalIy ur.sojulsted unoadjusted
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lIr.u rv-ue e' r,Der ........... .. .'*. I 1.3. .'..o 1.1 068 9 L.-3. ,59.9 1-1. 15-.. 8h5.3 .0.i. A4.9

janu -- r rL.ary 19 6''. 18.879 1 L8.551.9 L8.885.5 L8. 58.3 o. 1.. i4.7

nu r. .. .603J. 9 3 .o .. .21.- 9 36L .9 9.21 .6 2.a 0 5 2.1
Frbru- r; .it. i l- 4.1]3'.6 9,51. .5 9.3.1 i 3 9 1 3 2.7
q.rct, 11 1. 3 12 0)..2 11.830.r5. 13 O;... lL., 6 j.2 0 5 1..8
Dr,t 1 1.03 .- 12.06..2 11 5i-. ; 1 t069 IL 93 .6 i 4.8
Ma .. l 's6 'J 12..- 8.9 12.23. 1 12...- r 12.250 i3 Lt5. 1.0 14..
.urn 12 2.d..2 1_-,' '.1 12.'bi 7 L2..67.3 12,.2.1 LG.L 6.5 3.5

J.l. .. ... 11 tr, o 33C .0 10I 'o9.. 10.9.. 10. '80 L 10.0t, 7.. 3.2
A.c s .. ... .. l1 9j. 7 il, ii. II l..2L.. 11.621.8 11i. 9.3 -.g 6.5 1.4
spte.4e-r 2'.% 12 011.1 l:.' i- L2 71-L...- L2,05. 7 1.3 4z) 1.3
Ocr'o r .... .. ... .91.1 13 lii. 12.22 13 ,1 .. 12.926.- 3.6 1., 2.3
S.o ...ser ...... ... 1 -j I 13 0oo. -5 l lb t,r0 72.3 1l ."33.' 16.9 L, 3 2.6
Le.3.br .. 28 13 31 13.302.1 13. 9 i) 303.9 L.6 0. 1 1.7



J sln r3- FcCru- I ... ... .......... *r Ci -:.vi; '1 4.1

uar- r i 6 12. i8. i2. 3-9 l2.12i.3 12 352 5 3.2 1.0 2.2
t 'c.r air" l '. !.. 4 1., -'- !, I-. ''- I:. !: 1 .', ':'6 ;. '" 1..9
-r., r n .. .





S.. .... ..


Jc r b r ...... ..
N rc T rr .
L- cT.tbr.

1 I.- i rin i. n= rall .r. ua .r Cf .iFasur,-nr :he."n.

1Repre .c',rs cn5 .> plrt -hlpr-enrt- tro r. En- rn era :rxre a-na .Ji er- Irr-., i000 MILt ry' .- a nce Propgra r-rnt-Al, -nsripernt iTgures under this
pr.:eri.s~ I i .o.-' Tr ilr- r- u ar.t-riI ro:r ?Q.or r o jr.: e ne Lr tr,,u .rate.e bna ranIfer.. from 3DO osver ,a-e ato'-K from Aport hiprents.
'a' E' rt -il .lr I i. *.her,a isL1i ;Iu.. a, La in rans:e. i r'...b. p-irr *f oric ri (cI xista for -Ihip-mnta reported Dy Tie DOD for a
t rn -r ir. i rr. r.clu-ic in Bur 1u >I o -rinus repari i the 4.E: ,n.3 acr ih tnser? r t rishe oorsth reported b6 TM'.
Tru- e .,on;l. II .l-_1 -l o -r.| -:l'h .n n T, th,; c.Iumrn ..r a0 rI;'a bh madin_ rh .:ea.:onar lLy aOd.Jrea crla- odity conpornent. a-rCn .r0 table .. S.e-
toot rre(- 1[ ,a rn: rDutto J, pg.e
'Ann L [..'t i-.s -r. not h.-r, I ar -.aor. aiiy .ut-:r a, 0a.1 i.r.adli-rrfl lari ir.ui be used it ar ir.u1l Tocal










Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1978 to February 1979

(In millions of dollars. See Explamation of Statistics for Information on coverage, date of Importation. deflaitions of f.a.s. and c.l.f. Import
values, and sources of error in the data. Unadjusted totll? represent sum of unrounaed figures and hence may vary sitghtly from sum of rounded
amount s)


F.a.5. value C.I.I. value


Period General imports Import& General imports imports
for for
Seasonal I y con.umpt Ion. Seasonal 1 y Unadjusted onsu.pton,
aa ju te t na unajute ad ju te ted unadjusted





January-Deceir-ber ......................... L. .,.'.. .. L L. 3 i1 i 1 i 'A r.

January-February. .. ...... ... .. '.3 2. ,', 1 ... *.' l ." '

January............. ... ........ ... .... 3. "2 I' "1 1 .,1. 1 1j. f 1 l. 1. 13 3 '
February ............................... -.' 3 n. ii l '.. i' 1. j 3 I. 180 2
March ................. .. ...... ..* .. II ,., I 1 .., .. ] I 15. 12.74
April...................... .. ........ ... .. ; I I. 1 l ai --. u .' i' 1 .'.

Junely....... ......... ............... .... I .. l-. .. a I I.. '' .c 15 8' 6.3

July ................................... I 3. I. .13 i i. c" i )I. I '1 L5 56.3


September ...................... ... ...... Lt I. -it L. 1 -- L' L .' L -.'0.0
October.................................. 3l It iISI I''i "s '-I 3 I. ).. -
November ................................. .-. J. '' : It c ,1 1 -.'.0
December................................. .. ". 1 l. r L- I. ." r t '2 .1 lI 1 A.2 I

1979

January- F=br-- ry ... 7

January....... ... ................ ..... 2 Jr i 1 l A-t, l' r: i '., Iq L" :,- 3
February ................................. '
March ............. ................ .
April .................. .. ........

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

July ........................... .........
Augus t.................... .... ..... ...
September ................ ...........
OcLober ...............................
Nove. ber.................................
Dece- ber ..................... ........ .......

fi The seeal n x!ly 13.u i l c., a' =rD-.n r, rr. 1u r r .-r > D oy i i rrc :, nu ll. .j.1 ir. ", rr.r n r. o- l e- b. .rij 6. .&e
footnote L at bott",m o1 sj.we
2Annual totals are rr.t hs .. I -r a .-in s i ,ha | [ lu-E .. i, ur.., ri .1 r al i r : ii







8


Table 4. U.S. Exports (F.a.s. Value) of Domestic Merchandise, Schedule E Sections, Excluding

Department of Defense Military Grant-Aid Shipments and Foreign Merchandise (Reexports),

Seasonally and Unadjusted by Month: January 1978 to February 1979

(In mi,11ons r .1 ol1rs. ee ifplanaticr. of Statitlic- for info --tron on rover'ae def11fn-lon of f.a.s. export value, and sources of error in the
data. Lumaolu:ed bclo, repr-ent ntu.T ri. .r.r.unded fiagre. adn here *asy oar'.y s lhtl from sur. of rounded aroun ts t

cbhedule E -ectlio,. J


P2 3 6 92 Foreign1'
I re port 3)
3easonaii) adjusted



J.r..ar -i..nruar. .. ..... .- 0.2 311.. i.092 -, .2* 1 [913. 1.805.0 1,805.- F 2.9.1 1.-66.9 o668.3 321.1
Janu.r . I 120.- 1i- .- 1 69.ub 2.8 9 e 0 893.5 895.1 ,.''93. I 72...0 .-2.3 150.3
r'or.. .. .. .. I 3 .8 1 ".0 t.61. 3.3 181.0 97 2 9LL.5 410.3 7.15l ." ;-2.9 236.0 176.8
rch. .. .. -31.3 Il.) t. 1 .9 23003. 1 l. 4-..2 9"0.9 -.656.. i77.9 389.9 243.
p l . 1.-78. 1 .8 1.260., 2 "i. L .S 962.6 401.7 8"3 ; 826.2 509.1 210.1
M y.. .. .. .69'..8 lb ..b 1.316.- 318.- 119.3 97" .8 1.023.6 .., 79.9 855.6 309.0 2,.&.b
S 1.79-.i 169. 387.2 3A5.8 132.1 1,027.. I.13O o.5 ..907.8 819.2 392.. 215.6
ulI. .. .... ........... .59. .8 199 ] i. i-.. 32: .b 130. .063.4 1.003.6 o,8 l3.2 808.2 31.9.2 164 .6
lun:-8 ... .. .. 32 8 ?20.n I 261.2 3, 120.9 1138.9 I.070. .,992.2 892. 329.9 192.5
u.epIe.ber.. .. .. 1.o. l 8.3 I6.1 I .007. 336.' 15b.3] I.!3". 1. Lo0 3 5.2t.9.0 918.7 702.5 208.7
LOctoO r .. ... I ,65 220 8 .50 1 3)0. 113.0 1. -8 1 1.106.4 5.-25.1 9Qt.5 o23.9 231.0
Noeb.ber ..13 .. 2'0 1.10. 7 -06.0 121.'.1 1.228. 1. 1-8.1 5,60 ..6 931.6 625.3 218.9
I p,-'.cer .. .. ... I 68 >'.8 1 -.99.. .00. 3 1. 'J 1i. 103.9 1. 186.6 5,61. 9-0.- .07.2 228.9

19 I|

Junu iar -Ferbruar .. .. .. ... .. 3.. .'. -.., I : '1 1 ..' 7.-l 1 iC 9.' r. I ;23 6 1 .22 6 '32 6
Jnu.ary .. ..9.. L 9 1) l 38 r .533.5 3.8 i.5.8 L.3i ..5 1. 19 .9 -,.311 6 935 9 A8..0 208.8
February .... .. ............ ... .. 1. I 19p '. '9 i ..-..o 98' 5 '.lo 2 13 8
M .-n. ... ... ... ......
MAr. n.. ............
- Y .. .... ..


Spt t -r .... ..

t.'vpFo. r .. ....
Lie e .rae r .. .. .. .

ur-ad julte

19 ?b

J.O ,r L-*ec.en. r .. ..... 18.333.2 1. .'5 8 3. 6 3 1.521.3 2.6t6l.3 1: -.6 59.2 7.9 L0. 1'? I ,nnb.8 2,505.7
i.ru r.-Februiry.... .... 2 -'...2 V6.0 2 11l.2 130.1] 1 3.2 I '13.3 l.o'8.3 9 .1 1.354.8 bod8.3 327.1
j...u r .. )2. 7 t38.G C L.0.9.8 188.9 9 .0 830. 1 629.8 3.8il.1 665.4 .32.3 L50.3
f cruiry .. .. L t8 u .',t03.' .L 97.7 883.2 8,8.- 3.939.6 689. 23.-0 116.8
Marcr. ... .... L. .7 213.. 1.33 1o5 2 1-1 ., 1.03 1 I .067.6 5, .0.1 818 2 389.9 2.3.7
;Dril n -...3 1,388 t. ,'-.5 l'. .. 9 1L.3 988 3,09j.L 856.3 509. 1 210.1
iM .. .1. L bB6 21 L ]. 6 6,.6n. 13r,.. 119.3 1,018.' 1. 100.-. ,.i:u.6 908.6 309.0 244.6
J,r- ...... .. .7...... 3 7 .1 .1 1 .3: 9 .1 132.1 I.0 ).- i .' '1 856 9 392.. 215.6
ji.v .. .. .. .. i -. r l Icl.r *92.1 121 10.7' .0 ".2 939. ... "- 9 717.3 3"9.2 16-.6
,I..- .[ L.'l .I 1 1 ,J6i.- i3,i.. 12.L 9 1.1-9.1 I.')2. '' 9 92 F B..8 179.9 L92.5
Sept u.c.r .h.. I'o. I,111 9 l.a n 5[0 3 1 19'.9 1. 32 M 5,1-1.3 891.1 '1 2.1 208.7
O..t.er .. .. .. L 'P 251.3 I .0 .22 113.9 l 0U .0 1 L20 8 i,58... 953.1 3253. 231.0
,er.p1r L 13.1' '6L 1 1 n d.. ..'..9 121.') 1 L '-.- I 15,3-. ,.-97 3 92..1 6283.3 238.9
lof ,..ner .. t 4 2 ." 1., '. -I 9 1-7.0 1 1 ; 0 1.1886.Lo 's. 921.6 -1].7 228.9



i.ciuii .ry-F bru rC. ... r *.r.3 : :[" 1 rs n1.= 6 u l ..32
".- 1 313.3 11 I ?5u.. j3 .2 11..o l 73 .6 .121 1 ,.... 813.2 58..U 208.8





i'ul
Au. c r ..



rl' L ...
* ,, r .





i tI Fi. .. i 9 b ..o.Fr.i.I
rrw -' r .. .




1-. E m lr n rI Al..' r 0 .... 1 mf1
I .. .. .. .:..1 '= F.'ra re'te .aroi,:r.. ,, ..F i.
I r l: ;no ...."j P aEr-ufJ, -turr. -.w ] l rla=_s le.d .:P- fij b, -ateril-

) ri rA r Il l I J rr i. rrr a 1 i'l t+ ] ,ar ral e. MI -,:elraP-?n-= mnll( c facl reni articl,:= N i.P F



3 ] 7 v r 3 .i r l ir .p i r rh .. I r. Irr | = i i l i r | 3 r ii l








9

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

Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month: January 1978 to February 1979

(In ml1ons of dollars. See Fxplanation of Statistics for Information on coverage. date of Importalton. deflnltIonor f.a.s. Import value, and
sources of error In the data. Unadjusted totals represent aum or unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from aun of rounded aountal)


Schedule A sections '
Period
0 1 J a 3 6 I B 9'


Seasonally adjusted


1978

J.nuary-Febrmary. .... 2.fl) 3 3'8." 1 ..2. 62.. 7, i 1' ... -8 D8..'-.. 581 1

January.. ....... .. 1 n.9 -3 i I i .2 .2 29.3 lu' 2 3 12 I I 35 s 32Ad
February .... ... ....... I t11.. t- ar. 1 '02 J .. '-Ou .83 i.92.t 1 -3l : t -J
Marc .. .. .. I 25' L .. "*' 8 ..31.2 >.. 3 2 l. 3 ,4s5 I ..o 109 2
April .. .. .. ..lt.I :2. .'.> 13).> '." 2 -it.. I i ,n I 9i I 33- 8
May ....... ... .-3.- 1 8 Oi23 1 3. 1 31.. '.j ;.3 0.6 9S3 .,' I 3lt.')
June.... . -. I l I 61 3 .'1., -r. .,- 2 "., I 3 '.3. lI 0.0. 33 .-2
July..... . .12 16', '-..2 3 :,' 1, .4.. ; ,.i .38. l ., 1.1 -, 2-.., 32' 0
August........... .... ... 92-.0' 19'. '9' 3 ." I .. u aM... 2 22. 3I 78 & I i..9 323.o
September... .......... .... L.I'.8.. 180. I l .i 1'3 3 3' 3 .2 j' -..- 2 .. I 9;." i ;:17. ]0...2
October .... .... ..... .... 1. I 2 ; 622 2 3 9.l I 0.' 5 on 30. i 210 1 i su 383.3
November...... ........ 168.7 23" : 6.. 3 '3} 2 A, '1 -"*..? 2 30-..3 179.8 'l 32I..,


19 9

January-februar ..... ." *:' : I .* I ': : 3

January .. .. L 2 3 : 3 L'.- 2 51 1. '.- 6 u.8 I 3n... 10)..1
Febrij ry. .. .. .. l -.. I. .- n 3
March.. .. .
April .
M y .. .. ...
June .. .....
July .. .. ... ...
Augu [ ... .... ... ....
Sept ember .. .
October. .........
November .... .. ... ..
Decemlber... ... ...




19;6

Jan.uary-Deceme ber .. 3 2 333.' ..lj. ; I .'-..' ,' 23'.3 .1 .t. I 3 98 .L

Janu ry-February..... ...... 236.3 3 ."W l.2 :, .L ., 0 r 2 .21 9. 82.'

Janu r .. ..... ... ..... I o. 13 .. 03 2 5.. -1. I 8-2.. 1 3)-.' 22' 328 3 ,
February ............ ... ... .11 4 12 .' a t. 3 .z 3- .7 2. 1I .. 3 i 2 II 2 .' 2,3.
March ....... ........ 237. 3 '8. 3 -31.2 6-.- -.. 2.33-.. '' I. l1.I 3o0 2
April .. .... Ia 201.: '1 .. 3 .13 -2 ; 2.3 3.0' C6 .. .i 313-.8
May. ....... ... .. 3... 1 9. .1 3 3' 63. 2 3>.. "'2' .- .".a.' 31n.0
.unt. .. ... '2. 212.7 *' 6 .'3. 3 ..IL 1 32-) l. :. 33i.- 2
July I 2.. L 1- '86.0 3. 13 80 5 -8.j -. 108 2 1 2. 3. )
August ... .. .. 92... '1 61'.-. 3. I 1_.9 2 `16 3 '8., I. 'io.i 323.
Septe.l.ber .. .. '- 1-.2 3 3 .o6 .'. .. 3 832 '21 '2 30...
October.. .. 1 .2 l 3 .- 51 .. i3.- -.3 29-.. 62 I 383.3
N oemoer .... ... ... .. ... 1 3.. 12-. 2.3 .- 238.3 i. 4. 3121.4
I,-Lember. . I i. l 2' .. 'Jr J '. 3 3 .u 3k .. 3'. 3. 8. ..'J. 36 .4

19.9

January- February ... I n h .I l i I-

January ...... .. ... 1 28.3 21- 8 312. 22 ) 84 i32.2 2 l 8 l. 1.61. 309..

Februer .. ... .. ...
April.... .. ....
May... .. .. .
June... ..... .. .
July .... .. ... .
August ......
Septe-ber.. .
October .
December. ..
December.

LSched.ul A Lect-on aeP1rIptr3 i.s rc : I') l3L'-
0. rooa a.-nd tw arm,.l- .. 'remic.ui .rra r l.Ir.:-o prc..uct- N S.P i.
1 Bevrra.es and tc.oaceo a Ma-.,lc aura rn o,1 lalfs.Iflcd cnl fiV Dn r.matcrial
2. Crure material inenable, except l iel. '. l..Lr. r.er, .'r.o rran-'D.rr equip.Tenr
3. ManeraL fueis. uonr,carts. and rllIt.E r.aterial MJt..ellan.ou mi ..nufact.red articl- rt ; P.F.
o. Otlt and iats--antnal an,1 iegelable 9. Cor,.umletal a.r.. rrar,-atio.-i not clc Iled el-ethert
'Adjusted for easona. l ana oork-tr.-naa .-ar. 'je n u-cn.. .EaEaro l o I ju.wr, .en' lar.-T rs r.rucnc- r. J-rLu.ar 13h74. 4au-..rerl fac,'rs rat. ntc bcn
applied tu data tor 5cnedul, A section 0. 3. -. r.a d.e t th atb.:r.ce If -ar'ntI,(l-le aeT,,nstr ible sa .-.il taItLrr.'. The monthlyy y iei.',l 1
adilaseo import todls if a.. ind c z.f I praeenc-a in tabicl; I ana 3 arc J-riIed D. .3--.,f Ine c amrpor.enr.t 1.at1al. p.-rt .r, rra anle. e ee c...crote
1 at me bortf.ai page Annual to'ali a-r .i 'nar- for -.i'raliv adlu'TnI] Jdl Ln.dju'Lt3d.d b'h.u' '-1.. used 1r .rcnu. t 1r.31.








10

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

Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month: January 1978 to February 1979

tin millions oa dollars See Explanation of Statitiscs for Informatior on coverage. dale of Importation definition of c l.f. Import %aalue, and
sources rf errnr nr. the datl. Insadjusted totals represent si o0 unroanded figures and hence mal vary slignhly from sam of roaundeo amountal)

Schedule A sections'

Period
SI 2 3' .' 5 6 1 8 9'


Seasonally oanjastea


1978

January-February.............. 2,3 ., j. ) I 61 b Q. J ,9-3 1 ? 7.flIJ I 3,0 ..' 1 591 5

Ja: uarv .... 1.19.- a 31 ".c.2J. 5 .32.-. ._2b. 5 J3 lJi 9 1,.h. 9 333.5
Itbrui,0 ..... J1..1 1 J ? 8.0 ` J,3 l n 50 1 2:9 9I 2.'8.2 -.lto 2 1 ,92 8 258.0
March...... ................ 3 l. 833 'b 9 .9 1 3 1 ,.29 3,930 o 1,N ta 374 t
April....................... 1 .- 231 0 80'" 1 .;' ? 7 5 "J ,'qq99 ,203 j I ,?2 9 3i0.5
May....... .. .. ..... ........ .2 I h J6, s.r 2 b. 1 i ,t 1 ..bb 9 -,.' L 1,i 52 0 320 9
June ... .......... .... .. .. 1.1e' 1 d l. 0 :* 2.0 '0 -,13j.. 1, 2 5 3-.0.2
July.... ... .. ..... ..... .. .... 3.' 211 I ll j. -,i1 5 2 J Dl' S -. .J3 8 8 I. i.b J 332 6
August........................ *"i i -I B 5 3 j90" 3 -5' 13 2 ?,397 ao .,0o.7 1,733.9 329.0
September................. ... 1 1,J. L "' 6b5 -'J J. il3 2 b 62- 2,..]..; ...5 1 1.8 j3 309 7
October .............. ........ 1,2.0 a 2. 3 I .'C I 1 2.50 2 -,2-1. I 98.1 358.7
November ...... ................ n1 0j. 214 1 u 3,' 5 a 1.21.! ,.'0 -..02 8 1,68. 1 327 6
December................. .. I JI. .i1 L 6.i r. -,0.-J & 3-.9 .91. ,290 9 50) I.; i 390.1

1979

January-February.... ..... 2, ':- I ".,_,, i, I I ..*:. [ u." "- 6 1..d 6133 9

January.................... 3.9 .vr e.. v .*j3J 5-1 V .32r ..,lt n .9l 6 2. 31...9
February................. .. 1,3 -. .; -1 L s "- c. 2 I %. 189 0
March....... .....
April ........... ......
May ... ....... .. ....
June..... .....
July .. .... ...... .....
August... ........ ....
September..................
October.... ....
November...... .. ..
December.....
December........................



1978

January-December........... 14,510 .--* '' Ii i 1.t I. 9. 2r ..21 u ..'l 9 4.,04.5.3

January-February......... 2,3"' 3.* 1 .-i .JJt. i : .. ..*. "A .0. 1O91 b

January ................. .. 1 i JC ..: J 31 3 3-- i .IIl ., ,- Ji 33j
February............... ..... l,l J.i 'e 0 .2 I ii 2 0.1 .tu r ?2.3, 5. 3j. 3 1I .,a Q 258.0
March.............. 1,3-0 I i iJ 8.' a.c -.9 3 o3 I :.'' I -.50; l' b J?7,
April. .......... ,2.-o n '..- 1.I1 ..1 2 -.3 li 2., 3.3 3u0.5
May........... ........... .. 1,23 3.- -, 3 ..u'. I 20.9
June ........ ......... 1,1. l ... r.l] h ..- I -,)- ,771.' 8 340.!
July ..................... 1,23 43 tu 2 3, 1 3 J 0 2.'19- ..3 I,91 332 b
August........ .... .... ...... 9'1 0 in. 9n : 3 j 1 .-I 2 l J,38 '' > t.ab. 8 329.0
September..................... l,lib I 89. 3, 1 ..ji d.,0';6 .h6L j09
October....................... 1,2-0 P .' 81 3J J 3.1 : -', 2.0.1 ....it 1 I.9l. 388 7
November...................... 1,25 C' :;2i 4"$ 3,' : >9 9 2,5 5I 4,-- 1l.l. 0 327.6
December ................... 1,3' 2.. l- ',. ,, 3- 6 b -. .i .-, 3 0 iOb 6 390.1

1979

January-February....... ... ... 2,5 i. :" I I -. '*' I :.*.- :* f t,13 2.

January. ... .. .. ......... ... ., :., I i. 1 5 31. 9
February .. ........... ........ "I. ''. r." I I --i ;'8 0
March ............ ..
April .. ..........
May... ..... ..... .. ..
June... ..... ......
July .........
August .. .. ..
September ..... .....
October ............ .
November... .. ..
December................

'Schedule A section descriptions ar. i *.--
0. Food and live animals 1 ..r fa Afd1 .... ..j I, .i i :t i
1. Beverages and tobacco It..n..Io. t.jr ,1l..),si .-, Jl 1 h f I5 .\ I ters lai
2. Crude materials, inedible, c .- It ru 1. '..r.. r, .r r, q .n-y.. rl ,,'l,,..-.
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, v'r i.-.. r. r. I t x ,.... ,,rr.. .tEurt .1 ..r i t P f
4. Oils and fats--animal .i.i *,..*, ir.I r? .Js-,.,r | = .r. L2r21 c' or r. ;.sot t..a' 2 I f a -..1 ;I. '.L re
2Adjusted for seasonal and ..ril...-ia$ ,nsrLLt.,r, 4. i.5, 1. ,.. -.. r.t i. E.r= at r 4t,..i a 1r. 1r.u.rs 19'' idiu.-tt-nt fac cr havo rns t bel
applied to data for Schedule A section ,. .... *.2 ,. tr... i .n=.. I ..i..r. 11ribl. -.-,. ri.. i c.ttcrrn Tr.. r..cr nt -.. r, n aIJu-stea .Sport
totals (f.a.s. and c.i.f.) presented i. r1l,l.- I .ra 3 -. 1u>,r 3 51 aa2,, r n 1:.r.<.*r.. rt retid t i pr ..**.t.J in rJii tI 'r I-:.. fo-tr-.ot e I at the
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GENERAL IMPORTS OF PETROLEUM AND SELECTED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS INTO
THE U.S. CUSTOMS AREA AND U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, UNADJUSTED

Monthly and cumulative-l&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 1978 through the current month are presented in the tables that follow. Tables
1-A and I 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 1979 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-B which
follow reflect all changes in classifications. effective January 1979.


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


Energy products


Nonenergy products


Schedule A No.

Crude petroleum and deriv-
atives to be refined
333.0020
333.0040
334.5440

Crude petroleum
333.0020
333.0040

Gasoline
334.1500


TSUSA No.



475.0510
475.1010
475.6510


475.0510
475.1010


475.2520, 475.2560


Schedule A No.

Lubricating oils
334.5410 pt.

Lubricating greases
334.5410 pt.

Paraffin and other mineral
waxes
335.1225 pt.
335.1245


TSUSA No.


475.4500


475.5500, 475.6000




494.2200
494.2400


Jet fuel
334.1205

Kerosene
334.2000


Distillate fuel oil
334.3021

334.3045

Residual fuel oil
334.4050
334.4060

Propane and butane gas
341.0025

Liquid derivatives of
petroleum, n.e.s.
334.5430 pt.


{475.2530
475.2550

475.3000


475.0525
475.0545
475.1015
475.1025

475.0535
475.1035


Naphthas
334.5420

Asphalt
335.4500


475.1525, 475.1535,
-75.1545


475.6530


All other petroleum products
(pitch of tar coke, non-
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tures, and calcined petro-
leum and coal coke not for
fuel)
335.3000 pt.
334.5430 pt.
598.5020 pt.


FT 900 Effective with February 1978 statistics


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