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Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade
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SUMMARY OF U.S. E PIQT AND

IMPORT MERCHANIfo 0,ADE

APRIL 1974 kI..* W


% JUN 194;S|


FT 900-74-4


May 24, 1974
10:00 A.M.


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department
of Commerce, announced today that dur-
ing April 1974, seasonally adjusted
exports excluding Department of Defense
(DOD) Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments, amounted to
$8,234.0 million I/ / and that season-
ally adjusted general imports for April
amounted to 68,141.2 million.V/ V Com-
parable seasonally adjusted totals for
March were $7,673.9 million for exports
and 67,845.2 million for imports.

The Bureau, part of the Department's
Social and Economic Statiatics Adminis-
tration (SESA), noted that based on the
above seasonally adjusted figures, a
merchandise trade surplus of $92.8
million was recorded for April. For
the first 4 months of 1974, the mer-
chandise trade surplus was $778.4
million, as compared with a deficit
of $666.7 million for the first 4
months of 1973. These figures are
based on seasonally adjusted data.

Seasonally adjusted imports on a
c.i.f. (coat, insurance, and freight)
value basis for Ai taunted to
68,722.2 million.Y v / The mer-
chandise trade balance computed by sub-
stituting the c.i.f. import value for
the regular (Customs) import value and
using the same export value, which is
on a f.a.s. (free alongside ship) U.S.
port-of-exportation basis, would amognt,
to a deficit of 6688.2 million.1/ 2' 2/

The export and import seasonally ad-
justed totals for April are the highest
on record, each having exceeded the
previous highs established in March 1974.
April exports (f.a.s. value basis) were
6560.1 million higher than March exports,
while April imports were $296.0 million
higher than March imports.

During the first 4 months of 1974
(January-April), seasonally adjusted


exports were at an annual rate of
$91,873 million, or about 30 percent
higher than the calendar year 1973
total of $70,798 million. Seasonally
adjusted imports (Customs value basis)
for the period were at an annual rate
of $89,538 million, also anout 30
percent higher than the calendar year
1973 total (869,121 million. During
the 4 month period, January-April 1974,
seasonally adjusted exports averaged
;7,656.1 million per month, a level
about 14 percent above the 66,705.5
million average reported for the pre-
ceding 4 month period, September-
December 1973. Imports averaged
7,461.5 million for the current 4-
month period,about 23 percent higher
than the $6,075.3 million for the
previous 4 months, September-Zecember
1973.

Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted
export and import totals for selected
Schedule A and B commodity sections and
divisions are shown in table 4, "U.S.
Exports of Domestic Herchandise--
Schedule B Sections and Selected Divi-
sions (f.a.a. value basis)"; table 5A,
"U.S. General Imports--Schedule A Sec-
tions (Customs value basis)"; and toole
58, "U.S. General Imports--Schedule A
Sections (c.i.f. value basis)." Com-
modity components for exports exclude
foreign merchandise, out include data
on DOD Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments.
Exports unadjusted for seasonal change
and excluding Military Assistance Pro-
gram Grant-Aid shipments decreased from
,519.6 million ir March to $8,381.4
million in April. With Military Assist-
ance Program Grant-Aid shipments included,
April exports were valued at $8,418.0
million as compared to 88,547.3 million
in March. Unadjusted general imports
amounted to 67,823.2 million in March and
$8,370.8 million In April.


'Adllld fat aesonal and cnmarg-dv aiarwion. out not 01 p cen aw Faror ued to adjust 7973and 1914 data shown thi ru rMeon rent
narI sinunernr tar daoend fram monthly dra mrough 1973 and ,troaduced in .ernary f9t combined wrh aA oruop.are hilnrg-Ca
'malcMn of daa u l etra t nt 4n pe' at dar .rable to *.rwy ,ndevrlyan trends Imtonh-ra-mm nth an e. o nn an ,tom and
A*merw lofen wiflct rnesai .egrla monoemn.o dfteoncat a moanrt cat yoaer, etc. Recent nm tor4nrf percent c as in e o
almlffV adj used empart and import mase a pea tred i te- fotowtng table m th vorags parent mnnth' rnhtwnrh .sw and ac-ins ona long,
owSM aFol for company ~ran. mh amscag rse an wdarln fl~en r etu percetiag changes fr 111 the teno~ Dccrme, 1968 Marcn 1969 and
J.ArDA stll 971 ssOeMe of atnomnarrsto m d ser t t e rm ffec of doc s ank e and lt peooda iwen nrsggiS a Munge ara rrSonran m s d
kIwm 1o awiramFe a aonao.
ontl-to-nonth Average monthly rate. of change

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rtes Hr.-Apr. Feb.-M. Ja.-Feb. Dec. 1973 AIer Arage F4 a 12 mo nha
1974 Lg74 197a4 i. l74 1968-1973 19 0-197 Apr. 1974 Apr. 1974
(P.rent) (PIreaI (Parcent (P. rcnt tic(Perenl I fPrcenlt (Prcment) IPercnr I

Iports........ +7.J .0.9 .7.0 .2.3 .3.0 a .9 *.9 L.L 3.5
imprt......... 43.B 4.1 .14.3 6.1 -3.7 -2.7 7.6 *].7
a Ie mphumd M.ease~man of tM r t a of Wllse aot a t p od i r mne and 6 bhtas
Ila on*manlol Sho IIM aod abe ma to dhe aChl. FanoIg Trad DOkalon. Bueau aof a
10. OA-E VilshinUon. D.C. 2023. Tm AeM Cold 30. 7 GS14L
US. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Socialndl Economy Stalmnic Ag.nnnuion BuREAu OF rTt CEtSUS
\e Od a by It PflubI.,am Dnofitson Seccn. Soasl and Ecoarnoc StlIes Aeinmonmmono. Wiingion a C.
2S0 1r 10 matn pO cafIS Aanual ashnnoolsn in 9000. 975. 8. nd 916 cbnenl 100 a


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*** EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS

_.'


mI port Statistio6 "


General ImportVsl ports fq !~.simumption

The official U.S.' trort statistics are compiled by the
Bureau of rte Census frdrnmopies qf'lthlimort entry and
warehouse withdrawal. rafns-iysfic'UMpoqrters are required
by law to file with Cuslois bici.als."The statistics are
presented in terms of both "Generallmports" 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
Import Valuation'

Customs Import Value
The value of imports as appraised by the U.S. Customs
Service m accordance with the legal requirements of
Sections 402 and 402a of the Tanff Act of 1930. as
amended, is referred to as the Customs value. It may be
based on the foreign market value, export value, con-
structed value, Amencan selling pnce, etc. It generally
represents a value in the foreign country, and therefore
excludes U S. import duties, freight, insurance, and other
charges incurred in bringing the merchandise to the United
States This valuation is primarily used for collection of
import duties and frequently does not reflect the actual
transaction value.

CIF Import Value
The c i f. 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 Monthly Carryover

It is the objective of the compiling procedures to include
shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics for the
actual month of importation. However, for purposes of the
statistics the month of importation is based on the date of
the import entry or warehouse withdrawal document. This
may not in all cases correspond 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.,

Values have not been adjusted ior changes in pnce level


FT 900 Effective January 1974


late receipt of a document for an end-of-month shipment,
rejection of a shipment by the computer because the data fail
to meet certain edit criteria established to protect the
accuracy of the statistics, etc.), there is an overall average
carryover of about 7 percent (in terms of value) of the
shipments from the reported month of importation (based
on the date of the import entry or warehouse withdrawal
document) to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding
month. In addition, as a result of the aforementioned
Customs "immediate-delivery" procedures, there is a further
carryover of presently unknown magnitude 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.
Export Statistics
Exports of Domestic/Foreign Merchandise
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 Mil-
itary Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments which are
reported directly to the Bureau of the Census by the
Department of Defense. The statistics are reported as
exports of domestic or 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 foreign
merchandise include 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.
Export Valuation'
FAS 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 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

Values have not been adjusted for changes in price level.










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 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 5 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.

Merchandise Trade Balances

Two trade balances are presented in this report:

I) The balance between exports based on f.a.s. values
and imports based on Customs values.
2) 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 is comparable to the U.S. trade balances published
in the past, and permits comparisons with earlier data. 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.

Neither of these balances corresponds to a measurement of
the international payments or credit flows resulting from
trade between the U.S. and foreign countries. In the first
balance, exports are valued f.a.s. and reflect transactions
prices, while imports are valued according to Customs legal
requirements. In the second balance, imports include freight
and insurance charges, even those paid to U.S. firms, while
exports which are valued f.a.s. exclude freight and insurance
charges even if they are earned by U.S. firms. Furthermore,
imports from affiliated foreign sellers are revalued to
arms-length prices, while no such adjustments are made for
exports.

Effective with the statistics for January 1975, the balance
using import data based on Customs valuation will be


replaced by one calculated on a consistent basis with both
exports and imports based on fa s. transactions values. At
that time comparable data for 1974 will be available.


Revisions to the Statistics

Revisions are carried into the statistics on a periodic
basis. Data for 1973 and 1974 appeanng in the 1974
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows-

1974 Statistics

a. January through November 1974 issues figures are as
originally issued, except as noted below.
b. December 1974 issue. figures reflect revisions for
prior months of the year issued with December 1974
statistics or earlier, as noted below.

1973 Statistics

a. January through May 1974 issues. figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1973 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 1974 issues: figures reflect
revisions to 1973 data issued with June 1974 sta-
tistics or earlier.

In addition to the revisions which are made on a periodic
basis, instances may occur where a significant error in the
statistics for a month of the current year 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 information regarding foreign trade statistics
coverage, valuation, etc.. is contained primarily in the
following publications: Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S.
Export and Import Trade; FT 135. U.S. Imports. General
and Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country, FT
410, U.S Exports, Schedule B Commodity by 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 Bureau of
the Census, Washington, D C. 20233.


FT 900 Effective January 1974














Table 1. U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal
and Working-Day Variation, by Month

Part A Exports (f.a.s. Value Basis) and General Imports (Customs Value Basis): January 1973 to April 1974

(In million of dollars See Eplanation of Statistics ior mformaton an cuverae and deruuiona of export ana import values and rade balances All data shown for 1973 and 1974
refle seasonal adjustment factors inmrduced in January 1974)

Period ad January- Janury February Earch April May June July August SPtem- October Nov"e- Dlces-
serles April bI bar bar


1973

Exports'............. 20,825.4 4,954.8 5,070.5 5,308.5 5,491.6 5,557.3 5,725.6 5,859.9 6,044.3 6,413.7 6,584.0 6,870.6 6,953.5
Custaos import salue. 21,492.1 5,243.9 5,482.1 5,410.5 5,355.6 5,700.0 5,765.2 5,821.2 5,991.4 5,623.3 5,968.6 6,627.5 6,0B3.9
Merchandise trade
balance............. -66.7 -289.1 -411.6 -102.0 +136.0 -142.7 -39.6 +38.7 6+2.9 792.4 4615.4 4+43.1 4869.6

1974

Exports'.............. 3j0t,24.4. 7,111.0 7,605.5 7,b73.9 8,234.0
Customs aiport value. 29,84.-0 6,467.2 7,392.4 7,845.2 8,1JW.2
Merchandise trade
balance............. *"'T8.. +643.8 *013.1 -171.3 .;2.8

'Represenst exports of donestcl ar.a foreign merchandlae excluding Deparcment oF Defense Military Assaltance Prograa Grant-Aid shLpents.


Part B Exports (fa.s. Value Basis) and General Imports (c.i.. Value Basis): January 1974 to April 1974

(In mllons of dollars See Explnation of Satnsitcs for nformaon on roenage and defanions of expon and unport values and trade balances. All data shown for 1973 and 1974
reflect seasonal adjustment laclon introduced in January 1974)

Perlo and January- January February March April May June July August sebpe October e
series Apri ber r nor

1974

Exports'............. 30,62 ... 7,111.0 7,605.5 ?,6'). 8,23L.0
C.l.f. import value.. 31,9.b.9 6,945.6 7,902.5 8,3' .6 8,"22.2
Merchandise trade
balance............. -1,322.5 +165.4 -297.0 -702.7 -488.2

'Represents exports of domeetlc and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Delanse Military Asalstance Progranm Grant-Aid sblpmenta.














Table 2. U.S. Exports (fa.s. Value Basis) of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1973 to April 1974


(In millions of dollar. See Egplanation of Stalistlrs for Inrormatlon on coverage and a defintlion or ff.a.s.) export value. unadjuesed total.
represent sum of unrounded figures and henct may vary slightly tron sun of rounded amuntal

Export excluding DOD Exports Including DOD Grant-Ald"
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid

Period Domeatlc Domestic Domest i
and and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
oreagln, foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Tota Europe counirlea
seasonal ly
adjusted' unadjusted unadjusted

1973

January-December................ ...... r') 70,798.4 69,707.4 71,314.0 70,223.0 515.6 185.5 330.1

January-Aprll.............................. 20.82a 4 21,081 0 2r.,7423. 21,247.8 20,909 2 166 7 55.4 111.2


JsMuary.................................... 4,954.8 4,731.8 4,662.3 4,773.6 4,704.1 41.8 19.9 22.0
Februry................................... 5,070.5 4,866.2 4,796.6 4.902.9 4,833.3 36.6 9.1 27.5
March.............. .................... 5,308.5 5,922.2 5.826.9 5,975.1 5,879.8 52.9 15.5 37.4
April...................................... 5,491.6 5.560.8 5,456.8 5,596.1 5,492.1 35.3 10.9 24.4
May........................................ 5.557.3 6,020.6 5,924.8 6,061.8 5,965.8 41.0 12.1 28.9
June....................................... 5,725.6 5,857.9 5.754.4 5,896.4 5,792.9 38.5 14.8 23.8

July..................................... 5,859.9 5,326.1 5,244.4 5,392.2 5,310.5 66.1 39.0 27.1
August ..................................... 6044.3 5,787.4 5,684.1 5,819.3 5,716.0 31.9 7.9 24.0
Septeber................................... 6,413.7 5,959.0 5.879.9 6,015.6 5.936.5 56.6 18.7 37.9
OcLober..................................... 6.584.0 6,749.3 6,633.9 6,783.5 6,668.1 34.2 6.0 28.2
o ber.................... ................ 6,870.6 7,091.1 7,001.3 7,127.7 7,037.8 36.6 6.5 30.1
Daeceber.................................... 6,933.5 6,925.7 6,842.0 6,969.7 6.886.0 44.0 25.2 18.8

1974

January-Apr I .............................. 30,64..4 31,030.8 .30,t019.j 31, 7..O 30,7T7.t i.U8.1 47.1 101.C'

Janumllr.................................... 7111.0 6,831.6 6,750.4 6,673.6 6,792.5 42.1 14.7 27.3
Ielbruary................................. 7,605.5 7.298.2 7.206.9 7,340.1 7,248.7 41.9 16.3 25.6
March .................................. ... 5 73 19.6 6,406.2 8.547.3 8.433.8 27.7 9.7 18.
April....................................... i3.. 3.381. ,1.0 B,:Q2.4 jt.b 30.1
ua*i ......................................
Ju.....................................

Juliy.......... ............................
lAuputm... .................................
optaL.,e ...............................
October...................................
ob mb er................................
December............. ......................

Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors Introduced in January 1974. See footnote I on front page.
fl'praents only export shipments from the Urited States and dllfer Irom 00D Milltary Assastance Program Grant-Aid shipment figures under thla
program AB foLlaws: Ia) Transfers or the material procured outside the United States and transfers from DOD overseas stocks from export ahlpments.
(b) import value Is f.a.s., whereas DOD value, in most Instances, Is f.o.b., point of origin. fc) Data for shlpmentB reported by the DOD for a given
month are included n Bureau of the Census reports In the second month subsequent to the month reported by the DOD.
'Asual total la not shown for seasonally adjusted oats. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.














Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1973 to April 1974

In millions of dollars See Explanation of Slatlisca for formation on coverae and definiLmoni of Customs and c. f import values. Unadjusted totals preprsent sum of unfounded
figures and hence ma) vary sightly from sum of rounded amounts)

U.S. imports of merchandise

Customs value C.I.I. value

Period General imports Imports General Liports imports
for for
Seasonally nadju.td consuIpLloo Seasonall du ed consumptSon
adjuste l unadjusted adjusted unaduaeduted

1973

ranuary-December...................... k2) 69,121.2 68,656.0 () (1) (') '

January-April ........... .............. 21,314.0 21,171.9

Janu ry................. ............... 5.243.9 5,406.5 5,351.7
February... ................. .......... 5,482.1 4,958.0 4,942.5
MRrch................................... 5.410.5 5,600.9 5,588.9
April................................. 5,355.6 5,348.6 5,288.8
May.................................... 5.700.0 6,033.4 6,009.8
June................................... 5.765.2 5,900.7 5,846.4

July................................... 5,821.2 5,651.8 5,591.7
Auu t ..... .... ...................... 5,991.4 5,997.4 .,90a.8
September .............................. 5,621.3 5,286.3 5,280.7
October................................ 5,968.6 6,373.3 6,303.6
November............................... 6,6?7.5 6,787.2 6,781.6
December.............................. .,063.9 5,777.3 5,761.7

1974

January-April ....... .. .. .. 29, Lt..0 ,3 29,197.0 1j,96. 31, 6.1, 6. 31,262.0

January................................ 6,467.2 6,649.F 6,505.7 6,945.6 7,141.5 6,989.1
February............................... 7,392.4 6,692.3 6,686.4 7,902.5 7,154.1 7,143.5
March ............ ..................... 7,645.2 7,823.2 7,724.6 8.376.6 8,353.1 8,256.0
April.................................. 8,41.2 8,j 0.8 ,277.3 8,722.2 8,968.2 8,873.5
May ...................................
June ..................................

July. ..................................
August.................................
September.............................
October...............................
hose'mber ............... ..............
December...............................

'Adjusted for seasonal and oorklng-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors Introduced In Janjary 1974.
Annmasl total Is rot ahcbr, for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.
'C.i.f. deaa not collected prior to January 1974.














Table 4. U.S. Exports (La.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 1973 to April 1974

(In millions of dollars. See Eplan.tion of Statblics. for Irformtation or, coverage and a dellnltlrn or ff.a.s.J export %alue. Unadjusceo totals
represent sum oi unrounded figurs. and hence may vary aligntly from s u. of ruunden amounts)

Schedule B -ecl.jns .ur.j sePlcLct div Ilons.
Period
0 1 2 5 4 5 6 17 71 711 7 8 9

.'a-onally adj..ic, td
1973

January-Aprl. ........... .,971.9 35:' 6 ; .l 0 .1 .9 'In l .'.. 7 r.iI. ll .1 3,637.1 1 i5 .l .1,2 7.9 1 184 '565 6

January............ .. 672 8 76.8 6 ; q.4 1I6.7 '.14.0 404 494.E6 .009.4 r69S,.B 368.2 764.8 ?90.1 118.9
Fehbruary............... 703.3 Q6.4 666.1 1I7P. '44.8 3q9.7 176.B I.091.7 101.6 37 '6. 823.9 2986.6 '132.6
March.................... 785.6 87.5 756. I?6. i '61 0 420.4 414.6 ?,095.7 896.i 379.7 8E9.7 291.9 '145.1
April................... 810.2 91 2 f96.3 I19.8 43R.0 31i.4 d7 2,161.1 940.7 383.5 809.5 315.7 168.4
May................... 834.9 73.7 72".r 126.9 '54.4 434.5 546.4 ,1270.1 972.2 411.7 904.8 325.5 '146.7
June................ ... 941.6 80.1 677.1 17.1 3 "p 1 465 6 50.' .214.. 474.4 110.) 881.5 335.3 '171.1
Jul ........... ...... 978 81.9 .1 .9 148 0 '58.9 161.8 594.7 2.J9.. 1.045.5 422.3 819.7 328.3 '193.2
Auguat.................. 1,243.8 80.7 619.3 134.9 '59.6 501.5 10.7 :2.302.9 .U43.3 437.3 828.6 330.1 4126.8
Septeber.............. 1,233.0 61.81 674.8 112 :2 'I6. 531 1 693.68 ..494.6 1,095.7 448.7 957.6 340.4 '147.7
October... ... .... .. 1.185.2 RR.4 723. 160. '59.1 "43.L 6-6.0 2.71.8 1.115.7 463.2 957.3 365.3 '2f3.8
November................ 1,253 7 91.1 76. 153 a '61.1 .449 39.4 2 I4. 1.11.0 167.0 1,057 5 373.3 '178.6
December............... 1,259.0 77.3 81' .4 174 7 '77 F 56 8 730.9 2.85 6 1.12F.2 162.7 1,048.7 365.1 '150.2

1974

J anuary-Aprl. .. ........ ., 5.4. .'-. -, .' .... -, .' '".. i .,.: ...' .. 2,l l. 1 ...2 .1 1,'8, .. 'i .

January............... 1,180.4 113. "919. 16 b .7 '7j.7 67 0 789 4 2, 84.6 1,171.. 518.9 917 3 390.0 '184.1
February................. 1.211.3 112.7 96.6 215.4 '96 5 6=.9 8'8. ?.871.8 1,180.; 523.5 1.135.2 405.2 174.2
March................. 1,2313.R : 4 1 l. 17. I 'r, p 1 1 n2. l l lna9j.U 43J.J '197.6
April.......... ..... .. 1,54.' 115.. 1,.02 .': 1. 212 1* ...- 'I. 1''.e 3,." .1 '-,:1...' 67. 1.1.'I .t ,.1.8 '20'.9
Iay....................
June ...................
July...... ...... ....
August.................
Beptember...............
October.................
Iorember................
Deoebe r...............

unadjuEted

1973

January-December........ 11930.9 8 1,rJ0u.i 873. 1,6710. 684.0 5.748.7 7.161.3 27,841.7 1I-.99.0 5.030.7 10.712 1 3.951.7 1,843.5

Ja nary-April........... 236.-. 290.6 2. -. k 47. I r 8 1. 9 2,736.' 8,71.6 3, ,73.1 1,21.4 3,507 8 1,195.9 bELL

January................. 690.3 62.9 'R1 6 105.1 41 0 3P8.6 478.8 1,955.5 852.3 369.7 733.4 275.1 118.9
February ................ 672.3 74.5 F63.1 1'6 7 4 6 3R4 I 4~. 0 '.,06.4 870.6 352.4 803.3 270.8 132.6
Iarch................. 805.3 78.4 840.4 11.2 i 61.0 441.4 534.4 2,.526.1 1,034 1 409.7 1,082.3 325.7 145.7
Aprll.................. 768.6 74.4 717.1 142.0 14.O 441.7 365. 2,?49.7 9'1.3 389.6 888.8 324.3 168.4
May................... 834.1 68.4 279.8 141.0 C d.4 .E10.1 .78.9 ?. 56.3 1,034.1 439.3 1,094.8 334.7 146.7
JUne.................. 950.0 73.4 676.3 137.8 5 8.3 475.6 58'.0 2,317.1 1,014 7 413.8 888.6 345.4 171.1
July.................. 907.4 72.1 513.7 I1? I 5.-' i'.R '56.6 2,049.5 985.3 397.8 666.4 308.9 193.2
Algust................. 126.7 77.3 558.9 IE4.1 59.6 514 07.5 ?,067.6 98A.0 414.1 665.4 331.0 126.8
September............... 1191.0 92.9 506.3 1I1.1o 6.2 505.6 648.8 2,319..4 1,003.6 429.9 885.8 336.9 147.7
October................. 1,216.0 110.6 749.6 177 I So I 5j3.1 709.? 2.5:1.0 1,142.8 489.1 919.0 378.5 163.8
Nomber.............. 1.385.2 128.7 92.? 156.? 41.1 n66. 711.3 ?.564.0 1,068.6 466.1 1,009.3 323.3 178.6
Deesaber.............. 1.293.1 94.3 852.2 175.I 77.8 544.8 705.4 2.647 5 1,113 6 459 0 1,074.9 346.1 150.2

1974

Jnuay-April. I...........4,7.93. 3'2.0C' .4,0.0. '.) '. .... 3,..R.1i 11,'ll.8 5,032.9 2, F.I ...607. 1, 00.1 bJ.4Q

Jauary................. 1,198.1 90.8 854.0 144.? 73.7 604.6 756.3 ",515.5 1,118.4 521.5 875.1 371.3 184.1
February............... 1,156.8 87.2 992.6 178.E 46.3 650.2 7Q0. 2.?714.3 1,136.8 489.5 1,107.9 382.9 174.2
arch ................... 1,257.3 79.1 1,113 8 irl.6 1.0 1.9 334. 3 1,. 75.3 1,411.8 9 .3 1,367.3 477.9 197.8
April.................. 1,181., 94.9 1,8J.81., .222'. 1.;. .. '52. '. ? 1P.' 1,J'.3.4. i-.t !,2c'.7 4.68.1 .07.8
May....................
June....................
July...................
Augu t................
September...............
October.................
Nove er................
December. ...............

IBcbdule B section and selected division desrrlptions sre as follos

0. Food and live animals 7 machinery and transportt equipment
1. Beverage and tobacco 71. Machinery, other than electric
2. Crude autrlalj, Inedible, except fuels 72. Llectrical machinery, apparatus, and appliances
3. Mineral fuels, Lubricants, and related materrils 73. Transport equipment
4. Animal and vegetable olle and falts Mlrcellaneous marufacturea articles. n.e.c.
5. Chea.ical 9. Commedtlesr and transactions not classified according to kind
6. Manufactured goods claselflEd chiefly by material
'Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 may differ sllglntl) Irm te sum of divislons 71. 72, and 73 sLnce each Is Independently adjusted.
'Adjusted for seasonal and worktng-day variation using seasonal adjastm rrn factors Introduced Lr January 1974. 9ee footnute 1 on front page.
Annual totals are not shoyrn Ior seasonally adjusted oata LinsdJusted data should be uBsd for annsIl Lotals. The adjusted section totals In
this table and smaltar overall monthly totals In tables I and 2 were adjuftd Independentl).
'In the absence of deanrstrable seasonal patterns For this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to data.












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Table 5. U.S. General Imports Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1973 to April 1974

Part A Customs Value Basis

IIn Inillion of dollirs iSe h plranIlon of SIalaIlL toI r uorrmalion on coverage and aderinarion Lf Customsvalue Unadjusted lotals irpreseni urn ofunfounded figure and hence
maF ri.n sliihltl Ifrom ium .n nunded amouniul

Schedule A Eectionj'
Period
i 1 2 3 1 6 7 8 9

Seasor.,aly adjusteao


1973

January-April..... .. 2,462.0 11l4.6 1,91.9 2,..37.- '1.:.9 762.9 4,276.1 6,607.2 2,628.5 '584. 1

January ............. i81.9 104.h 389.4 467.)0 'R. 164.8 1,064.4 1,612.3 639.7 '162.8
Fero nra......... .. 61B.4 b..2 398.6 500.5 '16.8 198.2 1,144.9 1,672.9 677.6 128.7
aaren............... 31. 88.6 39:3.2 537.4 '14.7 185.9 1,068.6 1,673.2 659.1 '151.3
4pr I ................ .30.1 103.0 413. 33.0 '13.6 194.0 996.2 1,64R.8 652.1 141.4
Ma .... ............. 701i.l 1n1.3 110.3 629.9 '13.8 196.5 1.071.6 1,737.8 666.6 '131.6
June.... ............ 16.A 91.6 426.7 635.1 '19 8 2i06.7 1,098.8 1,840.3 676.4 '160.9
July.. ............. 19.9 104.3 2i;.0 M7.9 '16.9 202.9 1.166.1 1,866.4 683.5 153.8
AuiLus............. 6 70.6 120 6 397.4 i;4.9 '23.5 203.7 1,141 7 1,905.8 700.2 155.6
Seplteber........ ... -49.. 102.6 450. 7 7.7.5 '21.2 3208.3 1,022.4 1,695.5 674.9 '144.9
October.. .. .... 679.1 21J4.0 44'.6 762.6 '25.5 213.1 1,080.9 1,878.8 686.3 1160.2
November...... .... 837.' 103.:, 47 .2 .U '7.4 224.2 1,180.? 1,952.7 773.0 '143.4
Dece-ber..... .... 7L1.'1 102.2 411.1 939.1 '38.5 225.8 1.151s.7 1,521.3 681.4 '155.3

1 374

January -arl ... ,.. ... 9, .L :. 1.' ..,1' ?,1d8.3 2,42t. t4.9.5

January ........... 719.0 96. 423 .2 1,192.7 '23.6 195.1 1,055.B 1,846.1 660.1 '144.6
et.ruar ........... ROB.0 l10.1 452.7 1. 92.9 '24 235.7 1.259.0 1.881.2 741.0 '155.1
Mar.n ... ....... .. ?.* 11 9 7 (' I ..'.. 33 -44.9 1. 4.d 1,6.67.' 779.3 '170.8
April ............... .'l. '. ", '. d.0 1 l 1, ..3. ?7 .j 1 79.2'
May ..................
June .....
July ... ........
pugust ... .
Seple .ber. .....
OcloDer ... ..........
No ember .. ....
Dec e r.e r .... .......

Unadjutled

1973

Janua rv -Dec moC r .... 7. 6. 2 1.213.1 4.97.-i b,101 .1 254.6 2,436.7 13,198.3 20.9F9.6 8,184.0. 1.789.8

January -pril....... ,h .]. 3--d.u l Q, .1. .5l3 *' 113. .1 64,1.3 t, b2.0Q 2..tA.7 584.1

JAn. r .......... .. .. 61F.?7 109.2 3B.5 53 .2 s.8 189.1 1,106.3 1,661.4 631.5 162.1
reruar............. ;6L.4 7. 3 341.2 49 .. 16.4 3 l90.2 983.8 1,572.9 384.1. 128.7
Marcr................. 630.1 83.i j3. 59,5.3 14.7 .202.5 1078.2 1,818.3 643.2 151.3
April..... ....... 6.58.5 98.9 3i.0.3 o13. 13.6 221.3 992.9 1,710.2 609.8 141.4
Sa .,.. ....... ...... 72.7 lr?. i 443. 610.6 13.8 213.1 1, 179.2 1,954.4 649.7 131.6
June. ........... 627.1 97.3 4. 3.1 601.3 19.R :'0i.8 1,114.0 1,918.1 697.1 160.9
July ............ 359 9 94.4 131.3 554.9 18.9 185.8 1,192.7 1,700.7 720.4 153.8
AuE uA. ............ f961.9 91.2 408.7 776.3 3. 2.06.2 1,13..2 1,683.7 620.0 155.6
Sepiemicer ........ 615.7 91l j 386.8 1.94.9 ?1.2 169.2 966.9 1,507.6 f66.2 144.9
r tlober. ... ....... 710 .1 12P.0. 150.7 794.7 25.5 206.1 1,136.0 1,943.9 781.3 160.2
ho.e,.sbr....... .... 9.0r 127..J 4'9 7 90'n.3 37.4 21f..2 1.239.6 7,055.2 772.2 143.4
December ............. 725.3 13 7 383.0 I, 3'. 38.5 ?06.2 1.071.3 1,443.2 608.3 155.3

1974

January-April.. ..... I .., .9 1,'"r .2 :,7 .t. 1)3.,. 9 r d.,''9.8 .,818.i 2,'l..3 649.4

Januar........... .. 780.d 100.3 411.6 1.304.9 ?3.6 200.7 1,094.8 1.943.9 642.3 144.8
ebruary....... .. 713.41 6.2 J37.9 1,577.0 24.5 226.3 1,081.4 1,770.2 640.2 155.1
Marcn.............P. rl" 1 I1'.l 1k..J I 1i9. -3. 3 ?F;. 3 1,1 -'. 1,964.] 735.6 170.8
April.............. 2 ... .1 8. .,). 4 3. 310.. 1 ,240. i7 .10.1 2). 17 .0
May...............
June...............
July..........
August.............
September.......
0 lto er..... ....
NovePr. ........
December .. ........

'Schedule A section aesrptlion~s .re ac ollo.-
0. ror.i and Iiu dniral- -. Crenjiajls
1. B"'era.e- sna tnaccro Masn.jctured 4noono-classiated chiefly by material
2. Crnoe nsterlials, inednloi, except li I ;. Machr er) nrd I tra.sporl equipment
3. Mineral iuelI, luorican1., inr, relaTe alea jcrir ; Mlrpil-irneourus nan iicT.re articles, n.e..
4. Animal and sgermalle oilt and i.i 9. Commodites dnc tranj.ctions r-ot cla.sifled according to kind
Alajusted for seraonal and -orilr,~-d.a) arLtllion ui;ng ;ecsonal alJustmIe-nit iactirs introduced inr Janur) 1974. See foolnote 1 on f1oul
page. AnuIl oltals are nor .no.n fuIr seasonall, adlu.ate- d.at. lrndjuuated d31 should re u-ed for annual Lutal,. The adjlused seetol
torals ir, this table and iui iar ,.ral ll rnnthly Ciot.lf Ar, ables 1 anI 3 3 ere a dj u:.t Ir. ependantly.
'In tme acsenc of demons rable -rs.unal paitr.- fo7r ir.iE se5t-ln, no 'seonrIl .ajuujinenr ractora have oeen applied.










S Table 5. U.S. General Imports Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month:

January 1974 to April 1974


Part B. C. i. Value Basis

(In millions of dollars. See explanation of stabitic for information on comege and a definton or c.l r value Unadjusted totals reprsenl sum of unrounded lfgures and hence may
vary slightly Irom sum of rounded amounts)

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

Seasonally adjusted'

1974

January-April......... 3,528.3 463.1 2,092.9 7,395.7 130.0 1,031.9 5,1'0.3 8,0A.7. 3,109.8 '670.3

January............... 774.9 104.9 479.0 1,325.4 '25.2 211.8 1i.08.O 1,943.9 703.7 '150.2
Febuary............... 872.2 108.2 504.0 1,730.4 '26.0 253.6 1,322.4 1,985.9 786.1 '160.3
March................. 1.053.0 121.2 566.0 1,782.4 '37.1 269.4 1.424.5 2,014.1 825.7 '176.1
April............... 828.2 128.8 543.9 2,555.5 .1.7 297.1 1,315.4 2,100.8 794.3 3183.7
May..................
Jme..................
July.................
August...............
sepumHber............
October..............
Novelber..............
December.............

Unadjusted


1974

January-April......... 3,523.1 439.5 1,984.5 7,567.3 1310.0 1,084.3 5,026.6 8,278.7? ,913.1 670.3

JaMuary............... 841.5 109.1 467.0 1.450.0 25.2 217.9 1,149.0 2,046.9 684.7 150.2
Februiry.............. 802.4 93.2 431.9 1,713.1 26.0 243.5 1,135.9 1,868.7 679.2 160.3
March................ 985.6 113.B 543.9 1,946.4 37.1 283.9 1,380.3 2,106.8 7:3.5 176.1
April.................. 893.6 13.4 541." 2,.57.8 4.' 339?.0 1,361.i 2,256.3 '69.7 193.7
uMa..................
Julyl ..................
August ................
Septesber.............
October..............
ovember...............
Ooeember..............

'Bchedule A section descriptions are as folloWe:
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. Kachinery and transport equipment
Elceral lfuls, lubricants, and related materials S. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and trnasactlons rot clasalfted according to kind
'Adjusted for seasonal anda orklng-day variation using seasonal ad)ua.ment factors Introduced In January 1973. See ootnote 1 on front
peq Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section
totaala n this Table and similar overall monthly totals In tables I and 3 were adlueted Independently.
'Ia tMa absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal sdJustment factors have oeen appllee.






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