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S SUMMARY OF U.S. EXPORT AND L

IMPORT MERCHANDISE TRADE

UNIV. OF r .

FEBRUARY 197 f :



.-aU.S. DE M, ,A..
1-74.2 ajtMW


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during February 1974, seasonally
adjusted exports excluding Department of Defense (DODI
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $7,605.5 million' and that seasonally
adjusted general imports for February amounted to
$7,392.4 million.' Comparable seasonally adjusted
totals for January were $7.111.0 million for exports
and 56,467.2 million for imports.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESA), noted that
based on the seasonally adjusted figures, a merchandise
trade surplus of 5213.1 million' was recorded in
February.

Seasonally adjusted imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance,
and freight) valuebasisfor February amounted to $7,902.5
million.1 '" The merchandise trade balance computed by
substituting the c.l.f. import value for the regular
S(Custom) import value and using the same export value,
which is on a f.a.s. (free alongside ship) U.S. por-of-
esporation basis, would amount to a deficit of 5297.0
million." L

;;i:The Bureau also stated that during February, both
*i '"" *' "~'~tseasonally adjusted exports (f.a.s. basis) and imports
(Csoursna value basis) were at new record high levels.
Exports exceeded the previous high (January 1974) by
*, 5494.4 million. February imports were $301.3 million
.......... more than in November 1973, the previous record high
S : "* h.
S .iiu .... E


For the 4-month period, November 197
1974, seasonally adjusted exports avera tf.k935.2
million per month, a level about 15 percel, kebe
$6,225.5 million monthly average reported fopthp
ceding 4-month period, July-October 1973. tndl
imports averaged $6,642.8 million per month fOrS
current 4-month period, about 14 percent above the
monthly average of $5,850.6 million reported for the
preceding 4-month period.


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 Merchandise--Schedule B Sections and Selected
Divisions (f.a.a. value basis)"; table 5A, U.S. General
Imports--Schedule A Sections (Customs value basis"';
and table 5B, U.S. General Imports--Schedule A Sections
(c.i.f. value basis'". Commodity components forexports
exclude foreign merchandise, but DOD Military Assist-
ance Program Grant- Aid shipments are included.

Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments in-
creased from $6,831.6 million in January to $".298.2
million in Februan. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, February exports were
valued at $7,340.1 million as compared to $6,873.6
million in January. Unadjusted genera I imports amounted
to $6,649.6 million in January ana $6,692.3 million in
February.


'Adijumts for sasonel and Irking-dy varistn, bur nor for price leave Factors used to adust 1973and 1974 dare snown in ths report represent
sasal arst m len ftors derid Afro monthly data though 1913 and introduced in January 1914 combined wih the appropriate workang-ay
=Oarlaiba of flt ovr at b nst 4-aninth period rable to idenfiv underlying rend. Month to-montr change .n expos, mnrorr. and
snerae' rr ofte reec t prsmari dua i imoemse. ffrens in monthly ivyoer, A ecent month to-month percent changes in he overall
mopmray adpuas export and pt I e aser are presented in Ie following able wih average percent month to monatn use and dcimne over longer
periodS lbowi foor conaron. The avrap rim and decline fires exclude percentage changes for (1) the periods December 1968 March 1969 and
.a' ulm-slesber T971 became of abnormalities in hi dataue to effects of dock strikes and 2)1 periods when negligible changes Iero percerrl n the
e: mEof rpertinearnore am ed:

"onth-to-muth Average monthly rates of change

eries Jan. Feb. Dee, 1973- IaOv.-Dec. Oct.-Now. Average Average 4 months 12 month
1974 .aan. 1974 1973 1973 rise decline Oct. 1973 Feb. 1973 -
1968-1973 1968-1973 Feb. 1974 Feb. 1974
(rent) (Prc .) ct) (erce Prc ) Peren) percent ) (ererce) Pelrcent I Percent

4. to ........ 47.0 2.3 +1.2 *4.4 s.9 -3.9 .3.7 .3.5
Imports........ 4.3 t.3 --.2 tLl.o +3.7 -2.7 .5.9 .2.7
'aB ue 'Ialplantio of StlatSltis" Bsctlon of this report for expllanrtons of these export and import values and
maes bslancea-

Im dates gaem il tem figure sould be ddireed to the Chief, Fonign Trade Division, Burema of the
Ceuus. Mtehingtan, D.C. 20233. Tel: Are Code 301. 763-5140.


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics

General Imports/Imports for Consumption

h- e official U.S. import statistics are compiled by the
Bureau- tthe'Cpnsus from copies of the import entry and
warehouse.withdrawal forms which importers are required
. -' by law to file')ith Customs officials. The statistics are
-" presented in terms of both "General Imports" and "Imports
S rl/jor Consumption," General imports are a combination of
S entries fbmrnlediate consumption and entries into Customs
bonded wis~hopseff and thus generally reflect total arrivals
S of merchandlsa.lmports for consumption are a combination
*of eatriesfor'immediate consumption and withdrawals from
'anthouses 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 in accordance with the legal requirements of
Sections 402 and 402a of the Tariff 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, American selling price, 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 denying 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

'Values have not been adjusted for changes m pnce level


"immediate-delivery" procedures, importers may file the
import entry up to 10 workdays after the actual date of
importation.) Also, because of processing problems (e.g.,
late receipt of a document for an end-of-month shipment,
rejection of a shipment by the computer because of failure
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

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, ad 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 of failure
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:

1) 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 fust
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 f.a.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 appearing 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 reject
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 cared, the correction is made
and so noted m this report




Sources of Further Information

Additional information regarding foreign trade statistics
coverage, valuation, etc., is contained pnmarily 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 Staustics. 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.













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


Par A Exports (.a.s. Value Basis) and General Imports (Customs Value Basis): January 1973 to February 1974

t(n millions of dollars Sc Explanation of SlalsLes rnor information n coverage and definil on of expon and unport values and trade balance All data shown for 1973 and 1974
reflect seasonal adusarment factor mtnroduced in January 19741

Peri- nd January- aSeptet- Novea- DeOet-
Perie o February January Tebruary March April May Jue July August er October Ner be -


1973

Eportr' ............. 10.025.3 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
Customs port value. 10,726.0 5,243.9 5,'12.1 5,410.5 5.355.6 5,700.0 5,765.2 5,821.2 5.991.4 5,621.3 5,968.6 6,627.5 6,083.9
Mercbandise track.
balance............ -700.7 -289.1 -411.6 -102.0 *136.0 -142.7 -39.6 .38.7 .52.9 *792.4 -615.4 .243.1 '869.6

1974

Exports ............. 14.716.3 7,111.0 7,605.
Customs uiport waiue. 13.859.F 6.4651. 7.392.4
Merchandl e trade
balance............. 856.9 .643.8 *S13.1

'ReprePenie esDortE of domestic and foreign merchandise exniuding Deparrtent of Delensie Military Asssilance Program Gra.t-Ald ihipoents.


Part B Exports (f.a.s. Value Basis) and General Imports (cit. Value Basis): January 1974 to February 1974

(In mdllons of Jollir See E lplanation of Slaistls for inl'norlon o cmcerage and dcinitions of export and unport values and trade balances All data shown for 1973 and 1974
reject seasonal adjustment factors innoduced in January 1974)


Perd and Jnuar,- January Feorary March April May lune July August tober Dec -
serlee February ber ber ber

1974

exports' ............. 11.116.5 7,111.0 7.65.5
C.I.f. Import value.. 14.P49.1 6,945.1! 7.90[2.5
merchandise trade
balance ............. -131.6 165.4 -297.0

'RepresentE exports of aomene tl ard foreign e.ercoa iase excluaing DeparLaeni of Defense Military Assistance Progra Grar.t-Ald shipeauts.











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 February 1974

(In millions of dollars. See Laplanation rf Statistics ior information on coverage and a definition of (f.a.o.l export value. Llndjusted totals
represent eum of unrounded ILirreE ann hence nia vary -lightly trnm sum of rounded amnountsl

Exports rxcluning DOD Ep ron'I; -iluaig DOD Grant 4l
Crant-Ala DOD Graon-ild


Period Dme Domest ic Daoricci
n and Douree tic, aro 1-.I, tic h,. terrn *'rri-r
for~sa I orelgn, una-justd iforgtrn. unanju]ten -uL-urnpe ..untr I I
u- ted readjusted .-nadus'ce


1973

January-Deceinber... ..... ill 70,796.4 69,707.4 71,311.0 70,223.0 51.6 B15.5 330.1

January-February............................ 10 025.3 9.598 0 9.458.9 9.676.5 9,537.4 78.5 29.0 49.5


January.. ......... .. 4,954.8 4,731.8 4,662.3 4,773.6 ',704.1 41.8 19.9 22.0
Februar)..... ... .. .. .... .. 5,070.5 4,866.2 4,796.6 4,902.9 4.833.3 36.6 q.1 27.5
March. ........... .... .. .... ,308.5 -,922.2 5,826.9 5,973.1 1.879.n 52.t 15.5 5;.4
April.... ................ ......... ... 5,491.6 .5, 60.8 456.6 ,i56.1 5. 92.1 35.3 10.9 24.4
May.... ................ ...... .... ,57.3 6,070. 5 5,924.8 6,06.1 5,965.6 41.0 12.1 28.
June. .... ... .. ... ..... 3,725.6 5,857.9 .,i 4.4 1,896.4 5,792.9 36.5 14.8 23.8


July......... .. ...... 5,859.9 5,326.1 .,244.4 5,397.2 5.310.5 66.1 39.0 ?7.1
Augus .... .. .. .. 6,044.3 787. ,684.1 5,819.3 5,716.0 31.4 7.9 24.0
September.. .. .. .. .. ..... .. 6,413.7 7,959.0 5,879.9 6.01. 5.,3E.5 16.6 19.7 57.9
Orbtoer............. .. .............. ..... 6,54.0 6,715.5 6,653.9 6,783'. 6,668.1 34.2 6.0 28.2
Iovef bber ...... ................. ...... .. 6,870.6 7?,0 1.1 7,001.3 7,1]? .7 7,037.8 36.6 6 5 30.1
Der ber... .. ....................... 6,953.5 6,925.' 6,842.0 6,969. 6,686.0 44.0 03.2 16.8

1974

January-February ........................... 14,716.0 14.129.8 13.9A 7.J 14.213.7 14.-.41.2 83.9 31.U 32.9

January.. .. ..... .. ... ... .111.0 6.831.6 6,7i,.4 1f.. 3. 6. ? 2. 14 .1 14.7 7.3
February.. .. ...... .. ... 7.60u.5 7,298.2 7..-u6.4 7.34o..1 7,248.7 41.9 Ia.3 2..6
March ......... ..
April ............. ..
fay .. .. ..... .
June .... ...... ...


July ..... ......

Sea pl ber ... .. .... .. .
Septe....ber........

ov ber...... .... .
December .. .. .. ....... .... .

'Adjusted lor seaonria and woraing-oay varlalion uilng sea.sonil a.ue..lutnt factnr- ,ntrontuL. in Jaru..ar 1974. S,-e Inilnole I .-n Ir..rl page
Represents only export shipments from the United States and differ from DOD Mllltary A;i1stance Program Grant-41 sh hpment figures under thil
program as follows. Ia) Transfers of the material procurea outside the tsiltei States and tr.eilera fralm DOD overseas -locka fro. export snipmenrs
(b) Export value Is f.a.s., whereas DOD value, in r.oft instances. Is i o.b.. point of crlgin. IC Data for shipments reported by the DOD for a given
manlh are nLcluded In Bureau of the Census reports In the second ionth subsequent to the monin rporten by the DOD.
'Anuual total Is not shomn for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should tie used for annual trtal_











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

I In milhons of dollars. See E planavon of Slalislrlcs folor infomaon on crwerag anld definitions oi Customs and .lI import values. Unadjusted loals represent sum of unrounded
figures and hence may vary lightly from sum of rounded amounts)

U.S. Imports or merchandise

Customs value C.I.f. value
Period Ceneral imports Imports General imports Imports

bor for
Seasonally Uadjusted consumption Seasonally nuadjusted onsumptlon
adjusted' u ma.ju.ted adjusted' unadjusted


1973

January-Decemb r. .. ... .. I'1 69,121.2 68,656.0 ( ) ( ) Ia (a)

Januiry-Febr.a rs... .... ........... 10.726.0 10,364.5 10.294.2

Jan r- ....... .. .. .. .. 5,243.9 5,406.5 5,351.7
February. ....... ........ ... 5.2.1 1.958.0 4,942.5
harch.... ............ ..... .. 5,410.5 5,600.9 5,588.9
April.............. ............ 5,355.6 5.348.6 5,288.8
a ................. ..... ... ... .. 5.700.0 6,033.4 6,009.8
June... ..... ........ ...... 5,765.2 5,900.7 5.846.4

July. ......... .......... 5,021.2 5,651.8 5,591.7
Au u t. ... ....... 5,991.4 5,997.4 5,908.8
Septebe r... ........ .. ....... 5,621.3 5,286.3 5,280.7
Octoner..... .. .. ........ ... 5,98.6 6,373.3 6,303.6
Novioe r. ...... .. ....... .... .... 6,627.5 6,787.2 6,781.6
Dece.ner... ...... ... ... .... 6,083.9 5,771 .3 5,761.7

19;4

J r.aar- y-Fnruary. .. ....... .. 13.5.9.6 13,341.8 13.195.1 14,848.1 14,295.6 14.132.6

January. ......... ... 6.4167.2 6 649.6 6,505.7 6.945.6 7.141.5 6.989.1
Feo-rir ........ .. .. .. ... .. 7,392.4 6. 69:.3 6,689.4 7,902.5 7,154.1 7,143.5
March .. .. .
4pril.. .......
May.... .. .. .. .
June.. .. ... .. ....

July.
4uly t..........
Sept mber.. .. ..........
SOptobn r... ............... ..

Dc er ......... ......
L-c cinbcrt.. ..

adjustedd fI)r se.'r nal sna *orir.g-lay variatoln using seasonal adjustment factors Introduced In Jaruary 1974.
:Annual total as not shown for jeasonaliv aojuted nata. Unadjusted aata should be used for annual totals.
'C..If. ata not coilected prior to January 1974.












Table 4. U.S. Exports (fa.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

Unidjusted, by Month: January 1973 to Februaryi974

(In millions of dollars. See Explanation of Statistics for Information on coverage ana a derlnitlon of fr a s. export valun. Unaajusted totals
represent sun or unrourded figures and hence may vary slightly from um u f roundc-d amountrl

ELhedule B -ection: and selected di-vlonl,'
Period
S I ? 3 4 5 6 7' 71 77 73

Sea onally adjust( a


1973

January -ebruary........

January ....... ...
February...... ...
arch ........ .. .. ..
April .. ........ ....
Nay .. ... ....
June .. .......
July.. .. ......
August...... .. ..
Saptembe r... .. ..
October.......... ..
November..... .. .......
December............ ..

1974

January February........

January... .. .......
February .. ........
March..................
April ................
Key ..................
June. .. ..........
July ... .. ..
August ...........
September.......
October......... .......
November.............
Decelo r..... ........




1973

January-December.....

January-February........

January.... .. ..
February..... ..
March............ ......
April ...................
May ......... .. ....
June............ .... ..
July ....................
Auu..................
Sep ember............
October......... .....
Noveibcr.. .... ....
December...............

1974

January -February........

January ...............
February................
March...................
April .........
May...
June .. ......... ....
J~l....................
July ......... .....
August. .
September........ ......
Oc tuber................
November.....
December ..........


1,376.1

672.8
703.3
785.6
810.2
834.9
941.6
978.4
1,243.8
1,233.0
1,185.3
1,253.7
1,259.0




2,391.7

1,180.1
1,211.3


11.930.8

1.362.6

690.3
672.3
805.3
768.6
834.7
950.0
907.4
1,216.7
1,191.0
1,216.0
1,385.2
1,293.1




2,354.9

1,198.1
1,156.8


175.2

78.8
96.4
67.5
91.2
73.7
80.1
61.9
hi).?
81.8
68.4
91.1
77.3




226.2

113.5
112.7


1,Uo8.5

137.4

62.9
14.i
78.4
74.8
68.4
73.4
72.1
77.3
92.9
110.6
128.7
94.3




17n.0

90.8
87.2


1.245.5

579.4
666.1
756.6
696.3
725.6
677.1
651.9
639.3
624.8
723.6
796.3
815.4




1.816.2

819.6
996.6


8,383.6

1,247.7

584.6
663.1
640 4
717.3
7?8.8
676.3
563.7
558.9
506.3
749.8
892.2
852.2




1.846.7

854.0
992.6


1,670.5

212.0

1053.2
106.7
121.2
142.0
141.0
137.6
132.3
154.1
121.6
177,1
156.2
1 5.0




322.7

144.2
1798.F


a688.8


'44.6
'61.0
'36.0
'54 4
.'-8.9

C59.6
4 6.2
' 9.1
'61.6




'li0.2

73".7
'9,..-


803.9

401.2
399.7
420.
435. 1
434.
163.6
461.8
501.5
531.1
143.3
599.9
562.8




1,303.8

627.9
675.9


971.4

494.6
47E.%
494.6
i7.9
546.4
560.5
599.7
610. 7
693.6
696.0
239.4
730.9




1.616.0

769.4
828.6


4,191.1

2.099.4
2,091.7
2.095.7
2,161.1
2.270.1
?, 249.3
2,295.6
2.302.9
2,494.6
?, 571 ..
2,645.7
2,665.6




5.506. 1

2,684.6
2,81.8 6


UnaajuE ed


.,7411.

772.9

368.6
384.1
441.4
443.7
460.1
475.8
467.6
516.5r
505.6
553. I
566.9
544.8


7,161. ?7.,841.:

93E. J 9841.l

476.o 1,955.5
48.0 i 2,026.4
E34.1 ?.526.1
565.51 2,49.7
a7d.3 2,568.2
587.0 2,317.1
556.6 2,049.5
607.5 2,067.6
618.8 2,319.4
709.2 i51.0
731.3 2,564.0
?05.4 ',647.i


1,799.6

895.8
903.8
896.8
940.7
972.2
974.4
1,045.5
1,043.3
1,095.7
1,14,.2
1,113.0
1.126.2




2.352.1

1.171.6
1, 180.5


?,099.0

1.722.9

952.3
670.6
1,034.1
971.2
1,034.1
1,014.7
985.3
989.0
1,003.6
1,12.ir
1,088.6
1,111.6


745.1

368.2
376.9
379.7
383.5
411.7
410.9
422.3
437.3
448.7
463.2
467.0
462.7
440. 7




1.042.4

518.9
523.


,130. i




369.7
352.4
409.7
369.6
439.3
413.8
397.6
414.1
429.9
489.1
466.1
459.0


1,588.7 576.7

764.8 290.1
823.9 :6B.6
859.7 791.9
909.5 315.7
904.8 325.5
861.5 335.3
819.7 328.3
862.6 330 1
957.6 349.4
957.3 365.3
1,052.5 373.3
1,048.7 365.1




2,052.5 795.2

917.3 390.0
1,135.2 405.2


l0.712.1

1.536.8

733.4
803.3
1,082.3
688.8
1,094.8
886.6
666.4
665.4
885.8
919.0
1,009.3
1,074.9


3,950.7

345.8

275.1
270.8
325.7
324.3
334.7
345.4
308.9
J31.0
336.9
378.5
373.3
34E.1


170.? ] 234.8 1. 51.7 5.219.6 ?.23 .7 1.011.0 1,983.0 754.1

73.7 601.6 756.3 2.515.5 1,118.9 3j1., 875. 371.3
96.5 650.2 795.5 2.711.3 1,136.1 469.t 1,107.9 362.9


4251.5

'118.9
4132.6
S14J.7
'168.4
4146,7
'171.1
'193.2
'126.8
a147.7
'1~3.8
'176.6
|150.2




'358.3

'184.1
'174.2


1,643.5

2l1.5

118.9
132.6
145.7
168.4
146.7
171.1
193.2
126.8
147.
163.8
178.6
150.2




356.3

184.1
171.2


'Schbdule 8 action and selected division description' are as folotas

0. Food and live animals 7. Machinery and transport e4,ipment
I. Beverages and tobacco 71. Mchiner other than electrlr
2. Crude materials, neathble, except fuels 72. Electrical nachier.ry, apparat ti ann applianr.-
3. Mineral fdels, lubrlcants, and related materials 73. Tran port cquipiyn
4. Anlnal and vegetable oils ann fats 6. Micellaneous manufaclurea articles, n.e.c.
5. Chemicals 9. Connoalt ie ana transactions not clarsiried according to nind
6. Manfatrlured goods classliled chiefly by natertal
'Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 nay dlifer slightly from the sunm ? diisions 71,72, ans 73 oince each Is ind-pvndently eojuIted.
'Adjusted for seasonal and aorkang-day variation using seasonal adjustiPen factors introduced In January 1974 See footnote I or fronI page.
Annual totalE are not show for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjuated data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section [,tals in
LAls table and almllar overall w monthly totals in tables I and 2 ster adjusted Independently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factor, have neen appi len tp ate.








8



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

January 1973 to February 1974
Part A Customs Value Basis

(In, millonni of dollai See E xplarallon 01 Sllausics Ior information on coverage and a definition of Customis value Unadjusled totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence
may ry slightly irom ibm of rounded amounts)

Scbhdule A sections'
Period -- II
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusteda


1973

ja ilu ar-.ruar .... 1,200.3 193.0 788.2 967.5 '25.6 383.0 2,209.2 3,285.2 1,317.3 '291.5

January.............. 561.9 104.8 389.4 467.0 '8.6 184.8 1,064.4 1,612.3 639.7 '162.8
February ............ 618.4 88.2 398.8 500.5 '16.8 198.2 1,144.9 1,672.9 677.6 '128.7
March................ 631.6 68.6 393.2 537.4 '14.7 185.9 1,068.6 1,673.2 659.1 1a51.3
April................ 630.1 103.0 413.5 533.0 '13.6 194.0 998.2 1,E48.8 652.1 '141.4
May ................. 100.4 101.3 410.3 629.9 '15.8 196.5 1.071.6 1,737.8 666.6 '131.6
June................. 646.8 91.8 426.7 635.1 '19.8 206.7 1,098.8 1,840.3 676.4 '160.9
July................. 619.9 104.3 417.0 587.9 '18.9 202.9 1,166.1 1,866.4 683.5 a153.8
August............... 670.. 120.6 391.4 748.9 '23.5 203.7 1,141.7 1,905.8 700.2 155.6
september ............ 648.6 102.6 400.7 75i.3 '21.2 208.3 1,022.4 1,695.5 674.9 '144.9
October............... 679.1 104.0 447.8 782.6 '25.5 213.1 1,080.9 1,878.8 686.3 '160.2
N.orember............. 837.2 103.5 473.2 1,005.0 '37.4 224.2 1,180.2 1,952.7 773.0 '143.4
Oec-mber............. 721.1 102.2 411.1 939.1 '36.5 225.8 1,150.7 1,521.3 681.4 '155.3

1974

Januar--February..... 1,527.0 19E.6 876.9 2.785.6 '48.1 430.8 2,314.8 3,727.3 1,401.1 '299.7

Jauar.............. 719. 96. 42 .2 1.192.7 '23.6 195.1 1.055.8 1,846.1 660.1 '144.6
February ............. 608.0 100.1 452.? 1,592.!9 '24.5 235.7 1,259.0 1,881.2 741.0 '135.1
Mirc r ..............
Apr l ................

MJu ...... ........
;ulu. ...............
Jepa1.ber ...........
OLrie r..... ..
3Noi k be r...........
No, -.be .............
D.ecemocer .. ..........

Unadjusted


1973

January-December..... 7,986.2 1,213.1 4.987.9 8,101.0 254.6 2,436.7 13,198.3 20,969.6 8.i84.0 1,789.8

Janur) -Fecrua.ry..... 1,183.1 186.6 729.7 1,027.7 25.6 379.3 2,090.1 3,234.3 1,215.6 291.5

Januarv.............. 616.7 109.2 388.5 532.2 8.8 189.1 1,106.3 1,661.4 631.5 162.8
February............. 568.4 76.3 341.2 495.5 16.8 190.2 983.8 1,572.9 584.1 128.7
March.............. 630.1 83.5 363.8 595.3 14.7 202.5 1,078.2 1,818.3 643.2 151.3
April............... 658.5 98.9 398.3 503.5 13.6 221.3 992.9 1,710.2 609.8 141.4
Ma. .................. 732.7 107.5 443.8 610.6 15.8 213.1 1,179.2 1,954.4 649.7 131.6
June................. 7.1 97.3 453.1 604.3 19. 208.8 1,114.0 1,91 .1 697.1 160.9
July................ 598.9 94.4 431.3 554.9 18.9 185.8 1,192.7 1,700.7 720.4 15.8
Aueust............... 696.9 91.2 408.7 776.3 23.5 206.2 1,135.2 1,683.7 820.0 155.6
Septebr ........... 615.7 91.0 386.8 694.9 21.2 189.2 968.9 1,507.6 666.2 144.9
uc t beCr............. 77.0 128.0 490.7 794.7 25.5 206.1 1,136.0 1,943.9 781.3 160.2
Noven.De ........... .. 809.0 127.0 478.7 908.3 37.4 216.2 1,239.6 2,055.2 772.2 143.4
De.cember............. 725.3 113.7 383.0 1,030.5 38.5 208.2 1,071.3 1.443.2 608.3 155.3

1974

Jal,..ar,-Feirur, ..... 1.524.2 186.5 *r1. 2.881.9 48.1 427.0 2.176.3 3.714.1 1,282.5 299.7

Ja r............... 790.8 100.3 413.6 1,304.9 23.6 200.7 1,094.8 1,943.9 642.3 144.6
reoruar ............. 74 .4 66.2 387.9 1,577.0 24.5 226.3 1.081.4 1.770.2 40.2 155.1
Mar. .............
Ap'Ll ................
May ...............
I.ne ..... .........
July ...... ........
August ....... ..
.lectemor ...........
October ............
hov enber........ ...
Decrr.. er.. .......

'ScienulF A 5ectlon descriptlor5 are as lollo-s:
0. Food nd live animals 5. Che.icals
1. Bver, g's and tobacco 6. Manufactured goods-classilieo chiefly by material
2. Crude materials, irjdible, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
'. Mineral fuels, Lrlicants, alnd related nalerials 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and ilat 9. Counodltles and transactions not classified according to kind
'Adjutaed itr seac.nal ana -orkang-day vrarilor, USLng -easonal adjusaeient factors Introduced In January 1974. See footnote I on front
pace. Annual totals are not 3shon for seasonally adjusted data. unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section
toiai in hiu Laole and sinllar overall monrniy totals In table I and 3 were adjusted independently.
'In Ine absence of aemnonstrable season patterns or tnls section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied.














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

January 1974 to February 1974



Part B C. I. Value Basis

(in mnulona ol dollars. See enplan3slon of slarauicn for informauior on coverage and a definition oe I t v.lue Unadjusled lotals reprerenl sum of unrounded figures and hence ma
.ary iLighly irnm sum of rounded amounts)

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

Seasonally lajusted'


1974

January-February..,, 1.647.1 213.1 983.0 3.0.55.8 '51.2 4e5.4 2,430.4 3,929.8 1,489 .8 310.5

January............... 774.9 104.9 479.0 ].32 4 '25.2 211.8 1,108.0 1,943.9 703.7 '150.2
February............ 872.2 1'8.2 504.0 1,730.4 '26.0 253.6 1.322.4 1,985.9 786.1 '160.3
March...............
April. ..............
May.............. ...
June..................
July.................
August...............
September...........
October .........
Roveber .............
December.............

1'nadju led


1974

January-February..... 1,645.9 202.2 896.9 3.163.0 51.2 461.4 2,244.9 3.915.7 1,363.9 310.5

January .............. 941.5 109.1 467.0 1,450." 25.2 217 9 1,149.0 2 046.9 684.7 150.2
February............. 802.4 93.2 431.9 1,713.1 26.0 213.5 1.135.9 1,868.7 679.2 16-1.3
March...............
April...............
May.................
June ...............
July........... ......
August...............
September............
OcLober....... .....
November...........
December .............

ASchedule A section descriptions are as rolloea.
D. Food and live amisals 5. Chemwicala
1. Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufacturen goods classified chiefly by material
2. Crude materials, Inedible, except fuels 7. Macnners and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubrecants, and related nater''is e. Miscellaneous manufactured aritcles, n.e.5
4. Aiamal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and transactions not cl~ssilleo according to kina
aAdjusted for seasonal and working-day variation uzing sesnnal .djustment actors introduced in January 1973. See ioronote 1 on front
page. Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjuLted data Unanjusted oata should oe usea for annual totals. The adjusted section
Lotals In this table and sbmllar overall monthly totals in tables I ind 3 were adjuEted independently.
a1n the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for Itni section, no seasonal adjustment actors have been applied.































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