Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade

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SUMMARY OF U.S. EXPOI

IMPORT MERCHANDISE 1

SEPTEMBER 1974 -. ,


.,,. ..I


SSeasonally Adjusted a

e HSreau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
tstamd today that during September 1974, seasonally
iuted4 reports, excluding Department of Defense
.f;l tasy Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
e A ,286.8 million' and that seasonally
.ad eral imports for September amounted to
S 5 s million.t Comparable seasonally adjusted
K' for Alugut were $8,370.0 million for exports
:jin $9,501.8 million for imports.

Ihe B reant, part of the Department's Social and
l cmamo Statistics Administration (E BA), noted that
a '" .: :AUthe' above seasonally adjusted figures, a
,ci. 6r diete trade deficit of $233.3 million was
1" 're~t e for September. For the first 9 months of
:iU'14; the merchandise trade deficit was $2,347.8


Seasonally adjusted imports on a c.l.f. (cost,
:i: :uralile, and freight) value basis for September
F...isti ated to $9,099.5 million.' s a The September
J.:brd~andise trade balance computed by substituting
i.;l:bth.e. i.. import value for the regular (hCstoms)
''g'prpt value and using the same export value, which
I. :i ; a f.a.s. (free alongside ship) U.S. port-of-
aipot atlon basis, would result in a deficit of
|::8i)B3I3S million.' a*

b.:: The September seasonally adjusted export total Is
t'Ihbi lowest such figure reported since May of this
.:llea. 'Seasonally Adjusted imports for September
i!l (titom vlue baaia) were also the lowest reported
l jNioe-.a and represents the first decline In monthly
kjW to a since December 1973,

D" during the first 9 months of 1974, seasonally


.S5. DEPOSITOvr tobe fl

nd Unadjusted Data

adjusted exports were at an annual rate of $95,432
million, or about 35 percent above the calendar year
1973 total of $70,823 million. Seasonally adjusted
imports (Customs value basis) during the same period,
were at an annual rate of $98,563 million, or about
42 percent more than the calendar year 1973 total of
$69,476 million. During the 4-month period, June-
September 1974, seasonally adjusted exports averaged
$8,330.0 million per mosth, a level about 7 percent
above the $7,785.8 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period, February-May 1974. General
imports averaged $8,917.4 million for the current
4-month period, about 12 percent above the $7,946.4
million average recorded for the previous 4 months.

Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted export and
import totals for selected Schedule B and A commodity
sections and divisions are shown in table 4, "U.S.
Exports of Domestic Merchandise--Schedule B Sections
and Selected Divisions (f.a.s. value basis);" table
5A, "U.S. General Imports--Schedule A Sections
ICustoms value basis);" and table 5B, "U.S. General
Imports--Schedule A Sections (c.l.f. value basis)."
Commodity components for exports exclude foreign
merchandise, but include date on DOD Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.

Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and
excluding Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments decreased from $7,929.7 million in August to
$7,611.7 million in September. With Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments included,
September exports were valued at $7,672.8 million as
compared to $7,998.9 million in August. Unadjusted
general imports amounted to $8,441.1 million in
September and $9,166.4 million in August.


S Adjusted for msasonal and orAingdajy variation, but not for price level Factors used to adjust 193 and 1974 data shown in this report represent
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data through 1923 and introduced in January 1974 corntred with the appropriate workmn day
adjustment factors.
ICumulations of dara over at least 4-month periods are desirable to ider.rtfy underlying trends Afontr ro-month changes In exports imports, and


similar series often reflect primarily irregular movements. differences 'n rio. trhl carryfoe, etc Recent month to-manto percent changes in "me overall
semsally adusitd export and import series-are presented in the following table irh average percent month-to-month rise and decline over longer
:p. ears Main for comparison. The average rise and decline figures exclude percentage changes for () the periods December 1968 March 1969 and
Jly-Decsrnlber 1971 because of abnormalities in the data due to effects of dock strikes and ) periods when negligible changes frero percent ,n the
iae) of eaponrmiparrs occurred:

,Momntb-to-month Average month) rate of change

Aug.-Sept. July-Aug. June-July May-June Average Average 4 months 12 months
Series 1974 1974 1974 1974 rise declI)e May-Sept. Sept. 1973-
: 1968-1973 1968-1973 1974 Sept. 1974
(Percent) (Pe (Per(ent) (Percen ( cent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (PerLent)

iddrip ..a..;... l.0 +.0.8 -0.6 #9.5 .3.9 -3.9 .2.2 -2.3
S .*l... ...... "-10.3 .5.2 44.9 2,.4 -3.8 -2.6 .0.6 .3.7


': :i.rr E sRlara Staristics" section of this report forr explanarons of diese export and import values and trade balances.


inquiries concerning these figures should be addressed to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the
SCenus, Washington, D.C. 20233. Tel: Area Code 301, 763-5140.

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',
/ Imp~"tt,tatis

S G sral Imports/I ports f

l, te. official U.S. import'statistics
Uffread',f-the Census fro i copies of
wardl'hpuA withdi af forms which
by law' lo file with Customs office
presented in terms of both "General I
for Consumption." General imports
entries for immediate consumption an
bonded warehouses and thus general
of merchandise. Imports for consump
of entries for immediate consumption
warehouses for consumption and thu
total of the commodities entered ii
channels.
Import Valuati

Customs Import Value
The value of imports as appraised
Service in accordance with the I
Sections 402 and 402a of the Ta
amended, is referred to as the Cust
based on the foreign market value
structed value. Amencan selling pr
represents a value in the foreign cc
excludes U.S. import duties, freight,
charges incurred in bringing the mere
States. This valuation is primarily
import duties and frequently does
transaction value.

CIF Import Value
The c.i.f. value represents the value
port of entry in the Umted State
purchase price and includes all freigh
charges (excluding U.S. import dutie!
the merchandise from the country
generally placing it alongside the carr
entry in the United States. If the mei
in a transaction between related part
used in deriving the c.i.f. value is bas
equivalent transaction price, i.e., a pr
between unrelated buyers and sellers.

Import Monthly Cal

It is the objective of the compiling
shipments, insofar as practicable, in
actual month of importation. Howevi
statistics the month of importation is
the import entry or warehouse with
may not in all cases correspond to
importation. (For example, u
"immediate-delivery" procedures, in
import entry up to 10 workdays af
importation.) Also, because of proc


EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


tics late receipt of a document for an end-of-month shipment,
rejection of a shipment by the computer because the data fail
or Consumption 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
are compiled by the shipments from the reported month of importation (based
the import entry and on the date of the import entry or warehouse withdrawal
importers are required document) to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding
als. The statistics are month. In addition, as a result of the aforementioned
imports" and "Imports Customs "immediate-delivery" procedures, there is a further
are a combination of carryover of presently unknown magnitude from the actual
d entries into Customs month of importation to a subsequent month. These
ly reflect total arrivals limitations should be borne in mind when making
tion are a combination month-to-month comparisons.
and withdrawals from
is generally reflect the Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are
nto U.S. consumption desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month
changes in imports, exports, and similar series often reflect
on' primarily irregular movements, differences in monthly
carryover, etc.
Export Statistics
by the U.S. Customs
egal requirements of Exports of Domestic/Foreign Merchandise
riff Act of 1930, as The official U.S. export statistics are compiled by the
oms value. It may be Bureau of the Census primarily from copies of Shipper's
e, export value, cdn- Export Declarations which are required to be filed with
ice, etc. It generally Customs officials, except for Department of Defense Mil-
ountry; and therefore itary Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments which are
insurance, and other reported directly to the Bureau of the Census by the
handise to the United Department of Defense. The statistics are reported as
used for collection of exports of domestic or foreign merchandise. Exports of
not reflect the actual 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
of imports at the first imported, or which have been enhanced in value by further
s. It is based on the manufacture in the United States. Exports of foreign
t, insurance, and other merchandise include commodities of foreign origin which
s) incurred in bringing have entered the United States as imports and which, at the
of exportation and time of exportation, are in substantially the same condition
ier at the first port of as when imported.
rchandise was acquired Export Valuation1
ies, the purchase price
sed on an arm's-length FAS Export Value
ice which would exist
The value reported in the export statistics generally is
equivalent to a f.a.s. (free alongside ship) value at the U.S.
rryover 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.
procedures to include port of exportation.
the statistics for the
er, for purposes of the Export Monthly Carryover
i based on the date of
Irawal document. This It is the objective of the compiling procedures to include
the actual month of shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics for the
under the Customs actual month of exportation. For purposes of the statistics,
porters may file the the month of exportation is generally based on the date
ter the actual date of when the shipment leaves the United States. (For vessel or
essing problems (e.g., air shipments it is the date when the carrier departs or is


'Values have not been adjusted for changes in price level.


' Values have not been adjusted for changes in pnce level.









d from the port of export.) However, as indicated
e for imports, because of processing problems (e.g., late
pflceipt of a document for an end-of-month shipment,
ejection of a shipment by the computer because the data fail
jii meet certain edit criteria established to protect the
i".. *racy of the statistics, etc.), there is an overall average
.I g pver of about 5 percent (in terms of value) of the
I .:nents from the actual month of exportation to a
i uhasquent month, usually the succeeding month. These
limitations should be borne in mind when making
m:,month-to-month comparisons.

Cmulations of data over at least 4-month periods are
i"mrable 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


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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 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 penodic
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 pnor 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.













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

Part A Exports (fas. Value Basis) and General Imports (Customs Value Basis): January 1973 to September 1974

(In millions of dollar. See Explanation of Staitica for informacon on coverage and dernisons of export and unporl values and trade balances. All data shown.for 1973 and 1974
rerec seasonal adjustment facrto introduced m January 1974)


Period nde eptembe january February March April May J.me July Aust ep- October .oe- Decem-
seri- September ""'un ber Z.7 bar


1973

Exports'............. 50,446.3 4,9N'.? 5,070.3 5,311.0 5,493.7 5,561.1 ,727.; 5.86'.3 6.042.0 6,419.8 6.585.4 6,678.8 6,948.9
Customs import value. 50,461.9 :,,'1.8 5,4B3.1 5,413.5 5.360.3 5.703.4 5,774.8 5,828.7 6.010.5 5,643.8 5,996.3 6,684.3 6,291.3
Merchandise trade
balance............. -15.6 -288.6 -412.8 -102.5 .133.4 -142.0 -47.2 .36.6 .31.5 .776.0 )5B9.1 .194.5 .651.6

1974

Exports'............. 71.574.2 7,111.0 7,605.5 7,673.9 8,234.0 7,629.7 8.356 7 8,307.2 8,370.0 8,286.2
Customa import value. 73,922.0 6,467.2 7.392.4 7,845.2 8,141.2 8,106.6 8,612.5 9,035.6 9,501.8 8,519.5
Merchandise trade
balance............. -2.347.8 -643.8 +213.1 -1;1.3 .92.8 -776.9 -255.8 -728.4 -1,131.8 -233.3

'Represents exports of domeetic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Ald ablpments.


Part B Exports (a.s. Value Basis) and General Imports (c.i.f. Value Basis): January 1974 to September 1974

Iln millions oi dollars See Ej planiaton of Slartitici for informanon on coverage and delnitilons al export and unporn values and tlade balances. All data shown for 1974
reflec seasonal adjustment factor introduced in January 1974)

Period and January- Repress- Nov ... Deam-
series September January February March April May June July Augusl October ber


1974

iEports'............. 71,574.2 7,111.0 7,605.5 7,673.9 8.234.0 ?,629.7 8,356.7 8,307.2 8,370.0 8,286.2
C.I.r. import value.. 79,157.0 6,945.6 7,902.5 8.376.6 8,7?2.2 9,008.7 9,235 6 9,692.4 10,173.9 9,099.5
HercnandIse trade
balance............. -7,592 8 .165.4 -297.0 -702.7 -488.2 1,379.'1 -878 9 -1,385.2 -1,803.9 -813.3

'Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military AsslItance Program Grant-Aid shlpmenta.












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 September 1974


(Zn l illons or dollars. See Rgplanstioa of Statistics for Information on coverage and a definition of (r.n.s.) export value. Unadjusted totals
represent nm of unfounded figures and hence may vary slightly from um or rounded amounts)

xportm excluding DOD Exports Including D Grant-Aid'
Grunt-Ald DOD Grant-Aid

PaDomesc Dodes ic Domestic
and
na d Domestc, and Domestic, Western Other
lore i. Total W
ea reg foreign, unadjusted foreign, unad)juted t Europe countries
adjusted un-adjusted unadjusted


1973

January-Deceber......................... I'I 70.623 2 69.730.4 71,j3a.8 70,246.0 515.6 185.5 330.1

Janumry-September.......................... 50,446.3 30,051.9 49,249.4 50,452.7 49,650.2 400.8 147.9 253.0


January.................................. 4.935.2 1.732.2 4.66'.6 4,774. 4. 4.5 11.8 19.9 22.0
February................... ........... 5,070.3 46, E6.0 4,796.4 4,902.6 *.4.33.0 36.6 9.1 27.3
March............................. ........ 5.311.0 -,924.9 5,829.2 J,77.6 3, 82. I 52.9 15.3 37.4
April ................................ ... .493.7 5.362.9 '.458.9 5,598.3 a,194.2 33.3 10.9 24.4
May .......................... .. ........ 3,61.4 6.02.2 5,929.3 1 .06 .970.3 41.0 12.1 28.9
ume........................................ 5.727.6 3,859.9 3.736.4 ',98.4 5.794.9 38.5 14.8 23.8


July.................................... 5.8653 5.331.0 5..'43 .397.1 5,31.4 66.1 39.0 27.1
Augutl................................ 6.042.0 i,7 8.2 ..681.8 5,817.1 5,713.7 31.9 7.9 24.0
Beptember.................................. 6,419.8 5.964.6 %.,86 6,021.2 3.942.1 i6.6 18.7 37.9
October ..................... ... .. 6,585.4 6,750.7 6,635.' E,784.9 6,669.1 34.2 6.0 28.2
ovember..................................... 6.878.8 7.099. '.00.3 136.1 7.044.9 36.6 6.5 30.1
December ... ............................ 6.948.9 6.921.1 6,837.4 6.965.1 6,881.5 44 0 25.2 18.8

1974

anury-Septenberr.......................... 71.574.2 70,8,2.6 69,9F9 J 71.118.9 70.425.7 436 4 71.0 362.4

January................................... 7,111.0 6,811.6 6.75.7.4 6.873.6 6 79.. 42.1 11.7 27.3
February.................... .......... 7,605.5 7.298.2 720.9 7.340.1 7 216.7 41.9 16.3 25.6
earch..................................... 7.63.9 8,519.6 R.10.. 2 8 i7.3 8,133.8 27.7 9.7 18.0
April......... ................... 8.234.0 8.381 I 8 ;'i.9 8 18 0 8,322.q 36.6 6.1 30.1
i................................. ..... 7,629.7 8,427.0 8,29:. 1 8, 188.1 ,357.0 61.1 5.8 53.3
June ............................ ...... 8.356 7 8.327 5 B.211 S & 364 4 R,?68 5 56.9 8.8 48.1


uly........................................ 8,307.2 7,655.9 7,553.6 7.695.7 7,593.5 39.9 3.2 36.7
Auguat...... ........................... 8,370.0 7,929.7 7.801.6 7.998.9 7,870.6 69.2 4.1 65.0
September.............................. R 246.2 7,611 7 7,507.3 7.617.8 7,568.5 61 2 4.8 56.3
October........................ .........
November.................................
December.................. .. ...,.. .,..

'Adjusted for seasonal and norking-day varlatvon using seasonal adjustment factors Introduced In January 1974. See footnote I on front page.
Represents only export shipments from the United States and differ frao DOD Military Auslltance Program Grant-Aid shipment figures under this
prm~ram as follows: (a) Transfers of the material procured outside the Unlted StaleF and transiera from DOD overseas stocks from export bshpmens.
(b) Export value t n. es.., whereas DOD wlue, In mobt Lnstances, is f.o.b., point of origin, (c) Data for shipments reported by the DOD for a g8en
month are Lncluded In Bureau of the Census reports in the second month subsequent to the month reported by be DOD.
"Annual total La not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.








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

SIn millions of dollar See Explanation of Statistics for information on coverage and definitions of Customs and c.i import values. Unadjusted loalps reprsnt sum of unreunded
figures and hence may vary sightly from sum of rounded amounts

U.S. Lmports of merchandise

Custom value C.j.f. value
Period General imports Imports General imports Imports
for for
seaEonally Uadusted consumption Seasonally adjusted consumption
adjusted'u unadjusted adjusted unadjusted

1973

lanuary-DecenDer ....................... a 69,475 .7 69,023.9 (') (1) I') ()

January-Septenber...................... 50,461.9 50,233.2 49,880.7

January ................................ 5,243.8 5,406.4 5,351.7
February.............. ........ ......... .. .491]. 1 ',958.9 4,943.5
March.................................. ,113.- 3,601.1 5,592.3
April................................... 5,360.3 5,353.3 5,293.7
May....................................... 5,703.4 6,037.0 6,013.6
June................................... 5, f4.8 5,910.5 5,89 4.8

Jul. ................................. ,828.7 5,659.1 5,598.9
August.................................. 6,010.5 6,016.5 5,977.9
September.............................. 5.643.8 5,307.4 5,304.3
October................................ 5,396.3 6,402.9 6,339.4
November ............................... 6.664.3 6,845.4 6,841.2
December............................... 6,291.3 5,971.2 5,962.6

1974

January-September...................... 73,922.0 73.602.2 72,876.7 79,157.0 78,817.2 78,063.1

Januar.............................. 6,467.2 6,649.6 6,505.1 6,945.6 7,141.5 6,989.1
February........................... 7,392.4 6,692.3 6,689.4 7,902.5 7,154.1 7,143.5
Mrch................................ :,845.2 ?,823.2 7,724.6 8,376.6 8,353.1 8,256.0
April................................. ,141.2 8,370.8 8,277.3 8,722.2 8,968.2 8,873.5
May .................................. 8,406.6 B,899.2 8,813.8 9,008.7 9,536.6 9,447.4
June ........................ ......... 5,612.5 8.556 5 6.i09 1 9.235 E 9,175.6 9,125.3

July................................. 9,035.6 3,003.1 6,911.1 9,692.4 9,657.5 9,563.6
August ............. ................ 9,501.8 9,166.4 9,071.5 10,173.9 9,814.8 9,716.5
September............................. A.519.5 8.441.1 8,374.3 9,099.5 9,015.8 8,940.3
October ......................... .......
November ............................
Dece ber ................... ...........

'AoajuLed Lor seasonal ana rorking-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1974.
'Annaal lotal is not Lshon far seasonally adjusted data. UijadJusted data should be used for annual totals.
'C.I.i. data not collected prior to January 1971.










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Table 4. U.S. Exports (fI.b. Value Basis) of Domestic Merchandise Including Department of Defense (DOD) Military
SAssistance Program Grant-Aid Shipments--Schedule B Sections and Selected Divisions. Seasonally Adjusted and
Unadjusted, by Month: January 1973 to September 1974

(In millions of dollars. See Explanation of Statistics for InSormuLLmon o coverage and a deflnjtion ol (l.a..) export value. Unadjusted totals
represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amount)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions'
Period 1
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7' 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted'
1973

January-September....... 8,206.1 752.0 6,011.5 1,181.4 '485.8 4,055.4 4,972..' 20,082.4 8,769.0 3.639.1 7,672.8 2,853.0 1.351.0

January................. 672.2 78.8 579.5 126.8 '444.0 04.2 494.7 ,101.2 896.2 366.2 76:.6 290.1 '116.9
February................ 701.2 96.4 666.9 128.9 '44.6 400.0 477.0 2,092.2 904.1 376.9 821.9 286.5 1132.6
March................. 787.2 87.1 756.4 126.- '61.0 420.6 494.6 2,097.1 696.9 379.7 660.4 291.9 '145.7
AprI................... 810.4 91.3 696.4 139.7 '38.0 435.3 546.2 2,162.5 940.3 383.4 810.6 113.6 4168.4
say..................... 837.1 73.7 725.9 126.9 '54.4 434.8 546.6 2,272.1 971.9 411.7 906.1 325.6 '14E."
June................... 941.4 80.2 676.8 137.4 19.1 166.3 ",0 -5 ,251.1 974.7 410.9 e83.1 336.3 4171.1
July................... 978.9 82.0 651.6 148.0 '58.9 461.8 399.9 2',300. 1,045.9 422.3 62i.7 326.2 '193.2
August................. 1,244.1 80.7 632.9 135.0 '59.6 501 3 610.6 2,306.3 1,043.3 437.3 833.0 330.1 '126.8
September.............. 1,253.6 81.9 625.1 112.2 '66.0 531.1 693.9 2,499.4 1,095.7 448.7 963.2 349.5 4147.7
October................ 1,185.8 88.4 721.5 160.6 '59.1 543.1 696.0 2,576.2 1,144.7 463.0 962.7 365.3 '162.3
Iolber........... ... 1,252.4 91.1 800.9 153.8 61.4 599.6 :39.4 2,650.0 1,113.0 46'.0 1.056.5 373.3 *17.6
December................ 1,256.8 77.3 814.9 174.7 77.6 562.7 731.0 2,683.4 1,126.0 464.6 1,045 2 365.1 4150.2

1974

Janusy-September........ 10,248.7 944.7 8,327.7 2,287.2 '1,027.0 6,536.4 9,)73.4 27,354.6 li,961.3 5,191 7 i0,202.1 3,989.6 '1,686.6

January.................... 1,180.4 113.5 819.6 165.7 '73.7 627.4 789.4 2,684.6 1,171.6 i18.9 917.3 390.0 '184.1
February................ 1,211.3 112.7 996.6 215.4 '96.5 675.9 828.6 2,821.8 1,180.5 523.5 1.135.2 101.2 '174.2
arch................... 1,233.8 87.6 1,027.3 172.1 '100.9 698.5 859.6 .,'85.7 1,2.2.1 551.3 1,080.0 433.3 '197.8
April ................. 1,259.9 115.2 1,026.0 221.2 4124.2 761.7 919.6 3,069.1 1,310.2 567.6 1,145.6 4:1.8 '207.8
May.................... 1,043.7 120.5 943.0 237.3 '131.7 673.j 943.8 2,625.0 1,306.4 553.2 1.033.6 477.1 '216.5
June.................... 1,098.8 117.0 92.7 300 '138.2 757 7 977.4 3.234 9 1.338 0 5-9.4 I,10n.? 473.1 "26.7
July.................... 1,130.1 101.7 883.2 340.5 '164.3 767.5 986.5 3,136.0 1,390.2 603.; 1,117.4 438.6 '222.0
Anus t................. 1,074.4 102.2 893.0 301.6 *110.6 789.9 1,023.6 3,362.6 1,519.9 661.4 1,189.8 460.2 '233.1
Sepleaber............. 1,016.3 74.3 806.1 312.8 '86.9 765.8 941.7 3,434.9 1.516.4 623 9 1.279 0 459.7 *224.6
October.................
Noember...............
December...............

dan justea

1973

January-December........ 11,930.2 1,008.1 8,380.2 1,670.5 684.0 5,749.4 7,161.* 27.86'.2 12,095. 51,032.3 1u.736.3 1.930.7 1,842.0

January-September....... 8,038.6 674.6 5,884.2 1,16?.1 485.8 4,085.2 5,Di.7 20.010.0 8,751.0 3.616.3 7,729.6 2.85.'.8 1.331.0

January................. 669.7 62.9 584.7 105.2 41.0 368.8 4.78. 1.956 2 852.3 369.7 234.2 273.1 118.9
Pebruary.............. 670.3 74.5 663.6 106.7 44.8 384.4 438.0 ;. 127.3 870.6 352.4 604.3 ?20.8 132.
March................... 80.9 76.0 840.4 121.2 61.0 541.; 31.4 24 :,2;. 1.U34.1 409.7 1,083.2 325.7 145.7
Aprill.................. 769.0 74.8 717.3 142.0 38.0 443.6 363.7 g.251.3 971.3 388.6 490.3 324.3 168.4
May..................... 937.1 68.4 776.9 141.0 54.4 460.4 6.9 .E6 .7 1,034.1 439.3 1,096.3 334.7 116.
June................... 949.9 73.4 676.2 137.8 59.1 47F.6 186.6 2.318.6 1,1114.7 4131. 60.2 345.. 171.1
July.................. 907.4 72.1 563.6 132.3 58.9 467.8 b56.7 2.U43.3 98.3 397.6 671.3 368.9 193.2
August.................. 1.216.7 77.3 553.2 154.1 L9.6 516.3 607.e 2,1171.0 988.0 114.1 668.9 331.1 126.8
September.............. 1,191.5 93.0 506.3 121.6 66.0 505.6 E48.8 2,3 2l. 1,003.6 429.9 680.9 336.9 147.7
October........... ... 1,216.7 110.6 747.5 177.1 39.1 532.9 709.5 2, 53.6 1,142.4 488.9 924.2 378..= 162.3
lovember........ .... 1383.9 128.7 847.0 156.2 61.4 566.6 731.3 !, 57.6 1,086 li6.1 1,013.2 373.3 178.6
Decemlber.............. 1,290. 94.3 851.5 175.0 77.6 544.7 705.4 2,645.9 1,113.6 4E0.9 1,071.3 346.1 150.2

1974

January-September....... 10,054.1 841.5 8,160.4 2,273.9 1,027.0 6,91.7 8,278 I 27.316.6 11.937.6 5,157.4 10,221 7 3.993.4 1,888.8

January................. 1,198.1 90.8 854.0 144.2 73.7 604.6 756.3 2.515.5 1,118.9 521.5 875.1 371.3 184.1
February................ 1,156.8 87.2 992.6 178.6 96.5 650.2 795.5 2,734.3 1,136.8 489.5 1,107.9 382.9 174.2
arch................. 1,257.3 79.1 1,113.8 161.6 100.9 734.8 934.3 ,376.3 1,414.8 394.3 1.367.3 417.9 197.8
April.................. 1,181.8 94.9 1,080.4 222.7 124.2 774.7 95?.0 3,185.7 1,353.4 57..E 1,256.7 468.1 207.8
iay..................... 1,083.4 111.3 1,013.8 281.0 131.7 711.9 1,036.3 3,264.6 1,416.8 59j0. 1,259.0 500 E 218.5
Ju.ne.................... 1074.6 106.9 912.2 109.3 138.2 775 9 983 3 3,267 2 1.360 8 5q3 I 1,313.3 474 I 326 7
July.................... 1,081.5 90.0 768.4 305.7 164.3 798.5 936.1 2,809.9 1,334.6 569.1 906.2 417.1 222.0
August.................. 1,020.7 97.6 777.8 338.7 110.6 812.0 999.1 3,019.6 1,440.8 625.7 953.1 461.6 233.1
Septmber............... 1,000.1 83.7 647.3 332.2 86.9 729.1 885.2 3.139.5 1.358.7 597.7 1,1-3.1 419.9 224a.
October.................
Novebeir..............
December................

'Schedule B section and selerbed division descriptions are as rolloes

0. Pood and live aniLal 7. Machinery and transport equipment
1. Beverages and tobacco 71. MachJnery, other tLar, electric
9. Crude materials, Inedible, except fuels 72. Electntlcl machinery, apparatus, and appliances
3. MLneral fuels, lubricants and related materials 73. Transport equipment
4. Anlmal and vegetable olla and fats 8. Mtscellaneous manalacl reo arlrcles, n.e.c.
S. ChemIcals 9. Conmodiltes and transactions not classified according to kind
6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 mBy alffer slightly rcon the sum of divisions 71, 72, and 73 aince each is Independently adjusted.
'Adjusted for seasonal and worKing-day variation using seasonal adjusreret actor Introouced In January 1974. See footnote I on front page.
Annual totals asr not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted oats should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section totals in
this table and salIlar overall monthly totals In Lables 1 and 2 were adjusted Independently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjusLment 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 Septenber 1974

Part A. Customs Value Basis

(In millions of dollars See Explanation of Slatiscs for ulformanion n covean g and a derinitIon of Culoams value. Uludjusfed totals ierenem sum of unrounded fgmpu and hence
maryy lightly frm sum of rounded anounta)
Schedule A sections'
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 9

Seasonally adjusted'


1973

January. .September.... 5,750.3 905.7 3,652.9 5,428.6 '153.5 1,784.1 9,783.4 15.666.5 6,035.8 '1,333.4

January.......... .... l 7 )I4.0. 384.3 466.4 '8.8 184.8 1.063.8 1.613.0 139.9 'Ll2.8
February ............ 618 4 98 3 396.6 500.5 '16.8 196.1 1,145.3 1,674.0 677 B '128.7
March................ 31 3 88.6 393.3 539 4 '14.7 180.8 1,068.8 .8 8a72. 659.7 '151.3
April ............. 630 1 103.0 413.7 536.7 13.6 194.2 998.1 1.649 3 652.3 142.1
y................. 700 101.2 410.2 632.6 16.0 196.5 1,072.5 1,737.3 666 4 131.8
June ........... 7 2 91 9 126.5 640.4 19.6 206.8 1.099.5 1,641.3 676 4 '161.1
A July................. 620 1 104.7 416.9 590.5 '18.9 203.5 1,167.1 1,.68.1 684.4 '154.0
* Augus ... ..... 671 2 120.7 398.1 758.3 223 5 204.6 1.144.2 1,910.1 701.4 a156.0
4 September ........... 649.5 102.6 404.1 73.8 '21 4 209.8 ,1024.1 1,700.6 677.5 '145.6
October ........... 680 7 104 0 450.0 78.9 26 3 216.5 1.085.1 1,887.5 689.9 '160.5
Novamber............. 845 1 106.8 481.1 1,008.2 '39 3 228.9 ,191.7 1.961.3 779.8 '44.1
December............. 73 0 105 I 420 7 970.1 '39.6 242 8 1.175 0 1,601 9 699.8 '156.0

1974

January-Septe.ber .... 7,069.5 1,075.0 4,460.7 18,564.2 '361.2 2,760.1 12,642.4 18,597 3 6,969.5 81,588.7

January............ is 0 96 3 41 2 1 192 7 '33.6 195.1 1.055.8 1,846 1 660.1 '144.6
February......... ... aOR.n 100 1 452 7 1.592 9 24.5 235.7 1.239.0 1 891.? 741.0 '155.1
March................. 72.6 110 9 '07 8 1.666 3 35 3 248.9 5,J54.8 1.897.0 779.3 '170.8
April................ 76 1 I 1it 480 6 2.385 1 '40 3 212.0 1.247 I 1,974.0 746 3 '179.0
May .................. 0.7 Il 8 16 6 2.317 9 42 311 1 1.371 I 2.04 9 784.3 '173.2
lune ................ 601 3 120 2 341.7 2.277.6 '26 6 323 7 1.43.E 2 103.2 B10 L '183.0
July,................. 799.4 139.1 492.5 2,388.3 '70. 372.4 1,459.4 2,301.5 790.6 '194.5
August ... ....... 747.0 148.9 548.9 2518.8 44.3 387.5 1,769.4 2,336.9 837.5 '187.6
September............ 653.4 156.4 492.7 2,224.6 '54.2 413.7 1,582.2 2,172.5 820.3 '200.9
Ortober..........
Lorember..........
December.............

Unadjusted

1'73

Jaeuary-Deceber..... 8,014.5 1,220 9 E013. 8.173.5 -8.6 2,463.0 13.244.1 21.076.1 8.217.4 1,794.0

January-Septeber .... 5,747.1 844.7 3,641.7 5,400.1 153.5 1,809.1 9,758.4 15,537.0 6,028.3 1,333.4

January.............. 616 7 10i.2 368 5i 32.2 8.8 189 I 1,106.3 1.661.1 631.6 162.8
Pebrusry.......... 68 3 76.5 311 4 4963 16.8 190 2 983.8 1.573.6 581.2 228.7
Marcn................ 631 0 3.4 3683 9 397 7 14 7 2023 1.078.1 1,818.3 643 9 151.3
April... ............ 658 i 'e0. 31q 4 507 1 13.b 21 2 91 93.1 1,711 609.9 142.1
SMay.............. 732. 10: 4 443.8 613.0 16.0 213 2 1.179.7 194 649 8 L3L.8
June.. ....... .. 6 7. 7.3 41 0 609 6 19.8 206 8 1,114 9 1.918 7 697 4 161.1
Jul.............. 599 3 91 431 537 4 18.9 186 4 1,193.9 1 701 6 721 4 154.0
Augua .............. '97 4 1.2 40 7 786 4 23 5 207 0 I 137 3 1.686 6 821.4 156.0
Seplember........... 616 4 91 0 39 0 701 2 21.4 19 5 970.8 1.511.6 668.1b 145.6
October ........... 708.6 128 1 493 1 797.7 76 3 209 1 1,140 4 1 953 6 785 2 160.5
ovember ............. 16 4 13 1 486 8 911.4 39.3 220 7 1,251 3 ,065 2 779.0 144.1
December .. ......... 12 4 117 0 3T? I 1 063 2 39 6 221 9 1.093 9 1,530 2 624.9 156.0

1974

Januarv-Septeubier.... 7,044.0 999.0 4.452.5 18,387.0 361.2 2,782.1 12,604.9 18,412.3 6,970.4 1,588.7

Jnuary.............. 70 100 1 1 1.304.9 23 6 200 7 1.091 8 I.J143 9 642.3 144.6
February............ 743 4 96 2 387 91 1.577 0 24.5 226.3 1,081.4 I 770.2 640 2 155.1
March................ 910 4 104.1 IPP 0 1.199 6 3i,3 262 3 ,312.8 1.984.3 735 6 170.8
Aprll............... 82 4 I13 I 178 6b .292 1 40.3 310 4 1,290 7 2.120 1 723 1 179.0
May................. 2 6 Il6. 5 55 6 9 2.285 5 42.1 333.8 1,494 21,303 8 770.2 173 2
June.......... ..... 72 4 127 F 361.' 2 086 3 i' 6 331n. 1.514.2 2 153 6 800 4 183 0
Jul............... 774 6 176.5 532.8 2,407.4 70.3 330.8 1,529.4 2,132.2 885.5 194.5
uus....... ... 766.4 112.7 536.3 2,498.7 4.3 380.5 1,711.0 1,993.4 935.5 187.6
Sreptber ............. 650.1 111.6 496.7 2,115.6 54.2 386.8 1,575.9 2,011.7 837.6 200,.
Oc ober. .........
Nouse ber.. .. ...
December. ...........

'Schrdule A ,reion deacriptionr rE a.r follows
0 Fool dr.a lse ani.~als 5. Chemicals
1. Beerage.i anL tobacco 6. Sarufactured coods-classafled chiefly by materLal
2. Crule n.I.erial1, inediole, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels. luoricants, an related materials 9. Miscellaneous msnufactured articles n.e.. .
4. Ani.Il ar 5egetaole oils and [ats 9. Conmodities and transactions not classarled according to kind
adjustedd for seasonal and morKing-aay vsrlazlon ustng seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1974. See footnote I on front
pace. Annual toldls are not Ihor, for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section
LoLa s In this uenle and similar overall monthiv totals in tables I and 3 were adjusted independently.
'In the absence ol oemonstrable seasonall patterns for tnis section, no se.aonal adjtustment factors have been applied.













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

January 1974 to September 1974


Part B C. i. 1. Value Basis

(In millions of dollars. See explanation of slaltilics for inlormalion on coverage and definition of ci (. salue Unadlusted lolals represent sum of unrounded figwes and hence may
vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

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

Seasonally adjusted'


1914

January-September.... 7,645.2 1,179.8 5,039.8 20,081.5 '377.3 2,981.1 13,323.8 19,649.0 7,420 1 '1,638.9

January.............. 774.9 104.9 479.0 1,325.4 '25.2 211.8 1,108.0 1,943.9 703.7 '150.2
February.............. 872.2 108.2 504.0 1,730.4 '26.0 253.6 1.322.4 1.983.9 786.1 '160.3
Merch................ 1.053.0 121 2 566.0 1,782.4 '37 I 269 4 1.424.5 2,014.1 I 28 .; '176 I
April............... R28.2 128 6 543 9 2.5i7.5 '41.7 297.1 ,3i.4 2.100 8 794.3 "183.7
May.................. 871 9 125.2 58R 5 2 493.0 '44 11 342. 1.446.4 2,21Y.8 837.3 '178.2
June................. 868 137 8 618 8 2,472 3 '27.a 347 8 1.627 3 2,222.8 863.2 1 189.1
July.................. 862.1 151.4 565.2 2.587.6 '72.7 396.5 1,541 4 2,437.1 842.9 '200.2
August............... 806.1 163.8 620.8 2,7?8.9 '46.5 414.1 1,863.3 2,467.3 892.5 '193.7
September............. 705.0 138.5 557 6 2,404.0 '56.3 146 3 1,675.1 2,269 3 874 4 '207.3
October..... ........
November ...........
December.............

Unadjus ted


1974

January-September .... 7,617.9 1,088.6 5,032,8 19,891.5 377.3 3,006.3 13,285 1 19,457.1 7,421.9 1,638.9

January............. 841.5 109.1 467.0 1,450.0 25.? 217.9 1.149.0 2,046.9 684.7 130.2
February.............. 802.4 93.2 431.9 1.713.1 26.0 2a3.i 1.135.9 1,868.7 679.2 160.3
March................. 983.6 113.8 543.9 I 946.4 37.1 291.9 1.380.3 2.106.8 779.5 176.1
April................. 893.6 123.4 541.7 2.457.P 11 7 339 0 1.361. s .256.3 769.7 183.7
May................... 893.3 127 1 630.1 2.P58.1 44 0 3;6 1.376 6 2.439.F 622.? 178.2
June............... 837 5 138.2 838.0 2.261 6 27 8 3j55 L 1.96 1 2 276 I 852 6 189.1
July.................. 835.4 137.6 611.5 6,608.3 72.7 J75 4 1.615 4 2,256.8 944.0 200.2
August............... 827.1 124.D 606 5 2,707.1 46.5 406 6 1.801 9 2,104 6 996 9 193 7
September............. 701.5 122.3 562.1 7,286.2 56.3 417 3 1.66k 4 2.101.1 892 8 207.3
October...............
November............
December..............

'Schedule A section oescriptlons are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 5. Cnemaial-
1. Beverages and tobacco t. Mnuljfc'urea g.ons cijified chiefly by material
2. Crude maTernals, Ineaonle, except fuels 7. Machinery ann transprc r quipceint
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellanroua ranmfactured artlclea, p.e.s.
4. AnLail and vegetable oils and fats 9. Comnouitles and transaction not classified according to kind
iaAaasted for seasonal and aorking-day variation using seasonal adjustment actors Irtroducea Ir. January 1973. See footnote 1 on ironic
page. Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data -hould be usea for annual totals. The adjusted section
totals In this table and similar overall monthly totals Ir tables 1 ard 3 mere adjusted Independently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patternm for nis section, no sea-onal ajusl tient actors have been applied.















































































































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