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SUMMARY C

,E_ ~IMPORT MEF


Sf6 September 19;



FT 900-75-9




i: Seasonally Adjusted a


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce
announced today that during September 1975, seasonally
adjusted exports on a f.a.s. (free alongside ship) U.S.
port of exportation value basis, excluding Department of
Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments, were valued at $9,165.0 million 2 and that
seasonally adjusted general imports on a f.a.s. foreign
port of exportation value basis, amounted to $8,188.6
million.' s September seasonally adjusted general
imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) value
basis amounted to $8,812.2 million. a Comparable
seasonally adjusted totals for August were $8,996.2 mil-
lion for exports, $7,961.0 million for imports on a f.a.s.
value basis, and $8,568.9 million for imports on a c.i.f.
value basis.

The Bureau stated that based on the above seasonally
adjusted f.a.s. export and import figures, a merchandise
trade surplus of $976.4 million was recorded in September
1975. For the period January-September 1975, the surplus
on a f.a.s. value basis amounted to $8,421.3 million.
Using c.i.f. import values and f.a.s. export values, S
trade surplus of $352.8 million 2 3 was recorded for
September 1975, and a $2,873.0 million surplus for the
January-September 1975 period.

During January-September 1975 exports on a sea-
sonally adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $105,825
million, or about 8 percent higher than the calendar year
1974 total of $97,908 million. Seasonally adjusted imports
or the January-September 1975 period were at an annual
rate of $94,597 million, a level about 6 percent below the


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)F U.S. EXPORT

ICHANDISE TRi

75 I U V. OF L LI.
DoCUM ENT _DE.lL


nd Unadjusted Data


calender year 1974 total ot $100,251 million. (These
figures are on a i.a.s. value basis.)

The Bureau also stated that both the seasonally
adjusted export and Import totals for September are the
second highest of the year, being exceeded only by the
record high January 1975 totals of 19,411.9 million for
exports and $9,622.1 million for imports, respectively.

During the 4-month period, June-September 1975,
seasonally adjusted exports average $8,934.3 million
per month, a level about 1 percent above the 18,554.9
million average reported for the preceding 4-month
period, February-May 1975. Imports (f.a.s. value
basis) averaged $7,752.8 million per month for tne
current 4-month period, about 2 percent above the
$7,578.5 million average reported for the preceding
4 months.

Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and
excluding Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments decreased from 4d,470.8 million it August to
$8,398.8 million in September. With Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments included,
exports decreased from 18,480.6 million in August to
$8,424.4 million in September. Unadjusted general
imports (f.a.E. value basis) were valued d at 17,513.6
million in August as compirer to .8,161.6 million in
September. The comparaDle c.i.f. figures for imports
.ere !8,087.3 million in August and 18,783.1 million
in September.


'Adjusted tot easonal and worklngday rianration, but nor Ia crlangEs in irire level FIctors uurd to adjust 1974 and 1975 data shoen in thn, riepr represent seasonal aliuslmeni aItior, ier.ive Irom
monthly data though 1974 and introduced in January 1975 combined wit the applophiate aor kng day adjustment tactors
Cumulations of data tver at leant 4-month periods are desirable to identity underlying trends Mrnt.i 0 month changes .n ePpirts..moort and similar Sleri oen re let primarilt Irregulal moinments
diffehrnc in monthly carryover. ec Recent month to month Paecemn changes in the overall seasonally adjusted aponr and .mpoor sees are present i n the loilowing table .nmi average peicepn moni
to-mneth rim and decline over longer periods shown for comparison. The average rie and average delinep filurei eictlude percentage changes or i 1 the periods January-March 1969 and July December
1171 because of abnormalities in me data due to effects ol eork snrkes and 121 periods when negligible changes (ro peirenll in the level of eiporuliDports occurred Prcentnge change Tol I a i mponr
aluin e not awalable lor prlotas prior to January 1974

Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change

Average Average 4 months 12 months
Series Aug.-Sept. July-Aug. June-July May-June rise decline M ay-Sept. Sept. 1974-
1975 1975 1975 1975 1969-1974 1969-1974 1975 Senr. 1975
(Percent) (Percent) (PercentI (Percentl (Percent (PErcent IPercent) (P rent I

F.a.s. export value. *1.9 +1.3 *2.2 +6.7 +3.2 -2.6 +3.n ,0.8

F.a.s. import value. +2.9 +0.7 +13.7 -2.0 (NA) (NA) +3.8 -0.1

3Effecti with January 1915 sue of this report the Customs import value was replaced bv the I.es import value Exports have historically bren showa on a I.a.& value basi See "Ejplanation
ld Satsaitd" tar definitions of exporl end mport values and trade balances.


Inquiries concering them figures should be addressed to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the
Census, Washington. D.C. 20233. Tel: Area Code 301. 763-5140.

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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics

Coverage

The U.S. import statistics reflect both government and
nongovernment imports of merchandise from foreign
countries into the U.S. Customs territory, which includes
the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
The U.S. import statistics exclude imports into the Virgin
Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and other U.S. posses-
sions; and shipments between the United States and Puerto
Rico, between the United States and U.S. possessions, and
between any of these outlying areas. (Data on U.S. trade
with Puerto Rico and with U.S. possessions are published
separately in Report FT 800. Additional data on such trade
and on imports into the Virgin Islands from foreign
countries are presented in reference tabulations.)

The U.S. import statistics also exclude American goods
returned to the United States by its Armed Forces; intransit
shipments through the United States; temporary shipments;
transactions not considered to be of statistical significance,
such as shipments of personal and household effects;
low-valued nondutiable imports by mail; issued monetary
coins of all component metals; and gold in the form of ores,
concentrates, waste, scrap, and refined bullion. Imports of
silver in these forms are included in the statistics, unless
otherwise noted. (Information on gold movements, pre-
viously shown in Report FT 2402, appears in Report FT
990 effective Januay 1975.)

General Imports/Imports for Consumption

The official U.S. import statistics are compiled by the
Bureau of the Census from copies of the import entry and
warehouse withdrawal forms which importers are required
by law to file with Customs officials. The statistics are
presented in terms of both "General Imports" 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

F.a.s. Import Value

The f.a.s. (free alongside ship) value represents the
transaction value of imports at the foreign port of exporta-
tion. It is based on the purchase price, i.e., the actual
transaction value and generally includes all charges incurred
in placing the merchandise alongside the carrier at the port
of exportation in the country of exportation.


C.i.f. Import Value

The c.Lf. (cost, insurance, and freight) value represents
the value of imports at the first port of entry in the United
States. It is based on the purchase price and includes all
freight, insurance, and other charges (excluding U.S. import
duties) incurred in bringing the merchandise from the
country of exportation and generally placing it alongside
the carrier at the first port of entry in the United States. If
the merchandise was acquired in a transaction between
related parties, the purchase price used in deriving the c.i.f.
value is based on an arm's-length equivalent transaction
price, i.e., a price which would exist between unrelated
buyers and sellers.

Import 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
official acceptance by Customs 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" pro-
cedures, 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 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 addi-
tion, as a result of the aforementioned Customs "im-
mediate-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.

Estimated Data for Imports Valued Under $251
The overall import and Schedule A Section 9 totals
include sample estimates for shipments valued under S251.
Therefore, they are subject to sampling error, estimated at
less than one-tenth of one percent for the unadjusted overall
total and about one percent for the unadjusted Schedule A
Section 9 total. This means that we can have about 67
percent confidence that the published unadjusted overall
totals and the unadjusted Schedule A Section 9 totals differ
by less than one-tenth of a percent and one percent,
respectively, from the totals that would have resulted from
a complete tabulation.










Export Statistics
Coverage
The export statistics reflect, in general, both government
and nongovernment exports of domestic and foreign mer-
chandise from the U.S. Customs territory (includes the 50
States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) to
foreign countries, whether the exportation involves a
commercial transaction or not. The statistics, therefore,
include Department of Defense Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments, shipments for economic assistance
under the Foreign Assistance Act and shipments of agri-
cultural commodities under P. L. 480 (The Agricultural
Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amend-
ed) and related laws. The following are excluded from the
statistics: Shipments to U.S. Armed Forces and diplomatic
missions abroad for their own use; shipments between the
United States and Puerto Rico. between the United States
and its possessions (including the Virgin Islands), and
between these outlying areas, exports from U.S. possessions;
intransit shipments through the United States; transactions
not considered to be of statistical importance, such as
personal and household effects; temporary exports, low-
valued or noncommercial exports by mail; issued monetary
coins of all component metals; and gold in the form of ores,
concentrates, waste, scrap, and refined bullion. Exports of
silver in these forms are included in the statistics, unless
otherwise noted. (Information on gold movements, pre-
viously shown in Report FT 2402, appears in Report FT
990 effective January 1975.)
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
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments which are
reported directly to the Bureau of the Census by the
Department of Defense and shipments by qualified ex-
porters who have been authorized to submit data in the
form of magnetic tape, punched cards, or monthly Shipper's
Summary Export Declarations directly to the Bureau of the
Census. The statistics are reported as exports of domestic or
foreign merchandise. Exports of domestic merchandise
include commodities which are grown, produced. or manu-
factured 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 consist of commodi-
ties 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

F.a.s. Export Value


The value reported in the export statistics generally is
equivalent to a f.a.s. (free alongside ship) value at the U.S.
port of export, based on the transaction price, including
inland freight, insurance and other charges incurred in


placing the merchandise alongside the carrier at the U.S.
port of exportation.
Export Monthly Carryover
It is the objective of the compiling procedures to include
shipments, insofar as practicable. in the statistics for the
actual month of exportation. For purposes of the statistics,
the month of exportation is generally based on the date
when the shipment leaves the United States. (For vessel or
air shipments it is the date when the carrier departs or is
cleared from the port of export.) However, as indicated
above for imports, because of processing problems (e.g., late
receipt of a document for an end-of-month shipment.
rejection of a shipment by the 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.
Estimated Data for Export Shipments Valued
Under $1,000 to Countries Other Than
Canada, Under $2,000 to Canada
The overall export and Schedule B section and division
totals include sample estimates for shipments valued
$251-$1,999 to Canada and for shipments valued
$251-$999 to countries other than Canada. Data for
shipments valued $250 and under to all countries are also
estimated, based on established percentages of individual
country totals, and included in the Schedule B Section 9
totals regardless of the commodity exported. It is estimated
that the unadjusted overall total is subject to a sampling
error of less than one-tenth of one percent, and the
unadjusted Schedule B section or division totals are subject
to sampling errors of about one percent. In addition, the
Schedule B Section 9 total is subject to possible error in the
estimated data for shipments valued $250 and under; and
the overall total, and the individual totals for sections other
than Section 9, to a more limited extent. Such $250 and
under shipments represent about 1.5 percent of the total
value of exports, and about 60 percent of the Schedule B
Section 9 total.
Other Sources of Error
in the Statistics
Monthly import and export figures are subject to the
possibility of errors which may arise from sources other
than sampling errors, discussed above. Among these are
errors in the reporting and/or processing of information as
to commodity classification, value and other statistical
factors, month of inclusion (see paragraphs on import and.
export carryover, above), and the undercounting of exports
to Canada due to the non-receipt of Shipper's Export
Declarations. For 1973, the undercounting amounted to
about one billion dollars. In the case of imports the








information as to value and commodity classification (as
well as country of origin and net quantity) is verified by
Customs officials on entries filed for transactions valued
over $250 which are ordinarily subject to examination for
Customs appraisement purposes, thus considerably reducing
the possibility of error. In addition, the procedures used to
compile both the import and export statistics include clerical
and computer processing checks designed to protect the
accuracy of the statistics to the fullest practicable extent.
Merchandise Trade Balances

Two trade balances are presented in this report:
I) The balance between exports based on f.a.s. values
and imports based on f.a.s. values.
2) The balance between exports based on f.a.s. values
and imports based on c.i.f. values with adjustments for
imports from affiliated sellers abroad.to reflect arms-length
equivalent prices.
Both balances are useful for certain purposes. The first
balance corresponds to a measurement of the international
payments or credit flows resulting from merchandise trade
between the U.S. and foreign countries. The second balance
is based on concepts similar to those used by most foreign
countries, and therefore provides a reference for com-
parison with the trade balances published by those coun-
tries.

Revisions to the Statistics

Revisions are carried into the statistics on a periodic
basis. Data for 1974 and 1975 appearing in the 1975
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:

1975 Statisitcs

a. January through November 1975 issues: figures are as
originally issued, except as noted below.


b. December 1975 issue: figures reflect revisions for
prior months of the year issued with December 1975
statistics or earlier, as noted below.

1974 Statistics

a. January through May 1975 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1974 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 1975 issues: figures reflect
revisions to 1974 data issued with June 1975 statistics
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 foreign trade statistics and information re-
garding coverage, valuation, sampling, and qualifications
which should be considered by users of the statistics are
contained primarily in the following publications: Report
FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export and Import Trade; FT
135, U.S. General Imports, Schedule A Commodity 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 (f.a.s. Value Basis). General Imports (f.a.s. Value Basis), and Merchandise Trade Balance.
Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day Variation, by Month: January 1974 to September 1975

(In millions of dollar'. Lee Erplana lon of Statilcics for Infr-.r.atinn on cnver:ge, def niltrinE roi erpor t no import aluae an train bal-
ances, and ourcre of errcr in the data. All data shaon for 1974 ann 1975 reflect seasonal adjustment factr_ trtr .,auctO tr. Jiani..r' 1 tI

Perino andu Jaruart- "ate.. -n .m- rj L~m-
aerin September january rFbruary March April Ma JnP n Ju" u u -ae .- Oc1 ,e r o -r r
F ,.:n Septber ber -r be r


1974

EAportl ............. 71,187.1 7.150.2 7,548.9 7,625.4 8,107.8 7.652.4 8,316.9 8,306.9 8 379.3 8 399.3 B 672.8 8.972.1 4.862.1
F.a.s. in or!t alue.. 73,309.5 6,498.0 7.317.7 7.741.9 8.025 3 9.264.. 8.577.0 8 951.6 9.?67.1 8,696.4 8.773.2 6 973 3 9.256.8
Merchandise trade
balance............ -1,I22.4 .652.2 .231.2 -116.3 -82.5 -612.1 -260.1 -614.7 -887 8 -2 .7.1 -100.4 -0.1 -394.7

1975

Exports .............. 79.368.8 9.411.9 8.789.0 8,715.9 8.569.6 S.145.1 I ..91 8,884.6 8,996.2 9.165.0
F.a.a. nporo value.. 70,947 5 9.622.4 7.872.0 7.335.6 8012.8 7.093.1 6.951.3 7,907.5 7,961.0 8.l18.6
Merchandise trade
balance............. -8.1?1 3 -210.5 .917.0 .1,380.3 .556.8 *I 0 1..7 ri ,37.3 .971..l .1,035.2 .97i 1

'Repre.ents exporrt- ul domete and forep rercrnanaote crrluaong Department of DTfen;e MIll[arr PA*istanc' Prgram frar.t-Atn hipmnntm.


Table 2. U.S. Exports (l.a.s. Value Basis), General Imports (c.i.f. Value Basis),and Merchandise Trade Balance,
Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day Variation by Month: January 1974 to September 1975

(In millions of dolLabr. :ei EApianation of ;tri tLCr i3r information on average. dPfinition= .i v>part -na -purlt alue.j inr traoe- ol-
anrea, and sources of error in the dal.. All data sno-n Ior 1[71 ann 1975 reflect ;ea-ona] an iurn prnt actor rtrotducea in January 1975?

Period and Januar- epaa Febar h Arl a lr. lul, ug, nOcobr 'e- Dec*m-
ser e= September eJ Fbe r r-

1971

Exports' ............. 71,467.1 7.150.2 7.546.9 7 625.4 6.107.6 7.765 4 8.31C.9 8.106.9 8 9.3 8.3998.3 3 96.677 6 .BJ9'? 9 862..1
C.i.f. import uclae.. 79,011.5 7.018.7 7.881.9 8 310.8 8.639 0 8.921.2 i ?56 9 9,E1l.8 9 999 7 9.371 b 9.451 4 9 6., 5 9.943.0
Merchandise trade
balance............. -7,5'1.1 -131.5 -333.0 -685.4 -531.? -1.268.8 -940 0 -1 304.9 -1 620.4 -972 : -778 6 -66. F -1.080.9

1975

Export ............. 79.3F.6.& 9.411.9 8,789.0 6 71, .9 8.569.6 8.145.1 .C41 5 8,8381.6 j,996.2 9 I[- ,
C.A.I. Lrnporl vilue.. 76,195 6 10.364.5 8 11).7 7.893 5 4,600.0 7.61.1 7:.4l I 6,493.6 8.56C.9 6 6I1 2
Merchandise trade
balance............. ,2.673 0 -952.6 .348.3 -822.1 -330.4 .51a.0 1*,200.4 .390.8 .427.3 -352 n

Represent epoirt- 3f a do tni anna lor.zvign ercnanotie escieud>ing Departer.en ot Deler.,e Milit tr AISl.tance Pror am Grant-A.a *r.ipernl.












Table 3. U.S. Exports (f.a.s. Value Basis) of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1974 to September 1975

SIn mLlluon. nfr diiar. wor Explanation 'o Statistics for information on coverage, definition of f.s.s. export value, and sources of error in
the data. i r.a.Iusterl totals represent uum of unrairnoed figure. and hence may vary Ellghtly from sum of rounded amounts)

Exports excluding DOD Exports Including DOD Grant-s A'
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-4Ld


Prrerd t Dome stic Domestic
and
and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
Lreg. l foreign, unadjusted foreign. unadjusEted Total Europe countries
'rasonal Il
ad nlJyed urad.ju a unddjusteo


1974.1

J.anary-D;err.ner.............. ...... I .l 7.90.11f 96.i.5 .0 98 507.2 97.144.? 599.1 99.6 499.5

Januiry.September ................... 71,487.1 70,937.0 59,949.6 71,373.3 70,386.0 436.4 74.0 362.4

January ..................... .... .... 7.13,l .2 6,824.9 6.743.7 6.866.9 6.785.8 42.1 14.7 27.3
Ferbuary............... .............. 7.348.' 7, 92.2 7.700.7 7.334.0 7.242.6 41.9 16.3 25.6
Marth............................ .. 7,6?5.4 8.497.6 8,384.2 8.525.5 8,111.9 27.7 9.7 18.0
April ................. .. ............. 8.107.8 8.372.1 8.252.8 8.108.7 8,289.3 36.6 6.4 30.1
P3'. .................................. 7 6i2.4 8.426.4 8.297.? 8.489.5 8.358.3 61.1 5.8 55.3
InF .............. ....... .. .... .. 8. 16.9 327.7 8,211.8 6,384.7 8,266.7 56.9 8.8 48.1

Juiv .............................. .. 8 a 306.9 7.654.8 d .552.6 7.694.6 7,592.4 39.9 3.2 36.7
4.U.a t ........ ..................... .. .39.J 7.928.i 7.800.4 7.997.7 1,869.6 69.2 1.1 65.0
rp[ner ........................... 3.99.3 7,610.6 ..i06.2 7,671.8 7,567.4 61.2 4.8 76.3
Ocrt. r ............................... 8672. 8.926.0 A.7795. 8,993.9 8,847.6 67.61 7.4 60.5
r.o es ..c r............................... ,97:'.9 9,312.6 9.?2:3.6 9,396.8 9,277.8 54.2 8.1 46.1
Dcsmberr.......................... .... 8.862.1 s,02. .6 6,i92.1 8.743.3 .632.8 40.7 10. 2 30.6

197

J.nu.r .September..................... 79,368.8 76 1,2.0 ;7,7 57.3 79,103.] 77,949.2 391.3 20.6 370.7

January............... ................ l,.111.9 9.123.9 8.948.7 9.202.6 9,027.5 78.8 5.2 73.7
Iflbruar ....................... .... 6.789.l0 B.4o9.6 8.368.9 8,54a.5 8.114.6 45.7 3.3 42.4
March.. ... ............ ..... ........ .. b. ,.9 9. .4.37.6 9.295. 9.466.5 9.324.1 28.9 2.. 26.7
April ................................ 6.569. 9.01?.7 8.864.1 9 74.4 8.45.9 61.7 3.6 58.1
Ma .................................. b.14 .1 B. l .11.5B .786.3 8 957.8 8.837.3 51.0 2.2 48.8
I.'r. .......................... ..... 8,691 8.63'..7 6. 490.8 8,691 0 8, 51. 60 3 08 59 5

'aulV................ ............... 8,818 .6 8,236.0 6,129.6 8,265.4 8,159.0 29.4 1.0 28.4
Al.gu tt. .......................... .... 8,996.2 8,470.8 6,377.1 8,480.6 8,387.0 9.9 1.6 8.3
Septer.brr........................... 9,165.0 8,398.6 8,277.2 8.424.4 8,302.7 25.6 0.7 24.9
Oc LbE ~............. ........
SP r... ... ...........
'ec ..o r................ ........... .

'A.ij. t.du or :. joi..1 and .r.ir n-dJa .arl !i .-r. u:ring eaor.al amUEstient i irors introduced in January 1975. ee footnote I on front

R' -pire nnl ':Ti-rl :Tripir.t; ifra th: IhAnsltd ltateC an dirffer- from DO5 Militar) 4:lsitarnce Prolrav Grant-Aid .hlpment figures under
trn, procra, is faI .. ial Trin-fer o.f r r.n matelrlj pro.:ur r l outiaoe the Linited- Stlate- inoa trrsirs fronm 0D overea ilocl from export
ihlpmn.'nt. (b) Ecport alut 1 I'..:... herrea L0i u value, ir. moat in-tar.cei, ir f..h.b point .o origin. IcJ Data or shipment reported oy
the iO)D for a river, srnth are i.ijuild in Furtau ,'I the C-en-u report; in Inc second rmonrn ;ubsequent to the month reported by the 0OD.
Arnn.al total i not ho... Ir m-esonally aOju-r.?o data. Unadjusted oats shouln be used for a.nusl totals.











Table 4. U.S. Imports of Merchandise by Month: January 1974 to September 1975

Ir-i.or1. ut dollar-. See L1kplan&L.-n Of .itaiLLtes or Anfor-at onion oserage, aciant Al Or 01 1 .a.--. ai c ...I. .pOrt -4lueo r,- a ;t.r'.
o1 error itn l t datl. Una.ju_'lea t.ooi& reprcsenr iuni, o unrounoed f figures arino r-nce .-1ay .ar il~i1, ros. u II ruurnded .ii.urt*1

u. ziiports .[ E j -ercrr an_~i

.o.e. lue C .f. ebluu

P rCeneral .mparts I por Crer.n ral ..p.r I.ip r
lor ur
a.nC f tira I 13 1 r- .0iu LtOr. n ,. 'c. 1oaII .na p, ',,
aj us otd I unal ju.te u6lu J urna ju. t


1974

January -Iceir ber ...................... I I 1t00.2E1.01 99.351 .)3 1 7.9 -.; lul. 111O.

Januarl-Eeptemb.er...................... 73,309.5 73,112.0 7',392.' 79,011. 6 76,6?, .9 78,066.

January....................... .. ... ... E,498.0. 6,613.' 6, I4 7 ,.l- .: ".143.6 E. 91 .
February, .................. ....... 317.7 6,644. i .6 3. 7,b61.9 6.9 7,16.
March .. ....... ..... ....... .. 7,741 .9 7,.81.4 7.b.e.2 o,31,.8 e.33J.? 8,,26.l
April..... ...... .... .......... .... 6.n2,.3 6 333.i ,,.3b. 6.B 9..' 16. i.; t.: .
May .................................... 8 l.5 8,834.1 6.742.. .o 21. 9.1;: .d 9, 447.4
June................... ... .... .. ... 6,;77.U a,U L.3 6.4-.3.3 9.2o6.9 9.11 .4 9,12L.2

Jul ......... ...... .. .. .... .... 6, 21.6 8 965.3 1. ,611. ,.5m .9 ,. t4.8
August .............. .. .. ,'. 06.6 9',02.7 9,99.. .8195. 9,71..3
September... ..... .............. 8,696.4 8,3- ..; 8. 4. 9.3;1.- 9..0. 8 i12.3
October....... ............ .......... i. 4. .03i. 9*.41.4 9.747.3 4,;34.7
hoveemn er........... .... ..... ........ d. 3.3 8, iL.4 5, 13. 4 1 6oi f 9, ii''. 9, 4 .
Decenier...... ... ..................... 9,236. i.139.2 9 14l.6 -,943.' o.B16.; 9.6.6.4

195,

January-Eeptenther ... .. .... 70,97. 70.64t.i 70U. I50 7.40..8 76,369.3 76,0I42.2

January) .......... ........ ............. 9.?22.4 9.622.j5 Or.. lu. 34 .5 lu. 0 0.1 10. j63.
Feori.ry.......... ... .. .. .. ;. 2.. .162.; 7.1 3u...9 ,44'. 7 68 .64 .3
March.............. ..... ... ..... ;,335.6 7,45i 7,4 -.. : 93. 3.i :. 2.
4prlk ......... ...... .. ... .. 6,01 .8 0 161.1 6. 133.4 o.aS..l. 8.64.6 6.-)34.3
Ma) ................... ..... .. ..... : .1193.4 : 38.t 7,31.2 :.631.1 7.U1.7 7,8.
Jun ..... ...... ........... ... ..... i.954. ? : 4 l I 1 7. .

JuIJ.... ..... 7,907.3 7,91.14 ,7 ..' o, 1k3.6 6,iL?.J3 8,470.6
A~gus ....... ... ....... 7961.0 7,513.6 '7,421 8 8,j58.9 ,0~ 7.3 7.991.0
September. ........... ...... ..... 6,1 6. 6 161.6 4, li : 6 6. 1 ".2? I,i6.l 767.3
Oc too ,: r ... ............ .. .......
Notenrbe ................ .... .
D.cembe r.... .. ..

'Adju.td or .Eeaona1 .In .ariLt E. Br'J arialr u Inb .Ea .onal .aIa1u iiriL Iactoor: inlroaucea r .j inuar 1975.
1ArnLaEl Ltoti I. ro- sor.or. or se.aori.Is aoju.io 0a.1. L'naj. Aea aan i rould n eo 1.7r &--.u cIr 'acli.
R Relised









8

Table 5. U.S. Exports (f.a.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 1974 to September 1975
in *.LlionEs as dollar-. See EKlar.acior. of Statistics for ir.formaton on coverage. definition of f.a.t. export value, and sources of error in
'i r. dtla. I.inaddi.Jied total' rtprev-enlt sir of unrounded Iigures and hence anyv vary 'lightly from smn or rounded amounts

SchEdule B sections and selected divisions'
Period --
0 I | J | > 5 6 1 1 72 73 8 9

Searsnally adjusted'


1071 1

jan..iry-Septenber....... 10,284.0 928.1 8,258.3 2,274.4 11,026.3 6,514.5 8,252.2 27,114.0 1,955.2 5,177.9 10,313.9 3,985.8 1,88.3

Jinurv........ ......... 1.191. 107.F 651. 171.1 '73.3 641.0 795.0 2.669.3 1.177.8 513.3 943.0 393.3 '184.1
Flt.ruAr ................ 1b.6 96 .5 12. '9b .3 679.6 26.1 2.804.4 1.19?.9 522.4 1,113.5 407.3 174.2
rurch. ..... ...... ... 1.1.3 89.6 90.9 176.2 '100.9 694.2 858.8 .809.5 1,.36.7 547.1 1,082.5 433.2 '192.3
April................. 16..l. 109.9 979.3 2E6.? '1?4.2 735.6 919.9 3,034.0 1.302.6 565.4 1.136.3 448.3 '207.8
4a ..................... L.r.h:.4 116.? 939.L 157.1 '131.7 664.5 940.4 2,887.4 1.307.6 557.4 1,070.6 469.2 1218.5
June.................... L.ll1 .4 114.7 4 1 .8 294.? *138.2 767.7 970.7 3,203.1 1,341.9 586.7 1,299.0 465.7 '226.7
ulJ ...... ........ ... 1.133.6 102.4 893.5 323.9 '164.0 775.0 982.1 3.182.2 1,391.6 601.0 1,160.3 447.5 '222.0
.Azlr t ................... 1 ,u0.9 1U.5 911U.6 301.9 '110.6 776.6 1,010.2 3.355.1 1,497.a 661.4 1,185.4 460.2 '233.1
S Flpat .er............ .. 1 6 7..4 P24.6 312.5 '86.9 760.3 948.8 3.469.0 1,506.3 622.6 1.3?3.3 461.1 224.6
lOc'ror... ............ 1. 11.6 102.7 76.6 384.9 '112.2 719.2 996.0 3 687.3 1,576.2 6'5.1 1.432.9 456.4 216.0
'ovuebh;r... ...... .. .. -.8 102 7 968.5 471..9 "116.5 763.7 950.9 3.663.4 1,607.9 639.9 1,12.3 466.5 '239.6
L .;i oe r... ......... ... l .; 11.7 899.,1 .' 6.3 '186.3 797.1 984.4 3,589.1 1,562.0 573. 1,363.8 441.3 247.7

]?:i

Januar,-.eptmber........ 11,359.3* 980.8 7.424.3 3.13F.6 '740.4 6,478.5 8,112.1 33,627.4 15.430.5 3,586.3 12,78 0 4.188.8 *2.269.0

Jarniru .............. .... .I .9.7 144.9 1.025.0 1.9.2 '140.9 662.3 927.u 3.466.9 1.655.5 606.2 1.169.6 471.1 '238.6
F1bru ryv................ I 119.1 107.0 815.4 399.3 '104.5 696.4 879.9 3.627 3 1.621.2 606.3 1,428.6 454.1 '228.5
fjrir.................... 1.'51. 13I6. 80OJ.5 433.0 '1 .8 761.7 905.3 3.147.3 1.620.2 598.6 1.299.0 449.0 '237.8
April... ..... .... 1 16.4. 116.7 731.7 178.9 '71.7 700.8 896.9 3.673.6 1.755.5 630.4 1.265.9 468.9 '274.9
ru,.... ............. 1..13.L, 102.6 701.1 4v7.2 '88.9 6S4.3 88l.9 3,478.9 1.684.6 614.0 1.256.7 451.9 '284.2
Jun ........ .......... I 0r "... 86.0 700.rJ 395.6 '57.9 717 3 886.8 3.965. 1 809.8 617.4 I 538.0 473.9 '241.4
J ..................... 1,183.9 81.2 867.8 313.5 '66.3 686.8 912.5 4,011.1 1,760.9 629.7 1,623.2 486.7 '239.1
Augui[ ................. 1,266.9 110.6 932.1 367. '43.9 689.0 880.5 3,962.8 1,748.7 659.7 1,605.8 465.0 '278.4
prrr............. .. 9.4 95.6 647.9 3i2.2 '43.5 709.9 939.3 3,963.8 1,773.9 624.2 1.539.2 478.2 '246.0
Jctuv r ...... .........
ovc.VT. .e .. .........
Decerf .r r...... ......

LUnadju ted

1974

Jnuar-,re--on.rlr...... .. 13.95.9 1. 247.4 10.934.4 3.443.9 1,4!3.3 8 819.2 11 165.8 38.18 .6 16.668.7 7 019.2 14.500.7 5,349.1 2,586.6

Janu.r.'-eptembr ....... 1n,048.4 841.5 8,138.2 ?,?77.3 1,026.3 6,588.4 8,?78.0 17,307.8 I1,937.5 5,156.4 10,213.9 3,998.8 1,883.3

J ar..ir ................. 1.1 .4.6 9l.a B9.2. 144.7 73.3 604.4 756.1 2.514.5 1.118.9 520.5 87S.1 371.3 184.1
Dru r,...... ....... ... 1 13. 87.2 987.1 18.A 96.5 653.8 793.5 2.734.3 1.13l .8 489.5 1,107.9 36..9 174.2
rch........ ............ 1,. 7.? 7I.l 1.099.3 162.3 100.9 734.4 934.3 3.368.6 1.414.8 594.3 1.359.6 483.4 192.3
April........... ...... 1.178.6 4.9 1 .179. 2?3.2 121.2 774.6 952.1 3.185.7 1.353.4 575.E 1.256.7 468.0 207.8
r............... ..... 1 0641. 111.3 1.014.1 21a.U 131.7 711.6 1,036.3 3.268.5 1,418.7 190.8 1,259.0 500.6 218.5
J1. .................... 1.074.7 IOF.. 911.6 31,.1, 136.2 776.1 983.3 3,267.1 1.360.7 593.1 1 .13.3 474.1 226.7
J l..................... 1,08 90.0 168.4 306.7 164.0 796.7 936.2 2.809.9 1.334.6 569.1 906.2 417.1 222.0
.Au- C ................. I. '.?i. 7 1.7.6 7i7.9 338.U 110.6 811.6 999.1 3.019.6 1,440.9 625.7 953.1 461.6 233.1
:epr .brr............... 1.002.6 83.7 647.3 332.6 66.9 724.9 885.2 3.139.5 1.358.i 59r.7 1,183.0 439.9 224.6
Oc ober.......... .. 1 170.6 124.1 787.3 45U.3 112.2 727.5 1.017.9 3.768.4 1,603.0 669.4 1,495.9 473.3 216.0
1r ve.b r ................ 1,414.1 141.1 1.084 .7 464.4 lld., 729.3 935.7 3.652.4 1,603.1 635.1 1,413.9 467.9 239.6
,i.. t.r..... ........... 1 3-4.6 1410.? 92.2 231.9 166.3 774.0 S34.j 3,459.9 1,525.0 658.1 1.376.8 409.0 247.7

19:;

Januarvy-"eptac.er Ili.i 4 691 0 7.279 0 3,37i 1 740.4 .,531.9 8,1?8.7 33,481.9 li,417.7 5,569.8 12,494.3 4,191.8 2,269.0

Jan. .. .............. 1 til3.7 122.9 1 .06.0 357.1 140.9 8K0.0 911.2 3.317.5 1,617.4 613.7 1,084.2 454.6 238.6
Februir.............. 1.138.2 86.6 839.0 337.4 10-4. 669.9 847.1 3,536.6 1,545.0 .68.7 1,422.9 426.4 228.5
,arr, h............... ... 1.276.6 17O.1 99?.3 399.6 120.8 786.8 949.9 4.051.8 1.803.3 649.5 1,599.1 488.6 237.8
April .. .......... 1.1 0.6 101.6 610.7 391.4 73.7 737.2 949.3 3,905.1 1,853.8 641.1 1.410.2 482.3 274.9
May..................... 1.02.4 8. 1 1" .6 436.5 88.9 707.3 954.2 3.990.3 1.29.7 650.2 1,510.4 483.5 284.2
June ..... .......... O0G.3 79.6 '66.4 106.? 57.9 718.7 899.2 3.936.0 1 798.9 624.2 1,514.9 141.0 241.4
Jul .................... 1,111.7 71.5 757.; 310.3 6.3 704.6 862.3 3,577.9 1,690.5 596.9 1,290.5 154.6 239.1
Aug.' ........... .. 1,182. 104.7 775. 404.1 43.9 711.1 875.2 3,550.7 1,680.5 824.1 1,246.1 460.8 278.4
ci-p :l... ........ ... 1,241 3 105.7 693.5 321.4 13.5 682.3 880.1 3.616.9 1,603.6 599.2 1,416.0 460.0 746.0
. .......... r.. ......
Nov. .-., r .. ... .
Dec,.mb r .... ........

'c7h .ul 0 tsctior, 1n .: -leted diion d'- r.9pcro ar v. rallolv

U. Fr,, nd I- an,'il 7. rMachLrier, .nd transport equipment
ti. .:cr0 e,.ad tobacco 71. Machinery, other thin electric
'. i.r,.1. ,.c -:ri I1. wn l l... .. f..p' I.,.L l ;2. EleLc ricjl me chinery. appear jat s, and appliances
3. Pan,.r Il fuel: lutrtcant. =n. re la3 .r.a.erri l.I 73. Transport euutipienr
4. Ar.ir.-l r.d .I.ble i..l r.1 ra[ s 8. Miscel nou; n manuftacured article., n.e.c.
humlc l: 9. (Cor.-uod.ELs aind [ranactions not clEsiiLed according to kind
!t. irj ri t ,.2,e l l : lIII : i I1 h/ .:-t1 b c r LAI
: .a' oiail adju d ti.ur : rs r L, ctlr. 7? a. di rie :I lchtl rro, t re sui or iavisions 71. 72. and, 73 since each iL independently aa-

'djtLlrd for i .. .1 i..rl. n.- IraatI:n u-: .'s ejlcn.jl adjuiEient factor uncrodaced in Januar, 1975. See footnote I on front
pa4g. Ennui! tioil: .re noat ro.. rcr i. onalli'. du:t.cd adis. UrIadjuEtea data Should be u:ed for annual corals. The adjusted section
[ ai: r, r.I t- bl.. m n'; i Ll ir .vjral l iDnErn l LJot i" in rcbles I, 2, ind 3 ..r.- adju.jred independent.
'In t .e b:er.c.It o .IeoiStriLl E deaonal- pti ern' ,r In i section, no sea;onil adjustment iactors have been applied to the data.












Table 6. U.S. General Imports (f.a.s.Value Basis) of Merchandise, Schedule A Sections. Seasonally Adjusted and

Unadjusted by Month: January 1974 to September 1975
I In millions of aulr. See Aupl. nti .on l SlI. 11 c I r 1 .rt rmnlt or. or coverage, aefnai n or. of I.a.s. iPport alue aid source oi error
In t he a. J llladjusl l totals reprt nt 1.urn cI unrounaEa figures an nhence ian2 ir 51I6l 1 ron su fran r ou.rI i a.ol..nt

siel uie.- 1 I-.]iL i jp

1' I 4 I J I I [ : I 2

4ea .ally iaOul].ld


1971

January-September.... 7,073.1 1,071.5 4,550.2 18,422.0 '361.7 2,776.9 12,425.1 18,082.6 F., 9i.0 '1,594.4

January ... .. ... 73u 4 A111 6 441.2 1,226.3 23.9 199 .5 .5 1,062. l.0 .b 673.: 14..7
Februar ).. ........ 9 1a .J.. 470.6 1, 57.1.8 '24.8 24 1,220.2 I.d3 .3 a73. 6 156.1
larcih.. ..... 94. I III.9 509.9 1.659.1 35 3 I28.'2 1 Jl2 1 o..e 6 .4 sl .
April ... .. ....... ;66. 111.3 496.1 7 ?,43.4 40.i, '7b.1 1.2,3.6 1.933.2 '4t 17. .0
a) ................... I7? 8 Il 9 3 1.6 2.175.5 12.2 J3 1.1 I,J4 2,u'l .' l77;.3 173 4
June.... ........ 99 i 23. 54.1 2.264.6 '26.6 3:'6 ? 1,4I2 4 2,167.3 '5.4 183.6
Jul..... ... ..... a1.3.11 oIj .n S .3 2? 369.6 '73.1 I;. 1,3l3.9 2,216.o 791' J94 .
AusK.u ...... ... .. ? 61. 137 1 546.9 2,11.0 44.l 383.r l i 4 2,210 .6 '7 .4 '189.3
Seplte ber ..... 66u 3 1;2." ul.U 2,301., 34.2 40l9 A I6,64 4 2,107.: .62.*.1 2 i.;.
Oclubor ... ..... 23., 94. 494.0 2,43 7 I j ...9 L .2 1 *.9; I68.6 .'2 .3
November... .. ... .... 6 7.9 1,452..3 149.9 44. 1,743.1 ',041.1 n4.9 23:8.2
DecPe-.ber ........ ... .. ;.) 515.4 2,117.8 .3. 126.7 1,.o 9 2,U I 6.6 217.

1917

Januarv-September.... 6.319.9 1,107.4 4.142.5 19,235 ? I323.0 2,122.6 i1,259 2 17.2,.l F.580.(. '1 ,865.

January .......... ;;.? lO 3 494.2 3,,16 3 '48.5 432.4 i.1,'. 1,c4.' ; .'0 1M.- .
Febru ry ............. o6 .j A 124.9 456.3 1,9i6.3 1447 j 3.3 l,44.. L1, auv. I '13.. 181.0
March. .... .. ....... O6C6. 151.7 464.6 1.344.5 55.1 317.6 1 J326.1 I'Jn4.- 7 ?1 .7 1'l .4
April .. ............... 656.3 1 ..2 467.0 2,413.3 '40.7 309.3 1 21d.9 I. 1.3 ?1". ? '31.?
lImy.. ................ 610.4 Ilb.U 432.? 1 957.1 1 .9 271.7 1.1178.9 1.811.3 6t .i 1 98.
June.. ... ..... 7.r. : 2 15 I 462 1 ,471 133 2 41 .1 6 1.63 :Ol .I.| -1 '
July.......... ..... 717.3 112.8 477.7 &,191.2 44.8 25I.7 1,106.7 2,050.5 78'..6 '123.8
Au.ust ........ 670.0 115.7 128.2 2,249.4 '32.7 283.4 1,041.9 2.141.0 77.2 189.7
September ... ... .. 895.4 11? 1 159.4 .,61E I '41.t 290.. i,095 I 1.665 ; :; 217.9
October ...........
November ...
December......

Unaaju stea


1974

Jan. uary-Drcmber.... 9,36.: 1 .3'2.3 6.065.. 25 3.8 o14.3 4.01 ..; 1:.'1 .: ._.U.3 9.'s-.3 '.215.7

January-September.... 7,052.0 999.1 4,579.0 18,463.5 381.7 2,803.2 12 ,a38.6 17,9no.1 ,94F.6 1,594.4

Januery.............. 83.r lO0.E 129.o 1.325.6 23.9 ('?. 9 1 4. I..al7.4 640.6 145.7
FebruAry.......... 744.C 6.1 41102. 4 1 .1 24.8 29.O i.,059.1 117.8. 63)'. 156.1
Marcn.... .. .. 913.6 Ii4.1 ,0 .8 1,8s .0 35.3 : 6.: 1,294.3 1.911.. 732.7 111.
April .............. 8'5.8 113.3 494.6 ',29. 40.0 316.0 1,?:.4 2.07i8.4 ;19.6 179.0
May... .. ........ 827.4 116.5 571.- j.6 42.2 339.9 1.46 2,24U.3 :66.0 173.4
June................ 769.% 127.5 5;9.3 2,090. 2t6.6 332.1 l.48F..6 1086.6 797.0 183.6
July.... ...... ...... 774.1 126.6 346.4 2.417.2 0.1 349.8 1,5."0.1 2 .i94.7 983. 134.9
Augus ............. 766.2 112.7 544.7 2.508. 44.6 360.5 1,670.4 1 ,-7.o 933.3 188.3
Sepialben r............ 647.8 111.? 508.0 2,128.9 54.2 387.5 1.59.6 1 .931.9 836.3 201 .
October ............. 656.E 113.3 o14.3 .',276.1 7..5 431.6 1.634.9 2.061.6 904.0 215.3
,ovemb r..... ... 789.? 1l0 .7 47 5.0 2.211. 49.9 39:.1 i.767.7 I ,.37.i. 824.' 23o8.
December......... 888.3 107.2 497.5 2,497.6 53.3 365.: 1.72. .6 ,.011.6 :51.8 217.7

19751

January-September.... ,311.7 1.033.9 4,160.4 19,43.F. 393.0 2,76;.7 11,175.b 17.036.8 C,5b..2 l,k69.2

January... .. .. 713.8 11'.3 177.9 3 411.9 48. 417.? 1 49.5 I 919.7 535., 2I .U
ebruar ..... ....... 66. 106.4 330.6 1,937:.4 44.7 3,6.; 1, 9 1 688.6 621. 181.0
Maelr .. .... ....... 657.' 143.7 436.3 1 477:. 55.1 340.8 1.313.3 I 136.l ;67.4 165.1
April.... .... ..... 684.5 119.1 468.4 2,438.4 40.7 351.9 1.).4 9 1 899.2 033.b 231.7
Mla .................. 611 .1' 116.9 421.2 1,937.1 51.9 285.6 1.144.7 I 934.5 6-:.3 198.5
June......... .... 779.: 129.6 17.4 1,423 3 33 2 425 9 1.'31.4 1.961 i 123 1 19 ?
July................ 705.8 103.4 506.4 2,132.0 14.8 247.4 1,136.E 1,964.1 850.9 223.8
Autust ............. 635.8 95.8 420.9 2,240.4 32.7 270.6 1,005.3 1,822.0 800.8 189.7
Sepiteber .. ......... 896.9 10E.9 476.4 2,446.1 41.6 275.1 ,091.e 1,793. i 815.7 217.9
October ..............
SNov Abe r .... .
ID ce be'.. ...

'Schedule A se ,ion de.crrpl ion. are a. Il lol s
U Food Ina jiLe nimial- Chemicalc
1 Be.erage ar.a to oacco r. Manuf !cturi eo. ..dUs rclaiAi lleji Iel ly 04 iMit.i Le
2. Crune m.lerl.l., ineuiole, PccepL Iuell .. Machinery ana lrnnspori eul7rent
3. Mlinerr. l u i lubrI cani jnrd rLluted p .ler ji 6. AlScA ll jIeou n.anuf r lIl reo ar.icle. n.e.i.
4. oin. ml r1 o .eetaDi e ii n l n a 10n i 9. :C.Pinimoo it i ana 'ran lc, l r ot clasj.l lea .cirnl n ig hir-d
Idjusted Ior seasonal cr0d scrking-ddy ariiatlon uing .eaConal aojust.l .nt lacors Introduced i. J.rury 1975. Se foolnioe 1 on (ront
pae. Annual total. are not snoan for siasontlly adjusted .al.. Uranij tea data shouia ne use ior Januail [r.al.. ine Oa-led sectionlln
LotIlj rn Ihis table and similar overaLl monlnly Iotal] irn Laoles 1 and 4 iere adjusted inpndpendentv.
in the .absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this seCtson, no seasonal adjustment Is f ors have beer apple ea to the data.









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Table 7 U.S. General Imports (c.i.t. Value Basis) of Merchandise, Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and
Unadjusted by Month: January 1974 to September 1975
,In mlllions of dollars. See Frplanation of Sta[il icF for Informanion on coserave defirltion of c.L.f. Import value and sources of errorin
,he dlia tlns.)alrea roTals represent su. of unrourded f(Eures and hence may vary ellghtly frm sum of rounded amounts]

Schedule A ;eclons'
P..r i
P 0 I I 2 3 | 4 1 6 7 9


Seasonally adjusted'


1971

.lInu r, -September.... 7,640.5 1,167.9 5,021.3 19,849.1 '377.4 2,978.0 13,331.7 19,591.9 7,410.3 '1,638.8

fnu-r, 76 I, 114 1 4em.! I 341 4 '25 2 214 3 1 136 S 1,962.6 722 3 '150 2
T er.ars 987 1 108 B 506.0 1.894 7 '26.0 257 7 1.308.5 1.994 3 780 7 '160.3
"arch I 01? 1 122 4 551.6 1 774 4 '37 I 275 4 1.402 7 2 047 4 811.1 '176 1
April 84 7 124 5 545.8 2.510 5 '11.8 ?99 2 1 341 3 2.100 7 798 4 '183.7
Md 9?? 5 129 6 575. 2?.334 6 '44.0 339 6 I 446 4 2.195 9 832 2 '178 2
une 87,', 0 135 1 603 6 2.453 6 '27 8 348 5 1,592.1 2,731 5 859 7 '189 1
lulu s.66 6 150 5 5i9.0 2.i57 '72.7 392 7 1,564.5 2,388.3 845 9 '200 2
ruFbit .. 922 2 I'-0 I 47 8 -, 710. 4 46. 409 9 .,801 8 2,389.1 883 8 193.7
tptlerrb r 71 I 134 1 '.1; _,472.0 56 3 440 7 I 737 9 2,262.1 876.2 '207 3
Oc,'rotr 71, I 101 0 141 1 2,6U1.3 '82 7 461.2 I 870 2 ?,143.u 873 3 '721.2
Nem3br. 47I 4 9. 2 2,62'.0 '52.1 454 9 I 883 8 2.208.5 888 7 '234 3
iece m r mOr Iri .70 0 2.S76.6 'S5.1 46 I 1 929 9 2 180 3 886 8 '233.0

19.

Jinan r.-Scpt..m ber.... .,852 : 1,205.7 4,7;6 1 20,5- 3 '41-.0 2.904.7 12.146.0 18,563.5 7,079.8 1,911.2

janu.r, 737 129 4 559 3 3 259 1 '30 162 5 1 88 I 1 975 0 837 2 '224 3
Fetrlr,a' '?C 1 134.i ''. 68 2.03F. 3 '4i 8 345 1 1.564 1 1.931.4 764.8 '186.2
March ?:..9 166 5i "1.4 1 435.1 '57.6 336.5 1,429.0 2,?59.2 765.8 '190.9
'Iprll. 711.. 13fJ." 1 .1 i. 9.1 I 42.i 32s.6 L 346.1 1.18.1 769.7 '238.2
May.. 661 17?..' 47 .U ? 09 3 '54.' ? ." .163..1 1 960.1 717.1 '201.9
Jnne. ~* ? 7 13 7 .3i3 7 I 571.4 "35 I 258 5 1.264 0 1.984 9 754 4 '?24 3
Illy 778.6 13.9 530.8 3,333.9 '47.7 275.5 1,191.1 2,201.1 841.'7 228.5
,rAu-I 711.7 126.. 471.8 2,405.9 '34.9 30.9 1,125.3 2,301.8 786.5 '194.0
Sep-lm or. q',4. 12'9.' 50i,.2 2,910 9 '44.4 308.6 i,174.8 2,031.7 842.6 '222.9
Oc ober
NoL oDer
D'ecembcr

Unadjustia




Jlfnuar.-E s .tel .. .. I, 134 1 I 441 ,69'' ?7i. 1 6 67.6 4,36 9 19.052 ? ?6.060 0 10.066 5 3,317.4

.Ianu.rs -.:ptr mbh r.... 7,671.3 1,ifin.7 3,039.6 19,8a3.7 377.4 3,006.2 13,286.3 19,451.5 7,421.8 1,638.8

Jrnur .. 41. -i 1. 46 9. 1 50. L 25. 21?7.9 1 149.0 ,.047?.1 684.7 150.2
FeOrur .C. 0-. 93.2 434.3 1.713.3 76.0 243.5 1,135.8 1.868.7 679.2 160.3
March. 96s.6 113.8 543.9 1.946.5 37.1 283.9 1.380.3 2,106.8 779.5 176.1
April .. .. a 3.6 123.4 ,44.2 245-.8 41.8 339.0 1,361.4 2,256.' 769.7 183.7
Ma .. .. 693.3 1?'.1 E30.1 2.456.3 44.( 367.5 1,5?6.6 2.440.0 822.? 178.2
June. .. .. 836.9 136. i 3h.'1 2,324.7. 27.6 355.1 .,596.9 2,216.1 652.8 189.1
alul 835.4 137.7 611.7 :,6(8.7 77. 375.4 1,616.1 2.256.9 944.0 200.2
uus .. 827.1 124.0 6'i6. 2.707.7 46.5 406.6 1.801.6 2,104.8 996.9 193.7
S ptener. 7. 01.5 12'. 562.1 2,266.b 56.3 417.3 1.668.4 2,095.0 892.8 207.3
'icrober ... 71 .9 123.; j71.6 2.478.2 82.7 462. 1986.1 ,2.1 2 1 961.1 221.2
uoeBner 4: 3.: 111.9 52'.7? .,65.0 5?.1 425.6 1.910.2 2.204.1 877.1 234.3
95ceL.ber. .. 9l 5 l '.f .52.3 2.6E1.6 55. 412.3 1 870.0 2 169.4 803.4 223.0

197

Janu. rv-;eptEirmb r.... 6,.81 .7 Ii254. 1,7 ;. 4 20,774.2 414.0 2,946.7 12,055 6 18,435 1 7,096.3 1,911.2

Janir 77;.E1 122.8 540.8 3.653.i 50.5 467.6 1.891.5 3,038.2 802.1 224.3
ferruarn 668.4 111.6 476.1 2 05s.7 46.8 326.9 1.359.4 1,811.7 666.9 186.2
MIare :13.i 151.7 496.3 1,577.2 57.6 361.0 1 414.7 2.31.0 739.0 190.9
April 74 .1 129.7 716.7 ,.593.2 42.5 373.7 1.34f0.7 z.054.2 753.5 238.2
May 66_.3 126.6 439.9 '.069.4 54.6 30?.1 1.234.2 S.093.6 674.8 201.9
lur, U11) I 140.F i8.1 1.527 6 35 i 27? 6 1,328 5 '.,14 777.8 224 3
111) 766.3 113.6 562.7 2,269.9 47.7 264.2 1,223.3 2,108.7 917.4 282.5
vU Lus t 694.4 105.0 469.6 2,396.3 34.9 288.3 1,085.9 1,958.8 865.9 194.0
!eptarer .4s6 d4 i7.r i'3.9 2,626 2 44.4 292.2 1,171.3 1,32.1 68 3.9 222.9
Incr ',D r.
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'Schedule A section description., a r at lol o o
0. Food and live animals a Chemical'
1. Beverages snd frhocco 6 Manufactureo eoods classltled chlel by material
SCrude maierCal, .lediinie e.cep' lIrel. 7 Machinery and iranspori equipment
3. Mineral fuels. lubricantl. ,rnd relirpd nmierijl 8 Mlscellaneous manufactured arLkcle nes
4. A~rimal and vpeetlblr oils ard fal 9 C romodities and transacrion- not cLBssflted according To hind
:Adjusted for seaonlrj ara -rlkina-a.,v Larillon u-ing seasoral aaijustment factr. introduced In January 1975 See footnote I on front
page. lnrnul to'r.l are ort sr., for seasonally aajuteat atia Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals The adjusted section
,.'l.15 In this table ard lnil..r oier.LI -rnnthly totals in taoles 2 ana 4 sere adjusted Indepenentlly.
in rn1 awsernc o01 aP.nronrDble u .rsnl parrerns 'or Ihis sectron, no seasonal aojustner t actors have been applied to the iBta.









































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