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SUMMARY OF U.S.

4 IMPORT MERCHANT TR AE 1



DOCUMENTS DEFTL. 1


'JFOR RELEASE
December 24, 1975
U 8. DEPOSITORv 10:00 A.M.

Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


J The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce
S a.ounced today that during November 1975, seasonally
adjusted exports on a f.a.s. Free alongside ship) U.S.
port of exportation value basis, excluding Department of
Btfeaae (DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
at* mtsB, were valued at $9,409.3 million and that
i.. a nensoaly adjusted general Imports on a f.a.s. foreign
"g lort of exportation value basis, amounted to $8,299.1
r ilion.' *2 November seasonally adjusted general
i imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight I value
N bis ai mounted to $8,932.6 million.' 0 0 Comparable
.aeasonally adjusted totals for October were $9,288.1
million for exports, $8,212.2 million for imports on a
f.a.. value bass, and $8,840.1 million for imports on
a c.i.f. value basis.

The Bureau stated that based on the above seasonally
adjusted f.a.a. export and import figures, a merchandise
trade surplus of $1,110.2 million was recorded in November
1975. For the period January-November 1975, the surplus on
a f.a.a. value basis amounted to $10,607.4 million. Using
c.l.f. Import values and f.a.s. export values, a trade
steaple of $476.7 million 1 2 a was recorded for November
1975, and a $3,797.7 million surplus for the January-
November 1975 period.

During January-November 1975 exports on a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $106,981 million,
9 percent higher than the calendar year 1974 total of
$97,90 million. Seasonally adjusted imports for the
Janmliy-November 1975 period were at an annual rate of


$95,410 million, a level about 5 percent below the calendar
year 1974 total of $100,251 million. (These figures are on
a f.a.s. value basis.)

The Bureau also stated that both tne seasonally
adjusted export and import totals for Nosember are the
second highest of the year, being exceeded only oy the
record high January 1975 totals of $9,411 9 million for
exports and $9,622.4 million for imports, respectively.

During the 4-month period, August-November 1975,
seasonally adjusted exports averaged .19,214.7 million per
month, a letel about 7 percent above the $8,572.7 million
average reported for the preceding 4-month period, April-
July 1975. Imports (f.a.s. value basis averaged $8,165.2
million per month for the current 4-month period, about 9
percent above the $7,492.0 million average reported lor the
preceding 4 months.

Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and' excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments aecreased
from $9,718.1 million an October to $9,513.7 million in
November. With Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments included, exports decreased from $9,749.7 million ri
October to $9,526.7 million in November. Unadjusted
general Lmports if.a.s. value basis) aere svlued at $8,511.9
million In October as compared to $7,910.7 million in
November. The comparable c.i.f. figures for imports were
$9,162 8 million in October and .8,514.6 million in
November.


'Alljultd for sasonal and wrking-da variation. but not for changes in price level Factors usd To adlus 1974 and 1915 data sh.on in this repon represent pmaonyai adjustment fdctrs derived trom
nuly da through 1974 and introduced in Januaer 1915 combined with the appropnate working day adjustment actors.
'1inulhmiaBns dl over at least 4-monm periods are desirable ID identify underlying tends Month ltomonth changes in eidunrs,.mpor and similar series often reflect Dlimarily rrreula movements,
IHerc in monthly ncrryoer, etc. Recent month-ro-month percent cnangie in the overall seasonally aiunsed expon and import series are prantad .n tie following table witt average percent month
imn i rise and decline amn longer periods shtiown for comparison The average nie and average decline figures exclude percentage changes lor 11) the Dpeoads Jar.naen March 1969 and Juiv December
1871 became el anemormlihes in the at due to effects at dock strikes and 121 periods when negligble changes tIero percent in the level of epoilts/.mn rts Octuned Percentage changes or a .rmport
wlues ar not mllable tio period prior io January 1914

Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change

Series Oct.- Sept.- Aug.- July- Average Average 4 months 12 months
Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. rise decline Juiy-Nov. Nov. 1974-
1975 1975 1975 1975 1969-1974 1969-1974 1975 Nov. 1975
(Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent)

F.a.s. export value. *1.3 +1.3 +1.9 '1.3 t3.2 -2.6 +1.5 *0.5

F.a.s. import value. +1.1 +0.3 +2.9 +0 7 (NA) (NA) '1.3 -0.3

EftatliMie ith Jmry 197 1issum o this report, ih Cinoms import value wa replaced n the t.a.. import value. E ports have hesiDorically been shown on a ft..s value bass. See "E aplantion of Stal
hiiab ti tthe definition ol port end import vies and trade balance."



Inquiries concming ihe.O figures should be addreuid to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the
Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Tel: Area Code 301. 763-140.

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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 US 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. 1

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.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) value represents
the value of imports at the first port of entry in the United
States. It is based on the purchase price and 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 or
the import entry or warehouse withdrawal document) to a
subsequent month, usually the succeeding month. In addi-
lion, 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-monthl
comparisons.
Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are,
desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-monthi
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 S25L.4
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,
intll de 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 Ship -r'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 m 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
$251-41.999 to Canada and for shipments valued
S251-4999 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 1974, the undercounting amounted to
about one and one-half billion dollars. In the case of









imports the information as to value and commodity classi-
fication (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 examina-
tion for Customs appraisement purposes, thus considerably
reducing the possibility of error. In addition,the procedures
used to compile both the import and export statistics in-
clude clerical and computer processing checks designed to
protect the accuracy of the statistics to the fullest prac-
ticable extent.

Merchandise Trade Balances

Two trade balances are presented in this report:
1) The balance between exports based on f.a.s. values
and imports based on f.a.s. values.
2) The balance between exports based on f.a.s. values
and imports based on 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 (fa.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 November 1975

L1s irl.0n- o. f of olliar.. e Exu.lar.atl r. of Statistics for informatil-n .n ,.'t er.ge iinctinil n- or ep. rt ind Lmprr alu- and trade b.[ -
aince, a.nd tarce, .-I ccrr1 r .r the data. ALL d.a choabn for 1974 and 1975 rit le! .e.nnsr.al ad lusntmcr fict-r -ltr u' Lr. Iar,.anrr 197.,1

Priod and January- Febar r tpr Mae Junc luD Aucau c it *r r-
stries November Lanus-r ebrr5 Marr 4pr u l u4r J,' 1r tcr


1974

op9.rI .. ... .. .. 8 9,132.8 7.150.2 7,548.9 7.625.4 8. 107.h 7.65i2. 1 8 316.9 8 306. B. 79.3 f. 199 3 3t t: m,972.' L) 8.86 I
F.,... impart aue 91.05E.n 6,498.0 7 317.7 7.741.9 B 025 1 8,294.5 8 577 0 9 921 6 9 267.1 6.F96.4 8 173 2 8,473 3 9 5.
Mere hind ise t radi-
balance............. -1 923.2 -6'52 2 '231 2 -116.5 2.' -612 1 -20, 1 H14.' -88'.8 -.97.1 -100.4 -' 1 -394.7

1975

Exports ........... .. 98,0]66 2 9.411 9 8,789.0 8 715 9 a8..-Sh ." h l I k.. 1 .-3 P.6814. 8.99 .2 l .. 9.2S8 I 9 410 3:
F.r... import value.. 137.456. 9.622 4 7,872.0 7 .335.6 8.012.1 7.1,'3.4 R. ,4 7.907 5 7 ~6.1 0 8.18 .6 a.?]?.2 1.29 1
Merchandise trade
balance............. i10.607 4 -210.5 -917.0 .1,3B0.3 *:56.8 91,0l 1.7 l.73: 4 977.1 -l,r3'j 2 976.4 *] n75.9 +1,110 2

'RepresenLs export .*1 'jome t '.: na f-I'ocgn merchiandlse excludnin r Dep.rtmernf I .elr'nI-e Mt itlar) A:si .ric.t P,.arm .Lr.nt -Aid -lpm.nt_-.


Table 2 U.S. Exports (f.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 November 1975

(In m ll ionn of dollar;. ee I pians Ll on [ -ira iEt t for nf-.rcin tion .n coverage, ..-.l I11t ,Jn' '. -,p-.rt I .,-. -p.rt l \i'i ir., fltar oat-
ances, ar.o source, or rror in the data. All data sho*n for 1971 ana 107: r fle ct el on 1 d .luid ler,[ I1t.T r r i r. au'.= Ir, Januar. 14751

Pero. and rJnary a F rI Marcr 1 r Ma .. .. t. Note- .'L"-_-
Neries _Novec.ber er cr,.ar; Mar, ri a iur. al ...r r n.r rIer


1974

Exports .... ....... ...
C.I., import -riue..
merchandisee trade
balance ............

1975

EIports .. .........
C.I. Import talue..
Merchandise trade
balance .............


89,132.6
98.118.4

-8.9B5 6



qB 0-6.2
94.266 i

*3.797 7


7. 1 2
7.018 7

-131.5



9 411 9
10. 364.5

-952.6


7.548.9
? i81.9

-333.0



P,789 0
8 110 7

-*38.3


7. 67?5.4
8.310.R

-685.4



8.715 9
7.891.5

*922.4


. 107.8
1. 639 0

-.31.3



8.569 6
A 9nO..

-230.4


.1IC i
9.25' 9

-910.0'


8,145.1 8..91 1
7..631 1 41]

14.0 i ), -'i".


A 306'.9
9,611.8

-I.301 9



5,864 9
8.190 3.

*190.8


o 379 -i
S999 ?7

1 2.1.J



9.93 6.2


-127 3


8 j9ni 3
9 371

-977.2




8 81 .2'.

*352 .8


e r72 4


-77B



4.2 8 1I

6 ,001


8 972 9


-692 6







.476


R. AA?. ]
9 943.0

-1 130O 9


of .nr.e st ic and foreign eerctnandi ec I aidirig Depar r-rr,' .1 I11 w.-'. M I i. ca ur 4- ;. ntr.c Fr gra.-n .r .t- t ih Lnrn' I .


LReoresents eloorts










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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 November 1975

t In millions of dollars. ;rr E.planation of Statistics for Inforniatlon ao coverage, definition of f.a.s. export value, and sources of error In
the data. r'naduioted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Export- excluding DOD Export. including Grar--At
Grant-Ail DOD Grant-Aoi


PerioM Da otnrd Dolmeotac Domeatic
fo g eand DomeIs-, and Domestic, Western Other
foreign, lorirn unadjusted foreign, unadjustea Europe countries

adjusted unadjusted unadjusted


1974

tanuary-Oecc b.r. .... ................ I. 9 .9.U8.1 96,45.0 98,517.2 97.144.2 599.1 99.6 499.5

January-Noveimber..................... 89.132.8 89,205.5 8',953.0 89.764.0 88.511.4 558.4 89.5 469.0

Jan.ar, ......... ........... ........ 7,150.2 f,824.9 6,743.7 6,8666.9 6,785.8 42.1 14.7 27.3
February ...................... ....... 7.518.9 :,292.2 7 200.7 7,334.0 7,242.6 41.9 16.3 25.6
Marcr ... ......................... 7,2..4 6,497.8 8,384.2 8,525.5 8,411.9 27.7 9.7 18.0
April ............................... 8.107.8 8 372.1 8.252.8 8,408.7 8.289.3 36.6 6.4 30.1
May .................................. 7,652.4 8.42h.4 8,297.2 8,489.5 8.358.3 61.1 5.8 55.3
Junk.. ................................ 8,316.9 8.327.7 8,211.8 8,384.7 8,268.7 56.9 8.8 48.1

July .... ............................. n,306.3 1,654.B 7.552.6 7,694.6 7,592.4 39.9 3.2 36.7
.uo uo t.. .................. ........ 8379.3 7,926.5 7.800.4 ?.997.7 7,869.6 69.2 4.1 65.0
September. ...................... .. 8,399.3 7 ,10.6 7,I5 6., 7,671.8 7,56?.1 61.2 4.8 56.3
October............................... ,672.6 a. 26.0 8. 79.9 8,953.9 8,847.6 67.8 7.4 60.5
Novemberh............................ 8.972.9 9.342.6 9 -2?3.6 9,396.8 9,277.8 354.2 8.1 6.1
December ...................... ....... 8.86S.1 ,702.( B, 52.1 6.743.3 8,032.s 40.7 10.2 30.6

197".

January-November..................... 9&6,666 2 97,943.9 96.567 0 98,379 8 97,002.9 435.9 21 6 414.3

January ............................... .411.9 9.123.9 6.948.7 9,202.8 9.027.5 78.8 5.2 73.7
lebruar .. .......................... 6.789.0 8 4L9.8 8.3E68.3 8R.45.5 ,414.6 4;.7 3.3 42.4
Marc ............................... 8,71..9 9.,437.6 9.299.2 9.566..n 9.324.1 28.9 2.2 26.7
April................................ ,56 c.6 9 012.7 8.884.1 9.074.4 8.945.9 61.1 3.6 58.1
May.. .............................. 8.145.1 i.9, l. 8.786.3 8.9s.?l 8.&37.3 51.0 2.2 48.8
Jun .............................. ... 8,691 5. 8.630 7 8.490 8 8,691 0 8.551 1 60 3 0.8 59.5

July ............. ...... ........ ...... 8.681.6 8. 236.0 8. 129.6 8.265.4 8,159.0 29.4 1.0 28.4
Aigu t ................................ 8.996.2 8.170 A 8 3J 7.1 8.480.6 a,387.0 9.9 1.6 8.3
September ..................... .. 9,185.0 8.398.8 8.277.2 8. 21.4 8,302.7 25.6 0.7 24.9
October...................... ........ 9.288.1 9 718 1 9.601.7 9,749.7 9,633.2 31 6 0.2 31.4
rnove.t.er............................ .. 9.409 3 q,513 7 9,407.4 9,526.7 9.420.5 13 0 0.8 12.2
December ................. ..... .

A'di- revd for *- aonal Ind .orl .n-rjc- sariarail u rine :ea.onal adjustment factors introduced Ar, Januar) 1975. See footnote 1 or. front
page.
epres a ,i -nly export 'nipmc-nt from the lrilnteu sateae jaP uLficrs fronr, DOD Mlitara Assistance Progran Grant-Aia shipment figures under
tins prograL ar fol in- oaf Transfers if the materla. prc.rred rut ie tie lini ed hates a&'. translerE tromi DOD overseas stocks from export
r.hipments. 1) [sport sale is f.-.., urerean [30D solf, in me I an_'ance., is f.o.b., point of orain. Ic) Data for shipments reported by
oe 111 for a pisn --ninth asre inclurd in burr u of the C-n'us. report. In the second month suoxequer.t to the month reported by tse DOD.
'Annul totil ,- not -hor. for seasonally aou-'te d1ta. Jnaolu-tea dea -hould bd. oed fsr. annual totals.












Table 4. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1974 to November 1975
Ilnmlllfions of dollars. See ExpianaL&on of SLtatitICo for inlorat Ion oncoverage, delfLntaons of 1.a.s. and c.I.f. import values and sourien
uof error Ln the data. urIadjiUsled toaal, represent sum ol unrounded I igBule an8 ftenle ma1 .A y alighil6 Irro., sU07 of rounded anaunhil

U.S. Laports .' ercht.anale

F.a.B. value C.L.I. .alue

Period General imports mpoars .General i..iporLs Iir.poriL
for lor
Seasonally Unad ed corsuIr.p ijn Setornll ad cionsumpt Ion,
ajuslteil Ja unadjusted *ju..tleoa Ir.djeo unad justLeo


1974

January-DeceDOer............. ........ I'' 100.21.C. 99.391.3 I 107.995.7 107.110.8

January-Noveember...................... 91,056.0 91,111.8 90.241.8 96.119.4 99.179.1 97.244.4

January........ .................... 6,498.0 6,613.7 6,469.6 7,018. 7.113.6 6,991.2
February........ ..................... 7.317.7 6,644.5 6.6J3.H 7.881.9 7 159 .8 7,146.2
Marsh........... ................. .. ... 7,741.9 7,781.4 7,685.2 8.310.9 8.34 53.2 8.2.6.1
April..... ................... ........ 8,025.3 8,333.5 6.236.3 8.h63 ." 8.970.7 8,87..9
5May.... .......................... ... 8,264.5 8,834.8 8,742.5 8.921.! 1.536.8 9,.447.4
June......... ............ ............ .. 577.0 8,5(11 .5 8,453.3 9. 2.A6.9 9,17 .4 9,12..2

July...... .... .. ... ..... 8,921.6 8,96i5 3 6,8a 1 .i 9,611 ..e 9.651.9 9,564.8
'ugust...................... .......... 9,267.1 9.096.6 9,002.? 9.999.7 9.81 .7 9,717.3
Seplember......... ........... .. ... 8,696.4 8,360. 8,294.9 9.371.3 ,C 011. 6.942.3
October......... ... ... ......... B.77J.3 9,094.3 4. 03i .. .431 .4 9, 7- .3 9,734.7
November..... ........ .. ... 6,973.3 8,883.4 8,13.7 ? :...5 9.561. 9 9,4B3.3
Decenmber...... .... .................. 9.n6.6 9,139.2 149.6 9.943.0 9.816.1 9.826.4

1975

January-November..................... 87,458.8 87,264 7 86.930 9 ,4,26 9 5 94.066 7 93,718.4

January................ .. ... ... ... 9.6 2.4 9,822.5 9.808.6 lu, .3 10, i80.1 10.563.9
February .......................... ... 7,872.0 7,162.7 7.130.9 R,4tlu. .6A'.. 7.647.3
March...... ................ 7.335.6 7,455.9 7.425.3 ;.893.s 8.073.0 -.992.1
April ............... .... ...... ... 8.012.8 8,181.1 8.133.4 8. 8rni. 4 984.8 8.934.3
May.............................. ..... 7.093.4 7.358.0 '.314.2 7, 3l1.1 7.91:.7 7.87u0.
Ju .... ............................... F.954 2 7.271 3 7,24".4 7.491 I 7 832 7 7,805.0

July ........... ... .. ........ .... 7.907.5 7.915.4 7.866.2 8.193 8 A i_02.3 8.470.6
August............ ....... .... ... 7.961.0 7,.13.6 7.421.9 1,A6. A ,057.3 Z.991.0
September........ .......... .... 8.188.6 8,161.6 8.140.u 8t.12.. 8 7913.1 8.767.3
October............ ............. ...... 8.212.2 8,m11.9 8,535.8 i.140 I 9 12. 9.186.E
NO-ember .. ..................... ....... 8.199 1 7,910 7 7,886 5 8,932 6 8.51 4 6,489 5
December.... ... .. .


'Adjusted for seasons and .orkrlng-day %ariatlon aing seasonal acju.t~er.t
,Annual total is not shouin 1-r zeasuralls) djuvted data. Unadjusted data


factor unroduced in January 1975.
nould De imea ifr annual r-LIu.










8

Table 5 U.S. Exports (I.a.s. Value Basis) ol 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 November 1975
in .ilII,lon .'f dcLI.rI a e Ec, iplan rsion of 'SaclEtlcs fr inontr.iacoan on co'ra re, definition of f.s.s. exporT value, ana sources of error In
I[he IE_.. Linalj ju [d Lota J rEpre er.L :aL if unrourded fLgure. and hence r.ay "ary !liLghtly from sun of rounded amou.r.[ns

Schedule B sectorns and selected divisions'
pe r L d
r* I 2 3 4 5 7 71 72 73 8 9

ic.fonalll adjusted'

19; 4

JanuirN- Noveanoer........ 12,724.1 1,133.5 9.995.6 3.132.2 '1,257.1 8,027.4 10,199.1 34,764.7 15,139.3 6.452.3 13,172.1 4.908.7 '2,338.9

Janu. r,................. 1.191.' 107.6 d51.5 171.1 '73.3 641.0 793.0 2,669.3 1,177.8 513.3 943.0 393.3 '184.1
Ftbr.,r .. ........ .. I ??'.3 108.6 9:0. l .1 ..3 496.5 679.6 8?6.1 ,804..1 1.19?.9 522.4 1,113.5 407.3 '174.2
arCh.... ............. 1.21n.3 69.9 96'.d9 176., '100.9 694.2 858.8 2,809.5 L.236.7 547.7 1,082.5 433.2 4192.3
t .... .............. 'I.-16.5 19. 979.9 226.2 '124.2 735.6 919.9 3,034.0 1,302.6 565.4 1.136.3 44B.3 4207.8
.'L ...... .............. 1.0u 2.4 116.2 139.0 ?57.1 '131.7 664.5 940.4 2.887.4 1,307.6 557.4 1,070.6 469.2 '218.5
J.j-s.......... ........ 1.116.b 114.7 ? I11 d 294.: '136.2 767.7 970.7 3,203.1 1.341.9 586.7 1,199.0 465.7 '226.7
Jul ...... ............ 1.133.6 10?.4 893.5 323.9 164.0 775.0 98.:.3 3.18..2 1,391.6 601.0 1 160.3 147.5 '222.0
u;.S7 t.................. 1 17 103.5 '.. F, 300.9 4110.6 776.6 1,010.2 3 ,355.1 1.497.8 661.4 1,18,6.4 460.2 '233.1
3Fptc, -rC ... ............. 1 0- .' 75.4 e24.b 312.5 '86.9 780.j 918.8 3.469.0 1,506.3 622.6 1,3?3.3 461.1 *224.6
i.cober ................ 1,147.6 1U2.7 .: *.B 38-1.9 '112.2 749.2 996.0 3 6687.3 1,576.2 635.1 1,432.9 406.4 '216.0
S t.-mber.. .. ........ 1. -'. 102.7 960.5 472.9 'll8.5 763.7 95U.9 3.663.4 1,607.9 639.9 1.425.3 466.5 '239.6
f.-- her ... ... ........ .:El. 116.7 899.u .'66.3 4166.3 797.1 984.4 3.589.1 1,362.0 573.0 1,393.8 441.3 '247.7

197;

Jinr iry- November........ 14,188 6 1.196 4 9.079.2 4.165.0 4875.0 7,917 4 10,005.1 11,780.I 19,036.0 6,925 6 15,908 7 5,174 1 '2,900.5

January ...... ........... 1.6 .: 144.9 I L.O 10 49. t 14u0.)3 662.a 3:7.0 3.486.9 1,6-.5.a 606.2 1.169.6 471.1 '238.6
F .Or, r .. ....... 1.419.1 1r-7.0 31.4 399.3 1',14.5 696.4 809.9 3.62;.3 1.621.3 606.3 1.428.6 454.1 '228.5
,rurr................ ... 1.721.i 136. 0C.:. 433.0 '130.8 761.7 .3 3 457.2 1.620.2 598.6 lI .:, 9. 449.0 '23;.8
Apr,l .............. .. I .. '. 116.7 731.7 378.9 '73.7 70.8 469.9 3.675.6 1.755.5 630.4 1,26.1.. 458.9 '274.9
r2.................... 1.043.0 102.6 701.3 107.? '88.9 654.3 8 1 .9 3.478.9 1.684.8 611.0 1.25B.7 451.9 '284.2
S. ..... ......... 66.0 7 39..f '57.3 717.3 866.8 3,965.8 1 809.b 6 7.4 1.538.0 473.9 '241.4
,1,2 .................... 1.1685.9 81.2 467. 313.5 'F6.3 686.8 912.5 1,011.1 1,760.9 629.7 1.623.2 486.7 '239.1
uut.................. 1 7,68.9 110.6 93'.1 367.7 443.9 689.0 880.5 3,962.8 1.718.7 659.7 1.605.8 465.0 '278.4
,-eptemere.... .. ...... 1,359.4 95.6 847.9 3122.? '43.5 709.9 939.3 3,963.8 1,773.9 624.2 1,539.2 478.2 '246.0
OctBer........ ... ... 140.6 106.1 853.1 275.5 456.9 746.6 925.8 4,133.7 1,805.6 670.2 1,587.3 499 9 '278.2
Wao c .ber............... 1,16 q 111 2 Al.1 9 45? 9 '77.7 722.3 967.5 4,019 0 1,801.9 666 9 1.593.4 I15 4 '353.3
ri tnber ... ..... ....

ln adjust ed

19:1

jn ar,,-l ..- .h: r........ 13 9.15.9 1 247.1 .10. 43J.4 .43.9 1,423.3 6.61Q.2 11.165.8 38,168.6 16,668.7 7,019.2 14,500.7 5,349.1 2,586.6

Januarv-Nnovenber...... 12.661.0 1.106.7 10 010., 3.192.0 1.257.1 8.045.2 10,231.6 34.728.6 15,113.7 6,161.2 13.123.6 4,940.1 2.338.9

Jrnu-r, .................. 1.1 14.8 90.b 852.4 144.? 73.3 604.4 756.1 2.514.5 1.116.9 520.5 875.1 371.3 184.1
FMbru r ....... ..... ... 1.1 5.0 7.: 987.4 178.h 96.5 653.8 795.5 2.734.3 1.136.8 489.5 1.107.5 382.9 174.2
Iarch................... 1 ;5:." 9.1 1.7?, 9.3 162.3 100.9 7.4.4 934.3 3.368.6 1.411.8 594.3 1,359.6 483.1 192.3
-pril ................. ... 1.17 .8 94.9 1.79.J 223.2 124.2 774.6 952.1 3.185.7 1.353.4 575.b 1,256.7 468.U 207.8
I,. ... ............. 1.064.6 111.3 1.'14.1 281.0 131.7 711.8 1.036.3 3,266. 1,418.7 590.8 1,259.0 500.6 218.5
Jun............. ... ... .107 .2 I06 9 11.6 310.4 138.2 776.1 6.13.3 3.267.1 1.360.7 293.1 1,313.3 411.1 226.7
July........... .. ... ,08l.5 Oc.. 76. I 30UE.7 164.0 796.1 936.2 2.809.9 1.334.6 369.1 906.2 417.1 222.0
.Au St ... .............. 1.0:0.7 97.6 777.9 338.0 110.6 611.6 999.1 3.019.6 1.440.9 625.7 953.1 461.6 233.1
pte.-t r.............. .... .00 .6 13.7 47;.3 332.8 66.9 724.9 66.2 3.139.5 1,358.7 597.7 1.183.0 439.9 224.6
Oct ber................ 1.17C.6 14 1 787.3 4ali.3 112.2 72 .5 1.,917.9 3.168.4 1.603.0 669.4 1,195.9 473.3 216.0
'ov.-b.r...... ......... 1,144.1 121.11 I 081.2 7 64.4 1A.5 723.3 935.7 3.652.1 1.603.1 635.4 1.413.9 467.9 239.6
De-ce,.t.'c ..... .......... 1.321.8 140.: 94.2 251'.9 166.3 774.0 934.2 3,459.9 1.125.0 556.1 1,176.8 409.0 247.7

197,

Januar,-Noeber......4.. 7.10 e 1.170 4 8.964 7 4,147.5 07 15 7,029 10.1J?3 4 11,6n6.3 19,016.8 6,940.S 15,697.(. 3,194.5 2,900.5

January ..... ........... I.43.7 12 1,i 6..u 34:.1 1OV.9 820.0 911.2 3,312.5 1.612.4 615.9 1,084.2 454.6 238.6
Fbr.t rv ... ..... ...... 1,338.! 86.6 639.0 337.4 104.5 669.9 647.4 3,536.6 1,545.0 568.7 1.422.9 426.4 238.5
pr rch................. .. 1 .27b.6 120.1 89...] 399.6 1?0.8 786.8 949.6 4.051.8 1,603.3 649.5 1,599.1 488.6 237.8
.pr..................19. 101.96 l70.7 3'1.1 73.7 731.- 949.3 3.905.1 1,BI3.8 641.1 1.410.2 482.3 274.9
t7 ..................... l.126e.4 98.1 7?5.8 136.5 88.9 707.3 954.2 3,990.3 1.829.7 600.2 1,510.4 483.5 264.2
June- .................... 1 660.3 79.h 668.4 106.2 37.9 716.7 899.2 3.938.0 1 798.9 624.2 1,514.9 481.0 241.4
Ji..I .................. 1,114.7 71.5 77.6 310.3 66.3 704.6 862.3 3.577.9 1,690.5 596.9 1,790.5 454.6 239.1
A gult................. 1 2.6 104.7 775.5 404.1 43.9 711.1 875.2 3.550.7 1,680.5 624.1 1,246.1 460.8 278.4
. 1ptmb, .r............... 211.3 105.7 693.5 328.5 43.5 682.2 880.1 3.618.9 I 603.6 599.2 1.416.0 460.0 246.0
OcLo b r.. .............. 1.475.6 178.4 646.? 126.5 56.9 730.2 380.4 4.257.8 1.881.5 706.4 1.669.8 530.9 278.2
h,-mbr. ...... .526.f 150 8 85q9. 457 9 77 7 6I1 6 911 3 3,946.7 1,749.6 664 2 1.532., 171 8 353 3
D c L er ................

*Chaiul- b SEctiun 7d2 seletert dlvi LOn d- :riptitn, ar r fallk.,

F. c..o.-d Li.d ai m l: 7. M.nr.inerw and craniport .quip.r..tc
L. evnr 1p., 7na Lur,-a. 71. Macrliner. Oth- r than electric
Cr,.J. *.'r-r.a I ie.rilr I .i..pt 7I .eI: 72. Electrical machin ry. apparatus., and appliances
3. Sjr..r 1 u r I :..i Ct nd r l.r I r...atCr I 73. Tran parr equlpinm. tE
4. Anin.al and v.r tbl czl dunt rIat 8. M iscFI laneous manufactured articles. n.e.c.
5. I.icl j19. Coinr.-oai its and tr.nactLon1 not classnfted according to krind
.. h t .oad. Ila.1i714d 7ter it b0. laLt --al
'ae son lly 3.jJ.iE-u ltreurs or :.:c ton 7 m .li ltEr 7llghtl/ froMi ch am Of *L ,stoLrs 71. 72. and 73 since ea.ch is independrncl ad-

,'Ijuslcd lo7r -eaorn.l and ,.orn .n-0a,/ v-ricL an u.Lr. r-aornal. aajj:tnmnt actors ir croduced in Jinuar 19759. See tootraote I an tront
ia,,. ,r-n.nal coEal,: or t BLr. i. rn 1r6r seaso nall. 0dj ed data. inadj.usted data should be usa tar arnn.al totals. rhe adjusted section
tz lat1 in tci- c.bLe ii r ..ilri a.r rall .InonctrIs LEalL In cdcle I. 2, and 3 jere adju' tea independently.
*Ir. toh: at''-:nc.. of 'm..;r rjfl ,rasnol pu'.trnr for cr6 icsn, no nea..anjl .dju.tmen faCctor a he 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 November 1975
Sln mni ltol. 1 o 1 aull1rs. -ee Lplanr Iu.i ofl Statist1 lS for njorra' our. or. LotVra.- 3el n-i L r. of I .a.s. inIlpoIlt value, a1 sources of error
In the oala. L.5alusred i.tals represon. S.1'. of unroondeo Ilurra .San nance -1at f*r, SLs r.tIy I rout Su., of rounue amounts

iclhe.ule A eCL' lIl..n
Per,.o
e l 2 a 1 I c a

)EtO.nIll *oIajuatda


1974

January-November..... 8, 555. 1,245.3 5,542.1 23,311.2 '491.0 3,632.1 15.900.9 22,102.2 8.;,69.7 '2,038.0

Jar.uar,.. ....... 73u.4 !ij1 .6 444.7 l,2?6. 23.. ) 9.. 1,0192.6 1,8 09 i6 b; .7 1l45 7
Februar .. ....... .9... iuO.5 47U.6 1,570 8 24.6 241 .; 1,230.2 1 ,e33.J 7j2. l15i.1
J arch. ... 9.4 11 .9 .509.9 ,65 .3 256. .3 2 1 ,-n6..a "B?.l 171.9
April...... ... .... 7te6. 114.3 436.1 ?,343.1 4u. 278.9 1,2i5 .6 1.9) .? 7a46 7 179.0
May ....... ....... d1 I1 .9 521.6 2. .o.. 42 .2 314. 1 ,346.0 ,J16.5 '3.3 173.4
June .. ....... 799.9 123.0 548.1 2,264 6 -1.6 326.2 1,4B2.1 0:.7.3 6u0.4 i83.4
Jul....... ......... bC3.uJ 1356.i 508.3 2,364.6 71.1 6 .i .,45 .s 2 216.1 791.6 194.9
August ... ... ... 61.6 137.1 .6 7.1 6 3 3..r. i, 6Iu.4 o.-' lu.6 ? .1 166.3
Sept ntber......... 60J.3 122.1 504 C 2,311.3 04 .2 0. .; 1,611.4 ,lu .; 8?u.7 1201.5
October.. ......... 6-3.E 92.5 494.0 2,433. '76.5 4 .' 1,732.: l,:I .d. 1e b 5215.3
November ... .... .... an. a1.] 1497.9 2,4!5.3 t9.9 42J.3 1,71.5 ,041.1 34 '228.2
December.... .... .... 46.J 5 .u 5,3.4 -2,41 ; .8 1 .5.3 42i 1,763 .9 ?,.'1 .7 t.9 217.7

1977

January-November..... 7.6B4 7 1,306 8 3,031 1 24,096 2 '508.0 3,316 3 13,3. '3 2 1,3714.2 .300.7 '2,294 4

J.nuar5.. ........ 677.3 118.3 444.2 3,014.3 6.5 432.5 1,;74,.d 1,834.0 783. 218.u
February.. .......... 668.1 124.8 456.3 i,i.6.3 '44.7 3';23 3 .14n.n0 I,nf 4 71' .2 184.0
Marco. ............ .. 666.2 154.7 464.6 1,341.3 '5,.1 317 6 1 ,35r .. .1 u64.] :12.7 185.4
Apr l ........ ..... 6.:6.3 120.:2 467.0 2.443.J '4 .- 3'J '. I .l.24 I 77j.3 7te.S 2231 .2
May... ....... .... 610.4 lrt.G 4j2. 1 .j57.1 '51 ., 271. u .j I l .J 6 76 .6 :198. .
June. .. .... .. 66.1 125.0 4o2 9 1,470.9 133.2 2 11 1.171 iI.'i 2'1J 7
ul ... ... .. 717.3 112.7 477.7 2.191.2 '44.6 2.98.0 1 10E. .O 5U. 5 780.6 '223.8
Augut; .... ... 670.0 11.46 428.1 2,249.4 '32.7 >83.3 1,041.4 2,141.n n 27.2 189.7
Seplte ber...... 88 .4 117.7 459.4 2.616.2 '41.b 290.5 1.09. 1 66. .7 777.6 1217.9
October....... ...... 736.3 104.? 439.7 2,423.0 I 4.8 303.6 1,12e.6 2,0:8.3 4 1,.2 217.4
No. bner ........... ? l. 95.i 449.0 2.436.0 '66.2 31S .6 1.1i47.F. '.rJ1: 6 89h 9 '211.9
DEca.ber..

Unad lut[se,




J ra r y-Lec.ember... 9.386.? 1,322-.3 6,06 .6 25.4 3.8 541.3 4.01:." 1;,16.: 24 0-'.3 '..4?.. '.255.7

January-November ..... 8.497.9 1,215.1 5,568.1 22.956.3 491.0 3.632.1 1s.990.? 2'.048.7 8.6741. 2.038.0

January .... ..... 783.0 1,0.6 429.6 1,32..6 23.9 07?.9 1 ..,7 .. 1.88;.4 61U.6 145.:
February. .... ........ 744.c 86.1 40'.4 1,588.1 24.b 228.0D 1,0,.1 1.717.1 63". 186.1
March n............. .. 913.6 104.1 502.8 1,820.0 35.3 2E6.1 1.29l.j 1.940.5 ;.7 ." 17"1.9
April... ........... f253. 113.3 494.6 2,?64.2 40.0 31'6.' 1.212.4 2,n78.4 1 9.8. 119.0
May.................. 827.4 116.5 571.- 2,290.8 42.2 339.9 1.467.1 ;.24-.3 .66. i 173.4
June............. 769. 127.! 379.3 2.090.2 26.6 33?.4 1 466.6 ?.10o.t 797.0 183.6
July ............ ... 774.1 126.6 546.4 2.417.2 70.1 349.d 1, ',e.1 2.091.; .6j.4 194.9
August .... .... .... 7E6.) 112.7 544.7 2,508.5 44.6 380.5 1,oB?'.4 1.94 ., 933.3 186.3
Septetber........ ..... 17.8 111.7 0fn.0 2,128.9 n4.? 387.5 I.549.e l.934.%1 e36. I 201.5
October............. 656. 113.3 514.3 2,?76.1 79.1 431.6 1 832 .3 .OI.. C01.0 215.3
November .. ..... ... 789.2 102.7 47-.G 2,214.': 49.9 397.1 1.767." 2.03r ..; 624.0 228.2
December ... ........ 566.3 107.2 469 .': 2.497.6 53.3 38s."- 1,7'8.f 2. I 1l.6. .31.8 217.1

197.-

January-November..... 7.796 7 1,282 3 5,033.1 23.867 4 306.0 3,3668 13,190'.8 1i,4.t ..).49 0 2,291 4

January.. .. 713.8 112.3 4177. 3.414.9 46.. 437.? I 74 .3 1 6 1.- ;55.E 21l.*.'
February... .... .. 626.8 106.4 390.6 1.93;.4 44.7 306.2 1,2:.9.t 1.8c'.C 621.. 161.0
March,... .... .. 657.3 1 143.7 456.3 1,471.6 5'.1 340.- 1 313.3 2.136.4 686 .8 18E.4
April.......... .. 664.5 119.1 468.' 2,438.4 40.7 351.9 I 243. I1 694 .? 703.c 731.2
May...... ..... .... 611.0 116.9 451.2 1 "37.5 51.9 28 .6 1.144.7 1,934.i 62o.3 198.5
June............... 779.: 129 6 312. 1. l ?76 33 2 2i2 9 ,1?31.1' .961 7 3-5 ? I 19.7
July.......... 70 ..6 103.4 506.4 2.132.0 44.4 24 .4 1,136.6; 1.964 4 840.9 223.8
Aug t .............. 635.8 95.8 420.9 2.240.4 32.7 270.6 1.005.3 1.822.0 ,00.1. 18S.7
September. ..... ..... 96.9 106.9 476.1 2,446.1 41.6 275.1 1,091.8 1.793.3 817.7 217.9
October.. ...... 759.9 128.0 457.7 ?,345.5 48.6 302.4 1.194.0 2.136.E 9ls,.7 217.4
Novelb-er...... .. .. 77? 1 120.4 415 3 ),6)9 4 66.2 298 5 1,12i 2 2. ,18 614.1 211.9
December ......... ..

Bched.ul 4 _ctorn oe.cripv, ca are .3 IJl os-.
u Fod a n 1 15l ari..la l. Criemical-
I. Beter-ges air., tobrccz 6. MnulI.crureo gccam claInfea h.jeflt by niatlrti
2. Cruae material inealble, escepl I'uel 7 cr,.r.ery anda rr. port eau.poer.i
3. M lneral fuelI, lubrIc, nt-', apa related materials 8. Ml ncelIno ous maer.ula ct.jrrd ,.r ca l -, r..e5..
4. 4n1Ar, l -nd .egeLable o,1 fna Eat 9. LoIiroa i les ana trjansactons n ;oi flas.t d according to la d
14aju tee fu'r -ea.'onai ann .orking-day tsaration using seaonal Iaurtnent actors ,ntroauce, In JI nuar 1971. See tooir.te I or. I rot
page. Annue.l otol, are not sh1cn for -easonally aajurte, acta. t'naojusied nut'n ciua-o u-sed sor 'nn',l I1e1.-" The adju.seo e ton
I -taas an no. table a d s.,,lar overall .ontbl totalz in taoles I ain 1 "ee adjusted tnaepen.sently.
In toe abs.-nce oi -boneorable easo.,l patterns flr thi sectorr, no --'-asonul adjus.ment lac,"o. nave been tppld to the data.












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Table 7 U.S. General Imports (c.i.f. Value Basis) of Merchandise, Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and
Unadjusted, by Month: January 1974 to November 1975
iTn millions of dollars. See Explanatlor. of Statlatics for infor'mnalor. on coverage definition of c t.f. Import value, and sources of error In
the data. Unadjusted totals represent rum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts

Schedule A ecat ons'
.... | 1 | 5 3 4 ] 6 | 7 | 8 | ] 9


Season 11, adjusted'




January-November ..... 9,245.0 1,357.4 6,107.1 25.076.0 '512.1 3,894.6 17.085.7 23,945.4 9.172.3 '2,094.3

lanuar) .. 114 5 485.5 1.341 4 125 2 214 3 1 136 5 1.962.6 722.3 u150.2
Febrar, B57.3 108 308 0 1 694.7 '2C.0 2;7.7 1,308.5 1.994 3 780 7 '160 3
March 1.017 1 122.4 551 6 1.774.4 37 I 275.4 1.402.7 2 047.4 811.1 1176.1
Ipril .. 829.7 14 5 54'.8 2.510.3 41.8 299.2 1,341.3 2 100.7 798.4 '183.7
Pay... 877 128 6 575.4 2,334.6 '44 0 339.6 1,446.4 2.195 9 832 2 '178 2
June 870.0 133 3 603 6 2,453 6 '27 8 348 5 1,592.1 2.731.5 859 7 p189 1
July. .. B66 10. 569.0 2.557 4 372.7 392.7 1,564.5 2,388.3 845.9 '200.2
August ..... .. 822 150.9 608.9 2,710.4 '46.5 409.9 1,801.8 2,389.1 883 8 '193.7
Septeoer 715.1 134.1 57 6 2,472.0 56 3 440.7 1.737.9 2,262.1 876.2 '207.3
Occber. 676.1 101 0 549 1 2,604.9 '82 7 461.7 1,870.2 2,145.0 873 3 '821.2
Neaber. 928.4 88.5 552.6 2,622.0 '52 1 454.9 1.883.8 2.208.5 888.7 J234.3
December 90 106 9 570 0 2,576.6 '53.5 456.1 1 929.9 2 180 3 886 8 '223.0

l'75

in. ary-Nmove.oer..... 6.5ia.9 1,124 4 5,754.4 25.7-2 7 '537 0 3,560.6 14,604.1 23,043.8 B,940 6 '2,349 4

January. 737.A 129.4 559 3 3.?59 I 50 5 462.5 1.888.1 1.975 0 837.3 1224.3
February. 726.2 134 500.8 2,1036.3 '46 8 345 1 1._64 3 1.931 4 764.8 '186.2
March 72j. n16.; 505.4 1,435.1 2'7.6 336.5 1,429.0 2.259.? 765.8 '190.9
pril 11. 1 J.9 14.6 2,598.14 '12. 328.6 1,346.1 1,918.1 769.? '238.2
May.. 661.7 128.0 475.0 2.090.3 '54.6 287.5 1,163.3 1.960.1 717.1 1201.9
June. .. 82 135 7 513.? 1.513.4 '35 1 25b S 1,264.0 1.984.9 754.4 '224 3
'.lY 778.8 123.9 530.9 2,332.9 347.7 275.5 1,191.2 2,201.1 641.6 '228.5
Augusr 731.7 126.8 471.8 2.406.0 '34.9 301.9 1,125.3 2,301.7 786.5 '194.0
September. 954.2 129.5 505.2 2.6410.9 '44.4 308.6 1.174.9 2.031.6 R42.6 1222.9
October.... .. 796.1 114.7 484.6 2,597.0 '51.9 320.0 1,217.1 2,242.0 888.1 '222.1
Novekner 169 6 104.5 493.4 2.l03 3 a71 2 335.9 1,240.8 2,238.5 972 7 '216.1
DEccember.

Unad justed

1274

Januarv-Le.ceiber ..... 10.1341.3 1.141.3 6.690.6 27,338.6 267 6 4,306 9 19.052.7 26,060.0 10,066.5 ?,317.4

Jar.uarv-November ..... 9,182.4 1,324.3 6.130.5 24,697.0 a12.1 3,894.6 17.182.6 23.890.3 9,263.0 2,094.3

jl uar ... .. 841.5 109.1 46.3.0 1,qln0.1 25. I 217.9 1,149.0 2,047.0 684.7 150.2
February .. 802.4 93.2 434.3 1,713.3 26.0 S 543.5 1.13 .8 1.868.7 679.2 160.3
a.rcr. 985.6 113.6 543.9 1,946.5 37.1 283.9 1,380.3 2,106.8 779.5 176.1
4prll.. ....... 893.6 123.41 44.2 2.457.8 41.8 339.0 1,361.4 2,256.2 769.7 183.7
"aV. 893.3 127.1 630.1 2,458.3 44.0 367.5 1,576.6 2,439.6 822.2 178.2
Jue. .. ... ... 636.9 13B.2 38.0 2,264.7 221. 355.1 1,596.9 2.276.1 8E2.8 189.1
July... ... ... 83i.4 137.6 611.7 2,608.7 72.7 375.4 1,616.1 2,256.9 944.0 200.2
AugusT 827.1 124.0 606 5 2,707.7 46.5 406.6 1,801.8 2.104.8 996.9 193,7
September ... 7U1.5 122.3 56-.1 2,286.6 56.3 117.3 1.668.4 2,091.0 692.8 207.3
october 711.9 123.1 571.6 2.438.5 82.7 462.E 1,986.1 2,235.1 964.1 221.2
November. 853. 111.9 527.2. 2.365.U 52.1 425.6 1,911.2 2,2u4.1 877.1 234.3
December. 951.9 117.0 552.3 2.661.6 i5.5 11 .3 1.870.0 2.169.4 803.4 223.0

197',

Janu.r.-Nove.ber ..... 6.4SS 4 1.398.1 5,757 9 25,519 1 137.0 3,581.8 14,555 6 22,918.0 8.994.3 2,349.4

January. 777.6 122.68 40.8 3,653.5 50.5 467.6 1,897.5 2,038.2 807.1 224.3
February. 680.4 114.6 428.1 ?,058.7 46.8 326.6 1,359.4 1,811.7 666.9 186.2
eM rch. .. 713., 154.7 496.3 1.577.7 57.6 361.0 1.414.7 2,318.0 739.0 190.9
April. 743.4 129.7 716.? 2,593.2 42.5 373.7 1.340.? 2,054.3 253.2 238.2
M .. .. 6F2.3 126.9 495.9 2.069.4 54.6 302.1 1.234.2 2,093.6 674.8 201.9
.June. 8It I 140.68 58.1 1,527.6 35.1 270.6 1,328.5 2.119 9 777.8 224.3
Jul.. .31 113.6 562.7 2269.9 47.7 264.2 1.223.3 2,108.7 917.4 228.5
Au56n' 691.4l 105.0 463.8 2,.396.3 34.9 288.3 1,085.9 1,958.8 65.9 194.0
epember 966.6 117.6 523.9 2.628.2 44.4 292.2 1.171.3 1.932.1 8i3.9 222.9
Oconer 22.0 140.3 504.6 2.513.9 51.9 318.7 1,287.6 2.307.0 994.6 222.1
November 7 6 132 4 14L 4 2,231.0 71.2 316.4 1,212.3 2,175.9 913.3 216.1
Djecemoer.

z'ehedule 4 sector. decrA pron are as Itoll-. s
7. Fond arna li.e anLmals 5. Chemicals
1 Becerage5 and tobacco 6 Manufactured goods claaslfled chiefly by material
r. rrue 5aterialr inedible except fuel. 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants. and relate e.mterials 8. MiscellanEoau manufacturer articles. n5e.;.
1. 4nisal and verceable oilt and fart 9 omqaodlties and transactions not claselfied according to Mind
'oajusted for ueasonol uan -orkinS-any arialltrin usin seasonal adjustment factors Iniroduced in January 1975. See footnote 1 on front
p.ge annual Totals are not rst.nn for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjustred data should be used for annual totals The adjusted secllon
rotal in this rable and 'iill.r u.erdll monthly totals in taoles 2 and 4 aere adjusted independently.
'In then aoser.ce of nemonsEtra.ie seanr.al pattern lor him section. no seasonal adjustment factors have neen applied to the data.




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