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SSUMMARY OF U.S. EXPORT AND

IMPORT MERCHANT iDE

December 1975 ..

I UNIV. OF FL LIB. .
S-CUMETS DET e


FT 90075-12


Season


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
Jnnouinad today that during calendar year 1975, exports
on a f.a.a. (free alongside ship) U.S. port of exportation
value balsae, excluding Departmenrlt of Defense (DOD) Military
Aaeistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, were valued at
$197,106110 million, an increase of about 9 percent over the
bCiendar year 1974 total of $97,908 1 million. General
.: mp::: irtis a f.a.a. foreign port of exportaLion value basis
.:i:: :for tla calendar year were valued at $96,140.4 million, a
de rease of about 4 percent from the comparable 1974 total
: f $10b0,351.0 million. On a c.l.f. value basis, general
taisrt for 1975 were $103,414.0 million versus $107,995 7
Sr:. millit In 1974.
Tie Bureau stated that on a f.a.s. value basis, the
g"ergbauldIse trade balance for calendar year 1975 is in
K: surplus by $11,050.2 million, an all time record high.
The comparable Trade balance for calendar year 1974 was a
d '" deficit of $2,342.9 million. The calendar year 1975 mer-
. .calndsle trade balance computed by using the c.1 f import
r vale is- a surplus of $3,776.6 million. The comparable
e..f trade balance for calendar year 1974 was a deficit
of t $10,087.6 million.
During December 1975, seasonally adjusted exports
l On a f.a.a., U.8. port of exportation value bass, ex-
grinding department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance
a::igrn Grant-Aid shipments, were valued at $9,324.9
atSllU.n 1 B and seasonally adjusted general imports on
=t.6.. foreign port of exportation value basis,
luted to $8,746.3 million.' 2 a December seasonally
ru| u ted general imports on a c.i.f. value basis
4 d to $9,402.7 million. a3 Comparable season-


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ally adjusted totals for November were $9.409 3 million
for exports, $8,299.1 million for imports on a t.a.s.
value basts, and $8,932 6 million for imports on a
c.i.f. value basis.

Based on the above seasonally adjusted f a s.
export and import figures, a merchandise trade surplus
of $578 6 million was recorded in December 1975, as
compared to $1,110.2 million in November Using the
c.i.f. import value and the f.a.s. export value, a
trade deficit of $77.8 million 1 3 was recorded in
December 1975 The comparable c i.f trade balance for
November was a surplus of $476.7 million.

During the 4-montn period, September-December 1975,
seasonally adjusted exports averaged $9,294.8 million per
month, a level about 7 percent above the 8,.672.1 million
average reported for the preceding 4-month period, May-
August 1975. Imports (f.a s. value basis) averaged
.WB.361.6 million per month for the current 4-month period,
about 12 percent 3bhove the 17.486.0 million average
reported for the preceding 4 months

Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments decreased
from $9,513.7 million in November to $9.303.5 million in
December. With Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
shipments included, December exports were valued at $9,328.7
million in December BE compared to $9.526 7 million in Novem-
ber. Unadjusted general imports it.a.s. value bass) amounted
to $8,888.9 million in December and $7,910.7 million in
November. The comparable c.i f. figures for imports mere
$8,514.6 million in November and $9,556.0 million in December.


'Adjusted for Sleasa and working-day variation, but not lr changes in price level Factorl urd to adjust 1974 and 1975 data shown ,n this 'cln repreari masoal adiusTment lattD denved from
e' mithly dal throai 1174 and introduce in January 1971 combined wMth the appropriate Working daf adustment ilasoan.
'Calatliaran aof diae a err MHesu 4-mrnal periand are deireuble to ideltny uiderlying Ireane. Monarti ca-month JangeI in eaponar. import and similar rene often r llert primarily regular monmeants,
dWances in monntly rcaryVer, et e Recean monih-ra month percent changes in the overall seaonallV adjusted exaort and imrnort s.as are presented in me following table Wrth average Dermint monti
i, lHiealh riMe and delowe over longer penrad shown for companion. The average Isr t1ia average decline figures ixcluid percentage changes lat 11 Iha pernoni January March 1959 ani July DLeember
II lW"1benu Oef abinarmghli in li the data due ti effects od dock stakes ar.d 12 periods when negligible changes tero ercEna in the level oft exparslimorins occurred PerPcentage changes lor las. imDoan
l"niaum are not analable for period ones to lanuary 1974
SMonth-ro--nar-tb Average monthly rates of change

Nov.- Oct.- Sept.- Aug.- Average Average 4 months 12 months
Dec. Nov. Det. Sept. rise decline Aug.-Dec. Dec. 1974-
I',i:.'. 1975 1975 1975 1975 1969-1974 1969-1974 1975 Dec. 1975
(Percent) (Percent) (Percent) tPercent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent) (Percent)
------------
7I A;a.s. export value. -0.9 +1.3 +1.4 .2.1 +3.2 -2.6 *1.0 +0.5
i.&,a. import value. +5..' +1.1 +0.3 +2.8 (NA) (NA) +2.4 -0.1

fffii. "r"anih.Janaly T975 fsaleaa f th report. thfe ACto imnort nvaue t warselltptaed rhefat .mporivalua Ejsport have hfsforiracll been Iseorn n al.as valu=a-a S 'Elplantanainu Stat.
tis h d hgnliital aEt rgen and mL values and trade 9alanes.

Inquiries concerning thee figures should be addressed to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the



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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Im prt-Statistsics ,

S.'Coerage

The U.S. importI.statitics reflect B61h government and
nongovernment impprtj,'.9f merchandise from foreign
countries into the U.1 5,stons territory, which includes
the 50 States, the Disthct ofCyjmbia, ani Puerto Rico.
The U.S. import statistics 'exclu.q importss 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 entnes 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 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 S250 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 (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 December 1975

(In millions of dollars. Se- EAplar.ition of Statistics for inloCtr.ar iir. or L-verage, aEI inl itions export and iapc.rt sUlfue rl I r.1ae Lat-
onces, ind sntrce ri urr'3r .t. tne data. All dat ahr.n fonr 1974 atn 175 reflect sra.eonal adjutment f.cors sEtstzaa..i tr.i lnuar, 19751

Perino an. Unasausted Adjusted for seasonal and unrking-ony variation
is 1e3'Je calendar rpe
ysear tot al Jeru ary February March April] May June Jul$ August Sept October No4e07- [bcm-


1974

EAxportS ............. 7,9(8 1 7,150.2 7,548.9 7,625.4 8,107.89 7,652.4 8.316.9 8.306 9 8,379.3 6.399.3 8.F72 8 8 972.9 ,82 1
F.a.s. import value.. 100,;51.0 6,498.0 7,317.7 7,741.9 8,025.3 8,264.5 8,577.0 8.921.6 9.267.1 s.696.4 8.773 I s 973.3 q.Z6.6
Merchandise trade
alarce ............ -2,342.9 -652.2 *231.2 -116.5 -82.5 -612.1 -260.1 -674.7 -868.8 -297.1 -100.4 -n. -3914.7

197-

Eportf............. _1.19", 6 9,412.1 9,787.2 6.693 2 8,573.6 8,144.0( 6,9l1 5 6,883 3 b,969 6 9,156 7 9,288 I 9,409 J 9.3g l 9
F...s. Sport salue.. 96,140 1 ..I." ? 7.379 7 7.265.') ,,021. 7.1-)3 r- .9fl 6 7.io 2 8 7.966 ,l.1e88 .E f,-12 S p.299.1 n,746.3
Merchandise trade
balance ............. it.050 2 -:"1 .91): *1.408 *.5a.f I l Oit *i.79.9 *970.5 *1.003.1 .966.l1 L.075.9 1,11C 2 .378.6

'Calendar year figure-s ano-n are unadlujrten ana dr. not represent the .umi of inalLidlsat .mortrr.ly totals 'hicn hate oDen adlusted for Eeasonal
and workclg-oay varlnt'or..
.Represents exports of don-estic nao foreign merchananse excluding leparrienat of Defense Military Azsaztancre Progra Cant-Ait .hipments


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 December 1975

(In millions of dollar-. et rExpln)nation of sitat-ntics lor irloratinon on coverage, deiinilt n of aexprt ardJ import calte an trade rot -
ances, and source r f rr r .. ct-e .3i td. 41l oata& horn for 1974 and 19-"5 reflect e -oral adjustd.ser t Ia.:inr= ir. tr'- ce,1 .r, Jnuirr 19151
Period and balusrca ___Adjusted for seasons and worklng-day arnat- -n
seresod end a l Januanr Fbrury Marr April MaU June July Augu.pt be.- Octoer De -



1974

Exports' ........... 97,908 1 7.150.2 7.548.9 7.623.4 8,107.8 7.652.4 9 31F.9 8.306.9 tC 379.3 8.399.3 6 672 A 6.972.9 8 662.1
C.l.f. Import Value.. 107.995 7.018.7 7,881.9 8,310.6 8,639.0 8.921.2 4,25f 9 9 11 8 5,999 7; *,371 9 4 1.4 9 .55 9.943.0
Merchandise trade
balance............ -10,087 6 -131.5 -333.0 -685.4 -531.2 -1,268.8 -940.0 -1.301.9 -1.620 1 -972.2 -76.s; -662 A -1.080.9

1975

exports ........... 10 .1-0.C 9.412.1 6,767 2 8,693 2 8.573.6 8,144 0 .A-91 5 8.6.13 t 8,969 9.156. 7 9,269.1 9,409 3 9,324.9
C.l.f. ua.port value.. 0leflIla n 1).35' a i.i 5 '.R.13 9 i.'12.1 7.11 ..14- 8,499.6 6.5374.9 8.12 2 6.640.1 6.932.6 9.102 7
Merrchandise trade
balance............. *3,7- 6 -91! 2 .1?.7 49." C .4 ,C .9 1*i,192.3 -38 .7 7 .7 -3w.i.. -446 0 -47t.7 -77.6

'Calendar year Oigure-. rSon are urc.iusled arna do not represent the tsum of ndkvidual moitnly total. .hicr have osen pC iu:.'e for seaential
and aorkcng-da t tarziatsor
Represents export r.f ao.esth and foreign nerchardinse excludasng LDepart"et of Defense Mititars 5 '- ar.c P-rc~r.t( rrat-t shnpwt'.eit










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

I In mill ions of dollars. See ExplaaLlttl of Statistics for Informatlon on coverage defitniclon of I.a.J. export value, and sources o error In
the data. 'nadjusteri totals .present sen ot unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Exports excluding DOD Exports including DOD Gran-
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid

Period aonc Domestic DomesLic
foreign. and Domestc, and Domestic, Tot etern Onr
ft foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Europe countries

iadjs ted un adjusted ndj.isted

1974

January-Decenber.................... j 97.908.1 96,545.0 98,507.2 97.144.2 599.1 99.6 499.5

Monthly-average............ ....... 8.166.' 8,159.0 8,04,5 4 8,206 9 8,095.4 49.9 8.3 43.6

January.............................. 7,150.2 6.824.9 6.743.7 6.866.9 6.785.8 42.1 14.7 27.3
February............................. 7,548.9 7.292.2 7.200.7 7.334.0 7.242.6 41.9 16.3 25.6
March ................................. 7.625.4 8.497.8 8,384.2 8.525.5 8.411.9 27.7 9.7 16.0
Aprtl ................................ 8,107.8 8.372.1 8,732.8 8,408.7 8.289.3 36.6 6.4 30.1
May.................................. 7,657.4 8.428.4 8.297.2 8.489.5 8.358.3 63.1 5.8 5h.3
June.................................. 8,316.9 8.327.7 8 211.8 8,384.7 8,268.7 56.9 8.8 48.1

July.............................. .. 8.306.9 7,6:4.8 7.552.6 7.694.6 7,592.4 39.9 3.2 36.7
August............................... 8,379.3 7.48.5 7, 800.4 7,997.7 7,869.6 69.2 4.1 65.0
September............................. 8,399.3 7.610.6 7.506.2 7,671.8 7.567.4 61.2 4.8 56.3
October............................... 8.672.8 8.926.0 8,779.8 8,993.9 8,847.6 67.8 7.4 60.5
November.............................. 8.972.9 9.342.6 9.223.6 9,396.8 9.277.8 54.2 8.1 46.1
December........................... .. 8.862.1 8.702.6 8.592.1 8.743.3 8.632.8 40.7 10.2 30.6

1975

January-Decembe. ... .... ('1 1T7,190.6 n5.P95 6 107,131.P 106.156.7 4C2.2 21.7 439.5

Monthly average .. .... .. .. 8.944 5 8.932.6 8,0p.0 ,971.0 9.8,846 4 30.1 1.8 36.6

January.. .. .... ... .... .. 9,412 1 9,124.1 8.942.7 9,203.0 9,021.5 78 9 5.2 73.7
February .. 8,787.2 8,498 I 8,367.3 8,543.8 8.413.0 45.7 3.3 42.4
March ... .. ......... ... 8.693.? 9,413.0 9,270.1 9,441 9 9,299 0 28.9 2 2 26.7
April .. ... .. ,573 6 9,016.9 8.888.4 9.078 6 8,950.1 61.7 3.6 58 1
May .. .... .. ,144.0 8,900.6 8,785 1 8,951.6 8,836 I 51.0 2.2 48.8
June.. .. ... 8,691.5 8,630.7 8,490.8 8,691.0 8,551.1 60.3 0.8 59.5

July ,883.3 8,234.8 8,128.5 8,264.2 8,157.8 29 4 1.0 28.4
August......... .. ... 8,969 6 8,445.8 8,35?.1 8,455.6 8,362 0 9.9 1.6 8.3
September. .. .. 9.156 7 8,391 2 8,271.6 8,416.9 8,297.2 25.6 0.7 24.9
October. 9.28B.1 9,718 1 9,601 7 9,749.7 9,633.2 31.6 0.2 31.4
November ...... ... ..... 9.409 9,513.7 9,407.4 9,526.7 9,420.5 13.0 0 8 12.2
December .. ....... 9.324 9 9.303.5 9.190.0 9.328.7 9,215 2 25.2 0.1 25.1

'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seb-onal adjustment factors introduced in January 1975. See footnole I on front
page
'Represente only export shipments from the United States ard differ- from DOD Military Assistance Program Grant-Ald shipment Ifgures under
this program as follows, fa) Transfers of the material procured outside the United States and transfers from DOD overseas stocJs from export
shipments (b) Export value Is f.a.s., unereas DOD value, In most instances, Is f.o.b., point of ongin fc) Data for shipments reported by
the DOD for a given month are included in Bureau nr the Census reports In the second month subsequent to the month reported by the DOD.
'Annual total Is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.








Table 4. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1974 to December 1975
kInmillions o1 dollars. See Laplanalton oi StaLisetcs ofr Lnloralt iononcoverage, definitions of f.a.. Bund c.a.I. import iosn I ana sources
of error in the data. Linadejusted totals represent sum of unroundea figures and hence any vary sllghtly Irom sum or rounded amsou i I

U.S. Imports of mercnandtis.

F.B.a. halue C.I.I. value
Perid General imports Import CGeneral imports Imports
tor aor
Ssonsall nadJ.ted consuipl ion, Seasonally naonsumpt r.,
Adjusted' unadjusted adjusteded unadjusted


1974

January-Decemb r ..................... I' 100.251.0 99.391.3 I 107.995.7 107,110.8

klunthly average. ... ... ... ... .. 8,39.4 8.354.3 8,282.6 9,005.1 8,999 6 8,925 9

January. ....... ................... 6,498.0 6,613.7 6.469.8 7,018.7 7.143.6 .,99t.2
February............... .. ... ... 7,317.7 6,644.5 6,633.8 7,881.9 7.1' 6.8 7,146.2
Marcr .... ........................ .. 7,741.9 7,781.4 7,685.? 8,310.8 8,3 ..32 8,256.1
April.... ..... ............ 8,025.3 8,333.5 8.238.9 8,639.0 6.97(..; 8.875.9
May ........... .. .... .... ..... ,264.5 8,834.8 8.712.5 6.921.- 9,536.6 9,447.4
June................................... 8,577.0 8,501.5 6,453.3 9,256.9 9,17 5.4 9,125.2

July..,. .......... .. ........ .... 8,921.6 8,965.3 8,871.8 9,611.8 9,.658.9 9.564.8
Augut..... ......... .... .... .267.1 9.096.6 9,002.7 9.999.i 9.815.7 9,717.3
September .............................. 8,696.4 8,360.7 8,294.9 9,371.5 9,009.6 8,942.3
October..... ... ... ..... .......... 8.773.2 9.094.3 9,035.2 9,451.4 9.797.3 9,734.7
November.... ........................ 8,973.3 8,885.4 8,813.7 9,6;3.3 9.560.9 9.483.3
December.... ........................ 9,256.8 9.139.2 9,149.6 9.943.0 9,816.7 9,826.4

I 375

January-December ... .. () 96 140.4 95 728.6 ('l 103.411 0 102.984 1

Monthly average... .. .. ..... 8,016 1 8.011 7 7.977 4 8,622 3 6.617 8 8 582 0

January .. ... ....... .. ... .. 9,616 6 9,816 6 9.807.8 10.357 4 10,572 8 10 556 6
February ... .. .. ... 7.879.7 7.169 7 7.137.9 8,449 8 7 688 5 7.655.6
March .............. .... ..... 7.285.0 7,.404 5 7.373.9 7.843 9 7.972 5 7 941 6
April ........ .. 8.021.6 8.190 1 8,142.3 8,614 3 8.795 1 8.744.7
May ........ .. .... .. .. .. 7.103 0 7,367 9 7,324 0 7.641 1 7.926 I 7.881.2
June.......... .. .... .... .... 6,961.6 7.279.0 7,255.1 7 499. 7.8641 2 7.813 5

July ...... .. .. 7.912 8 7,920 7 7,891.5 8.499 6 8.40.1 I 8.476.4
August .. .. .... .. ....... 7.966.5 7 518 8 7.427 I 8.571 9 8.093.0 7.996 7
September.... .. ...... .. B,18 .6 8.161.6 8,140.8 8,812 2 8.783 1 8.767 3
October ... ......... .. .. .. ... 8.212 2 8,511 9 8.535 8 8.8410 1 9,162 8 9.186 6
November ..... .. 8.299.1 7.910.7 7.88E 5 6.932 6 8.514 8.4-9 5
1ecember........ ......... 8,746 3 8,888.9 8.810 9 9,402' 7 9.556 0 9.474.3

'Adjusted for seasonal and aorKlng-day variation using Beaional adjustment factors introdueeo in January 1975.
'Annual total is not _hosn for sea-orally adjusted data Unadjusted data should oE used for annual totals







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 December 1975
In millions of dollars. See EKplara.sinn of StatIslIcs for Informatlan on on coverage. definition of f.a.s. export value, and sources of error in
the data. UnadjubLsd totals represent ijla of unrounded figures and hence may jary slightly Iron asun of rounded amounts)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions'

0 1 I 3 4 5 6 7' 71 72 73 8 8

Seasonally adjusted

1971 6

Monthly average 1,165.5 104.2 907.9 283.2 '118.6 735.4 932.0 3,196.2 1,33.4 585.5 1,213.0 445.8 4215.6

January................ 191 107.6 851.5 171.1 ,73.3 641.0 79 .0 2.669.3 1,177.8 b13.3 943.0 393.3 I3.L
February................ 1.2 20.3' 108.6 960.5 212.3 '96.5 679.6 826.1 2,8ri4.4 1,192.9 522.4 1.113.5 407.3 '174.2
March................... 1.. 1I.3 89.8 9611.9 176.2 "100.9 694.2 858.8 2,809.5 1,.236.7 547.7 1.082.5 433.2 '193.3
April................... 1 .216.5 Lr9.9 979.9 226.2 '124.2 735.6 919.9 3.034.0 1,302.6 565.4 1,136.3 448.3 '207.8
Naf.................... I...82.4 116.? 939.0 257.1 '131.7 664.5 940.4 2,687.4 1,307.6 557.4 1.u7U.6 469.2 '213.6
June.................... 1.116.6 114.7 941.8 294.2 '138.2 767.7 970.1 3,203.1 1,341.9 586.7 1,299.0 465.7 '226.7
July...... ........... 1.133.6 102.5 893.5 3J3.9 '164.0 775.0 982.3 3,182.2 1,391.6 601.0 1.160.3 447.5 '222.0
Auqut. ................... 1.078.9 103.5 906.6 300.9 *110.6 776.6 1,010.2 3,365.1 1,497.8 661.4 1,185.4 460.2 '233.1
Seplember............... 1 026.2 75.4 821.6 312.5 486.9 780.3 94.8 3. 2469.0 1,506.3 622.6 L.323.3 461.1 4224.6
October.................. 1,114.6 102.7 768.8 384.9 '112.2 749.2 996.0 3.687.3 1,576.2 635.1 1,432.9 456.4 4216.0
November.. .. ........ .1.29.. 102.7 966.. 472.9 '118.5 763.7 950.9 3.663.4 .1,607.9 639.9 1,425.3 466.5 '239.6
December..... ...... ... 6.2bl.7 116.7 899.0 266.3 1 166.3 797.1 984.4 3,589.1 1,582.0 573. L 1,383.8 441.3 247.7

1975

Monthly vaerage. 1,287.7 109.6 822.3 374.9 '78 7 727 9 910 6 3.829 1 1,743 2 632 4 1,452.9 473 7 *283.5

Januirj................ l.83 7 144 9 1,025 0 4?9.5 '140.9 862 3 926 2 3.487 5 1.655 5 606 8 1.169.6 471.1 '238 6
February.. ........... 1,419 2 106.7 812 3 399 3 .104.5 694 9 879 9 3.629 4 1.620 9 608 7 1 428 6 454 1 '229.6
March ........ .......... 1,251 5 13F. 2 602.5 433 0 '120.8 763 0 901.3 3.435 7 1,620.2 600 8 1.27,.6 448 5 '237.0
April................... 1,250.9 116 7 731 7 378.9 '73.7 700.7 898 3 3.678 3 1.755 5 635.3 1 215.9 458 9 '274.9
May .................... 1.1043 0 102 6 701 2 407.2 '88.9 650 0 881 9 3,481 2 1,68 0 616 3 1,.258 1 451 9 *285.0
June............... .... 1,090.9 86 0 700 6 395 6 '57.9 717 3 886 8 3,965 8 1.809 8 17 4 1.538 0 473 9 *241.4
July.................... 1.165.9 81 2 867 3 313.5 '66.3 686 8 913 0 4,011 1.760 9 629.7 1.623 2 4866 7 4237.
Auguai.. ...... ..... .268.9 110 6 932.5 345 6 '43 9 688 7 880.5 3.962 8 1,74 7 659.7 1.605 8 465 0 *277.8
September............. 1.259 4 95 847.9 306.9 '43 709 9 939.3 3.963 8 1.773 9 624 2 1.539.2 478 2 246.0
October............ .... 1.402 6 106 4 853 1 275 5 '56 9 746 6 925.8 4 133 7 1,805 6 670 21.387 3 499 '278.2
nrovember................ 1.426.9 Ill ? 801.8 452 9 p77.7 722.3 967 5 4 019 0 1,801 9 668 9 L.593 4 485.4 *353.3
ecember............... 1,?69 0 116 4 788 4 360 3 468.8 792.5 922 9 4.180 3 1.680 4 650.9 1.548 4 511 2 *265.5

Ilnadjusted

197 .

Januar)-December........ 13.985.9 1.247.4 10.934.4 3.443.9 1,423.3 8.819.2 11.165.8 38.188.6 16,668.7 7,019.2 14,500.7 5,349.1 2,586.8

Monthly average .. 1,165.5 104.0 911.2 267.0 116.6 734.9 930.5 3,182.4 1,399.1 584.9 1,208.4 445.8 225.6

January .............. 1.194.8 90.8 852.4 144.2 73.3 604.4 756.1 2,514.5 1,118.9 520.5 875,1 371.3 184.1
February................ 1 ,2 .0 87.2 987.4 178.8 96.5 653.8 795.5 2.734.3 1.136.8 489.5 1,107.9 382.9 174.2
March................... I1 257.2 79.1 1,099.3 162.3 100.9 734.4 934.3 3.366.6 1.414.8 594.3 1.359.6 483.4 192.3
April................... 1.178.8 94.1 1.079.8 223.2 124.2 774.6 952.1 3.185.7 1.353.4 575.6 1.256.7 468.0 207.8
May .................... 1.084.6 111.3 1.014.1 261.0 131.7 711.8 1,036.3 3,268.5 1,418.7 590.8 1,259.0 500.6 218.5
June................... 1.074.2 10 .9 911.6 310.4 138.2 776.1 983.3 3,267.1 1,360.7 593.1 1.313.3 474.1 226.7
Jule ................... 1,081.5 91j.0 768.4 306.7 164.0 796.7 936.2 2.809.9 1.334.6 569.1 906.2 417.1 222.0
A,,u c .................. 1,020.7 97.6 717.9 238.0 110.6 811.6 999.1 3.019.6 1.440.9 625,7 953.1 461.6 233.1
September............... 1 .a2.6 83.7 647.3 332.8 86.9 724.9 885.2 3,139.5 1.356.7 597.1 1,183.0 439.9 224.6
October................. 1,170.6 124.1 787.3 450.3 112.2 727.5 1,017.9 3,768.4 1.603.0 669.4 1,495,9 473.3 216.0
November ............... 1,444.1 l1l.i 1,084.7 464.4 118.5 729.3 935.7 3.652.4 1.603.1 635.4 1,413.9 467.9 239.6
December................ 1,324.8 40.7 924.2 251.9 166.3 774.0 934.2 3,459.9 1,525.0 558.1 1.376.8 409.0 247.7

197;

January-December 1.,486 7 1.30Q 5 9 784 3 4,464 q 943.8 .7nr 1 J0.417 7 1,7ptQ 5 20 4q9 7 7,.-R 5 17.973 5.f?77 4 3.16P.3

Monthly average 1.?90 6 In9 2 615 4 372 1 78.7 721 4 909 8 3 809 I 1 740.8 63? 2 I 436.1 472 7 263 5

January. 1.637.5 122 9 1,026 0 357 4 140.9 820.0 910 5 3,313.2 1,612.4 616 5 1,084 2 454.6 238.6
February ,338.3 86.3 b38 9 337 4 104 5 668 5 847.4 3,538.7 1,544 B 571.0 1,422.9 426.4 226.6
March 1,276.6 12 0 I 892.3 399 6 120 8 768.2 949.6 4,026.6 1,803.3 651.8 1,571.5 488.0 237 0
4pril. 1,219 6 101 6 810 7 391 4 73.7 737.1 948 6 3,910.1 1,853 8 646 1 1,410 2 482.3 274.9
May. ... 1,028.4 98 1 761, 8 436 5 88.9 702.6 954.2 3,993.0 1,829.9 652.7 1,510.4 483.5 285.0
June... 1,060 3 79.8 668 4 106 2 37 3 718.7 899.2 3,938.0 1,798 9 624 2 1,514 9 481.0 241.4
July 1,114 7 71 5 757.1 310 J 66.2 704.6 862.8 3,577.9 1,690 5 596.9 1,290 5 454.6 237.9
AuFu.. 1,182 6 104.7 775.9 379.8 43.9 710 7 875.2 3,550.7 1,680.5 624 1 1,246 I 460 8 277.8
September 1,244 3 10i 7 f.93 5 322 8 43.5 682 2 880.1 3,618.9 1,603.6 599.2 1,416 0 460.0 246.0
October. 1,475.6 128 6 876 2 318.5 56.9 730 2 980.4 4,257 8 1,881.5 708 4 1,669 8 530.9 278.2
November 1,526 8 150 A 859 5 457 9 77 7 661 6 914.3 3,946.7 1,749.6 664.2 1.532 8 471.8 353.3
ecembr. .. .327 0 139 6 819 9 146 9 68.8 780 7 895.2 4.038 2 1,840.9 633.3 L,563 9 478.5 265.5

'Schedule B section and se-1len-I -l1iion de.ocripllonzs are as folo-ws:

0 Food and lire animal; 7. Machinery and transport equipment
I. Beverages and tobacco 71 Machinery, oiner than electric
2 Crude mlterilas Inedible, except wuelt 72. electrical machinery, apparatus, and appliances
SMit eral fuels, lubricants, and related mrterisls 73 Transport equipment
4. Anlima and vegeItble 1,15 and falis 8 Mlce]laneous monufBctured articles. n.e.c.
5. Chemicals 9 Conmmoditles and tranEactions not classified according to kind
6 Manufactured gocda clasnirle, chiefly b maler-ial
leasonally adjusted f1lurem tor .ctbon 7 na) d8f1er ii]ghtl] from tEne suian nf .ivislon_ 71, 72, rnn 73 since each is Independently ad-
justed
'Aasnusted for seasonal anit -arLinrg-nat variation dullg seasonal sd.lustment factors Introduced in January 1975. See foomtiole I on front
page Anrual total] are not cho,.n for muinall) adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals The adjusted section
to talks In thibs inle and bImllur overall montn.y total. in tables 1, 2, and 3 .ere dustedd Innependently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for thin section. no seasonal adjustment factors 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 December 1975
I I. Inlo,.n.. t I olLAsL ite ipplarnaT I. i L A SlatI SLICS for in rIjr.at.on on coverage, el innitt ..,- r.. -Arpo t a-uLe. .nU sources oF error
in I t1 .1.l Linaajulea --l..ol represent sun of unrourdea IAlures and hence n.al Lar) slightly Irom suwil rounded amounts

Schedule A sect 'oils'
r i r 2. d
0 I 2 3 4 5 6 s n 9

Sesuonall) aujustea'




Monthly average ... 783.5 111 9 504.6 2.144.1 '45 4 338.1 1,473.7 .010U 3 785 0 'g88 0

January ... .. 3.. 4 ,.. .E 444.7 1,226.3 '33.9 19.I 1,062 1,60D .6 671.7 '145.7
e ruary. .... '".' .5 1 u .5 470.6 1,47U.8 '24.6 24i.* 1,220.2 1,d33.3 732.8 '156.1
MorechI ....... .... .. 9'4J.. I 1.9 509.9 1.659.1 '35.3 258.2 1,315.3 1,8b. .8 762 4 '17 .9
Iprel ... .. 76 114.3 496.1 2,343.4 '40.0 278.9 1 ,253.6 I ,3..3 71i6.7 '179.0.)
May .... ... 12 I:l 17 9 521.6 2,175. 12.? 314.1 1 ,346.U 2.0U1l 'I7 .3 3.4
une... ... .... :9' 133.7 5-48.1 2,264.6 '26.6 326..2 1,481.4 2 067 3 8B 3.4 '183.6
July... ou3.iI 138., 508.1 2,369.B '70.1 365.9 1 ,459.9 k2,16.6 791.6 191.9
Augusi... ......... 7ol.6 13. 516.9 2,511.0 '41.6 383.6 1,67 .1 ',210. .6 627.4 188.3
Septeibtr .. 6.u .3 122.7 04.1. 2,301.5 '54.2 409.2 1,614.4 2 ,10?.7 B2u ; '201.5
October.. .. ...... *2 92.5 494.U 2,133.9 '79.5 130.9 1,732. 1.7d.5 81n. '21 .3
.1o ember ... ..... 8 i 3 497..9 2.435.3 '49.9 424.3 1.743.3 2,u 1.1 n34.1 '228 2
December ........ ... 46.. 97.0 513.4 2,117.8 '53.3 426.; 1,713.9 2,021 .7 ?9l. '217.7

197a

Monthly Average. 710 9 119.3 463 1 2,20.2.3 '46 1 308 2 I .3"9- l ,''f 9 If 7 210 a

January) ... ...... 677 3 118 3 481.9 3,051.7 '48 5 432 5 1,740.8 1.836 0 783 8 '318 0
February.. ..... ..... 8.9 1?4 8 461 3 1,919 0 '44.7 323 2 1,448.6 1,800 4 713 2 '181.0
March...... .... -:E '7t 1 4.7 6189 i 1,347.3 "55.1 317 6 1.326.- 2 026 712? 7 185 4
April......... ..5... .. 6 3 130 2 473.9 2.446 2 '40.7 309 5 1,248.1 1,773 3 7J8 Q '231
ulay.. ..... ........ .. 6 ll0.4 114 0 434 5 1.964 7 051 9 271 7 1.078." 1,81 3 A.5 6 '198 5
June...... 766 I 12.5.. 463.4 1.178 9 '33.2 241 5 I 171 I I.l36f.? 70o0 '213 7
July.... .. .. 717 3 I11 7 477.7 2,196 6 '44 8 258.0 1 l106 7 ..'. ;O 7i1! : '23 8
August .... .. .... 70 0 11i 6 428 1 2.'54.6 '33 7 ?83.3 I 041 s 2 11 Il 7?7 I '189 7
Septer.ber. .. ... B5b 4 1177 4-9.4 2.616.2 '41 b 290., 1 095 0 1. 8 7 7;" 6 '217 9
O.tL ber. ... .... 736 3 104 7 439.7 2.423 I '48 8 303 6 I i28 .078 3 68 1 2 '217 4
ovember ........ ... 798 95 1 449 0 2.438 0 '66 2 316 8 I 141.6 2 076 P 8B 9 '2311 9
December... .... .... 6762 124 6 526" 5 2.303.3 '46.0 34 F. I1 2L9 7 1 2 26 914 1. '234 6

L'naajustea


1974

January-DecEr.ber. .. 10".. 1.3702.3 6.U65.6 25 403.6 544.3 4,n1i.7 I2.;18.: 24.l v0.0 9.476.2 J.--5.7

Monthly Average... n.? 2 110 2 505.5 2,121.2 45.4 334 l 1,4786 6 2.005 0 78. 5 188 0

January ......... :83.0' 100.6 424.6 1,325.6 23.1 20?.9 I.074.. l,ad7.4 64U.E 14i.7
February ... .... .. 744.6 BB.I 402.4 1,588.1 24.8 228.0 1,059.1 1,717.8 637.5 106.1
Alarch............... 913.6 104.1 502.8 1,820.0 35.3 266.2 1.294.3 1 ll., 732.7 171.9
April... ...... .... 625.8 113.3 494.6 2.294.2 4U.0 316.0 1.272.4 2.078.4 719.8 179.0
ay... .............. 827.4 116.5 571.2 2,290.6 42.2 339.9 1.467.1 ..2471 .3 766.0 173.4
June... .... .... 769.5 127.5 ,79.3 2,090.2 26.6 332.4 1,486.8 2,10 .6 9G 7.r' 183.6
July.... ......... 72 .1 16.6 546.J 2,417.2 70.1 349.8 1,506.1 2.091.7 B83.4 194.9
AgUSt... .. .. .. :66. 112.7 i44.7 3, 08.5 44.6 380.0 1.670.4 1,947. 933.3 188.3
September ............ .47.8 I11.;7 50.0 2.128.9 "'.2 387.o. 1,549.P 1.934.9 836.3 201.5
October....... .... 656.6 113.3 514.3 2,278.1 79.i 431.8 1.839.9 2,061.6 904.0 915.3
November... ....... 789.2 102.7 475.0 2,214.7 49.9 397.1 1.767.7 2.037.1 67?4.L. 228.?
DecEber ..... .. 886.3 107.2 497.5 2.497.6 53.3 385.7 .728.6 2.j 1 .6 751.8 317.7

1975

January-December.. a.08 8 L.41q9 -,564 3 236 475 6 ,3 9 3.696 4 14.700 5 23,464 6 9.:27 6 '.,29 1

Monthly Average. 709 I 118.3 463 7 2.206 3 46 2 308 0 1.225 I 1.94i L 769 0 210 8

January... .. 13 8 112 3 466.0 3,421 0 48.5 437 2 ],749 5 1,894.7 755 6 718.0
ebruary. .. ....... C. a i,16 4 .194 u .40n 1I 44."7 3rf .7 l,90,.r. 17.44 r 'l.a IRI .n
Marc. .............. 57 143 7 460 6 1.480.7 55 1 340 8 7 313 3 2.079 S 647 8 185 4
April...... .. .. B4 5 119 1 475.3 2,441 3 40 7 351 9 1,743 1 1,899 2 203 8 231 2
Mlay .......... ... .. 611.0 i16.9 453 6 1.945.0 51.9 285 6 1,144 7 1,934.5 626 3 196.5
June................ 779 7 129 6 i13.Fr 1.436.1 33.2 252 4 1,230 8 1.961. 7?22 7 219.7
July ........ ... 705 8 Ini .4 *.nS 4 2.137 3 44 8 247.4 1.136 E 1.964 I 850.9 223.8
Autgus. ....... ..... 63.86 95 8 420.9 2.245.6 37.7 270 6 A 005 3 i.872 0 r 00 6 189 7
September..... .. .. 896 9 106.9 476 4 2.446 I 41 6 375 i 1,091 b 1.793 3 Ri3 7 217 9
October ......... 750 1B78 0 457 7 2.345 5 48 8 302.4 1 194 0 ?.138.6 919.7 217 4
Naoember ......... 725.1 120 4 415 3 2,089.4 68.2 298 5 1,121 2 2.013 6 841 1 211 9
December.. ...... 712 3 137 2 524.4 2.547 5 46.0 327.9 1.211 ] 2.269 4 878 7 334 6

'Scheoule A *ectlon descriptions are as lollobs
0 Food ru 11 t anLmial: 5. Chimienils
1. deerages and Lobacca 6. Manufactured goods clnsalijed crielly by m.terLal
2. Crude maleral, indA1 Le, ecept luels 7. M:.cninery ara tran.:-orr eF upoent
3. kMner.I fuelt, Lubria;nts. and related material 8. Misellaneou. manulactured articles, n.e E.
4. Animal and sseibic oil- and faLs 9 Loolies and transaction not clarianlled according Ito kin
'Adjuu .t for seasonal and -orking-day variation using seasonal agju&tmeti raciors introauced in JAnuiry 1975. S-. foolnate I on Lrunt
page. Annual 31.,1s are not shion for seasonally adjusted data. rnJausted oata should be used ton annual iLtals. The adjusted e1ct lon
tolals in his aSIl an sim.1. u.erall mAnthly totals in tables I 'no 4 -ere adjusted independently.
'In the absence or nEmonsirable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment oacLors nase oeen applied 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 December 1975
fin millions of dollars. See Fxplantilon of Statistici for Information on coverage. definllloain of c.I.. import value, and sources oferrorin
the data Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence ma& vary slightly from am of rounded amounts)

Schedule 4 secl onst
Period 01347


Seasonally adjusted'


1974

Monthly AKerage 846 ) 121 9 556.4 2.,304.4 '47.3 362.6 1,584.6 2,177.1 838.3 '193.2

January 785.0 114.5 485.5 1,341.4 '25.2 214.3 1.136 5 1,962.6 722.3 150.2
February 857 3 108 8 508 0 1.694 7 '26 0 257.7 1,308.5 1.994 3 780 7 s160.3
March 1 017 I 122 4 M51 6 1.774.4 '37.1 275 4 1.402.7 2 041.4 Bit 1 '376 1
April.. 29.7 124 5 545.8 2.510.5 '41.8 299 2 1.341.3 2.100.7 798.4 183.7
May. .. 877.5 128 6 575.4 2.334 6 '44 0 339.6 1.446.4 2.195 9 832 2 '178.2
June.. 870 f 133 3 603 6 2.453 6 '27 8 348 5 1,592.1 2,231 5 59 7 '189.1
Jl 66. 6 150 569.0 2,557.5 '72.7 392.7 1,564.5 2,388.3 B45 9 200 2
ugu .. 872.2 150 9 608 9 2,710.4 '46 5 409 9 1.801.8 2,389.1 883 8 '393.7
September.. 715.1 134.4 557.6 2,412.0 '56 3 440.7 1 737 9 2,282.1 676 2 '207.3
October..... 67.1 101 0 519 1 2,604.9 '82 7 461 7 1.870 2 2,145.0 873 3 '221.2
November ... 928 4 88 5 552.6 ?,622.0 '52 I 454 9 1.883.8 2.208.5 888 7 '234.3
December. 906.6 105.9 570 0 2,576.6 '55.5 456 1 1.929.9 2 180 3 B66 8 '223.0

1975

Monthly ASerage. ... 771 1 130.0 S11.8 2,353 9 148.9 327 6 1,327 0 2,115.8 827 I '215 7

January.. .. 737 8 129 4 545 0 3,265.0 '50 5 482 5 1.888.1 1,975.0 637 3 3224 3
February...... ... 726.2 134 5 506.9 2,039 3 '46.8 345.1 1,564.3 1,931 4 764 1 '186.2
March.. 722 9 166.5 510 5 1,438.2 '57 6 336 5 1,429.0 2.201 9 765.8 '190.9
April ... .. 711 8 130.9 52?.9 2.602.1 '42.5 328.6 1.344.9 1,918 1 769 6 B238.2
May 661 7 128 0 476.9 2 098.9 '54 6 287 5 1,163.3 1.960 3 717 1 '201 9
June .. .. 827 7 135.7 513.9 1.582 3 '35.1 258 4 1.263 3 1,9114 9 754.3 '224 3
July 778 8 123 9 530.9 2,338 9 '47 7 275 5 1,191 2 2.201.1 841 6 '228 5
August .. .. 731.7 126.9 471.8 2.411.7 134 9 ?01 9 1.125 2 ?,301 7 786.5 '194 0
September 954 ? 129 5 505 2 2,810.9 '44.4 308 6 1.174.9 2.031 6 842 6 '222.9
October. 796.5 114 7 484 8 ? 997 0 '51 9 320 0 1.217 I 2.242 0 868 1 1222.1
November 869.6 104.5 493.4 2 603 3 '71.2 335.9 1.24a.8 2.238.5 972 7 '218 1
Dcenilber ... 733 5 135.5 580.3 2,459.0 '49 6 370 5 1.321 2 2.403 5 984 R 1239.4

Unadjusted

1974

January-Deceimber..... 10.134.3 1.441.3 6,690.6 27,358.6 567.6 4,306.9 19.052.7 26,059.7 10,066.5 2.317.4

Monthly Aver.ge 844 5 120 1 557 6 2,279.9 47.3 358 9 1,587.7 2,171.6 838.9 193.1

January.... ... 41.3 109.1 469.0 1,450.1 25.2 217.9 1,149.0 2,047.0 684.7 150.2
February.. ...... 802.4 93.? 434.3 1,713.3 26.0 243.5 1,135.6 1.868.7 679.2 160.3
Marcs .. .. 985.6 113.8 543.9 1,946.5 37.1 283.9 1.380.3 2,106.8 779.5 176.1
April.... 893.6 123.4 544.2 2,457.8 41.6 339.0 1,361.4 2,.76.2 769.7 183.7
MA .. .. .. 893.3 121.1 630.1 2,458.3 44.0 367.5 1,576.6 2,439 6 822.2 178.2
June .............. 836.9 138.2 638.0 2,264.7 27.8 355.1 1,596.9 2,276.1 852.8 189.1
July. .... 835.4 137.6 611.7 7,608.7 72.7 375.4 1,616.1 2,266.9 941.0 200.2
August... ..... 27.1 124.0 606.6 2.707.7 46.5 406.6 1.801.8 2.104.8 996.9 193.7
September. .... 701.5 122.3 562.1 2.286.6 56.3 417.3 1.668.4 2.095.0 892.8 207.3
October ... .... 711.9 123.7 571.6 2.438.2 62.7 462.6 1.,986.1 2.235.1 964.1 221.2
November 853.2 111.9 577.2 2,365.0 52.1 425.8 1,910.2 2,204.1 877.1 234.3
December. 951.9 117.0 552.3 2.661.6 55.5 412.3 1.870.0 2.169.4 803.4 223.0

1975

January-December 9,227.7 1,547.3 6,142.9 2R.284.1 586 6 3,929 1 15.86-.6 25,2q6.4 9.945.5 2,568.8

Monthly Aserage 769 0 129 0 511 9 2 357 0 48.9 327.4 1,322.1 2.108 0 828.8 235 7

January. 777.6 122.4 527 0 3,660 0 50.5 467 6 1,897 5 2,038 2 807 1 224.3
February .. 80.4 114.6 433.9 2,061 7 46.8 326.8 1.359.4 1,811.7 666.9 186 2
March.. 713 5 154 7 501 3 1.580 6 57 6 361 0 1.414.7 2.259 I 739 0 10 9
4prtl 142.4 129.7 524 5 2,396.9 42.5 373 7 1,339 6 2 054 2 753 5 238 2
May .. 662 3 126.8 497 9 2.077 8 54 6 302 1 1,234.2 2,093.6 674 201.9
June ... 840 I 140.6 568 9 1.536.4 35 1 270 5 1,327.7 2.119.9 777.7 224 3
July...... 766 3 113 6 562.7 2,275.7 47.7 264.2 1,223.3 2.108 7 917.3 228 5
August.. .... 694 4 105.0 4b3 9 7.402 0 34 9 288.3 1,085.9 1,95A 8 865 9 194.0
September 966 6 117.6 523.9 2,628.2 44 4 292.7 1,171.. 1 972 1 883.9 27 2.
Oelooer... 822 0 140 3 904 P 2513.9 51 9 318.7 1,287.6 2.307 0 994.6 222 1
Noveber. .. 89 6 132 4 456 4 2.231 0 71 2 316.4 1.212.3 2.175.9 913.3 216.1
December 772 3 149 1 578 0 2,719 6 49.6 347 5 1 312 0 2.437 2 951 3 239.4

'Schedule A section descrsptrins are as follows
0 Food and live Animals 5 Chemicals
I Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2 Crude materials Inedible. except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants. arm related materials 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles. n.e.s
4. Animal and ve etable oils and 1at 9. Commodl tes and transactions not elssallied aecordlnc to kind
'Anjusted for seasonal and arki n,-day varnation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced In January 1975 See footnote 1 on front
page. Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section
totals In this table and atmllar overall monthly totals In tables 2 and 4 aere adjusted Indepenaently
Irs the absence ot demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to the data.








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