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SUMMARY OF U.S. EXPORT AND
IMPORT MERCHANDISE TRADE
FT 900-74-8 Supplement
FOR RELEASE WEDNESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 25, 1974 2:00 P.M.
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This Supplement contains data on U.S. General Imports of crude petroleum a,
selected petroleum products into the U.S. Customs area and into th'e Virgin
Islands, by month: January-August 1974, and January-December 1973.
Inquiries concerning these figures should be addressed to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the
Census, Washington. D.C. 20233. Tel: Area Code 301, 7635140.
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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS
The official U.S. statistics on imports 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 information as to
country of origin, net quantity, value and commodity
classification is verified by Customs officials on entries filed
for transactions valued over $250, which are ordinarily
subject to examination for Customs appraisement purposes.
The statistics for each month are generally released about 3
to 4 weeks after the end of the given month.
The U.S. import statistics reflect both government and
nongovernment imports of merchandise from foreign
countries into the U.S. CuwmS'territqry, which includes
the 50 States, the District af~ lmbA, iib pd Puerto Rico.
Shipments between .helited Stals' nd, Puerto Rico,
between the United"S tes and the Virgjlf lnds, Guam,
American Samoa, An4hther U.S. possessibiftsietween any
of these outlyingaixgp, and imports into UJ. possessions
from foreign cou tti p.a-rpg t includrg' tl U.S. import
statistics. However, separate data on imports of petroleum
and petroleum proauRs' to the Virgin Islndss from foreign
countries are preserted-'in*his report..(Statistics on U.S.
trade with Puerto f i. t possessions are
published separately in oT O, Additional data on
such trade and on imports i 'lo The Virgin Islands from
foreign countries are contained in reference tabulations.)
The statistics on U.S. imports 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.
The Customs value shown for U.S. imports represents the
value of imports are appraised by the U.S. Customs Service
in accordance with the legal requirements of Sections 402
and 402a of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. It may be
based on the foreign market value, export value, con-
structed value, American selling price, etc. It generally
represents a value in the foreign country, and therefore
excludes U.S. import duties, freight, insurance, and other
charges incurred in bringing the merchandise to the United
States. This valuation is primarily used for collection of
import duties and frequently does not reflect the actual
transaction value. Effective January 1974, the foreign trade
statistics presented in other reports contain import value
data reported in terms of f.a.s. (free alongside ship) and
c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) values, in addition to the
Customs value data. The value information shown for
imports into the Virgin Islands from foreign countries
represents the dutiable value of the merchandise in the
It is the objective of the compiling procedures to include
shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics for the
actual month of importation. However, for purposes of the
statistics the month of importation is based on the date of
the import entry or warehouse withdrawal document. This
may not in all cases correspond to the actual month of
importation. (For example, under the Customs "immediate-
delivery" procedures, importers may file the import entry
up to 10 workdays after the actual date of importation.)
Also, because of processing problems (e.g., late receipt of a
document for an end-of-month shipment, rejection of a
shipment by the computer because the data fail to meet
certain edit criteria established to protect the accuracy of
the statistics, etc.), there is an overall average carryover of
U.S. imports of about seven 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) to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding
month. For Virgin Islands imports, the carryover is about
four percent. In addition as a result of the aforementioned
Customs "immediate-delivery" procedures, there is a further
carryover of presently unknown magnitude from the actual
month of importation to a subsequent month. These
limitations should be borne in mind when makmg month-
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
Revisions To The Statistics
Revisions are carried into the statistics on a periodic
basis. Data for 1973 and 1974 appearing in the 1974
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:
a. January through November 1974 issues: figures are as
originally issued, except as noted below.
b. December 1974 issue: figures reflect revisions for
prior months of the year issued with December 1974
statistics or earlier, as noted below.
a. January through May 1974 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1973 statistics or
b. June through December 1974 issues: figures reflect
revisions to 1973 data issued with June 1974 statistics
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 or other reports.
Additional information regarding the foreign trade sta-
tistics may be obtained from the Foreign Trade Division,
Bureau of the Census, Washington. D.C. 20233.
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Schedule A and TSUSA Commodity Numbers Used in Compiling the Information Presented in This Report
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