U.S. foreign trade

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U.S. foreign trade
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Export and import merchandise
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United States -- Bureau of the Census
United States -- Bureau of the Census. -- Foreign Trade Division
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Jan. 1971-
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Ceased with Dec. 1973.
Issuing Body:
Prepared by: the Bureau's Foreign Trade Division.
General Note:
"Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data."
General Note:
"FT 900."
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: Dec. 1973.

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Related Items

Preceded by:
United States foreign trade. Export and import merchandise trade
Succeeded by:
Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade

Full Text
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U.S. FOREIGN TRADE /


AND IMPORTS


MERCHANDISE


OCTOBER 1973


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Comme rce,
announced today that during October 1973, seasonally
adjusted exports, excluding Department of Defense(DOD
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to 56,431.6 million and that seasonally
adjusted imports for October amounted to $5,904.5
million. Comparable seasonally adjusted totals for
September were $6,448.4 million for exports and $5,5"5.1
million for imports.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESAi, stated that
a merchandise trade surplus of $527.1 million was re-
corded for the month of October. The U.S. merchandise
trade surplus for the first 10 months of 1973 (January-
October) was $680.2 million as compared to a deficit of
$5,231.7 million for the same period of 19"2. These
figures are based on seasonally adjusted data.
During the first 10 months of 1973, exports on a
seasonally adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $68,450
million, a level about 39 percent higherthan the calendar
year 1972 total of $49,219 million. Seasonally adjusted
imports for the January-October 19"3 period were at an
annual rate of $67.634 million, a level about 22 percent


higher than the calendar year 1972 total of $55,583
million. During the current months, July-October 1973,
seasonally adjusted exports averaged $6,188.2million per
month, about 11 percent above the $5,561.9 millionaverage
reported for the preceding 4-month period, March-June
19'3. Imports averaged $5,815." million for the current
4 months, about 4 percent above the $5,569.3 million
average for the March-June 1973 period.
Seasonally adjusted export and import totals for
selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and
divisions are shown in tables 4 and 5. I'nlike the over-
all totals, the commodity components for exports ex-
clude foreign merchandise and include DOD Military As-
sitance Program Grant-Aid shipments.)
Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments in-
creased from $5,959.0 million in September to $6,749.3
million in October. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, October exports were
valued at $6,-83.5 million as compared to $6,015.6
million in September. Unadjusted general imports
increased from $5,286.3 million in September to $6,373.3
million in October.


lAdjusted for seasonal and workng-day variation, but not for price level. Factors used to adjust 1972 and 1973 data shown in this report represent
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data for 1958 1972 and introduced in January 1973 combined with the appropriate workingday
adjustment factors.
I Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to month changes in exports, imports, and
similar series often reflect primarily irregular moments, differences in monthly carryover, etc. Recent month to month percent changes in the overall
seasonally adjusted export and imporr series are presented in the following table wlth average percent month to month rose and decline over longer
periods shown for comparison. The average rise and decline figures exclude percentage changes for 111 the periods December 1968 March 1969 and
JudyDecember 1971 because of abnormalities in the data due to effects of dock strikes and (21 periods when negligible changes I(ero percent in the
level of exports/imports occurred:
Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change

Series Average Average 4 months 12 months
Sept.-Oct Aua.-Sept. July-Aug. June- Juli rise decline june-Oct. Oct. 1972-
9 1973 1973 1973 193 1967-1972 1967-1972 1973 Oct. 1973
(Percentl I'Percentl iPercentl 'Percent 1 IPercern I IPercentl IPercent' (Percent)

xports....... -0.3 7.4 .2.3 .1.6 .3.9 -3.7 +2.8 +3.4
TIlprt s........ ,5.9 -7.4 *4.5 -0.5 3.5 -2.4 .0.6 ,2.0




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, 763-5140.

For sale by the Publications Distribution Section, Social and Economic Statistics Administration, Washington. D.C.
20233. Price 10 cents per copy. Annual subscription (FT 900, 975, 985, and 986 combined) $3.00.


T.-73-10
Dr 27, 1973
3 A.M.


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics

General imports are a combination of entries for
immediate consumption and entries into bonded ware-
houses. Imports for consumption are a combination of
entries for immediate consumption and withdrawals
from warehouses for consumption.

The dollar value shown in the import statistics is
defined generally as the market value in the foreign
country and therefore excludes U.S. import duties,
freight charges from the foreign country to the United
States, and insurance. Value information is required
to be reported on import entries in accordance with
Sections 402 and 402a of the Tariff Act of 1930, as
amended. None of the values have been adjusted for
changes in price level.

It is the objective of the compiling procedures to
include shipments, insofar as practicable, in the
statistics for the month of import, which is based on
the filing date of the import entry or warehouse with-
drawal document.' However, because of processing
problems, there has always been acarryoverof a small
percentage of items from the actual month of impor-
tation to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding
month. The carryover should have little effect on month-
to-month comparisons of overall totals, since the carry-
over of the previous month should compensate roughly
for that of the following month.

Export Statistics

Exports of domestic merchandise include commod-
ities which are grown, produced, or manufactured in
the United States, and commodities of foreign origin
which have been changed in the United States from the
form in which they were imported, or which have been
enhanced in value by further manufacture in the United
States. Exports of foreign merchandise include com-
modities 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.

The dollar value shown in the export statistics is
defined generally as the f.a.s. value at the U.S. port
of exportation. These values have not been adjusted
for changes in price level.

In general, compiling procedures provide for the
inclusion of shipments in the statistics for the month of


'For shipments by vessel, merchandise is not in-
cluded in the statistics prior to the date of formal
entrance of the vessel (i.e., the date of the inward
customs manifest for the vessel).


export.' H6w &e, as indicated-avie for imports,
because of prbpes problems, tleOb Ehs always been
a carryover of'4 ,.ll I'pcenteage. 4fshipments from
their actual monl s 'rit~tEb a'subsequent month,
usually the following' month, -The statement above re-
garding the effect of the import carryover generally
applies to exports also.

Revisions to the Statistics
Revisions are carried into the statistics on a periodic
basis. Data for 1972 and 1973 appearing in the 1973
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:

1973 Statistics
a. January through November 1973 issues: figures
are as originally issued, except as noted below.
b. December 1973 issue: figures reflect revisions
for prior months of the year issued with December
1973 statistics.

1972 Statistics
a. January through May 1973issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1972 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 1973 issues: figures
reflect revisions to 1972 data issued with June
1973 statistics.

In addition to the revisions which are made on a
periodic basis, instances may occur where a signif-
icant 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 information regarding foreign trade sta-
tistics coverage, valuation, etc., is contained in the
following publications: Report FT990, HighlightsofU.S.
Export and Import Trade; FT135,U.S. Imports, General
and Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country;
FT410, U.S. Exports, Schedule B Commodity by Country;
and the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics. Information
regarding additional sources of statistics, the method-
ology used in seasonally adjusting the data, and other
matters relating to foreign trade statistics may be ob-
tained from the Bureau of the Census, Washington,
D.C. 20233.
'With minor exceptions, the date of export for ship-
ments other than by mail Is the date when the shipment
leaves the United States, or, in the case of vessel or
air shipments, the date when the carrier departs (or is
cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments,
thedateof export is considered to be the date of mailing.









U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation: January 1968 to October 1973

IIn mlllons of dollars Data are not aljstea to, unusual changes .n the leIel of anrilv or courage such as hiapers. during il..ke na otner' ("nt
ialt may navs averse eHects on Ihe statUiTICSl


SRepresents exports Ol omellnc ana loe.qr. .er.har.dl u ecluoinqg Depart.enl ot Defense M.I.tla. .s.;t3an.: Program. G Il A.d iijhr-Unt;
DeFined as eipons Isee fooir.or 1 abosel minus general .mscrt








Table I. U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance. Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day

Variation, by Month: January 1972 to October 1973
In millionE of .i l j

Perionmrs JarOuar)- m rf DIe C -pI-
Period Or.a J 'unr- .ar rury M-arch April May June Jly August rt.-ber rlesmbehr Decepn.er


1972'

Elpor.......... 40 03.0 4,074.J 3,823.9 3,868.5 3,820.4 3,881.6 3,971.0 4,074.1 4,196.3 1,176.4 1,316.3 4,472.9 4,j56.0
Isports...... .... 45.434.7 r4.435.6 4,472.8 4,515.3 4,416.8 4,485.7 4,'67.7 4.j6a.1 4,726.0 4,612.2 4.737.5 5,147.9 3,002.3
Merchandise trade
balance ........ 5 31.7 -361.3 -648.9 -646.6 -596.4 -604.1 -496.7 -491.0 -329. -43..8 -421.2 -675.0 -444.3

1973'

Exports........ 57 041 9 4,977.1 5,064.6 5,379.5 5,487.0 j ,6"'2. 5,7i.l 1 .88F.5 6 004 3 i.448.1 6.431 6
ir.porlt... .... 56 361.7 5,280.9 5,a40.8 5,432.1 L,290.7 5,760.i j,793.6 .1662 4 6 120 9 5.515.i 904 5
Mercr andise trade
balance' .... .... 680 2 -303.8 -476.2 -52.6 .196.3 -157.9 -15.5 *106.i -i6.6 .673 3 -527 I

rImport Figures for January 1972 and cumistlve and annual figures far 1972. anerever -hoar. In thia report. have seen resisea to
reflect the reinsertion of t19 4 million omitted from data presented in FT 900 ior 'he months of Jane and July 1973.
'Dmta for 1972 and 1973 re+lecc seasonal adjlustent factors introduce in Janlart 1973. See footnote I on front page.
'Repreaents export of domestic ana foreign merchandlsE excluding Department of Delenue Military Assistance Prograsi Crant-41d shlpmnies
'Defined as eKports (see footnote 2. above) minus general imports











Table 2. U.S. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program

Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1972 to October 1973

In mnllion- of anliarc. L'raju.ltCa t-tal repre.-enl swu of unrounded f gures and hence may vary slightly from supm orr rounded amoulnl-

Enponr. escluairon DOr tcsparr- Lnc1 icrag D a -1d
Cr.nt-A.o DOD Gramn-4a1


Per-.d and r-tinlc D or st a
S. and Domestic, ana Dcm 1stir, *l tmern Olter
seasonally foreIrn, ur.a.ujustea or eign, unadjualed ET.a urc..rs autr ei

dl5L.d unadjusted unaajuste


197i

Jan-nr.-Dec.mirer 9,218.6 48,419 1 19,778.2 48,976.6 359.6 233 9 325.6

January-October............................. 40,?03.0 39,941.1 39,305.4 40,441.8 39,802.3 496.9 215.2 281.7


january 0l,7Y1.3 3,806.6 3,757.7 3,664.4 3,815.6 57.9 37.9 20.0
F.Ltr.ar .. .,813.9 3,778 0 3,721.0 3,816.4 3,759.1 38.4 150 23.1
erch ... .. 3,668.5 4,305.3 4,245.6 4,344.8 4 285.1 39.5 14.0 25.5
tprnl.. .... ... ...... .... 3,620. 3,1188.4 3.813.3 3,936.4 3,863.3 0.r) ?5.2 24.9
M .. .. ..... ... 3,861.6 4,136.6 4,070.7 4,189.3 4,123.4 52.7 28 0 24.7
une. .. ... 3,71 .0 1,011.7 3,941.8 4,050.7 J,977.B 36.0 14.1 21.9


July 4, 74.1 3,676.9 3,618.3 3,742 9 3,684.4 66.1 18.7 47.1
4u;.u .... .. 4,196 3,934.2 3, 63.9 3,979.8 3,909.5 15.6 13.9 29.7
eplmr .. .. ........ ,176.4 3,963.4 3,93.4 4,006.6 3,916.6 43.2 21.4 21.,
.tIbcr 4,316.3 4,441.0 4,379.7 4,508.5 4,447.2 67.5 25.0 42.4
opmber. ........... .. 4,117.9 4,582.9 4,496.6 1,613.5 4,527.2 30.6 21 3 19.3
Cecemn r. .. ........... .. 4,i .0 1,690.6 4,617.1 4.722.7 ,649.2 32.1 7.4 24.7

1973

Janu.. r tober...................... ...... 57,041.9 56,784.3 55,864.2 57,219.3 56,299.2 435.0 153.9 281.2

Jan r .. ,977.1 4,747. 1,677.? 1,789 I 4,719. 411.8 19 9 ?2.0
February .. .. .... ... 5,064.6 4,l64.0 4,794.5 4,900.6 4,83.21 36.6 9.1 27.5
rc .. ...... ..... 5,379.5 3,9'2.8 5,825. 5,975.7 5,67 7 ,.3.9 15.5 37.1
pr .. .... .. ,4?7.0 .5 60.in ,416.~ 5,395.8 ,491 .8 5.3 10 9 24.1
ilta .. .. 3,60:.B 6,03.0 ,9.36.7 6,064.0 5.796.7 41 12.1 28.9
Jun. .. ,77 ,85 .4 5,,;4.9 5,896.9 5,793.4 38.5 14.B 23.8


Ju,, .... .. .. .. .. 3 ,68.3 5.321.6 3,29.6 5,387.7 5,.05.9 66.1 39.0 27.1
l ui. .. ... 6. 4.3 5,' B. 3..674.6 5.10.4 5,706.5 31.9 7.9 24.0
. p'ernxr .. 6,414.4 5.959.0 5,679.9 6,015.6 5,936.5 56.6 18.7 37.9
rC r .. 6,431.6 6.749.3 6.633.9 6,783.5 6,668.1 34.2 6.0 28.2

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Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1972 to October 1973

ir, ill li.r. ) aGcliar: un.AajuSrla L:lj a repreI ;r ur..t l u.r.aunara iur..- an nen.. .la iarcy -lars:ll L ) I rom s-m rf rounder aimoruntr


Perl -.


al.uar -[iF ptme r.e .. .

.nuar, October.............................

January .

Ma.r. r...,. ..


Jul\

irpl.mnb-r .
75t racr .
c .rrc=re


1972



ac? .I morl I o

&aaru =it4ll Laaju'tca


aI

45,434.7


4.415.6

1,51u.S
4.1 16.
4 465.7
1,267.7

I, i5. L
4,726.0
4,612.2
4,737.5
5,14 .9
5,002.3


r55.582.8

15,385.9

r',276.6
4,119.4
,n43]
4,2-1.6
4,7n.;
4 ,76. 1

1,]ll 6
4, 7 7 .4
4,491.3
05 08.5
5,201 .
4,795.7


Ir.p:rt
for
-nesinipl ion,
jnaailu:t I 0


r5. 309.7

45,391.9

r4,256.1
4,153.1
1,841.3

4,694.3
4,798.6

1,2i7.2
4 24 7P.
4 .u.%h.5
4,413.7
S,983.9

4,760.1


1973

r-ncral irporl r


S-uionali
alu uited'


56,361.7


5, 8,.9
5,40.89
5,432.1
5,290.7
5,760.7
5. 793.6

5,762.4
6,020.9
5,573.1
5,904.5


ir.a.l u: ted


56,552.1

5,:43.0
4,944.6
:,595.6
5,347.3
6,032.0
_,900.8

5,651.8
5,997.4
5,286.3
6,373.3


Import
for
con-umptln..
unadjut-l


56,109.8

5,368.2
4,930.0
5,583.9
3,287.5
6,008.1
5,946.8

5,591.7
5,908.9
5,280.8
6,303.6


import Itear- I r JIr.uar. 1972 and curalatl a au.,1 .,r mnuai Iigre; Ior 1472, -herecer h6hn In this report, nave been revlred to reflect the re-
inrer l.e: of 1.4 11tIn aremItted rr-n data pre-rened in Fr 901) for the month of June ano July 1973.

iiuni';,td rtr se-or.al ano .Irklnt-day v.riatlon uslni seasonal adjustment factors introduce, tr. January 1973. See footnote I on front page.
Annual t-taz i ra =h o for --a1cnal i .,srUi-t, dhIat. rInadjust.ed u-Tj r4ul b-. .sd for annual totals.









5

Table 4. U.S. Exports 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 1972 to October 1973

In -ll ton-" .-l anilar.. LI'ra ju- leao total repre=- nt ur. n unr uar.en FI urg i ar. r.-r, r r.a %,hr. i ht -. u 3r '.-r. i

SchIc1,l i : r.7- ur.J er t -,1 n i i i
r iono
n I ? I 4 6 7' '2 73 -

it a .n l l a r.lu: Ir '

1972

January-October ......... 1,459.7 817.8 3,990.' 1.276.6 17?4.3 3,40.|.7. 4,03J0.3 17,676 7 7.331.1 3,022.Al E,57.4 2,636.3 '1,799.7

January .6 177.0 402.B 111.6 2.4 372 6 3 8101. 1,7R8.' 9 I 2 313 5 36 9 255 9 '14 .3
Ferr .. .. 79.6 152.1 376.1 127.3 '39. 311 7. 9.1 19 6na6. 7n0.6 20in., 616.u 2 '11.4
Mar .h .. .. 3168.4 53.0 105.3 1J3 .4 '.. JI3 .9 391.0 1,7i.'. .9 741.3 2159.3 71.2i 133.9
April 36e .1 17.3 391.4 179.6 ']3.9 3U3.3 377.7 1,691.8 749.2 285.7 64 .7 2n '114.1
May 445.9 60.4 384.8 1:4.9 '42.0 316. 1i86.6 1 .666 7 56.' 283.1 7.i.1.0 ] ?.9 ?.
June. 471.4 56.1 370.1 116.7 '62.1 3?. 1 366 E ,71.; 714 6 3111.9 634." 264 I0 '131.1
July .. 464.. 69.3 118.4 114.1 '44.5 329 105i 3 1,603.1 7.9.b 301 ? 69il.6 277.4 lie
Au. l .. 9i. 7.2 4.3 135.5 '3".3 329 1 431.7 1 .66%.0 814.5 308.3 23. 64 2 1 16.0
Septen.er .. 39.9 E .0 360.8 117.7 '36.3 34" .1 42 7 I 6.10 7 80)6. 31'.F 719.7 26'.6 i I fl).
O D r" .. .... ... 1 .2 69.8 475.7 1:9.8 '35 1 I1.. 7 -A' 83 .4 ]'27 739, .3 2.-'u 6 '! 31.'
NnMo n r.. i 5. 67.0 3513.1 l l.j '7. 4 31 ,5 I 7.e ,96,.4 od".6 34"1 ;74.1 7M.).; 128.7
LD r emLer .. .. 613. 61.3 49i .5 133 i 'l.. I46 J .6. 1,91 !'.4 l 7.1 32 .7 697.6 ?, .:2 l .

1972

January -Oer tober.......... 9, 98. 8 7. 6.786.6 1,3J3 .4 '346.. 4..43 u .7?- .6 .l.J 9.919. 1 4.115.2 6,6'8.4 3.218.0 'C.. 4

January.. .... 85.8 66.7 ,81.2 126.? '14 0 4 17 193 7 i -141 3 9Il.b 37.1 ;31 24 5 tl.e
Fenruary. .. 704.6 105.1 682.7 127 'II. "32.3 177.7 1,143 : 9'8..J '-.7 -13.9 28,.: 1* 3.6
March....... .. ... 799.1 87.9 76b9.4 12 ,.9 1.0o 413.6 4i6.6 l 144.1 906.1 37?.? .1) 41 2 -.2 41 .7
April.. ....... .. I89. 104.0 707.4 14 0. '3 .0 462.16 34.9 ?,174.6 ', 7 j.14.9 iO1 II 31 6 7 4168.
May .. .. 83.? 69.2 772.0 1290 4.1 17.3? j.9 i 23,76 )0 i '.7 4l.l. 3 93.4 3V ..J 4146.
June...... ...... ... 941.2 76.4 673.9 131.0 'in 9 i2-.. 2 ?.267.8 931J. 41.22 863.1 313.0 171. 1
July..... .... ...... 935.4 63.5 649.1 147.0 '59.9 J2il. 6.il .ti 2,311.7 I ,r j8..j 128.1 2U.5 j27. 4193.;
August ...... ....... 1, 547.5 7i.1 '7.3 19.,2 460. 475. *;16. '4.7 ...124.9 420.4 77o.2 J23.2 126.8
Septembr..... .. .. I, i3.0 79.6 603.3 113.7 '66.2 701. ?5Z,.4J.? 1,102 9 433.3 977.1 Ji3.? 127.7
OclcDer. .. ...... 1.167.0 68.i 700.7 1l..1 '19.1 i60. O ,.u 576.: 1.170. 470.3 901.:2 68.. '163.
Ncve ber ... ......
December. .......

i.-na ju r ..


1972

Jsnuary-Deccimbr i,60. 908., 3.030.3 ,533 3508.0 4,132.9 1 7. J3.7 9.4.i.3 3,6'97.A 6,29- 3,7"1.. 7, 1.1

Januarvy4ctober. ......... 4,387.l0 ;23.1 ,469A.1 1,?7i.2 12'1 3 J,413. 0 4,0 7.1 17,691.4 7.aj3.8 3,r'liB. 6.3.6 2 ,613.3 1.?99.7

January..... .. .73.4 I .2". 39i.i I16.1 ? I 33J7 3'7.? I 6 79 '- i96 611 4 iJ.AI 14L.i
FeO ruary ... .. 37?.7 112.1 I 3]1. 108.8 39. 311.? 332.'0 1..63 .6 749. 27E.9 6.j9.' 2"..6 117.4
March. .. .. ....... 17., 'i 3 j36.3 1. I 10.2 31 1 131.6 1 .033., o66 l J'.? 1.0 I jJ.6
April .. 61.; 34.3 39.? 13Il. 33. I 93.A 3"?.. I .3 7 7 3? .1 291.4 11.- ?;1.1 141.?
Miy. .. .. 4 .0 59.0 387.5 1 15.6 I.. 343.' 13 0 1 ,.. "13.A 301.8 '7 .4.i 137.9
June.... ..... .. .. 174.3 A4.1 371.6 1l2 .9 62.1 335 3 404. 4 76." 797..9 ,3 5 ,. 5. 3131.
Jiy.. ....... .. .. .. 136.1 '. 36 .0 102.9 4 .d 7 .1 4 9.2 2 3. lii.3 l2 1 .4
At, uG 149.3 66. 333.2 13 7.: 3 .3 349 1 4 :1.6 7 .1 766.1 296. 61li.5 .64." 16.
Septlemb r... .. .. 51 .2 76.3 ill. 7 130.3 36.3 3i 9 40 7 1,'31 7 7 .- .).9 6 673 i 63.1 i1 :,.
O ,lober... ....... ... 330.6 a5. 500. I7.1 13).2 34 .4 1, 4 1'85 9 976 3 314 6 7,4 6 262 6i 131..
Noven.lr.. .. ... 613.7 94.5 566.0 146.9 47.8 331.9 E 6.4 I 4) 1i 04!.u 341 3 '21.8 26.' 3 S ;.,
Decemb r ..... 6. 8.1 -0.. i 66.4 1'7.4 35.9 I ] 0 1 I .. 61 5 J]37?. :3.. ?76.3 131.0

197:'

January-October......... 9..22 8 785.3 6,642.2 1,338.8 46.5 i, 3.' ". .I. .2.6j6.7 9, '99.0 4.102.48 .631.9 3,23 .2 1,.14.1

January .. .... .".6 6 .' 186.4 105.3 44.0 4031. 13 1 6. 'i : 36i 17313. 27. 1 ll8.9
February........ 669.4 74.5 963.1 106.7 I1." 314.7 t,'. ,0'26.9 7,) 6i 3532 o iu. 7 ?'0. i.?'.6
March. ...... 8 7 2.3 ;.l. 8I40.' 121.2 61. 1..0 4 8 534.0, 7. 1 .,34.7 10' 7 1,01e3.4 3 ..7 11.7
April 6. 6 .9 7i. I 71l.) 1l7.0 16.0 443.6 364.9 2 2;i .0 -71.3 3-9.6 68" 1 3 1. ICE.4
May.. .. ...... 41.7 68.4 779.7 11.i 4.1 IO f 7n. ?,36-9.; 1 034 4I 33. 16.
June.......... ..... 919., 73.13 676.6 137.A i8.9 17 6 i 7.0 ?,317.7 I, 015.0 113 nP9.0 34I5.1 17'.
Jul ....... .. .. 901.' 72.1 562.; 17?.3 2 6 .'' ;*.6 2,;,0. 3 ~b ~.4 J97.9 C i.1 J3'8.9 19j.2
,u-. .. ,'0 ., 77.3 I 58.9 .).' 60.2 :l1 6 ..1 ', .6 o6.i1 114. 1 61-2. 31.J l I?6.8
Seplmb r .. .. .... IL.131 9?.9 306..3 It'l 6'.2 5 ,. i. l.A ?.319.4 1 .*'JJ-.6 4-'9.- bi.6 :b3.q 147.7
cxt:oer. ... 1,2 6.0 110.i 719.e ]'7.1 "9 57f"3.1 ,3. 7,- I 1,1 .6 1 .1 913.' 32J 1lo3.8
re.oiasor ....
rccmbe r .

Schea huie m l'n ar* d -ict.- .1a. a :n J =crp1 .r.E are 1 f-lc..;

0. rc:. ad l m inan M7 scr.riler a-. trarp- L r lu.p.-.erni
I. RFierrage ar.a ilbacco ] M.nlir. ...ll.r I.'.n l.: 'Ini
2. Truae r.atrial In nilip. pxcep iuel. '?. -0 l.r,' lacr.. .r n. eap0.rrau a r a-pc n-cei
3 Mineral lu -l luor rintl ano related Faterll' 1i. i, r -6prr .. ipipr pnt
S4 Ulnal alnd veg,[able Jl id l'.1a M -1,llar:ui -.ar.ufaCTclur.' a .rtc n E c.
3. che-ical. 9. ''ip. nril ar. A rani ..'- .' 1 .- iri aci-r r.,- T,6 i7,n
6. MsrnuIa.cured niodm cLaflfedd chiefly bh r.at.[rral
'Season. ll) adjust. o IIgri re I r I ector. 7 n.a liifi.r C i r. tl Ir. rn. ith p. :r d,.i r. I, 71 ?, r..a 3 7ir.n cu.h I: Ind-p r.n nlil a ..i .-tu.
'Adjjustel I.r -easonal ana .orkinrl-da) .ar at.lrn uling 0 ea-.nal ao l inrt i r. r..[lri.nuiFn r. January, 1973 ie lui. n.-.L I ur. i'rr.r page
Annual total; are not sno-n fnr eaion.al] adliu,1 ed data. Una.ji, [eso naia h-, ul b uJ-d f',r annual [.-lui'. n1hr daljuIt =,cil.-n -' aL I r.
thlr table and ;u ll r overall .ntrly lotl i- a I a ; 1 and ? .er i .* 1 0.ir E lO in ofpena1n ll
'In ihe abE-nce ., adrsOn.l rable Ee0s nal paIttrn I Ihr "this .cInl.. n Fa-onal l .urn 07 cr: r ; ni..r n- n jppl Ic1 -j dafr








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Table 5. U.S. General Imports-Schedule A Sections. Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1972 to October 1973

Ir. mllin' if o-,lIar Ur.aajsst-a totals represent .su of lnrounded figures and hence may very slightly Iro sum of rounded amounts

Screaule A seacrons'

0 I I 2 I 3 I 4 I 5 I 6 I 2 8 I 9

SBEronally adjusted'

1972

January-Ocober......... 5,291.6 813.8 3,146.6 3.924.6 '147.8 1,653.6 9,351.7 14,261.1 5.688.8 '1.309.5

Janus.r)... .. .... 34.7 84.5 316.7 31.0 '14.8 163.7 901. r'1.306.3 572.8 '127.2
Februar.. .. 377.6 88.9 313.4 369.1 '21.1 133.2 903.6 1,362.3 541.6 'll6.0
iarch. .. ..... ..... 467.7 81.5 301.7 375.7 t15.4 169.6 892.5 1,514.3 610.4 '133.0
April. ....... 476.5 75.3 321.2 385.6 '12.3 174.3 820.7 1,394.6 549.3 3127.3
.) .... ...... ....... 13.4 84.3 312.4 383.8 '14.3 155.2 896.9 1,416.5 534.8 '132.2
June .. ... ...... 510.7 82.7 303.2 387.9 I1.5 170.2 960.3 1,394.9 562.3 '131.9
July. ......... ..... 306.7 74.0 319.3 405.2 '16.3 160.9 975.6 1,417.2 566.5 '126.5
Au !..U.......... .... 548.3 73.6 291.2 392.0 '11.1 163.2 1,000.1 1,601.1 600.9 '135.6
Septem.bher... .. 567.0 b1.6 333.2 434.9 '11.5 178.5 951.1 1,386.1 581.5 '132.7
Orober. ...... ...... 567.0 67.2 332.3 419.1 1i.5 164.8 ,046.1 1,467.8 568.7 '147.1
November ... ..... 560.2 95.5 382.? 450.4 '10.1 182.1 1,044.3 1,701.7 609.2 '143.9
December.. .... 541.6 9l.4 339.8 443.3 1.7 187. 1,051. 1,516.5 620.1 '144.6

1973

Jlnuary-Oitober........ 6,435.4 1,005.8 1,106.0 6,197.7 '178.6 1,991.1 10,849.6 17,516.0 6,746.8 '1,491.3

January.... .. 56.8 103.6 100.5 166. '6..8 1818 1,014.5 1,619.2 653.1 '162.8
Feiorusr... ... .... 633.1 83.5 403.8 508.1 '16.8 202.1 1,162.9 1,664.9 688.9 '128.7
Marcr.... ............ 648.9 86.1 386.5 544.5 '14.7 186.3 1,075.0 1,712.0 667.9 '151.3
April. ... .. .. .. 621.6 10 .3 417.1 519.3 al1.6 195.3 962.9 1,583.5 639.9 141.4
May..... ..... .... 724.6 98.4 407.3 626.3 '15.8 i96.6 1,069.6 1773.1 665.D '131.6
Ju .. 637. 94.3 445.1 654.0 '19.B 211.9 1,098.6 1,825.1 705.6 '160.9
Iul1 .... ........ 603.7 104.8 416.3 570.3 '18.9 198.7 1,188.0 1.860.7 668.5 '153.8
August........ ... 662.4 121.2 377.0 761.9 '23.5 200.6 1,144.4 1.971.5 705.7 '155.7
Septen ter... ........ 41.7 10%.8 393.8 756.1 '21.2 217.5 1,006.1 1,677.0 658.3 '144.9
Ocinb r. ............ 669.5 101.8 458.6 790.7 .25.5 200.3 1.067.6 1,828.7 703.9 '160.2
No-erpber ... ..
Dece b r... .

lanadjua ed

1972

January-I[.eirb r. .369.9 1,009.4 3,859.6 4,79e.9 179.6 2,014.5 11,421.5 1r7.20.1 6,110,6 1,596.0

Jaruarl-OcIooer......... 5,285.6 792.6 3151.8 3,906.? 147.8 1,671.0 9,380.6 14,211.2 u,726.2 1,309.5

January.. ...... ... ... 546.1 83.5 28f .3 398.4 14.8 159.3 877.6 '1,266.9 518.9 127.2
February....... ... 541.2 84.8 276.4 375.1 21.1 150.. 800.6 1,333.7 179.4 116.0
March. ........... 472.9 80.9 513.4 426.8 1.4 192.0 930.0 1,668.7 610.4 133.0
April .. ...... .. 478.8 8.3 291.1 354.9 12.3 181.7 605.1 ,4129. 196.0 127.3
Ma. .......... 520.1 68.0 341.9 375.3 14.3 169.0 993.7 1,565.6 524.7 132.2
lune .... .. 525.5 88.6 324.1 375.1 15.5 175.1 1,018.0 1,531.6 580.9 131.9
uly .... ... 484 .3 63.5 316.6 376.4 16.3 144.2 940.4 1,247.2 i59 .9 126.5
Augu' s .. .......... .. 376.2 5 .7 316." 100.2 11.1 168.1 994.1 1,370.6 690.8 135.6
Sept r br. ....... ... 555.1 72.1 1 .34 9 409.3 11.3 159.0 939.7 1,273.8 603.0 132.7
O 'obe. r.......... .. 585.1 107.1 347.3 4 11.4 15.5 165.6 1,086.1 1,23.6 618.2 147.1
c. e. r. .... 545.1 117.3 383.1 417.0 10.1 177.4 1,072.3 1,713.8 621.4 143.9
I eer.t.r .... ......5. 39.4 99.3 521.9 475.7 21.7 L66,4 968.4 1,492.3 563.0 144.6

1973

January-Otober......... 6,41.7 972.3 4,126.7 6,159.3 178.6 2,013.0 10,888.2 17,467.4 6,803.5 1,491.3

Jan-iarv... .. ... 616.7 109.1 388.5 332.7 6.6 189,1 1,107.8 1,675.9 631.5 162.8
February.. ........ 568.4 76.3 341.2 4.4. 16.8 190.2 983.6 1,560.0 534.2 128.7
rch... .......... 630. 83.5 383.8 595.1 14.7 202.7 1,078.2 1,613.0 643.2 151.3
prl ..... .. 658.3 9b.9 398.3 50?.2 13.6 221.9 992.6 1,710.1 609.8 141.4
Msv 732.7 102.5 444.3 609.1 15.8 213.1 1,178.7 1,915.3 649.7 131.6
jur. 627.1 97.3 453.1 601.3 19.6 206.7 1,114.0 1,91.3 697.1 160.9
July ... .. 598.9 94.41 31.3 554.9 18.9 165.8 1,192.7 1.700.7 0. 40 153.8
AU.Iu ... .. 696.9 91.2 408.7 778. 1 23.5 206.2 1.135.2 1,663.7 820.0 155.7
cSptemnoer. .... 615.7 91.0 386.8 691.9 21.2 189.2 968.9 1,507.6 666.2 144.9
Oct s.-r ... .. 707.0 128.0 490.7 794.7 25.5 206.1 1,136.0 1,913.9 781.3 160.2
S r.e r .


riLport figures for January 1972 ana cumulative ano annual figures for 1972, shbrever sbown In thi5 report, bave been revlsea Lo reflect
the reinserllon of 19.4 million olmttea Irom data presented In FT 900 lor tbhe morns of Jne and July 1973.

'Fc~h dul' A cil lon dec r,.,D'ons a.r a. ]ollo3
i ri nd a dl ll ie -r.n .al&s LCi-il ale
i rs-era e -na Ij:bucc 6. Mua,*aItfurFd Algoldo Ila-ilfl+o chielay ny material
? ru, 'nalirjl- Inealole. e\cetl fuels I MHachiner) and iran port rquipmenl
3 Mircr l luEls luorlcart ar.a related .ater. als .. Mi ll c uc anu ufactluren article n. .--
1. lrl inr .ar.etrt n.l .inn lat1 9 auineima I iea and r1rn.asl3on, noi cLBa sileac scoring o kino
'r44.,ued ror s-a-..rl3 and -irkang-da v rlatin sH.llng se. onal aoJpn'tc.n faicor: Iltrroaced In Jasnary 1973. See footr.cre I on iron page.
qaUal I.utalS are n1lt hn-.r. fr ;ea-nnall, aajutrta data. I trnuajusied .aia ;n.uld be useo Ior annual totals. The aIjus tra section tItals In
Ih f 5 3bl. and llI ar -.-r.l rr,.tly ,l) tIs i br. iable I a.ld 3 -,rc aejustrd ,ndependenlly.
Ir. the atsnrce of deronS'trable eeaj-rnal pattern. fr tr.-l ectIon, no seasonal adJaIstient tIctors have been applieu tu date.





































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