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U.S. foreign trade
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Export and import merchandise
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Jan. 1971-
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Ceased with Dec. 1973.
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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

2:00 P.M.


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department ofCommerce,
announced today that during November 1973, seasonally
adjusted exports, excluding Department ofDefense DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $6,819.0 million' 2 and that seasonally
adjusted imports for November amounted to $6,733.3
million.' Comparable seasonally adjusted totals for
October were $6,431.6 million for exports and 55,904.5
million for imports.
The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESA), stared that
a merchandise trade surplus of $85.7 million was recorded
for the month of November. The U.S. merchandise
trade surplus for the eleven-month period, January-
November 1973, amounted to $765.9 million compared
to a deficit of $5,906.7 million for the same period
of 1972.
Both the export and import seasonally adjusted totals
for November are the highest ever recorded. Seasonally


calendar year 1972 total of $49,219 million. Seasonally
adjusted imports for the January-November 1973 period
were at an annual rate of $68,831 million, a level
about 24 percent higher than the calendar year 1Q"2
total of $55,583 million. During the current 4 months,
August-November 1973, seasonally adjusted exports
averaged $6,425.8 million per month, about 13 percent
above the $5,684.1 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period, April-July 1973. Imports
averaged $6,058.5 million for the current 4 months,
about 7 percent above the $5,651.9 million average
for the April-July 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. Unlike the
overall totals, the commodity components for exports
exclude foreign merchandise and include DOD Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.)


adjusted exports for November exceed the previous Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
high (September 1973) by about $370.6 million, Sea- Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments in-
sonally adjusted imports for November were $712.4 creased from $6,749.3 million in October to $",091.1
million more than August, the previous record high million in November. With Military Assistance Program
month for imports. Grant-Aid shipments included, Novemfplt, d were
valued at $7,12"'. million as cu l /8.5
During the first 11 months of 1Q73, exports on a million in October. Unadjuste gl atm in--.
seasonally adjusted basis were at an annual rate of creased from $6,373.3 millioI iTolr to $6, 8'.
$69,666 million, a level about 42 percent higher than the million in November. % "


i JAN 194 i,:3

'Adjusted for seasonal and working-dy variaton, out nor lor price level Factors used to adust 1972 and 1973 dLs l anvin thiser repress ,
seasonal adlustmenr factors derived from monthly data for 1958 1972 and introduced in January 1973 combined wifhea ate wori p
adjustment factors. '.. I
'Camulaoons of dat over at least 4-month perids are desirable to idenrty underlping trends Month-rn-month chani .WI.r


similar series olfen reflect primary irregular movements, differences in monthly carryover, etc Recent month ommonth percerllGAnea'inteqiun
seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the following table mth average percent month to month rise andide* Inger
periods shown for comparison The average rise and decline figures exclude percentage changes for f11 the periods December 1968 March 1969 and
July-December 1971 because of abnormalities in the daur due to effects of dock striker and 12) periods en negligible changes ero percent) in the
level of exports,.mports occurred.


Month-lo-munth Average monthly rates of change

e Oct.-Nov. Sept.-Oct. Aug.-Sept. Jult-Aug. Average Average 4 month 12 months
Ser1973 1973 1973 1973 rise decline July-Nov. Nov. 1972-
1967-1972 1967-1972 1973 Nov. 1973
IPercent IIPercant IPercenti IPercentl IPercent) iPercenti iPercent; iPercentl

Exports ........ 6.0 -0.3 .7.4 +2.3 3.9 -3.7 *3.9 .3.6
Imports........ +14.0 .6.9 -7.4 +4.5 +3.5 -2.4 *+4.3 .2.4



Inquiries concerning thMe figures should be addressed to dIe Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Burau 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) S3.00.


AumW BTDWE (..I 1 -.1 U U 1 .

S (. U.S. FOREIGN TRADE/ .
PUBLICATION -----

-"k r PORT AND IMPORT


j.) MERCHANDISE

Iu'.DPST '-- NOVEMBER 1973


FT900-73-11 a .
mmber 27, 1973










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 a carryoverof a small
percentage of items from the actual month of impor-
tation to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding
month. The carryover should have littleeffecton 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-
;nodities of foreign 'rigjn which have entered the
; United States as imporrs.and which, at the time of
* exportation, are in sgbstSrntally the same condition
Sa, -wgfmporte.AI .

T'e dollar value s.bpwu in the export statistics is
defined. generally, as the-'f.a.s. value at the U.S. port
of exportdrion." These. values have not been adjusted
for cohaiges in ptice 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.' However, as indicated above for imports,
because of processing problems there has always been
a carryover of a small percentage of shipments from
their actual month of shipment to 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 presentedasfollows:

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.
2With 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, thedatewhen 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 November 1973

In million of dollars Data are not aaluiTed for unusual changes ,n Ihe level oa actul-.t or coe-rag'e such a; happens during slrles ana other events
that may have adverse effects on the stallin.sl


1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973

1 Represents exports of domel-.c and lore.qn m.erchandle exclud.nq Derartment oa DeFense M.I.rary .a ,mtnce Progirm Grant A-d r.:pments
2 Defined as exports Iwe footnote I. abo.E I ilinus general tmnort


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

Variation, by Month. January 1972 to November 1973
Ir, .- Ii i on ,I a-.Il l r l

Perl o aria J&.njary- ] 5pirp,-
Peroa^ hovEmaer january' Fenruar Marcl April May lure Jula oulu?[ c i [ri r rl -.er.r L-c'eb-er



1972'

EI ports '... ..... 44.67. 9 4.074.3 1,3 23.9 1,8d8.A 3,620.4 3,881.6 3,971.0 4,074.1 -1,196.. 4,1;... 1.316.J 1,47... 4,558.0
Imports...... .... 50.562.6 r4.435.6 4,472.8 4,315.3 4,416.8 4,4"j.7 4,167.7 4,565.1 4,726.0 4,612.2 4, 37.. 5,1 7.9 5.002.3
Merchandise Iraae
balance'......... -5.906 7 r-361 3 -64B.9 -646.8 -5 6.4 -6041.1 -496.7 -491.0 -529.. -135.8 -4121.2 -673." -411.3

1973'

Eports'.... .. 63,860.9 4,977.1 5,064.6 5,379.5 5,487.0 5,602.8 5,7 8.1 868 5 6.0,04.3 6.148.4 6 431.6 6,819.0
Jpor ................ 63,095.0 _.280.9 5,540.8 5,432.1 5.2.907 5,760.7 5,79J.6 a.,7M 4 56,020.9 5,575.1 5 Q04.5 6,733.3
Merchana se trade
balance .. ... +765.9 -303.8 -476.2 -52.6 .!9.3 -157.9 -15.5 .106 1 -16d .*73.3 .i?F.1 t6,.7

report figures for January 1972 ari cumutlaive and annual figures fir 1972 wherever sho-n in thi report hate been rei ed to reflect
the relnserlton of t19.1 million olr.Ited from data presented in '5T 900 for tIe mnontrh of June ard July 1973.
Data for L972 and 1973 r riect atasonal adjustment factor- Introaucao In January 1973. o. for-_l.rr. I on fr"nt paie.
'Representa exports of aoolestc aIna foreign merchanaisol Pxiluing D-p.rLm.nt of F-rn-c Mill.ary AF.ailance Pr:.nrarP. CrarE-Ail FDirI.-nit.
'Defined as exports Isee footnote 2, ibc.el anEs general iaports.













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

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

In r.11 n ,,.I. l .r L.n, ,.lr. I. tal:, reprl=C'e -I urn ur.ro.ndida flagurs ana r.e-.nc, rai ry =IighIl r1, rn f jn- r. r..ndea a .r,.nl1

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r..r.. Foreign, .na L-t0 f.r- i.r und3 iu ird ll lur*.p. -, ,o tr.i,

S unnaluI ir -r unad r i d


1972

.. r i 49,?ld 6 4* ,319.1 4-,-B78.2 48,978.6 .39 6 733 9 325.6

*.r., ur-Ni eer .. 14.675.9 44.-28 0 43.802.0 45.05. 3 44.329.5 527 5 226 5 300.3


S..4ar.. .1,74.1 3 3.8ti6.6 3,77.7 3 .64.4 3,815.6 57. 9 31.9 20.0
F iruj. 53,23.9 3,778 i 3,7?1 .0 3,46.4 .,759.4 38.1 l .0 23.
r .. .. 3,.68.j 4,303. ,74 .F 4,34 ,t 4.2385. 1 39.3 14 0 ?25.
Ar l.. .. ... ... 5,8~0..1 3,986.1 381 3 3,93 .14 3.663.3 50.0. 25.2 24.9
... .. s5, 8I. I 136.F ,.71.7 l .llq.J 1 1 3.4 52. ; : .n 24 7
un .. .. ,971 4,011.7 3,941 8 40.0 U.7 3,977.8 31.O 14.1 21 .


J10. 3,0 I 3,1. 4 3 3.61..] 3,742.9 3,614.4 66 1 I8 7 47,1
uus ... ]934.2 3,863.9 3,979n. 3,909.5 11.6 15.9 '9.7
. ... .. ,176.4 3,96 .4 3. .o 31 006.6 3,936.6 13 -? -1 14 21.
r ,316.3 .41.O 1,379 7 41,0 z 1,447. 67.5 25 n 42.1
.., t.rr .... ... 4,472.9 4,582.4 14 6.6 i ,FI 3 1 .527.2 j0., II 19 3
r.:ri ner ..... 4,5 4,690 .6 ,617.1 4,722.7 4,49.? j2 1 7 1 21,7

1973

*ar..ar. -Novcaior 63.EOU.9 3,875. 2,865.4 64,347.0 63.337.0 471.6 160.1 311.3

Jnuarn .. .. 1 ?77.1 4,47.2 ,677.: ',789.1 4,719. 5 11.1 19., 22.0
F.bruar .. ... 04. 4 864.0 4,79 .3 4,900.6 1,831.1 36.R 9.1 27.5
Mar .. .. 37 5,922.8 i,825.b i.' 5.7 o.78.7 2.9 13., 37.1
rrl. ... ,4 .11 60 ,456.1 i,395. 5,191.6 35.3 10.9 24.4
", i.onf. r,0?3. 5.92,' 7 6.064.10 ",967.7 I1.0 12 I ?8 9
S.. .. ,7.1 5,d8Ad. .4 74 9 5,696.4 .793.l 38.3 .C14 23.4


S ....... 321 6 5,239 8 a.3.5 6 57.'Ol.9 66.1 39 0 27.1
AA": I 3,.L" 3 L.'1 3.674.6 .10.4 5 06.5 31.9 7. 24.0
D ri hrrIr 4 59 1) ,79.9 6.015 5**36 5 56.6 I 7 37.9
"c r r 41 431 2.719 3 6,633.1 T.,7 3 5 6,668 1 34.2 60 o8.?
r I ,ln 1. 3 7,127.7 ,037.6 36.6 6.5 30.1


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

]r rl i n: ,1 j .I I r LnBa i I' l r r. .1 uT [ ir.r. ur 1l ..1 I iur. .nil h-n.: mi) =jrv r Ilr;ioI fr n, uLi. 'r rfundl or eI unt

1972 1973

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J.,nL.or .-l r .-.rr : :r l, r8,30, q. 7

n .6er- -. 30,. 3 j30 49 4 63,045.0 63,339.3 62.891.3

3'-rv r1 43j, 4 4,27a8., r4.25, .4 53,8U.9 ,1'?3.0 5,368.2
F. rr,. r 1.4 2.1. 4,1 '9.1 4,153.1 i,51- 4,911.6 4,930.0
ar I.3li I 1,6413.6 4,841.3 S,44?.L 5,595.6 5,583.9
Air ,416.8 4,251.6 4,.?1 7 5,290.7 5,347.3 5,287.5
", l.1b .7 4,;2..' 4,694 3 i,761] 7 6,033.0 6,008.4
4.467.7 4 ,:;6.1 9 .6 ,79'3 6 5,900.6 5, 66.8

S. ,'6 I 4,313.6 4,797?.i ,762.4 3,3l 8 5.91 7
Au>. .. 1,7:,.0 4,7:; 4 4,698R f 6.020 9 5.997 4 3.9018.
S' rr r 2.2 1,491 4 ,44 .7 3,375 1 5.28.6.3 3.280.8
Cxl .-r 4 7. ,o .300 1,983.9 .,904 5 6.3733 6.303.6
S Cr r .,14 .9 3,01.4.1 5,137.5 .73.3.3 6 767.2 6,781.6
I r- r 4,7 -. .? 4,760..3

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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 Unadiusted, by Month:
January 1972 to November 1973
In milllon- or dollars L'niaiu1lea total- r-pr..-enI .u3 ,I u, nrancea 1 1e Jr henre ma ..ar) ;Il.! r :.m r rI.r Irn rur

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197?

Jar6a.4ry-IJ'. e.er i i1 l 4 644 8 1 5-.'4 6 L,418 i 47: I 1 i i,7 i 1 4 r6 I. o:i' F 8.9-. r.. 7 9 '.61..2. n'.nF 1,42R.5

Janur) .. .. 365. 177.0 403.8 141.6 1;' .1 J a .r 3. 0 76. .9 812 1 2 313.5 .3 "5..9 '144.3
Februar .. .. .. 379.6 15.1 376.1 1'7 3 .3, 117.4 132 .4 1,26.6 & l)1' 6 11 251 2 1 '.4
.rc. ...... 3. .a 5.0 405.3 13i.4 36B. ? It. 3i l.. 1,720.9 iie 3 ?8 3 716.2 233.3 113.9
April. .. .... ... 3a2.n 47.3 .;1.4 12:.6 '3. i.] 377.7 1,91.8 749 22 2a 7 645 7 26, 2 '114.7
Ma .44..i 603.4 JeI .. i'4.4 '4. 3. 1 .n 398 .6 1 ,66.7 7..2 i 263.1 703.0 257.9 '137.4
June .. 471.1 .7 3710.1 116.; '6?.1 3??.1 J3A 1,718, :74.6 301.9 634.6 .O4,0 131.1
July. .... 44. 69.3 418.4 113.1 '44 3 3?9.6 .40 1,r13 .a ?9. 306.i 690.6 177.4 '11.6
Aug.us 495. ?.' 4u 13 5.5 t* .] .JJ9. 431.7 1 ,6.6.0 811 JO .1 73.J .2b .3 116.0
September. 521i. 63.0 360.8 117.; 436 3 34., n a?.;7 I,4,.7 h5f6.6 311 F, 14.7 1 .6,6 '12)0.
OcobEr. ..... .. 7.2 69.8 475.7 !?9.r '35 2 1ll.7 451.? I, nl0.3 863J. 317 ? ?71.3 : 0.6 111.0
Novemner... ..5 67.0 513.1 141.5 '47.o 347.i 437.6 W i.4 661.6 31. I 74. 27 ..6 12o.7
D1cciDner. .. 61..4 66.5 49,).4 133.5 3.9 3856. I1.: I I ..4 8i47 32'1.? 97.a 2m62, *131.0

1973

Januarl-noverber 10.635.1 917.4 7..68.9 1.464. 'o6 7. ja,2-9.9 6,4;1.3 i.5. _546 11.U3.1 4. 51.3 9.67.J3 1.595.1 '1.693.5

January .... ..... 685.6 6.7 81. 126.2 '44.0 137.0 499.7 2,041.3 9u6.3 3il 9 75?.3 26. 118.9
F*bruar ... 704.6 105.1 66?.'- Il 9 '44.8 392.2 172.7 ',OF3].? 900 4 379 10.i 283.2 '132.6
March .. ........... 799.1 7.9 789.4 125.9 161.0 li.6 1aW .h -',144.1 46 1 37,2 ? l0 4 24 .- '145.1
April.. ........ 819.5 1 707.4 140.4 '30.0 162.6 '> ,14.6 925.1 j61 9 nni 316 7 '168.4
May... ..... .. ..... 823. 69.2 772.0 29.0 '- 4 125.2 539.6 .2 76.0 90 7 9.3 )3 4 35.3 '146.?
June...... ....... 9 1.2 76.4 673.9 131.0 .9 456. 7 1 .2 ,6 .* 983. 41.. 863. 1 3413. 71.1
July.... .... ....... 1 4 .i 619.0 17 uJ a3. 461.u 6V1 IJ 16 7 1.i .1h .3 12 8 620.' 3-' 193.2
Augu5.. .. .. ... 1.,47.1 77.1 6?7 3 129.2 'i0.2 14a 2 166 2 1 7 1,i121 9 4 1?3 2 l1?6.8
Septlemer.. .. .. 1,255. 70.6 iJs l i i r 'o,'.2 .-.r li ? .1.? ..102'. 41; ? 07 a '.. 2 1. 47 7
October ... ...... .. 1,167.. BA 5 7un 7 ;r.,. 9.1 boI 4 ;I. 1 ?. 'o ,17P J?:7..j .47 2 38 w i 163.8
9 v, ,ber ......... ... 1,236.6 89.6 6br2.3 1 1.4 566. 742. 1,10 .0 16i .1 1,0:'.r 377.1 I 8.6
December....

u ; L i JUt 5 *. 11 t


1972

Janudar -Dece.-.ber .... 6.66C0 6 9J 3 l.CajL 1 ,55 .5 51n1.i1 4,132.,s 1 u-I 1 1 3:.' ,ii 4 3,6-"1. ,'9 J. i .E 1 ,3 ..7 ,

Janslary-N.-me betr I, '. 81 .9 4 46 I I1 425.1 472.1 3,;4.r I l', :.., 14."- 8 :r. '* 3,3a... I'. ..4 .7 1l 4 1 .42 5

January ... ... 379.4 16.2 368.4 116.1 32.4 337.3 357.2 1 .6:9. l ;1 ; ?6 2 rni l 1 413 14o.J
February .. 372.7 111.l 37.3 O.3B6 39 5 31.2 342.0 1 .*636. 1 749. "'76 9 60C :50.8 117.1
March.. .... .. ... .. 376.5 49.5 436 j5.7 i8 43 73 13. 3.1 6 S 3?2. 64. 24 133.9
April.. .. 36 .7 34.3 199.2 131.6 35. 293 6 3,'.6 I )3.1 '93.4 291.4 71n 7 :71.4 144.7
May.. .. 41.3 59.0 387. lj35.6 42 1 313 7 413.n I 69..A ml] 6 3D01. 715.4 .64.3 137.S
J ne ........... .. .. .471. 54.1 :1.6 1?2.9 ? 33'.1 I3-411 1 ,7 6.5 7' .4 303 5 6 I 2651.2 131.4
July......... ... .4 59.7 J62.0 102.9 44. 1332. 71.1 I 5~ 1 717 2?n3.7 561 l 261.0 II.0.
4u.t.. ...... .3 66.2 313.2 151.2 31.3 349.1 12i.8 1,673 0I 26 4 294 6ij n 264 7 116.0
Septemlb r.... .... .. 17.,2 76.3 311.4 130.3 36.3 335." 405.7 1, 39. 73a 0 309 6 675 I 263 3 130.3
Oclobe... .. .. ... 550.6 85.6 500.0 137.1 35.' 3-.j9 44,.7 1,636.9 796.4 334.8 754 a ?82 6 131.0
N.veIber.. .... ... 615.7 94. 5b6.0 146I 47.8 33! 9 426.4 1,904.1 -1 0 341 3 7 1.8 ?6 4 12?.7
Dcember ...... ... 6 .0 90. 566.4 127.3 J3 9 J6., 14I0. I, ,37.? 861.5 337.j 738.2 ??6.3 131.0

1973

January-November ...... 10,614.0 914.0 7,534.1 1.195.0 607.9 5.220.0 6.4.3.1 2.,010.7 10967.6 4.571.9 9.641.' 3,604., 1,693.4

January..... ...... F .6 62.9 586.4 10 4. 1 4.0 403.h 4 3.2 1,956.4 Ia2 9 36 7 733 8 27'.1 11.9
Pebruar ........ 669.4 74. 663.1 106.7 41.l 319.1. 417.6 :,026.9 670.6 35:.1 03.9 ??0 132.6
Marc ... ... 802.3 78.4 440.7 121.2 61.0 14 1.a 534.0 ,527.6 1.034." 109.7 1,03 .1 JJ4 7 I15.7
April .... .. 7.9 74.8 718.0 14'. 3 3.0 443.6*5 74.4. :,'00 .0 971.3 389.6 989.1 32.' 16d.4
pay... .. ... l34 7 68.4 779.7 141.0 4.4 460.0 a78.4 2 56.7 1.034.: 439.. 1.119 5 5 Il. 146.7
June.................. 949.6 73.3 676.6 137.b 50. i 17.8 57.0 2,317.7 I,ui.0 413.8 d89.0 X:4.1 171.1
July...... ...... ... 7l 2 I 562.7 132 3 59 9 418 *J 576 6 0O C I 965 4 397.9 6 ? I 1 '38 9 197.2
Augusr ... .. .. 1,207 77 .1 2 58.9 15ib 16i 2 .? oI 7 0 .1 2 06l 4 96. 01 414 1 EI65 4 331 0 1?6.8
Septinbt. ...... 1,191.0 i2.9 506. i 6. a? I 64q & ? 319 4 I 0.3 6 41z.9 '85 A 333.9 147.7
c .tober... .. 1!?16 r. 10 6 749.8 177.1 i I .I I 1 L.9 ? ?7,,l I 1 il 489 I 19 0 376 !. 163.8
No-etne r ...... ....... 1,38.?3 128.7 892.2 I16.2 61.4 5866.9 ?J1.3 2, 64.l. I o68.6 46.1 1,009.3 373.3 176.6


'Schedul .F .ellon and ;lneclto Olnlton .script Iis are a= t(ilo-=

0. Foja ard 1.,. anilmal, 7, nchi, .r) Ir, Irar, 1 rt'.l ui. ,-r7 l
1. Be erage. an.3 tEr,acco 71 Hic.,nt ", .her nar. ole.-1ric
2. irudo material;, ineai..., enrept fuel, 72. 'li ral a acn.rirr, apparatu- 1n7 0pliance-
3. Mineral fueli lubriLants, and related materlials 73 Tran=nrt equio--nt
1. Animal and irpctable oils and aRIs b Mai.:-li .er-r rarSacicure- articl.- n .c.
5. ChemicalI I i omia -.nli i7 and Eran c[ins n i cl Silft ol nraoni" '- Mir.o
6. MIanujac ureea eoon IlaEif led chlell) by material
'Seaaonally ala-s.4d Iigare- for section 7 ma 7 differ liphll froum the ur. Ii^ ,f s.in 71,' 1, an 73 iLnc erc 1i inIlrpntlr. il adF1. ee.
'Adj)ustd 11-r ~.eaonal and u.ir li -day Larialuan using sea.lal adtju-t..lt factr,- Introo~a-ca In Jan,.ary 1973 ,e f..,.t,.e. I '.n Irar t epa,
Annual lotal- are noi ',hn i'or Sjeasonsll anju-ted data. Lhiao.u I i nla nni.la be uied Ior annuall it.jl; '11. adjuEe.I :.cT inn I al in
Inlt table and Similar or rally tly Intale in tabir: I ana ?. -re Io jutn ina cpeNaintlI.
'In the ab-ence .f oe e..itrable seasonal pattern. i r t7i. lCiaon, nn ..-rn.nal aju. imnl i acdlre I.vr iE,-r. applte.1 t1 nJat










6
Table 5. U.S. General Imports-Schedule A Sections. Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1972 to November 1973


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417?.4
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1.835.7

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155.2
170.2
160.9
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2,213.1

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196,6
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198.7

217.0
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1,041.3
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1,207. t


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10,4573.7


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1,107.,
9BJ.8
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1,178.71

1,192.
1,13E.2
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1,136.0
1,239.6


15 943.6

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1,362 3
1,514.3
1 394.6
L,414 .
1.394.
1 ,417 2
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1,370.6
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1 *23.E
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1,918.2
1.70U.7
1.683.7
i.507.6
1,93.9
2,0 5.L2


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572.A
541.6
611.4
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-34.8
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7,503.9

653. L
88.4
66.9
6j1.9

705.6
658.5
706.7
658.3
703.9
757.1


6 91,. 6

6,347.6

516.9
1:7.4
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643.2
64 3. 2
609.8
619.7
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7161.3
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'1,453.4


'127.2
'116.0
'133.0
'127.3
'132.2
'131.9
'126.5
'13i.6
132.7
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'143.9
'144.6




'1,634.5

'162 .
'126.7
'131.3
'141.4
'131.6
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110.9
153.8

144.9
'160.2
'143.4


I,596.0

1.453.4

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116.0
133.0
127.3
132.2
131.9
126.5
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132.7
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143.9
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141.4
131.6
160.9
153.8
155.7
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160.2
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r:. frTr i n -I l i,..il..,n ',ii e Iro- ir~ pre- nti J in r"T )31 t'r frIt: or.th- i jnu E ana Jul) 14'j.
r. u a: 4 =ec'i .i c F. 'i re mt i ,1.. -e


-. Cnemecal.


yeiiprui:-e.- irn? totiacce. E. n~ jfajMar f- ri- q -i;!i nfa -a thi- I b5 matter l
,'ru eri i: i, in ii3 ,ti c1cept in.-i: ". M cnin er jnoa Ira1 nsp0r1 equIipient
4. i.cr: 1i i'J*i lcrLi r.t ; ana r!.fcad i. 1te ria s 0. MIc Ce! lanerou nmanufaciureo articles. .e. .
4. -.r im. ,0'.a 1e .0u.-: 0.i1i a0 *.- 329. Conrs'..llt e and tO ranO ior nt clas f aeo according to krla
3iLui '-a r in- i r. lr .i'r*-r a vriT i clG uI ng .n e iason i aJijlrimL I actor Int irduce i n January 1 94 ree foootnoe 1 on I ront page.
a r. 4 nr.u r :r r.-1 i-.r e:rIt iI>. .t?-ed t.0. I .au. aa '.0 si.'ull c uea ior annual total The oaiuIea e0S.on Io'alt In
1r.,.- rble na .Itli ar C.r .i1 .rnr.ly i ] I t 1ble4 I onn 7 -.re .]juteO in.epepndsnti.
I.. 'rt .b-cnce i arenr.itrole 0s :r..l Dattlrr= ior lri. ei ctnr. no n sermon. &jda.tlent rlaCEra hbaVt be-n appliea to date.


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