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U.S. foreign trade
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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

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US~ FOREIGN TRADEF2


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.b ; EXPORT AND IMPORT



t C1 MERCHANDISE


DECEMBER 1973


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during calendar year 1973, U.S.
exports of domestic and foreign merchandise, excluding
Department of Defense (DODi Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments, were valued at 570,798.4
million, an increase of about 44percent overthe calendar
year 1972 total of 549,218.6 million. General imports
for the calendar year were valued at $69,121.2 million,
an increase of about 24 percent over the comparable
1972 total of $55,582.8 million.
The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESA), noted that
the merchandise trade surplus for calendar year 1973
is 51,677.2 million, as compared with the deficit of
16,364.2 million reported for calendar year 19"2. Cal-
endar year 1973 is the first year in which a surplus in
the merchandise trade figures has been recorded eince
1970, when the surplus was $2.7(0'. million.

The Bureau stated that December 1973 exports of
domestic and foreign merchandise, excluding Department
of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipments on a seasonally adjusted bais, were
valued at 56,927.1 million, a new record hign. Season-
ally adjusted general imports for December were valued
at $5,985.0 million, the lowest since October 1973 when
the total was $5,904.4 million. The 1942.1 million
surplus of exports over imports on a seasonally ad-
justed basis for December is the highest monthly
surplus on record.
During the 4-month period, September-December
1973, exports on a seasonally adjusted basis averaged
$6,656.5 million per month, a level about 14 percent


above the $5,816.3 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period, May-August 1973. imports
averaged $6,049.5 million per month for the current
4-month period, a level about 4 percent above the
$5,834.' million average reported for the preceding
4-month period.
Seasonally adjusted export and import totals for
selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and
divisions for December 19"3 are shown in tables 4 and
5. (Unlike the overall total, the commodity components
for exports exclude foreign merchandise and include
DCOD Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.I
Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Ml1tar, Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipment;
decreased from $"'0.q1. million in November to$b,925."
million in December. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, December exports were
valued at 16,969.' million as compared to V1l.1'"
million in November. Unadjusted general imports
amounted to $6,'8".2 million m Novem'eer and $5,""'.3
million in December.
U.S. annual export totals, excluding Military As-
sistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, for the 0O-year
period 1964 through 19"3 are as follows: 19b4--$25.'
billion; 1965- -26.7 billion; 19.6- -52 4 billion; 1967--
$30.9 billion; 1968--534.1 million; 1969--13'.3 billion;
1970- -$42. billion; 19l 1--$43.5 billion; 19"2--$49.2
billion; and 1973--$70.8 billion. Annual general import
totals for the same tume span are as follows: 1964--
18.'" billion; 1965--$21.4 billion, 1966--$25.5 billion;
I19---S2b.S billion, 1968--533.2 billion; 196"--$360
billion; 19"0.-- 40.0 billion; 19" 45.6 billion, li'2- -
$55.6 ndlion, and 19"3--569.1 billion.


IAdlusilM for sasnml an ad woring-day -ariatnion but not #to' otce ft.r. Factors used to j7juSt r 97 intd 7973daa shonin m. r eorrt rcprvenit
seasonal adjustment r frns derived from monthly data for 19581972 and introduced ir. Janu.r- 1973 CourrOned A.rh the appropriate norang-day
adust4mret factor
Oemularonis of r at least 4 mon: perIods are oesraole to dentify un.erlryng renas &fontho.tO month craneRs n export, imports, and
sim ter ir often reflect primarily rregufl movements, dite rences in mothly carrover, ret Recent mrontr. to month percent changes n the ofral
seasonally ausre export and import eres are presented in the following table wi.i serage percent mon to.mont~ riu and dKeclne ove longer
period m shown for comparison The average rue and decline furs ee gur c pewmaig changes or I I the peroano Decemt er 1968 arch 1969 and
July*Deember f97t because of abrromalhries in te data due to effects of doc srIkcE arn 121 perloas seen negrlgible chanalgt Ieo percent in he
fekiw of expoars/miporrs ocutred
Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change

Series Nov.-Dee. Oct.-Nov. Sept.-Oct. Aug.-ept. Aerage 4uerag, 4 months 12 lanihs
1973 1973 1973 1973 rei decl ire iug.-Dec. Dec. 137-2
191e7-L972 1967-1972 1S73 Dec. ill3
IPercent l IPercent I IPercen I IPercr.i I Peerrcent Percernt Percent Percer.t I

Export s........ +1.6 *6.0 -0.3 t7.2 ,.9 -3.7 .jb j.
Import a........ -U.1 14.0 -5.9 -7.4 *3.5 -2.4 .1.7



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 Sec*-on, 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.







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 marker 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 carryover of 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 thecarry-
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-
moditics 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 themonth if


'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
custom=- manifest for the vessel)


export." However, as indicated 'aboie for imports,
because of processing problems there has always been
a carryover of a amprll percentage of'siipments from
their actual month't shipmeiirre a subsequent month,
usually the'following month. The.'staefnent above re-
garding the'effect of the import carryover generally
applies to exports aJso. .

Revisions eo Sttistics
Revisions are carried intothe statisticsona 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 19'3 issue: figures reflect revisions
for prior months of the year issued with December
19"3 statistics.

1972 Statistics
a. January through May 19'31ssues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1972statistics or


b. June through December 1973 issues: figures
reflect revisions to 19"2 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: IReport FT990, i highlights of .S.
L xport and import Trade; FT135, U.S. imports, Gencral
and Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country;
F r410, U.S. exports, Schedule B Commodity byCountry;
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.2.. 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,
thedate nf export considered to be thedateof mailing.








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

(In millions Of dollars Data are not adjuTea for unusual changes .n ie level of aclivll or coverage sucn as happens during sir ikes ana other event
that may nave adverse eflecis on the tat.sticsl Ratio
I scale

Seasonally adjusted data -.... "- 6500

Moving average of 5'
seasonally adjusted data 5000



3500


S(MCD moving aierage-6 term) '



2000


/,, 6500


-- 5000




3500

GENERAL IMPORTS
(MCD moving average-4 term)

i
2000

Arithmetic
scale
750
all
i 500

i'v' 250


MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE2 / 0
(MCD moving average-6 term) -250

-500

750


1, l, i, , i , ,I, ,I, l
1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973

1 Represents expors of domestic and lore.gn merchandise ecludir.g Departmenr ol Dalense M.laljr, Ass ,Iance Program Gant Aid sipmrrnent
Declined as exports (ee loolnore 1. aDovel m.nui general .moorn

Table I. U.S. Exports. General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance. Adjusted for Seasonal and Working Day
Variation, by Month: January 1972 to December 1973
,ir -i,,ru "f ;lr.,
Ur.adjud.ui Adjuited fr am o.al .L.a corkhrw-Jay i Te |rl|Ior.
Perloo and cleinda-
'cr10 earn J- I..
ieri~e .In.nar, F-hr.ary ua;rr 5rnn 1 l... J. e II n..v-t *- icE er...e r abe

1975
E[ioria'... 49,218.6 4,074.] 3,J5 3.9 3 06d.5 1.ar..| 3,5 1.6 3,971 0 4 174 I ,.1. .5 0 1 E 4 4 36 ] 4.,12 1 4,558.0
Depare s.. 5,A34:. r4,43.4 l 3,4732 4,52 3 aoslo 4 4,tIt 7 16T. 1i 1 ,72.i. 1 3 61..2 4,737 3 7 147 9 lL" i
lancee'. -6.364.2 7.el.*i -6 -b4 -645..A 6 .-C4a -l,197 .l1 0 ->* i -11i -45l i -6a 7, -41i.3
1973
Ebaoris .. 70 ;9H 4 4,461.0 ;,0r6._ ,.37k.9 ,,4867.3 3.60o.7 .777 6 5 ,87 63., 5iLl. 6.i44. 3 6,411 6 6.B19.'. 42'.1
Rlporls.... ... 9 121 1 4.9 i5. ,437. ,22.0 5.762.01 v.7? .5 ,762.4 e ., 4.57a.1 5r.14.3 4,733. 3 a Bi a
blnre ... -1 677 a -J03.9 4i6.0 -36.3 -195.1 -161.3 -1j .9 '*L11. -7 4 -67. 52' -L;.7 -42.1
rlpior' Ityie tFJr Jauarn 1971 ad eal u,.ttl ll IuJ] l rf.sra for Ir-?. whererer iha. ir Ih.i report, hrve beer. -'leoa to reflect rao
reensurtior. of J19.4 million omitted rrI c data prese t .: l. a F' O fr h0 b m oD'b ?t June 1 i Ju.. 14
'Caie dar year tilure s ar.o- d. are u -mdj.. ltd o .o j.o re.e ( t. Irc da I .dl. ud*ik -aL. in]l I'r ltre. -r. ...en wantedd for se-as.'.
and woroing-daly aulallon.
Dlts tfr 197t2 ana 173 reriet armuodl adjulwment r.lars IntrodedUC in J.luIor l:j a a.see fool.tll I on rot peae.
oSpreent. exports of dis~or o d foreign mrlhadair. ecrludLe, tan or Dr. llia Dnla-lce hpre. Crat-r ICe.ala .
DfLened us ecrTs Iev roioomote 2. vat~eatInl. e.neal l-p .rt&.-









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

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

SIn millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent ste of unrounded figures and hence may vary slLghlly from sua of rounded amounts)

Exporls excluding DOD Export. including DD Grant-A.d"
Gr.nL-Aid DOD Grant-4i,


Period D tc Domest lc Doame otc
ann and DOnles li, 3ad Dome stLC, Totl tCste Other
F reg fori gn, unadjusted fore in, unadjusled Europe countries
a.ajtedI djustren nadjusted



1972

ran.ary-December. ... |il 49,218.6 48,419.1 49,778.2 48,978.6 559.6 233.9 325.6

Monthly average............................ 4.102.6 4,101.6 4,034.9 4,118.2 4,081.6 46.6 19.5 27.1


anur .... .. .. 4,074.3 3,806.6 3,757.7 3,864.1 3,815.6 57.9 37.9 20.0
feoruary.. ........... ,23.9 3,776.0 3,721.0 3,816.4 3,159.4 38.4 15.0 23.4
March. .. .... ... ........ ...... 3,868.5 4,305.3 4,245.6 4,344.8 4,285.1 39.i 14.0 25.5
April...... .. ........ ..... .. ... 3,820.4 3,8836. 3,813.3 3,938.4 3,863.3 50.0 25.2 24.9
Ma)................... ......... 3,881.6 4,136.6 4,070.7 4,189.3 4,123.4 52.7 28.0 24.7
June. ...... .... .. .... ,971. 4,014.7 3,941.8 ,050.7 3,977.8 16.0 14.1 21.9


July... ...... ...... .. ..... .... 1,074.1 3,676.9 3,618.3 3,742.9 3,684.4 66.1 16.7 47.1
Augus.............. .............. ... 4,196.5 3,934.2 3,863.9 3,979.8 3,909.5 45.6 15.9 29.7
Eeptember...... ...... ........... ... 4,176.4 3,963.4 3,d93.4 4,006.6 3,936.6 13.2 21.4 21.9
October ..... .... .. .......... 4,316.3 4,441.0 ,1379.7 4,508.5 4,447.2 67.5 25.0 42.4
Noismn r .. ...... ... .... 4,472.9 4,582.9 4,496.6 1,613.5 4,527.2 30.6 11.3 19.3
Deceraner... ..... ..... ... ...... ,'558.0 4,690.6 4,617.1 4,722.7 4,649.2 32.1 7.4 24.7

1973

January-December................... ..... (3) 70 798.4 69,707.4 71,314.0 70.223.0 515.6 185.5 330.1

oathly average....................9........ .98.6 a.899.9 5.809.0 5,942.8 5 851.9 43.0 15.5 27.5

Jar.ury. .... .. .. ... 4,961.0 ,731.8 4,662.3 4,773.6 4,704.1 41.8 19.9 22.0
February .. .. ......... .. 5.066.8 4,866.2 4.T'6.6 4,902.9 4,833.3 36.6 9.1 27.5
Marc... ............ ..... ...... 5.378.9 5922.2 5,826.9 5,975.1 5.879.8 52.9 15.5 3.7.4
April.... ........... .. .... 5.487. 5,560.8 5,456.8 5,596.1 5,492.1 35.3 10.9 24.4
Ma>. .. ...... 5,600.7 6,020.8 5,924.8 6,061.B 5,965.8 41.0 12.1 28.9
uni ... .... ... ....... 5,777.6 5,857.9 5,754.4 5,896.4 5,792.9 36.5 14.8 23.8


Jtly ... .. ... ... 5.873.5 5J,26.1 5,344.4 5,392.2 5,310.5 66.1 39.0 27.1
Auuil ... .. .. ... 6.013.5 5,787.4 5.684.1 5,819.3 5.716.0 31.9 7.9 24.0
Sepiemb er...... .... ..... 6,148.4 5,959.0 5,879.9 6,015.6 5,936.5 56.6 18.7 37.9
DOccber..... .... ...... 6,431.6 6,749.3 6,633.9 6,763.5 6,668.1 34.2 6.0 28.2
'. der ... .. ... .. ,819.0 7,091.1 7,001.3 7,127.7 7,037.8 36.6 6.5 30.1
[Jec 6ber. ..... ........ 6.27.1 6,92.5.7 6.842.0 6,969.7 6 886.0 44.0 25.2 18.8

'Ad.jtea for seaional and worKing-da) .rhrateloa u,-rn ,earonal acujl.tentl factor- AnlroauoLa in January 1973. SEE fooltote I or, fronr page.
'Data olfer Irorn ~lise rcleaseda n Deparlmrnet of 1rrense reports IC1.use of a difference In statljtalil Wclnitlon6. For a furlthr explara-
Li.r.. ir& fooldote 1, table -i., Report FT 990 HigUhlrEr, oi [.S. Exports na Imports.
'Ajtuail trral il not .how for seasdoallf iaju-ted oaia. ULnaa.,lIte. data hroul d ber uea for annual litalJ.





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

SIn million of aoliari. Linrluten toalis reprepcr t iur. Lr nsrrournden (iur. and hence may airy slightly fraon sEu of rounded amounts

1972 1973

ro CGeneral jiportl Iwpoarts General importl Imports
fur lor
Season lly CDnosup'ion, Pesonally consumpt ir,.
adjus.ed' tmadju ted u.dju .te djsted' Unadjusted unadJUste


Jar.eJary-Pfceeer ..... .... '1 r55.582.6 r15,309.7 12| 69 121 2 68 656 0

monthly average... ...................* ...... 4.632 I 4,631.9 4,609.2 5.757.2 5,760.1 5.721.3

January) 4. .5.... r4,435.6 4.27B.6 1.258.4 5,2F.6 .9 5,106.5 5,351.7
rferuar- ..... ...... 4,472. 4,179.4 1,153.1 5,555.8 4,958.0 4,942.5
Marrh .................. ..... 4,15.3 1,84J.6 4,841.3 5.437.2 5,600.9 5,588.9
April ... .. .. ..... 4,416. 1,251. 4,224.7 5,292.0 5,348.6 5,288.8
al .. .. .. 1,485.7 1,725.7 1,694.3 5,762.0 6,033.4 6,009.8
Ji"rF ... .. 4,467.; 1,76. 1 4,79 .8 5,793.5 5,900.7 5,846.4

Juiy.. ..... ',565.1 4,313.6 4,297.2 5.762.4 5,651.8 5,591.7
Aureus ... .. .... 4,726.0 4,727.4 4,696.5 6,020.9 5,997.4 5,908.8
ep-mb r ... ... ...... 4,612.2 4,491.4 4,443.7 5,575.1 5,286.3 5.280.7
0 l t o ,r. ...... ... .. .. ... .. 4,737.5 5,006.5 4,983.9 5,904.4 6,373.3 6,303.6
Pw.'. ber ..... .... 3,117.9 5,201.4 5,137.5 6,733.3 6,787.2 6,781.6
Dec, bter... ... .. 5,002.3 4,795.7 4,760.5 5,985.0 5,777.3 5,761.7

rlmport figures f'r January 197 anrd cumalative and annual figure- for 1972, whereverr shown In this report, have been revised to reflect the
reinerltion of t19.4 million omailed from data presented In FTP 900 for the months ol June and July 1973.
1'Ajulrea (or ieasoralI ar. sorking-dai variation using seasonal adjustment actrs Introduced in Jarsuar, 1973. See footnote I on front page.
'Annual oiaal is not shown for aesionally adjusted data. Lnaojultea a ia should be used for annual totals.







5
Table 4. U.S. Exports of Domestic Merchandise Including Department ol Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program

Grant-Aid Shipments--Schedule B Sections and Selected Divisions. Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted. by Month:
January 1972 to December 1973
I In llLr.ns ro dollar Unadjus -ted lo iali reprreent ;w. .f ur.rournard Ilig re.; an3 hence rmma vary Bj igl l, frr. j'um o-f r uraed jimunts

5.heaule B ;ectlion and seleclrd a.il=L:.r.I
Perlod
0 L 2 3 4 5 E 7' 71 71 73 8 0

S-t a reil I y IdlnE ea'

1972

MonthlIy average......... 469.2 79.5 116.2 129.3 '42.3 34z. 1 108.7 1.79: 7 795.4 306.0 91.7 265.8 1a30.0

Jaruar .. 385.( 177.0 402.8 141.6 '32.4 373.6 310.0 1 .766.9 612.2 313.5 63! .9 .25i.9 '148.3
February .. ... 379.6 152.1 376.1 127.3 439.5 347.4 392.4 1.626.8 75...6 288.5 616.0 254.'1 '117.4
Marn ... ..... 368.4 55.0 405.3 139.4 '38.2 318.8 391.0 1.20.91 748.3 289.3 :1.2 ?53.3 '133.9
April. .. .. 32.0 47.3 391.4 129.6 '35.8 303.3 377.7 1.691.6 749.2 285.7 645.7 263.2 '144.7
May.. .... 415.9 60.4 381.8 124.9 '42.0 318.8 388.6 .686.7 758.2 283.1 703.0 ?77.9 '137.9
June.. .. .. 471.4 56.7 370.1 116.7 '62.1 322 1 386.6 1,718.7 774.6 301.9 634.6 264.0 '131.4
uly.. ..... 461.2 69.3 418.4 114.1 '11.5 l9 8 415.3 1.643.1 789 8 306.7 690.1 277.4 '118.6
August .. .. 495.5 67.2 405.5 135.5 '36.3 329.0 431.7 1.868.0 814.:. 308.3 733.7 ?64.2 '116.0
Septemb er...... .. 539.9 63.0 360.8 117.7 '3E.3 346.0 425.7 .850.7 606.6 318.6 :19.7 ?65.6 '120.5
Oclober............ 537.2 69.8 475.7 129.8 '35.2 419.7 451.2 I 940.3 830.4 327.2 759.3 280.6 '131.0
November..... 555.2 67 0 513.1 141. '17.8 347. 437.8 1.983.1 862 6 345.1 144.8 :'7). 'I128.7
December... .. .. 61l5.5 i6.a .190.4 131.1 '35.9 386..0 436.2 1 I .1 47l? I 327 7 697.8 SB2.2 '131.0

1973

Monthly average ......... 992 0 85 1 695.5 1339.5 l7.0. 461 2 S99.6 2.3301., 1.012.6 42'0.0 B92.2 330 0 '153.6

January........ ..- 687.5 66.7 579.3 126.2 '44.1 120.8 500.3 ."043.3 905.7 361.9 719 9 286.5 '118.9
February..... .... 707." 105.1 682.2 128.9 '44.8 391.5 473.1 ?..62.6 900.4 3 9.7 684.3 2[63.2 '132.6
March... ..... ... 802 1 87 9 789.1 I25.9 '61 al 413 2 48:.2 2,ll. :! 903 5 372.? 9 09. ? -l.2 '115.7
Aprl.................. 820.2 104.0 706.7 140.41 '36. 462.6 i25.5 2,124.3 425.1 384.9 600.7 316.? '168.4
May ... ............ .. 83.2 69.3 771.1 1:9.0 '54.4 425.2 i0O.O 2.274.7 960.1 409.1 982.7 325.3 *146.7
June... ...... 941.6 76.5 E73.6 131.0 58.9 46.7 5.2 2.726.2 983.2 112.2 862.7 343.0 '171.1
July......... .... ... 961.3 83.3 650..2 147.0 '5 .9 461.8 601.0 2.315 8 1. 036.2 4:29.7 819.' 3?7.2 '193.2
Augui...... ...... 1.257.0 77.1 627.3 1:9.6 '59.6 175.? 6,16.9 i .254.1 1 .0 4.- 120.4 779.2 323.2 '126.8
Seple.nem r ... .. 1,255.0 79.E 603.5 113..: '".. ? 55.6 :11 0 1,54 .1; 1.1 2.9 45 .1 972.1 360.: 4147.7
October....... .. ... ,167.0 66.5 '00.' i ,.I I 9 1.0 .0 2.5576.7 .1 720. 470.3 907.2 366b. '163.6
ovtber ....... .. ... 1,236.8 89.6 802.3 6.5 '61.4 58:.9 742.4 2,.37.9 I 0IU .U '66.1 1.028.9 377.1 '178.6
December..... .. ... 1.244.5 73.6 760.2 189.0 '77.6 262.2 720.5 2.704.3 1130.6 159.9 1.053.8 314.7 '150.2

una.au tled


1972

January-December.. .... 5,660.6 908 3 ,.030.4 1.552.5 D0b.0 1.132.k 4,904.1 21,532.7 9.536.' 3.697.a 89.?6.6 3,169.6 1,559.5

Monlh)b average..... ... 471.7 75.7 419.2 293.4 ?.3 341.1 1n.7 1.:91.1 :94.9 30 .2.' C91.4 265.8 130.0

January... .. 379.4 126.2 398.4 1i6.1 52.4 337.5 357.2 1.659.2 "1 9 7 ?26.? ,11.4 240.6 148.3
February .. 377.7 112.1 370.3 10n.R 39.5 351 ? 392.0 1,636.6 749.6 276.9 609.8 "50.6 117.4
March.. .. .......... 376.5 19.5 436.5 135.7 38.2 343.0 134.6 2.023.1 8666. 322.6 S61.0 ?84.0 133.9
April. .... .. .... 361.7 34.3 3q9. 131.6 35.8 293.6 367.F 1.603.4 793.4 291.4 716.7 271.4 114.7
May... ........ 449.0 59.0 381.5 135.6 12 .0 343.7 413.8 I 891.8 813.6 301.8 77 .4 264.3 137.9
June................. 474.3 54.1 371.6 1?7.9 62 1 335.3 401.4 1I 76.5 797.9 310 .5 n5.1 265 4 131.4
July................. 436.4 59.7 32.0 10? 9 44.5 J3?1 374.1 1.92.4 747.2 263.; 61.5 261.0 118 6
AuguLEl. .......... .. 19.3 66 2 353.2: i'.? 36.3 349.1 421.8 I 673.8 766.4 296.5 10.8 264.7 116.0
Seplember...... ..... 517.? 76.3 311.4 130 3 3.3 J35.9 405.7 1 739.7 7i5.0 309.6 675.l 263.3 120.5
October .......... ..... 550.6 85.8 500.0 13;.1 35. 39..9 145 7 I,88. .9 796.1 334.8 754.8 782.8 131.0
Noetbe.i .. ..... ... 615.7 94.8 566.0 14k.9 47.8 331 9 420.4 1 904.1 8 41.0 341.3 7?1.8 264.9 128.7
December......... ..... .58. 90.5 i66.4 1.".4 3 .9 3J6.11 10 6 1,937.2 861.5 j337. 7311.2 276.3 131.0
1973
January-Decembe ......... 1 .930.8 1.08.5. 6h.383.6 1 67.1.. 6 4 1 i .. 6. : .161.3 ?. W41.7 2 .19 0 I 030.7 10 712.1 2.950.7 1 843.5

Monthly average.......... 994 ? 84.0 698.6 139.2 5)7 0 179 0 596 8 7.320.1 1 .U16.3 419.2 692.7 329 2 153.6
January............6.... 690.3 62.9 584.6 105.: 4d.0 388.6 176.6 1,955.5 8B2.3 3E9.7 733.4 275.1 118.9
February ... .. .. .. 672.3 74.5 63.1 I06.' 44 b 384.1 458.0 2.026 4 870 6 352.4 60].3 2"0.6 13.6
March. .... ..... 805.3 78.4 810.4 121.2 61.01 '41.41 534.4 2.326.1 1.034.1 409.' !.0C2.3 325.7 115.7
Aprll... .. .... 768.6 74.8 717.3 14?.0 8.0 443.7 563.5 2 219.7 971.3 389.6 688.6 324.3 168.1
May.................. 834.3 68.4 778.8 141.0 54.1 460.1 578.9 2.68.2 1 .031.1 1393 1.094.8 334.7 146.7
June.. .. ...... ...... 950. 73.4 676.3 137.8 56.9 475 6 567.0 2,317.1 1,0114.7 113.6 888.6 345.1 171.1
July....... ..... .. 907.4 72.1 563.7 13?.1 58.9 167.8 255.. 2.014n. 985.3 397.8 666.4 308.9 193.2
Aug.'It.......... ... 1.16.: 77.3 558.9 154.1 59. 516.5 607 5 C,067.6 98n. 414.1 665.4 331.0 12? .8
SepteO.ber ........ 1,191.0 92.9 5.1.3 121.F 66.2 W05.6 616.8 119.4 1,003.6 429.9 685.8 336.9 147.7
October ... ....... 1.216.0 110.6 719.8 T-.1 5'.1 553.1 709.1 2,551.0 1. '.I4, 489.1 919.0 378. 163.8
NoP.nr....... ...... 1,385.2 128.7 892.2 146.? 61.4 566.9 731.3 2,564.0 1.068.6 466.1 1,009.3 71.3 178.6
Deceniner.. ............. 1,293.1 94.3 852.2 175.0 77.6 344.8 705.4 2.647.5 1.113.6 459.0 1,014.9 346.1 150.2

'Scnedule B section and selcc'd ll lsion ae.crpt lu-ls 5re a' follo-.

0. Foo. and Ilve anirial 7 Macrtlniry .an transport equlpm.nl
I. Beverages ,c.a tobacco 71. Macninner, other lhan electric
3 Crude Intterials, Ir.mtble, except luIla 72. Electrical .cniner, a epprarrus, and 9.pDliance
3. Mineral Ifel., uIbrica.ts, and relatla m tleriali 73. Frarn prt equlplrEnt
4. ar.nial ana vegetablee aill and fats 8 Miscellaneous P.nualclured articleC, n.e.c.
5. CVemical- 9. Com *nllr.i-i anad tran-sctions nu claalilic acccronr.g lt. Hrin
6. Manufactured goods rc.ii.llle chirfly ) inarerial
'Seasonally .idjuEld figures f.r slionr 7 ar I alffr Iinr.ll froi- tIh m um cif a.Li r.s 71,72, ana 73 s.roe 7.ch I irneper.denllv ddjuoted.
'AdjuEled for seasonal annd .or ing-day u.rilaton ur ln cJ s.:.n.al .djuslfmeun l actr.r i rnoucea .r. January' 1973 See .-.nlr.'o3 I on front page.
annual rtlols are nol sho.n lor ;eanonall) a3justeo oala. Ir.jaljusted o a sno.la be u1..d for annual totbl-,. The djus'rd e-cl ion tL.alS in
tIhe table and similar overall monlhly totals in table- i ar.a 2 .re adjulte.l ineparenlLy.
'In the absence of der.onstrable r neaonal palern. fur thls section, n0 ;ersonal aajostrient actors ha neen appliea ': oase.







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

SIn millions of dollars. uInaadjsted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from aSm of rounded amounts

Schedule A sect ors'
period
0 I 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted'

1972

Monthly average ........ 332.8 3.7 322.4 401.5 15.0 168.6 954.0 1,456.6 576.5 '133.2

J.nuary.. ......... 354.7 84.5 316.7 371.0 '14,8 163.1 904.2 C1.306.3 572.8 'L27.2
February......... 577.6 86.9 313.4 369.1 '21.1 153.2 903.6 1,362.3 541.6 a116.0
March................ 467.7 81.5 303.7 375.7 '15.4 169.6 892.5 1,514.3 610.4 '133,0
April......... ....... 476.5 75.3 321.2 365.8 '1a2.3 174.3 820.7 1,394.6 549.3 '127.3
May.................... 513.1 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 '15.3 170.2 960.3 1,394.9 562.3 '131.9
July...... ........ 508.7 74.0 319.3 405.2 '16.3 160.9 975.6 1,417.2 566.5 '126.5
Augus.. ... ...... 48.3 73.6 291.2 392.0 11.1 163.2 1,000.1 1,601.1 600.9 '135.6
September...... ...... .. 567.0 81.8 333.2 434.9 I 11.5 178.5 951.1 1,386.1 581.5 '132.7
October. ......... ..... 567.0 87.2 332.3 419.1 '13.5 164.8 1,046.7 1,467.8 568.7 '147.1
November...... ..... 560.2 95.5 362.7 450.4 '10.1 182.1 1,044.3 1,701.7 609.2 '143.9
December.... .. 541.6 94.4 339.8 443.3 '21.7 187.5 1,051.5 1,516.5 620.1 '144.6

1973

Monthly average ........ 665.7 101.4 115.1 677.4 -21.2 203.8 1,100.6 1,751.4 680.6 '149.2

January ............. 58. 8 103.6 400.5 466.0 '8.8 181.8 1,073.1 1,605.2 653.1 '162.8
Fenruar .. .. ..... 635.7 83.5 403.8 508.8 '16.8 2(0.1 1,162.9 1,678.7 688.8 1s28.7
March....... .......... 648.9 88.1 386.5 544.6 'a14. 186.1 1,075.0 1,717.0 667.9 '151.3
April ...... .. .... 621.8 104.3 417.1 320.7 '1 3.6 194.6 963.1 1.583.6 639.9 '141.4
May ..... .. .... 724.8 98.4 406.8 627.6 '15.8 196.6 1,070.1 1,773.5 665.0 131.6
June... ..... ..... 6 637.3 94.3 445.1 654.0 '19.8 211.9 1.098.6 1,825 0 705.6 '160.9
July................ 603.7 104.8 416.3 370.3 '18.9 198.7 1,188.0 1,860.7 658.5 "153.8
August.. .. ........ 662.4 121.2 377.0 761.9 '23.5 300.6 1,144.4 1,971.5 705.7 '155.6
September ........ 644.7 105.8 393.8 756.1 '21.2 217.5 1.006.1 1,677.0 658.3 144.9
October. ....... .. 669.5 101.8 458 6 790.7 125.5 200 3 1,067 6 1.828.7 703.9 '160.2
Novmber... ........ 832.3 103.2 476.3 977.7 '37 4 222.0 1.207.0 2,041.0 757.1 '143.4
December......... 720.3 107 6 397.8 949.7 '38.5 232.9 1,150.7 1,454.8 663.4 '155.3

Unadjusted

1972

January-Drcember .. ... 6,370 1 1,009.4 3,819.6 4,799.0 179.6 2,014.6 11,421 6 1r7.420.1 6,910.6 1,598.0

Monthy average......... 530 8 84.1 321.7 399.9 15.0 161.9 951.8 1,451.7 575.9 133.2

January............. ... 546.4 3..5 268.3 39b.4 14.8 159.3 872.6 'l,268.9 518.9 127.2
Februr .............. 541. 84.6 276.4 375.4 21.1 150. 800.6 1,333.7 479.4 116.0
March...... ...... .... 472.9 60.9 313.4 426.8 13.4 192.0 930.0 1,668.7 610.4 133.0
April. ......... ..... 478.8 E6.3 291.7 354.9 12.3 187.7 605.1 1,429.5 496.0 127.3
My. .................. 520.1 I .0 341.8 373.3 11.3 169.0 993.7 1,566.6 524.7 132.2
June. ....... .... .... 525.5 66.6 321.1 375.1 15.5 175.1 1,016,0 1,531.6 580.9 131.9
July... ..... .......... 484.3 E3.5 316.8 378.4 16.3 14.2 940.4 1,247.2 595,9 126.5
Augut.............. ... 576.2 55.7 316.9 400.3 11.1 168.1 994.1 1,370.6 698.8 135.6
September. ........... 555.1 72.4 334.9 409.3 11.5 159.0 939.7 1,273.8 603.0 132.7
October........... ... 585.1 107.1 347.3 412.4 15.5 165.8 1,086.4 1,523.6 618.2 147.1
.Gloeber.... .. ...... 345.1 117.3 363.1 417.0 10.1 177.4 1,07!.5 1,713.6 621.1 143.9
December ..... ..... 339.4 99.3 324.9 175.7 21.7 166.1 968.4 1,49?.3 563.0 144.6

1973

January-December........ 7,96.2 1.213.1 4.987.9 8 101.0 254.6 2.436.7 13,198.3 20,969.6 6.184,0 1,789.8
Monthly average......... 665.5 101.1 415.7 675.1 21.2 203.1 1,099.9 1,747.5 682.0 149.2
Januar..... .... ... 616.7 109.2 388 35 32.2 .8 189. 1 1,106.3 1,661.4 631 5 162.8
Iebruarl .......... .... 566.4 ;6 3 341.2 495.5 16.5 190.2 983.6 I 572.9 584.1 128.7
Marcn.. ............... 630. 1 83.5 383.6 595.3 14.7 202.5 I 078.2 1.818.3 643.2 151.3
April. .... ......... 658.5 98.9 398.3 503.5 13.6 221 3 992.9 1.710.2 609.8 141.4
May... ... .... 732 7 102.5 443.8 610.6 15.8 2L3. 1 1,179.2 1.954.4 649.7 131.6
June... .... ... 627. 1 97.3 433.1 604.3 16.8 208.8 1,114.0 1,91. 1 697 1 160 9
J'oi.. ... .. ..... 598.9 94 4 431.3 554.9 18.9 185. I 192.7 ,7.7 7 720.4 153.8
Au usL..... .. ..... 696.9 91.2 408.7 776.3 23.5 206.2 1,135.2 1.683.7 820.0 155.6
SeptemPnr... ... .. 615.7 91.0 386 8 694.9 21.2 189.2 966.9 1,507.6 666.2 144.
October .............. 707.0 128.0 490.7 794. 25.5 206.1 1,136 0 1.943.9 781.3 160.2
november ............... 809.0 127.0 478.7 908.3 37.4 216.2 1,239.6 2,055.2 772.2 143.4
Dcemner .... .. .. 725.3 113.7 383.0 1.030.5 38.5 208.2 1,071.3 1,443.2 608.3 155.3

Import figures for January 1972 ana c uulative ad annual I gures for 1972, serrever shown in thas report, bhae been revised to reflect the
reinsertion of 119.4 mIllIon dm tted fro data presented in the F-i 900 for the mouths or June and July 1973.

iSchedule A 'ectljr. e-cripliunE ar1 as Ifllo--
0. Food and live animals 5. cr.en.cal
1. Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufactured gooos classlllea chiefly by material
2. Cruoe malerials ineoible, except Ifela 7. Machinery and Iranporl equilpent
3. Mineral fuel. LuJbri:ents., rd relatd materials 8. Miscellaneous .anufaclured articles, n.e.s.
4. Animal ann ;egeable oil, ana fa l 9. CoimOeitles ana transactions not classified accora.nrg 1 kind
sAdjusted for seasuial and .orikng-aoy variation uerg seasonal anjustelnt factr.rs introduced in January 1973. See Ionlnole I on frunt page.
Annual totals are not rhG-n .or seasonally ijaluEleit daa. Unanjustera al bhoula be red Iur annual totals. T adjusted sec, on totals Ir
this table una 5lllar o-erali 'i.r.thl. total- an Er, A l ano 3 -ere adJ stea ind-pennenliy.
'In the absence 0of emonstratble seasonal patterns for thii e-lion, no seaonulI adjustment factors nare been applied to date.




















































































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