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U.S. FOREIGN TRADE


O FUNIV.FLL. EXPORT AND IMPORT


MERCHANDISE


US. DEPOwTOY MARCH


FT 900-71-3
April 27, 1971


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted C


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during March 1971, seasonally
adjusted exports, excluding Department of Defense (DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $3,814.6 million and that seasonally adjusted
general imports for March amounted to $3,569.2 mil-
lion.1 2 Comparable seasonally adjusted totals for
February were $3,689.7 million for exports and $3,553.4
million for imports.
The Bureau noted that seasonally adjusted exports
for March were at a new record high level, exceeding
the previous high of $3,735.4 million (January 1971)
by $79.2 million. The Bureau stated that although
seasonally adjusted imports during March were only
slightly above the February level (less than one percent),
the March total is the second highest figure of record,
being exceeded only by the January 1971 figure of
$3,686.3 million.

Based on seasonally adjusted figures, the March
trade surplus (exports excluding Department of Defense
Grant-Aid shipments minus general imports) was
$245.4 million. The net total surplus for the first 3
months of this year was $430.8 million.

For the first 3 months of 1971, exports on a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $44,959 million
(about 5 percent above the calendar year 1970 total of


$43,236 million (about 8 percent a
year 1970 total of $39,963 million), ift
period, December 1970-March 1971, season
exports averaged $3,702.5 million per month-- a level
about 3 percent above the $3,583.5 million average
reported for the preceding 4-month period, August-
November 1970. Imports averaged $3,553.3 million
per month for the current 4-month period, about 4
percent higher than the $3,425.8 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 are shown in tables 4 and 5. (Unlike the
overall total, the commodity components for exports
exclude foreign merchandise and include DOD Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.)

Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
increased from $3,527.0 million in February to $4,107.9
million in March. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, March exports were
valued at $4,156.0 million as compared to $3,558.3
million in February. Unadjusted general imports
amounted to $3,911.5 million in March and $3,193.8
million in February.


1Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level.
2Cwumulations of data over at least 3- or 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month
changes in exports, imports, and similar series often reflect primarily irregular movements. Recent month-to-month per-
cent changes in the overall seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the following table with aver-
age percent month-to-month rise and decline over longer periods shown for comparison. The average rise and decline fig-
ures exclude percentage changes for (1) the periods January-May 1965 and December 1968-March 1969 because of
abnormalities in the data due to effects of strikes and (2) periods when negligible changes (zero percent) in the level
of exports/imports occurred:


Average monthly rates of change


Average
decline
1965-1970


4 months
Nov. 1970-
Mar. 1971


12 months
Mar. 1970-
Mar. 1971


+4.2% -3.5% +2.2 +1.1%
+3.3% -2.8% +1.1 -+0.9%


For sale by the Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Price 10 cents per copy. Annual subscription
(FT 900, 975, 985, and 986 combined) $3.00.


Average
rise
1965-1970








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 withdrawal document. 1
However, because of processing problems, there has
always been a carryover of a small percentage of items
from the actual month of importation to a subsequent
month, usually the succeeding month. The carryover
should have little effect on month-to-month comparisons
of overall totals, since the carryover of the previous
month should compensate roughly for that of the following
month.

Export Statistics

Exports of domestic merchandise include commodities
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 commodities 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



1For shipments by vessel, merchandise is not included
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
regarding 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 1970 and 1971 appearing the the 1971
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:

1971 Statistics
a. January through November 1971 issues: figures
are as originally issued, except as noted below.
b. December 1971 issue: figures reflect revisions
for prior months of the year issued with December
1971 statistics.

1970 Statistics
a. January through May 1971 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1970 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 1971 issues: figures reflect
revisions to 1970 data issued with June 1971
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 report.
Sources of Further Information

Additional information regarding foreign trade sta-
tistics coverage, valuation, etc., is contained in the follow-
ing publications: Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export
and Import Trade; FT 135, U.S. Imports, General and
Consumption, Schedule A Commodity and Country; FT 410,
U.S. Exports, Schedule B Commodity and Country; and
the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics. Information re-
garding additional sources of statistics, the methodology
used in seasonally adjusting the data, and other matters
relating to foreign trade statistics may be obtained from
the Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233.

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, the
date of 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 1966 to March 1971

(In millions of dollars. Data are not adjusted for unusual changes in the level of activity or coverage such as happens during strikes and other events
that may have adverse affects on the statistics)
Ratio
scale
Seasonally adjusted data ----- 4500

Moving average of 4000
seasonally adjusted data -3500

-13000

V- 2500

EXPORTS -20
(MCD moving overage-6 term) -2000
Ratio
scale
4500
4000
S- 3500

3000




2000
GENERAL IMPORTS
(MCD moving average-4 term)


I Arithmetic
scale
750


500
-. / (MCD moving overage-6 term)


,i Y- 2 5 0
,, ;, -
,4 ,, ~


1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971

Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
2 Defined as exports (see footnote 1, above) minus general imports.



Table 1. U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation, by Month: January 1970 to March 1971

(In millions of dollars)
Period and January- Septe-
series March January February March April May June July August ber October November December

19701
Exports ........ 10,328.2 3,405.7 3,546.9 3,375.6 3,409.1 3,660.9 3,730.2 3,699.1 3,592.4 3,553.4 3,688.7 3,499.3 3,570.2
Imports.......... 9,719.0 3,223.1 3,278.0 3,217.9 3,263.2 3,337.8 3,265.5 3,254.5 3,346.2 3,428.2 3,500.5 3,428.4 3,404.3
Merchandise trade
balance ........ +609.2 +182.6 +268.9 +157.7 +145.9 +323.1 +464.7 +444.6 +246.2 +125.2 +188.2 +70.9 +165.9
19711
Exports ....... 11,239.7 3,735.4 3,689.7 3,814.6
Imports......... 10,808.9 3,686.3 3,553.4 3,569.2
Merchandise trade
balance ........ +430.8 +49.1 +136.3 +245.4
IData for 1970 and 1971 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
2Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
3Defined as exports (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 1970 to March 1971,

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Exports excluding DOD Exports including DOD GantAid
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid

period Domestic Domestic Domestic
and and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
foreign, foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Total Europe countries
seasonally unadjusted unadjusted


1970

January-December......................... (s) 42,661.7 42,028.5 43,226.4 42,593.3 564.7 190.9 373.8

January-March............................ 10,328.2 10,195.0 10,061.1 10,341.6 10,207.6 146.6 44.1 102.4

January.................................. 3,405.7 3,230.3 3,187.7 3,290.7 3,248.2 60.4 26.7 33.7
February................................. 3,546.9 3,387.3 3,334.8 3,431.2 3,378.7 43.9 8.9 35.0
March................................... 3,375.6 3,577.5 3,538.5 3,619.7 3,580.8 42.3 8.5 33.7
April.................................... 3,409.1 3,596.9 3,541.9 3,646.3 3,591.3 49.4 21.1 28.3
May....................................... 3,660.9 3,906.2 3,845.0 3,939.9 3,878.7 33.7 13.0 20.6
June..................................... 3,730.2 3,717.9 3,670.4 3,769.6 3,722.2 51.7 24.6 27.1

July..................................... 3,699.1 3,549.7 3,488.1 3,592.4 3,530.8 42.7 16.0 26.6
August................................... 3,592.4 3,264.8 3,216.3 3,305.7 3,257.1 40.9 16.5 24.4
September................................ 3,553.4 3,335.2 3,282.6 3,374.0 3,321.4 38.9 11.1 27.8
October.................................. 3,688.7 3,916.7 3,843.9 3,975.3 3,902.4 58.6 9.9 48.7
November................................. 3,499.3 3,494.1 3,445.0 3,544.8 3,495.7 50.7 8.9 41.7
December ................................. 3,570.2 3,685.2 3,634.4 3,736.9 3,686.1 51.7 25.6 26.1

1971

January-March............................ 11,239.7 11,116.7 10,962.5 11,246.6 11,092.4 129.9 59.3 70.6

January.................................. 3,735.4 3,481.8 3,433.6 3,532.3 3,484.1 50.5 22.6 27.9
February................................. 3,689.7 3,527.0 3,470.4 3,558.3 3,501.7 31.3 13.2 18.0
March.................................... 3,814.6 4,107.9 4,058.5 4,156.0 4,106.6 48.1 23.4 24.7
April....................................
May......................................
June...................................

July.....................................
August...................................
September................................
October..................................
November.................................
December................................

'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
'Data differ from those released in Department of Defense reports because of a difference in statistical definitions. For a further explana-
tion, see footnote 2, table E-l, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Exports and Imports.
*Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data as such a total is not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.


Table 3. U.S Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1970 to March 1971


(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded


figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)


1970 1971

General imports Imports General imports Imports
Period for for
Seasonally consumption, Seasonally Unadjusted consumption,
adjusted' Unadjusted unadjusted adjusted' Unadjusted unadjusted

January-December............................ (') 39,963.2 39,767.7

January-March.............................. 9,719.0 9,452.8 9,411.7 10,808.9 10,527.3 10,488.9

January.................................... 3,223.1 3,125.8 3,115.3 3,686.3 3,422.0 3,429.8
February................................... 3,278.0 2,946.3 2,931.3 3,553.4 3,193.8 3,178.8
March...................................... 3,217.9 3,380.7 3,365.2 3,569.2 3,911.5 3,880.3
April...................................... 3,263.2 3,391.1 3,374.6
May........................................ 3,337.8 3,175.6 3,130.2
June ...................................... 3,265.5 3,504.2 3,546.0

July....................................... 3,254.5 3,311.5 3,313.4
August..................................... 3,346.2 3,116.0 3,101.3
September.................................. 3,428.2 3,451.9 3,429.7
October.................................... 3,500.5 3,598.9 3,588.0
November................................... 3,428.4 3,405.8 3,358.8
December................................... 3,404.3 3,555.5 3,513.9

'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
sAnnual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data as such a total is not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used 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 1970 to March 1971

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions1
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3


1970

January-March.............. 1,001.6 170.5 1,075.8 360.1 '108.1 1,000.7 1,306.8 4,342.1 2,000.9 715.4 1,602.2 644.1 '354.5

January.................... 325.4 48.4 344.0 106.4 431.1 332.4 445.2 1,477.6 662.1 225.1 530.2 212.3 '123.9
February................... 365.5 53.7 365.9 120.2 '26.6 339.2 444.3 1,470.5 681.4 262.3 554.3 217.7 4113.4
March...................... 310.7 68.4 365.9 133.5 '50.4 329.1 417.3 1,394.0 657.4 228.0 517.7 214.1 '117.2
April...................... 316.7 62.0 387.7 126.7 '31.1 301.9 426.9 1,425.7 621.4 234.3 558.0 200.6 '115.2
May..................... 328.3 59.5 373.8 126.3 '41.6 324.4 439.5 1,591.1 669.3 247.0 721.8 203.8 4118.6
June....................... 346.4 63.3 409.0 129.9 '55.2 337.9 442.7 1,526.3 721.0 264.7 536.1 225.4 '154.7
July....................... 377.0 61.7 391.1 135.6 '43.9 316.3 441.8 1,549.0 729.5 254.6 561.6 219.0 '136.4
August..................... 386.6 47.3 416.8 122.0 '40.4 307.3 424.0 1,495.1 730.3 254.6 501.6 211.8 4119.3
September................... 382.7 51.6 403.5 129.7 '44.0 303.0 394.4 1,455.4 731.2 247.3 491.3 213.6 '115.8
October.................... 419.2 59.0 385.9 155.6 '40.2 327.8 415.6 1,637.8 769.5 263.9 590.7 222.7 '117.6
November................... 390.3 66.0 368.1 132.1 '32.5 304.5 393.2 1,478.2 711.0 263.2 498.5 222.7 4115.6
December................... 400.7 58.0 412.2 173.2 '56.0 308.5 388.6 1,412.0 720.2 260.3 445.4 213.9 4159.4

1971

January-March.............. 1,140.8 230.4 1,157.9 437.1 4159.7 934.3 1,133.8 5,018.4 2,204.3 759.7 2,027.5 668.5 4375.3

January.................... 390.5 87.6 387.2 146.8 '51.7 303.7 397.1 1,651.1 788.1 264.5 532.4 218.4 4139-.4
February................... 371.2 63.3 369.7 148.0 '51.5 312.8 366.0 1,626.2 691.2 253.9 708.5 222.9 '116.9
March...................... 379.1 79.5 401.0 142.3 456.5 317.8 370.7 1,741.1 725.0 241.3 786.6 227.2 '119.0
April......................
May ....................
June......................
July.......................
August.....................
September..................
October....................
November...................
December...................

Unadjusted

1970

January-December ........... 4,349.2 701.7 4,608.5 1,594.1 493.0 3,826.1 5,067.0 17,875.4 8,371.9 2,999.7 6.503.8 2,571.4 1,507.0

January-March.............. 988.8 128.5 1,074.1 306.8 108.1 973.4 1,307.0 4,323.5 1,977.8 706.3 1,639.4 643.1 354.5

January.................... 324.1 31.9 346.4 88.3 31.1 310.8 425.6 1,359.4 600.5 220.8 538.1 206.6 123.9
February................... 350.5 39.9 360.0 98.6 26.6 320.2 433.6 1,429.3 654.8 239.7 534.9 206.6 113.4
March...................... -314.1 56.7 367.7 119.9 50.4 342.3 447.8 1,534.8 722.5 245.8 566.4 229.9 117.2
April...................... 319.5 47.7 395.1 129.5 31.1 325.1 452.1 1,564.0 692.2 246.7 625.0 212.0 115.2
May........................ 325.0 56.3 388.4 134.9 41.6 353.6 483.9 1,764.5 737.6 264.0 762.9 211.9 118.6
June....................... 336.7 59.1 409.8 142.6 55.2 340.9 455.5 1,546.1 728.2 271.6 546.3 221.6 154.7
July....................... 370.6 53.0 359.8 141.0 43.9 326.4 417.5 1,468.4 732.4 245.2 490.8 213.7 136.4
August..................... 361.1 43.7 359.3 128.5 40.4 304.5 396.0 1,299.2 662.4 236.5 400.3 205.0 119.3
September...................... 363.9 64.7 344.2 147.3 44.0 286.0 380.6 1,363.7 667.6 236.7 459.4 211.2 115.8
October.................... 459.0 75.8 419.5 169.6 40.2 325.8 411.0 1,654.2 781.8 277.6 594.8 229.8 117.6
November................... 419.6 92.5 409.3 132.1 32.5 284.4 375.5 1,419.1 674.7 253.5 491.0 214.9 115.6
December................... 405.1 80.1 448.9 161.9 56.0 306.0 387.8 1,472.7 717.3 261.6 493.9 208.1 159.4

1971

January-March............. 1,126.9 170.6 1,156.1 371.0 159.7 910.9 1,134.5 5,018.3 2,175.4 751.5 2,091.4 669.0 375.3

January.................... 382.7 56.6 382.9 119.5 51.7 279.7 372.9 1,489.3 701.4 255.0 532.9 209.4 139.4
February................... 356.0 47.0 363.8 121.4 51,5 295.6 357.2 1,580.7 664.9 232.1 683.7 211.5 116.9
March...................... 388.2 67.0 409.4 130.1 56.5 335.6 404.5 1,948.3 809.1 264.5 874.7 248.1 119.0
April.... ..............
May..................... ..
June..... ...... ...... ..
July .....................
August....................
September.................
October....................
November...................
December..................

'Schedule B section and selected division descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 7. Machinery and transport equipment
1. Beverages and tobacco 71. Machinery, other than electric
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 72. Electrical machinery, apparatus, and appliances
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 73. Transport equipment
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.c.
5. Chemicals 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 may differ slightly from the sum of divisions 71, 72, and 73 since each is independently adjusted.
3Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. Annual totals are not shown for
seasonally adjusted data as such totals are not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section totals in
this table and similar overall monthly totals In tables 1 and 2 were adjusted independently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.












Table 5. US. General Imports-Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:

January 1970 to March 1971

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule A sections'
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted2
1970

January-March............ 1,347.4 195.9 846.2 790.9 '28.4 350.9 2,047.4 2,675.0 1,166.5 '277.2

January.................. 467.6 66.0 284.2 247.7 '9.6 117.4 705.4 878.2 384.8 '89.2
February................. 440.6 68.5 287.5 277.4 '8.6 118.6 667.3 910.4 392.9 '89.8
March.................... 439.2 61.4 274.5 265.8 '10.2 114.9 674.7 886.4 388.8 '98.2
April.................... 454.4 66.2 264.5 247.6 210.1 116.7 637.1 950.5 391.3 3107.5
May...................... 442.8 72.4 284.9 252.6 '14.2 121.8 684.5 911.0 410.7 395.6
June..................... 455.5 75.9 270.6 249.8 '21.1 122.8 675.1 918.7 401.1 '111.7
July..................... 427.8 80.4 277.2 216.4 '13.1 120.6 709.9 934.8 393.4 '113.9
August................... 465.4 70.5 281.7 265.9 '14.9 129.8 700.6 923.4 418.1 '105.7
September................ 445.6 68.5 298.5 252.0 '9.2 119.9 708.5 1,011.2 414.2 '118.1
October.................. 451.2 73.5 269.5 262.4 316.0 129.1 758.7 986.2 430.1 '120.8
November................. 439.5 81.1 269.0 273.0 311.3 123.9 756.0 965.5 407.3 '108.3
December................. 451.5 70.7 252.6 268.7 321.3 116.8 761.3 892.9 400.9 '115.0

1971

January-March............ 1,341.4 186.8 801.3 776.7 '43.5 394.4 2,293.4 3,314.2 1,326.7 '349.2

January.................. 520.6 63.6 257.8 252.5 '11.9 135.5 808.0 1,100.3 447.1 '117.6
February................. 411.6 60.3 245.2 253.3 215.5 134.5 746.6 1,114.5 445.7 '109.4
March.................... 409.2 62.9 298.3 270.9 '16.1 124.4 738.8 1,099.4 433.9 '122.1
April....................
May......................
June.....................
July.....................
August ...................
September................
October..................
November.................
December.................

Unadjusted
1970

January-December......... 5,378.9 855.0 3.312.2 3,080.8 159.6 1,450.3 8,437.4 11,171.3 4,843.9 1,273.8

January-March............ 1,316.1 196.5 789.7 850.5 28.4 352.0 1,922.2 2,644.5 1,055.8 277.2

January.................. 431.6 68.0 271.4 274.7 9.6 112.2 656.7 862.4 350.2 89.2
February................. 411.5 63.7 244.7 279.3 8.6 110.8 569.2 843.0 325.7 89.8
March.................... 473.0 64.8 273.7 296.6 10.2 129.0 696.3 959.1 379.9 98.2
April.................... 488.5 71.5 260.5 244.9 10.1 133.2 691.3 1,012.3 371.3 107.5
May...................... 409.1 64.9 281.2 224.3 14.2 121.7 692.0 909.2 363.5 95.6
June..................... 475.5 70.9 298.7 246.8 21.1 121.1 730.4 1,009.6 418.3 111.7
July..................... 436.3 68.2 280.5 213.1 13.1 113.7 726.2 897.4 449.2 113.9
August................... 434.7 49.8 290.7 255.5 14.9 124.9 654.4 735.0 450.3 105.7
September................ 447.8 63.5 301.5 240.4 9.2 111.9 736.1 965.7 457.7 118.1
October.................. 459.3 87.9 275,7 255.0 16.0 130.8 768.6 1,015.8 469.2 120.8
November................. 423.2 95.0 266.0 239.1 11.3 119.8 762.0 975.2 406.1 108.3
December................. 488.5 86.9 267.8 311.1 21.3 121.3 754.4 986.7 402.5 115.0

1971
January-March............ 1,304.2 188.4 753.3 839.0 43.5 394.9 2,151.7 3,302.1 1,201.1 349.2

January.................. 459.7 63.1 235.4 267.6 11.9 124.0 719.9 1,033.2 389.4 117.6
February................. 385.7 56.2 208.2 255.8 15.5 125.4 636.1 1,032.0 369.5 109.4
March.................... 458.7 69.0 309.6 315.6 16.1 145.5 795.7 1,236.9 442.2 122.1
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'Schedule A section descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 5. Chemicals
1. Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
aAdjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. Annual totals are not shown for
seasonally adjusted data as such totals are not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section totals in
this table and similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 3 were adjusted independently.
aln the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.














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