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U.S. foreign trade
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"Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data."
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"FT 900."
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Latest issue consulted: Dec. 1973.

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A UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE
PUBLICATION


FT 900-71-7
August 26, 1971


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during July 1971, seasonally adjusted
exports, excluding Department of Defense (DOD) Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, amounted to
$3,494.5 million and that seasonally adjusted general
imports for July amounted to $3,798.6 million.1 2 Com-
parable seasonally adjusted totals for Junewere $3,660.6
million for exports and $4,023.2 million for imports.

The Bureau stated that in July, a merchandise trade
deficit of $304.1 million was recorded as seasonally
adjusted imports exceeded seasonally adjusted exports
(excluding Department of Defense Grant-Aid Shipments)
for the fourth successive month. A deficit was also
recorded for the 7-month period January-July 1971,
as imports exceeded exports by $676.4 million on a
seasonally adjusted basis.

The Bureau noted that during July both seasonally
adjusted exports and imports declined from the June
levels. The Bureau also noted that the July export and
import figures reflect the reduction in vessel activity
at U.S. West Coast ports resulting from the dock strike
which began on July 1, 1971 and continued throughout
the month. The Bureau, however, does not have adequate
information to enable it to specifically measure the
influence of the strike on the statistics.

During the first 7 months of 1971, exports on a
seasonally adjusted basis were at an annual rate of


$44,057 million, about 3 percent above the calendar
year 1970 total of $42,659 million. Imports were at
an annual rate of $45,216 million, about 13 percent
above the calendar year 1970 total of $39,952 million.
For the 4-month period April-July 1971, seasonally
adjusted exports averaged $3,615.0 million per month,
a level about 2 percent 2 million average
reported for the p i-if piod December
1970-March 1971 g,91.8 million
per month for t t ent 4-mont about 10
percent higher tr J52.6 million ae reported
for the orecedi A ont riod. _


Seasonally a
selected Schedu
divisions are sho
total, the common
foreign merchandise
distance Program Gra


totals for
actions and
Sthe overall
rts exclude
military As-


Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, de-
creased from $3,685.5 million in June to $3,340.0
million in July. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, July exports were valued
at $3,397.7 million as compared to $3,740.0 million in
June. Unadjusted general imports amounted to $3,699.1
million in July and $4,283.1 million in June.


IAdjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level.
2 Cumulations 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:

Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change
Series Average Average 4 months 12 months
June-July May-June Apr.-May Mar.-Apr. rise decline Mar.-July July 1970-
1971 1971 1971 1971 1965-1970 1965-1970 1971 July 1971

Exports.... -4.5% -3.2% +7.4% -7.7% +4.2% -3.5% -2.0% -0.4%
Imports.... -5.6% +0.9% +6.1% +5.3% +3.3% -2.8% +1.7% +1.4%



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c3 ,; -/;-" 7 U.S. FOREIGN TRADE


V. .F L EXPORT AND IMPORT


S,- MERCHANDISE


U.S. DEPO MTOR JULY 1971









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,
fr e igrt 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
chances in price level.

It is the objective of the compiling procedures to
inc lude shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics
for tri-. month of import, which is based on the filing date
of rn.. import enrr, ror warehouse '.'ithdraal document.1
However, because of processing problem-, there has
always been a carryover of a small percentage of items
from the actual month cf tm portation to a subsequentt
mournth, usually the suciCeding month. Ihe carryover
should have ln.tlc effectt on month-ro-month comparisons
of overall total-, since the cjrryo'.er of the previous
month _should compensate roughly for that of the following
month.

Export Statistics

Exports of dom.e.,ic merchant ie include commodities
which are gr3u\ n, produced, or manufactured inthe United
State;, 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 'A.hich, at the time of exportation, are in substantially
the same condition as when imported.

i he 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



'F.-r shipments by vessel, merchandise is not included
in rr-e statistics prior to the date of formal entrance of
the -. :.sel (i.e., the date of the inward customs manifest
for tni.: 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
Pevisions are carried into the statistics on periodic
ba is. Data for lif0 and 1971 appearing in the 1971
monthly issues of this report are presented asfollows:

1971 Statistics
a January through November 1971 issues: figures
are as originally issued, except as noted below.
b December 19"1 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 19"0 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
:he Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233.

2With minor exceptions, the date of export for ship-
ments other thsn by mail is the date when the shipment
leases tne United States, or, in the case of vessel or
sir -nlipentSL, the date when the carrier departs for is
cleared) fliri the port of export. For mail shipments, the
date of erport 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 July 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 effects on the statistics)
Rotio
scale
Seasonally adjusted data ----- 4500

Moving average of 4000
seasonally adjusted data 3500

A _- 3000

V -2500

EXPORTS
(MCD moving overoge-6 term) -2000



S4500
4000

3500

3000

-2500


20000
GENERAL IMPORTS
(MCD moving averoge-4 term)


Arithmetic
scale
-1 750


1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971

'Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
'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 July 1971

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

1970'

Exports2........ 24,828.5 3,405.6 3,546.5 3,375.0 3,410.0 3,660.9 3,726.9 3,703.6 3,591.4 3,552.7 3,688.0 3,499.4 3,569.2
Imports.......... 22,839.3 3,222.4 3,279.3 3,219.2 3,262.0 3,337.3 3,265.2 3,253.9 3,346.1 3,423.0 3,498.4 3,428.0 3,401.5
Merchandise trade
balance3 ..... +1,989.2 +183.2 +267.2 +155.8 +148.0 +323.6 +461.7 +449.7 +245.3 *+129.7 +189.6 +71.4 +167.7

19711

Exports2........ 25,699.7 3,735.4 3,689.7 3,814.6 *3,522.3 3,782.6 3,660.6 3,494.5
Imports......... 26,376.1 3,686.3 3,553.4 3,569.2 3,757.8 3,987.6 4,023.2 3,798.6
Merchandise trade
balance ........ -676.4 +49.1 +136.3 +245.4 '-235.5 -205.0 -362.6 -304.1

*Revised subsequent to the release of June reports.
0Data 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.
Revised.












Table 2. U.S. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1970 to July 1971

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

Exports excluding DOD Exports including DOD Grant-Aidl
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid

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

1970

January-December. .............. .... (3) 42,659.3 *42,025.4 -43,224.0 *42,590.1 564.7 190.9 373.8

January-July..................................... 24,828.5 24,966.6 24,607.3 25,290.6 24,931.3 324.0 118.9 205.1

January .................................. 3,405.6 3,230.2 3,187.6 3,290.6 3,248.1 60.4 26.7 33.7
February ................................ 3,546.5 3,386.9 3,334.4 3,430.8 3,378.3 43.9 8.9 35.0
March ................................ 3,375.0 3,576.8 3,537.9 3,619.1 3,580.1 42.3 8.5 33.7
April...................................... 3,410.0 3,597.9 3,542.8 3,647.3 3,592.3 49.4 21.1 28.3
May...................................... 3,660.9 3,906.2 3,844.9 3,939.8 3,878.6 33.7 13.0 20.6
June ..................................... 3,726.9 3,714.6 3,667.2 3,766.4 3,718.9 51.7 24.6 27.1

July.. .. 3,703.6 3,554.0 3,492.4 3,596.7 3,535.1 42.7 16.0 26.6
August.................................. 3,591.4 3,263.9 3,214.5 3,304.7 3,255.4 40.9 16.5 24.4
September...................... .......... 3,552.7 3,334.6 .3,282.0 *3,373.5 *3,320.9 38.9 11.1 27.8
October .................................. 3,688.0 3,915.9 3,843.1 3,974.5 3,901.7 58.6 9.9 48.7
November.................................. 3,499.4 3,494.2 3,445.1 3,544.9 3,495.8 50.7 8.9 41.7
December ............................... 3,569.2 3,684.1 3,633.3 3,735.8 3,685.0 51.7 25.6 26.1

1971

January-July............................. 25,699.7 25,862.4 25,477.6 26,205.3 25,820.5 342.9 171.9 171.1

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 .................................... 43,522,.3 '3,806.6 '3,741.4 43,850.6 '3,785.3 44.0 17.0 27.0
May ...................................... 3,782.6 3,913.5 3,854.3 3,970.4 3,911.2 56.9 42.7 14.2
June ..................................... 3,660.6 3,685.5 3,624.7 3,740.0 3,679.2 54.5 28.3 26.2

July................................... 3,494.5 3,340.0 3,294.7 3,397.7 3,352.3 57.7 24.5 33.1
August........................ ......
September.............................
October.................................
November....................... .......
December........................... .....

*Revised subsequent to the release of June reports.
'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
aData 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-l1, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Exports and Imports.
3Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data as such a total is not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.
'Revised.





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

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


1970 1971

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

January-December......................... (') 39,951.6 39,756.1

January-July............................... 22,839.3 22,834.4 22,775.2 26,376.1 26,251,9 26,117.2

January .................................... 3,222.4 3,125.1 3,114.6 3,686.3 3,422.0 3,429.8
February................................... 3,279.3 2,947.4 2,932.4 3,553.4 3,193.8 3,178.8
March........ I ............................ 3,219.2 3,382.1 3,366.6 3,569.2 3,911.5 3,880.3
April...................................... 3,262.0 3,389.9 3,373.4 3,757.8 3,897.6 3,857.4
May........................................ 3,337.3 3,175.1 3,129.7 3,987.6 3,844.9 3,844.7
June.... ................................ 3,265.2 3,503.9 3,545.7 4,023.2 4,283.1 4,248.6

July....... ................................ 3,253.9 3,310.8 3,312.8 3,798.6 3,699.1 3,677.5
August.................................... 3,346.1 3,115.9 3,101.2
September....... .......................... 3,423.0 3,446.6 3,424.4
October ................................. 3,498.4 3,596.7 3,585.9
November.... ............................ 3,428.0 3,405.4 3,358.4
December.................................. 3,401.5 3,552.5 3,511.0

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










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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 Unadjusted, by Month:

January 1970 to July 1971

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

Schedule B sections and selected divisions'
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7' 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3


1970

January-July............... 2,376.6 417.1 2,633.9 878.8 4279.9 2,281.2 3,057.0 10,433.4 4,741.4 1,715.5 3,980.0 1,492.9 '878.0

January.................... 325.3 48.4 344.0 106.3 431.1 332.5 445.2 1,477.6 662.0 225.1 530.2 212.3 4123.9
February................ 365.4 53.7 365.8 120.4 '26.6 339.0 444.3 1,470.2 680.7 262.2 554.7 217.7 '113.4
March................... 310.7 68.4 365.9 133.5 450.4 329.1 416.7 1,394.0 657.3 228.1 517.8 214.1 4117.2
April................... 316.7 62.0 387.6 126.7 '31.1 301.8 426.9 1,426.8 622.4 234.3 558.1 200.6 u115.2
May................. .. 328.2 59.5 373.8 126.5 441.6 324.2 439.6 1,591.1 669.3 246.9 721.8 203.8 u118.6
June.............. ... 347.0 63.4 405.7 129.8 455.2 337.8 442.5 1,525.8 720.4 264.7 536.3 225.4 4154.7
July....................... 383.3 61.7 391.1 135.6 443.9 316.8 441.8 1,547.9 729.3 254.2 561.1 219.0 4135.0
August..................... 386.6 47.4 416.8 122.1 440.4 307.2 423.3 1,494.4 729.6 254.6 501.6 211.8 4118.9
September............... 383.1 51.6 403.4 129.9 444.0 303.0 394.4 1,457.2 734.3 247.4 490.1 213.6 '112.9
October................. 419.2 59.1 385.9 155.6 '40.2 327.5 415.4 1,639.7 771.5 263.8 590.7 222.5 '115.4
November................. 391.1 66.0 368.0 132.1 '32.5 304.4 393.1 1,478.3 711.6 263.2 497.9 222.1 '115.8
December................... 400.0 58.0 412.2 173.1 456.0 308.4 388.5 1,415.7 724.0 260.3 445.4 213.9 '155.4

1971

January-July.............. 2,518.8 508.3 2,557.8 938.4 4375.1 2,247.4 2,597.8 11,351.5 4,913.6 1,745.4 4,700.5 1,574.9 '949.2

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 '139.4
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 4116.9
March................... 379.1 79.5 401.0 142.3 '56.5 317.8 370.7 1,741.1 725.0 241.3 786.6 227.2 4119.0
April.................. 332.7 73.6 365.8 135.4 '54.2 293.9 357.5 '1,518.9 663.0 236.6 s606.2 213.5 '157.1
May..................... 374.7 69.3 350.4 142.2 '49.2 320.2 357.6 1,710.1 684.6 256.0 823.2 230.4 '146.5
June.................... 341.4 63.2 357.6 120.7 '49.3 341.1 375.8 1,597.9 699.0 238.3 654.8 235.5 4135.3
July.................... 329.2 71.8 326.1 103.0 '62.7 357.9 373.1 1,506.2 662.7 254.8 588.9 227.0 4134.9
August......... .........
September...... .........
October......... ........
November................
December..................

Unadjusted


1970

January-December ........... 4,356.3 701.7 4,604.8 1,594.7 493.0 3,825.6 5,065.2 17,881.9 8,380.1 2,999.2 6,502.6 2,570.7 1,496.3

January-July............... 2,347.1 344.7 2,623.7 855.1 279.9 2,319.3 3,115.2 10,666.0 4,867.7 1,733.4 4,064.9 1,502.3 878.0

January.................... 324.0 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................... 350.4 39.9 360.0 98.7 26.6 320.0 433.6 1,429.1 654.1 239.6 535.3 206.6 113.4
March..................... 314.1 56.7 367.7 119.9 50.4 342.3 447.2 1,534.8 722.4 245.8 566.5 229.9 117.2
April.................... 319.5 47.7 395.0 129.5 31.1 325.1 452.1 1,565.2 693.3 246.8 625.1 212.0 115.2
May........................ 324.9 56.3 388.4 135.1 41.6 353.4 484.0 1,764.5 737.5 264.0 763.0 211.9 118.6
June................. 337.3 59.1 406.5 142.6 55.2 340.9 455.3 1,545.7 727.6 271.6 546.5 221.6 154.7
July........ ............ 376.8 53.0 359.8 141.0 43.9 326.9 417.5 1,467.4 732.2 244.8 490.4 213.7 135.0
August..................... 361.0 43.8 359.3 128.5 40.4 304.5 395.4 1,298.6 661.8 236.5 400.3 205.0 118.9
September................. 364.4 64.7 344.1 147.5 44.0 286.0 380.6 1,365.4 670.4 236.7 458.2 211.2 112.9
October................... 459.0 75.8 419.5 169.6 40.2 325.6 410.8 1,656.1 783.8 277.5 594.8 229.7 115.4
November................... 420.5 92.5 409.2 132.1 32.5 284.3 375.4 1,419.2 675.3 253.5 490.4 214.3 115.8
December ................... 404.4 80.1 448.9 161.8 56.0 305.9 387.8 1,476.6 721.1 261.6 493.9 208.1 155.4

1971

January-July............... 2,487.0 414.2 2,551.1 901.0 375.1 2,289.5 2,647.8 11,619.0 5,038.6 1,762.8 4,817.6 1,586.7 949.2

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..................... 343.0 57.9 381.9 141.8 54.2 323.9 388.6 '1,705.7 757.2 255.1 '693.5 231.2 157.1
May.................... 358.6 64.3 353.2 147.7 49.2 338.8 380.8 1,840.1 729.8 264.9 845.4 232.1 146.5
June...................... 334.9 60.0 361.5 133.5 49.3 347.9 390.4 1,633.0 712.3 246.9 673.8 233.4 135.3
July...................... 323.6 61.4 298.4 107.1 62.7 368.0 353.3 1,421.8 664.0 244.3 513.5 221.1 134.9
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
sSeasonally adjusted figures for section 7 may differ slightly from the sum-of divisions 71, 72, and 73 since each is independently adjusted.
'Adjusted 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.
sRevised.









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

January 1970 to July 1971

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unfounded figures and 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-July............. 3,127.5 490.8 1,939.7 1,757.1 '86.8 832.7 4,757.0 6,387.8 2,765.2 3705.9

January.. ... 467.5 65.9 284.2 247.7 39.6 117.3 705.3 877.4 385.0 389.2
February .............. 440.6 68.5 287.5 277.3 '8.6 118.6 668.5 910.3 393.1 3a9.8
March .................. 439.1 61.4 273.2 265.7 310.2 114.9 676.7 886.4 389.6 398.2
April................... 454.4 66.2 263.8 247.6 '10.1 116.8 637.2 949.3 392.1 3107.5
May..................... 442.8 72.5 284.3 252.6 314.2 121.8 684.4 911.0 410.8 '95.6
June............... 455.5 75.9 270.2 249.8 321.1 122.8 675.1 918.6 401.2 31117
July............... 427.6 80.4 276.5 216.4 '13.1 120.5 709.8 934.8 393.4 3113,9
August................... 465.4 70.6 281.6 265.9 '14.9 129.9 700.6 923.4 418.1 '105.7
September................ 441.8 68.5 297,2 252.0 39.2 119.9 708.4 1,011.2 414.2 118.1
October ................. 451.1 73.5 269.5 260.7 316.0 129.1 756.7 987.6 430.2 3120.8
November ............... 439.4 81.1 269.0 271.0 311.3 123.9 755.8 966.7 407.4 3108.3
December................ 451.3 70.6 252.6 266.2 321.3 116.6 761.2 893.0 401.0 '115.0

1971

January-July............. 3,280.0 536.3 2,040.68 2,012.0 a102.7 974.1 5,569.3 7,877.1 3,141.1 '858.3

January................. 520.6 63.6 257.8 252.5 311.9 135.5 808.0 1,100.3 447.1 '117.6
February................ 411.6 60.3 245.2 253.3 '15.5 134.5 746.6 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.. ... 485.6 65.8 287.3 273.4 '17.6 132.1 760.9 1,128.4 460.9 '125.0
May .................... 477.1 82.4 297.1 329.6 315.8 148.4 830.7 1,154.6 462.7 '127.3
June................. 482.9 99.8 321.5 309.8 '13.9 145.7 884.5 1,203.7 476.1 '124.1
July.................... 493.0 101.5 333.6 322.5 312.0 153.5 799.8 1,076.2 414.7 3132.6
August ......... ........
September..... ........
October..................
November.. .......
December .. ....

Unadjusted
1970

January-December....... 5,374.7 855.0 3,307.2 3,074.7 159.6 1,450.2 8,438.3 11,171.7 4,846.3 1,273.8

January-July............ 3,125.2 472.0 1,907.0 1,779.7 86.8 841.7 4,765.1 6,490.8 2,660.3 705.9

January.. ... 431.5 68.0 271.4 274.7 9.6 112.2 656.7 861.6 350.4 89.2
February................ 411.5 63.7 244.7 279.3 8.6 110.8 570.2 843.0 325.9 89.8
March................... 473.0 64.8 272.3 296.6 10.2 129.0 698.4 959.0 380.6 98.3
April .................. 488.5 71.5 259.9 244.9 10.1 133.2 691.3 1,011.0 372.1 107.5
May..................... 409.1 64.9 280.6 224.3 14.2 121.7 692.0 909.2 363.6 95.6
June. .......... 475.5 70.9 298.3 246.8 21.1 121.1 730.4 1,009.6 418.5 111.7
July............... 436.2 68.2 279.9 213.1 13.1 113.7 726.2 897.4 449.3 113.9
August........ ........ 434.7 49.8 290.7 255.5 14.9 124.9 654.4 735.0 450.3 105.7
September............... 444.0 63.5 300.1 240.4 9.2 111.8 736.0 965.7 457.7 118.1
October.. ... 459.2 87.9 275.7 253.4 16.0 130.8 766.5 1,017.2 469.3 120,8
November................ 423.2 95.0 266.0 237.4 11.3 119.8 761.9 976.3 406.2 108.3
December................ 488.3 86.9 267.8 308.3 21.3 121.2 754.4 986.7 402.6 115.0

1971
January-July............. 3,255.2 509.2 2,008.5 2,012.1 102.7 976.6 5,558.4 7,971.2 2,999.6 858.3

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
April................... 522.1 70.4 281.6 269.3 17.6 150.4 824.0 1,200.6 436.5 125.0
May..................... 446.1 74.6 297.7 297.0 15.8 150.4 851.4 1,168.5 416.0 127.3
June.................... 500.7 92.7 352.3 303.0 P3.9 142.3 948.2 1,313.2 492.8 124.1
July................... 482.1 83.1 323.6 303.8 t 12.0 138.6 783.0 986.9 453.3 132.6
August........... ........
September ... .........
October .......... .......
November ..............
December .................

'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
'Adjusted 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.
3In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.





























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