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U.S. foreign trade
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Export and import merchandise
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United States -- Bureau of the Census
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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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Preceded by:
United States foreign trade. Export and import merchandise trade
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Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade

Full Text
A UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE
PUBLICATION


I''
LI~SEPO~TOR


AUGUST 1971


FT 900-71-8
September 27,
rl"v -l


Seasonally e adjusted Data


SOCT 197/ M
The Bureau of the Census, Departm to Commerce, i about 3 percent above the calendar year 1970
announced today that during August *, seasonally to 1 $42,659 million. Imports were at an annual rate
adjusted exports, excluding Department D nse (DOD) o 70 million, about 14 percent above the calendar
Military Assistance Program Grant- ments, ea 970 total of $39,952 million. For the 4-month
amounted to $3,677.7 million and that seas t d May-August 1971, seasonally adjusted exports
general imports for August amounted to $3,93 raged $3,653.9 million per month, a level about one
Comparable seasonally adjusted totals for Ju percent below the $3,690.5 million average reported for
$3,494.5 million for exports and $3,798.6 million for the preceding 4-month period, January-April 1971.
imports. Imports averaged $3,936.7 million per month for the
current 4-month period, about 8 percent higher than the
Based on seasonally adjusted figures for August, a $3,641.7 million average reported for the preceding
merchandise trade deficit of $259.7 million was recorded 4-month period.


as imports exceeded exports (excluding department of01
Defense Grant-Aid shipments) for the fifth month in a
row. A deficit was also recorded for the 8-month period
January-August 1971, as imports exceeded exports by
$936.1 million on a seasonally adjusted basis.
The Bureau noted that although during August
seasonally adjusted exports and imports increased from
the July levels, both figures are affected by 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 months of July and August. 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 8 months of 1971, exports on a
seasonally adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $44,066


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 ex-
cluding Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments, increased from $3,340.0 million in July to
$3,366.2 million in August. With Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments included, August exports
were valued at $3,423.8 million as compared to $3,397.7
million in July. Unadjusted general imports amounted
to $3,847.2 million in August and $3,699.1 million in July.


'Adjusted 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
July-Aug. June-July May-June Apr.-May rise decline Apr.-Aug. Aug. 1970-
1971 1971 1971 1971 1965-1970 1965-1970 1971 Aug. 1971

Exports.... +5.2% -4.5% -3.2% +7.4% +4.2% -3.5% +1.2% +0.3%
Imports.... +3.7% -5.6% +0.9% +6.1% +3.3% -2.8% +1.3% 1.4'




Inquiries concerning these figures should be addressed to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the
Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Tel: Area Code 301,440-1431.

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.


PO ADE


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MER HANDISE


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics

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

The dollar value shown in the import statistics a ".
defined generally as the market value in the foreign
country and therefore excludes U.S. import dudtes, o"
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 ad usted 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 dat r
of the import entry or warehouse withdrawal document.
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



IFor 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
-.Revision's are carried into the statistics on periodic
basis. Data (or 1970 and 1971 appearing in the 1971
monthly issues of this report are presentedasfollows:

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.

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, 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 August 1971
(In millions of dollars. Data are not adjusted for ..., ,i :.r.,. :,..? i. i: :" : *. : ,age such as happens during strikes and other events

Ratio
scale
Seasonally adjusted data --- -4500

Moving average of 4000
seasonally adjusted data 3500

3000

-2500

EXPORTS
(MCD moving oaverage-6 term) 2 2000


4500
-, 4000
S- 3500

3000

2500


2000
GENERAL IMPORTS
(MCD moving overage-4 term)


Arithmetic
scale
750


2..- 500
-> -S\^ ~i MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE 2 /
S A- 250






S,- -250


-500

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 August 1971

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

1970'

Exports2......... 28,419.9 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.......... 26,185.4 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........ +2,234.5 +183.2 +267.2 +155.8 +148.0 +323.6 +461.7 +449.7 +245.3 +129.7 +189.6 +71.4 +167.7
19712

Exports2......... 29,377.4 3,735.4 3,689.7 3,814.6 a3,522.3 3,782.6 3,660.6 3,494.5 3,677.7
Imports.......... 30,313.5 3,686.3 3,553.4 3,569.2 3,757.8 3,987.6 4,023.2 3,798.6 3,937.4
Merchandise trade
balance ........ -936.1 +49.1 +136.3 +245.4 4-235.5 -205.0 -362.6 -304.1 -259.7

'Data for 1970 and 1971 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
'Represents 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.
4Revised.















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

Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1970 to August 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-Aid
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid2


Period Domestic Domestic Domest ic
ero and and Domest ic, and Domestic, Total Western Other
foreign, foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Total Europe countries
sadsona y unadjusted unadjusted
adjusted.


1970

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

January-August ............. .... ... 28,419.9 28,230.4 27,821.8 28,595.3 28,186.7 364.9 135.4 229.5

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-August......................... 29,377.4 29,228.6 28,796.7 29,629.2 29,197.2 400.5 200.0 200.6

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...... ............................. 3,522.3 43,806.6 *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.................................. 3,677.7 3,366.2 3,319.1 3,423.8 3,376.7 57.6 28.1 29.5
September ...................... ..... ...
October...........................
November. .... ...........
December ..................... ...

'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
2Data 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-1, 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.
4Revised.


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


(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum 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 Unadjute consumption, Unadjusted consumption,
adjusted unadjusted ".jnajt.-ut unadjusted

January-December ........................... (2) 39,951.6 39,756.1

January-August............ ............. 26,185.4 25,950.3 25,876.4 30,313.5 30,099.1 29,927.5

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 .................................... 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 3,937.4 3,847.2 3,810.3
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,
'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 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 August 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 7 -
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3


1970

January-August............ 2,763.2 464.5 3,050.7 1,000.9 4320.3 2,588.4 3,480.3 11,927.8 5,471.0 1,970.1 4,481.6 1,704.7 4996.8

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 53.7 365.8 120.4 426.6 339.0 444.3 1,470.2 680.7 262.2 554.7 217.7 4113.4
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 62.0 387.6 126.7 431.1 301.8 426.9 1,426.8 622.4 234.3 558.1 200.6 4115.2
May ...................... 328.2 59.5 373.8 126.5 441.6 324.2 439.6 1,591. 1 669.3 246.9 721.98 203.8 '118.6
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 '154.7
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 4112.9
October.................. 419.2 59.1 385.9 155.6 440.2 327.5 415.4 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 4115.8
December................. 400.0 58.0 412.2 173.1 '56.0 308.4 388.5 1,415.7 724.0 260.3 445.4 213.9 4155.4

1971

January-August........... 2,846.6 588.5 2,905.5 1,096.5 4420.5 2,633.5 2,973.3 12,933.8 5,595.7 2,000.4 5,350.2 1,813.4 41,074.5

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 63.3 369.7 148.0 451.5 312.8 366.0 1,626.2 691.2 253.9 708.5 222.9 4116.9
March ................... 379.1 79.5 401.0 142.3 456.5 317.8 370.7 1,741.1 725.0 241.3 786.6 227.2 4119.0
April .................... 332.7 73.6 365.8 135.4 454.2 293.9 357.5 51,518.9 663.0 236.6 s606.2 213.5 4157.1
May...................... 374.7 69.3 350.4 142.2 449.2 320.2 357.6 1,710.1 684.6 256.0 823.2 230.4 4146.5
June .................. 341.4 63.2 357.6 120.7 449.3 341.1 375.8 1,597.9 699.0 238.3 654.8 235.5 4135.3
July..................... 329.2 71.8 326.1 103.0 462.7 357.9 373.1 1,506.2 662.7 254.8 588.9 227.0 '134.9
August .................. 327.8 80.2 347.7 158.1 445.4 386.1 375.5 1,582.3 682.1 255.0 649.7 238.5 '125.3
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-August ........... 2,708.1 388.5 2,983.0 983.6 320.3 2,623.8 3,510.6 11,964.6 5,529.5 1,969.9 4,465.2 1,707.3 996.8

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-August ........... 2,795.5 488.6 2,853.6 1,068.3 420.5 2,674.8 3,000.0 13,001.9 5,662.1 2,001.2 5,338.7 1,819.5 1,074.5

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 51,705.7 757.2 255.1 '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 .................. 308.5 74.4 302.5 167.3 45.4 385.4 352.2 1,383.0 623.4 238.4 521.1 232.8 125.3
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
'Seasonally 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.
4 In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.
sRevised.

















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

January 1970 to August 1971

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded 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-August........... 3,592.9 561.4 2,221.3 2,023.0 '101.68 962.6 5,457.6 7,311.2 3,183.3 '811.6

January................. 467.5 65.9 284.2 247.7 '9.6 117.3 705.3 877.4 385.0 '89.2
February................ 440.6 686.5 287.5 277.3 '8.6 118.6 668.5 910.3 393.1 '89.8
March................... 439.1 61.4 273.2 265.7 310.2 114.9 676.7 886.4 389.6 398.2
April................... 454.4 66.2 263.8 247.6 310.1 116.8 637.2 949.3 392.1 '107.5
May..................... 442.8 72.5 284.3 252,6 '14.2 121.8 684.4 911.0 410.8 '95.6
June.................... 455.5 75.9 270.2 249.8 321.1 122.8 675.1 918.6 401.2 '111.7
July.. ... 427.6 80.4 276.5 216.4 313.1 120.5 709.8 934.8 393.4 '113.9
August.................. 465.4 70.6 281.6 265.9 '14.9 129.9 700.6 923.4 418.1 3105.7
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 '16.0 129.1 756.7 987.6 430.2 3120.8
November................ 439.4 81.1 269.0 271.0 '11.3 123.9 755.8 966.7 407.4 3108.3
December ............... 451.3 70.6 252.6 266.2 '21.3 116.6 761.2 893.0 401.0 3115.0

1971

January-August .......... 3,817.5 653.7 2,322.2 2,335.6 '113.8 1,120.4 6,398.4 9,114.1 3,560.4 '978.9

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 3109.4
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 3125.0
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 99.8 321.5 309.8 313.9 145.7 884.5 1,203.7 476.1 3124.1
July................. 493.0 101.5 333.6 322.5 '12.0 153.5 799.8 1,076.2 414.7 3132.6
August............... 537.5 117.4 281.4 323.6 '11.0 146.3 829.1 1,237.0 419.3 '120.5
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-August.......... 3,560.0 521.68 2,197.6 2,035.2 101.8 966.6 5,419.5 7,225.8 3,110.6 811.6

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-August........... 3,784.6 596.1 2,313.6 2,339.2 113.8 1,124.7 6,371.0 9,003.0 3,474.4 978.9

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 13.9 142.3 948.2 1,313.2 492.8 124.1
July. ................... 482.1 83.1 323.6 303.8 12.0 138.6 783.0 986.9 453.3 132.6
August .................. 529.4 86.9 305.0 327.2 11.0 148.1 812.5 1,031.7 474.7 120.5
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
2Adjusted 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 I and 3 were adjusted independently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.



































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