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U.S. foreign trade
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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."
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"FT 900."
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: Dec. 1973.

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United States foreign trade. Export and import merchandise trade
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Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade

Full Text


%EPO T U.S. FOREIGN TRADE



9 72EXPORT-A ND IMPORT


1 / MERCHANDISE


FT-900-72-6
July 27, 1972


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during June 1972, seasonally adjusted
exports, excluding Department of Defense (DOD) Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, amounted to
$3,904.7 million and that seasonally adjusted general
imports for June amounted to $4,495.0 million.1 2 Com-
parable seasonally adjusted totals for May 1972 were
$3,913.5 million for exports and $4,465.9 million for
imports.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESA), noted that
the merchandise trade deficit of $590.3 million was
slightly larger ($37.9 million) than the comparable figure
for May. The deficit for the first 6 months of 1972
(January-June) was a record $3,342.8 million. The Bureau
also noted that the deficit recorded during the second
quarter of 1972 (April-June) of $1,842.1 million exceeded
the first quarter 1972 deficit by $341.4 million. These
figures are all based on seasonally adjusted data.

For the first 6 months of 1972, exports on a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $46,991 million
(about 8 percent above the calendar year 1971 total of
$43,549 million). Imports were at an annual rate of
$53,677 million (about 18 percent above the calendar
year 1971 total of $45,563 million). During the 4-month
period, March-June 1972, seasonally adjusted exports


averaged $3,867.3 million per month, a level about 3 per-
cent above the $3,761.2 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period, November 1971-February
1972. Imports averaged $4,473.9 million per month for
the current 4-month period, about 9 percent above the
monthly average of $4,112.5 million reported for the
preceding 4-month period. (It should be noted that the
monthly averages quoted for the November 1971-February
1972 period reflect data compiled during periods when ex-
port and import operations at most U.S. east, west,
and gulf coast ports were being affected by dock strikes
which were either pending or actually in effect.)

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 over-
all 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 de-
creased from $4,142.8 million in May to $4,014.9million
in June. With Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
shipments included, June exports were valued at $4,050.9
million as compared to $4,195.5 million in May. Un-
adjusted general imports amounted to $4,766.5 million in
June and $4,722.2 million in May.


'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level. Factors used to adjust 1972 data represent
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data for 1958-1970 and introduced in 1971 combined with the 1972 working-
day adjustment factors. Distortions in the 1971 monthly trade patterns caused by strikes at U.S. west, east, and gulf
coast ports led tc the decision to make the seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1971 applicable to 1972 data.
2Cumulations of data over at least 3- or 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Mlonth-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 December 1968-March 1969 and July-December 1971 because of
abnormalities in the data due to effects of dock 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 May-June Apr.-May Mar.-Apr. Feb.-Mar. Average Average 4 months 12 months
1972 1972 1972 1972 rise decline Feb.-June June 1971-
1966-1971 1966-1971 1972 June 1972
(percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) (percent)

Exports.... -0.2 +4.1 -3.4 +2.2 +4.5 -3.7 +0.7 +2.0
Imports .... +0.7 +0.1 -0.3 +1.6 +3.5 -2.8 +0.5 +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, 763-5140.

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.








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.
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
Revisions are carried into the statistics on a periodic
basis. Data for 1971 and 1972 appearing in the 1972
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:

1972 Statistics
a. January through November 1972 issues: figures
are as originally issued, except as noted below.
b. December 1972 issue: figures reflect revisions
for prior months of the year issued with December
1972 statistics.
1971 Statistics

a. January through May 1972 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1971 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 1972 issues: figures reflect
revisions to 1971 data issued with June 1972
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 by Country; FT 410,
U.S. Exports, Schedule B Commodity by 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 1967 to June 1972


(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)


1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972


1 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 1971 to June 1972
(In millions of dollars)
Period and Jnury-pt-
series June January February March April May June July August beee October November December

19711

Exports2.......... 22,204.5 3,733.4 3,691.0 3,814.5 3,527.9 3,776.0 3,661.7 3,492.5 3,677,7 4,505 0 2,707.9 3,160.3 3,858.0
Imports.......... 22,546.5 3,685.3 3,546.2 3,567.6 3,747.7 3,987.9 4,011.8 3,792.8 3,928,2 4,237.4 3,522.8 3,378.7 4,128,4

balance3 .. -342.0 +48.1 +144.8 +246.9 -219.8 -211.9 -350.1 -300.3 -250.5 +267.6 -814.9 -218.4 -270.4
19722

Exports2.......... 23,495.6 4,220.8 3,805.6 3,890.7 3,760.3 3,913.5 3,904.7
Imports.......... 26,838.4 4,539.6 4,403.2 4,475.0 4,459.7 4,465.9 4,495.0
balance .. -3,342.8 -318.8 -597.6 -584.3 -699.4 -552.4 -590.3

IData for 1971 and 1972 reflect seasonal adjustment factors Introduced in January 1971. See footnote 1 on front page.
2Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments
Defined as exports (see footnote 2, above) minus general imports.


tio scale

5000










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Table 2. U.S. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1971 to June 1972

(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-Aida
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid


Period Domestic Domestic Domestic
add and Domestic, and Domestic, Total Western Other
foreign, Total
seasonally foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Europe countries
adjusted' unadj used unadjusted


1971

January-December....................... (s) 43,548.6 42,910.5 44,129.9 43,491.8 581.3 272.4 308.9

January-June............................. 22,204.5 22,521.6 22,183.5 22,806.9 22,468.8 285.3 147.2 138.0

January.................................. 3,733.4 3,479.9 3,431.7 3,530.4 3,482.2 50.5 22.6 27.9
February................................ 3,691.0 3,528.2 3,471.6 3,559.4 3,502.8 31.3 13.2 18.0
March.................................... 3,814.5 4,107.8 4,058.5 4,155.9 4,106.6 48.1 23.4 24.7
April................................. ... 3,527.9 3,812.6 3,748.7 3,856.5 3,792.7 44.0 17.0 27.0
May..................................... 3,776.0 3,906.6 3,847.4 3,963.5 3,904.3 56.9 42.7 14.2
June..................................... 3,661.7 3,686.6 3,625.8 3,741.1 3,680.2 54.5 28.3 26.2

July..................................... 3,492.5 3,338.1 3,292.7 3,395.7 3,350.4 57.7 24.5 33.1
August................................... 3,677.7 3,366.2 3,319.0 3,423.8 3,376.7 57.6 28.1 29.5
September................................ 4,505.0 4,219.8 4,165.6 4,259.5 4,205.3 39.8 17.4 22.3
October.................................. 2,707.9 2,825.7 2,773.5 2,891.1 2,838.9 65.4 32.5 32.8
November ................................ 3,160.3 3,221.3 3,177.0 3,264.5 3,220.1 43.2 16.3 26.8
December................................. 3,858.0 4,055.9 3,999.1 4,088.4 4,031.5 32.5 6.1 26.3

1972

January-June ........................ 23,495.6 23,948.8 23,566.7 24,223.3 23,841.2 274.5 134.2 140.4

January.................................. 4,220.8 3,814.8 3,765.9 3,872.6 3,823.8 57.9 37.9 20.0
February................................. 3,805.6 3,780.0 3,722.7 3,818.4 3,761.1 38.4 15.0 23.4
March.................................... 3,890.7 4,309.7 4,250.0 4,349.2 4,289.5 39.5 14.0 25.5
April .................................... 3,760.3 3,886.6 3,811.5 3,936.7 3,861.5 50.0 25.2 24.9
May.................................... .. 3,913.5 4,142.8 4,074.4 4,195.5 4,127.1 52.7 28.0 24.7
June...... ....................... ... 3,904.7 4,014.9 3,942.2 4,050.9 3,978.2 36.0 14.1 21.9

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


'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. See footnote 1 on front page.
'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-I, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Exports and Imports.
3Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.





Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1971 to June 1972

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

1971 1972

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


January-December ............ ............ (2) 45,562.7 45,515.8

January-June ............................ 22,546.5 22,521.3 22,430.6 26,838,.4 27,037.9 26,970.1

January ................................. 3,685.3 3,421.1 3,432.6 4,539.6 4,279.9 4,259.7
February.................................. 3,546.2 3,187.3 3,175.8 4,403.2 4,177.3 4,157.6
March.... ............................... 3,567.6 3,909.7 3,881.9 4,475.0 4,844.2 4,842.0
April ................................... 3,747.7 3,887.1 3,851.2 4,459.7 4,247.9 4,221.0
May.... ................................. 3,987.9 3,845.1 3,848.8 4,465.9 4,722.2 4,690.7
June .................................... 4,011.8 4,271.0 4,240.2 4,495.0 4,766.5 4,799.0

July ... .................................. 3,792.8 3,693.4 3,674.6
August.... .............................. 3,928.2 3,838.2 3,804.4
September.... ........................... 4,237.4 4,245.9 4,412.2
October ................................. 3,522.8 3,463.3 3,508.3
November.................................. 3,378.7 3,522.0 3,511.5
December .... .... 4,128.4 4,278.7 4,174.3


'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. See footnote 1 on front page.
'Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. 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 1971 to June 1972

(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 41 5 6 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3


1971

January-June............ 2,187.5 436.6 2,205.9 835.2 312.4 1,889.0 2,224.5 9,850.7 4,253.3 1,489.4 4,115.6 1,348.7 807.2

January ................ 389.6 87.6 388.0 146.8 '51.7 304.1 397.2 1,650.6 788.6 264.0 531.9 218.4 4137.7
February ............... 370.5 63.4 340.4 148.1 51.5 312.8 365.5 1,631.0 693.3 253.8 711.3 223.0 4113.8
March................... 378.6 79.5 401.5 142.3 '56.5 317.8 370.8 1,742.5 725.5 241.2 787.6 227.2 '117.3
April................... 332.7 73.6 365.9 135.1 '54.2 294.0 357.6 1,525.3 663.7 236.2 612.2 214,2 4156.6
May..................... 374.7 69.3 350.4 142.2 '49.2 320.2 357.6 1.703.6 684.0 256.0 817.0 230.4 4146.5
June .................. 341.4 63.2 359.7 120.7 449.3 340.1 375.8 1,597.7 698.2 238.2 655.6 235.5 '135.3
July................... 329.2 71.8 326.1 103.0 '62.7 358.4 372.5 1,504.1 662.7 254.6 586.9 227.1 '134.9
August ................. 328.6 80.2 347.7 158.1 '45.4 385.5 375.5 1,582.3 681.8 255.1 649.9 238.5 4125.3
September............... 469.0 98.7 433.3 139.6 458.1 451.5 455.0 1,936.2 886.6 305.4 762.8 261.1 4118.3
October................ 263.5 8.0 249.6 81.6 440.6 209.4 260.5 1,394.1 588.9 226.8 567.5 182.8 4124.7
November ............... 349.0 8.3 328.4 60.7 '37.0 234.1 324.3 1,525.9 670.9 244.7 601.6 214.4 '107.1
December............... 447.2 53.9 417.6 128.0 459.0 305.7 401.7 1,659.1 772.7 293.7 600.7 262.2 4113.8

1972

January-June............ 2,429.3 567.5 2,334.1 789.6 4270.2 1,969.6 2,299.7 10,394.9 4,616.0 1,753.1 4,019.9 1,546.1 4816.6

January............... 399.4 201.5 414.7 147.8 '52.4 378.3 392.3 1,902.8 870.6 316.9 636.4 258.7 '150.8
February .............. 374.5 145.3 369.7 128.1 '39.7 358.2 386.5 1,621.2 750.2 290.9 609.0 253.9 4117.4
March.................. 357.5 57.1 415.4 145.2 '38.2 315.2 387.5 1,787.7 755.3 286.8 758.1 252.9 '133.9
April. .............. 366.9 45.6 399.5 131.3 435.8 279.0 373.0 1,676.9 726.8 283.1 653.3 251.9 '145.1
May.................... 458.1 62.2 375.1 127.8 42.0 317.2 379.6 1,721.3 745.9 288.6 738.2 256.5 4137.9
June .................. 472.9 55.8 359.7 109.4 462.1 321.7 380.8 1,685.0 767.2 286.8 624.9 262.2 '131.4
July............ .......
August. ....... .......
September.... .......
October..........
November..... ........
December ...........


Unadjusted


1971

January-December ..... 4,366.6 709.1 4,328.6 1,497.5 615.2 3,835.8 4,413.4 19,459.8 8,494.3 3,066.7 7,899.0 2,734.1 1,531.3

January-June............ 2,161.3 352.8 2,257.1 793.6 312.4 1,921.0 2,294.2 10,202.7 4,377.0 1,517.1 4,308.6 1,366.5 807.2

January................ 381.8 56.6 383.7 119.5 51.7 280.0 372.9 1,488.8 701.9 254.5 532.4 209.4 137.7
February................ 355.3 47.0 364.5 121.4 51.6 295.6 356.7 1,585.3 667.0 232.0 686.4 211.7 113.8
March.................. 387.7 67.0 410.0 130.1 56.5 335.6 404.5 1,949.8 809.7 264.3 875.8 248.1 117.3
April.................. 343.0 57.9 382.0 141.4 54.2 324.0 388.7 1,712.9 757.9 254.6 700.3 231.9 156.6
May.................... 358.6 64.3 353.2 147.7 49.2 338.8 380.9 1,833.1 729.1 264.9 839.0 232.1 146.5
June.................... 334.9 60.0 363.6 133.5 49.3 346.9 390.5 1,632.8 711.4 246.8 674.6 233.4 135.3
July................... 323.6 61.3 298.4 107.1 62.7 368.4 352.7 1,419.9 664.0 244.1 511.8 221.1 134.9
August................. 309.2 74.4 302.5 167.3 45.4 384.7 352.2 1,382.9 623.2 238.5 521.2 232.8 125.3
September.............. 445.1 122.7 369.2 158.2 58.1 424.8 436.8 1,814.2 808.6 291.7 714.0 258.0 118.3
October................ 284.0 10.1 266.6 87.1 40.5 204.4 253.0 1,382.9 587.2 234.5 561.3 185.4 124.7
November............... 383.2 12.0 371.7 62.1 37.0 223.5 315.2 1,496.9 651.5 240.3 605.2 211.4 107.1
December................ 460.2 75.8 463.2 122.1 59.0 309.1 409.3 1,760.3 782.8 300.5 677.0 258.8 113.8

1972

January-June........... 2,413.4 435.1 2,369.1 753.2 270.2 2,004.3 2,389.8 10,813.6 4,774.6 1,796.9 4,242.1 1,576.0 816.6

January................ 379,4 126.2 397.7 116.6 52.4 337.8 357.4 1,664.9 751.3 296.3 617.3 240.6 150.8
February............... 373.0 112.0 378.2 109.1 39.7 351.8 391.9 1,637.4 750.2 276.4 610.8 250.6 117.4
March.................. 376.4 49.5 435.2 136.5 38.2 342.3 434.8 2,057.6 867.1 323.2 867.3 284.0 133.9
April ................. 361.7 34.3 399.1 131.6 35.8 294.1 387.5 1,801.0 794.4 291.9 714.7 271.3 145.1
May.................... 449.0 59.0 386.8 135.8 42.0 343.5 413.8 1,895.2 813.7 305.6 775.8 264.2 137.9
June................... 473.9 54.1 371.2 123.5 62.1 334.8 404.4 1,757.4 797.9 303.5 656.1 265.4 131.4
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
aSeasonally 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. See footnote 1 on front page.
Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. 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.









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

January 1971 to June 1972
(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 3 4 7 8 9


Seasonally adjusted2

1971

January-June........... 2,786.7 434.6 1,684.8 1,689.4 '90.7 820.3 4,766.9 6,796.2 2,726.0 '725.6

January................ 520.6 63.6 253.0 252.4 111.9 135.6 808.0 1,104.1 447.0 '117.6
February ............. 411.6 60.2 241.9 253.3 315.3 134.5 745.7 1,111.7 445.7 '109.4
March.................. 409.2 62.9 295.9 270.9 s16.1 123.9 737.9 1,101.6 433.8 '122.1
April.................. 485.6 65.8 283.0 273.4 '17.6 132.1 760.8 1,122.7 460.9 '125.1
May ................. 476.8 82.4 293.1 329.6 315.8 148.5 830.4 1,159.5 462.5 3127.3
June................... 482.7 99.7 317.9 309.8 '13.9 145.7 884.1 1,196.6 476.1 3124.1
July................... 492.6 101.5 322.7 322.5 '12.0 154.9 799.5 1,081.1 414.6 3132.6
August................. 537.0 117.4 278.5 323.6 '11.0 146.4 827.9 1,232.1 419.3 3120.5
September.............. 611.5 113.5 306.3 350.7 317.6 179.5 865.3 1,273.6 441.4 '112.6
October................ 299.2 53.7 252.5 333.5 313.5 118.0 723.9 1,166.5 431.1 3127.1
November............... 299.8 41.2 245.5 360.9 312.1 88.6 676.4 1,141.0 417.1 3116.9
December................ 505.7 51.8 279.9 348.6 '14.8 112.7 880.9 1,186.9 540.0 3140.3

1972

January-June........... 3,077.3 497.4 1,857.6 2,250.5 '93.4 1,003.1 5,375.4 8,480.1 3,405.7 3767.8

January ............. 609.9 82.9 311.7 369.9 '14.8 171.6 963.9 1,330.4 587.2 '127.2
February............... 547.3 86.1 308.5 352.2 '21.1 153.2 890.5 1,364.0 545.7 3116.0
March.................. 426.8 74.6 305.5 371.3 '15.4 166.2 874.1 1,502.0 606.2 '133.0
April.................. 481.1 69.4 324.1 392.1 '12.3 179.3 809.0 1,463.3 570.9 '127.3
May..................... 503.5 88.6 311.0 379.9 '14.3 152.3 884.1 1,411.4 532.3 3132.2
June................. 508.7 95.8 296.8 385.1 '15.5 180.5 953.8 1,409.0 563.4 3131.9
July... ....... ........
August...... ........
September..... ........
October...... ........
November................
December..... ........

Unadjusted


1971

January-December....... 5,528.8 875.5 3,382.0 3,714.8 171.6 1,612.3 9,545.8 13,873.2 5,372.9 1,475.6

January-June........... 2,772.5 426.0 1,663.0 1,708.3 90.7 837.5 4,772.8 6,978.9 2,545.9 725.6

January................ 459.7 63.1 231.0 267.6 11.9 124.0 719.9 1,036.8 389.4 117.6
February............... 385.6 56.1 205.4 255.8 15.3 125.4 635.3 1,029.4 369.5 109.4
March.................. 458.7 69.0 307.1 315.6 16.1 144.9 794.7 1,239.3 442.1 122.1
April.................. 522.0 70.4 277.3 269.3 17.6 150.4 823.9 1,194.6 436.4 125.1
May.................... 445.8 74.6 293.7 297.0 15.8 150.5 851.1 1,173.4 415.8 127.3
June................... 500.6 92.7 348.4 303.0 13.9 142.3 947.7 1,305.5 492.8 124.1
July................... 481.8 83.1 313.0 303.8 12.0 139.9 782.7 991.4 453.2 132.6
August................. 529.0 86.9 301.8 327.2 11.0 148.2 811.3 1,027.6 474.7 120.5
September.............. 609.7 104.4 308.1 333.1 17.6 165.9 896.4 1,213.8 484.2 112.6
October ................ 290.2 61.4 247.2 309.8 13.5 114.5 701.5 1,149.0 449.2 127.1
November............... 302.8 50.5 254.3 331.7 12.1 90.1 716.3 1,210.6 436.7 116.9
December............... 542.6 63.3 294.7 400.9 14.8 116.2 865.0 1,302.0 538.9 140.3

1972

January-June.......... 3,077.6 494.0 1,836.4 2,306.5 93.4 1.034.5 5,419.2 8,799.7 3,208.9 767.8

January................ 547.1 83.5 288.9 398.4 14.8 159.4 872.3 1,269.2 519.1 127.2
February............... 540.8 84.8 276.4 375.4 21.1 150.8 800.6 1,334.0 477.5 116.0
March.................. 472.9 80.9 313.5 427.4 15.4 192.0 930.0 1,668.7 610.4 133.0
April.................. 475.3 68.3 291.7 354.9 12.3 187.5 804.9 1,429.6 496.1 127.3
May.................... 516.1 88.0 341.8 375.3 14.3 169.2 993.7 1,566.6 524.8 132.2
June .. ....... ..... 525.5 88.6 324.1 375.1 15.5 175.6 1,017.7 1,531,6 580.9 131.9
July.. ........
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. See footnote 1 on front page.
Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. 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.
31n the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.



































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