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U.S. foreign trade
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Export and import merchandise
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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."
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
Succeeded by:
Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade

Full Text
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' U S. DEPOSITORY


A U1111 011WA
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE
PUBLICATION

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AUGUST 1972


ri mauu-if-
iptembr 25,1972


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during August 19"'2, seasonally
adjusted exports, excluding Department of Defense iDOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments
amounted to $4,201.7 million and that seasonally adjusted
general imports for August amounted to $4,664.3 mil-
lion. Comparable seasonally adjusted totals for July
were $4,019.2 million for exports and $4,561.4 million
for imports.
The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration iSESA), noted that
based on seasonally adjusted figures the merchandise
trade deficit for August was $462.6 million, the smallest
such figure recorded since January 1972. The deficit
for the 8-month period iJanuary-August 1972) amounted
to $4,347.6 million.
The Bureau also noted that August is the second
successive month in which seasonally adjusted imports
reached a new record high level. The August total exceeds
the July total by $102.9 million. Seasonally adjusted ex-
ports for August were only slightly less than the previous
high for the year, $4,220.8 million reported in January.
For the first 8 monthsof 19"2, exportson a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $47,575 million
(about 9 percent above the calendar year 1971 total of


$43,549 million). Imports were at an annual rate of
$54,096 million (about 19 percent above thecalendar year
19"l total of $45,563million). Durtngthe 4-month period,
May-August 19"2, seasonally adjusted exports averaged
$4,009.8 million per month, a level about percent above
the $3.919.4 million average reported for the preceding
4-month period, January-April 1972. Imports averaged
$4,546." million per month for the current 4-month period,
about 2 percent above the monthly-average of $4,469.4
million 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. (Uinitke the overall
total, the commodity component- for exports exclude
foreign merchandise and include DODNilitary Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments. i


Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments in-
creased from $3,660.3 million in July to $3,945.8 million
in August. With Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
shipments included, August exports were valued at
$3,991.4 million as compared to $3,"26.4 million in
July. Unadjusted general imports amounted to $4,72".3
million in August and $4,313.7 million in July.


'Adjuste d f.'or seasonal ana work ia ng-daa .aarOi. c0n, iEr not *,,r P- 'e Tl., :----- F.4 to 2..'z1._, 'J- I2I, repreze-.c
seasonal ndIa.stment famt.tra dera ed fro a nar mrath, 1 aord '9C -'a t2a arcd.r9-a .'. 2?t' ,nzi ed o.*.i rF9 'i ,,,rt rne i-
day adjustment factors. Distort ona m. tne '9W' 9u'iizh,4 f-ade PJ: r r .'7ud Pla'. 'ti'es jr ..i t.-t, azz. 'ar J' *"'7
coast ports led to the aectison t o make the season C i ad ..st"ie'r. o s eo 'r'r-. :pa r, Dj -;pp : s.. r* ', .3;2:.
'Cwi0uJations of dato ouer at leart J- or 4-r'witi periada are J-1',-airo e- ta-ot n, C'ver rie.y :re'ias. M *i-"-i.-iEt I
changes in exports. iu'ports, a'i anmilarJ a ies a f-ier' fi eAct prtar. :,, A r-,-.;.2r ic*TAferat'e. Re:ent nont'i (.-n-9i t per-
cent changes an the overall seasonal), ad"i.ted export ad import 'erie: a-e r'eearnted i aC tue *J.%i;i. 'i'2 t 1 c? ie-
age percent nanrth- to-Nor n raje jri dec line ou r '.ige r pear Id. :o. C.o, r ,r-r i. e Apr. ra a. .-:r 1-
urea e"cluac percentage cnar.es far, ('I r E perasS DecentJ, '6-M'c a-a -:.."...r. .. 9C .. 3- > 3.'
abnormalities in the data due to effects of oock :'u-ke ar.j (s) p.- *aas dien r7:1 0-C.s t ijj! I7 pe-rtl) ir .
level of exports' imports occurred:
Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change

Series July-Aug. June-July Nay-June Apr.-May Aerasge Ave rare 4 months 12 months
1972 1972 1972 197? rise aeci Ie Apr. -Aug. Aug. 1971 -
1966-1971 1966-1971 1972 Aug. 1972
(percent) (percent) (percent) (percent) percent) ppercenti percent I percent

Exports.... 4-4.5 +2.9 -0.2 -4.1 *4.5 -3.7 +2.8 -2.6
Imports.... +2.3 +1.5 +0.7 +0.1 .3.5 -2.8 -1.2 +1.8


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.


U.S. FOREIGN TRADE


AND IMPORT t


MERCHANDISE










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



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 s6pall percentage of shipments from
their actual month,'of shipment, to a subsequent month,
usually the following month, The statement above
regarding the effect of heb lrfiport carryover generally
applies to exports also.

Revisions to the Statistics
Revisions are carried into the statistics on 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
19"2 statistics.
1971 Statistics

a. January through May 1972 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1971 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 19"2 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 inthe follow-
ing publications: Report FT 990, Highlightsof 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
:he 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 Unrited States, or, in the case of vessel or
air shipments, the date when th-e carrier departs lor is
clereri) 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 August 1972

(In millions of dollars. Data are not adjusted for unusual changes in The level of act.iiy or coverage such as happen; during inkes and other events
that may have adverse effects on the statist,csl


1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972


scale


| Represents exports of domesTic and lorEign merchandise excluding Department of Defense MiiturV Assistance Program Grant Aid shipments
Defined as exports (see footnote 1, above) minus general imports


Table I. U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance. Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day

Variation, by Month: January 1971 to August 1972
ir. I r i toI n of aji lar.a

Pe rn1s Jrtsli 1. January Febr ary M.rch April May June uly Augaut r i.e- .er N.,iber eber ct.Deer



i971'

Exports ... ..... 29,374.7 3,733.4 3,691.0 3.814.5 3,527.9 7,7;6. 3.1.661.7 3,492.5 3,677.7 l,505.0 2,70.7.9 3,1ifo.3 3 6B5 s ,
lnport ..... .... 30,? .7.5 3.685.3 3,546.2 3.567.6 3.747.. 3.987.9 4,011.5 3.792.6 .,92, 2 ',. 37.4 3,522 6 3 276.7 4, ir.4
MercharIna i tIrae
baiance'....... -?9 ,4 .1 .L44.8 .2-46 9 -219.6 -2il.9 -350.1 -300.3 -235 3 .2F F. -614 9 -?i8.4 -?:.4

i972'

Export.- ... ... 31,716.5 4,??0 8 3,803.6 3,890.7 3,760.3 3,913.5 3,904.7 4.013.2 4.201 7
Impor- -....... 36,064.1 4,339 6 4,4u3. ? ,447..0 4,459 7 4,465.9 4,495 0 4, 61.4 4.66' 3
Me ercn x andise trade
balance' .. -4,347.6 -318.8 -597 6 -584.3 -699 4 -552.1 -i90.1 -t42.? -462 6

'Iati f urL97L ano 1972 refl-.ct ca.'onejersl ..jus itactor- introucect ip tanusry 191 See f:.nn.:.t I or. frtrIL pagP
'Repre:enit e5xportc of aimnestIr aran foreig T mercLhandise excluniarig [psrtrme t ,:4 DeCrr, -e M.l tar A ) itAxanr. Prcgrim rrarit-Aia r.1,lfnt-:
,fl'lned ax export: I.ee f ootnoIe ?, abo .cl I ri.nu gPneral Import-.












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


Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1971 to August 1972

ITn millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounced figures and hence may vary alLghtly from sun of rounded amountal I

Exports exclua-ag DOD Exportl Includinag DM Grant-Ad'
Grant-u41 DOD Grant-Aid


Period Dometsc O ieestIc Doeti ic
.nd and IamesntIc, and Domestic, western Other
foreign, Icre n, unadJUsted foreign, tunaaus te Europe countries

...usted' u.adj .ted unadjuated


1971

January-December I 43,548.6 42,910.5 44,129.9 43,491.. 581.3 272.4 308.9

Januar)-August .... .. ................ 29 374 1 29,225.9 28.795 3 29,626 4 29.135.9 400.5 200.0 200.6


lar.uary... .. 3,733 4 3,479.9 3.431.7 3,530.4 3,46?2 ? 5 5 27.6 37.9
Fenrar) .. ... 3,691.0 3,528.2 3,171.6 3,559.4 3,502.8 31.3 13.2 18.0
March. .. ... ........ 3,814.5 1,107.6 4,038 5 4,15 .9 4, 10 .6 48.1 23.4 24.7
April .... .. .. ... ... ... 3,527.9 3,812.h 3,718.7 3,856.5 3,792.7 44.0 17 0 27.0
.. .... .. .. ....... 3,776.0 3,036 .6 3,89 7.4 3.963.5 3,904.3 56.9 42.7 14.2
J .. .. 3,.61.' 3,696.6 3,e6 5.8 3,741.1 3,680.2 451.5 8.3 26.2


.uiy .. .. .. 3 492.5 3.336.1 3,292.7 3,395.7 3,350.4 57.7 24.5 33.1
4u.--, ..... .. .. ..... ..... 3,677.7 3,36 ? 3,31q9.0 3,423 8 3,376.7 57.6 28.1 29.5
fepcmbEh r... ...................... ... s,503 .u ,. Q. 4.165.6 4.259.5 4,205 3 39.8 17.4 22.3
ctl:ber ........... ......... ....... 2.707.9 2.825.7 2,:73.5 2,891.1 2,638 65.4 32.5 32.8
'L.em.ber ... ... .... ... 3,160.3 3,2:1 .3 3,177.0 1,264.5 3,2?,).1 43.2 16.3 26.8
S:e.ber. .. .. ... ,5.n 4,n55. 3,999.1 ,0.4 4,03i .5 37.5 6.1 26.3

1972

.lnuary-Auust .. .. .. .... 31,716.5 31.554 9 31,042.8 31,941.2 31,129 1 396.2 168 8 217 4

iauary .... ... 1,?20.6 3,814.8 3,765.5 3,672.6 3,8?3.8 57.9 37.9 20.0
F. bruary.. ... ... ......... 3,8115.6 3,760.0 3,72?.7 3,618.4 3,761.1 35 .4 15.0 23.4
Marcr. .. .. ... 3,891.7 1,30,9.7 4, 3) 0 1,349.2 1,28 5 39.5 14.0 25.5
Ar l .. . ... ... 3,760 3 3,896.6 31.7 11.5 3,936 7 3,61 .5 50.0 25 3 24.9
Ma> t1.5 4,142.8 4,074.4 4,195.5 4,127.1 52.7 28.0 34.7
Jun .. .. 3,901.7 ..1 .4.49 3,942.2 4,050.9 3,976.2 36.0 14.1 21.9


July .. ..... ... .. ............ 4 019 4 2 3. )0 3 3,601.6 3.726 1 3,667.9 66.1 18 7 47.4
. usl .. ... 1,201 7 3.945.8 3,874.4 3,991.4 3.920.0 45 6 15 9 29.7
ep[tember ....
,'.c ber ..
S .r.t r .. ...... .....


tAdjulte for seas:ral and LorKsig-oay -ariation u-ing eas:nal anfItment factors Lintr:Oauced in January 1971 See footnote 1 .n fro.t page.
'ata jitter fr o. trr,.e releas ir, eparctrre t ..I L.fere rep'rc_ nFercas e rf, a sairfrerce ir, scatltElcal aefinitaons. For a further explona-
Llin, --E frotaote 3, 'ubi Eb -l, ,Reporl. FT 9-u, Hitgbil ght: '-f Lt'.. Export; and Imports.
annuall ctacl is n:t ho.T, for e.as-nally I djusten 3~ta. Uns ajusted data shouldd bt u.ea f r annual totals.





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

r I .illon 'i idl tar Tir,.aju[ted .ttal=. raprernt -u, cfi unro-r-u-oen figures ann nenc mnay vary ELJghtl; from ruom cf rounded amountsl

1T71 1972

Pero Crnerai lpcrt imports C&ner..l iiourta sports
.. r for
Er-n 1 al I .ali: consumpt, on, .aonll unaduited consumiptlon,
.ajuua. un Idjusted aoju stereo unadjusted


l'ua..rl-[cer t r .. 43, 52.? 45,515.8

Japujr-tu'ijs ....... 30.267 5 1.3,052 9 29.909 6 36,064.1 36.078.9 35,963 7

ari.u.ary. 3,85 3 3,421 1 3,413.6 ,'39.E 4,279.9 4,259.7
F nruary .. .. 3, 4 3,167.3 3, L 75.8 4,403.2 4,177.3 4,157.6
March. .. .... .. .. .... .. 3,-67.6 ]3,99 7 3,881.9 4,175.0 4,644.2 4,842.0
rl .. .. .. .. 3,747.7 3,887.1 3,851.2 4,459.7 4,247.9 4,221.0
'ay .. ... 3.987.9 3.,45.1 3.646.8 4,465.9 4 ,722.2 4,690.7
Jue.. .. ... 1,u 1.8 4,?71.0 4,2 40. 4,495.0 4,766.5 4,799.0

S ... .... 3,792.8 3,693.4 3.674.6 4.561.4 4,313 7 4,297 2
suu"t" .. .. .. .. .. 3,928.2 3,838.3 3,8.4.1 4,664.3 4.727 3 4,696 4
ept b r. .. .. .. ... ...... 4,237.4 4.245.9 4.4112.2
r l tu'l r ...... ... 3,522.6 3,463.3 3,508.3
.Ne ,-Et r .. 3,378.7 3,522.0 3,511 5
D1 in..wr 4. 4 1,278.7 4,174 3

'Adiu-tro for sa'r, nal rna sorkhing-day aarlation usnrg ueas:nal adjuistierl factors intcrcdced in January 1971. See footnote 1 on front page.
Asnnu1 l ttaJ I. not snao.n for easonally aVjusted oata. Lena-ted aata -hould bn 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 1971 to August 1972
I Fm millions of dollar-. Unadjusted totals repreoEnt sun of unrour.ned figures and hence may vary 'lightly iranm sum of roundna rm.-ntts

Schedule B sections and -elected divisions'
Period
0 I 2 5 4 5 6 7' FI 72 73 8 1

Se snally aajustea'

1971

January-August.......... ,845.3 588.E 2,879.7 1,096.3 '420.5 ",'632.9 2,972.5 12.937.1 5,597.6 1,999.1 5,352.4 1,614.3 1,067.4

January .... .. 3e9.6 87.6 398.0 1468 '51.7 304.1 397.2 1,650 6 798 ? 264.0 531 9 216 4 4,17.7
February........ ..... 3701 5 63.4 340.4 148.1 e51 5 112.9 365.5 1,631.0 .,93.3 253.8 711.3 ?2 3.0 ll3 B
March.... ..... 378.f 79.5 41i.5 14?.3 '56.5 317.8 370.8 ,742.5 725.5 241 .2 7 7 6 227.2 '117.3
April.. ... 33? 7 3 365.9 115.1 '54 1 294 ') 3l7 1 ,5-5 3 6613.7 :? .7 612 2 2141. '156.6
May.. .. ......... 374.7 69 3 330.4 142.2 '49 :' 3'0.2- 357., 1,703.6 684.0 53,6.O a17.0 :'3) 4 4116.5
June .... .... 341.4 63.2 359.7 120.7 '49 3 340 1 3?7.8 I 597.7 698.2 38.?7 655 ?315.5 '135.3
July.. .. ...... ..... 329.2 71.6 336.1 03.0 '67.7 358.4 372.5 ,501 1 662.7 ?54.6 586.q 727.1 131.9
August .. ..... .. 7? .f.f 80 2 347 7 158., 'IS 4 3e5 5 375.5 1,582.3 681.6 255.1 64'.9 238.3 l-25.3
September.. 46.0n 98.7 433.3 .39. s'8.1 451.5 455.0 1,936.2 886.6 305.4 762.6 261.1 11k.3
October .... .... 263.5 8.1) ?49.6 81.6 '40.9 2019.4 260.5 1,394.1 568.9 ?7N. A 567.5 l82.8 1-4.7
November ..... .. .. 349.0 6.3 3?8.4 60.7 ?37.0 231.1 3?4.3 1,525.9 17u0.9 241.7 601.6 214.4 107.1
ecemb.er...... .... 447.2 i13.9 417.E a1 a '79 -, 305 7 4..',.7 1,659.. ;72.7 793.7 ..'r.7 2 2I '113 A

1972

J uaru r)-A gust .......... 3,38;.? 710.4 3.144.1 1 ,,3 ." i51 S,; 1 .. 3, 1 5'. 14, 01 .0 6, ?17.1 2.372.? ,425.6 2,091.6 '1,)5 .:

January... .. ... 39 4 201.5 111.7 117.. '.2.4 378.3 392 3 1,90C.8 670.6 716.9 636.4 5.6.7 115n.8
February... ... 374.5 145.3 36'-.7 7 ? I 4 35 .2 386c.5 1,F.21 .2 730.3 290.3. 6r9.n ?51.9 '117.4
March...... ..... ... .. ,37 3 57.1 115.4 145.? I1Q. Al5. 7.5 1, 767 7 753 3 ?-F A 758 252.9 133.-
Aprl.. .. .. .. ..... 366 4'. 399.5 131 3 '35.8 7'7 ..) ]37 .10 l,'6 .9 7.;6 6 ?.i.. i 3.J 66,1 7 '113 1I
May............. ...... 458 I 3 2 375.1 177.6 14 i 317.? 3 .6 1 .721.3 745 4 2nB.( '3 .. 35-.5 '137 9
June......... ........ 472.9 35.4 359.7 109.4 '62.i 321.7 36').6 1,6e5.0 767.2 a6.8 614.9 2,2. 2 '131 4
July. ........ .... .. 466.3 73.3 '5 -.0 104.2 4i 347.. 14.3 1,719.' 7c3.F. 310.4 624.5 !6 .3 '119.2
August.... .. ... 491.6 6n9.' 395.0 144.6 '37.1 341.? 130.. 1I,73.7 A17.5 ]on r 751.2 64.2 4116.8
Septeeber..... ..
Oct ober. ....
November .. ..
December.. .. ...

Iradj.U Led


1971

Jrnuary-recl.na r .. ... 4,366.E 7.,9 1 4.35"8.6 1,97.5 61,.:. 3,835.o 4,413.4 13,43 '.6 d .494.3 3,06(.7 7,el9.' ',734 1 .i l3..'

i January- .ugust .. .. .... ?,794.1 48 fi ?,857.9 u,067.9 12].. -.674.1 2,999.1 13,005.6 3,661.2 1 ,99".B6 ,' 1. 1,8-0.5 1,0161.4

January. .. .. ..... 31] A 56.6 3A3.7 114.5 51 ? 78' '" 372 9 1,486.8 701.9 251.5 53.41 '"9.1 137 "
February.. ..... .. 355.3 47.0 364 5 121.4 5. 295 F 376.2 l,:55.3 6(7. 2332.*' 68=.' i ? 13.6
March.. ......... ...... 387.7 47.0) 410.0 130.1 56., 335. i. 154.5 1,7 9.8 8'.,.7 264.3 875 0 248 I 117.3
April.. ... ... 313.,' ,7 -I ?n2.. 141.4 541. ]3'4.'0 36.7 1,712.9 757.9 ?L4.6 700.3 3! .9 1 ,6.0
May.. ....... 35 1 3. 353.2 147.7 41? .3n. 33,.6. 1,8133.1 7.-t 364.? S9 .0 1;' 1 46 5
June....... .......... 334.' E 0O.0 363.6 133.5 1, 3 316.'9) 0.5 L 632.6 711.1 2416. 671.- ?'1j 135.3
July. .. .... ... 3?3.6 1 .3 ?9 .4 1.7. 1 1'.- 36 .4 3 I 1.419.9 664.0 2-4.1 511.H 2?1 3 13 .I
Auus............... 3a.:2 71. 307.5 167.3 43.1 381 7 357.. 1,382.9 623.2 '38.5 521 ? 37.8 7?..3
September ......... 445 I 1 .7 .9.? 1.35 2 I 4221.! 6".2 14,0"14.? 808.0 291.7 714.) 258.':' 11 .3
October.......... .. 281.0 0.1 266.6 67.1 40.5 .li,. 4 253.0 1,362.9 5?7.? 231.5 i61 3 IA' 4 173.7
November.. .... ... 383. L I.. 37,.7 6:.l 37.0 ??3.5 315 2 I 4,6.9 651.5 24U 3 ;'J- 2 ill 4 1,7.1
December ............. 40,.? 75. 463 2 127.1 59.' 3X09.1 4-.'9.3 L .761.3 7'8 .8 A,, i '. ? 0 2ri .c 1,3 6

1972

January-August .......... 3,324.6 n. .. 3?,083.6 1,013.1 3"1.6 2,66.8 -.i1.2 14,OCl.8 ,2389.1 2,377.,' '.,402 7 2,101.9 1,0CI'..

January................. 379.4 126.2 397.7 116.6 "2.1 337.8 357.4 1,664.9 751.3 .q6.3 617.3 ?74-.6 15L .
February....... ... 373 I1 i? '1 376.? 109.1 39.7 3]s .n 91.9 1,637.4 750. :'7 1 610.8 250 6 II .1
March..... ........... 376.4 49 5 436.2 1 6 3 3q1 ? 342.3 134.6 2,057.6 8 67.1 377.? E?7 3 264.0 133.9
April ... .... ... 361.7 34.3 399.1 131.6 3,." 294.1 387.5 1,801 .O 794. ;791 714.' ;71.3 145 I
May. ........... .... 4 19.0 59.0 386.8 l36.8 42..' 343.5 413.0 1,895.2 813.7 305.6 7 5.8 '64..? 137..
June...... .......... 473.9 54.1 371.2 123.5 62.1 334 6 W01.4 1,757.4 797.4 5333. 65F 1 2?1 4 i"1.4
July ...... ....... .. ... 434.75 9.7 361 9 103. 144. 334.1 37.1. 1,574. 747.6 2 83 43i.? 211.3 119.2
August........... 7 .' 6 6 2 53 ?.8 157.1 .17.1 349.4 4-'.3 1.r6i 7 766.8 "96. 0 7! :6 2614.7 16.8
SepLember....... ..
October.. .. ..
Nove ber........ ..
Decenbe r .... .......

'Schb.ale B eecticn and selected diviolon, de crilpiof-s are as fulloo-

0. Food and liven nimals 7. Macriniry vr.a tran.=p,rt -quipnent
1. Beverages and tobacco 7,. Mlacuhnery, other thor, electric
2. Crude matrais, i, tredlblE, except fc-ls 72. Electrical machiner$, apparatus, 4and appl-inces
3. Mineral fuel=, lubrcSnt, ra related mBterlai, 73. Transport equipnlert
1. Animal and vegetable oil' anra ita 8. Miscell aneo...s arnufacture., articles, n.e.c.
5. Chemacala 9. Commodities ann transactiuns not classified according to i ,00
6. Manufactured -.ods classilfie chLefly by oatt.ial
'Seasonally adjusted ileures for ,ect.n 7 ,.ay differ lightly from the sun :.-f 1Lslrns 71,72, and 73 tincte -acn l- indepenanenly anjuoten.
Adjusted for oeaoonai and or8tng-day vcarlatntr. u-in_ easonal npj.stmrnt factor. ttr..oouced rn e.anary 1971. S e IoObrn. I n 0r.7r. t Ig0..
Annual totals are ,not shonn tor aeon.ily adjusted ata. bnadJustec data should be used for annual totals'. nr.' Cajuited %ccien t:.aI in
this table and .elmlar overall monthly ital] in tables I and 2 'ere adjusted independently
'In the absence ,f denonatraele sea-mnal patterns for this -eclapn, n., cea.oral adjuitm.en' Iector- h-ve been apple, ed to dat.










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

January 1971 to August 1972

(in millIIcns of aoliars. Una.ajuted totlas represent s.n of unrcirunded figures and hence may vary lightly from sum of rounded amounts

Schedule A sections'
P e r i o d c 11 51S
C> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally maOjislea'

1971

Janusry-Auiust .. ,816.1 653.5 2,286.0 2,335.5 '113.6 1,121.6 6,394.3 9,109.4 3,559.9 '978.7

January..... ......... 520.6 63.6 253.0 2332.1 11.9 135.6 808.0 1,104.1 447.0 l17.6
Febru.ryj 411.6 60.2 241.9 "53.3 115.3 134.5 745.7 1,111.7 445.7 1109.4
Marcn ........ .. .4u. 62.9 :93.9 270.9 '16.1 123.9 737.9 1,101.6 433.8 '122.1
April......... .... ... 48i.6 F5.8 283.0 273.4 '17.6 132.1 760.6 1,122.7 460.9 '125.1
May..................... 76.6 k2.4 293.1 329.6 '1b.8 148.5 830.4 1,159.5 462.5 '127.3
JUtr..... .. ..... 48 .7 99.7 317.9 309.8 '13.9 145.7 884.1 1,196.6 476.1 124.1
Jul) .......... .. 4192.6E lO 322.7 322.5 i12.0 1 i .- 799.5 1, 0i .1 414.6 132.6
Alg ........ .. ...... 337.0 117.4 ?78.3 323.6 '11.0 146.4 827.9 1,232.1 419.3 '120.5
Splte.mb r ... .... 611.5 113.5 306.3 350.7 '17.6 179.5 865.3 1,273.6 441.4 '112.6
Otoner. ... .. 29-.2 33.7 25?.5 233.5 '13.5 118.0 723.6 1,166.3 431.1 '127.1
November .. .. ..... 29.8 11.2 ?4i5. 360.9 -12.1 68.6 676 1 I,141.0 417.1 '116.9
December .... .. 505.7 5i.8 779.9 346.6 114.8 112.7 880.9 1,186.9 540.0 '140.3

1472

Javr..ry-Augsl .. 1,17.9 t44.1 ;, |5.6 3,046.0 '120 1,327.7 7,311.6 11,16.8 1,562.1 1,029.7

January. .. 69.9 62. 9 31i.7 369.9 '14.6 171.6 963.9 1,330.4 587.2 l127.2
February. ....... 4317.3 fh6.1 308.5 357.2 '?1.1 133.? 890.5 1,361.0 534.7 116.0
March ................ 126. 74.6 3U-.5 371.3 '15.4 166.2 871.1 1,502.0 606.2 '133.0
April .... ......... .. .. 401 .1 c9.3 324.1 392.1 1'2.3 179.3 809.0 1,463.3 570.9 '127.3
May.. ... .. ..... 03.3 8.6 31i.0 379.9 '14.3 1 2.3 884.1 ,111 .4 532.3 '132.2
June... ..... .. 18.7 95.8 296. 3851 I 15.5 180.3 9i3.n 1,4-19.0 563.4 '131.9
Ju .... ........ e0 36.3 413 6 16.3 164.4 96 9 1,401.3 561 1 126.5
Aug t .. ... ..... 53. 21.7 361.9 11.1 160.2 971.., 1,: 4.4 593.3 '135.6
Sept movr.. ......
Oct be r ... .. ...
Over er.. ......
Dec -be r .

Irnaucj- ted

i971

JaB uar -[-ce.t
Jar.uar)-A.-igus .. 3,:73.]3 ;96 ?.277.9 ?.,339.3 11 1 1,173.6 6,366 7 8.99L .O 3.173.8 978.9

Jacury.. 159 7 1:1.1 2j)L.0 2 7.6 11.9 124.0 716.9 1,016.8 389.4 117.6
Felr.ar .. .. ..... .... 3en.. '6.1 :-5.4 255.8 15.3 12i .4 63i .3 1,0u 9.4 3fv.5 109.4
Marcn.. .. .. ... l4i .7 69.0 307.1 315.6 16.1 144.9 794.7 1,239.3 442.1 122.1
April ... ... ......... ?2 J 70 4 277 3 269.3 17.6 150.4 923. 1.194.6 436.4 125.1
May. .. .. ... t4 .& 74.6 293.7 297.0 15.8 150.5 851.1 1,173.4 415.8 127.3
JuSt ..... .. ...... 500.6 9?.? 348.4 303.0 13.9 142.3 947.7 i,3,)5.5 142.6 124.1
July........ ........... 1 1.6 83.1 313.0 303.8 17 0 139.9 782.7 991.4 453.2 132.6
Augu t ....... .... .. 5?. .0u ni6. 301 327.2 I .0, 146.2 81al. 1,02;.6 474.7 120.5
SeI ember.. .>9 7 104.4 308.1 333.1 17.6 1i6.9 896.4 1,?13.6 484.2 112.6
Oct-be r ..... ...... ..'. i.4 247.? .9.8 13 5 411.5 701I 1,149.0 149.2 127.1
No ener .... .. .... 3j 511.3 254.3 331.7 12.1 90.1 -16.3 1,210.6 436.7 116.9
Decet.er .. .. ... 54? 6 J3.3 294.7 400.9 14.m 16.2 863.0 1,302.0 536.9 140.3

.97T

Jar.uar -A, gu.,.t .. 4.138.: ,13.1 :'.1?0 I j3,U..? !70.8 1,326.6 7.J53.9 11.11;. 1,.50J 7 1,029.7

Ja uari .... .. 547.1 83.i5 .6. 396 4 14.8 :5-.4 b72.3 1,269.2 519.1 127.2
February.. ....... .. 540.r 64. 276. 375.4 1I.1 530.8 800.6 1,334.0 477.5 116.0
Maccr ... ............... 472.Q. 6.,.9 313.5 427.4 1 .4 02.0 530.0 1,68.7 610.4 133.0
Api .. 175.3 6.2 :9i .7 354.4 12.3 187.5 604 1,429.6 96.1 127.3
May. ... 16. I 6.0 '3l .A 275.. 14.3 i64.2 993.7 ,566.6 521 8 135.2
Jur .. 623.A is 6 324.1 375. 3I.. 173.6 1.017.7 1,511.6 580.9 131.9
Ju11 .. .. 4. 84.3 *1.v 316. .376.4 16 3 144 2 940.1 1,247.2 595.9 126.5
Au'gu c .. F.2 .; 31i 9 4Vf0.2 11.1 If-.0 991.1 1,370.5 698 9 135.6
Sep tec.ber .
Oct .tf r .. ...... ..
Nove .. vr .
Dece r ..

h. 1.u 4 ec tI r. *,descrli pl.r.s ar' a1 l :il..,; -
U F7 r 3 ,a II. nian.a!: 5. cicE.lct&l3
1 6.tari ana [i'ba'.u, 6. Mar.uf lactre goods cla seifled chiefly by alteral
?. .rj* ir.alrer l_: ie.ln ile,. *-vrypt II l: 7. Machir.ery and transport equlav.ert
] Mircral fuel-, luur c.r.t-, o.ne r-latlos material 8. Ml 'cei ne:.. s manufacIuresa rtlclep n.e.0 .
4. A4 tat r..j llgr lt. tl ~115s a.rd IBt1 9. *:'m vallt one r a_10 rr, ctein not ciasslllea acc rauin4 to kina
'Ailusl-.a [cr .eafonal ana scrkhl-dlay 1ar"1 riin u.irg :ea-ounal aalu;lrtert factor intrfaued in .lnuary 19071. See frotnoae I oa front page.
Ai.i,.a 1i.al rer not i n:ar. r se'sa;n-l I nusted datB. iLadjusted asia unouiid he .-a far annual Eocals. The adjusted sectr.n hotels In
thM. Lai.l. ana limilar jverai l ler Lhl"y trIal. in table I arda 3 sre ajlcated inrdepend.en ly.
5In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal sdju.stment factors have been applied to date.




































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