U.S. foreign trade

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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
United States -- Bureau of the Census. -- Foreign Trade Division
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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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Related Items

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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DECEMBER 1972


0-72-12
p 24,1973


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during calendar year 1972, U.S.
exports of domestic and foreign merchandise, excluding
Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Pro-
gram Grant-Aid shipments were valued at $49,116.1
million, an increase of about 13percentover the calendar
year 1971 total of $43,548.6 million. General imports
for the calendar year were valued at $55,555.2 million,
an increase of about 22 percent over the comparable
1971 figure of $45,562.7 million.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESAi, noted that
the merchandise trade deficit for calendar year 1972 is
$6,439.1 million, as compared with the previous record-
high annual deficit of $2,014.1 million reported in
calendar year 1971.

The Bureau stated that during December 1972, exports
of domestic and foreign merchandise, excluding Depart-
ment of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments, on a seasonally adjusted basis were
valued at $4,466.2 million; seasonally adjusted general
imports were valued at $5,029.4 million. Comparable
figures for November were $4,468.7 million for exports
and $5,027.9 million for imports. Based on seasonally
adjusted figures, the merchandise trade defic t amounted
to $563.2 million in December 1972.

During the 4-month period, September-December
1972, exports on a seasonally adjusted basis averaged
$4,364.0 million per month, a level about 9 percent
above the $4,006.1 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period May-August 1972. Imports


averaged $4,8"6.9 million per month for the current
4-month period, a levelabout 7 percent above the 54,546.5
million average reported for the preceding 4-month
period.

Seasonally adjusted export and import totals for
selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and
divisions for December 1972 are shown in tables 4 and
5. (Unlike the overall total, the commodity components
for exports exclude foreign merchandise and include
DOD Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.)

Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments in-
creased from $4,582.7 million in November to $4,601.1
million m December. With Military AssistanceProgram
Grant-Aid shipments included, December exports were
valued at $4,633.2 million as compared to $4,613.4
million in November. Unadjusted general imports
amounted to $5,189.8 million in November and $4,795.0
million in December.

U.S. annual export totals, excluding Military Assist-
ance Program Grant-Aid shipments, for the 10 year
period 1963 through 19"2 are as follows: 1963--$22.4
billion; 1964--$25.7 billion; 1965--$26.7 billion; 1966--
$2'.4 billion; 1967--130.9 billion; 1968--$34.1 billion;
1a60--$37.3 billion; 1970--$42.' billion; 19"l--143.5
billion; and 1972--$49.1 billion. Annual general import
totals for the same rime span are as follows: 1963--
$1i.1 billion; 1964--$18.7 billion; 1965--$21.4 billion;
1966--$25.5 billion; 1967--$26.8 billion; 1968--$33.2
billion; 1969--$36.0 billion, 1970--$40.0 billion; 1971--
$45.6 billion; and 1972--$55.6 billion.


Afajuatea I or s.asooar as Larkoi .g- ,y .r us rlotr, ba. nor ,for cr. ce ,urf!. Fai.:;,'sr ..oI i I, .J -L F 4-. jaa reprecenz
seasonal adjustment factors derlued fr6 12only U, a I..i "a-. .Coi racr.ce 'onOi z ir L.Sh f 't ? nor'rn;-
dao adjuiasmenz faIcors. DJitortlo- s ir, the 19/' waonthhi trade paotiern ca0eiS a iy a r'-a 3j L.. .e~ a. eas, r.e, u,"
coast parts Jed t tCke deceasion rto 1 ne ,the e,aarait aI..atner. .factira ,r, tr.Jeard. .r. ="' Jpp:. care t. -z 7.: auta.
Ilo filonoS o.f data ouer at iearl _- or 4-' ,ot pe'.oaa are a'or-ab'e to id'zi."r' IL-lieriIn9 trer'da. ,' .M ns-t--'n.ti
changes i erpoeat. niiporta. and sclminar series aften '-efleci pr..tar'i. .'re;.,a- nriee.-sa. .eider'l non.sk-ia-ni'rt pe'-
cent changes ir, the overall sea.:,rnaUl, o.,'.sea erxrort ai import series are p'reeratel te .,'.. t, .-'ee -.. crr-
apg percent aonth-to-= .th 'tae arid eci ne oer' loariqe perodsa anr-i' .fa' r, tp r,soa. 7,1 ai.rare -lar aJ Ja.*i"e ,'tq-
tirre eeciiae percentage cnon.gea ,or (1) the periad.asecenter rI.-Mar:h *y.and :.,-ce ener r0' 1&0 ..ae o
abinornalile ena nhe I ata da.e tr e'fect aoc aertieai ar-o (f.'1 -e.eroa n 1t'e.', tiie c.:lraje (.eroa peretji i r Ie
Jeuel of exports., =Iports occurred:
Manth-to-eonth Average monthly rates of change
series Nov.-Dec. Oct.-Nov. Sept.-Oct. Aug.-Sept Average Average 4 months 12 oinths
1972 1972 1972 1972 rise decliie Aug -Dec Dec 1971-
S( c19t66-1971 1966-1971 1972 Dee 1 72
percent) (percent) (percent) percent) percent I perc.t, tprcena I percent

1Eport,... -O.I *2.4 -5.0 -0.9 A..6 -3.7 1.6 *I 3
Impo"rt.... 0.0 r5.2 ,2.3 *0.1 .t3.5 -3.s 'I.9 *.7




Inquiries concerning these figures should be addressed to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the
Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Tel: Aream 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.


5G.Q.aiO'.9 c-l-' U.S. FOREIGN TRADE



UT FLLIBr !PORT AND IMPORT



1 ...- I 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, insofaraspracticable, inthe statistics
for the month of import, which is basedon 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, rj.:r.: rrandise i r,:,t inludidFd
in the statistics prior to ite lat c.f C.:.rIal ertrance :.f
the vessel (i.e., the date 3f' Trie ir'ar.l i tom mranif'est
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
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 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., iscontained inthe follow-
ing publications: Report FT990, Highlights of U.S. Export
and Import Trade; FT 135, U.S. Imports, General and
Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country; FT 410,
L1.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 miror ex.:epti.nr.s, the date of export for ship-
merts or.hI.r than by mail is the date when the shipment
leai., there iJrited States, or, in the case of vessel or
air shipsierts, the daLe wlher the carrier departs (or is
cleared from the pert of export. For mail anipments, the
date of r'-xport is considered to be toe date ot mailing.







U.S. Exports. General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance. Adjusted tor Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation: January 1967 to December 1972

oIn millions of dollars Data are not adjusted lor unusual changes in The level of aciiary or courage such as happens during strike: ana other neents
that may nave adverse eite-: on [te s1tait,.csl
Ratio scale
5000
Seasonally adjusted data ....

Moving average of I "'/ 4000
seasonally adjusted data__







2000



,- 5000







GE IMPORTS
(MCD moving average-6 term)


2000


Arithmelic
scale
750

500



300
I MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE

(MCD moving average-6 term) 1 250

.*., 500

S- 750

1000

1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972

1 Represents exports of domeortc and foreqin nncchar.d, en clud.nrjQ DeDornment oi Deetae M.i.rar, Astsn.:e Prrqr=m Grant A.o .h.oments
2 Defined as exDorts see footnote 1 abo.eI .r.nus general .murTr


Table 1. U.S. Exports and General Imports of Merchandise Showing Unadjusted Calendar Year Totals and Monthly
Totals. Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day Variation: January 1971 to December 1972
Iin M, I I on? Ci 3 i ia -i I

Period Ubdju.ad ted .iu'teo Ir i.c-jnal arna 6cr-ine--a ar itc.r.a
sad ~ clenaiar
eries year January Februar, Mercih 4pr 1 Hay Jun= Ju.) Ag u-1 t ee- c.be bcr tlo.rr-,tr r[Cr~aI.oe r


1971

Epor sa ... .. 43,548.6 3,733.1 3,691 .0 3,814.5 3.51.9 3,72..0 3,66,1. 3,4. ,-" ; ,J .u 7 .9 2,1 :..3 3 58 .0
Import...... 45, 62 i 3.b63 J 3,54i.? 3,567.6 3, 747.7 1,487.3 4,0li .6 3,74?.6 3,924.. 4,137.4 3,5;2.6 n,1hfi 7 4,12e 4
Merrhuira rrace
nalanre. .. .. -?,014.1 .4h.1 .144 8 `46. -.l9.6 -?'I .? -3in.1 -233..: -1:j 7 6 -3ll 9 -1!5 4 -270.1


E-port'.. .... 49,116.1 I,211.7 3,003.4 3,387.6 3,75 8. 3,911.3 3,904.8 4,01i 8 4,192.3 4 1 .6 4 ,364 .6 4,468.7 1,166.2
l. p.rLz.. ..... .. 55,555.2 4,53B.0 4.405.5 4,474 5 4,459.8 1.465.7 4,494.6 4,561.4 4,664.4 3,670.7 4.779.6 ,i327 .9 5,029.4
Mercheanaie Ireae
b Larce .... -6,439.1 -3-6.3 -602.1 -1i8. -7A1..' -554 4 -is&.8 -.:c .P. -4:2.i -71 5 -412 .: -U.9.2 -563.2

'Caleoaar v.ar figL-rEs hoion are unadjusic and do nor represent the .mn e.1 indir*dual montrip Lotoal -8h-.n nuet bea'r, au.sten i'lO seen.i
and working-day varatior,.
'Data Ior 1971 and 1972 re flect seasonal saj-u tent it sector iprtrodue. inr Janiary 1971.
aF i 'gres represent e.rporta of domestic and forei"-r. |ercnariasae e-l.jdinri Depirta r, or Defnrs-,I is irE, _a t;..,ance PrT ai. Cr .rat-A li
sh i pmen ts.
%Deflned as exports aee rooatnote 3, above I rnus general amparts.











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

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

I rn mllllone of dollars. Linadjustea totals represent sUm. cf unrounded fLgUirpe and hence may cary slightly from num of rounded amounts

Exports earlduaing DD1 Exports Irlclg DOD Grt-Ad
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Ai. DOD Grant-Aida


Period Doeind ,nmestiec Dosestic
Foreign, and Domestic, and Domestic, Ttl Wester Other
S.esonal y Foret n, uniajuilad foreign, anadjusted Europe countries
adjusted' unnadj ste, unadjusLed


1971

January-December........... I'' 43,548.6 42,910.5 44,129.9 43,491.8 581.3 272.4 308 9

Monthly average........... ............... 3.633.8 3.629.1 3.575.9 3,677.5 3,624.3 48.4 22.7 25.7


January .................. 3,733.4 3,.479.9 3,431.7 3,530.4 3.462.2 50.5 22.6 27.9
February................. .. .. 3,691.0 3,578.2 3,371.6 3,559.4 3,532.8 31.3 13.2 18.0
March....... .. .... 3,814.5 4,107.8 1,056.3 4,135.9 4,106.6 48.1 23.4 24.7
April......... ..... .. 3,7. 3,812.6 3,748.7 3,85f.5 3,792.7 44.0 7.0 27.0
May............... ............ .. .... 3,776.0 3,906.6 3,a17 3, 3,963.5 3,934.3 56.9 42.7 14.2
June.......... ............ ... 3.6f6 .7 3,6A6.6 3,625.- 3,741.1 3,680.2 54.5 28.3 26.2


July ........... .................... ....... 3,492.5 3,336.1 3,292.7 3,395.7 3,350 4 57.7 24.5 33.1
August.................................... 3,677.7 3, 66.2 3,319.0 3,423.8 3,376 7 57.6 28.1 29.5
Septembter................................ 4,505.0 4,219.8 4,165.6 4,259.5 4,?05.3 39.8 17.4 22.3
October...................... ..... 2,707.9 2,823.7 2,773.5 2,891.1 2.938.9 65.4 32.5 32.8
Noveaber.................................. 3,160.3 3,271.3 3,177.0 3,264.5 3,20u.1 43.2 16.3 26.8
December............................... 3,858.0 4,055.9 3,999., 4,088.4 4,031.5 32.5 6.1 26.3

1972

January-December......................... () 49 116.1 48,316 5 49.675 ? 4B.876 27 59 6 233 9 325 6

Monthly average........................... 4,095.1 4.093 0 4.026 4 4.139.6 4 073 0 46 6 19 5 27 I

January................................... 4.211.7 3.8191.5 3.157 6 1.864.4 3,815 5 57 9 37 9 20 0
February................................... 3,803.4 3,777.9 3,720.9 3,816.3 3,759.3 38.4 15.0 23.4
March.... ......................... ....... 3,887.6 1,306.3 4,246.6 4.345.6 4,286.1 39.5 14.0 35.5
April............ ........... 3,758.8 3.,85.1 3,809.9 3.535.1 3,860.0 50.0 25.2 24.9
May........................................ 3,911.3 a,140.5 4,074.6 4.193.3 4,127.3 52.7 26.0 24.7
June...................................... 3,904.8 4.,14.9 3.942.0 1,050.8 3,978.0 36.0 14.1 21.9


July....................................... 4,015.8 3.657.2 3,598.7 3,7-23.3 3.664.8 66.1 18.7 47.4
August.................................... 4,192.3 3,9317.. 3,866.1 3,982.6 3,912.3 d5.6 15.9 29.7
September................................. 4,156.5 3,964.1 J3,94.1. 1,007.3 3.937.2 43.2 21.4 21.8
October ....................... ........................ 4,364.6 4,442.7 4,381.4 4,510.2 4,448.9 67.5 25.0 42.4
November................................ .. 4,468.7 4.582.7 4,J569 .5 4.613.1 4.527.1 30.6 11.3 19.3
December.................................. 4,466.2 4,601.1 4,527.6 4.633.2 4,559.E 32.1 7.4 24.7

'qa.,usted for easc-nal an.d norklntg-a ariralLtn i,,-rng seas..na! aojuu.tment factors introduced in January 1971. See rfonnote L on Ircat page.
Data olffIer from th:e released in department of Iefe'se r-prts oeca:e pf ,a diitrenrce in satisticl1 aettnitions. For a further explana-
Lion, ,ee i.,tncte 2. 'aole .E-, Rfcport FT 59W. lightlLhis of U.S. Export. anna inIport_.
rnrual total is r0t ihoTr, f1:r ieason-1'y ajui-tt] 3at.. .,naj.ilste- acata snoijoa D used -r annual t-tal'.





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

,In ..llt:ns ci dollars. LtottetO t.tal. e preos,,t so. ,1 urrlnooe figurts and hence msy -rrV' slightly frm sia of rounded amounts,

197I 1972

F r Cereral Ilmprts li.p.,rts GIeneral imports Imtorts.
10r for
4e.fall is -c ontspt on, S5 asoal I U t.onsumcpt ion,
.a.tnd' Llj. unaja t ea aojusteao unadjusted


Jarary Deceber .. ........ 4i,56?.7 45,515.8 i') 55,555.2 55,282.3

Mcntr.iy a e .......... ......... ........... 3. 75.6 3.719 9 3.793.0 4,631.0 4.629.6 4,606.9

January 3,65.3 3,421.i 3,432.6 4,538.0 4.27B.4 4,258.2
eorar ..... 3, 56.. 3,187.3 3,175.8 4.405.5 4.179.5 4,153.2
I.-rct ..3 ;.7 6 3,909.7 3,68 1.9 4,474., 4,643.6 4,841.3
April .. .. 3.747 ; 3,887.1 3,651.? 4.439.@ 4,?a4 .0 4.221.1
ssl .... .. .... 3 987 9 3 945.1 3,649.8 4.465.7 4,727.0 4,690.6
Junc .. ... .. 4,ull.8 4,27 .P 4.-40.2 4.494.6 4,766.1 4.798.6

Jl .. .. 7.0: .6 3,693.4 3.614.6 4,561.4 4,313.7 4,297.2
ugu ... 3.927r. 3.838.2 3,804.4 4,664.4 4,727.4 4,696.5
epf e r ... .... 4.237 1 4.245 9 4,412.2 4,670.7 4,484.8 4,437.1
.bfr. .. ......... 3.5?2 a 3,465 3 3,509.3 4.779.6 5.007.1 4,98?.5
N: .CmBer .. .. ... 3.-7 .7 3,5 ? 0 3,511.3 5,027.9 5.189.8 5,146.0
Lecemon r 4.18. 4,?78.7 4,171.3 5,0?9.4 4,793.0 4,760.1

:4d-,.t-e fr ,easonsal a0o s,_rblng-,ay varaitton using seasonal ad.i-tment fact,irs Intrrduc-c Ir. January 1971. See rootnoLte I on Front page.
krinru'L i.al I' cot she,-, F.r .asa1lly ajoted oata. LaOjutoo dat.a ohula be used for anual totals.









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Table 4. U.S. Exports of Domestic Merchandise Including Department ol Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program

Grant-Aid Shipments--Schedule B Sections and Selected Divisions, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month:
January 1971 to December 1972
I I millions of callers. 1Ineajustea totals represent su of unrournea figures and hence mayq ar) alightl trIn T ,im oi runria no.uur. t I

,chedlel B '(-tor.a ain elected alvision
Perisd
0 1 2 3 1 6 7' 71 772 73 B 9

Seasonal) adjusted'

1971

Monthly average......... 364.5 63.1 3J9.1 125.5 '11.3 319.5 367.8 1,6?1.0 709.7 215.8 657.1 227.9 '127.6

January .. .......... .. 389.6 67 6 388.0 146.8 '31.7 301.1 397.? 1,.50.6 788.6 364.0 531.9 ?-m 4 '137 7
February.. .. ... 370.3 63 4 340.4 148.1 '1 5 3i?. 9l 363 .5 l,'31 1 h693.3 2313i. 7.1.3 ??3.0 .ll3 6
March.... .. ..... 178 F6 79.5 40]. l.i 3 '56 5 317.8 370. L .;42.5 7 17.5 211 ? 787.6 :227 ? .ll1 3
April .............. .. 332.7 73.6 363.- 135.1 'A4 2 294 Ij 357 6 1.;55.3 663.7 236 ? 6l3.? :14.2 4156 6
May.... ......... .. 374.7 69.3 330.I 112;. '49.2 320.2 357 6 1.703.6 6,l.0 256.' 8.7 )0 2'I0 4 1146.5
June.......... ..... 341.4 63 3 359.7 1?0.7 '49.3 340 1 375.8 1.59".7 696.2 :'3..? 635 F 23'3 5 '13".3
July ........... ....... 329.2 71.8 32 1 .13.,J '62.7 35S.4 372.5 1,504 1 662.7 354.6. 56 .9 277.1 a134.9
Augus.. .. ... 328.6 80.2 347.7 150.1 '45.4 387.5 375.5 1 ,582 1 681.0 255.1 649.9 23n.5 a1:3 3
September ..... .... 469.0 96.7 433.3 i39 6 '58.1 15I a 355 0 1 .93-.2 86..f 305.4 '67.6 26L I '1 8.3
October .. ............. 173.3 A 0 249.6 61.6 1. ?'A 3 1 260.5 ,, 14 1 i8 ?A 2?6 6 567.5 1'8." '124.7
Noeaoer ........ .. 34 .0 4.3 324.1 b60.7 37 .' 2.J 1 3?4 J i,i2 .9 E711.9 131.7 601.6 2'1.4 'IU7.i
December...... .... .... 447.2 53.9 4L7.6 126.0u 59.0 3N 7 411.7 1 ,659.1 777.7 ?93.7 CU'. 7 6;2.: 4113.8

1972

Monthly average ...... 471.2 81.0 417.0 130.1 '42.3 345.9 409.6 1,763.4 798.3 308. 6.82.5 66.1 '130.3

January..... .. .... 399.4 201.5 415.4 147.1 '52.4 178.0 392.1 1.8941.9 8960.1 3]7.4 630.2 25-i.9 '149.6
February............ 374.3 145.4 369.8 1?7.7 a9.3 3i7.6 36.5 1 .620.: :50.2 291.' 607.9 234.2 '117.3
March ............. .... 157.5 7.1 41'.7 14.1 4ji35. 316.O 387.5 1,78 .2 735.3 266.3 775.1 252.9 '133.4
April ........ ......... 366.9 43.6 399.6 131.3 '35.6 27-.9 J7..0 1,67_i. 726.1 .7e ., 673.o 761 .9 '441.9
May ...... ... 48.1 62.2 373.. 127.. 12.') 317.3 379.6 1,721.0 746i.0 2'8. 737.7 256.6 4137.9
June ............. 473.3 .8 30.1 108.9 '62.1 327.2 38n.8 1.6s .0 767.4 ?64.7 63 .E 26?.? '131.4
Jul ....... 46.3 7.3 13.1 14.0 '44. 3.9 411.3 1.17.1 783.4 310. 652.3 2v1..) '111.9
Aug 4u...... 48 .9 69.6 391.. 144.9 '37.1 340.9 139.0 1,866.2 817.4 308.4 743.0. ?7G.. '116.8
Seputemer ....... .. .. 435.- 60.3 3:59. 11 .9 13' 6.3 351.1 414.9 1,123.6 12.E 31A.1 706.4 -61.7 *'12- ..
October ............. ... 3.6 69.9 474.6 131.7 '35.a2 1.' 47.:.. 7 1,949.8 820.0 331. 7892.? 286.3 'lI.fl
Nosem.err ................ 557.5 65.7 496.3 142.7 '17.7 346.5 35.9 1,929.8 663.7 345.5 711.0 2-167.1 1]:6.7
December .... ... ... 653.4 65.7 521.1 13J.9 '36.3 389.6 141.1 1,775.9 S66.4 336.5 564.7 685.7 1.iI.0

iLnadju- t.a


1971

January-rDerehiber 4,366.6 u.9 I 4.326.6 1,497.3 615 ? 3,35.l 4 413.3 19, 459.8 9,d494.3 3,u66.7 ;.J9..0 ?.734 I I.'3'.3

Monialy anerage......... 363.9 59.1 360.7 121.6 51.3 319.7 167.6 1.611.7 707.9 7 ;..6 6E3d.j :27.8 12..6

January...... ..... 381.8 56.6 363.7 119.5 51 .7 260.O 372.9 1 ,68.8 701 9 254.5 53?.1 2.1-.4 137.7
February .. ........... 35.3 47.u X34.5 11.4 51 6 293.6 356.7 I.505.3 667.0 232..r 686.4 ,11.. 113.8
March.. ...... ....... 387.7 67.0 410.u 130.1 I6.i 353.6 104.5 1,949.6 6u9.7 264.3 T75.h 14.1 i17.3
April ... .. ....... 343 0 '7.9 362.0 141 .1 4 :' 324 386.7 1, ?.9 757.' 254.6 700.3 231.9 156.6
May... ...... .. .... 336.6 F4.3 3531. 147.7 4 9.; 333 .6 36, .t i,"33.1 7?9.1 264.9 839.0 232.1 .116.
June ................... 334.9 60.0 363.6 l33.3 15.3 546.9 390.5 1,632.n 711 | 246.8 671.6 331.4 135.3
July ....... ..... ..... 173.6 61.3 296.4 LO?7.1 62.7 369.4 31 .; 1, ,19 9 F64.0 311 I il 21.1 134.9
August................_... 09.? 74.4 3E2.5 167.3 1i 4 394.7 332.2 i,362.9 623 2 238.5 521.2 232.6 125.3
Septemner........... .. 25.1 L2? 7 f69.2 I ,S.: 58.1 s',.e 436.6 1 .9 .2 908.6 291 .7 714.0 2u9..0 11 .3
Oc ober. ........... 264.0 10.1 2.56 6 .1 4.'J.3 4 4 '53 i i. q i67.2 234.; 561.3 I15.4 l'1 7
No hember.. ..... .... 363.:2 2.0 371.7 '62. 37.0 :223.5 31 .' 12 16. 631 .5 ?4', 035.2 711 4 0l .L
Decer ber........ ..... 460.3 75.8 463.? 122.1 i59.' 309.1 4u9.3 1,76k.,.3 76n'.6 3"''0 677.0 2 6.8 113.8

1972

January-Deceim.er........ 5,665.3 9*6.3 3,029.2 1,553. 307.2 4,13a.; 14.04.0 71,13-2.- ,345.2 3,699.2 6,177.6 3, 1 '.0" 1,562.6

Montnly average .... ..... 472.1 75.7 419.1 129.5 12.? 344.5 ,40.7 1,7;5.2 795.4 30A..3 681.5 :'d5.8 1.0.2

January ... ..... 379.4 12b.2 398.4 116.1 i5.4 337.5 357.2 1,6,7.9 749.9 296.7 611 .1 210.4 149.6
Febru.............. 372.k 11..1 376.3 108.6 39.. ;51 392.0 1,I3.6 7;0.2 276.4 609.7 "50.8 117.1
Marc................... 376.5 14.5 136.5 135.z 32.: 343.2 134.8 ;,03.6 n67.1 3.22.7 663. 1 .0 131.4
April................... 361.7 34.3 319.2 131.' 35.6 '93.' 367.E 1,799.6 793.E 91.3 714.7 .'1.4 14.n.
May ..................... 49.0 39.0 367.5 135.6 s?.0 343.6 3113. 1 ,94 813.9 30) .6 775.3 264.3 137.9
June................. ... 474.2 .1 371.6 I 2., 62.1 335.5 404.4 1,726.5 798.1 303.3 653.0 265.1 131.1
July........... .... ... 436.5 59.7 361.9 102:.9 44.3 332.A 371.1 1.;72.4 717.4 28l'.' 541.1 3.1.0 11l .9
Augu.......... 472.3 66.2 53.2 1 .2 37.1 349. 1"1. .73.9 766.7 29E.4 610.8 264.7 116.8
Septemberr. ............ 517.3 76.3 311.4 130.3 36.3 336.3 105.6 1.739.7 7z, ; 309.6 671.1 26 .3 ]20.5
ctober................. 550.8 85.8 499.7 137.1 35.2 392.9 '45.7 1,687.4 797.9 334.6 7.4.8 263.1 131.0
november ............. 613.5 94.8 65.I 146.9 41.7 33.0 126.3 1,.04.7 813.9 341.3 719.6 265.0 178.7
December................ 659.3 3.5 65.9 12A.9 36.3 85.7 440.5 i,45. 861.5 317.5 646.1 376.3 131.0

2'checule B section an4a -electeo ailvasl r, d Ec' ,.Ip s r Pr aj follo'.s

0. Food ano live animal: 7. Machlrer) ara transport equipment
1. Beverages and tobacco lI. M acrlnery, ulher than elc-r.c
2. Cruat materials, Inedible, eoncepi 5d.ls 72. Electrical machinery, appsralus, Ar.a appliances
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, no rela-a c m.eril- 73. Trariuport equi6men'
4. Ar. Ial ariad vegetable oils arm. falt 8. Ms6illrs e u an.ui ma.nJacret artlclI, n. .c.
5. Chlemicai. 3. .c mOaltLes anc trarnactt:..no Aot Cas -if led .aLcrding to Krno
6. Manufactured good; classified chiefly by a.aterial
ISea .,nally adjusted fLgures for seclor, 7 may 3fi|er 'lightly fromn Lhe sum o.f al.-i-r.s 71.72, )nd 73 sr-ce each :- ir. apenm.ntly djul-ed.
'Adjnste: for "ea.onal and rrking-uaa varia'.'n using sea5soa adju imfenE factlor introduced in January 1971. E. 1,'ftn.l- I on ir. nt p I.
Annual total are rnot noun Irr seaso.u al y adjsiLeO ata. U radiuted data 0h.ulo be used for arnnuad torals. ihe aOlu-teo -ectlir, t-tal: ir.
this table and similar overall m:nthtly ooti. tI tables J ano 2 -re adju--'ed inaeandently.
aIn the absence of acmonsursnole seasonal patterns lor this secllon, no ;ea..cnal aJoustmenr factor. have teen t pplAe3 t..' dale









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Table 5. U.S. General Imports-Schedule A Sections. Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1971 to December 1972

1In allIons of collars. unadjusted totals represent ,anl 01 aroanded figures ano hence may vary sllghtly frotm s of rounded "mouni )

Schedule A sections'

0 I [ 3 4 5 6 7 B 9

Seasanall7 adjusted'

1971

Monthly average.. ..... 161.0 76 1 250.9 310.6 '14.3 135.0 795 I 1.156.5 449.1 '123 0

January............... .26.6 E1.6 233.0 232.4 '11.q 135.6 606.0 1,104.1 447.0 '117.6
February) .. ... .. ... 411.6 6.).? 24i.A 253.3 '1i5.3 134.3 745.7 1,11l.7 445.7 '109.4
March.. ........ ....... 40 .2 62.9 ?95.9 270.9 'i6.1 123.9 737.9 ,1J01.6 433.8 1122.1
April .. ........... .. 485.6 65.6 283.0 273.4 '17.6 132.1 760.8 1,122.7 460.9 '125.1
May... ............... 476.8 8..4 293.1 329.6 '15.1 148.5 830.4 1,159.5 462.5 '127.3
June .. .... .. 462.7 99.7 317.9 309.8 '13.9 145.7 884.1 1,196.6 176.1 '124.1
19y. ...... ....... 192.6 01i.3 122.7 322.5 '12.0 131.9 799.5 1,081.1 414.6 '132.6
Augst ................. 537.0 117.4 276.2 323.6 '1l.0 146.4 827.9 1,232.1 419.3 '120.5
September ............ .. i61 5 113.5 306.3 350.7 '17.6 179.5 d165.3 1,273.6 441.4 '112.6
October... .. ... 299.2 53.7 252.5 333.5 '13.1 116.0 723.9 1,166.5 431.1 '127.1
lovember...... ....... 9.8 11.2 243.5 360.9 '12.1 89.6 67E.4 1,141.0 417.1 '116.9
Decer.ber. .... ....... 50}5.7 .1 .6 279.9 348.6 '14.8 112.7 980.9 1, 166.9 540.0 1140.3

1972

Monthly aeage .... .... 532.5 83.8 32-.0 401.6 '15.0 16a6.2 953.1 I 450.2 573.6 '133.2

January .. .. .. ... E09.1 63.u 311.' 369.9 '14.6 171.5 964.0 1.330.1 587.0 '127.2
February... .. ... 47.7 96.1 308 35.2? '?1.1 153.2 890.7 1.363 7 547.8 '116 0
Marcn.... .. .. ..... 426.8 74.6 30 ..3 370.8 '12.4 166.? 874.1 1,302.0 606 2 '133.0
April.. ........... ... 61.1 69.4 324.1 392.1 '13.3 179.4 808.9 1.463.J 370 8 '127.3
May... ... ..... ..... .. 303 6 86.*: j11.0 379.9 '14.3 1I2.3 684 I 1.411.4 532.1 '132.2
Jun.re.. .. ... 308.7 E5.6 2'9 8 365.1 '15.5 180.1 953.8 1.409 0 363.4 '131.9
July..... ..... 9 8 80.0 336.3 413.6 '16.3 :I4.4 986.9 1,401.3 561.1 '126.5
Augus. ......... .... 563.8 7:.5 .81.7 361.9 '11.1 160.1 977.9 1.584 5 595.3 '135.6
depte.ber.. .. ... i81.3 8?.l 347 4 119.7 '11.1 179.5 946.4 1.386 7 573 7 '132.7
October......... ... 66.4 89 .O 333.u 41F.' '15.. 160.6 1.051 5 1,450.9 55E.9 147.1
NlloeiBter.......... ... 544 9 ." 37 .4 456.1 '1 1 176 2 1.023 3 1.621 .6 599.8 '143.
Dcaiber ......... ...... 546 6 8 3 3'35. 449 E '21 .7 175 3 1.07?.3 1,478.6 613.3 '144.6

brTad juated

1971

Jan a-ar h-C, .t.bur.. ... ,.r ,a~ 8 67 3 3.316? 1' 1,14 6 171 6 1.612 3 9,345.8 13.87J 2 i.3-5.9 1.475.6

Mao.Thly aver.e... 460.7 ; 7.0 :61.6 309.t 14.3 144.0 867.6 1,264.6 492.7 134.7

January. .... ..... .. 459. 63.1 ? l 1.l 267 6 11 9 124.' 719.9 1,036.B 389.4 117 6
February........ ..... 365 3 o. i .5.* 25533. 1 .3 175 4 633.3 1.0?9.4 J69.5 109 4
Marht .. 4i'A 7 1.o.O 3',.1 315 C .1 1 141 794 7 1,139.3 442.1 172 1
April ....... .. ... 2.0 7u0. 2 7.. ?69.3 17 6 150 4 623.9 1.194.6 136 4 126.1
May. .. ....... 44 .6 74 6 29. 7 27.0 1..8 1.0 C6. 1.1 1,173.4 115.6 127.3
Jun. ... .... .... 00 C. 94?. 346 4 3U3 U IJ.9 142.3 547 7 1,303.5 492.8 124.1
Juli .. .... .. .. .. 461.6 53.1 113.0 103.8 12.u 139 9 .82 7 991 4 453.2 132.6
Augut ..... .... ... 29 u dc6.3 5"Il.B J27 ? 11 0 146 2 611 3 1.027 6 471 7 120.5
Ssten.ber.. .... .. .. F.O 7 04.4 306. 1 333.1 17.6 165.9 89E. 1.213. 484 ? 112 6
Oc' ber ........... ... 9 2 Il 4 2.1;.2 309.8 13.5 114.5 701., 1.149.n 449.2 127.1
Nctioner. ........... 305.8 3 NA4. :1 331.7 12 1 90.1 716.3 1.210 6 436.7 116.9
Decrasr ... .. .. .42 6 6 j 7?94 7 400.9 11.6 116 2 663.0 1,302 0 J38.9 140.3

1M7?

January-Dees .er .. .32 C. 1 1.Jq.5 3.8.9., .I ;96.8 179.61 2.015 0 11.421 6 17.4 O0 1 6.910 7 1.698.0

Mcnlhlv eviraele. ... *> 2 64.1 321 j'".9 15.0 167.9 951.6 1.450.0 373.9 133.2

Jer.usry. .. .. .1 93., 286.. 338. 14.8 19 3 87.7 .4 1.268 9 518.9 127 2
February. .. 41.2 84.A ?7F.4 Ji 4 71.1 150.c 800 7 1.333 7 479.4 116.0
Mrcr. ... 472.9 6'..9 31.4 426 8 15 4 192.0 030 0 1.6u8.7 610.4 133.0
Apri.. .. .. 7 .3 66.3 291.7 334 9 1-.3 187.7 804 9 1.429 7 496.1 127.3
M. .. 1.2 0 341.8 1.3 169. 993 7 1,566.6 524.7 132 2
Ane. .. 2 Fn 6 324.1 3"'.1 1 175.2 1.017.7 1.531.6 60O 9 131.9
I .... *4.3 31m 78 4 If 3 144 2 940 1 24; 2 293.9 126 5
Alur- t... .. .7 31 9 400. 11 I 168.0 994 1 1,371j.E 690.9 133.6
Sept,-W r .] 7.' 31.9 40:4.J I1 1.0 941 1.26'.Z 603.0 132.7
Oct n .. 6. 1 10;.1 47.3 412.4 1I. 5 1r.3.9 l.na.l1 1.323.4 616.2 147.1
Nc t -ib r 14 a I1;. 36i 1 416 1 10 1 177.4 1,O'? 5 1.702 ; i21.1 143.9
Derccoer.. 3', : 9 3:4 9 47, 7 21.7 166 4 966.3 1,491 9 56a.0 144 6

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