U.S. foreign trade

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Title:
U.S. foreign trade
Portion of title:
Export and import merchandise
Physical Description:
v. : ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Bureau of the Census
United States -- Bureau of the Census. -- Foreign Trade Division
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Creation Date:
January 1973
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Imports -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Exports -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Commerce -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre:
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
statistics   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation:
Jan. 1971-
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Ceased with Dec. 1973.
Issuing Body:
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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University of Florida
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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

C 5 Cm -Q' C?90 -. .1 -
C t;i, -l U.S. FOREIGN TRADE




MMI AND IMPORT v/


S9, U- E. JEERCHANDISEA1


^-./--- I JANUARY 1973


,41973 Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Doparoment of Commerct,
announced toda that during january IQc3, acasonAlly
adjusted exports, excluding Deparrrment ofDef.lnsE iDODi
Military Assistancc Program Crant-Aid shipmenti,
amounted to $4,Q97.1 million' and that ;ea-onall
adjusted general Lmports for Jinuar, amounted to
$5,280.9 million '" Comparable -eas'onallr adjusted
totals for Decemb.r 19"2 were: r$4,O560 5 million for
exports and $9,001.6 million for irmpori-.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statlsticas Administration ,Er. Ai, noted that
based on seasonally adjusted figures for lanuar,
merchandise trade deficit c.f 303.8 million' was r-cn'.rd-
ed, as compared with the revised trade dElici figure of
rI441 I million for ODcember I-2

The Bureau also stated that during January. both
seasonally adiusted exports and Amports reached ne.A
record high levels. The January export total exceeded
the next highest total of r$4,560.Smillio.i.Decembei 19-"2
by about $41" million; Januar *mp,-.rt: cxce-'ded the
previous record high figure oif 55,136.4 mill oniNom.erihnr
19721 by about $145 million.


For the 4-month perioJd ucc.ber '9-2-lanuar, -3,.
is a'orIal, idiua ted .xp.:ts 'erat ed $4 552. mithlion
per month, a ,vel about 2 pI.r cent ,io,Le th.- 54,l00 0
million montihi, j.i erai reported lor th- pre.:..dJn;
4-month period, June- 'pt:ember ] I-. lmporri. v.raged
t'Q5,0s., million per mnthi fo.r the urrerTi 4-month period,
about IU percent abc..e th, rr,.jnthl\ a f-g. cf 54.5'91 I
million report tor [he prec-.dinc 4-m.onrh p. rinsd

_ea-onrall' adjuucted exiprt niad report total for
selected Schedule and B comm jdait, tehiin and
dlej.,:.n. are .hirho r. n tabli c 4 and 5. iL'nlilkc the c erall
total, th., commode', component- t.r suriport \Iclud,-
fore i- me rchandi -e and in,:ludr D, 'Li .".ilItar', sr-i ,nc.:
Program Crant-.'..d shpment,- I
Exports unad.iu;:ed for -.a- snal change and r:xcluding
r.1iltary ..si?] ranCe Proagrin- Lrant-.id .haippm nte in-
,rea.sed from r'4,6 .. million in ..:emrer l"2 t
I.'4- -2 rr llion. n in l nu r, 1' 'S. i h Pli, i ,r,. iT-
irnc Prgra-m Crani-Aid. shipmentr included. Januir,
-p, rti' uerc valu..j. at ;4," 9.I ,l .-l un ,a. c'.mp.ar.d t.'..
'r4,7"2..3 million in uDec.mb-r. ULnadiuited gi-nral
imports amounted tc $I.-'..0 mill.n in 'ec-mt. r and
1i,.421 C mn Illian n I nuar',.


Note: EffEctivr with the January 19"3 ,isue of rhi ret-porr, .easonalli adjusted data in thi FTO0CI for
1972 and l"73 reflect new seasonal adiu:rrtent fact or. Inform-aian i;n oth metiriodoiog u-ed 1
developing the new factors is available on request to the- Bureau of the (-en-iu. 'Aavrington, D.C. 20233.



rExport figures for December 1972 as tie/ as annual F.gurei for 1972. a iereseri sro,sn in rh.s -coor. tA, e been rE.ied to reject 592072,585,,
aircraft exported in December but not included .n the December 1972 export data
'Adjusted for seasonal and working-oay r.arion, but not for prce leveL Factors used to addusst 1972and 1973 o0at3 horn th. report reporeser,
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data for 1958 1972 arno r.iroouiceo i. January 5 73j 'cm.,ned ntr, the soooir.ate tno 'frng..i
adjustment factor
Cumulartions of data over at least 3 or 4 month periods are des.ratle to 'endtfy undrlayng trer,oe: AMonrrito monih clne n ,r eportsi .mpcirt ar,3
similar series ofren reflect primary regular movements., differences ir, monthly carrair etc Rec n-r month to month ,ercerr change .n the .iierrlh
seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the follonrig table imth average percent month to month -se and deo',,e oi-r longer
periods shown for comparison The average rise and decline Iqures exclude percenrage change for .i 1i rme peroo Derrempr 1968 .ttarch 969 iao
July-Decemoer 1917 becausee of abnormalities in the data due to effect of dock tries and i21 periods when neghiglie change (.'Pro etrcenfil n the
level of exports imports occurred
Mortrr-tc.-mornir .tA'r ge .a*orncnl rate= of i.nsnce

er Dec. 1972- Nov.-Dec. Ctr.-Nov. Sef r.-O:t. Av- roge Averige 4 wr-,rn_ 12 nmr.r.-
Jan. 197 1 1973 2 1972 ?" ri-e deciire eD1. c972- Jan. 1947-
196;-1i72 196 -!9- Jar.. 1973 Jan. 1973
(Percentri tPereent (Percent) i Percenti (Perceri tPercer.i i P.r.:r nti iPrcer,'

Exports ........ e9.i -2.0 -3.6 .3.4 .3.9 -3.. 4.5 -1 .
Imports. ,.,. *5. -2.6 A.4 *- *3. j -:.4 -3. *- .5




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.







2


Import Statistics

General imports are a combination
immediate consumption and entries into
houses. Imports for consumption are a c
entries for immediate consumption and:
from warehouses for consumption.

The dollar value shown in the impor
defined generally as the market value
country and therefore excludes U.S. ii
freight charges from the foreign country ,
States, and insurance. Value informati
to be reported on import entries in ace
Sections 402 and 402a of the Tariff A
amended. None of the values s have beei
changes in price level.

It is the objective of the compiling I
include shipments, insofar as practice
statistics for the month of import, whit
the filing date of the import entry or wa
drawal document. However, because
problems, there has always been a carry
percentage of items from the actual mo
station to a subsequent month, usually t1
month. The carryover should have little eff
to-month comparisons of-overall totals, si
over of the previous month should compe
for that of the follow. ing month.

Export Statistics

Exports of domestic merchandise inc
cities which are grown, produced, or ma
the United States, and commodities of 1
which have been changed in the United St
form in which they were imported, or wh
enhanced in value by further manufacture
States. Exports of foreign merchandise
modities of foreign origin which have
United States as imports and which,
exportation, are in substantially the s.
as when imported.

The dollar value shown in the expor
defined generally as the f.a.s. value at
of exportation. These values have not
for changes in price level.

In general, compiling procedures pr
inclusion of shipments in the statistics fo


'For shipments by vessel, merchandise i
eluded in the statistics prior to the date
entrance of the vessel (i.e., the date of
customs manifest for the vessel).


I I i ,


.'*" .
EXPLANATION OF STATISTJICS- *. .

export.' .wij as indgied laiove for imports,
because 6f processing problems t.re has always been
of entries for a carryover'bf-a small percentage ef shipments from
bonded ware- their actual rith of shipment, to subsequent month,
combination of usually the kollojl g montL.-"rhe-'statement above re-
withdrawals garding the effect dfrc'e'"import carryover generally
applies to exports also.

t statistics is Revisions to the Statistics
in the foreign Revisions are carried intothestatisticsonaperiodic
import duties, basis. Data for 1972 and 1973 appearing in the 1973
to the United monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:
on is required
cordance with 1973 Statistics
ct of 1930, as a. January through November 19"3 issues: figures
n adjusted for are as originally issued, except as noted below.

b. December 1o73 issue: figures reflect revisions
procedures to for prior months of the year issued with December
able, mn the 1o"3 statistics.
hcl is based on 1972 Statistics
rehouse with- 1972 Statistics
of processing a. January through May I'73 issues: figures reflect
verof a small revisions issued with December 1972 statistics or
nth of impor- earlier.
he succeeding
fecton month- b. June through December 19~3 issues: figures
nce the carry- reflect revisions to 1972 data issued with June
ensate roughly 1I"3 statistics.
In addition to the revisions which are made on a
periodic basis, instances may occur where a signif-
icant error in the statistics for a month of the current
year is discovered after the statistics for that month
lude commod- are compiled. If the error is of sufficient importance
nufactured in to require correction prior to the time that the regular
foreign origin revisions are carried, the correction is made and so
states from the noted in this report.
ich have been
in the United Sources of Further Information
include com-
entered the Additional information regarding foreign trade sta-
at the time of tistics coverage, valuation, etc., is contained in the
ame condition following publications: Report FT990, HighlightsofU.S.
Export and Import Trade; FT135, U.S. Imports, General
and Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country;
t statistics is FT410, U.S. Exports, Schedule BCommodity by Country;
the U.S. port and the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics. Information
been adjusted regarding additional sources of statistics, the method-
ology used in seasonally adjusting the data, and other
matters relating to foreign trade statistics may be ob-
ovide for the trained from the Bureau of the Census, Washington,
r the month of D.C. 20233.
2With minor exceptions. the date of export for ship-
ments other than by mail is the date -hen the shipment
s not in- leaves the United States. or, in the case of vessel or
of formal air shipments, thedatewhen the carrier departs (or is
the inward cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments,
thedateof export is considered to be thedateof mailing.









U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation: January 1968 to January 1973

lin mill.oni at dollar DOata noe nO i0a slea lor ur,u'ua rcharnge: n trce ie.l o0 activiI. or Ckeragq eun a: nD4fl.ri during ;Ilrk.:. ..d O5VEr .-nl-
l.ha may r.avt adwlrsE erlec lson lth laI3t.:1.cs


atio scale
6500


5000




3500






2000


6500


5000


J2000
Arithmetic
scale
750

500

250


SReOPreenl: EDO1.1: 0' djcmrne'.c n. lore.g. .T.errr.jn.32e w.clud."gq Or.anrr.n-l rI Oeine. Mil,[,r D 5l.ilanc Progyramr, G 3r, nl *,8 2h..r.Jnf
Del.ned a: Urpo. n is. Gcene I osaln abd.d rr,,rBulc Adnjru ..fspor


Table I. U.S. Exports. General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance. Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation, by Month' January 1972 to January 1973


;,a r, .D-.. r" .,r. ,:-.embe r December
F.r, IJa.J. ..uar Fe'--.,m.. ,,.r r. mr.i 1. ...r.a uls *u 4.an- ..,er *ovenber December


1972'

12p'r.'r ... 4.01:4.- d.071 c 3 ":'J.n 3.V.' 4 ,l. 1 ".*.eA ?..7 1 I 4.',' 1'. 2 'l ; i '.!;" I 4.',' 4 4,472.8 r4,560.5
lBportS .... .13 .*41 4 "1' I 4 4? 4,5] 3 4. 1 .' 4 2, 5 I .7 4 5.' i I.- 4,I0" 's 5,136.4 5,001.6

il ra ce." ... .. .; -.l -'. 4 -. 1 7 ?l -4:" -41 -663.6 r-441.1
1973'

p.-rt .... .. '. .
der.hanni. e traun
talec-'... 3 3 -1' ___

'D at rP r 19 :- an* I 'r r..r L r a r.' J i, -r.r r r r J..:.* .. =r... r '' r ., r r c r. :.
Rpre sent: u rc l Jr. r, ,- r r .. .r i i. t.r e r D.o Fr- r r r.'-Aid shipments.
0D'.ein d a: -eort :- f .r.-- .* .. .. r I r'"rT









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

Grant-Aid Shipments. by Month: January 1972 to January 1973

I mIllion1 of dollars. trnaajusted total represent sus of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from 'sm of rounded amountsI

Exports esclioai. PDD Exports including DD ran-Aa
Grant-9ai DOD Grapl-A D


Period and 'Dosll e Domest .e
S ri. Domealkc, ano Domer tic, Ta western Cnher
re r.-reign, un.-juct ea for-Ign, unadj used loal Erooe countrLes
Jso' I und.i er. u-adjusted


1972

January-Deceatber i r49.208 1 r48.4087 r49,767.7 r48 969.3 559.6 233.9 325.6

J.ur 4.071.2 3 006 5 3.757.6 3,864.1 4 .RS.i 57.9 37.9 20.0


January .... .... ... 4.074 ? 3,0f. 3,757.6 3,864.4 3,81a.. 57.9 37.9 20.0
February.. .. ... ... 3.823 8 3,-77.9 3,720.9 3,816.3 3,759.3 39.4 15.0 23.4
March ... ... .... ... .. .. .. 3.69 4 4,306.3 4,416.6 4,34i.6 4,286.1 39.5 14.0 25.5
April... .. .. ... ... .. 317 3,8. 1 3,809.9 3,93i.1 3,860.0 0w.0 23.2 24.9
May.... .. 3.B85 2 4,14l.'5 4,074.6 4,193.3 4,127.3 52.7 26.0 24.7
June...... ..... .' 1 4.014.9 3,912.0 4,0i0.6 3,979.0 36.0 14.1 21.9


July...... ... 4 ni? 3 3.6EK 3,598.7 3,723.3 3,664.v 66.1 18.7 47.1
August .... ... ... .. ...... 4.1-- 3.93-.0 3,866.7 3,985.E 3,912.3 45.F. 15.9 29.7
September... ... .. ........ ............. 4.1 '.1 3.964. 1 3,8-4.0 4,007.3 3,937.i 43.2 21.4 21.8
October..... .. ... .. ...... .317 9 4,44.' 4,381.4 4.510.2 4,449.9 6;.. 25.0 42.4
November..... ......... ...... ... 4 172 8 1, 5 ?.7 4,196.5 4,613.4 4,'27.1 30.6 11.3 19.3
December... ... ....... .. r 560.. r'4 693.2 rl.619 6 r4.727.3 4.651 7 32.1 7.4 24.7

1973

January................................ 4..4;7. i 4. 4 ". 1,6'.7 4,78'.1 4, ,'" .5 41.1 19.9 22.0

January... ... .... 4,9 I1 1. 17.2 1,'77.7 4,769.1 1.719.5 41.4 19.9 22.0
February.. .... ..
March........ ....... .
April..... ...
May... ...
June....... .... .. .


July.... . ... .
August...
September.. .
October...
November, .
December... .. ..... I

rRevised. *:r io-cr.e Ir. fr--,r paE.
Adjuste.f f r .:a:r.rai r.1 -crk.r.-Is, .araLri *.- r.rc .e- ioCi Jadij:t reno' factor; ,ntr'3JoLcd in J ar .uarv 1913. See footnotc I on iront page.
fData difrer frv h .:. r-lia-.1 ,r. p..arr.er.t cf' ifn:rFpzrt becab-. :1 1 i1IIrrn:c -n :Eat:ct1iCdIl JrnIlnOS. For a further etpldon-
tion, see ::otnotE 2, tar.le .-1, Repcrt FT 990, .HIhot -f i'.6. EtToro a,,3 IspOrt .
'Annual r.ct is ;or *r.o rT r tet.n. i z s .ju*- dsJa,.. rr-l.1.:'cdt 1 .oul. s u:ud for annuia cotdals.




Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1972 to January 1973

(Tn r.llion. .,' oollr= Lin.alu.itd c.:talI reprnoir _a-, e.1f u-.r-rtnne i agure .dr.. hfr.c. p.ay .ary slihttly from -um .)* rundrea isamounts

1971 1973

Prt,, G-ncril lampor. i..prrts Cnerali ltport imports
for lor
-ef ra id i, .-s e .map Ioun, eair,.l ~.9y p cor.amption,
i tl' 'r,. unadju.'ed adjusted' lnaOu toa unadjusted


January-December .................... ........ .2 5 ,282.3

January.................................... 4.43K. 4 4,?578.' ;,2P0.9 5,123. 5,368.?

January........................... ......... .:'. 4 4,28. .: ',0." 5,4.3.0 4,368.
February. ................... ........ .... 4.4-2 4,11-9.. 1.03.2
March ............................. .... ..... I ..,...., 1,R41.3
April ....................................... 4,113 ( ,2.' 16. 4,23 1.1
May... .............................. .... 2 4,2. 4,690.6
June............... ......4 .,7 4,66.1 4,'96.6

July.................... .... .. ............ 4. .6 4 .313." 4,297.2
August........ ............ 4.726 I3U ,72-. 4 4,60E.
September......................... ......... ..4. -. f ,4A4.. 4,437;.
October..... ..... ... ............... ..... 4,'"3 ? 7,01 1 4,92.;.
November.................................... ..136 4 i,169 6 v.14H .0
December............ ..................... 5,001 6 1.79-.0 4 760.1

'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day varl r.Ir usln* :c...raIl Tqhu: tmnt (actor; irltroaucen in r.uard 1913. See footnote 1 on front page.
aAnnual total is not show tifor sea.r'aliy 1a. St*o aoia. r.it or data wouldd b. use fr..r annual loalIS.










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 1972 to January 1973

I, .Ir I lllicn r.i aoiar2. Uraju: I tot ls represent itu. *. u-. ro.ndea figure' and r rnce ar"a%.ar Iilgn' r froe -i. cf rouoiad "i.eur .1

iJ,.-lutf B Fc tctur- ar.o l0:tl -.! i l L'-"r.l

o I 2 4 1 6 -1 I1 72 71 2 9

aa: -nall ad. ,U=T- .1'

1972

January........... ...... 3:..: .n .n. 41. 1 "-. *.* I. F .' :. 1 -.' .. :1. '1 -.

January ..... ........ .. 385 6 17: 0 4-0 6 141 q 1 3-2 5 5 0 27. 6- 1 l6 1 31 0 636E 2 5 9 h14 5
February.. ... 1. 379 ?. 'l 3"' u 1?7 3 '3' 34' -1 34:- 4 i..:.- -W I..' A7 Q 1 : Q ?4I. I It 4
March.... .. 368 4 .1 405 3 C iV 3 *3n ? 314 4 3d1 i I.'I 4 '4.6 ?'.41 'lo.' ?93 3 131
April.... .. .. 3 1 9 47 3 3'1 I 129 *31 3.3 c. 3-7 A 1 .fr. 2 749 4 :' -. ~.4: I 2F.1 3? 44 3
May.... .. .... 4-1 0.1 34 36 5 42 1.' *l :. .- I ..if. -.,. 2. 4.9 1 'l 7 1
June. ... ... .. 17 4 5- 3;0 1 11, i 62 I 3 3 ,i 1.1B : '.i 3 1 a3 ?6. 1 '131 4
July ... ... .. 464 4 64 418 1 I1 4 I 4 329 a 4L0 3 1, 7*... I1 317 r ?'7 '11 9
A gust ....... .. 19 7 '.1 404 i 13 : 'J_ 1 3?9 0. 431 I.i;6.2 l I 30 a '33 3 2f.1 2 116 A
September... a3' 0 63 0 '360 9 117 7 3.3 31 a <. ? 1 i,'.-' 7 A-5 1- .I 'lI 7 ? 120 ;
Oc ber.. .... 37 4 6 4' a I? a A : 1. 41 4 l 1 1, ll jA2 I. 3.3 7. 0 1 230 9 131 0
November. ...... i; ,0 .; 0 12' 141 1. i7a 1'-a .L I 314 17? 6 ?"' 7 17
Dece .ner........... 4 1, 1 7 3 3 4 3. 1 I 1.I:. 4 .47 1 3 E : ?.1 9 131 *




Janrjary ................ i .. 17 *3 J .. 44 4 .. L. "i'. _* I all .

January .. ... .. .: .- ; I.. l .-. 1-.1;' 13 .0 u H ..7 : .u I. :, ,lr: L .1 t.- !,...- : l1I ..
Febru ry .... .. .
March.... .
Apr!i ........ .. ........
May... ....
.Jure ... .. .... .
Jut ..... ...

Septeiber....
A t -r......... ......
e. s.oer... ......










I .I. ra .............. .. l .... 1 1- 3
.ianua ry .. 3'. 4 ?F.2 37.54 -.46.1 1. 4 32 -i. 1 9.9 -'. L r4 1 .
ebru-ary .. .. .. J .. ..- :.. .

retrc r.. .... .... ..... 44. 431M. 3. 3 -. 32 4 i ..4. 1,.c!.', I !6 .1 al... '531 4.0 193 .4
Apr4 .4... .. ,43 9. "1. a V 3 .l4 2P ', F ... "3.6 'i4.7 ?7 1,4 1 44.q

D crMay. 4ir I 7'5.1 :a.. i. 1. 3 l ., '1. ? r z6u 61.1 137.9
June.................... -4"N.: "..1 L.-1 lI- ., 7'.1 t.: 24.4 I, .. !.' 3'."?. ?t 7,.J : 6 ."; 14 31.4
Ju y ................. .. 4 .." '9.7 -1.4 Lit4 .: -I.I 1 '. 5 41.4 1.0 1 8 .9
4a u .... ...... 4 6.- a 3 3 2- 7 '.1 39 n 1 1 ..1 1". 8 u. .. 4. 6.
September.... .. 3 6.L 31.4 130.3 36.3 J.) -rl 7 ;c-33 70.5c
Det:b1 r ........ ..... 06 05.. 419.7 r137 1 3 44. .4 -9 .9 134.4 7- 4.4 3.1 '31.0









ebruary... .. .:

Apr4 e.....
May .. .....
Jun ..... ... ....


AJuly... .. ..
AV."st .. ......
September.. .
JO Y ... .. .. ........ .. .



N ..e3-n r .....
lec:ce.e r. ...... .


1'E.c eacue car, c and -.e d :: aal-Ir e r int. t.r., ce 3: l .

.3. .F..d r. .a.-. ... 1.. 7 t _. Ptcra.!c =r.a rrerI. 1.f'C1 5q i I1r.:1t 1- :' *n
3 ey. .Bee .r.ge .r cn .co 71. Mi.c.-rer a.,- re1 1- cl'. '1cr
2 Crr de n.. er. als, e'ble, ept fuel. 1 -. r ca r I z t I .. r. I:p.rr J a n I capI I4e7.
3 Miner. bS uoricardc.I 0 relatE. ma, ral '3 7 rr ra.pe..t
1 a.. rgl-i o.1 t4 e :LI r.a iI;- A. MI.e r. a, ttu i'e-rr r. se.c15
5a .9 C..n t al' ... 1 ., r.r.am c'i a t : 1 i F n -1 .r '. IkIna
6. Manul-ctur.. g'od- cL! i.ea c .ine fl, p. .tera.
ise.cc ly .. ta I e- ..' -.cc 7 ray ol- Is re- r'he 'a :. .. .n i 7,. a. .3 -n ta' .r.cc .h .dsus'ted.
d 4, f1r .c.-.raI ar.. .srk -rag- '.1.. a in nal t4d a.--l fctn or- r. I l-osary 1973. f.tr t I r ..-. page.
Air.cal ocai_- are not -h,-.r. f:r ra- -eo, lli a,..-cea aat.. I ..ju .ted da-t -r.o lo u I'-.r p- crr.l tial ',e aaj.- ted r :'1C'n .I I a. Ir,
this table ..ao TIais. o .-'aIl w .rr, trl .oral! r. he, = i sa 2 -er .. I.te ,aeprer rlI
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Table 5. U.S. General Imports-Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1972 to January 1973

t In millions of collar; lnanusted total; represent sum v dnrounden frIgurs ana hence wapy ary lightly Fron sum of rounded amounatJ

Scheouie A sections'

U [ 2 3 4 5 I 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted'

1972

January .. .. ..... 4.? 4.4 31.7 70.q -14.0 163.7 XJ.. 1 ,30E.8 175.7 '127.2

anuary................ 4 7 81 4 316.7 370.9 '14.6 163 3 904.0 1,306.8 572 7 '127.2
Febrar .......... ... 577 6 89.0 313 4 369.1 21.1 153.5 403.7 1,362 3 5-11.7 1a16.0
March ....... ........... 457.8 81.a 303 ? 375.7 '15.4 169.6 R92.3 1,514.2 610 4 a133 0
April .......... ... 47? 9 T. 3 321.3 345 8 '12.3 174 3 832 5 1,394 7 549.4 127.3
May .......... .......... 09 4 312 4 3F3 'I 3 13i 4 896.8 1.416 5 534.9 132 2
une. .... ...... 510.7 62.7 303 2 387.9 '15.5 170.3 960.1 1,394.9 562 3 131 9
July ................. 08 7 74 0 319 4 405 1 16 3 1E0.9 975.6 1,417.3 566 4 126.5
August.................. a48.2 73 6 291.3 392 0 11 1 163 1 1,000 1 1,601.2 600.9 J135.6
September........ ... .57.0 1.8 333 2 433 0 11 i 1l8.5 953 1 1.376 7 81 5 '132 7
October................ .17 i 2 352.3 41t 1 1-.5 164 9 1.04..4 1,467 6 '66 7 '147.1
November................ 51 7 49 5 383 7 450 2 10.1 162 1 1,044.3 1,90 9 609 2 '143 9
December................ 41 4 4 4 339 9 443 3 21 7 187 6 1,051 a !1.51 2 620 0 '144.6

1973

January....... ...... 6.. I.'. iii'. 6. '. 11 ." ,'4.5 I ,19. 653. 1 '162.6

January............. ... A6.c IO. 466. '0. el. l,.174.- 5 19.; 6'3. 1 '162.8
February................
March........ ........
April....... ........
Nay...... .. .........
June...... ..
July................
August.................
September...............
October ...............
November.... ........
December.............

Una. uit a

1972

January-December........ 6,33?.0C 1,009. 5 s8i59., 4,,-9.8 179.m 2,0.1 0 11,421.F. 17, 400.1 L,910.7 1,598.0

January.............. 10 l u9*'. ." .1 1. 1i9. 9 A. I if. Sl." 127.2

January.......4.1 .........A.. ;k. 39.4 14.8 159.2 672. 4 ,2F8.9 516.9 127.2
February................ 11.2 64.8 .'6.4 31.4 1'i.1 151 800.; 1,335.' 479.4 116.0
March................... 477-. nu.9 313.4 41 ..9 1W.4 191.0 930.0 .,668.' 610.4 133.0
April........ ........... 13.1 8.3 291.7 354.9 12.3 1". 804.9 1,429.7 496.1 127.3
May.. .................. 6.3 3-11. 375.3 11.3 169.2 993.7 1,566.6 S24. 132.2
June.................... .'5. a .* 34.1 375.1 15.3 175.2 1.017.7 1,531.6 380.9 131.9
July .................. I F ..'. 2k .6 5"." 16.3 144.2 940.. 1.?47.2 9E.9 126.5
August.................. ".. 316.9 40)0., 11.1 168.0 994.1 1,370.6 698.9 135.6
September.... ......... .1 '. 4 33'.9 409.7 11.5 159.0 941.7 1,265.? 603.0 132.7
October................. 1 34.3, 41L.4 1-.4 1.15.9 ',06 .1 1,5'3.4 618.2 147.1
November................ 44.6 117.3 3e3.1 416.9 10., 177.4 1,072.5 1,702.7 621.4 143.9
December................ 539.2 '9.3 234.9 475.7 ; 1.7 166.4 966.3 1,491.9 563.0 144.6

1973

January .................. .''.: 3 i?.'7 z. E .1I 1.10 .6 1 .7. .' 631.5 16%8!

January.... ............ -:.. ,".. I". 3..7 .8 18.1 1 1,1 .171;.' W631.5 162.6
February.... ........
March... .........
April... ......
May...............
June .................
July........... .........
August...............
September... ........
October..... .........
November... ........
December........ ..... |

ISchedule A section lre=criltc.r. i ..m j .I
0. Food and live cr iral -,. ChEi-,cal
1. Beverages and I 't.-c 6. MantuJi.ntira g.oa' cli..Iltfs chiefly by material
2. Crude materials ... atI 7-ept ,.-li 7 Machr, er, ard transport eq7apnnl
3. Mineral fuels, li:r' ,r. rn r-i'a ..nlrral n. Mil'Ii rrcur m.arfa'-t,.rd ar' cle,. .e..
4. Animal and vee-,.tl -.,x .r.1 Ia I. I ..r.a t E ann tr..n5.: I,:ns nut cla,. id a.cco',dinaR tIc. kind
"Adjusted for seasonal ..na .r~, r1- ay sr.t..tii-n u;ing scaa-nal a.,u-tinen[ factor. nlr. ucea in January 1973. See IOutuote I on front page.
Annual totals are not shon fI.r e-.,'rlly .'u,-a ata. uran. It.o a'tl. shouoa used ior .an..al total. TThe ndjustea sectionn total in
this table and similar I.-r.ll I :rtri1 total sIr. 'ule 1 r re acJi'.ea Irnepeenienify.
3In the absence of demoa-u'rale s-'-r.al p.trern. r.'r cthl s.ctloo, no sea-oial aaju l-enl facitrs rave been applied to aale.



































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