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:
March 1973
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Frequency:
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Subjects / Keywords:
Imports -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Exports -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Commerce -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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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

U.S. FOREIGN TRADE



jMEiXPORT AND IMPORT


..- MERCHANDISE

U..DEPO-r, MARCH 1973


FT 900-73-3 U F CE ,,S l
April 26, 1973

10:00 A.M. Seasonally Adjusted and Unadj


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during March 1,73, seasonally
adjusted exports, excluding Department of Defense iDODD
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $5,379.5 million' and that seasonally
adjusted general imports for March amounted to $ .432.1
million.' Comparable seasonally adjusted totals for
February were $5,064.6 million for exports and $'5.,540.8
million for imports.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration i-ESAi, nuted that
based on seasonally adjusted figures a merchandise
trade deficit of $52.6 million'= was recorded for March,
the lowest such total since September lo'I, the last
month for which a surplus was recorded. The deficit
for the first quarter 1973 was $832.6 million. Thi-
compares to a fourth quarter 19"2 deficit of $1,523.0
million and an average quarterly deficit during all of
1972 of $1,584.1 million.

The Bureau also stated that March seasonally ad-
justed exports were the highest on record, excc.eding the
previous high (February Q193' by about $315 million.
Although seasonally adjusted imports declined from the
record high level of February, March represented the
fifth successive month in which imports have amounted to
$5.0 billion or more.

During the first 3 months of 1073, seasonally adjusted
exports were at an annual rate of 161,6m5 million (about
25 percent above the calendar year 1972 total of $49',208


million. Imports sere~
million laboutr I percent
total of $55,555 million.


For the 4-month period a tB Jl -2 Ma i
seasonslly adjusted exports ,w% /ff a
$?.,'45 million, exc..ding 0, P the
annual rate of $51,502 million rco f?,?"uring the
preceding 4-month period, Aucust-November 19-2. Im-
ports on a seasonally adjusted basis were 31 an annual
rate of $63,'66 million during the curr.int 4 monhzs,
exceeding by about 11 percent th,: annual rat ...f 5",612
million recorded during rhe preceding 4 months.

Seasonally adiusted export and imp.-.rt total for
selected schedulee A and B commodity sections and
di\i~ ons are -show.n in table- 4 and 5. iLInlike the
ove.' rall total, the commodity component- for exports
exclude foreigri merchandise and include DuD militaryy
A.-Ist3anc, Program Grant-, id shipments.i

E sports unadjuste:d for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assitance Program C(rart-.Ad shipm.-nts in-
creased from $4,864.0 million in Februar,, to $ ,022.8
million in March. With M.lihtary A SisztancE Program
Crant-Aid shipments included, March exports were.
valuedd at $5,'5.' million a- compared t.-. $4.900.6
million in February. Linadjusted general imports
amounted to $4,944.6 million in February and _5,595.h
million in March.


'Adjusted for seasonal and isorkingdavy 3aration, but not for price level Factor, used to aditur 792 ana 1973 darf shoi in ths report reoreerir
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly dara for 1958 1972 anra ,ntoduced ,n January 1973 combined ,rnt the app,'oipria5e ork'ng day
adjustment factors.
'Cumulations of data over at least 3 or 4 month periods are destrale to identify underlying trend Month to morE, hangss .n mxpo't, importt andr
similar series often reflect primarily fregulat moemenrs, dillerences in monthly carryover. etc Recent ,onrh to month ercenr changes in the overall
seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the raoionring table birth average Dercent month to mcnrnh ,'e and decline over longer
periods shown for comparison The average rise and decide figure exclude percentage changes for ll the per ol December 1968 March 1969 and
July-December 1971 because of abnormalities in the data due to elfects of oock strikes and (21 periods sinen negl.gible changes wzero percent in rhe
level of exportsiimports occurred:

Mon Ih-to-xonth Aueraee ilorinly rale, of char.ge

Series Feb.-Mar. Jan.-Feb. Dec. 1972- Not1 -let. Average' Averae 4 ,monlns 12 month.i
1973 1973 Jan. 1973 197? rise ei-Cir e Niov. 197?- Mar. 197?-
1967-1972 1967-1972 Mar. 19;3 Mar. 1973
IPercentl IPercent I Percent I iPercenll .Percent' Percent' ,Percentl ,Percent I


Expor s ........
Imports........


-2.0
-2.6


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.


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics

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

The dollar value shown in the import statistics is
defined generally as the marker 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 4(12 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 with-
drawal document.' However, because of processing
problems, there has always been a carryoverof a small
percentage of items from the actual month of impor-
tation to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding
month. Thecarryover should have little effect on month-
to-month comparisons ofoverall totals, sincethe carry-
over of the previous month should compensate roughly
for that of the following month.

Export Statistics

Exports of domestic merchandise include commod-
ities 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 com-
modities 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


'For shipments by vessel, merchandise is not in-
cluded in the statistics prior to the datc of formal
entrance of the vessel (i.e., the date of the inw-rd
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 re-:
garding 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 19"2 and 1973 appearing in the 1973
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:

1973 Statistics
a. January through November 1973 issues: figures
are as originally issued, except as noted below. -
b. December 1973 issue: figures reflect revisions
for prior months of the year issued with December
19"3 statistics.

1972 Statistics
a. January through May 19"3 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 19"2 statistics or
earlier.

b. June through December 19"3 issues: figures
reflect revisions to 1972 data issued with June
19"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.
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-~
ristics coverage, valuation, etc., is contained in the:
follow ing publications: Report FT990, HighlightsofU.S.
Export and Import Trade; FT135, U.S. Imports, Genera
and Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country
FT410, U.S. Exports, Schedule B Commodity by Country
and the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics. Information
regarding additional sources of statistics, the method
ology used in seasonally adjusting the data, and othe
matters relating to foreign trade statistics may be ob
trained from the Bureau of the Census, Washington
D.C. 20233.
'2With minorexceptions. 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 1968 to March 1973

(In millions of dollars Data are nol adjusted lar unusual changes .n rhe level ot aczivit, or coverage such a: hMoanPn during itr.ke% and oiner events
Ihai may have adeeri effects on there U tatlisiiCl


SRepresents en ports o domerL.c and foreign merchandise clua u.ng Deoartmen oa Oeler.n- M.I.- ', AiS, rInc.. Program CGran 1ij ..n.pments
Defined a enorts ieee looir.oie 1 ablo l m.nr.u general .rr.ports




Table I U S. Exports. General Imports. and Merchandise Trade Balance Adjusted for Seasonal and Working Day
Variation by Month, January 1972 to March 1973
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ueisce' djI.*,,..ri -4*.' I


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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 1972 to March 1973

in v.illir. r dfl0 lar. LrnaluEled E-.asl represent us. :f ur.r:Lunaeo f iig.es ana ence ,.jy ry7 allightly frmin su. of ro.-,aea amountiI

Exports excluding DOD Export, including DO& Crarnt-Alo
Grant-Aid DOC. Gr.n.-Aid


Pe r 1 7.3 e sa EIc Dna ; tI iL L"'.E ,11 c
rona ana Dci, t ic, ana Dc.irest ic, he-te r ODther
rignl 1nreirn, ur. ajut ea fore gn, t-r.adj Ie ea Furope counlrnes

St .rjagut5ed unad jutea


197

.,ruarn Nc.ccnmbr i 49. 21 1 4 .F*h 7 49, 76?7 4? 4 ,68.3 559.6 233.9 2'5.6

r.ary-~4 rtH .. .. .... ........ ... .... .. 11 .6; ..4 Il O ; 1I1,72 .1 I .rj26 5 11, 6 1.4I 13,.8 66.9 66.9


j.-nar, 1 0'4 2 ,OF. 3,3 6. 6 3,664.1 3,81.. 37.9 37.9 20.0
f..br. r .. 3 a 3 k 6 ,"'3. 3,"-?0.. B, 1e.3 3,7 9.3 36.1 15.0 23.4
Mr,:h .,60 4 .306. 3 .1 1IE.6 4.3.1. I, '216. 3Q.0 14.0 25.1
Apr. .. .. ... 3. 1' I .i i.1 3,09.9 3,93 .l 3.86.*.) 50..3 25.2 24.9
M ...... .8 5 2 4, 10.1 i ,l74. 6 4,193.3 4, L2.3 52.7 26.0O .1.7
Ju .. 3. 1 1 i u0 4.9 3, 942.0 1.0u0. 8 3,978.0 36.0 14.1 21.9


lJu4 ,, 1 .' '.. 3,"6. 3,723.3 4,664.6 66.1 1S.7 47.4
I.l- .. .. .1. 1 ,437." A .,95 .. 3,012.3 4I.6 15.4 20.7
p -ber .. ... .... 3. I 3.9 4 1 3,694.u 1,007. 3 3,937.2 43.2 21.4 21.4
1 .ar?.r ...... .... .... 4.31 9 .1 -2. 4.3I1.. 4,510., 4,41b.9 67.5 25.0 4 .7 4
N- F. r .. ..... ...... .... .. 4.4'2 8 .n ?.7 1,49fi. 4,613.4 4 *I, 2 .1 30.6 11.3 19.3
Decen .-". ... .... ..... .. I ".. 4.693.2 4.61ql ,2? 3 4.651 7 32.1 7.4 ?4.7



Jan.ary-nlr hn .... ....... .... .... ..... .,. 2 1.1 4.A1 1 .':. ':.,6i6 .=4 i 429 4 131 4 44. 86.H

ua ... .. 1,' ; 1 1.' .2 4,67'. 4,Hi4.1 1,719. 41.8 19.9 2?.0
Feor.a' .. .... .: ,. .r :4.u I, '. 1, n,,. I.t31 1 36.fI 9.1 27.E
Mr,.. .. .. .. .,,; '. ; ,4. ., 1 -.0..1. '-.9 l.5 37.4
April .. ..
Ma .






S.cr .. .. ... ..




i".. tr I '.:, Ir.. -r.- rk .-- .Ir.i .rn ,tr. -a.:,r.. I i '-- rarr Ir .r a Ittrrr.r 0 r, .aiialry 1973. I oe ,.rr.:.te i ,.r f rr.r,. page.
S i .r f. r .. r --.Irt. .rr-,I o Lr.-rt i .. I.nt or ri,-. it al. c. Ir H' 3n For fla thcr iplana-
II. H. i lie f-H. R- 3c' i .r Htc.ir 1rr -- li-o t ..
'1.. .I it. .r I:. i r ....a ar i-i.,r n*0 .. L:ir.alu ie oia r c b ib- *e .: i r i- .or n ainn.i ia l .p


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


.I- repr.- -Ei f. H 3oc. I1 gar- m. n0nce C a. la, r a H ighti) from s-c :I r-naed amo insi ,


141 1973


i ..r f r
fea- d ; l'riii r 1 : -n ump!. l aTi -7, .'i nr,.ly L.aridoapi ion,
ialu-te r i o ur,.ni. tred n.ju.e., n unajustea


Jnuar -iecrtr:r .. ... 5 .2..3

r r i. . . 13 .t. 1i ,I I! 1 13, .. .1, ;J I5, J. u, 2.1

i.ar, r- 4,43 4 4,.,'n.4 4,2'8.2 ..280 D ,,4. 3.0 i,36n .2
FF rurar, 1,.1 I U, '9.' 4, 1 3.2 5, ilJ.k 1,)11.6 4,930.0
M.r.-r. 1.,I 3 4,6". .' 4,641.3 ;. 132. 1 5. 5 a3,n3.q
Acril II .] 4 6.4 .0 4,221.1
9ln. .. a II? ? 4,72'.., 1, i9C.*
4 7 i 71 I 4 ,7?9 .6

Hi. .. FF ? 313." 4,297...
A1. l .. 4,. 6 0 4,7-7. 1 4,69 .5
-pl, r,. r 4 -'1 5 4. 4 4.. 4.437. 1
* ,r r .. 1 7 1E : .,1 4 .9A .
N -ter 4 lo .146.o
[ rr.rr .60 4 9 4. 7bt'. 1

3.1u-red Ir c i al ann -.rinl-lay .ar.lailn ,L, 1-a ur,nal c.1ju: ir.rt fe-r .- iitr.duced in January 1973. See Im--note i on front pagc.
'Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.


1 n. r i I n i ..11 iar s-L .\: lm.. 3 l










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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 March 1973

Ila million of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sa of unrour.dea d i ure a.r.d hence emy ary .1 iLhtly Ir aiI Oan. o1 ro OerAOa am.ountsJ

Schpdue b r ectl.rni rna Elic,.d aoi,,l-lon[s
Period
l I 2 3 -I 2 6 7 3 9

-purnnally aoajuted'

1972

January-Marcr........ 1 .133.6 ,i4.0 1,141.1 i.4.? '13:. I .3R 4 1,163.4 .111;..5 2 311'.3 e' .3 1. 3A 7 762..3 401.4

January.......... ... 385 6 177 0 402 8 141.6 452 4 .72 5 390 0 1,767..5 12.5 112.0 636 8 255.9 4149 5
February................ 379 6 132.0 376 0 127 3 '39 :. 317.4 392 4 1.F2F 6 51.0 267.9 61"..9 3 4 1 '117 4
arch.... ..... 368 4 -5 0 405 3 139.3 '3n 2 31q9 391 0 1,721 4 714.9 2?9 4 718.0 253 3 -114 4
April.... .. .. .. 381 9 47 3 391 4 129 7 '3t 8 303.6 377.8 1.6n8A 2 749 4 28R.6 642 I ?63 2 '144 9
May............ .. 445 9 60 4 364 8 125 's2 0 381.7 3R8.5 1,690 I i 5 284 7 702.9 357.9 '137.9
June.... .. 41 4 56 7 370 1 116.7 '62 1 3?? 3 38" 6 1,71. .7 714.9 301 & 634.3 264 1 '131.4
July.. .... ....... 464 4 66 3 418 4 114 1 '44. i 329 41 3J 1,76.0 -90 1 3.16 6 66.9 217 4 11 h 9
August ........... .. 498 7 47 I 405 5 13; & '37 1 329 0 451 7 1,868 2 hl4 8 308.1 731 3 2<4 ? '116 8
September....... .. 530 0 63.0 360 8 111 7 '34.3 3.16.3 421.8 1.r0I 7 "06 6 3I1 .s 719 7 265 7 120 5
October......... .... 537 4 69 8 475.5 1.': 8 '35.2 419 8 451 1 1,911.8 832.0 327 3 759.4 280 9 '131 0
NHovemer.. .. 555 0 6- 0 512.' 111.3 '47 7 347 F. 437 7 1,984.1 R1A .j 34' I 742 6 2n '126 7
December.... ....... 616 7 68 6 490 0 15 1 '36.3 385.7 1336 I 1.91?..4 7 1 327 7 6.97.' 281 9 '131.0

1973

Januar3-Harcr. ..... ,l69 5 '.4 : 7.3;2. 367 3 14*. I44.' 7 4o'.2 4,;71.6 2,712. 1,l'l. ul.- .4 39;.?

January... .......... S 66 6.7 .." IA ..' 44.0 4l .u 449 7 ,0J4.3 9-6 3 E 61 9 -0.7 6.5 '116 I
February... .. ... ... 11.. I 6?. .6 1 144.5 J4 ., 7 .063.2 900.4 3P.. 10.1 P13. 132.n
March.... .. ........ 794.1 a87. '9 .4 7. 4? 9 .1.0 41 .6 46 8 7.6144.1 8a06.1 3I2.? 4 ..14 111 ?.
April ... ..
May.. ... ..
June ........... .........
July ........ ........
August ..... ........
SeptLeber ....... .
COrlob. r.... ..
November .........
December... .. ... .




1972

January-December ........ 5,t, .3 900.3 5,02Q.:. .i '.n i7n .2 4,133.7 4. 9 1.J0 21.514 ? 9..51.2 3.69 ..; 6 299.7 J,190.0 1,562.6

January- Mar.:h ........ 1,12'l : :, 7. 3.3 3r I 4 I, 1 I, 1.- 1,1 4.n .3 7. 1 3',367.2 635.' ." 9i 7 .6 401. 4

January.... ... 39.1 !26.2 398.4 116.1 5'.4 337.5 357.2 1,657.9 749.9 296.7 611.3 240.6 149.5
February.... .. .. 32:.8 113.1 371.3 106.6 39. 351.2 392.0 1,636.4 7:0.2 2-6.4 6039.7 ?50. 6 11.1
March.. ........... .... 376.5 49.5 436.5 3.a, 36.2 343.2 134.8 .-,0;.3.6 67. 1 32 .7 6.J,.A 2914.0 131.1
April............ ... 3 1.; 34.3 399.2 131.6 35.6 :93.9 367.6 1,799.6 793.6 91.3 114.7 ;;1.4 144.9
May... .. .. ... 4419.0 39.0 367. 135.6 42.0 343.6 413.8 1 ,_94..3 613.9 305.6 77 .3 264.3 137.9
June............. ... 474.. ;4. 1 371.6 122.9 6?.l 335..'. 104.4 1,756., 796.1 303.3 6 ...0 265. 131.4
July .................. 36. 59.7 3161.Q9 L2.9 41.5 3?. 374.1 1,51 ;2.4 7.17.4 283.;6 41.41 : 1.0 116.9
August............. .. 47.2.3 66.2 313.2 L''.2 J37.1 i49.1 4:1.- 1, 3 .9 166.' :96.1 614.". 2:.4.7 16..
September......... 517.3 76.3 311.4 130.3 36.3 336.3 4177.6 1,719.7 7;,.0, 309.P. .67i.1 9:3.3 120.5
October ..... .. ... 650. J5.8 499.7 137.1 31.2 39:.9 415.7 i. 7.4 7967.9 334.8 774.8 263.1 131.0
November.. ..... .. .15.5 94.8 56"5.5 u6.9 47.7 33:.0 126.3 1,904.7 643.9 341.3 719.6. N 6.0 128.7
December..... .... .... 659.3 Wr.5 56e.94 123.9 16.3 36,.7 440.5 1.937 2 661.5 337.5 738 2 276.3 131.0

1973

January-March ...... ,160.. 211 is .C090 ? J3j.2 4. .9 1.30.1 I,1Ei.6 6,I11.? 2. Ii. 1,131.9 2,'31.1 8.1., 397.2

January ............... F>a.B 0?.- ;6.4 *10- .3 44.., 4,ji3.6 '- ? l.-6.4 65.-.9 3,-. '11 l o;7 1 116.9I
Pebruary .... ...... .... 6" .l1 4. e63.1 10 44 A 364. 7 45 6 .- ,C 6.6 >7C. 6 35?.4 6.'3.9 27: .A 132.6
March ... .. .... 0' 3 78 4 a.i. 7 121. e.1 I1 411. :34 ti 2,20 7. .1 J34.7 40 7 1,0f3.4 3 :.". 142.7
April .... ...... .. ...
May...... .. .. .....
June....... .. .........
Jul ....... .. ........
August ......... .
September.... ... ....
Octob r ..... .. ...
Noveeber....... .......
December ....... ......

'Schedule B aEctico and selected dalsrin decripli:uas amr -.'lollo.-

0. Food no use animals Machir., r ana tran.p:rt equpm nt
1. Beverages and tobacco 71. Macrltnery, ctner then electric
2. Cruoe amterials, Inedible, except fcelI 72. Electrical ..chlnery, apparatdu, ar0a appliance"
3. Mineral fuels, Ilbrtc"ntl. and related materials 73. Ir.n.port e~uipme.t
4. Animal arIa u egeteble oil ar-a fats 8. Mi;c11irnous anaufcturea articles n.e.c.
5. Chemicala 9. Coi'.a tl'-e ano trnn.-actlr.r.s r,..t claeii'lea a-co: aing to Kina
6. Manufactured goo.' ciuef leo cr.ieflD ny ea,.rtil
'Seasonally adjuatea figure for sect.ln 7 Es. difr.tr sllgh'iy fr'rm ith nr. nt almsln:' 71,72, and 73 mrce e.:,h i. j r acpenaern ly iljustcd.
'Adjusted for seasonal and -orltug-day varlatlin using srasoori ailusrrr.rT rf ctor anrir.ducea in January 1973 4e z oan-t' 1 on Irrnt page.
Annual total' are not sncn for ceasonslly aju sted d '.. ur.aoju.te a -as in,..7n o- u.e. for aronual 'ctii hc aaj.ateo sitli -.n t.:iais in
thia table and similar overall on tly totals in aD.. I arl ? .ere aajtea i naependrntLy.
aIn the absence of naeor.trable sea.c-r.al palierno for hi sectionon, r.o teascnel o jul-ee r.I [acT r. nte be,-n appilao to date










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Table 5. U.S. General Imports-Schedule A Sections. Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1972 to March 1973

i In anlione of dollar. IlUadjusted total represent si.tn of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly fram sm of rounded amountaBI

Schedule A .sectltis

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted'

1972

Januarn-Marrn ....... 1.600.1 255.0 943.8R 1,115 7 '51.3 486.6 2.70j0. 4.1d3.3 1.724.8 '376.3

January. ........ 5r4 7 84 4 316 7 370.9 '14.6 163.7 904.0 1,306.8 572 7 '127.2
February.. ...... 77 6 89.0 313 4 369.1 '21.1 353.3 903.1 1,362 3 541.7 '116.0
Marc .. ............... 467 8 81.6 303.7 375.7 11b.4 169.6 892.5 1,514.2 610.4 '133.0
April.. ......... .. 472 9 71.3 321 3 385 8 '12.3 174.3 820 5 1,394.7 549 4 '127 3
May..................... 509.6 84 4 312.1 383 7 '14 3 155 4 B96 8 1,416.5 534.9 '132.2
June.... ........ 510.7 S2.7 303 2 387.9 '71. '1 170 3 960.1 1,394.9 562.3 '131 9
July. .......... ... .. 508 7 74 0 119.4 405.1 '16.3 160.9 975.6 1,417 3 566 4 '126.5
4gunt ..... ... ...... 548.2 73.6 291.3 392 0 'I 1 163.1 1,000 1 1,601.2 600.9 '135.6
September.............. ,67.0 81.6 333 2 435 0 '11 5 178.5 953.1 1.376 7 581.5 '132 7
October ............. 567 0 8 2 332.3 419 1 !15 5 164 9 1,045.4 1,467 6 568 7 '147.1
November... ... ....... 33 7 95 5 382.7 450.2 310.1 182.1 1,044.3 1,690 9 609 2 n143.9
Dece-ber ..... .... ,1.4 94 4 339 9 443 3 '21 7 187 6 1.051 4 1.316.2 620 0 '144 6

1973

Janu.l.6r-4rcr....... .. 1,9 l. : '.2' 1.1 ~. 1,51l9 L '40.J 5"0 ; 3,312.4 4,996.1 2.009.9 1442.8

January .. .... .. 1.0 3 li'l.6 430 4E6.' '8 n I!] 6 1,071.5 1.619.2 653.1 '162.8
February ............. A3). 1i'3.e 0,".. 10.,8 ?02.1 1,16?.9 1.664.9 688.9 '128.7
March, ....... ........... E d.9 8.1 i4' '14.7 5 ,075." 1 .1? 0 667.9 '151.3
May ... ... .. .

June ........
July ........ ........
Agust. .. .. ..... .
September .......
October.. ..
Nceber .....
December r ....... ....

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1972

Januar,-Dcemrber .. ..... 6,3?6.0 1,0009. ,,69.9 4,79.fr 1 9. 2,015.0 11,421.6 17,400.1 6,910.7 1,598.0

January-Marer .......... 1] ,SF1. I'. ; .4 I i.; .3 50 .l :.603. 4.271 1. .6010 376.3

January................. 546. 83.5 2e. .5 398.4 14.6 159.3 872.4 1,268.9 518.9 127.2
February ............... 51L.'. 4.8 2:6.4 37 1.1 150. 800. 7 2,333.7 479.4 116.0
Marc ....... .. 472.9 '.).9 313.4 ,2F.. 15.4 192.0 930.0 1,668.7 610.4 133.0
April.. ... .. .... 17.3 18.3 249 ." 14.9 17.3 1&7.7 804.9 1,429.7 496.1 127.3
Ma ......... ... 16.2 88.0 341.6 3i5.3 4.3 169.2 993.7 1.566.6 324.7 132.2
June. ....... ... .. ?.2. 88.6 3?4.1 355.l 15.5 175.2 1,017.7 1,131.5 580.9 131.9
July.................... 484.3 63.6 it..s 378.14 16.3 141.2 940.5 1,247.2 595.9 L26.5
Aur5J t.......... ... 576.2' i5.7 316.9 400.- !1.1 166.0 994.1 1.370.6 698.9 135.6
September.. ..... 35-.1 72.4 331.9 409.3 11.5 159.0 941.7 1,265.2 603.0 132.7
October .... .. .... 5.1 0;. 1 347.3 112'. 1.5 165.9 I ,04.1 1,535.4 618.2 147.1
Novenb r..... ......... z44.6 L17.3 3,3.1 416.9 10.1 177.1 1.07. 5 1,702.7 621.4 143.9
December r..... ........ 539.2 99.3 124.9 475.7 21.7 166.4 968.3 1,491.9 563.0 144.6

1973

Jar.u.r,-' arcr. ....... I i t .? : l, 1, .113.5 1. 6?, A 430., 5 2.& 1E9. 5 !C, J6.9 1.86 9.0 147.8

Jtnu ry.. ... 1.? IJri.' )H|.. -.Si. 6 7 i01.1 ,I.l.;.n 1,6n1 9 631.5 162..5
February .. .. ..... .... qE,1.4 3 '41.'- 41 I'.3 19t. 981.e 1 _O.' ,61.? 128.7
March. .. .. .........3.5 3. ..r '17.7 I .ajle.- 1 .813.0 f13.2 151.3
April .. ..
May .
June .
JulB .... ..
August ..
Sept.b r.e .....
Oc .te r r ...... ......
Noepre -r .. .
Dec-nner .

'':.c:-.?ulc 4 sccr i,.. d.crirp, iu art e at ...l, lu
n. F-r arna i.e ariaill n. Cneaic-lI
8. Bt,-rar:- e nr.a iinruci, Manufac turi d goods clas.if led chiefly by a.terla
?. Cruar macrt .l ino-aaol, e-cplt tuei_ 7. Muirhiner-, ned transport equpnent
3 nierai iu i I.ricear o, and rilaten matrtial- 8. MIcellar.cus manufactured articles, n.e.-.
4 &-,i.al .no r.g-tabl oil- ; r.a1 ft.at. Criae a riti ana traricsctln- not cias lfilea accordirl to kina
'A.,uia;en f.,r lena-ne and e .,rktng-dan anrla.ttr.r uig s-'-aoai atdjustent ft..ctr1 ir.tr,'duced .n J1nuary 1973. See ootnote I on fr,nt page.
Anr.js&i 1lal: are r Iot -r,,u-n for sea'saoily ajulitea data. llUradjauted data soull, be used for annual totals. The adjusted action totals In
thin table rna .tliar o.ru.l monI.Lh) t1tals in table I and 3 -sre oi.aj:ted LnDnepnn.-intly.
ir. hc absenc.5 of demn-ntrable seasonal patterns r tlo s =ection, no .easmal adjuStment factors hnse been applied to dale.













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