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:
April 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:
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statistics   ( marcgt )
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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
C5 'LI 0', 9oo-


UNIV. OF FL LIB.


U.. 0 -DEOTOR

U.S. DEPOSITORY


S3- 3 U.S. FOREIGN TRADE/



EXPORT AND IMPORT r


I-


MERCHANDISE


APRIL 1973


as 2, 1973


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


*1... The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
.:, announced today that during April 1973, seasonally
: adjusted exports, excluding Department of Defense (DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $5,487.0 million' I and that seasonally
adjusted general imports for April amounted to $5,290.7
million.'" Comparable seasonally adjusted totals for
March were $5,379.5 million for exports and $5,432.1
million for imports.
The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESA), stated that
a merchandise trade surplus was recorded during
April. The $196.3 million" excess of exports oser
imports for April was the first rime that a surplus has
been recorded in the monthly U.S. merchandise trade
figures since September 1971. For the first 4 months
of 1973, the merchandise trade deficit was $636.3
million. This compares to deficits of $1,951.4 million
for the previous 4 months, September-December 1972,
and $2,252.1 million for the first 4 months of 19-2.


During the first 4 months of 1973, seasonally adjusted
exports were at an annual rate of $62,725 million (about
27 percent above the calendar year 1972 total of $49,208
million). Imports were at an annual rate of $64,633
million about 16 percent above the calendar year 1972
total of $55,555 million). During the 4-month period
January-April 1973, seasonally adjusted exports averaged
$5,227.1 million per month, a level about 19 percent
above the $4,382." million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period, September-December 1972.
Imports averaged $5,386.1 million for the current 4
months and $4,869.9 million for the previous 4 months,
September-December 1972.

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


These figures are based on seasonally adjusted data. ,ll/
Exports unadjusted for sea5 a d 1axldng
The Bureau also stated that April was the third Military Assistance ProgrPt.J T T'i yt -
month in a row that seasonally adjusted exports reached creased from $5,922.8 qwho'i 'March t Aj&d
new record high levels. The alrime high reported for million in -tpril. With %AT l4y Assistance Pro'
April exports exceeded the March total by $107.5 Grant-Aid shipments in c4 ,,april exports v a'ed-
million and the February total by $422.4 million, at $5,595.8 million as sempafed to $5,975. Tlionlan
Seasonally adjusted imports for April were at the lowest March. Unadjusted genet d ports amounted o$5,59s5.6
level since January 1973. million in March and $5 MI mll n April. .:



,, llt
'Adjusted for seasonal and orking-day variation. but not for price le'l Factors used to liusit 1922 and 973 data sown in th,; report represent
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data for 1958 1972 and rntroduceo in January 1973 combined mth the 3ppropr.ate worknmgda,
adjustmnt factors.
Cumulartions of oara over at least 3 or 4 month periods are desirable to raentily unerlying trends Month to month changes in exports reports, and
similar series often reflect primarily irregular movements, differences in monthly carryover, etc. Recent month tomonth percent changes in the overall
seasonally adjusted export and import seret are presented in the following table nith average percent ronh to mrnor,nth re and decline ovr longer
periods shown for comparison. rhe average rise and decline figures exclude percentage changes for II tme perod, December 1968 March 1969 and
July-December 1971 because of abnormalities in the data due to effects of dock strikes and (21 periods then negligible changes (zero percent in the
level of expoors,timorrs occurred.


Monrtr,-to-month Averae rornthly rates of chance

Series Mar. -Apr. Feb.-ar. Jan. -Feb. Dec. 197 ,,- Average Average 4 months L2 monih?
7 1 rise decline Dec. 1972- Apr. 1972-
1973 1973 1973 Jan. 9713 1967-1972 1967-1972 Apr. 1973 Apr. 1973
iPercernt I tPercent) iPercent i iPercent iPercent I Percent' iPercent) I Percer, t I


3porrts ........ 2a.O 6.2 .1.8 -9.1 *3.3 -3.7 +4.8 -3.1
TmportB ........ -2,6 -2.0 *4.9 .5.6 *3.5 -2.4 -1.5 *1.6



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.








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 with-
drawal document.' However, because of processing
problems, there has always been acarro'.overof a small
percentage of items from the actual month of impor-
tation to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding
month. The carryover should have little effect on month-
to-month comparisons of overall tctals, since the 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 date of formal
entrance of the vessel (i.e., the date of the inward
customs manifest for the vessel).


export. 2 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 ona periodic
basis. Data for 1972 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 19-3 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 1973 issues: figures
reflect revisions to 1972 data issued with June
1973 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-
tistics coverage, valuation, etc., is contained in the
following publications: Report FT990, Highlights of U.S.
Export and Import Trade; FT135, U.S. Imports, General
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 other
matters relating to foreign trade statistics may be ob-
tained from the Bureau of the Census, Washington,
D.C. 20233.
"'With minor exceptions., the date of export for ship-
ments other than by mail is the date when the shipment
leaves the United States, or, in the case of vessel or
air shipments, thedate ihen 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 April 1973

Iin mIlIIons O1 dollars Dati are not dalusi4 for unusual nariiges r. The level l 01 aci I-I r covraqc .uch as haDDens during sitrkE' and other e.enTI
Ihat maha m ve adcver- eft-erc on the sTaltiCn)I


-6500


- 5000




-3500






2000


6500


5000



3500






-2000
Arithmetic
scale
750




250

0

-250

-500

-750

-1000


I Rpresenpnl export i Of dormc.lc ana torccrn mn rchi'ord. e-: Cru,d.rq O .Darlm.-.,I a' DI lereiE M.i.lar% Ar.tsrfncE ProyramT. Gri nl.A. ih.pmrenIs
2 Denned a; exports see footnote 1 aooiel m.r..u general .mportn




Table 1. U.S Exports. General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance. Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation by Month. January 1972 to April 1973
Itir. rar, rr r. 1 -rre,
r n r.. Jar.ur .ir....- f r rr -r r. a 3... n4 3 -' e

19;, '
ff-ns1 | N1'4 3 @< q ei 4 1 nt 1 A". :i. I 4 *? l i ] 1 1 1 if 4 1. : e 1 .4

br,. 1 -32I 2 1 -1 -1 4 -'e --e 4 -iir -.1: r -441.1


Exp-r 1 :L 4, Ui '.r : J" 11 J4
imp.ri ... 21 ..: .-r. 4 .4' : 442 1 4 *
balance' : I i, 6 -
ILt iC 9r 197: nrd 19'1 r!a l '" 4.E :.,n 'C, iv.1 m r.i iorr ir,' :.lu'a r Jar...r, I-1 :v ..r. ri 1 -r Fr 44.
frfes'TIE i t.ra : I f t Ic ain '' l r.h -.ii '.. e. .i' atri [ipur. ment i f L ,rci... n liar, 1.1 an p Pr.uram .mra'. -Ai. ri rip--ents.
*[ fi-.ea E& ( ;:r11 c f: 1 f:?r,^ie s>:.: .ir u .erfral i. p .. -











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

Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1972 to April 1973

in millions of dollars. UIadlusted totals represent s-m of unrounded figures and hence may %ery sligBhtly fram sat of rounded aiountial

Exports excluding D00I ExportI tncluinog DOD Crant-Ald"
Crant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid


Pro Donesti D C
and ana D oet Ic, an Do.tt Total Western Other
foeari,, foreign, unadjusted fwrelgn, muadjusted Europe countirles

djtd nadIutd unadt.sted


1972

.laruin- -Deceliber. .. .. I 49.206 1 48.400 7 49,767 7 48,98,3 559.6 233.9 325.6

lr,uar --iTrl! .. l ,,, 4., 14 77 .8 1 i.,3-1 1 1 .9.1 6 1a., A' 9 ]rAL 8 92 1 93.7


January .. 4,074 2 3.606.5 3,;57.6 3,b64.4 3,815.:5 7.9 37.9 20.0
February.. ... .. 3.23.8 3,777.9 3,720.9 3,616.3 J,7:9.3 39.4 15.0 23.4
March. ..... ...... ... .. .... 3,69 4 4,306.] 4,24.- .E 4,345.8 4,286.1 39.5 14.0 25.5
April .... ..... .... ..... .. ... 3..17 1 3,8t8.1 3,809.9 3,935.1 3,860.0 50.0 25.2 24.9
May... ...... ..... ............. 3. 8. ? 4,140. 4,074.6 4,193.3 4,127.3 52.7 28.0 24.7
June. ... .. 3. 1 4,014.9 3,942.0 4,0 30.8 3,978.0 36.0 14.1 21.9


Jul. .. 0 .2 3 ,F651,2 3,29 7 3,723.3 3,664.S 66.1 18.7 47.4
Au.uJ t ... . .. .199 5 3. '.9 3 .07 3,962.6 3,912.1 45.7. 15.9 29.7
nepte. r. .. .. ..... ............ 17 .1 3,9 1. 1 3.694.0 4,007.3 3,937.2 43.2 21.4 21.8
: C be r. ..... .. ... .. .......... 4.317.9 4,441 .7 4,181.4 I10.2 1,446.9 67.; 25.0 42.4
No abt r.r .. .. .. ..... .. .... .. 4.472 6 10. 7 4.49F. 5 4,613.4 4,527.1 30.6 11.3 19.3
December.... ..... ... .. .. .5. 4,693 2 4.619.6 4,725 3 1.6,1 7 13.1 7. 24.7

1973

Jan.,ary-Apr 1.. 9,,6 .2 1 nl j 21' 754 4 il.? il 2 20.9' I 1 16.6 35 4 111 2

anr,ar. ... 4 )" ] 1 -4; ? F2 4 '.? 7n. 1 4,1l7 5 41 1- 22.0
Febr a .. ........ l 4.44 1 7il 4a, N 6 4,o31 1 .6 6 .1 7 5
March. .. .. ... ... 2 2. 97, 378.' 2 3 37 4

i, .. .....



S. .....

Sep ie oe r. .. ......
Oc t',3e r7 .
3. o.r.oer.. .


'Anjuotea fr ca -r, 51n r, s-:rinig-fa, arist .-S U in ;eas .ral a djusret I'act'rs in ro-du-a in Jar.u.ry 1973. 1 ec foctnte I un friet page.
.Data differ trr th'. rleaeo, ir. e.partn Ir, -f L- eir- rcpcris tr.u-' 1i i a ifferene in :'Iatlst Lal detnitlion' Fur a irtther explana-
1 "n, *ee i'atinote ?. i[aol E.-1, rep r t Ii F 1 i-gni ignt n, Li'S. report r n,,1 Iport .
"Annusl tJ.t l is n: ar.r-T, i:.r 'ao-Inall) adjuSti d ,-"3a L'ua .ju (Ien 4o.ta -h ut b1 uea i-r an.ua I,-tal .





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

In ri.l i ,'r. i I:llsr1 I':ir-jus 0 r total- r'prre it ?.., I unr I *a. ,'d fiur'. 1,i nkrce mnuo 'airy 'lightly Iron u., "1 r ,uncden oamn I,


S197? 1973


r i-..a


Janurry-[ece.b-r

laroar', r- pr i

Janury' .
Fr tjr art ..

rch .




uua ...
au tlr r. ...
L c ober. .
hnI.esber
C. wBher ..


L,.n(tr i..potI


af i. u I
adt. ai1J: e


. -2'

4, 4354
4,472 9
4.1,l 3
4,.413 0
4. l462 ?
. 16" 7

, :.6 :.2

I FO, .
4 '3.1 ?7

5.0ol01 6


"'-i-O1-J 'C


i'.2,L 4
3 't3 4

1. I ,9. 4
1,6143.6

1,'22 '3
1 12:. ,3
4, "6. I

3 .13. 7

1, tI.Is
2 D>iD I
3,1,9,4
4, Ia.'1


Impiiron =

urjn us. -iena
uriadj us:e i


t_,2A2. 3

1' 173.

4,238.2
4,1A3.2
4,841.3
1.221.1
4,69" .6


4,297..
4,'96.
4,.37.1

!,146..
4,760.1


General tsportis

easonrilly I


adj ited9


21, '41 3
2.44" 5

3 432.1
.. ,9J 3


Lnaidju'ised


21,31,.5
;.273 0
.I, `41

. 3.1; J


reports
for
consumptIon,
tjr..ijuotea


21,169.6
5.36. 2

5.83 9
, .287.:


' 30iseoa f.r a- r.Il and -.r .r.' -.i-, :rlt t"n r,.- '1,; '. er.-.al anjuteimfr.t f- 1 .ri intrr, i'rdc In Jar.ary 1973. See iootnrote I or, front page.
' .r.uti t[:i a noT :r. -r' tI r s a r ell. aalu ti- d1ta. I'na.aj, t -la Iata r.o-.uld h,. u'ed for anrn al .1 tal .










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 1972 to April 1973

iIn million of dollars. Unadjusted totals rerreuent Sum of surrounded figures and her.ce may -rsry IlIghtly i ror E u' oI r.unlea aer ounet I

Schedule B secttons .nd -elected di istons'
Period
S2 3 4 5 6 7 71 72 73 6 9

Se-aonally adju-ter'

1972

January- April ........... .1 .5 471.3 1 V i'.9 'i..9 1 4:. I. ? ,l 3.i j7 J. I.7 1 .1 4 71 ? .12. 12, 5 5.46.3

January... ...... ...... 385.6 177 .) 402 8 141 6 %2 1 7-2 3800 1,767.5 812 5 312.0 636 8 2-.9 '149 5
February.... ... ... 379 6 152.0 376.0 127 3 139 5 347 4 392 4 1.626 6 7,1.0 287 a 61i.9 2L4 1 :117 4
March....... .......... 368 4 s.i 0 405 3 139 3 "3a 2 31 1 0 391 0 1.721 4 718 8 2.9 1 718.0 253.3 '134 1
April... ........ .. 381 9 47 3 391 4 129.7 15 I 303 6 3' 8 A1.68 2 7419.4 ?2 8 6 642 I 263 2 '144 0
May.... .......... 445 9 60.4 394 s 115 0 '42 0 31.-- 368.5 1.690.3 -si._ :'86 702.9 257 9 '137 9
June.................... 471 4 h5 7 370 1 116 7 62.1 32:' 3 386 6 1.71 7 774.9 301 a 634 7 764.1 '131.4
July.. .... .. ......... 464.4 69.3 419 4 114 I '4 5 424 8 405 3 1,780 7 791) 1 306 665 9 27? 4 1 118 9
August ................. 498 7 6" 1 403 135 5 '3. I 329 0 431 7 1,86A.2 814 8 308.1 '33 3 264 2 '116 9
September....... 530 0 63 0 360 i I? 7 '3f 3 346 3 42' ] 1,8A0 ? 406.6 !" .' 71q 2:'5 7 1a30 5
October ............ .... 537 4 Q9 475 I?9 8 '35.2 415 6 4.1 1 I.941.9 83? 0 322 3 89.4 280 9 '131 0
November............. .. 555 0 67.0 51? 7 1I1 5 a 347 9 437.7 19 84.1 6 1 14. I 742 6 :70 7 '126.7
Drcelber...... .......... 16 7 M8.E 490 0 135.1 'A, 3 31. 7 436 1 1.312 4 1' 1 327 7 fi6'.7 281 9 131.0

1973

J.nuary-Aprl ........... 3,.009.0 343.' ;.'.'.J ?!1.4 'l ;: r 1, ''.4 1 ..!4.1 6.396.- .o.' .: 1.348.: 3u?.F, 1.160.I "-65.5

January..... .. ....... C 5.; i6.7 [I1.2 124.2 *14.rl 3'.,1 14.7 ?.,3 4,:6 3 Jel. 0!.' .3 286E.: '118.
February .....'. ...... .1 8.. 3* ? 4 13: '.- 14. 2 9.... 4 3-'. 4.4,. -'_ 3 ]-
March .............. .... 799.1 "-.9 m0. .4 .i 'c .- s1 : 4-6.r .. i 0i. 1 7,.. Ifn.4 i94.2 '14' 7
April ............... .. 819.5 14.n 'i;. .4 4,).4 '30..'' .I. ) i4 9 ?.. J .. 81 ? l O 1.0 314.. '16 .1
May........ ...........
June .... ... .. .. ..
July .... .......
AugBst .. .........
September... ...
October. ...... .........
November ................
December..... ...... .

Unc.juwt.d


1972

January-December.. ... 5, 5.3 90 .3 .0.9.2 I, 5 3.8 C'.'. 4",1 3. 4 904.0 21. 514 2 ,. 3. 9 E i 269 7 19.'. l,,.6 e "

January-Apr I ....... .... .490.4 '; .. I ,r !?.4l a4 .) i 1. 0 1 ,5 1 ..r .n 1 e .I 749. .. .. 16.3

January.......... .. ... 379.4 10.2 198.4 116.1 a. t 3 5 3-.- 1 71.9 *.. 611.3 I. -49..3
February... .. 372.k L12.1 378.3 h'.s.8 39.' 311.: 392.0 1 .~.4 7:_l..' 2:6.4 O60 i 117.4
March ............ ...... 376.5 49.5 436.' 135." S3'. 343.2 434.8 0C 3.6 -: .1 3 '. 6 8 84.0 134.4
Apr l ...... ... .... 3.1. ; 34.3 399.2' 131.6 35.68 193.9 361 .6 I 99. 1'79 .6 -91.3 7 '.i 1.4 144.9
May... ....... .. .... 49.0 59.0 387.! 1S.f. 42.0 341i.4 11i 3. 6 ] ,e' 7 l3. 33 ]:n 6 .3 244.3 137.9
Julem ............... .. 474.2 i4.1 371.6 122.9 6'.1 33 i l.04.4 I ".; .. '9" .1 3.3.3 C .4 131.
July................... 436.5 59.7 361.9 102.9 4-1.' 33?. 3'4.1 1,972.4 7'4.4 633.6 11.1 .61.0 118.9
AuguSl ............ 417 -'.3 6.2 3 3.-2 1 7.2' 37.1 319..1 4I1. 1,673.9 ;66.7 296.1 61'r.8 J.7 116.8
September .... ... .. :.17.3 76.3 311.J 130.3 36.3 3-' .3 40;.. 1,739.7 7' .0 3l.'*.F 67..I -.3.3 20.1.
October. ........... .. O. 5,10.6 d .8 49. 137.1 3,. 2 3 : .9 11'.7 1 .87.4 "97.9 331.B 7l ? .8 213.1 il.r.
November.. ........ .... 415.; 94.8 .5.. 116.9 17.7 132.0 16.3 1.3041.7 8 3.9 341.3 f71.6 :: .7.9 Ie: .
December..... ... ... 649.3 90. i 6u.9 1"8.9 36.3 354.7 411.3 1 437 7 il. 33 .9 738 2 27:.3 3 1.1J

1973

Trna..ry-April ........... 2.928.1 ?C0..E .8n8. 4'>. 1 7.8 1 i 4.0 2,.0 4 .',i1 i. 1 .4 3 ,.. 1. 1 .'i :1 5. .

January... ..... .... .. F.S6.F. 62.9 i6E.4 lI)!..: 41 403 8 7l; .-' ],95 7 k .9 lE ." 7"3 6 7 .. It. ..
February. .......... 669.4 74., i.1. 10 .7 Il.m 381 7 457.r .2' ;r. 3z, .. o''..' zf. i '3 :
March. .. ...... ..... l'..] "7.1 9411.7 2 '1 .1.. i I., 31.- .1..,." 1.,'.,]1 .4 :.; 4 ,.
April .. .. I. 74. :1 '..:0 .2 1 31 .,A 1443.- 5" ,q ? '. 71.3 3le 6 -e' .1 3l21 i 1I6.1
May ... ...... .........
.aune.... ... ..
July............ .....
August. ............ .
September ...... ... .
October ...... ..
November................
December ...........

'Schedule B =ection tnd selected oaitisn drscrltilo.- are as folIlc-

0. Food ona live annlaf s 7. M cltinry ano trarsport equlpmntl
1. Beveraug. and tobacco 71. Macntnery, h.ner than electric
2. Cruoe materials, inedible, 'xrept iu.l5 32. Electrical U16h iner- Ofparatl., and appli ar.ep
3. Mineral fuel, lubrcanrts, and relate, materials 73. Tranr.port e-uipeenl
4. Animal and vegetable oilzl ano fat. 8. M.ce.l1r'.ouu.- marufrctuire.l artli-es, u. e.c.
s. Chemlrcla 9. C-o.o Iotts ar trFr.rctlion- r.- l cla.ssifiede a rrdng to kr.a
6. Manufactured goods clastlfied chiefly by mattrlal
'Seasonally adjua te fIgurcs Ior sectionn 7 may difetr slitgrtl) frnF. the ;mu. -I litliln:- 71.7., 7 7:3 since .a:h ti inde-cna-r.tiv ..,u-iea.
'AdJ,sted for easovnal and sorklng-daF catlon ulr. ,ee.rcal adiju.t enrt t.ctor Intr:duned in Jar.dr, 1973. S.e i onte I In I, r.r, pr9..
Annual totals are not shown for seasor.all aoJusteda data. LUnad)lusteo oaa r., Iulo be u.ed for arrnua!i 1tals. I.e adaju' ei1 rCtLi-n Er.T. al3 in
btis able and similar overall monthly total In rbles I anr 2 -cre ajUjstfa indepenoantly.
eIn the mbaerce of denr.onstrable -easonal patterns for tits action, no sea ona aojusti.nt facltr- nraw- er. lapplloa o.. dl.t.









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

I In millions or dollars. LinadutEleo toals represent sum of unrounced figures and hence lay vary slightly from BUm of rounded amouatsi

Schedule A sections'

0 2 3 4 5 6 7 I I 9

Seasonally adjutited

1972

January-April ........ .073 0 330.3 1,25- I I.01.5 '63 6 660 9 3.520.7 5.178.0 2.274.2 '503.6

January.............. 594.7 84.4 316.7 370 9 '14.8 163.7 904.0 1,306.8 572 7 '127.2
February............... 577 6 69.0 313 4 369.1 '21.1 153.3 903.7 1,362.3 541.7 '116.0
March................... 467.8 61.6 303.7 375.7 '15.4 169.6 892.5 1,514.2 610.4 '133.0
April ................. 472 9 75.3 321 3 385 8 '12.3 174.3 820 5 1.394.7 549 4 '127.3
May.................... 509 6 84 4 312.4 383 7 '14 3 155.4 896.8 1,416.5 534.9 '132.2
June................... 510.7 62 7 303.2 387.9 '15 r 170 3 960.1 1,394.9 562.3 '131 9
July.................... 508 7 74.0 319 4 405 1 '16.3 160.9 975.6 1,417 3 566 4 '126.5
August.............. 548.2 73.6 291.3 392 0 1.1 163.1 1,000 1 1,601.2 600.9 '135.6
September .............. 0 81.8 333 2 435 0 I12 5 178.5 953.1 1,376 7 581.5 '132 7
October................. 567 0 87 2 332 3 419 1 '15.5 164.9 1.045.4 1,467 6 568 7 1147.1
November ............ 559 7 95 5 3182.7 450.2 10.1 1282.1 1,044.3 1,690 9 609 2 1143 9
December.. .......... .. 541 1 94 4 339.9 443 3 121 7 187 6 1,051 4 1,516 2 620 0 .144 6

1973

January-April ........ 2.493.1 3.;4.. 5 It 9 2.:.:3r 4 '33.9 765. 4,275.3 6.379.s 2.649.B '584.2

January .............. .. 6.n 103 6 4.0 0 4li E '6 8 181 8 1.074 5 1,619 ? .53.1 '162.8
February...,............ (35.e 83 41.3.6 iOe.i li 202 I l,1s2.9 1.661.9 688.9 '128.7
March......... ........ .9 8d I 5i6 5 544 14.7 186.3 1.075.0 1,.'?.0 667.9 '151 3
April................... 621 6 iW4 3 '1' I 519.3 '13.6 192 3 962 6 1.583 5 i39.9 '141.4
May............. ......
June.................
July...................
August..............
September..........
October.................
November.. ...... ..
December.... .........

I'nadjusteo

1972

January-December .... 6,362.0 1,009.5 3, 59.9 4,79q.8 179.6 2,015.0 11,421.6 17,400.1 6,910.7 1,598.0

January-April........ 2.035 .1" I. '., I I '."i. 63.6 669.7 3,40i ,701.0 .J104.7 503 6

January.......... ..... 546.4 83.5 286.5 ]39.4 11.B 159.3 872.4 1,268.9 118.9 127.2
February............... 541.2 A4.' 276.1 375.4 21.1 150.8 800.7 1,333.7 479.4 116.0
March.................. 472.9 60.9 315.4 126.8 15.4 192.0 930.0 1,669.7 610.4 133.0
April.................. 475.3 68.3 9"1.7 3 4.9 12.3 187.7 804.9 1,429.7 496.1 127.3
May.................. 516.2 68.0 341.8 37,.3 14.3 169.2 993.2 1,566.6 524.7 132.2
June................... 52.5 ea.6 3?4.1 175.1 15.5 75.25.; 1,017.7 1,531.6 580.9 131.9
July.................. .4.3 3.6 116.A 37.' 16.3 144.2 910.5 1,247.2. 595.9 126.5
August.................. 6. 5.1. 31F.9 400.2 .1 164.0 994.1 1,370.6 698.9 135.6
September.............. 5 72. 334.9 4&9.3 11.5 159.0 941.7 1,25.2 603.0 132.7
October. .............. 58.1 2107.1 34:.3 412.' 15.5 165.9 1,085.1 1,523.4 616.2 147.1
November.............. :41.6 11:.3 363.1 416.1 10.1 171.4 1,072.5 1,702.7 621.4 143.9
December............. 539.2 99.3 324. 475.7 21.7 166.4 968.3 1,491.9 563.0 144.6

1973

January-April........ 4'3S 3" I i3 12.9 1? 9 8L.3 i' 4, 1.-'; 6 7'9.0 2,468 7 584.2

January............... 1.e I n9.. 3"9h. 31 : A6 i89.1 1,107 6 1..' 5.9 631.5 162.8
February .............. `i, I 761 3 41 494 9 l2 8 2i' ? 963 6 2,560 0 584 2 128.7
March................. r.l 2 6 5 33 e 94 1 14 2'*."- 1,076.? 1,813 0 643.2 151.3
April................. 658 3 9 39A.3 .ol 2 1 s.6 .2.1 9 991 c 1.7111.1 (09.8 141.4
May.......... ......
June... ........
July .... .....
August ................
September..........
October... .........
November................
December...............

'Schedule A section o- cr .i.lor. are a ,-.lih-
0. Food and liX.- -nlmals 5. C aical:.
1. Beverages ans tabac:o 6. Mrr ac..ctured gono_ clealfilvd chiefly by material
2. Crude material'. ar.edibl, rn-t fuels 7. M.lcr.lnery ar.a tra.sDort equlps.ent
3. Mineral fuel, irorican's. man rel t.-J aaterlalE 8. MlceclanEous r.analaeturea articles, n.e.s.
4. An Ial and -egetable iis anea [r2. 9. C.-,n'illtIes and traniaculona not cla .srfed according to kind
aAdjusted for seasoel arr i0 dy ariatisn .ng seas.onl a;juotment factors 3,rtrcidced in January 1973. See lootcote I on front page.
Annual totals are not b-.nsn f:r ,E .'nail, .ojuqneo data. Urnajusted aata should be u-ed for annual totals. TIe adjusted section totals In
this table and similar ...rall 2 aathl rnr.als Ir. t L.ie I apd 3 were a.ui'ta i r.dependently.
'In the absence of nea, nstrrible ,s '-r.na ptternm f.r lthls sectl-n, 0o ;esaonel adjus.aent factor have been applied to date.







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