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U.S. foreign trade
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Jan. 1971-
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Prepared by: the Bureau's Foreign Trade Division.
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"Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data."
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"FT 900."
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Latest issue consulted: Dec. 1973.

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U.S. FOREIGN TRADE


QSU EXPORT AND IMPORT

U... o-TY MERCHANDISE

U.S. DEPOSTORY MAY 1973


Seasonally Adjusted


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during May 1973, seasonally ad-
justed exports, excluding Department of Defense (DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $5,602.8 million" and that seasonally
adjusted general imports for May amounted to $5,760.7
million. Both the export and import figures were at
new record high levels. Comparable seasonally adjusted
totals for April were $5,487.0 million for exports and
$5,290.7 million for imports.
The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESA), noted that
a merchandise trade deficit of $157.9 million" was
recorded during May. For the 4-month period, February-
May 1973, the deficit amounted to $490.4 million as
compared to the $1,826.8 million deficit figure recorded
during the previous 4-month period, October 1972 -
di;! January 1973. These figures are based on seasonally
adjusted data.
During the 4-month period February-May 19"3, sea-
sonally adjusted exports averaged $5,383.5 million per
month, 'a level about 17 percent above the $4,582.1
million average reported for the preceding 4-month
period, October 1972 January 19"3. Imports averaged


and Unadjusteq ata


$5,506.1 million per mont\y' %he current r monthss
about 9 percent above the f$.4ca million average (or
the previous 4 months. r '' '
During the first 5 months of 1973, seasonally ad-
justed exports were at an annual rate of $63,626 million
(about 2Q percent above the calendar year 1972 total of
$49,208 million). Imports were at an annual rate of
$65,532 million (about 18 percent above the calendar
year 1972 total of $55,555 millions.
Seasonally adjusted export and import totals for
selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and di-
visions 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 $5,560.5 million in April to $6,023.0
million in May. With Military Assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipments included, May exports were valued at
$6,064.0 million as compared to $5,595.8 million in
April. Unadjusted general imports amounted to $5,34".3
million in April and $6,032.0 million in May.


'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level. Factors used to adjust 1972 and 1973 data shoin in this report represent
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data for 1958 1972 and introduced in January 1973 combined with the appropriate working-day
adjustment factors.
'Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends Month to month changes in exports, imports, and
similar series often reflect primarily regularr movements, differences in monthly carryover, etc. Recent month-to-month percent changes in the overall
seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the following table itlh average percent month to month use and decline over longer
periods shovn for comparison. The average rise and decline figures exclude percentage changes for 111 the periods December 1968 AfMarch 1969 and
.dly-December 1971 because of abnormalities in the data due to effects of dock strikes and 121 periods when negligible changes f(ero percent in the
level of exports/imports occurred.
Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change

Series Apr.-May Mar.-Apr. Feb.-Mar. Jan.-Feb. Average Average 4 months 12 months
1973 1973 1973 1973 rise decline Jin.-May May 1972-
1967-1972 1967-1972 1973 May 1973
(Percent) (Percent) IPercentl iPercent I iPercent) iPercent i iPercent I Percentl

ftports........ -2.1 '2.0 -6.2 '1.8 t3.9 -3.7 *3.0 '3.1
Imports ........ +8.9 -2.6 -2.0 .4.9 *3.5 -2.4 +2.3 -2.2


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 market value in the foreign
country and therefore excludes U.S. import duties,
freight charges from the foreign country to the United
States, and insurance. Value information is required
to be reported on import entries in accordance with
Sections 402 and 402a of the Tariff Act of 1930, as
amended. None of the values have been adjusted for
changes in price level.

It is the objective of the compiling procedures to
include shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics
for the month of import, which is based on the filing date
of the import entry or warehouse withdrawal document. 1
However, because of processing problems, there has
always been a carryover of a small percentage of items
from the actual month of importation to a subsequent
month, usually the succeeding month. The carryover
should have little effect on month-to-month comparisons
of overall totals, since the carryover of the previous
month should compensate roughly for thatofthe following
month.

Export Statistics

Exports of domestic merchandise include commodities
which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United
States, and commodities of foreignoriginwhich 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, arein substantially
the same condition as when imported.

The dollar value shown in the export statistics is
defined generally as the f.a.s. value at the U.S. port of
exportation. These values have not been adjusted for
changes in price level.

In general, compiling procedures provide for the
inclusion of shipments in the statistics for the month of



IFor shipments by vessel, merchandise is not included
in the statistics prior to the date of formal entrance of
the vessel (i.e., the date of the inward customs manifest
for the vessel).


export. However, as indicated above for imports,
because of processing problems there has always been
a carryover of a 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
1972 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., is contained in the follow-
ing publications: Report FT990, Highlightsof U.S. Export
and Import Trade; FT 135, 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 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 minor exceptions, the date of expert 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 for 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 May 1973

(In millions of dollars. Data are not adjusted lor unusual changes in the revel of act.vIty or coverage such as happens during strikes and other events
that may hive adverse effects on The staisiicsl


I Represents sportsol domestic and lore.gn mer.harda. i eclua.ing Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
2 Deflinm as exports (ee fooinoe 1 abofel mfnus general irr.parts.




Table I U.S. Exports. General Imports. and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation by Month: January 1972 to May 19731
'In illiona of dollars)

Pr Lod ..d Ja. January Febru,-. MArch April May Jum. July August et October Noveber eceber


1977'

ports... 19.469 7 4,0-4 2 3 623 6 3.8i 9 1 3 817 1 3,885,2 3,971.1 4,052.3 4,199.5 4,177 I 4,317.9 4,472.8 4.560 5
Imports .,32 4.435 4 4 472 9 I.1 5I 3 4.413 '* 4,482.2 4,467.7 4,565.2 4,726.0 l,605.1 4,736.2 5,136.4 5,001.e
Mer.--ad se Ir .d1
b.lOc- ....... -2. 1 2 -6, 1 -364 9 -595.9 -597.0 -496.6 -512.9 -526.5 -428,4 -418.3 -663.6 -441.1

1973'

Exporl ... 26.511 0 4,?1 I S.064. 5.39 '. 5,467.0 5,602.8
lampot, ... ;?.; S ? .. 8i 840 5.432 1 5,290.7 5.760.7
1erchar. dlbe .rd
balance'... -'94 -3,3 6 -476 i -' 6 -19. -l') 9

D.l. for 1972 and 1I73 relIec l~ a\o- l *ajusrm1en! factors introduced in January 1973. See footnote 1 oo front page.
a "prebent erporl. of Jca1.stic a frd Tre i`T, m.rchand.oe excluding Deportment of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Ald ohiplents.
DerIned s -cporls t1e Footr.c.1o 2, a bt.. m.n1s geeraL lmports.










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

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

(In millions of dollars. Ifnadjusted toals represent sum of unrounded figure and hence may vary slightly from aum of rounded amountel

Eaporia ecluding DUD Expurts Incl.ilnli DOD Grant-Aid'
Crant-Aid DiD Grant-Aid


Period Domec I smtic Domestic
an .ind Domestic, an Dome 9stic, Tester Oher
aorrena, foreign, unadjusted foreign, unmajusted Europe count ries

au unadjusted madjused


1972

Jmnuary-Deceber. ....... i 49,208.1 48,408.7 49,767.7 48,968,3 559.6 233.9 325.6

Januar-ay ... 19.469.7 1,9h16.3 19,609 7 20,1 .9 19,848 3 238.6 ?70.1 118.1


January .. .. ..... .. 4,074 2 3,806.5 3,757.6 1,864.4 3,815.. 57.9 37.9 20.0
February .. ........ .. .. 3.323. 3,777.9 3,720.9 3,816.3 3,759.3 39.4 15.0 23.4
March ....... ........... .. 3,869 1 4,306.3 4,216.6 4,345.8 4,286.1 39.5 14.0 25.5
April .... .... ........ ...... .. .. 3,817 I 3.885.1 3,809.9 3,935.1 3,860.0 50.0 25.2 24.9
May ... .. ....... ..... ............ 3,68 .2 4,140. 4,0714.6 4,193.3 4,127.3 52.7 28.0 24.7
June....... ....... .. ... 3,91 4.1114.9 3,942.0 4,0!0.8 3,978.0 36.0 14.1 21.9


July. ......... .. ... .. .... .... 4,0C2 3 3,657.2 3,96.7 3,723.3 3,664.8 66.1 18.7 47.4
August .... ..... .... ............. 4,119 5 3,937.0 3,866.7 3,982.6 3,912.3 45.6 L5.9 29.7
September.. ... ......................... 1,1777.1 3,964.1 3,894.0 4,007.3 3,5937.? 43.2 21.4 21.8
Oc toner....... .. ........ ....... ... 4,317.9 4,442.7 4,361.4 4,510.2 4,148.9 67.5 25.0 42.4
November ........... ....... ...... ..... .472 8 4,562.; 4,496.5 4,61L3.4 4,527.1 30.6 11.3 19.3
December... ..... .... ................ 1.60 A 4.693.2 4 619 6 4,723.3 4.651 7 32.1 7.4 24.7

1973

!anu.ry- .. 26 1 0 ''.11' 2 26,681 1 27,322.2 2"',888 20' 7 617. 10 I

inJnuary.. .. .... ........ 4,977 ] ,747.2 1,6'i. 7 4,789.1 1.,719 5 41 8 19.9 22 0
February.. 14... ... *. l,4.0 40 1,;q4 5 1.0 6 4,6-1 I 36 6 9 1 27.5
March...... .. .... .. .. ,17937 :.,.?2 6 .,825 8 5,9;3.7 5,8 78 :.' 1 i. 37.4
April ...... .... ... ... ... .... ... 181 0 ,;s 5",426 4 5,595.8 5,491 8 35 3 1i 9 24 4
M, 0.. ... .. .. ..r.. ; .0 -3.0 ,926 7 6.061.0 5,967.- 41 0 12.1 26.9
Junc ........ .... ...... .. ...


Juy .. ..... .. .
Augu s[.. ... .
September.... .. .
October ..
No tber .
December ... .. .

AdJste' for seaunal an. working-day sariils.l.-n u-ing .se,.al mnjusmient fractr introoucen ir. January 1973. e foot,.le I on front page.
,'tsa ilffer fro- th.e rleaneo in D parrmeinl ,f e fns' report because of a .difference in St.tistiical definiton. For a further explina-
tion, Eee -',Ino '' 2, ble i-1I. R-port fT 995' hi hi l ci v.:. LDoorts rn r j ccriS.
'Aca.,ual i,.tl i inot _hons f-r ,.c.C.Tlo ai nuiu d. ant.. Lnea ust o ,hta -hould be uzed for a _nual iotal'.





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

lin slllin, cf otlar'-. tradjusted it'ai: repreent -n 7 f ur,-rrLu.-o figure= arn hence may Vary slightly from ,n. l rounoif a.cuna iI5

197? 1973

ri sr,.r l 3ipcrts iopzrti General sports Iaports
r icr for
Sas.aponal iUn.. Co-Upt on, Seasonal ly Unaju consutpt Ion,
adji= te uauoj. tea adjusted unadjusted


January-December........ ........... ..... (1) 55,555.2 55,282.3

Jnuary-May............................. 22,318.8 22,271.5 22,164.4 27,305.2 27,342.6 27,178.0

January.................................... 4,435.4 4,278.4 4,258.2 5,280.9 5,423.0 5,368 ?
February................................ 4,472.9 4,179.5 4,153 2 5,540.8 4,944.6 1,930 0
March....................................... 4,515.3 4,843.6 4,841.3 5,432.1 5,595.6 5,583 9
April...................................... 4,413.0 4,248.0 4,221.1 5,290.7 5,347.3 5.287
May...................................... 4,482.2 4,722.0 4,690.6 5,760.7 6,032.0 6,008 4
June.................. ....................... 4,467.7 4,766.1 4,798.6

July........................................ 4,565.2 4,313.7 4,297.2
August........ ........................... 4,726.0 4,727.4 4,696.5
September.... ........................... 4,605.5 4,484.8 4,437.1
.Octer. ....... .. .......... ... 4,736.2 5,007.1 4,982.5
liovember ................................. 5,136.4 5,189.8 5,146.0
December................................. 5,001.6 4,79,.0 4,760.1

tAdjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1973. See footnote I on front page.
AAnnual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.








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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 May 1973
(ID millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent SaU of anrounded figures and hence may vary slgnty from sun of rouTroed amounts

Schedule B sections and selected d 3isiona1'
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 f 7 71 71 73 8 9

Seasonally aujusteed

1972

January-Moy............. 1,961.4 491.7 1,960.3 667.9 '?n7.9 1,661.2 1,929.7 k,494.0 3, 0.? 1,461.6 3,315.' 1 ,214.4 '684.2

January................ 385.6 177 0 402 8 141 6 e'2 4 372. 380 0 1,767.5 812.5 312.0 636 8 55..9 '149 5
Februsry............... 379 6 152.0 376.0 127 3 '39 t 347.4 342 4 1.626.6 721 0 217 9 615 9 254.1 '117 4
March................... 368.4 35 0 405 3 139 3 *38 ? 319 0 391.0 1.721 4 746.8 2'1.4 714.0 253.3 '734 4
April............... 381 9 47.3 391 4 129.7 *35 8 303 6 377 a 1.6B8 2 749 4 265 6 642 1 263.2 '144 9
May..................... 445.9 60.4 384.8 125.0 '12 0 318.' 388. 1,690.3 758 5 266 7 703.9 257 9 '137.9
June.................... 471 4 56 7 370 1 116 -7 S2.1 322 3 386.6 1.718.7 774.9 301.8 634 764.1 '131 4
July................... 464.1 69 3 418 4 214 1 11 2 329 8 405 3 1*760.7 790.1 306 A 665 9 777.1 '118 9
August.................. 498.7 67.1 403.5 135 5 '31 1 329 0 431 7 1,868.2 814.6 308.1 733.3 264.2 '116 6
Beptember............... ... 530 0 63 0 360 8 117 7 '36.3 346 3 42:. 8 1,850 7 A06.6 318 b 719 7 265 7 '120.5
October........ ... 537 4 69 8 475 5 129 6 435.2 419.8 451 1 1.941.8 833.0 327 3 750 4 780 9 '131 0
November..... .. .... .. 555 0 67.0 51? 7 141 5 '47 7 347 6 437.7 1,94.1 6:5 5 349 I 742 6 270 7 '178.7
December................ 616 7 68 6 490 0 135 1 '36.3 385.7 436 1 1.912.4 84; 1 327 69'. 7 81 9 '131.1

1973

January-May............. 3,83?.2 4572. 3,5i2.' fc. 5. '4242.2 ,131 C 553.7 J 0.72.2 l,9 .6 1, 2 e. 1, 66.t ': ,55.. '712 A

January... ... ....... 685.6 86.7 561.. 176.' '41.40 417 0 4i).' 2,r.414 3 906.3 3J 1. 7-50.3 ?86.5 'lla.,
February............. 7i4.6 105.1 662.2 126.9 '1..6 19 2.? 472.7 20,'38.2 90C0.4 379.7 81,.9 283.2 '132.'
March ................ ... 799.1 87.9 769.4 Z '.9 1* 1.0 417.' 4A6.0 2.1 4.1 -,1.1 37?.2 310=.4 294. 145.7
April................... 819.5 1v1.0 7.)7. 140. 1 'Ie. 162.c 7.1.4 21:1 .6 9%.I 5,4.I f01 .0 it 74 i- I.4
May .................. 823.2 69.2. 77:..0 129.A '54.4 '25.2 -39 .* 2 ,:27r.. 96 .; 1ri9. 3 9A" .4 32..3 *'1 6.1
June..... .... .........
July.......... .......
August .. .........
September............ ..
October ..............
November... .........
December............ ...

UnedIJusted


1972

January-rDcember ........ 5,66,.3 906.3 0-,,2.2 1,5s3.8 -,01. ,133.7 4,9014., 121.714 2 9,.15.: 3,69q.2 8.269 3,190..' 1,56.6

Jeouary-M y ............. 1.939.1 361..' 1.999-8 '9 7.5 '7.9 1.6 1.4 ,1..2.1 11 .2.3 3.975 .7 1,192.7 J,575., 1,111.3 684.2

January.. ..... .. ... 379.4 12F.2 39e.4 116.1 '2'. I 337.5 3 7.Z 1,65-'.9 749.9 296.7 611.3 240.6 149.i
February... ... ..... .. 372. 112i.1 3 7.3 luB.6 39.5 3;1.? 392.0 1,636.4 750.2 2-F.4 609.7 25u.8 117.4
March.................. 376.5 49.5 436.5 135.5 38.2 343.2 434.6 2,053.6 861.1 322.7 863.8 ,4C.O 134.1
April .. .. ...... ..... 36 .7 34.3 399.2 131.6 35.6 293.9 367.6 1,799.6 793.6 .91.3 711.7 271.1 1|4.9
May......... ........... 449.0 59.0 387.5 ;35.6 4.0 343.6 413.6 1.i94. 1313.9 30'.E 771.3 264.3 137.9
June.. .......... 471.2 5 .1 371.6 172.9 62.1 335.5 401.4 1 ,756.5 798.1 303.3 '55.0 265,. 131.1
July.................... 436.5 59.7 361.9 517.9 11. 332., 374.1 1,5-3.4 ;".4I -k3.F. L.4 261.0 118.9
AUgua.... .. ... 47.3 66.2 353.2' 157. 37.1 349.1 421.6 ,63,.9 76E.7 ;296.4 61.'3. 264.7 1H6.6
September.............. 17.3 76.3 311.4 130.3 36.3 336.3 405.6 1,739.7 755..0 309.6 675.1 .63.3 IZA.
October ............ .. 5 0.6 83.8 499.7 13.1 3 35.7 392.9 IH,.7 1,867.4 797.9 331.r 754.8 2@3.1 131.u
povember................ 615.5 941. 56...5 146.9 47.7 33 .0 426.3 1,901.7 043.9 341.3 719.6 .6S., 1.B.7
December ......... ..... 659.3 9'0.5 565.9 L?B.9 36.3 365.7 140 5 1.437 7 861.5 337., .38 2 276.3 )131.0

1973

January-May .... .... 3, '6?.8 3j;9.I :'.1,7.9 t16.2 24:.2 ?,131.1 2,613.1 11.33n0 4, ,4.2 I.961., 4,l A 1 .5jC.6 12.2

Januasry................. 668.6 o2.9 5,'.4 130;.3 44.0. 403.- 4V7. 1 .9i. 1 6. 4 2.9 3..7 ? ;75.1 115.'.
February.... ...... .. '69.- 74.5 6 3.1 1.,. 7 14.i 31 4.7 T1 7.' .'.0J26 9 7r,.E 3.52.4 ,)3.9 270.3 ik3.-.
March....... ......... .. 60'.3 78.4 640.7 121.2 'l.3 411 6 231., :2.i'.7. 1.0u 4.7 409 ? 7 .",).4 325.7 141,.7
April.... .. ... .. 7,9 .6 4. 1 .-I,3 l: .1 413. 2 1.9 '.:7n... -1.3 3A9.6 '69 1 321.3 IE1 1
May............ .... 834.7 I 60.4 709.7 14i..3 4.4 4 710.', : .4 ? ,A .l7 7 l .7 *4I ..0.5 1.. 6.7 I 1".7
June.... ... .....
July ..... ..........
August... ... ......
September..........
October.. .... ...
November ........ .....
Deceabe r.. ..

'Scbeaule B Becrlon and elected 'son de;cription- are as .lf..l ,a

0. rood and live solmals 7. Machinery dano rranport equiIp ent
1. BEv-ragea and tobacco 71. Machliner, other than electric
2. Crude alerials, inedible, except fuel- 72. Electrical machinery, upp.rarus, and .pDyiances
3. Mineral tuel, lubricants, ann related materials 73. Tran-p..rr equipli nt
4. AntiLa and vegetable olls and fata 8. Mlsce'lar.eoua manufact.Jred articles, n.e.c.
5. Chemlcals 9. Co'aditieS aon transactions not classiflea according Ito kina
6. Manufactured good, classLfled chIeflv by naterlal
'Seasenally adijureo figure, for ectln 7 mia1 afler cli nily frorjG ti= u- ci dil l-tr.s 71,72, 6inrd 73 rlce each .- t-d pendentl adjuatea
5AdjusLed for seanoral and aorklnt-nay tarl.tlon u&ari. seasonal adjustment ract:ra Intrr.aucea ir, Januar 1973. .e rtoo-ln :te I r.n frcrnt pii..
Annual total are not choain for seasonally adjusted oata. Unaoljutea data shcuid be used for annual toIisio. Irh adjusted section totals In
this table and stillsr overall montnly loala. In tables I and 2 B-re a4luttEa ir depenently.
nIn the absence of demonstranle seasonal patterns Itr this sectln, n, sea-onai dajustment fact3ra have been applien to dale







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

I .I millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary sltihtly froam am of rounded amounts)

Schedule A sections'
Period
0 1 2 I 3 4 I 6 7 I 8 I 9

Seasonally adjusted5

1972

January-ay....... ......... 2,62.6 414 7 1,567.5 1,885.2 '77.9 816.3 4,417.5 6,994.5 2,809.1 '635.8

January ................ 554.7 84.4 316.7 370.9 '14.8 163.7 904.0 1,306.8 572.7 '127.2
February................ 577.6 89.0 313.4 369.2 '21.1 153.3 903.7 1,362.3 541.7 '116.0
March ............ 467.8 81.6 303.7 375.7 '15.4 169.6 892.5 1,514.2 620.4 '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
Jne.................... 510.7 82.7 303.2 387.9 '15.5 170.3 960.2 1,394.9 562.3 S132.9
July................... 508 7 74.0 319.4 405.1 '16.3 160.9 975.6 1,417.3 566 4 126.5
Ajgust .................. 548.2 73.6 291.3 392.0 '11.1 163.1 1,000.1 2,601.9 600.9 a135.6
September.............. 567.0 11.8 333 2 435 0 '21.5 178.5 953.1 1,376.7 581.5 '132.7
October................. 567.0 87 2 332.3 419.1 '15.5 164.9 2,045.4 1,467.8 568.7 '247.
November......... ..... 559.7 95.5 382.7 450.2 '10.1 182.1 1,044.3 1,690 9 609.2 '243.9
December................ 541.4 94 4 339.9 443.3 '21 7 187.6 1,051.4 1,516.2 620.0 '144.6

1973

January-May............ 3,217.9 477.9 2,015.1 2,664.7 '69.8 962.1 5,344.9 8,353.0 3,314.8 '715.7

January. ............... 566.6 103.6 400.5 466.5 '8.8 181.8 1,074.5 1,619.2 653.1 '162.8
February............... 635.8 83.5 403.B 508.1 '16.9 202.1 1,162.9 1,664.9 688.9 '128.7
March.................. 648.9 98.1 3R6.S 544.5 '14.7 186.3 1,075.0 1,712.0 667.9 '151.3
April. ........... ..... 621.6 104.3 417.1 519.3 '13.6 195.3 962.9 1,583.5 639.9 '141.4

June. .... ..
July....... .. ........
August... ..
Septe ber. ..... ........
October ...........
Nove ber.. .. .........
December..... ......

Unaijusted

1972

January-December....... 6,362.0 1,009.5 3,859.9 4,798.8 179.6 2,015.0 11,421.6 17,400.1 6,910.7 1,598.0

January- ay ............... 2,51.8 40.5 1,11.9 1,930.9 77.9 859.0 4,401.7 7,267.7 2,629.4 635.8

January... ............ 546.4 83.5 286.5 398.4 14.8 159.3 872.4 1,268.9 518.9 127.2
February............... 541.2 84.8 276.4 375.4 21.1 150.8 800.7 1,333.7 479.4 116.0
March ............... 472.9 80.9 313.4 426.8 15.4 192.0 930.0 1,668.7 610.4 133.0
April.................. 475.3 68.3 291.7 354.9 12.3 187.7 804.9 1,429.7 496.1 127.3
May........ ............ 516.2 86.0 341.8 375.3 14.3 169.2 993.7 1,566.6 524.7 132.2
June. ............ ... 525.5 88.6 324.1 375.1 15.5 175.2 1,017.7 1,531.6 580.9 131.9
July.................... 464.3 63.6 316.8 378.4 16.3 144.2 940.5 1,247.2 595.9 126.5
Augu.............. ....... 76. 55.7 316.9 400.2 11.1 168.0 994.1 1,370.6 696.9 135.6
September........ .... 5.1 72.4 334.9 409.3 11.5 169.0 941.7 1,265.2 603.0 132.7
October................ 585.1 107.1 347.3 412.4 15.5 165.9 1,085.1 1,523,4 618.2 147.1
Novener ............... 544.6 117.3 363.1 416.9 10,1 177.4 1,072.5 1,702,7 621.4 143.9
December ............ 539.2 99.3 324.9 475.7 21.7 166.4 968.3 1,491.9 563.0 144.6

1973

January-May............ 3,706.2 470.5 I,q:,6.2 2,734.3 69.8 1,016.9 5,341.3 B,713.3 3,118.4 715.7

January.......... .. ... 616.7 109.2 388.5 531. 7 8.8 129.1 1,107.6 1,675.9 631.5 162.8
February................ 66.4 76.3 341.2 494.9 16.8 190.2 983.8 1,560.0 584.2 128.7
March ................... 630.1 13.' 33.8 595.1 14.7 202.7 1,076.2 1,813.0 643.2 151.3
April. .. .... .... 658.3 96.9 398.3 50?.2 13.6 221.9 992.8 1,710.1 609.8 141.4
May.. .. ..... .. ..... 732.7 107.2 414.3 609.4 1L.6 213.1 1.178.7 1,951.3 649.7 131.6
June. ........ ... ..
July.. .. ..... ....
AJBus .. ........
Se plember .........
Oc tober .. .........
November ...............
December ....... ....

Sc-heaule A section oeacrilpL ons are 6a follow( .
0. Food and live nlimals 5. c-emicals
1. beverages and Iobacco 6. ManufactUred goods clasified chiefly by material
2. Crude mater.iai, edible, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s.
4. 4nlIaal ar.a -gegable .ils and fatots 9. Com odlles and Ira sactons not classified according to kind
An.lusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factor Introauced in January 1973. See footnote 1 on front page.
Annual totals are not shoern for seasonally adjustea data. thidjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section total In
this table and similar overall annLthly totala In blie I .an 3 were adjus'ed inepennently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no easonal adjusarment factors have been applied to date.


































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