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:
June 1973
Publication Date:
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Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Imports -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Exports -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Commerce -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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statistics   ( marcgt )
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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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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* Ca o:qoo- f-0
I M"OWE C, 5 U.S. FOREIGN TRADV


I UMERGE
I" IUucAR U' EXPORT AND IMPOR0



U.S DOW I MERCHANDISE


SE JUNE 1973


FTJy M g, 1973
July 26. 1973


10:00 A.M. Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during June 1973, seasonally ad-
justed exports, excluding Department of Defense IDODi
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $5,778.1 million' and that seasonally ad-
justed general imports for June amounted to $5,793.6
million.' = June represented the second month in a row
that new record high totalswere reported forboth exports
and imports. Comparable seasonally adjusted totals for
May were $5,602.8 million for exports and $5,760.7
million for imports.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration iSESA), noted that
a slight merchandise trade deficit of $15.5 million was
recorded during June. The deficit for the first 6 months
of 1973 (January-June) was $809.' million as compared
to the deficit of $3,334.1 million for the same period
of 1972. The Bureau reported that for the second quarter
of 1973 (April-June) a trade surplus of $22.9 million
was recorded, representing the first quarterly surplus
since the period January-March 1971.

For the first 6 months of 1973, exports on a season-
ally adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $64,5"8
million, about 31 percent higher than the calendar year
1972 total of $49,219 million. Seasonally adjusted


imports for January-June 1973 were at an annual rate
of $66,200 million, about 19 percent higher than the
calendar year 1972 total of $55,563 million.

During the current 4 months, March-June 1973,
seasonally adjusted exports averaged $5,5r1.9 million
per month, a level about 17 percent above the $4,'68.1
million average reported for the preceding 4-month
period, November 1972 February 1973. Imports
averaged $5,569.3 million for the current 4 months,
about 6 percent above the $5,243.0 million average for
the previous 4 months.
Seasonally adjusted export and import totals for
selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and
divisions are shown in tables 4 and 5. (Lnlike the over-
all total, the commodity components for exports ex-
clude foreign merchandise and include DOD Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.i
Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments de-
creased from $6,023.0 million in May to $5,858.4 million
in June. With Military Assistance Program GranL$l
shipments included, June exports were valued 'Ir L
million as compared to the $6,064.0 mil if6# n ill
Unadjusted general imports decreased r* &P.-'
million in May to $5,900.8 million in JuZn.:9.*


'Adjusted for seasonal and workingday variation, but not for price leiel Factors used to adj ut 1972 arnd 1973 data shobn on r ovrep ent
seasonal adjustment lacrors derived from monthly data ior 1958 1972 and ,riroduced .n January 1973 combined ,irh the ari o4oite M fu f afi.
adjustment factors.
'Cumulations of data over at least 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends Month to month changes ,n epofrftt
similar series often reflect primarily irregular mo rIents, differences ,r, tcnrtr.ly .s'r or, etc Recent month tr.month percent changes in HFt
seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the follo sng table srh average percent month tomornth me and declare Oer longer
periods shown for comparison. The average rise and decline figures exclude percentage changes for II thie periods December 1968 March 1969 and
July December 1971 because of abnormalities in the data due to effects of dock irtikes and 121 periods ishen negligible changes (zero percenrl in the
level of exports, imports occurred
Montn-to-,orith Average .Torrinly rareE ol change

Series May-June Apr.-Ma:., Mar.-Apr. Feb.-Ma'. Average Average 4 months I? month
1973 t973 1973 1973 r se nac line fe r. -June June 19.? -
196"5-1972 1967-1972 1973 June 1973
1Percent I Percent, i Percent 'Pe I Prcent PPercent i Percnent Percenc I iPernt

Exports ........ *3.1 ,.1 .2.0 -6.2 .3 i.9 -3. .3.4 .3.2
Imports........ .0.6 .8.9 -2.6 -2.0 *3.5 -2.4 *1.2 .23


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
IFT 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 acarryoverof a small
percentage of items from the actual month of impor-
tation to a subsequent month, usually the succeeding
month. Thecarryover should have littleeffect on month-
to-month comparisons of overall totals, since the carry-
over of the previous month should compensate roughly
for :hat of the following month.

Export Statistics

Exports of domestic merchandise include commod-
ities which are grown, produced, or manufactured in
the United States, and commoditie_- of foreign origin
which l1a0e been changed in the United States from the
jormt'in.wubich. they were imported, or which h have been
'enhanced to value by further manufacture in the United
States. LVDtprs of foreign merchandise include com-
modities of'. foreign origin which havc entered the
United States as imports and which, at the time of
exportatiqn, are in substantially the same condition
as when'i rated.

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

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


'For shipments by vessel, merchandise ;s nnt 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 s's.c-ll.


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 statisticsona 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 1Q73 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
1973 statistics.

1972 Statistics
a. January through May 1973 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued withDecember 1972 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.
F xport and Import Trade; FT135, U.S. Imports, General
and Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country;
FT410, U.S. Exports, Schedule B CommoditybyCountry;
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.
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, thedatewhen the carrier departs (or is
cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments,
the date of 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 June 1973


lin milhon. oF dJollar- Data are r.ot 01 dl'ed fur unusual chsnqes nine rer I a0 cC? '.0.6i 34. .u.4 l. (D-Di, dur'n' .I.-. a..J 4.[1r.F ,c .cr.I,
that m., r.dic h.smer. erfaccs u n'- 'ir.,Ir.cl


Ratio
scale
6500


5000




-3500






. 2000


- 6500


- 5000




-3500






.2000
Arithmetic
scale
- 750

-500

-250

-0

- -250

- -500

-750

- -1000


I tFores-r' t c ,rI 0 '" a,.'CI :1.:O ..i-a Ic.'e.gn merc(nar.fld.A aClud.ng Dopt r...r. r DI c'.-: M I- r, .,..rc 1ir..PI r;m G.-;r.i d.] A r. I.c
Detr.na %i wDori. Isr loorr.roi 1 tabo.cl rr..r.u: q 'e. '.e'l *..tr. r:



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


Pl Jar.r- .trs F a r .,..r,. 4.r r M., I r,r ,um ,i '.; t I ,.- I>: i.,r h memberr December
*Ju.- -.

197- '

prt I,. 'i ".n-'i '. .n. $,'-il I lr .I ." 1 ,l.-. .l' 1 J.i16 -" ,472.9 4,558.0
i.p M.r ,.'J.K l1 l .17 .i J, 1 ll n h 1, 1 -~'.1 i, r l. *: ... sI. f .I I i 1,147.9 5,002.3
mer :htrei ra-
ralar.c.' .:'' 1 -' i .. ri .4 ..'' I .I 1 -0 A' 1.' -675.0 -444.3

1.73.

-[ j". p.I i.Ut, -.*, i.,. 3J I 1- n
l.perP t l...... ..',l .1 ,, l .'. I. ,.. I *. ~ i i.
Mr chana =e tr.ce
boi r.n I -1s1 -i... f -4 r,.i .. h rl i -i, I

'Dat .d ir I i!2 ar.d 1-73 r.- fIe :I a f..i aju:trir.t fct- r t inter :ur1 I r ladr. r '3 i e I,' In. : 1 -n Irar.' ~.8g
aRepresent- cporl= or ac.c-. ,li'- ana franirn i ercr. no- e a:i.jainr r-p.i- .r.i f fr.:. M i lIz r A: i-* I.:, Pr. ;Pr.u r rt-Aid shipments.
r l eind E. as -nDrEs -.tee Fr .5n r. Z. etonc mir.u Ener...l i.p.rI i.













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

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

i n million of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent suip nf unrounena figures and hence may vary slightly from snu of rounded amounial

fxporte eicluaaing DOD ExporlAs including DOD Grant-ALd'
Crani-4 d DD Grant-Aid


Perind Donresic Dmes Doi.sti.
and and Doiest c and DmestlIc, Ttoealer Other
foreg', fore igr., unaSluatea fore ign, _uadjusted ToaL Europe countries

cru se'. unadjusted .ijaajuaate


1972

January-Decesbe r. ...... .. .

January -Jur. ... .



January.. .
February.. .. .. ...
March .. .. ..... ....
April .. .. ..... ... ..
May .. ...... .. ... ... ... .
.urfe. .. .. .


Ju. .... ... .. .
AugAl t .... .... ..... .
Septi, iber .. .... ...........
Oc tower. ... .
NrIember .. .... ..... ...
December... .. ..

19nry-n..

January-June. ... .. ..... .


January. ...
February.. .. .

April ..... ...
Mri. .
J e. ..


July .. ...... ..
Augu :i .
September. ..
OL..ber ..

Dcr e.o r .. ...


I ,

??.439 7



4 0'4.1'
3.8 .3.,

3 6O20 4
3 8l1 v
S *, 71 1 1



4. 1 fr.
9 17r, 3
4 Jin 3
1 47, 1













6 02 d
7 A


49 ;186 6

*3 9'9 6.



314..6.6
3. 7;2..
4 Jun 3
3.888. 4
4 136 t,




3 934 2
1 961 4
4 141 ,1

i C0 .6




42 *;. 0I



I in I AI

F 230.3
6...'23 0
SAsd 1


I4 419.1

23 .u I1
2- 141 1


" 757 7
3.721 0
4. :'45 6
3 613 3
4.0-0 7
.A ill 8


3 61S.3
3 43iJ.9
J 493.1










l ?7b 7
9 5i'.0
I 17.1




.=. is,: o





2..106 4
5.92s 9
.2,1 4


41, '.;8.2

24,204.1



' 9 94 4
3 816.4
4 344 9
3 936. 1
4 1' 9.4
1 O.3 3


3.742 '
3 1' 69
4 006 1'
4 30. ,
4 '13 2
4. 22.7




33 27' 1

4 21 L

5 97i

5 964.
49 ohI


48,978.6

23 A24.6



3.dl8.6
3 759.4
4.285.
3.,63 1
1,12 I
3 97;: 4


3.684 1
J 9309.3
3.936.6
4 117 2
4 527.2
4 449 2




32 .6;d'

4 l19.3
S.11i.1

.491 0


IA.i ,ted f1r es5-na0 and uriAr,-oa. larFai cr. u-.rrA 9.'es0l aaju.tmer.t factor. injraureao in January 1973. Se f'.tr,:te I .n front page.
Ita difrer from IC.-C rleai : 3 a r. lieo-rtwnt )f Li'er.i re-p ris b.eruEe .,f a alif r(Crfc itr ta 1t i 1cal 'oeflniticns. F.cr a further explana-
lion, see f ..arnte 2. ltblc C-1, Rieprt FT 94', nigni Cirt.1 i l... EAporsi a 'rd i mportn .
Au4r.rual 10nl1 is r.'t A r,.an f r '- Inal Ily a j st- 3 a. Linl .3juj- tea .lat. -r. ia be usea -.r annual Lt3lals.






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

Ir iiil'-r. s 1ini larr I.r.ujuo t, id l,:ta l rev. r.1 inr .1 -r, rrun3- 3 f i.ure- and her.r ma, ary i l ghltl froc- Eus .i rounded aimn-sils


Pe r -


January-[lcrmber .


January ..
Fe r uar ..
Msrch.
April .
May .
Jure..

July .
Aigusit
Septembrn...
Ui toeri.
M 'e Bn. r .
Cscember ..


General inmprt:


lea. ,rui Ia


I .





I I- I


1 1 -


S" I7 3


. 1 17
- Ii'" i


L'r..a ,. t e A


imports

.,niiunpt i tn,
undoiustea


General impor's


iadlaleo


----- I+ I


I AI'





I .4i,
4 9 1




1 .1 I
I ;Zi


i 311




: :01
1 I0j


. ?<'J J

A7 91l.3

I ?]9 I



1.22 1.
I l91 .



1 991* '1
.c97

4 44 3 7


S 1-fl.


33 7.44 o
JJ mi n ~


1. 3 -. l
i "mli
'irl 7
7ol 7


43 :23 3



i 44 6

i. 1ll 3
. iII? 11
4.3'1i i


Imports
for
.nsuppil on,
unaajistea


33 021.'

i 3641 2

3 183.9
i 287.5
b.6,008 4
I 81" a


4aoju-l..d f.r -.a .rnal and -scrtsner-iay VurlaAi .rn -*,ir,g oi:,-.ail a..lurA'i -r.i fact-I:. inItrduced in January 1973. See fo-'nole I on ror.t page.
a.nnuoi ttail is nc' ir.-.u for se.a'. naiy an.iu, ted nA. a. L.nad.j-,:'ed a'0 hIn-uil.d *..ed for annual toQals.


... .. .... .. .


LDnaki usrq ?


... .. ... .












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 June 1973

(In millions of dollars. Unad.justed totals represent s' .'f unrcunaed i gures ard hence nay Lnar) sigh'l) from sum of rounded aid.,udl= I

S-nedule B =e.'iJ.>r, and -elected dI.isI.ona'
Period I 1 1 71 1 S I
0 I 7 3 4 i 71 71 72 |7 8 9

-a jnall 1adjJ ited'

1972

January- June......... .. 2?. 1 '.43 49 5 ?,330.2 :79 a 20 4 "t r 3 1 ..13. 4 ;.3 1 1 7- : .0 3J -1 6 1 I c 13 i

January .. .. .... .. 383 1 "7.0' 0 1 41. '1 4 1 C ii. 1I I. A 7 '.? 313 1 i :'2, ? I 3
February....... .... .. C. 1 I 6.1 1?7 3 s 4 .1 I : :'.... -".. i lF ?' f 4 2 1L .4
March... ... 36r. 1 1.i 3 1 4 *j n 316 4 I .u I 7? '4 3 :'9.3 li. : 3.3 133.9
April .. .. .. 31 .'' 7?.3 3 91.4 3129.6 '3:, 7 1 >1 I *. 1 9 h : .7 ? .3. Ill -
May .... ....... ... .. 445.9 60.4 384.9 4 ?1 a: I jl 6 0 ;S I 1F .7 -:i. .* I -.,3 r. ?2 13;.9
June.. .... .... .. 4 1.4 `3 3'0 1 1l 'i1 j 7 I 4ei.? Sul ''1 14 : 4l.'3 131.4
July... ... .......... 4r 4.? 69i 3 416.4 I I I 4 32> A Ju..'] i '"..A .. i .3.e -' 1 kl .6r
Augu t .... . 9 *1 I' .. .5 1 .. ri : 4.1 1.s ..' al 5 30u 73J : 2'61.2 llu.1 .
September .... .. ?,3 .9 F3s I 3s, e ;." 1 3 34F 43. 1 FI '." "-;,.' 3 F 71 : .4 1.**'
October ... ...... .... 37.' 9.6 47i. 179 : I 4 -1 1 -. 1 '.4 3!7. '-.3 1,,.F. l, .'
November ..... .. .. S '.u 'li 1 1 .5 '1 34 411 1 .4 4r" 6. 34' 1 .I4.e 7-.J i'I 7
December.. ..... ..... _I., .3, 4 ..1 ., '3. ', .oF... l31.' 9i .-1 4 I .32 6 ?82.: III1 ,

1973

January-Jarne ............ 4,.73.4 29.3 1 .i 2 '" 1.4 ,,1.1I ; 3 ,, 40. I 10..:, Q 14 I :. 1 I 0 4 .1 Isln 9 863.4

Janu ry... .. ..... ... .7 >1 :1 I: a i 3 11 4l .044.3 C'".3 3"' 9 '.1 3 ?' 116.9
February. ... 7 4. 10 .1 68 Ie -. 14 .7? :.56 3 r9oW.4 9 r-ndO '43 : 1'.
M rch.. ... ... ..... 799 67. 74 4 1 3 9 It 1 41: i 1E ?. 144.1 l.'l.I ,3 :.? C'..4 -14 4 2 14 .7
April........ ...... .. A1 .; 1.14.11 7A'.4 I 4-.4 '38.' 16: .4.9 2 104.6 9-'. I 381. '4'' 316 : '-68 4
May ........ .. ... ?3. 69.? "' ?.0 1.-9.' 1 4 ''. -39.I 2.1 4 ." 14.A L 63.1 13 '14 .7
June................. .. 941 7f.1 6 9 I 31 '. 3 4 3r ? 1 2c' .i 9 : 11 j*. A 1.1 311j I -1 1
July ... ........
August.... ..
September. .. .
October.. .. .........
lovienber ....... .........
December... .. ......




1972

January-December.. .. 5 '. 'a 6*A I 05 a 1 "2j W 2' .I.. i 21 93.. 9 95 ?.6' S 9 -.* t 7 1

January-,'l e ........ 413 435.1 .371.4 1 21. l 3 17 I ** 4 1 1,94. 1 1 :3J 4 r .

January .. .. 3'S. I I.6 3 4 1.1 .1 '. 3.7. 3;. I. 71 9 1.4 4'." lIn
February. .. .. 3 '.7 1: 37 .3 luI. '3. 1 I 3O. 9 .' W .' .i 4
March.......a.... ...... 37FC. 9. 43' .* i2 3 1 ]A. ij i) 434.I I '1. 3- 1.6 or 4 *. .. .
April...... ........ 361.' 34 7 339.: 1 1 6 ..' 3 7 .6 1 03 1 7- i 1 ? 1. "l .. 7i 1 i44.
May ..... .. .. 149.r-i 4.'' 380 7 Ii 43.. 31 .1' Ill I I 'l ,. r n o I 3'ls. '' I .i
June .................... 474.3 ,4.1 371. 1?.:.9 6 1 j :, 3 .' .4 l -' "' '.9 1 ... I .- ,. J 131
July.... ................ 43C .4 9. 367 ri lI0?.9 4 3,' 374.1 I 1 : *1 ?. 1. o61 .i I b
Aug -t............ ... 413 3 66.? 131. 15?7.? j. ` 349 I 1 9l.o 1 .. .' .'n '. 4. 1. .1
September ............... ,51r.2 -6.3 311. 1 13L 3 IF' 3 j3, .-' 1n,.? I 6- 7 '. 30). 2- I 3 1 1'A : 2?
October ...... ..... 25 .1 A,.. v ..0 117.1 35.. .91 9 44 I i 41". 1:9.8 so.- Il -)
hovember.. .. .. 61-.' .I." 6.A s 4' 1 331 A ? I a .4. 1 "41 *.' 31 3 '2' A
December.......... ..... .n.i. 9'. 5 .4 I:"., 3 .)1 l. 4 ,., I .s *'. : 1 1 .1.,..

1973

Janu r) -June .......... 1 71 .1 1a3.3 4 "1F. ., 1.1 Jul I ? .j l .. ? 3 -1" 44 .: i r,

January.. ... .......... 2.9 .4 '''.13 4.' Z3. '. I w 1 -I1. i. : I 1 -
February. .. .. .. s 4 7. '. 4 'i. 4 7 ..5 .,' 9 -4.. .i .. 1 .13 e 1 4 .'
March. .. ... e l1. 7 04'. 121? i ." 44 .* -4 .' ? 1 .. I .'I lI .' 1
April .. ...... .. 7 '., I i 11:., 3J ." 143 c .9 ; -1. -.: 1 .3 !i- .4
May....... .. ....... 31 :' .7 314 1 94 I 4." "'. I 4 .. I ',5 j .; 14
June ... ... ... .. .. "3 "r.. 1. 0 ',. .. I 01 1 413 rj n 1 L71.1
July.......... .
A4igsn t... ...
September........ ...
October. ... ......
November .. ..
December.. ...

'Scheoule B .eltion and seleclen dmi-ion denriptions are as follows

0. Food and IIe a-nials 7. Macnirery wrd trar.p:rt equip'rent
I. Beverages and tobacco 71. Ma:hmrin. otrr Enun electric
2. Crude materIals, lIedlble, except fuel; 7?. Eleccr'i l machiner, apparatu., ,no aopliances
3. Mineral fuels. lubricants, ar.a related Pialerials 73. Tranipor. iquipre-rt
4. A lanil and vegetable oils ara fat. MI-cellarneou, .-"rutactureo articles, n.e.o.
5. Chemicals 9 C("m"odll i r.a tran'-atl ..ns njt ca; if ie acc raoine t kind
S. Manudactured gooai clsa8lrlea lchtfLy b3 material
'Seusonally adjusted ilgurem for .ectloon 7 L.a II1I[r slightly Ic:~. thk .0' :f OIL I;n.. 1,72, ar., 73 ,zr. e Iab Is Inde-nda.ntlly :d..-.' 1.
Aaolastea for .eaonal and *orirc.g-dny saiatlis, u:ing *ea..nal a.lu'ti.ent .ac.rs mir-,.duceao in Jnru.ar 1973. Ste f .otrct, i n irr-n' p.g'
Annual totals are not shoT. for neao.nully udluoted data. [rnu0ju449d at.a sr.o ld be u.ed tir annual total;. Tne aojulte. 'atI.r, tl I.
this table and similar overall a .nihly total. in lables I anda *re adj.siled inaepend r.'ly.
STn the absence of demonctrabie secas,,as u patterns for this a.ect Ln, no ,-esi.cI.nal djiu' 0t.t 1iic T nt a.? w-n apple led 9 ate










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

i in millions of doll.rs. Unadjusted ,tIls repreaer[I wuoo of un.roundeo figures. and hence may vary slightly from sim of rounded amounts)

Schedule A sewtlon.s

0 I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonal y adjusted'



January-J-r..t i. luJ.6 47..2 1.3i7 61 ?.273 3 93 4 9L6 2 5,378 2 8.369.5 3,371 2 767.6

January.. ........ ..... 54 31 31. ?7 171.0 14 I 163 7 904..2 286 9 572 8 '127.2
February................ 077.6 6b 4' 'lj 4 J:r i '71 i i.53 7 o3 F. ,362 3 541 6 '116.0
March.................. 167 7 5, 5 303 7 375 ? '5.1 169 6 892 1 ,14 610.4 133.0
April................... 17( i 73 3 1.? 2 368 6 '2 3 '74.3 d20 7 1,394 6 t19 3 a127.3
May ................... .13 4 m43 3 3. 1s 33 B 1 3 i S 696 9 1,416 5 534.8 '132.2
June.................... i 7 .2.71 2C0 .1 2 .7 9 15 5 I7) ? 90O 1V-94.9 ? 3 '131.9
July.................... sI Li I19 31 405 ? '' 3 !6.3 9 975 6 1, 117 2 366.5 '126.5
August.. 540.3 71 6 l 1j'.0 il.1 163.7 IDO 1 ,671l. I111.9 a135.6
September.............o... ;: n ) 1 3 73:. 'i1 17:78.5 951.1 1,386.1 581 5 '132.7
October........... 7 o 87 7I 3)2.7 -11 1 'I-.5 62 F 1 ,016.7 1,467 8 566 7 '147.1
November............. ..? a95.3 2 7 435 4 '1-.1 i8.1 1,044.3 1,7 I .7 609.2 '143.9
December............... 41 4F 4 4 3J,.b 41b i 1 1.7 7 5 1,051 5 1,516 5 6?0 I '144.6

1973

January-June............ 3,055 I :'.:. ,46-'.3 3,1 7 1,174.0 6,4423.7 10,178 I 4,U20.4 676 7

January.. .. ...... e6. 1113 F. 4 0 7 66.5 '8 v InHI I ,u74 5 ,615 653.1 '152.8
February.... ...... 635 7, 3 5 n1 8 5200 I '16 q 0?:.l 1,16?7. I .864 9 668.9 '128.7
March..... ........... n4 46 1 3 5 .4 5 '14.? 16.]3 i.07'.U I ',7? 0 667 9 '151.3
Aprll..........In..... : ?l f In4 43 7 i. 's l 195.3 962' 4 ,ti3 5 10 9 '141.4
May.................. 724 **' ia f 3 'i .6 1,069 6 .773.4 65.0 1131.6
June.................... 63- -I 3 11 I 654.' I' f .1 9 1,"9e6 i .62o 1 705 6 160.9
July ........ .........
August...... ........
September.... ..
October.... .
November.. ......
December.............

cr..aj._lted

1972

January-December........ jf' I i 4 I .f 4 '* 174 6 421 it e 1,41 17,41.U.6 6,)in 6 1,598 0

January-June........... ..4 4 l I ,6'i i0 2 .3 a I ,u3o.9 2u0.." P.779.5 3.5I'J 3 787.6

January................ i I d .- r.! 7398.4 1I 1e 154 i 877 6 1,2..4Q5 5" 127.2
February4................. 1 *4.*I ?7-1 i 4? 4 2!.I 1 i 8a 1 0I 6 i,333 7 179.4 116.0
March............. 4:.' .6, 4 I13 4 4?.'i 1I 4 19..u 930.11 I.F68.7 610 4 133.0
April................ 17A Ed 3 91 7 324 1 12 1A7.7 805. 4,1?9 5 496.0 127.3
May. ......... ....... .. ,, ; n lj A 375 i4 J l6.", 93 7 1,6.6 54.7 132 2
June. ....... ......... I ? i 3, I 15 1 7- 1 1,ii 1,531 0 58 4 1 31.*5
July.................. 1h I .* 5 31'. 3 as I i 1 1 44 7 I I 1,747.. 595 9 126 S
August.................. l: .. : i 4 100 2 l 16FI 994 4 l 1,371, 6 F90 A 135.6
September............... -.'*,s 4 i_ ..1 1 5 1 a .,, 9 9 7 1 ,27'j3.e *3.0 132.7
October... ......... e. I I," I j7 37 II? 1 i.3 '65 I OS. 1 I,3?3.6 61b.? 147.1
November.......... .....1. i 117 31 -3 '" ,I 1 1 77.1 7 1.0-2 1.713.6 671 4 143 9
December...... .... .... 3 324 ;. 47; .' ?I l ir.(.1 9 .1 1.492'. 563. n 144.6

1973 I

January-Junes....43........ 1 7 7. 3 le.j 4 1 23.7 6,435 23 .o,f3i .5 3,12.8.5 876 7

January......... ...... r,. I- s '. l?.? R 189 I 1.1.07 & 1.4"..9 63I .1 162.B
February................ : f. lI ?| 19-1. 4.7 4. 83 7i 1,'60.0 i 2 178.7
March...... ............. I... I 3 1 7 I 1 ,07B ? ,i 3. 643 2 151.3
April........ ....... .. e. .- i"e 5'?.? 11.c ?:i 992.8 1,71.1 I 60 8 141 .4
May..................... 73-. "..* i, l1 '61 4 1 .8 .'1 I 1.17 7 4,54 3 b640 7 131.6
June................. ?7. 5153 I ru4.3 4.4l .Iu. 1,41 10 82 63 ?.i 160.9
July... .......... .... ..
August.............
September ...............
October...............
November ................
December................

'Schedule A section descr i .ms arm as f. 11
0. Food and live anltrai 3,. Ch.i.ical
1. Beverages and tubacc, 6 I--nu'a-turea goods .a'sl,,f1a c.hifrly by material
2. Crude materials, noiebie. ',.l I '.1: 7. MBcrir.er, and tran=porl equip.'1nt
3. Mineral fuels, lubrice"r.t, ana re llan .., rr.1 8. MIS call. eou u m.nufactu..rd Article a e...
4. Animal and vegetable -i, arn a lI' 9. Cmum.,.l., .end tr.nscil'r.on oct cL&asii'ed according to kind
'Adjusted for seasonal asr ..rtnnc-,.s v.,l*t,[r, u-in_ 'ars'nal aa.uitnlrrt ft.,ra inlrcdurca in Jarc.ry 1973 See footnote 1 on front page.
Annual totals are not shown fo-r -t.sr,all adauea aat.. Lneajuii ed adata Sh.0-uli .l ued foer annual totals. The adijustid section totals in
this table and similar overall e-rteIly tltal r in 'able, i ard 3 mere aO.Li ted iandeennescod.
)n the absence of demonstrable :. on,,l patterns f'r thLs sectIr, i,, .e. snal agoJarenrt f,.c ers have ben applied ao date.




































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