U.S. foreign trade

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

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:
August 1973
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

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

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation:
Jan. 1971-
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Ceased with Dec. 1973.
Issuing Body:
Prepared by: the Bureau's Foreign Trade Division.
General Note:
"Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data."
General Note:
"FT 900."
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: Dec. 1973.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004691764
oclc - 01294023
lccn - sn 92034184
sobekcm - AA00005279_00003
Classification:
ddc - 382
System ID:
AA00005279:00035

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
A OM mm
I .MIIMENT OF

: .'-. A


)-73-8
26,1973
A.M.


S00 9 73-


U.S. FOREIGN TRADE


AND IMPORT


MERCHANDISE


AUGUST 1973


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during August 1973, seasonally
J adjusted exports, excluding Department of Defense (DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $6,004.3 million' 2 and that seasonally
adjusted imports for August amounted to $6,020.9 mil-
lion.' Both export and import torals for August were
the highest ever recorded. Comparable seasonally
adjusted totals for July were $5,868.5 million for exports
ai and $5,762.4 million for imports.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics Administration (SESA), noted that
a small deficit of $16.6 million' 2 was recorded for the
month of August. For the first 8 months of 1973
(January-August), there was a deficit of $720.2 million
as compared to a deficit of $4,374.7 million for the
same period of 1972. These figures are based on
seasonally adjusted data.

During the first 8 months of 1973, exports on a
seasonally adjusted basis were at an annual rate of
$66,243 million or about 35 percent higher than the
calendar year 1972 total $49,219 million. Seasonally
adjusted imports for the January-August 1973 period
were at an annual rate of $67,323 million, a level about


21 percent higher than the calendar year 1972 total of
$55,583 million. During the current 4 months, May-August
1973, seasonally adjusted exports averaged $5,813.4
million per month, 11 percent higher than the $5,227.1
million average reported for the preceding 4-month
period, January-April 1973. Imports averaged $5,834.4
million for the current 4 months, about 8 percent more
than the $5,386.1 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 -1 and 5. (Unlike the
overall totals, 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 $5,321.6 million in July to $5,778.5
million in August. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, August exports were
valued at $5,810.4 million as compared to the $5,387.-
million in July. Unadjusted general imports increased
from $5,651.8 million in July to $5,997.4 million in
August.


'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level Factors used to adjust 1972and 1973 data shown in this report represent
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data for 1958-1972 and introduced in January 1973 combined with the appropriate workingday
adjustment factors.
Cumunlations of data over at least 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends Month to month changes in exports, imports, and
sinmiar series often reflect primarily irregular movements, differences in monthly carryover, etc. Recent month to-month percent changes ,n the overall
seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the following tale with average percent month to month rise and decline over longer
periods shown for comparison. The average rise and decline figures exclude percentage changes for I I the periods December 1968 March 1969 and
July-December 1971 because of abnormalities in the data due to effects of dock strikes and 12) periods when negligible changes zero percent) in the
kilevel of exports/rmiports occurred:

Month-to-monttn Average morntnly rates of change

Series July-Aug. June-July May-June Apr.-May Average Avenrge 4 months 12 months
1973 1973 1973 1973 rise decline Apr.-Aug. Aug. 1972-
1967-1972 1967-1972 1973 Aug. 1973
(PercentI (Percert I iPercent I iPercent I Percent i Percent I Percent I Percenti

Exports........ *2.3 +1.6 -3.1 '2.1 -J.9 -3.7 .2.3 -3.1
Imports ........ +4.5 -0.5 *0.6 *8.9 .3.5 -2.4 *3.4 *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 Publications Distribution Section, Social and Economic Statistic Administiation, Washingion. 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 acar ryover of 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 totals, 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 1973 issue: figures reflect revisions
for prior months of the year issued with December
19"3 statistics.

1972 Statistics
a. January through May 1973issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 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.
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.
2With 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, the datewhen the carrier departs (or is
cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments,
thedateof export is considered to be thedsteof mailing.










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

fIn m-illor.t of dollar, Data are nor adjuSied flo unusual chJnq. ,r. ire level of act..., r oa co.rag .uc th 3: hippen during s5r.elr ra CirUcr ivenl:
lhaT maI h.ie ider.n EtiecIi on Ihie sraI.e. cl


I Reprcr.nr eporns of dlor. :1c nd lore.n merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
2 De,nea ac enDort (swe foolnole I aborel linus general imports.




Table 1. U S Exports. General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation, by Month: January 1972 to August 1973
(In millions of dollars)

er.:5.ra1 lar*r nr" Februrie March Apri1 May June July Au ust Sepe- October November December
.rl5s 64u rst


972'

Ep-.rn1 J,.71r.3 q 074.. 3,823.9 3,68.5 3,820.4 3,881.6 3,971.0 4,074.1 4,196. 4,176.4 4,316.3 4,472.9 4,5S8.0
,iprert .. 6.0.B 0 rt.41 6 1,472.8 4,515.3 4,416.8 4,485.7 4,467.7 4,565.1 4,726.0 4,612.2 4,737.5 5,147.9 5,002.3

bn l L .... -4.31 r-361.3 -648.9 -646.8 -596.4 -604.1 -496.7 -491.0 -529.5 -431.8 -421.2 -675.0 444.3

1911

xp. rL' .. 14.161 9 4,977 1 5,064.6 3 379 5 5,487.0 5,602.8 5,778.1 5,868.5 6,004.3
Lmport... 14,il82.1 !,2in 9 5,540.8 :,432,1 5,290.7 5,760.7 5,793.6 5,762.4 6,020.9
lprcbaau.ie Iraoe.
:blancea -720 ? -3.3 a -476.2 -52.6 +196.3 -157.9 -15.5 +106.1 -16.6

rLmport Fitures for Jalmary 1972 d Ocultm e ad annual figures files aor 1972, whereer shoun In th1i report, have been revised to reflect
the rerlsernie if 119.1 mllo ow emitted from dita pre-ented 1 1Fr 900 for the .ooths of Jane etd July 1973.
:Dtla ror 1t2 and 1973 rerlect smao.iol Idjustaet factor s Itrodced nt January 1973. See footnote 1 on tfrot page.
'alepraealts export: or domeltic ad forelg .ierleha dte excluding Dep-taent of Defense Mi1itary Asistmace Program Grmant-Aid shipets.
'Deinea as exports i(see Inot, 2, 2laboe) mfiua general I ports.












Table 2 US. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department ot Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program

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

in mI ll,.n -1 d- l jr I ,r-.l ,u: r I tal '.-pre nt F- IL I rr.aur.e' ii 1 ur.- InO n enct r.a a3ry Ellr6 antly frorr. u. -ii r, unca anir,, ,r


F- ri 1


jar,,u rs-b -,...., .. r

Jar ,. r ... .. .. .




'* ir .- r .

April .
Mn .


313 -

p3.-.'Lrr -

*.,C..er'r --


1:73


t o rs i.
Mr ,r.
pr' .l I.
her!1. .
3l...


ii. -
4.314


.11.'


.oDjrt l e cluntir, I4L,
cr3,.!- Iin.


D3,m,. i 3
r. ib ,,,
1.-a., LI3








1l,; 10.3











I.,3;*4.1


1,L96. a
t 76. 1 1





4 4 .7
1 ai.'
1,31-5.3


II 1 61.


I ,3;. l.


-.437.0
i. 7 : -.




F *,, I.3


D r- .t ic
and

unaai U'-'





49,21-.6.

31 ,.433.7


906.6
3,176.1J
4,30l 3

1,13 .6
1,014. 7


3,57,.4
j,*34 .
3, ).3 4
4 441.u

,5C. 9i











i.360.-a
6,.6. 5
,30213




7,?f .,


1 i= I v I r w .c 1 i. i, a rT r r .i a u1 I r i r.. I r -.-rr I I3 a.. i u 1,7' 3. I -- I 1 1 1 r I 1.. I r L r.i
a'a 1 1 0 i r : lr. r, l : I r. r -. i ` I.- r- r I r, C u r 1 a -r-r .r.. in r-. 1 i- .-.r..e- ... 1. 1 I I.r Ir i pI a -
S l.-.. ? '3mDI- E-i ,t.-rt E- 334 H pfhi chi t. C*Fc.r' t: i 3D' i .
'An i 4l '.L ,. rC I ..d-. r r : .0,,.. u-. 1 .. ,, -T 3,3. .J o ,, .,n t lA.






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

.'i. r r .iJi r i i -r. u *. i : r cn pri. nt .... I .. r. u I. 3 L i ur no her.L- ma ., v : 4I inti fror. -U- i r.un. i r n urc.

197 19713


rCI r i 7.- ri r. i j r L I L-.F 3 sp r I i .r I p a

j ..- l tr, ir..p ti.-r. ia l: ly I.,,.,1-- lC n.u5. l t n




January-Decembe : I .d?.6 r .

January-August.... ... r .. J 0 m6E.1 3K Cf4.3 .4,682 I 4-1,.9.2 44 5.4

January.... ... 43 :,. r 4. 2 e.; r 24.1 5, 2 '1.9 5 ,42 3.0 5,368..
February...... i 4 179.4 4 .I .1 ).t 4, 144 6 4 930.0
March.......... 1 1 i 1,A l.* 1,4-i .3 43 I i, 5 n 83.9
April........ .. 1 ,116 o I 1 l.2 4,?4 a '190.7 5,347.3 a287.
May ........... .. I l r .? 4 ,7 .7 1,'* 4 3 ,760.7 6.,0 .32 6,00b.4
June i ,i : 1 766. 1 1 7 9 n ., 793.A* ?0. & 6. 8

July.... .. I I, 1 1 .313.6 1 ,2-9" 5.7t6 .34 1.8 3,591 .7
August......... 4 .,.-.J 4,7 7.4 ',e 46.5 ,O2,n. ,997 .4 5,908.9
September ...... 1 41 1 ,4 1 i 1;,443.;
October...... .. 1 .3u 3 u.j 9
November... .... 4 ?lTI 1 .
December....... .1 1 :9L. 4 ,76).

Import figure : r Jr r, 1 n r ?r r ..ra .u! tvr r i.1 ,nr,.o I aEr-_ r.i1r 1972 n.ntr'*-er .h -r. ,r, [hi- repp rt. ra.ve been re isea it reflect the
reinsertion of 4', 4 .-iii i.n it..]a ir:- 's pre-.-..re3 rr, I 3 _J f.r tn. nrtn Ju'ne ar.n July l1l .
tAdjusted for r. ir. .oirs --- s. ti n i u g -d c ona l aju-l s.nt 31Ir .ntroduLea in Jlnuary 1975 See footnote 1 an front page.
2Annual total i .-, a -v .r, r --a .-r.Ii ad iu [-ea data IJr.a a j m= 1e. .i h..ul.j b. u2ed fror ana3l r 3i.,


%p r- f: in, l .rg
'O Grr, C r %


i, n
S" .r IF".

un..a ]juta





49,78. 2

31,926.



3 864 1
J,16.4
1 .44 .
4 9ia. 4
,938.4
4 ,169.3
I ,11 0.7


3 71 -
3,979.B


4 613.






44.420.2


f 74 1





i, 66.9


,3A_1.7
,810.4 .


ur.a. lu a n







48,978 G

31,118.i3



3,b.a li
37,139.4



4,423.4
3,477 F6


3,664. 4

3,936.6


4.5. .2




4J. 94.6

4 71' ;
4 31 .1


3,491.8
,967. 7
,,791.4



;. 06.5


4 ,4 3.1 L

31 .032.3



3,.7 .7
3,721.0
4,4 5.6
3.8t .3
,,07) 7
1 941 8


3,619. 4
3 663.9
3,a43..4
4 ,379.7
41 4 6. E
4,947.1l




43.30-) 4

4 .677 7



5 4,6.4
!,625 -

i 9?6.7
1, 7 4 9


5,234.6
5 ,6.6


,:hi h9 r


325.6

217.5



20.0
23.1
23.5
24.9
2431.7
21.9


47.1
29.7

42.4
19.1
24.7




?15.1

72.0
27.5
37. 1
24.
2a.9
23.6


27.1
24.0


ljrL, r.orar.f-ArJi'




L atrn,
L '-ir .i. .











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 August 1973

in il i!'n *. l.i-. r n'1 23ju I '.[a l r er -' L 'F I unr-.. ,,i 1 r l ,r. n r ., :r. l i n I : ... r r r. .. jr.

r,-h--,Iut7 v,,r,: ;., .6 .-n r,-r




P19o r.



January-Abgusl.... 3 )32.. r.f 1 3.1 4 I u .1 352.. ,.: 1 1 J.] 3 1 3 ml 2 I J; j :a 3w'." ,.i8.1 3 ,, I I *'148

anuary.. .. .6 177.1U 402 141.6 41 4 .s I 3.'1 i 1 .76 .9 1.3 e l .' 311 ) 1 14
February .. .. .. 79.6 152.1 376.1 I ;.3 '. 3 317 4 3 2.1 1,I r 4 54.) 6 6._ 4.. 2. .4 11 I
March ... .. 3 .4 55. 4.15.3 3I9 4 6 31ie 191.uL 1C,;-0., 71 1 ,, J 3 I 13.9
April 3 4;.3 391.4 12,.e. 3i.o Jil! 3 377.7 I 1,r l 749.2 i." -4 7 32 3. ? '14 '
May.. *4 O.J .- 34 8 144 I 'l4?.0 3 3 J l4 d,6 .r i .3.1 "03 [ ':.4. '1 -.9
Jun .. 71 4 37 .1 114 ri'.1 3I Je.i I 71 77A. 301. 934., '- .l .2 I! !,
July.. 69.3 41 .4 1 14 I '414.: 79.* ir.4 3 i.., I n9." j-. -.* 6 .- 4 hI l
Augu t .. 4 67.. 4 j5.5 132. 'i 3 .3 3?y r, 131.7 i .n., J4 "J ]J.i ;3 ]73 I i6 '
Septemn r. 9.9 63.0 1Io1. 1 17 7 J I 3 346." 42".' 1 ,65 .) 06.6 4i 7 s. 1 i.
Oc be .r .. 33 2 64. 47i.-3 7 12 3. 13 7 4 5. 4 I 9 3 j 4'M3 32. 7c 3 .).. 131.'
.le bfr. .. .. 5 3. 2 67.,1 il3.1 1 1. 1 4'. 341 13 3- '. 1, 9C3 1 i .6 3l 1I I" 1. L ">
December ... ... ol 9 .l 490.1 133 32 9 1n 'o 13r..2 1 .4 -17.1 324.3 c J7 '1 1.. U

1971

Jaruarli-Augui .......... 6. 7. 3 ..,42 4 1.'i 7 12 .2 : .. 4.-. I l1 ill.4 14 .. 3 1 I.c ; l .tQ .,4, j 1 'i3

Januar).. 685. .7 i4 .2 14,? 41..1 4 .,1 4 4 ," .) .A -.'. 3 3-1 .9 7iu. 3 :5 "3 ll .9
February .. .. 704.6 15. 1 ?.. I'.9 44.m )2.2 472.?7 ,0C 3.2 30'' 4 373 0 9 7 W3 '1
March. ... 799.1 8 .3 79.4 1:-.9 'l i.U 41 5 I .", ,144.1 .4 3I I 91i 4 -...: 4ll 7
4prIl..... .. 819. IN .0) 77.4 14 1 .4 3e.J 40 '.n '4 1.9 2.1 34." ?'. I JI .9 i... 1 1 ,7 l326.4
Ma .. .. .. 23. 3 6 .2 772. 4 121.0 '4.4 4 3. 304Q 2,27 ; .0) 4 1.". ; 1i'13 3 *' j 4 j, 1 "r
June ... ... 4 .2 76.4 73.9 131 .) i3 4; 3. 7 2 7 d '3. 5 11. c63. 1 J13 (* Il'.4 I
l .. .. 9 .4 3.3 649.' 147 0 t, e 4 .''. tIll .1 jl 7 1.1.'i?.3 ;' 5 21J. i 31".2' 193.s
AuguStI.... .... ...... 4.3 5., 17.1 6.".J .24 '' -'.. ',. ?? .7 1 N174 l 4"2' I 774.2 32).3 '12?
.eptembe .
rtjc ber ... ..

ecn brer. .... .




1972

January-recemner. 3,660.a5 9 .6. 53 030.) 3.4 .0'6.L I 2' 4 A-4 I I ,53-.7 9,33o., j.D 7 r-, 6 3 iv 1 .59.4

January-Aug l ... 3 319.3 2 .61.0 3.-.E ; 1. -. 3; .E ; a ,. I I F. I 1I, .; r; l. -. 3- 4 I ?" I 4 1..014.A

Januan .... 36.4 42 .' 4 416.1 .4 331.- 347.! 1 7 ? E5. 2 4 '1 1 4 11 .
February .. 7.7 414.1 3 n.}3 il1e.3 39 3 3 1. '. .63 .1 71".. .74 .'.i.- 11:.4
March .. 36.3 49. 436. 1 5. 7 J .? .343.11 41 ?, ',i. l .-: 2- 37: I 'i ,n 1 133.1
April.. 1.7 3 .13 39 131 .6 1 :' 3 6 3A7 1. '03.1 7-]3.1 '1 .4 J 7 2 1.4 1441.7
l ay. 19.r sS .. ?2 '.1 j4.. 13.6 1 &'u.o 613 6 Jj I I 6' i3 .4
June...... .. ... 4 4. 371.6 4I.'. :. I i33 3 1.13 1 1 .1 5 '9) 3.11 6'.., i :.. I 1 l.1
July .... .... 436.4 3 16? 0 I 14. 33 1 1,. 4.1 71'. I 7 ;14.l 2 l, 1 .6
AugiUI 6.3 66.2 313.2 17.2 13.3 349 1I ,.; 3." 766 I 21Y 6lJ .*4. I .
Sepler.b r 17 76...3 3711.4 13i-.3 36. 3 3J4., l s. l.3]9,. 7 1.-i .1 1. 7. I .17B 3 |- l:,. 1
c,1o.er. ... .. 2i3.2 .4 L ..7 I 34.4 4 ,o ..3 7l, 4.9 :I ]|34.- :74 A 1 ,1.
Oe.L nor .r.. .. 1 1..7 .I iA..,u 44 .? I '. 1 ill ; 4 7n I 4 ,9 1 P1 l I ;4 1 2 4 294 1 ,.7
December .r .. ,43 56i,, .4 1 -'.1 3 .9 ir..' 44 1 1 ,17 i : B i 1 3 4 :. i, .'

1973

aru.r -4u u!t ....... .. ... :. Irr..1 4 .J. 4,. 1?1.3 :-4 4 4 3'3 m 4 : I I' ; 3 n7 t "?;. i 2 ; : ml 3.4

January ..... F.-n.6 62.- L4 4 11i.1 14 '2 40'), 17".' 1, .4 1 '. 3 7- .*3 2 '7, l icl6.3
February 669.1 163.' 10 .7 1ii, I'.6 2,026 9 ***1.6 3-?.1 *'3 9 :, 3 '32 6
Mrren.c .. .. .3 7 .4 -l. 121., 61 .0 441. 3 .0 3 I '7." ,314. 4.i, 7 li,u3-l I J' 7 'l:.7
ADril 714 *i 14;.0) 3I.,. 44 .. l -,3J 43 1 J i3W"" i .:- l' i I- 4
May.. .. .. ....1.. .14.7 .. I"..1 1 14 1 1 .7e.4l ?, 3.6?. 1, 31 : 43'. 2 1 ,'j"- 3 .7 '46.4
June.... .. 94 3. 7j 13 .7 43 6 3" 7.' 7, K S .n 1J .7 .' 4143. ** j4 4 1 l.
July .. .. .. .. ... 901 9 72.1 ..7 1I2 ;3 .9 1 i L ..i ., .4 39" 1 .1 3--"q 1 3.
Augu -t. .. 1,2 7. 77n.13 4 .' 143.6 *1'.2 .". 1 r :'r.r4 .. -3 .1 1 1 4 431 i. 14 '.
Se pterber .
r lo- Cr. .
',,4e .3ter.. ..
riec ember .. ... ...

'Icr.e'.ul. B : 3,,4 2, dn, II- ..-n .3 1, ,,:, r.l o. :r 3r.,-' .rc 4 I.il,,.

,'. F 3o 3 and 4IL d.nim, l Mac i r, r, r,3 rr r, ',, r ,,, r.r
I e v-rc '. r, rc.b ,.' oI i r.,,n,.r,... Ir r [r,, -. 1-1. lrr'.
-. Crur aa cr ;al Ira.o l 0 e. rce-pt fu.;I 6 l ir [,, r., c c r. a.. 1" ri4 ,,p'.r..
3. Min ral luls, lubrl :3r, ir3] rel .l-o F.cr-..r ;j. T ianr .,p I'-L.-, ,. r,.
4. ni0I4 al .7.2 .egetabl.i .41 inn : ". M. .ll.'1 u. r.arnuf rurF .1 r[ :l- r, ...
S Cr,.mical e .I.' l' i tr r. 3 i r.; r ., c 1 r, r I .,
6. linuf, a tur2 a g,'.Ool l( LJ: 1- .I l .. 4 ,. ..rjl4
'Se .:nal ,l adju -a 3 r.4 i 4r 4(c- 1 6 n 3 l *'. l']4r *jl.'.34l, Ir r 14.. 31 i1 '4 1 4 7 r. : 4 ; .2- r.1r. 1.r1 .3..4. .,.
'AdIju -tea 1'r Ea.r 5.l .r4 r2r, i -.r. ..Pri.r u41 41 e -3i 0.I ..11 1 i. r .b.eu-.I r,'6 .. J.r.ur, 1-. I .*. Ir. l I ,. [r n. 3 r.6
A .n u Il t u r a l s a r t r.- t s h o n I : r s _eJ,'.r. l l a O. ,Ji r J l L '.a cio u r :r. L1 D .. I ,r r.-.,u l ., n ,: i ..' E. ,,r .. 1 r.
Ihl- table ar- .w, llar o4 .2r all m-.'n .iv 1,' r, [ .1': J ar-I o 1 ..,r .,. 1j,, l1i 4r32 pt-, r, rl
34I3n the at.-:.4 I= I i.n.i.ri;ar ir u -a n p.a 3 -rr. 3 ., r i r, -.' r. -, ..r4al si.u rr, r. ri *.r r r.i l ''r 4i.,. 3 .1i-.








6
Table 5. U.S General Imports-Schedule A Sections. Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1972 to August 1973

in -,ill I ..-I a. .lar i.a ,a u t(d1 lotald rf-pre=ent sun cf unrcurnfled riarre; and he-rAL r.ay viry itgr.Illy f rumn at' uf rouna ad amounts

Scheaul e A4 -cItons|

I 2 3 4 ; 6 7 8 9

Seaorall y aajulsted'



J inui -Aug us. ... ... 4.157.6 644.8 2,481.1 3,070.5 120.8 1.310.3 7.353.9 11,407.7 4,538.6 1,029.7

aniry .... 554.7 "4.5 316.7 371.0 '14.8 163.7 904.! r1 ,306.8 572.8 127.2
FeLr r .. ,77.6 86.3 313.1 369.1 21.1 153.2 903.6 1,362.3 341.6 .116.0
Ha rc ..... .... 467.7 81.5 3013. 375.7 '15.4 169.6 692.5 1,514.3 610.4 L33.0
Apr.] ... ... 476. 5 75.3 321.2 38j .8 12.3 17a.] 820.7 1,394.6 549.3 '127.3
13 .. ... .. 513.4 84.3 312.4 383.8 '14.3 155.2 696.9 I,416.5 534.8 '132.2
runF ... .. ..... 510.7 62.7 303.? 387.9 115.5 170.2 960.3 1.394.0 562.3 '131.9
Jul) .... .... i9.7 741." 319.3. 415.2 '16.3 160.9 975.6 1.417.2 566.5 '126.5
lu u', .... .... 548. 3 ;3.6 .:91.2 392.0 '11.1 163.2 1,000.1 1,601.1 600.9 '135.6
S.tle teL r .. 567.0 81.8 333.2 434 9 'I.i 17i .5 9,1.1 1,386.1 581.5 132.7
October...... .... 567.0 7., JJ332.3 419.1 '15.5 164.8 1,046.7 1,467.e 568.7 147.1
o i.tl r. ... .. .. .... 561.2 95.5 382. 430.4 '10.1 182.1 I ,044.3 1,701.7 609.2 143.9
[ILet rbe r .. 11.6 94.4 3.-.. 443.3 21.i 187.5 1,051.5 1,51 ,.5 620.1 144.6

1973

J-nur) -Augut. ... .... 5,121.2 798.2 3 253.6 4.650.9 131.9 1.573.1 A.'75.9 14,010.3 5,384.6 1,186.2

]anuar. ..... .... .. 566.8 103.6 400.5 466.5 '8.8 161.b 1,074.5 1,619.2 653.1 '162,8
Feorar,... .. ... 635.7 3.35 103.8 508.1 '58.8 202.1 1,1 62.9 1,664.9 688.9 128.7
March .. ... .. ... 648.9 88.1 386.5 544.5 '14.7 186.3 1,075.0 1,712.0 667.9 '151.3
Apr. I ... ...... 621.6 104.1 417.1 519.3 a13.6 195.3 962.9 1,583.5 639.9 141,4
M.y .. ..... 7:'4. 98.4 407.3 626.3 '15.8 196.6 1,069.6 1,713.4 665.0 131.6
jun .... 637.3 q4.3 41 .l 634.0 119.8 211.9 1,096.6 1 ,8 i.1 705.6 160.9
'ul, ..... ......... 603.7 104.8 416.3 570.3 .18.9 198.7 1.168 .0 1.860.7 656.5 153.8
Aug .. 662.4 121.2 377.0 761.9 '23.5 200.6 1,144.4 1,971.5 705.7 1 55.7
Septp ibeor .. ... .
ir lobe r. ... .
overir, r. ..
December ..............






Janu r*. -Dr.-ecere.r 6,369.'3 ,004.4 3.859.8' 4,196.9 179.6 ?,014.6 11,421.5 rl7.420.1 6,910.6 1,598.0

Jar.uar -Agust ..... .. 4,145.4 613.1 2.469.6 3,0O4.7 120.7 1.346.1 7,354.6 11,416.6 4.503.0 1,029.7

Janu.r) .... .16.4 93.5 2 .8,5 J96.1 14.6 159.3 872.6 r 1,268. 51d.9 127.2
February .... .... 41.2 &T.8 276.1 37 4 21.1 150.8 800.6 1,333.; 479.4 116.0
Marcn. .... 47-.6 6,0.9 J313. 476.8 15.4 192.0 930.0 1,668.7 610.4 133.0
April .... 17 .8 68.3 291.7 354.9 12.3 187.7 805.1 ,139.5 496.0 127.3
Mai ... .... 320.1 dB.0 341.8 375.3 14.3 169.0 993.7 1,566.6 524.7 132.2
June .. ... 25.5 88.6 31 4.1 375.1 15.5 173.1 1,018.0 1,531.6 580.9 131.9
July ... ...... 14.3 63.5 316.6 378.4 16.3 111.2 940.4 1,247.2 393.9 126.5
luA u I .. ..... ........ .. 56.2 55.7 316.9 400.? 11.1 168.1 994.1 1,3710.6 698.8 135.6
epl tsb r .. ... 55.1 72.a 334.9 409.3 11.5 1,.0o 939 7 1,273.6 603.0 132.7
r efiner... ... .. 56 I 07.1 347.3 113,1 15.5 165.8 1,066 4 1,523.6 618.2 147.1
:'a .- r .... 545.1 117.3 3b3.1 417.0 10.1 177.4 1,072.5 1,713.6 621.1 143.9
D e. :. b r 3j. 53 1 9Q.3 324.9 175.7 21.7 166.4 966.4 I ,49:.3 563.0 144.6



Januarv-AugatS ..... ... 5.129.0 753.5 3.249.2 4.669.9 132.0 1].617.7 B,783.3 14,015.9 5,356.0 1.186.0

Jar,.u r, 616. 109.-' 38., 532.7 8.b 189.1 1,1 07 i,675.9 631.5 162.8
FLbruar .. 568.1 76.3 341 .2 494.9 16.8 190.7 983.B6 1,560.0 5.4.2 128.7
Mar' h. .. ... .... .. 630.1 3.5. 383 B 51Q .1 14.7 20-2.7 l,07b.? 1,813.0 643.? 151.3
prl. .. 65.3 98.9 39e.3 50.:'2 13.6 221.9 992.6 1,710.1 609.8 141.4
M 713 .7 10 .,5 144.3 609.4 15.8 213.1 1,178.7 1,954.3 649.7 131.6
n. 6 ? I _c .3 153.1 6,1.3 19.8 208.7 1,114.0 1,918.2 69i.1 160.9
'ui, 59b. 94 4 431.3 554.9 18.9 185.8 1,192.7 1,700.7 720.4 153.1
,Uga' 696.9 91.2 408.7 776.4 23.5 206.2 1.135.2 1.683.7 820.0 155.7
S..p1.-r.tser
, l. tr r .

I-. rt*-r

Imp,,,or tqurr- -r Inouary V112 and C.ar-a al.e acd an.u..l &I r-'. for 197l -rePre'er 3ho-or in Ton report, hive been revised To reflect the
reiri.crllcr, :i FL .4 a lison .,,itted Iro. daIta prece.na ir, FT 9n0 for toic ,'anIh- nf .i ne *ana Jul5 1973.
AS,.hf iult 4 scli nr 3ecrilp[lri are a: iifil.s
0. Fo, and I e nail: 5. ChEmical:
1. B-eraCr't an. toaaco 6. MaN, ufac tred gtooa c lasil'iea chiefly 6b material
2 Crud. malaralsI. ,n'oaole, ;,c'1i fuel- 7. MhsLeoner; ara trans_-rt eqd,p,'ant
3 Min. ral fua-;, luortcris, s nd rellatea a terial- 8. ML*cellaneo.s mas facturea artcle6, n.. .
4. A't.I.al arid CLR .'tble 5 1l- a.a fadt 9 Cosooiiae: and transacltons non claslfied according to kind
0a>i-s=a }1r 0ca-..rl .nu .nrktn6;-aat varatlion ua-rT -aeonal adjuslomeno Itcl-tr introduced In Jarijary 1973. See Ioolnole I on froit page.
Annual toial are nL 1-,:,. flur sea; .all, ad]jt.-d data. L nadjU tLd da.a should be osea for aOnndal totals. The adjusted eecston totals In
'rl.; iol, 3r. a lllar o..rall nit hl L, aI trin [cable, I and 3 uere adjua- 'd naeperaenoily
ir. tlre ,aer.. ; I .3emons.rabie -sea,:on.l patter_ Or tr, Ii -ec.,on, no sasaonal adjustment factors hive been applaled to date.









guide to


foreign trade


statistics:



1972



Exports...imports...whatever you wish to know concern-
ing foreign trade the "Guide" offers you the most
convenient way to find the facts. The foreign trade sta-
tistics program, conducted by the Bureau of the Census,
involves the compilation and dissemination of thousands
of facts relating to imports and exports of the United
States. These statistics are designed to serve the needs of
both Government and non-Government users who have
wide ranges of interests and a variety of reasons for re-
quiring information on foreign trade. The "Guide to
Foreign Trade Statistics" includes the listings of data
presented in many different arrangements and released
in the form of reports available by subscription and in re-
ports and machine tabulations, magnetic tapes, and punch
cards offered for public reference- use. Up-to-date reports
and special tabulations listed show current plans for the
release of foreign trade statistical data through 1972.

200 pp at $2.60


(please detach along this dotted line)


:ORDER FORM
iPlease send me copy(ies) of
Guide To Foreign Trade Statistics: 1972
at $2.60 per copy


State


C56.210/2:972


Zip code


MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE
To Insure Prompt Accurate Shipment. Place


I enclose $ check, money order, or Supt. of Documents
couponsior charge to my Deposit Account No
Total Amount S


MAIL ORDER FORM
WITH PAYMENT TO
Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington. D.C. 20402
or any U.S. Department of
Commerce district office


TO SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS
Correct Address on Mailing Label Below


FOR USE OF SUPT. DOCS.
Enclosed
10 De mailed
later
SuOscription
Refund
Coupon refund
Postage


U S Government Pr.nting Office
Public Documents Department
Washington. D C 20402
OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Guide to Foreign Trade
Statistics: 1972


Name
Street Address
City. State. and ZIP Code


POSTAGE AND FEES
PAID
U.S. GOVERNMENT I
PRINTING OFFICE
375
Special Fourth Class Rate
Book


Make your work or study easy
...fast...and accurate! Use the
"Guide to Foreign Trade Sta-
tistics: 1972"


iiName
.' .






U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Social and Economic Statistics Administration
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Washington, D C 20233


POSTAGE AND FEES PAID
U S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
COM- 202


OFFICIAL BUSINESS


pil|