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U.S. foreign trade
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Export and import merchandise
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United States -- Bureau of the Census
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Jan. 1971-
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Ceased with Dec. 1973.
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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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U.S. FOREIGN TRADE v



IAND IMPORT-,


IERCHANDISE


I -o.J SEPTEMBER 1973
LI DEPOMTOW'


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during September 19"3, seas-ronall
adjusted exports. excluding Department of Defense iD(1LI
Military Assistance Program Grant-,Aid lhipm,'nt:.
amounted to $6,448.4 million" and that seasonally
adjusted imports for September amounted to i5,5"5.1
million. Comparable seasonally adjusted total.- for
August were $6,004 3 million for exports and $6,020.9
million for imports.

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and
Economic Statistics AdminiEtratiorn i,''L A, stated that
the surplus of $8"3.3 million in exports over import;
during September resulted in a Li.S merchandise trade
surplus for the firet 9 months of the 'ear. The surplus
for the January-September iO'3 period wa_ $153.1
million as compared to a deficit of $4,s10.5 million for
the same period of 1Q'2. The surplus for tri thEird
quarter of 19"3 OJuly-Septemberr was $962.8 million
and represented the second quarterly surplus reported
since the period January-March 19"i. |A surplus of4
$22.9 million was reported for the securid quarter of
1973--April-June. i These figures are basedon eas..naIll
adjusted data.

The Bureau also stated that -_ea onall., adjusted
exports for September were the highest ever rccorrdda,
exceeding the previous high (August 19"'3 by about
$444.1 million. September seasonallyv adiuied import-
were at their lowest level since April 10-3.


During the first a months of 19'3, exports on a
seaa.onall, adju-ted basis were at an annual rate of
$6- 480 million, a level about 3" percent higher than the
calendar year 19"2 total of $49,219 million. seasonally
adjusted imports for th- January-September 19"'3 period
were at an annual rate of $6'.2"6 million, leael about
21 percent higher than [ne calendar year 19c' total of
$55.583 million. During the current 4 months, june-
Scptember 19"3, seasonally adjusted exports a'.'erage-d
$'6.024 million per month, about 12 percent abc.oe the
$5,383.5 million average reported for th, preceding
4-month period. Februarv-May 19'3. Import. averaged
5.."88.1) million for the current 4 months, about '
perc.-rit more than the $5,506 I million ave rage fur th,
F.a-bruar -Nlai, 19-3periud.
Sea-onallh adjusted export and import rotialE for
Selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and
divisions arc shown in tables 4 and 5. (iULnhke the o.'erall
totals, the commodity c.mponenta for exports exclude
foreign merchands-e and include DOD Military A sistance
Program Grant-Aid shipnm.nts.)
L sports unadjusted for Esasonal change rind includingg
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments in-
creased frnm $5,'7R.5 million in August to $5,950.0
mllihor in n Septemrber. Witn Military A.ssistance Program
(.rant-Aid shipment. included, September esxprt_ werL
valued at $6,015.6 million as compared to $5,n10 4
million in AuguEt. Linadiustedgeneral importeidec rea-ed
from '1,9'9" 4 million in August 0to 5,228.3 million in
'-eptcrnber.


'Adjusted for seasonal and worKin-day varoaron. but not fjr puce leIe. Facors used to adjust 972 and 1973 ara ihonr, r, rts report represent
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data fto 1958 1972 and introducedd ,n January 1973 combined wivtn the appropriate vorkng day
adlustmsent factors
'Cumulations of oata obef at least 4 monrh perodi are Oelatole To ienrify u.aderljyng taend Month to-monir. changes in exports imports and
similar series often reflect primarily irregular movement atlerences an monthly carrcolr etc Recent month to morin percent changes in thn oerall
seasonally adjusted export and import seres are premnted in the following table a*rh aierage percent month to-monrn r,se ana decne over longer
periods shown for comparison The average r"se and decline figures exclur e percentage changes for III the periods December 1968 Maren 1969 and
July-December 1971 because of abnorn aiiries in me data due to eect-s o aock atrikes and 12) periods inhen neagtgioo changes tIero percent) in the
level of exports importss occurred

Month-to-rr,t0.t AterBEe montr-l rates of chance
Auera*.e Avere 4 onth 12 months
Series Aug.-Sept. Jully-Au. Juna--Jiy Ma.-June rise Aeclr, f4l-sepC. .pt 1q72-
1973 1973 1973 1"1 i967-1972 1967-1972 19Q3 Sept. 1973
Percer. t) IPercens i Percer., iFercent I iPercent I iPerc'r.t I I Percera I iPercent I

xports........ .7.4 .2.3 .1 .3.2] *.9 -3. 7 .3.6 .3.7
Imports.. ... -7.4 .4.5 -l.b -n.e -3.5 -2.4 -r..7 ,I.s



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 Statistics Administration, Washington. D.C.
20233. Price 10 cents per copy. Annual subscription (FT 900, 975, 985, and 986 combined) $3.00.

















EXPLANATION 0


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. 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).


I





F STATISTICS "t -

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 on a 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
1973 statistics.

1972 Statistics
a. January through May 1973 issues: 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, Highlightsof U.S.
Export and Import T rade; F T135, U.S. Imports, General
and Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country;
F T410, U.S. E 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 mall is the date when the shipment
leaves the United States, or, in the case of vessel or
air shipments, thedatehen the carrier departs (or Is
cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments,
the date of export isconsidered 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 September 1973


(In millions of dollars. Data are not adjusted for unusual changes in the level of actuv.ry or courage such as happens during strikes ano olher events
that may have adverse effects on the slatist.cs)


Ratio
scale
6500


5000




5500






2000


6500


5000



3500


J2000
Arithmetic
scale
- 750

-500

-250

0

-250

-500

--750

- -1000


1 Represents exports of domesl.c and foreign merchar.dist ewcludinq Department of Defense M.I.tary Assistance Program Giant Aid shipments
2 Defined as exports see footnote I. lanoel minus general irrporls

Table 1. U.S. Exports. General Imports. and Merchandise Trade Balance. Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation, by Month: January 1972 to September 1973


Per L a J. ar...ry- I-r. 0.,r, pr.il ME, .ur ,..i A.4-. r. r P .r .-.,ao r f c rr.

19" 7. *


Eip.r?' .. ... o,.' 1, .J4.a 3023.4 3.6. 0 1a a e 6 a,7 1 fll ,17i3 172 o 4.55a.0
I'prl ..... .. 40 9' 6 4 ,17?.' n .5 S,4 .d ,481..' ,167 7 7, t- 1 ,756u i,ni2.2 3,7,7.i i. 5. ; ,02.3
herh0rao s& r raoc
b d '-4,S1L0 t t1 3 -0i.9 -4 E. 6 -.4 1 .40'4.7 -mm? -Lsi... 529 5 -13'.6' -4:1.. -L' 0 -41i
19;3'
irorCs ... .... ".E7 3 ,"'7.1 i,064 i ,5.3 46i v n & 83 S b 7 1 :.6(6.5 6.004.3 448 4
,.ri'. .. 3 3G,4 2 10 a 5,A0.6 j,43?.1 ;.2NI.7 5,76A 7 5,743 %.6. 4 '6 --P 9 57 1
M'rc t&siD trod.
-D iance' .. 1 3 .JO h. -476.? -52., *l?..3 -Is'.9 -;..- Flu .1 -II .< *?673

import figures for January 1971 ..can idkafle a.o a _ual figure- for 139 *nereser .abrr, iE s report, r7..e L.ien re. iea 11 reflect
he rearertiioo .-f 519.4 m 111|i.n rltiad rfrom data pr.n'.r e I r F 400 r ine montp .rsf juni nd rulr I9 3.
[0.,7 or p97t and t973 r07-e2t nias..n.l o9,jtnert Fat.n.r itrto-uc.o Hr. J 9 e 007 Ir .
peoen- er prri. .ir ainlessic ana fr~ri6r. I.orcrloai, rincIuaint [7PEri.iTrii of 7 frr.T.. Mililr.' 4;t.it. nci .7 -greai Gr..r~t-is. 'rupoor.is
'Dfn ri :-a nas erprte ie f r'.t.t te f, ibou. I M.. n)rl impo-i-s.










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

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

In mailic.ns of diIar>. Ina-djusteo tatal, represent Stau of unruuanded fag-re, and hence may vary lightly irom s"o,. of rounded amounailI

ENports exclading OD-F Esp.-.L: including Gn-A
Crat-Aid DE Gont-d DOD Grlrnt-Ama'


Pe r i : d dt c [ 'ow le c Dum l I. "
na n E.j Dimel ic, and Dot =tic, Total stern Other
1ore "n, foreign, uradju'stea ioGr ignr, uaidjustaed T Euripe court r rs

adj nadj ted ur.ar ju _tea


1972

Jenuar) -DeOcemner I 49,218.6 48,419.1 49,778,2 48,9B8.6 559.6 233.9 325.6

janiar,-Epe .. 3..886.7 35.504.1 34 925.7 35,933.3 3 .1535.1 429.4 190.2 239.3


4aruar r 4. ,074.3 3,806.6 3,757.7 3,864.4 3,815.6 57.9 3r7.9 20.0
i- rua 3,8 3.9 3,776.0 3,721.0 3,816.4 3,759.4 38.4 15.0 23.1
M.arcn .. ..... ... 3,868.5 4,305.3 4,245.6 4,344.6 4,285.1 39.5 14.0 25.5
April .. ..... 3,0.4 3,A88.4 3,613.3 3,938.4 3.863.3 0.0 25.2 24.9
). 3,881.6 ,136.6 4,070.7 4,189.3 1,123.4 52.7 28.0 24.7
Jun .. .. 3,971." 4,014.7 3,941.8 4,050.7 3,977.b 36.0 11.1 21.9


luy .. 1,071.1 3,676 9 3,611.3 3,742.9 3,664.4 66..1 18.7 47.2
u l .. ... .. 4,196. 3, 34.2 3,863.9 3,979.8 3,909.5 45.6 15.9 29.1
S ep'l ber... .... .......... .. .. 4,176.4 3,963.4 3,'93.4 4,006.6 3.936.6 43.2 21.4 21.8
Octor.r .. ..... .. .. .. .. ... ,316.3 4,411.0 4,379.7 4,508.5 4,447.2 67.5 25.0 42.4
o'.iDner .. .. ... .. 4,472.9 4,562 9 4,496.6 4,613.5 4,527.2 30.6 11.3 19.3
lwet ner .. ..... .. 4,55A.0 4,690.6 4,617.1 4,722.7 4,64I .2 32.1 7.4 V .7

1973

Jar.uary-3Jpteer. .0.610 3 50,035.0 49.730.5 50.435 8 49.631.1 400 8 147.8 253 0

4nar .. .. 4,77. 4 7'7.2 4,677.7 4,789.1 4,719.5 41 6 19.9 22.0
Februa .. ... ,064.6 1,864.0 4,794.5 1,900,6 4,831.1 36.6 9.1 27.5
arcr.. .. .. 5,179.5 5,922.8 5,825 8 s,975.7 5,878,1 52.9 15.5> 37.1
pr l .... .. ... .... 5 ,4 7.0 5,560.5 5,456.4 5,595.6 5,491.8 35 3 10.9 24.1
a-' ., 6"'2. 6,023.0 5,976.7 6,064.0 5.,967.7 41.0 12.1 28.9
... .... .. 5,;78.1 5, 58.4 5,75 .9 5,8h96.9 5,793.4 36.5 14.8 23.8


Jul, ... .. 8.6. 5.321.6 5.239 8 5.387 7 5.305.9 66 1 39 0 27 1
6*rih 6.C'J4.3 5.778 5 5,674.6 5.10 4 _.706 5 31 9 7 9 24 0
eaLefe48r -.449.4 5.959.0 5.679 9 6.013.6 5 936.5 56 6 18.7 37.9
Oc .. f. r. ..



It.-lE f"r rol au1 a ..-r-arig-ta) variation irg ire.c:ral dajut'r.ctl factors inroa-cea It .arutar' 1973. 'c ,- f.tate I 'r. lrurit page.
'C il. al3 f-r fr lno-e r Ce as .r, part 'at ,f Eiler', : r-port' o- au,-. i. ai rffcrr.r..* iir. alitIt i defr., flunot F-r a furltl-r etpl.,ia-
,:.., see 1.*olroa e o Ilbl. -1, R.port FT 99l. HIhIlh s., .f 1. -p-.lts and iFp.3rts.
iFr.u.l total -la rot sft.r. f.r .ea 2oniu tl a luprea data. n.,aoei a ata snoula t, a ued ror arn.al t, 'tl.





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

F r. 111, r. d a.i.a tLaoijte. a Iltial r~prriert o. .,t urr.ucnd-a f .urc rna enrce rIay ari -lirti fr.P. as. .'f rourCea airounta

1972 1973

erl a u r rEl airort_ i.port_ general IIpo.IGrIF inpr1
-r -for
S.a',.r.Ial nadu a onupl r, .: 0.r al ly con' iL Itr,
ad ea una t, jut ur.acI eu ed n t .


*:n aar -ru rr.or I 55.,8o.r r55.309.7

'a;'ry--:epl-nntr ... .. 40.697 4111.,77 4 40.408.0 50,457 2 50.178.8 49,806.1

4 151..r4 b43. 78 6 r4.256 4 5,260.9 5,423.0 5,368.2
S4bra. 4,7 .8,179 4,794 ,153.1 ,540.8 4,944 6 4,930.0
o r: ,'15. ,43.6 4,64I.3 5,432.1 5,595.6 5,583.9
,ri .. 4. ,41,.8 4,251.6 4,234.7 5,290.7 5,347.3 5,287.5
Ma.. 4,417.7 1, 7 .; 4,694 1 ,7611 7 6,032.O 6,008.4
.*'I,, .. .. .. 4,467.7 4,76.L 4 .798.8 5,733.6 5 900.8 5,846.8

J l 4.6"5.1 4,313.6 4,97,.2 5,762.4 5.651 8 5.591.7
;,.cu '. 4,726.0 4,727.4 4,69 .5 6.,020.9 5.997.4 5,906.9
etptntIi .. .. 4,617.2 4,491.4 4,443.7 5,575.1 5.286 3 5 280.8
r,6.r .. ........ 1,737.5 ,008. 5 1,983.9
. ..n r 5,14 .4 I ,201.4 5,1 57.5
CE '..t5r 5,0102.3 4,795.7 4,760. 5
ricmpcrt f rures -,r Jan-.jar.1 1972 nd reultje .na tI fir res for 1973. -bereer Ahon, in. this report, hate been revised to reflect the

reincertior, of 719.4 millr, onaiit-a fro- datta presented in Fi 900 fcr tne montLs of June and July 1973
13,ju l'n i'r .1-. r.I'" rd .,oKir. -3i ar it 'r, .,,-, ea_, ral ad,.Ulin-Pt fact:.rE ini-aru. ea in january 19i3. See footn. te I on irort page.
V'r.ua tr l .i ,*,c -nI-,. f r. sasonn li v au ckta 0 .l-,l L1r.1uju iii c oatl. soula bP uzea for anru.l1 to aJ .








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 September 1973
SIn millions of collars. Linadjusileo toals represent su of unrour.aea figure. ana hence may sat-y :lI-hltlv frr. sum of r:.jnde ean-.ur..-

Schedule B A-cticns and .elected olvis:ns'
Period
0 I 2 3 14 6 7' 71 72 71 6 9

Seasonal lIy adja te a

1972

January-September ....... 3.922.5 748.0 3,515.2 1,146.8 '3dq.1 2,987.8 3,579.0 15.73..9 7,004.0 2,695.6 6,096.1 2355.1 '1.18.7

Jaruar).. .. .. .. ... 365.6 177.0 402.b 141.6 452.4 372.6 380.0 1,768.9 h12.2 313.5 636.9 ,.a 9 '146.3
February. ... ....... 379.6 152.1 376.1 127.3 439.5 347.4 392.4 1,6?6.8 750.6 208.5 616 0 24.2 '117.4
March..... ....... .. 368.4 55.0 405.3 139.4 '38.2 318.6 391.0 1,720.9 ;46.3 2893 ;18.1 5 533 133.9
April.. .. .. 382.0 47.3 391.4 129.6 435.8 303.3 377.7 1,691.8 749.3 285.7 645.7 263.2 '144.7
May.... .. ...... 445.9 60.4 384.8 124.9 '42.0 318.8 388.6 1,666.7 75o.2 263.1 703.0 257.9 '137.9
June... ... ... 471.4 ie6.7 170.1 116.7 '67.1 322.1 386 6 1,;16.7 771.6 301.9 634.9 264.0 '131.4
July.... .. ........ 464.2 69.3 418.4 114.1 '44.5 329.8 405.3 I1,6 3.4 769.8 306.7 690.6 ?77.4 '1li 6
AugU t.... .. ... .. 495.5 67.7 405.5 135.5 '38.3 329.0 411.7 1,868.0 811.5 306.3 733.2 261.2 '116.0
Septelmber...... ... .... 529.9 63.0 360.8 117.7 436.3 346.0 42i.7 1,850.7 806.6 31 .6 719.7 265.6 '130.5
October.. ..... ... 537.2 69.8 475.7 !29.9 '35.7 419.7 451.2 1,940.3 830.4 327.2 .5'.3 260.6 131.0
Novemoer....... .. 555.2 67.0 513.1 111.5 '47.6 347.3 437.8 1,983.4 n62.6 345.1 "14.8 270.h6 12 .7
December.... .... .... 615.5 68.5 490.4 133.5 '35.9 386.0 436.2 1,912.4 847.1 327.7 697.8el 62 ? .131.0)

1973

January-September ....... 8,231.3 769.3 6,085.9 1,171.3 '187.4 4,062.1 3.073.) ?0,054.6 6,748 2 3,641.1 7,721.2 2,449.1 '1,351.1

January... .. ... 685.8 84.7 581.2 126.2 '44.0 437.0 499.7 2,044.3 906.3 381.9 75-3. 286.5 '118.9
February... .. .... 704.6 105.1 682.2 128.9 '44.6 392.2 473.7 2,083.2 903.4 379.7 640.3 283.2 'jll.6
March.... ......... 799.1 87.9 789.4 125.9 '61.0 415.6 466.8 2,144.1 906.1 372.2 ]10 4 2-4.2 '145.1
April........ ....... 819.5 104.0 707.4 140.4 '38.0 462.6 554.9 2,124.6 925.1 384.9 811 0 316.7 '168.4
May................... 823.2 69.2 772.0 129.0 '54.4 425.2 539.6 2,276.0 960.7 409.3 -3.4 3 5.3 *146.7
Jdne...... ........... 941.2 76.4 673.9 131.0 56.9 -156.7 561.2 2,261.8 -n3.5 12.2 863.1 343.0 *171.1
July.... .. ...... 955.4 83.3 649.0 147.0 '59 46. 0 601.0 2,316.7 1,035.3 426.8 8?0.5 327.2 '193.2
August .... ............. 1,247.5 77.1 627.3 129.2 '60.2 475.2 606.5 2,254.7 1,024.9 420.4 179 2 173.2 4126.8
September .. ..... .. 1,2 75.0 79.6 603 5 113 7 '66.2 535 6 701.5 2,343.2 1,102.9 456..5 4-72.4 350 S 4147.7
October .
November .. ............
Decem.ber... .......

01_LI_- E -


1972

Januarn-December .. ..... 5,660 6 08.5 5 030.5 I,552.5 506.0 4,132 9 41.904.1 21,32.7 9,43..5 3,697.. 6,2--6 3.1Io 1 759 4

January-September ....... 3,83E.4 631.4 3,398.1 1,141.1 389.1 3,022.1 3,591.4 15,805.. 7,0319.5 2,6614. 4.,081.6 ?,365.7 1,16 .7

January. .. 379.1 126.2 398.4 116.1 52.4 37.; j57,2 1,659. 7497 290.2 il 4 ?4. n 146.5
February... 372.7 112.1 378.3 10i 39.5 351.3 392 0 1,-136.6 9t'4 .6 76 9 609.6 ,50.8 117.1
March.. ............. .. 376.5 49.5 436.5 135.7 36.2 343.0 43-1 6 2,053.1 66sh 7 312 6 601.'J ?A4 0 135.i
April..... .. .. 361.7 34.3 199.2 131.6 35.8 293.6 357.6 1,803.1 793.4 291.4 ?18.3 271.1 II1.i
May.. .. ... 49.0 59.0 j387.5 135.6 42.0 343.7 413." 1,890.8 613.6 301,' 'm 15 4 2.64.3 I 13 .9
June... .. .. ... 474.3 54.1 371.6 17?.9 62.1 345.3 404 .4 1 ,76.5 79".9 303 5 675.1 26z.4 131.4
July........... ..... 436.4 59.7 162.0 102.) 44.5 332.8 371.1 ,542 4 717.2 23).7 561.5 27.1 0 ll,.
AuU I.... .. .... ... 469.3 66.2 353.2 157.2 38.3 34 ]I 421.8 1,673.6 764 4 290 5 610.. 264 7 116.0
Sept ner.... .. .. 517. 76.3 111.4 130.3 36.1 335.? 4U5.7 1,739.7 75; ., 309 b 6: 1 266 3 12'1.0
October ..... .. .. 550.6 65.6 500.0 13i.1 35.2 392.9 445.7 1.865.9 7146. 334.6 734.8 ?62.. 111.0
ou.mb.r.. ... ... 615.7 94.8 566.0 146.9 47.8 331.9 426.4 1,904.1 M1I.0 341.3 721. -:64.c 176.7
Decemb'er.......... ..... 658.0 90.5 566.4 127.4 35.9 366.0 440.6 1,937. ? 661.5 3l7.5 738.2 276.3 131.0

1973

January pt-6 leiner ... 8,012.9 [ 674.6 5,9.97.4 1,161.5 487.1 4,099.9 ,.012.6 20,085.. 8,756.2 7,616.. 7,113.0 2,852.8 1,351.1

January.... ......... 666.6 62.9 586.4 105.I 3 14.0 403.8 178.2 1,9"6.4 85u.% 36".7 733.0 753.1 118.1
February. .. .. .. 669.4 74.5 663.1 106.7 44.8 364.; 457.6 2',06.9 670.6 3i2.4 803.9 270.A 132.6
March ... 607.3 78.4 840.7 121.2 61.0 441.8 i34.0 2,521.8 1,034.7 409.7 1,0.3.4 325.7 14,.7
April... ... ... .. 767.9 74.8 718.0 142.0 38.0 443.6 564.9 q 2,?50.0 971 3 389.,6 it9.1 3:2.3 l6,4
May.. ............. .. 6134.7 8.4 779.7 111.0 5 .4 460.0 578.4 .,569.7 1,0341. 431 9., I 095.5 331.7 146.7
.une.... ... .... 949.6 73.3 676.6 137.8 56.9. 475.8 387.0 7,317.1 1,1'5.0 4113.e 989.3. 345.4 171.1
July....... .......... 901.9 72.1 562.7 132.3 59 9 468.0 16.6 2,0f50.3 985.4 397.9 667.1 306.9 193.2
AugBu t ...... ..... 1,207.5 77.3 538.9 153.6 60 2 516.6 6117.1 2,067.6 796.0 414.1 '65.4 331 .0 126.8
Septemner ...... .... 1.191.0 92.9 506.3 121.6 66.2 605.6 6a8.6 .',31o.4 1 ,003 6 209.9 6 .B 8 336 9 147 7
Octobe .. ..
Noemiber ....... .........
December.. ... ...

'Schedule B section ano s.ie.'ed oisl-on oescrlptions are as f'lls--

0. Foon und lte. anami .i- 7. Machinery ana, transpir' e uipp.r.zo
1 Be & rageo ap. tubacca 71. Machfner,, other thers l-::.rlc
2. Crude materials, Lrsealble, except fuel. 72. Electrical .achtiner,. .aparatu-. end appilar.ces
3. Mineral fuel', lubricants, ana related materials 73. Tras;p.'rt equipment
4. Anr.r.al ano vegetable oils ar.o fatI 8 Mtic l laneouu. manufacturea articles, rs e.c.
5. Cheincals 9. ConirT.nodities and tranr-.ctilr not cliBs=ifrie according t-. tino
6. ,anulact1ured good-' classified .htlErl by r.atertal
'Seasonally anoj~tsed figore- fIr -ection 7 may diler lightlyy frF- the sun of alvils-on 71,72, ar. 73 sincee .ach It indepenc-r'i aajute.
'Aaju.sea for seasonal enna -.rholr.n-naa aariaon u-ing E aonai adlju -tEnt factors introduced in laruars 1977 2ee Ic,'note 1 on front page.
Annual total: are not shcon for seaon.aliy a.lumLed t an ta. I.rnnj.usteo oata unoula be ue.-c for annual t.al=. IT,.- adjusrei -,ct.rlIn t-..al: in
thit table arna similar overall tcntr.sl total; in. tables I and ? -ere au ju lEt. .nocpenden'It
'Is the ab_-ence ot aemnonItrable seasonal patterrnc ir thIs -ctlon, o pea:rna] aujul-tncnt tacors r.a.- b6.n apoied tn odae.






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

,In millions of dollars. Unmajusleo totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slLghtly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule A sect ons'
Period
0 I1 2 3 4 1 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted'
1972 1

January-September ....... 4,724.6 726.6 2,814.3 3,505.4 132.3 1.488.8 8.305.0 12,793.3 5,120.1 2.162.4

January ........ ....... 554.7 84.5 316.7 371.0 '14,8 163.7 904.2 rl,306.3 572.8 '127.2
February.... ...... 577.6 88.9 313.4 369.1 '21.1 153.2 903.6 1,362.3 541.6 '116.0
March.. ....... .... 467.7 81.5 303.7 375.7 '15.4 169.6 692.5 1,514.3 610.4 '133.0
April ............ 476.3 75.3 321.2 385.68 12.3 174.3 820.7 1,394.6 649.3 '127.3
Nay.............. ..... 513.4 84.3 312.4 383.8 '14.3 156.2 896.9 1,416.5 534.8 '132.2
June.................. 510.7 82.7 303.2 387.9 15.5 170.2 960.3 1,394.9 562.3 '131.9
July .................. 508.7 74.0 319.3 405.2 J16.3 160.9 975.6 1,417.2 566.5 1126.5
Augus .. ...... ....... 548.1 73.6 291.2 392.0 '11.1 163.2 1,000.1 1,601.1 600.9 '135.6
September ......... .... 567.0 81.8 333.2 434.8 '11.5 178.5 951.1 1,386.1 581.5 'L32.7
October. ......... 567.0 87.2 332.3 419.1 '15.5 164.8 1,046.7 1,467.8 568.7 '147.1
Novembe r....... ...... 560.2 95.5 382.7 450.4 '10.1 182.1 1,044.3 1,701.7 609.2 1343.9
December. ....... ... 541.6 94.4 339.8 443.3 '21.7 187.5 1,051.5 1,516.5 620.1 '144.6

1973

January-September ....... 5,765.9 904.0 3,647.4 5,407.0 153.2 1.790 8 9,782 0 13.687.3 6,042.9 1,330.9

January. ..... 586.8 103.6 400.5 466.5 '8.8 181.8 1,074.5 1,619.2 653.1 '162.8
February... .. 635.7 83.5 403.8 508.1 '16.8 202.1 1,162.9 1,664.9 68.89 128.7
Me.rch.................. 648.9 88.1 386.5 544.5 114.7 186.3 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 1141.4
May....... ..... ..... 724.8 98.4 407.3 626.3 '15.8 196.6 1,069.6 1,773.4 665.0 '131.6
,.une... .. ...... 637.3 94.3 445.1 E64.0 '19.8 211.9 1,098.6 1,825.1 705.6 '160.9
July;.... ** ***. 603 7 101.8 416.3 570.3 '18 9 198.7 I 188.0 1.860.7 658 5 '158.8
August ......... 662.4 121.2 377.0 761.9 '23.5 200.6 1,144.4 1.971.5 705.7 '155.7
.r ember .. ....... 644.7 105.8 393.8 736.1 '21.2 217.5 1,006 I 1.677.0 668.3 '144.9
October .. ....
Nfoiember.. ...
De-ceabe r ... ....

neadjusted
1972

January-December....... 6,369.9 1,009.4 3,859.8 4,798.9 179.6 2,014.8 11,421.5 17,420.1 6,910.6 1,598.0

January-September....... 4,700.5 685.7 2,804.5 3,493.8 132.3 1,505.2 8.294.2 12.690.6 5.108.0 1,162.4

January .............. 546.4 83.5 288.5 398.4 14.8 159.3 8772. rl.268.9 518.9 127.2
February................ 41.3 84.8 276.4 375.4 21.1 150,6 800. 1 ,33.7 479.4 116.0
March .......... .... 472.9 80.9 313.4 426.8 15.4 192.0 930.0 1,668.7 610.4 133.0
April.. ...... 478.8 68.3 291.7 154.9 12.3 167.7 80S.1 1,429., 496.0 127.3
Ma ... .. .. ..... 520.1 88.O 341.8 376.3 14.3 169.0 993.7 1,566.6 524.7 132.2
June.................... 525.5 88.6 324.1 375.1 15.5 17. 1 1,018.0 1,531.6 580.9 131.9
July. ................ 484.3 63.5 316.6 376.4 16.3 114.2 940.4 1,247.2 L95.9 126,5
August............. .. 576.2 55.7 316.9 400.2 11.1 168.i 994.1 1,370.6 698.b 135.6
September............ 555.1 72.4 334.9 409.3 11.5 159.0 93. 7 1,273. 603.0 132.7
rctober .... ... .. 85.1 107.1 347.3 412.4 153. 163.8 1,086.4 1,523.6 618.2 147.1
.o.,sDer.. .. ..... 545.1 117.3 383.1 417.0 10.1 177.4 1,072.5 1,713.6 621.4 143.9
December ............... 539.4 99.3 324.9 473.7 21.7 166.4 968.4 1,492.3 563.0 144.6

1973

January-September....... 5,744.7 844.5 3,636.0 5,364.8 153.2 1,806.9 9.752.2 15.523.3 6 022.2 1,330.9

January................ 616.7 109.2 388.5 532.7 8.8 169.1 1,10:.8 1,675.9 631.5 162.8
February................ 568.4 76,3 341.2 494.9 16.5 190.2 983. 8 1, 560.0 584.2 128,7
March.................. 630.1 83.5 JB33.8 595.1 14.7 202. l,078.2 1,813.0 643.2 151.3
April .................. 658.3 98.9 396.3 502.2 13.6 221.9 991.6 1,710.1 609.8 141,4
May.................... 732.,7 102.5 4414.3 609.4 15.,8 213.1 1,176.7 19543 649.7 131.6
June................ 627.1 97.3 453.1 604.3 19.8 206.7 1.114.0 I 918.2 697.1 160.9
July ................. 598.9 94.4 431.3 554 9 16.9 183.8 1.192.7 1.700.7 720.4 153.8
August.. ...... 696.9 91.2 408.7 776.4 23.5 206.2 1.135.2 1.663.7 820.0 155,7
September.............. 615.7 91.0 386.8 694.9 21.2 189.2 966.9 1.507.6 666 2 144.9
October.................
November...............
December.. .........

rImports figures for January 1972 and cumulative and annual figures for 1972, wherever shoan in this reDort, have been revised to reflect
the reinsertion of $19.4 million omitted from data presented in PT 900 for the months of June ana July 1973.
'Schedule A section descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 5. chemicals
1. Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufactured fooos c.acsif,en chieily by material
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 7. Machinery ano transport equ.p .rn r
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellaneous n-.rdfactureo articles, r.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities ano transactlonf not claIsilies ccoraing to kind
*Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in Jaruary 1973. .e fo,.rnate I on front paug.
Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be useo fo r aerial Iotals. The a.jan-tea sec[ioG. totall in
this table and similar overall monthly totals In tables I and 3 were adjusted inaependentl).
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no .eor,nal adjun.ment actor r.nae oeen applied o aate.




































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