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United States foreign trade
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United States foreign trade. Total import trade
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United States foreign trade. Total export trade
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SUMMARY REPORT
FT 900


United States


Foreign Trade


NT OF COMMERCE
De H. Stans, Secretary
etary for Economic Affairs

REAU OF THE CENSUS
A. Ross Eckler. Director

FOR RELEASE
February 28, 1969


January 1969


EXPORT AND IMPORT MERCHANDISE TRADE


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today a seasonally adjusted January 1969,
export total of $2,082.3 million excluding Department
of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipments, and a seasonally adjusted general import
total for January of $1,966.7 million.1 Comparable
seasonally adjusted figures for December 1968 were
$2,886.4 million for exports and $2,956.8 million for
imports.' 2 Effective analysis of the January data is
difficult, the Bureau noted, because of below "normal"
vessel activity at East and Gulf Coast ports during
January resulting from the dock strike which actually
began on December 20, 1968 and continued through the
entire month of January and into February. The Bureau
does not have adequate information to enable it to measure
precisely the influence of the strike on the statistics. 2 4


For the 4-month period, October 1968-January 1969,
seasonally adjusted exports (excluding DOD Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments) averaged
$2,645.6 million per month, a level about 11 percent
below the $2,976.1 million average reported for the


preceding 4-month period June-September 1968. Imports
averaged $2,605.9 million for the current 4-month
period, a level about 8 percent below the $2,836.7 million
average reported for the preceding 4-month period.

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

Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
decreased from $3,047.5 million in December 1968 to
$2,056.7 million in January 1969. With Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments included,
January exports were valued at $2,111.3 million or
about 32 percent below the December 1968 total of
$3,096.6 million. Unadjusted general imports amounted
to $2,025.9 million in January compared to $3,028.0
million in December.


NOTIE:T The f968 seasonal 2d.urtment .*acLors a'e telan u.tiliaed for .ranurar Pebruary, and NMrcn of
1969. The reasons for this procedure are twofiold. First, the existence of widespread ,'lricire strike
have distorted the 19",' ara i969 oort',j patteis to sa.ch an extent that Ele Jeasonal variation ir asna'l
relative to other factora affecting the series. Jeconrul, the Foretii Trade Divislon is investigation
alternratiue method os/ .eaonalli ad*ljutln/ the serize. I.r a' inproued "metLho c02 tce F/ourd, the seaso,-
ally adjusted figures /or recer.t periods wdll tce reuisea uIren tne snew adjustne'at procedure is implemented.

1"'Nornal" workinia-day ar., seasonal adjuafl'enfs factors used i idju.stli7 export and iqport dat-a are not striaccl appli-
cable to periods of abnormal port activity such as nose before, ,.uris, ard after scrzje3. This is part icularl tre of
the "morki.g-dsi" component of thLe ad.uastmle.i process `e nce tsr perioa is atsorn"al as to -,ot, ouvrt ire a". rad nber o.f
workingg" days. Users should tatse note of th. l:Z ied Jpplici Zi-t;1 whien ki J cJrpairiasoa iLuolain r the 3eae'ona l
ad.Justed data for Dece"mer 1968-Ja.riarI 19 6.
2E.fectiue with the stucisti1c3 .'or JJnuary 1969, the co'rr.J;e of.r the export 3rid iI port e-rchadi.'se trade statistics
was revised to include data or, eFller ores, base bullion, I cludin sweepir,-s, soaste a.d scrap), aid refined b.ll1on.
The e96S figures pre enrted in this text arid in table, 1, 2 2,id 3 riaue s.ee ui redi ed ,accor.dirng y. Io.oexer, due to proc-
esring difficulties, the 196! totail- in aubles 4 and 5 are rot -e.uised Lo i'clO e .ilver. pF.rtlier iraJoreat ~ or on the
handling of silver ir, Ehe merchanidie trade statistics I ILI .arilable i, 3 special ar,.,ouncemnet appearing? i the rJa nuair
I 9Q9 issue of Report FT 99C, Highlightr o!f U.- Expor d arnd ;Iport "rade, or poa' request: to the Bureau c.j the Cer,us,
Washisgto., D.C. 2023J.
3Adjuisted for ceasro.,,2 Jrd waorting-day var:tiao, but rict for price r. el.
4Cnuulattio ~ s of data ouer at lea:t 3- or 4-ioarth periods -re ,e i iratle to idetify ..r.derlyi.ng trerd-. Month-ioo-'*'.tsch
ch2nqes in exports, imports, and similar series of/te reflect pri'nrirly itr-rei.Jr "nouem'ets. Recent riorth-to- ,sth per-
cent crianges 'n rte overall seasonal, adjusted e..port 2,sa import series are prF .E-ced i, thE r /'..Iowi'r7 lale with aver-
ige percent month-to-month rise and d.eclile ouer longer periods shoaen for comparaion. Exclde s percesr.age cha-a'es for
the period Decembber 1962-Macrch 1963 and jecemcer 19064-M.a. 1g9c5 because of *cr or-Zi.lities in tqe ,idat due tO e.ftecEs o.i
strikes.

Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change

Series Dec. 1v.- O Average Average 4 months 12 months
D 1968- Jv. D Oct .-Iv Sept .- rise decline Sept. 19o'- -an. 19n-
Jan. 1969 i96d i96o 19t.8 l1 -19.3 193-1908 Jan. 9c.9 ..ia. 1969


.6. e%


-20.) .
-0.3%


+3.9%)
+3.2 j


-3. 51


For sale by the Bureau of the Census. w-rhngion. D.C. 20233. Prlce 10t per cop
Annual subscription (FT900 9'5. 985. and 986 combined'l 3.00


Exports.....
Imports.....


-2'.9%4
-jj.5%


-8.3;
-'a..
-.1%


-1.-7


I U.s. DEPOUTORY







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 data
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 that of the following
month.

Export Statistics

Exports of domestic merchandise include commodities
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 commodities 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
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 1968 and 1969 appearing in the 1969
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:

1969 Statistics

a. January through November 1969 issues: figures
are as originally issued, except as noted below.

b. December 1969 issue: figures reflect revisions
for prior months of the year issued with December
1969 statistics.

1968 Statistics

a. January through May 1969 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1968 statistics or
earlier.

b. June through December 1969 issues: figures
reflect revisions to 1968 data issued with June
1969 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 About
Foreign Trade Statistics

Additional information regarding coverage, valuation,
etc., is contained in the following publications: Report
FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export and Import Trade;
FT 135, U.S. Imports, General andConsumption, Schedule
A Commodity and Count ry; FT 410, U.S. Exports, Schedule
B Commodity and Country; and the Guide to Foreign
Trade Statistics. Information regarding 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.

IFor shipments D, veasel, mercnandiEe is not included
in the statistics prior to tre date of formal entrance of
the vessel (i.e., the date of the inward :usteoms manifeEt
for the vessel).
With minor exceptions, the date of export for ship-
ments other thar. by mail is tre date when the shipment
leaves the United States, or, in the case of vessel or
air shipments, the late when tne carrier departs (or is
cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments, the
date of export is considered to. be the date of mailing.








U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted For Seasonal and Working-Day Variation:
January 1964 to January 1969
(In millions of dollars)


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MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE3


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(MCD moving average 4 term)











GENERAL IMPORTS
(MCD moving average 4 term)


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1965 1966 1967 1968 1969


IAbnor-.i L '. ..: .r "r data for December 1964-May 1965, March 1968, and December 1968-January 1969 are due to effects
of dock : r..-.. '-: r .= exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense (DOD) Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments. 3Defined as exports (see footnote 2, above) minus general imports.


Table 1. U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation, by Month: January 1968 to January 1969
(In millions of dollars)

Period and January- January Feb- March April May June July August Septem- October Novem- Decem-
series ruary ber bar bar

19681

Eaprzsa'.......... ,"96.5 2,796.5 2,797.3 2,462.0 2,905.3 2,736.3 2,864.9 2,840.6 2,933.3 3,265.- 2,613.5 3,000.3 2,886.4
Imports........... 2,'.1.6 2,618.6 2,610.1 2,624.2 2,639.5 2,777.4 2,852.5 2,678.7 2,838.1 :.". 4 2,670.1 2,829.8 2,956.8
Merchandise trade
balance3 ........ +177.9. +177.9. +187.2 -162.2" +265.8. -41.1 +12.4 +161.9. +95.2. +288.4, -56.66 +170.5 -70.4

19691

Exports2.......... 2,082.3 2,082.3
Lmror ........... 1,966.7 1,966.7
tMerfIanrl3,a traE1
balance3 ......... +115.6. +115.6

'Includes information on shipments of silver ores, concentrates, wastes, scrap, and refined bullion. See footnote 2, on front page of
thi; report.
4Figwrz represent exports of domestic and foreign merchandise e z. i iit g Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
;hipmrnte.
'i'eflne as exports (see footnote 3, above) minus general imports,


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- 3,500

-3.000

- 2,500

- 2.,000


Ratio scale
- 3,500

- 3.000

2,500

2,000


1,500


Arithmetic
scale
-+750


+500


*250


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-250










Table 2. U.S. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense IDODI Military Assistace Program
Grant-Aia Shipments, by Month: January 1968 to January 1969

(In millions a j.:LUij- 7.i 3jua..ji T.; T regr-.c..r.t z.r. :1 *- u`nr.u.fd.3d i U-- rtri- .a. q ry Pir,! 11f Irci suam roinde. EaL.CzatLji

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19-,'

January-December .... .. .. .. .... >...,.- .,7 .. 33. -4.3 34, c.' 3., ,27. '3.1 0i.' 373.4
January-.............................. ... ,"..5 2,) 2,: 3. ,"9. S'.1 29.5
January................ .. 2... ... .; .. .. 2, .2 1 3.3 29.i
February............. .. ... ........ -,.. i., ?. 3J9.1
March................ .. ..,c... .,.7..:. tl. ., 3'.. 13.. 21 .,
April.................... ......... .cl. 2,*,2. : :3,: ).. .-.. 11.1 28.1
May........ ......... .. .. 1,' ,2, 1 '2, .2 2,4 <. ?.* 3.? "..i 18.6
June.................... ............ .. ,7.i 2?, 7:. i 2,83I.8 2, -9.. q. 11. j7.8
July ................... ............... ,..i- .r 2,5.8 2, -C.: 2,7 `. :'2.,6' .6 :. I2.5 35.6
August ................................. -, 33.) 2, ''; 2,1 ~ 2,8 2". 2,81".. 58. 1.i 3.1.
September............. ..25 ? 2, 2, 3, 2, 3.2 2.r '3.6
October ................................. ,-. ,7. ,P. .. 2,73-. .., 2 27.i
November............. .... ,*, 3,1:'." 3,1.0 :3,1'. 3,.lc. 531. i3. 4,.i2
ecember.................... ... ...... 2, r.. c.. :',0 t .'j 4Q.1 1 ._ :"A.7

19t''


January-............... ... .*,2.3 2, ,L 1.3 2,'jl .f ...5 1. 30.1
January .................... ... .. ,,. .2, .3 ,0.5 >. 30.1
February ................
March...................................
April .................. ..
May .e.... .......................
June..................
July ................. ..... .........
August ................. .
September ............... ... ....... ...
October................ .. .... .....
November...................... ..
IDcember..............................

lData reflect adjusEur-rr: for w- ..-r.i 5, Ai ra-,tS w jarianT ard *2: nr-. n naZar y1 aS,) i.:. arz4uja *da]jaj T.tea waie. .e note m1 front
page of this report.
2Data differ from -t..ie reil-e--1 i, ipaLri.iaen.t 3 [LI'ar n r-.p:r..: e.c-,iaE .:. a dlli"er.-. it a~st.lasicial Oefirla.i.0r Fcr a i rLiner expiana-
tion, see footnote 2, 'atie E-1, fesp:-r Fr 9.0, HRridightr r jfU.. Ear,:.rr ar. Imp-.r Tirac.
3Includes information. :-n :ipamerrt:. .: t ,r ;r-s, :.-: e' rrT._-, as: r.t, s*:r-a, anrdl ref.rio ui.m. e- t'tclD.: 2 .:,a ront pag cf Lhi3
report.


Table 3, U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1968 to January 1969

(In millions of *iLjr. linj3 w. i--i tcItai. rpreat .i sum ai' *nrcltm.i f' relies noc:-.e myE vary alightri, frinom 'n of rnu'lned amounts)

19odl 19 6c

Peria Geral -r- t Laport General WportE ipo-rLa
I r -fIor
:-r,:rally u..,d con-uptlip s lEci&ii stoadj a coareumppton,
auud trem ufi j u Luae a a jutea nmaujustea

January-December....... 33,C'03.1 33,?25.8 33,C87.7
January-............... ............. ., .. ,73.o 2,b6'.8 31, o.oc. .., 2,0:'.9 2,094.6
January............................... 1,6)i.6 2,7j8.6 2.767.a I,76.7 2,025.9 2,09O.6
February.............. .... ...... ,0..i ?,45-.8 ,-..6
March.................... .. ..e. 2, 5;.8 2,536.9
April ................... .......... 2,'.71.5 .i 3 2,1 5i.
May ................... .......... ,-?, ,.-. ,840.7 2,23.9
June ....... .................... .... ... .. 2.5 e, 61 .u "38.
July .................. ..... ............ 2, 8.7 ., 7. 2,d .
August. ................... ......... .... .2,83.1 2, 7-.9. 2,65.
September................................. 2,)77.3 2,832.4 2,843.
October..................... .. ....... .,o0 .i ;,"38.j 2,33.5
November................................ ...2.8 2,8 ,i.
December............... .. ........... :,,i'.. 3,0' 0 2,L 8;.5

IIncludes informat-z., 3 hiem-nar :i :ilr :.rAi, cy:-nr 'r- -'., alite, mcrap, Uril rif'ne.i trulli-n. ;.e footilt 2 on 'froan pafe or iTli
re p r..
-EBt.. reflect adju us.erits i r c.e...nal ana .:rrrT--ay .i ,a-, i r., .' ra -, tt rec.sr-i9y s9. o a i nal unamiaiused tlLtazl. See note on front
page of this report.


Report FT 900, effectivS e J anury i i'm






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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 1968 to January 1969
(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions'
Period
0 11 2 3 4 5 6 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3
1968'
January-Deceaber.......... 3,895.9- 707.3- 3,509.6. 1,058.9. (5) 3,289.9. 3,750.5- 14,505.4 6,341.1' 2,290.2 5,878.3. 2,149.0. (1)
January-.................. 378.2 61.3 286.8 93.1 (5) 271.5 276.1 1,270.2 528.0 188.5 546.2 183.8 (')
January................... 378.2 61.3 286.8 93.1 (5) 271.5 276.1 1,270.2 528.0 188.5 546.2 183.8 (5)
February.................. 372.4 70.5 285.3 82.8 (') 249.1 276.1 1,172.1 521.4 179.6 514.1 170.7 (5)
March..................... 329.2 44.6 301.0 85.2 () 234.2 238.2 959.0 433.9 164.1 357.7 151.9 (5)
April..................... 329.0 52.4 320.3 91.2 (') 289.8 297.4 1,167.1 544.8 191.7 433.7 180.6 (5)
May...................... 297.1 59.5 284.2 88.4 (5) 259.8 297.7 1,145.5 490.5 180.0 479.6 174.3 (')
June...................... 299.3 68.2 256.2 77.7 (5) 264.3 311.2 1,250.6 523.0 197.9 523.0 173.3 (5)
July..................... 310.6 55.9 302.0 91.6 (5) 274.1 319.4 1,204.3 522.1 192.6 494.3 178.8 (5)
August ................... 331.0 73.0 306.6 89.0 (') 293.5 330.4 1,238.3 565.3 210.1 464.7 199.1 (5)
September................. 297.1 68.6 341.7 98.4 (') 348.1 407.6 1,332.0 605.0 215.0 523.9 189.9 (5)
October................... 260.0 38.1 255.1 68.4 (') 248.9 303.5 1,166.9 494.9 191.9 464.4 180.1 (5)
November .................. 312.2 56.8 287.9 90.5 (5) 273.9 351.2 1,367.9 579.0 192.2 585.0 195.1 (5)
December.................. 379.8 58.4 282.5 102.6 (') 282.7 341.7 1,231.5 533.2 186.6 491.7 171.4 (5)

19696

January-................. 135.0 18.1 136.1 87.4 (5) 186.4 220.4 1,165.8 405.2 166.2 592.3 158.2 (')
January.................... 135.0 18.1 136.1 87.4 (5) 186.4 220.4 1,165.8 405.2 166.2 592.3 158.2 (5)
February................
March....................
April.... ................
May.......................
June......................
July ....................
August..................
September...............
October...................
November................
Dcember.................

Unadjusted

1968'
January-December.......... 3,889.6. 702.5. 3,494.6- 1,055.6- 274.5- 3,288.9- 3,738.6 14,462.0 6,320.3- 2,286.0 5,855.6- 2,146.3- 929.2
January-.................. 352.8 44.5 285.0 76.5 15.6 235.9 261.8 1,160.5 493.1 182.2 485.2 168.9 95.2
January................... 352.8 44.5 285.0 76.5 15.6 235.9 261.8 1,160.5 493.1 182.2 485.2 168.9 95.2
February.................. 353.5 52.9 290.7 70.5 26.2 238.4 264.7 1,162.9 505.4 173.4 484.1 166.6 68.6
March..................... 353.6 37.0 308.9 78.6 24.3 257.8 264.1 1,074.2 490.4 178.8 405.1 170.4 65.6
April..................... 334.7 46.5 313.0 89.6 23.1 292.5 318.6 1,273.2 584.1 200.7 488.4 188.2 65.8
May....................... 313.9 52.6 302.9 92.8 20.9 287.5 326.0 1,272.4 572.5 197.3 502.7 190.2 71.2
June...................... 287.7 55.2 245.3 87.0 29.3 260.2 307.2 1,23". 518.4 193.3 525.4 168.9 81.0
July....................... 297.0 48.5 271.6 90.4 20.2 278.8 298.6 i, L .i. 511.9 180.8 426.0 170.2 70.8
August.................... 326.0 73.0 264.7 102.4 20.3 304.3 320.6 1,123.0 515.6 190.3 417.1 190.5 78.0
September................. 289.5 88.1 266.0 106.5 25.0 334.9 379.2 1,199.4 537.8 196.5 465.2 181.8 80.5
October................... 278.2 45.6 280.8 78.2 21.2 249.3 313.9 1,179.4 504.3 199.5 475.6 183.5 87.8
November................. 336.3 82.5 348.6 92.4 20.1 272.8 351.2 1,384.4 562.7 199.0 622.6 192.9 69.3
December................... 366.3 76.1 317.1 90.7 28.5 276.5 332.8 1,276.9 524.2 194.4 558.4 174.1 95.6

19696

January-.................. 129.5 13.5 139.1 73.8 14.0 166.6 214.9 1,095.6 389.2 165.2 541.2 149.5 75.0
January................... 129.5 13.5 139.1 73.8 14.0 166.6 214.9 1,095.6 389.2 165.2 541.2 149.5 75.0
February..................
March...................
April.....................
May .....................
June.....................
July.....................
August...................
September...............
October ..................
November..................
December.................

'Schedule B section and selected division descriptions are as follows:
0, Food and live animals 7. Machinery and transport equipment
1. Beverages and tobacco 71. Machinery, other than electric
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 72. Electrical machinery, apparatus, and appliances
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 73. Transport equipment
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.c.
5. Chemicals 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 may differ slightly from the sum of divisions 71, 72, and 73 since each is independently adjusted.
3Data reflect ad jurtments for seasonal and working-day variation and do not necessarily add to annual unadjusted totals. The adjusted section
totals in this tab: itn Uhe ad i8ute overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 2 were developed independently.
4Excludes information on -mr lpmen of silver ores, concentrates, wastes, scrap, and refined bullion. See footnote 2 on front page of this
report.
9cr technical reasons, data are not presented for this section.
6Includes information on shipments of silver ores, concentrates, wastes, scrap, and refined bullion. See footnote 2 on front page of this
report.


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Table 5. U.S. General Imports of Merchandise--Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjuted,
by Month: January 1968 to January 1969

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amourns)

Schedule A sections1
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted2

19683
January-December.................. 4,582.1- 810.7- 3,282.4* 2,524.6. (4) 1,133.2' 8,048.1- 7,978.4- 3,320.2 (4)
January-.......................... 388.0 76.1 258.3 200.4 (4) 88.6 693.6 634.9 258.6 1 '
January............................ 388.0 76.1 258.3 200.4 (4) 88.6 693.6 634.9 258.6 1()
February.......................... 378.9 69.3 254.0 203.4 (4) 84.1 672.5 600.3 245.3 f )
March........................... 321.8 58.8 271.4 212.5 (4) 89.2 730.4 533.4 259.5 r')
April............................... .. 370.5 48.3 246.6 180.9 (4) 88.8 715.8 582.5 252.1 (1)
May ............................... 392.9 55.1 281.1 187.9 (4) 97.0 668.6 670.1 283.9 f )
June.............................. 383.4 60.1 279.8 227.0 (0) 90.6 669.1 697.6 284.7 i')
July.................................. 393.6 73.7 273.1 225.8 (4) 101.3 602.7 618.1 284.3 )
August............................ 451.7 112.4 274.3 193.1 ( ) 106.0 738.4 668.6 293.4 ( )
September.......................... 414.9 88.3 311.0 242.9 (4) 102.2 679.6 760.8 289.3 I')
October.......................... 317.3 53.2 275.1 222.1 (4) 85.4 610.4 740.7 280.8 (4)
November.......................... 408.4 52.8 281.2 226.5 (4) 98.5 630.3 765.3 290.2 (')
December.......................... 360.7 62.6 276.5 202.1 (4) 101.5 636.7 706.1 298.1 (4)
19695

January-.......................... 182.5 25.6 208.0 213.4 (4) 71.0 412.1 587.8 217.0 (4)
January........................... 182.5 25.6 208.0 213.4 (4) 71.0 412.1 587.8 217.0 (4)
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January-December.................. 4,577.4 786.3. 3,297.4' 2,528.6' 158.2' 1,134.7- 8,073.2- 7,991.1' 3,346.7. 1,220.5'
January-.......................... 366.5 74.2 254.7 237.5 13.8 89.1 681.1 671.4 247.3 92.6
January........................... 366.5 74.2 254.7 237.5 13.8 89.1 681.1 671.4 247.3 92,6
February.......................... 356.9 64.2 225.3 204.1 14.7 85.4 610.0 586.2 213.5 87.7
March.............................. 333.4 61.8 257.2 220.3 9.2 95.7 686.5 577.2 236.9 79.7
April............................. 393.8 61.5 260.3 193.9 11.3 102.5 760.1 609.6 246.6 107.2
May............................... 396.1 55.2 296.3 178.0 13.4 103.9 718.9 699.4 262.7 103.5
June.............................. 353.8 47.6 281.4 202.8 15.4 81.6 647.0 664.9 261.1 93.0
July.............................. 403.3 54.4 287.1 228.5 17.4 94.7 654.1 630.6 332.5 109.4
August............................ 403.1 80.8 288.9 187.1 8.5 101.3 708.7 547.6 315.5 97.7
September....................... 408.9 80.1 302.0 220.7 14.8 95.2 666.5 663.3 312.2 105.8
October........................... 368.2 67.2 292.2 226.6 12.7 88.6 648.5 788.4 325.3 106.4
November.......................... 396.8 61.8 264.3 195.0 10.3 94.0 629.3 744.3 291.7 107.4
December.......................... 396.6 77.5 287.7 234.0 16.6 102.7 662.3 808.2 301.6 L30.2

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