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United States foreign trade
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Export and import merchandise 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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U.S. foreign trade. FT900, Export and import merchandise


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SUMMARY REPORT FOR RELEASE
FT 9Q00 IMay IEyV June 27, 1969

EXPORT AND IMPORT MERCHANDISE TRADE


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today a seasonally adjusted May 1969 export
total of $3,291.8 million, excluding Department of Defense
(DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments, and a seasonally adjusted general importtotalfor
May of $3,276.1 million. Comparable seasonally adjusted
totals for April were $3,354.7 million for exports and
$3,177.2 million for imports. 3

The May seasonally adjusted export total is exceeded
only by the record high April total (noted above), and
represents the third such total this year which is in excess
of $3.0 billion. Seasonally adjusted imports for May
reached a new all time high, representing the third
consecutive month this year that record high import
totals were reached and the second consecutive month
that such totals have exceeded $3.0 billion. The Bureau
stated that although it does not have adequate information
to measure precisely the influence on the statistics of
the dock strike at East and Gulf Coast ports (the strike
began on December 20, 1968, and endedatdifferent ports
on different dates between February 14 andApril 2, 1969),
the overall totals for April and May probably reflect a
continuation of the "above normal" vessel activity at the
ports which began as the strike ended. 1 2 3

For the first 5 months of 1969, exportson a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $34,158 million
(less than one percent above the calendar year 1968 total


of $34,087 million). Imports were at an annual rate of
$33,858 million (about 2 percent above the calendar year
1968 total of $33,252 million). For the 4-month period,
February May 1969, seasonally adjusted exports aver-
aged $3,034.8 million per month, a level about 14 percent
above the $2,670.3 million average reported for
the preceding 4-month period October 1968 January
1969. Imports averaged $3,022.3 million for the current
4-month period, a level about 14 percent above the
$2,641.8 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 over-
all total, the commodity components for exports exclude
foreign merchandise and include Department of Defense
(DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments.)

Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change andexcluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, in-
creased from $3,506.9 million in April to $3,543.3
million in May. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, exports increased from
$3,565.9 million in April to $3,594.8 million in May.
Unadjusted general imports amounted to $3,236.5million
in May compared to $3,334.3 million in April.


'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level.
2"Vormal" working-daZ and seasonal adjustment factors used in adjusting export and import data are not strictly appli-
cable to periods of abnormal port activity such as those before, during, and after strikes. This is particularly true of
the "workinq-dly" component of the adjustment process since the period is abnormal as to both overtime and number of
"working" days. Users should take note of this limited applicability when making comparisons involving the seasonally
adjusted data for December 1968-May 1969.
JCuomlations of data over at least 3- or 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-t.o-month
changes in exports, imports, and similar series often reflect primarily irregular movements. Recent month-to-month per-
cent changes in the overall seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the following table with auer-
age percent month-to-month rise and decline over longer periods shown for comparison. The average rise ind decline fig-
ures exclude percentage changes for: (1) the periods December 1962-March 196I and Decemner 196i-nay 1905 because of ab-
normalities in the data due to effects of strikes; and (2) periods when negligible changes f(ero percent) ir the
leuel of exports/'imports occurred.

Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change
Series Ap-My Mr Febb Average Average 4 mort.hs 12 months
196l'9 9 6 99riee decline Jan.-May Mav 1968-
1 1969 19 1963-1968 1963-1968 1969 May 1969

Exports.... -1.9% +5.0% +39.2% +9.7% +3.8% -3.1% +13.0O +2.98
Imports.... +3.1% +6.6% *12.3% +31.6 *.3.1% -3.1% +13.44 2.4%


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U.S. DEPOMTOR'Y


DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
L 1 Maurice H. Stans, Secretary
United States JUL 1 Rocco C. Siciliano, Under Secretary
Siliam H. Chartener Assistant Secretary
Foreign e for Economic Affairs
Foreign BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
SA. Ross Eckler, Director





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" EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics', -

General imports are a combinapn of entries for
immediate consumption and entries into bonded war-"
houses. Imports for consumption are a -tmbination'or.
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 and Consumption, Schedule
A Commodity andCountry; 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.

1For shipments by vessel, merchandise is not included
in the statistics prior to the date of formal entrance of
the vessel (f.e., the date of the inward customs manifest
for the vessel).
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 date when the 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.




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U.S. Exports. General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted For Seasonal and Working-Day Variation:
January 1964 to May 1969

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1Abnormal fluctuations in the data for December 1964-May 1965, March 1968, and December 1968-May 1969 are due to effects
of dock strikes. 2Represents 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 IVports, and Merchandlse Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal ad Working-Day
Variation, by Month: January 1968 to May 1969
(In millions of dollars. Includes data on silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion)

Period and January- Febsee- Novem- ee
Pero and a uay F- March April ay June July August October Nv- Dee
series May ruary ber ber ber

19681
Exports .......... 13,625.8 2,614.3 2,.~-.3 2,.3A.d 2,85. A 2,741.6 2,870.6 2,859.0 2,949.3 3,224.7 2,C.63 1 2,974.5 2,979.2
Lmpor.s........... 13,226.0 ,,c07.u 2,;1'.6 2,i88.- 2,r..3., 2,754.8 2,791.9 2,725.5 2,870.8 2,953.5 ;,7?5.- 2,885.8 2,924.8
Me-prc-dise trIad
balance3......... +399.8 +127.3 +183,7 -149.9 +251.9 -13.2 +78.7 +133.5 +78.5 +271.2 -104.3 +88.7 +54.4
19691
,r~ rin........... 14,232.5 ,,.X3.3 2,296.7 3,196.0 :',:5.7 3,291.8
Import:........ .. 1,107.4 2,018. 2,655.3 2,980.7 3,1".3 3,276.1
M.rc'ftai, troa:
b'a la : ......... +125.1 +75.2 -358.6 +215.3 +177.5 +15.7
'ReilecTis nEr seeb.wia a-iJastzLnt fiaiTcr6 -lur Decame i ci'iECLic ilb MrT b i6i .notistics.
'.Fprr.en exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
D'iGed aE exports (see footnote 2, above) minus general imports.


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Table 2. U.S. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1968 to May 1969

(In millions of dollars. Includes data an silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures
hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Exports excluding DCD Exports including a
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Ai

Period Dom i Domestic Domestic
and
foreign and Domestic, and Domestic, Total Western Other
rseasm_ foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Europe countries
adjusted unadjusted unadjusted


1968

January-December......................... 34,117.2 34,087.4 33,654.3 34,660.5 34,227.4 573.1 199.7 373.4
January-Iky....... ....................... 13,625.8 13,946.0 13,774.6 14,155.8 13,984.4 209.8 73.0 136.8
January................................... 2,814.3 2,685.4 2,656.5 2,738.2 2,709.3 52.8 23.3 29.5
February.................................. 2,775.3 2,690.0 2,659.3 2,749.3 2,718.6 59.3 20.2 39.1
hr ch..................................... 2,438.8 2,647.0 2,608.5 2,681.7 2,643.2 34.7 13.3 21.4
April..................................... 2,855.8 2,961.2 2,925.2 3,000.4 2,964.4 39.2 11.1 28.1
May....................................... 2,741.6 2,962.4 2,925.1 2,986.2 2,948.9 23.8 5.1 18.6
June...................................... 2,870.6 2,784.1 2,750.1 2,833.8 2,799.8 49.7 11.9 37.8
July...................................... 2,859.0 2,675.8 2,640.5 2,734.9 2,699.6 59.1 23.5 35.6
August .................................... 2,949.3 2,803.5 2,765.4 2,857.2 2,819.2 53.7 19.1 34.6
September................................. 3,224.7 2,959.5 2,925.5 3,002.7 2,968.7 43.2 22.6 20.6
October.................................... 2,634.1 2,735.1 2,689.3 2,783.6 2,737.9 48.5 21.4 27.1
November.................................. 2,974.5 3,135.9 3,102.0 3,195.8 3,161.9 59.9 13.7 46.2
December.................................. 2,979.2 3,047.5 3,007.0 3,096.6 3,056.0 49.1 14.4 34.7

1969

January-Myy.............................. 14,232.5 14,618.3 14,407.0 14,869.1 14,657.8 250.8 107.5 143.3

January.................................. 2,093.3 2,056.7 2,016.8 2,111.3 2,071.5 54.6 24.5 30.1
February.................................. 2,296.7 2,144.7 2,112.4 2,179.1 2,146.8 34.4 12.1 22.2
March.................................... 3,196.0 3,366.7 3,321.5 3,418.0 3,372.8 51.3 21.2 30.1
April..................................... 3,354.7 3,506.9 3,457.6 3,565.9 3,516.6 59.0 24.7 34.3
May...................................... 3,291.8 3,543.3 3,498.6 3,594.8 3,550.2 51.5 25.0 26.6
June...................................
July.......................................
August...................................
September................................
October..................................
November.................................
December..................................

Data reflect adjustments for seasonal and working-day variation and do not necessarily add to annual unadjusted totals. The adjusted
totals also reflect new seasonal adjustment factors which became effective with the March 1969 statistics.
2Data differ from those released in Department of Defense reports because of a difference in statistical definitions. For a further explana-
tion, see footnote 2, table E-l, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export and Import Trade.



Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: Jauary 1968 to May 1969
(In millims of dollars. Includes data on silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures
hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

1968 1969

Perid General imports Imports General imports Imports
for for
Seasoally nad consmptin, Seasoally nad d cosumption,
adjusted Uunjusted adjusted adjusted' a unadjusted

January-December.......................... 33,116.7 33,251.8 33,087.7
January-May.............................. 13,226.0 13,359.3 13,259.0 14,107.4 13,991.0 13,941.2
January............................... 2,687.0 2,738.6 2,697.8 2,018.1 2,025.9 2,094.6
February................................... 2,591.6 2,455.8 2,444.6 2,655.3 2,401.4 2.,05.8
March...................................... 2,588.7 2,569.8 2,536.9 2,980.7 2,993.0 2,962.6
April............................................ 2,603.9 2,754.3 2,755.8 3,177.2 3,334.3 3,279.8
Bay....................................... 2,754.8 2,840.7 2,823.9 3,276.1 3,236.5 3,198.4
Jume...................................... 2,791.9 2,661.0 2,738.8
July.................................... 2,725.5 2,827.1 2,800.6
August................................... 2,870.8 2,749.6 2,695.7
September................................. 2,953.5 2,882.4 2,843.5
October................................... 2,738.4 2,938.0 2,933.5
November.................................. 2,885.8 2,806.5 2,823.9
December.................................. 2,924.8 3,028.0 2,992.5

IData reflect adjustments for seasonal and working-day variation and do not necessarily add to annual unadjusted totals. The adjusted totals
also reflect new seasonal adjustment factors which became effective with the ahrch 1969 statistics.










Table 4. U.S. Exports of Domestic Merchandise Including Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid Shpments--
Schedule B Sections and Selected Divisions, Seasonally Adjusted mad Unadjusted, by Month: January 1968 to May 1969
(In millions ~ dollars. BDta on silver are, base bullion, and refined bullion are included in 1969 figures but excluded front 1968 figures.
Unadjusted totals represent sum ao unfounded figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions1
Period
0 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 72 71 1 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3
1968
January-December.......... 3,890.4 704.6 3,501.8 1,056.8 (4) 3,288.5 3,748.1 14,500.7 6,337.4 2,287.4 5,873.1 2,146.4 (4)
January-May................ 1,677.8 290.3 1,471.7 438.0 (4) 1,290.9 1,392.7 5,705.3 2,515.4 908.8 2,273.2 861.1 (4)
January.................... 367.4 59.2 285.9 90.9 (') 263.8 284.0 1,257.7 533.8 185.2 520.7 183.4 (4)
February................... 358.0 66.5 285.0 84.3 (*) 249.9 275.3 1,163.1 514.3 180.7 469.4 169.7 (4)
March ...................... 328.6 48.0 296.0 86.0 ('* 234.2 238.0 958.1 433.9 170.9 361.3 157.1 ()
April...................... 324.0 55.6 318.7 89.7 (4 280.5 297.4 1,177.7 533.5 190.3 443.7 176.2 ()
May....................... 299.8 61.0 286.1 87.1 ( ) 262.5 298.0 1,148.7 499.9 181.7 478.1 174.7 (4)
June........................ 307.0 65.9 261.8 83.4 (4) 267.5 309.4 1,234.9 525.1 195.4 517.0 174.3 ()
July....................... 316.3 58.1 295.6 89.8 (4) 276.3 318.0 1,205.6 525.3 190.9 499.0 179.5 (4)
August..................... 334.2 70.4 301.2 88.2 (4) 291.1 327.6 1,238.3 558.3 202.0 484.4 195.7 (4)
September................... 308.7 65.8 335.5 95.0 (4) 349.9 406.0 1,320.7 606.3 209.7 519.4 188.6 ()
October.................... 266.4 36.8 260.9 70.3 (4) 253.3 304.7 1,222.6 513.0 194.8 499.4 180.6 (')
November................... 304.8 59.0 288.3 89.2 () 275.6 348.4 1,346.5 566.1 194.1 583.3 190.4 (4)
December................... 375.2 58.3 286.8 102.9 (*) 283.9 341.3 1,226.8 527.9 191.7 497.4 176.2 (4)

1969
January-May................ 1,303.3 242.8 1,323.1 445.7 (') 1,282.6 1,639.6 6,533.5 2,710.8 1,056.2 2,764.3 970.2 (4)

January.................... 130.8 17.3 135.8 85.1 (') 181.5 226.9 1,154.3 409.6 163.0 565.2 157.9 (4
February................... 176.8 16.4 179.9 76.1 (') 198.0 263.0 1,111.0 445.3 181.9 482.8 168.9 ()
March...................... 309.1 69.9 295.5 85.8 (') 281.3 380.1 1,413.6 633.1 245.6 548.7 229.8 (4
April..................... 337.1 53.7 387.5 94.4 (4) 314.5 375.4 1,443.2 626.9 224.2 579.2 208.0 (4
May........................ 349.5 85.5 324.4 104.3 (4) 307.3 394.2 1,411.4 595.9 241.5 588.4 205.6
June.......................
July.......................
August....................
September.................
October....................
November...................
December..................

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-May................ 1,708.5 233.5 1,500.5 408.0 110.1 1,312.1 1,435.2 5,943.2 2,645.5 932.4 2,365.5 884.3 366.4
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 1,237.1 518.4 193.3 525.4 168.9 81.0
July........................ 297.0 48.5 271.6 90.4 20.2 278.8 298.6 1,118.6 511.9 180.8 426.0 170.2 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
Septeaieer.................. 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

1969
January-May................ 1,333.8 197.8 1,342.0 416.8 108.4 1,315.7 1,704.5 6,836.8 2,877.8 1,083.1 2,876.0 997.6 404.4

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................... 168.2 12.6 176.8 61.3 15.3 181.8 243.9 1,071.2 421.6 168.7 481.0 159.6 56.1
March...................... 322.9 52.2 298.7 76.1 22.2 300.5 409.4 1,539.6 693.9 249.2 596.5 241.2 110.0
April...................... 350.4 45.5 384.4 95.0 31.5 331.0 406.2 1,572.9 692.5 238.8 641.6 224.0 75.7
May........................ 362.8 74.1 343.1 110.6 25.4 335.9 430.1 1,557.4 680.5 261.2 615.6 223.2 87.5
June......................
July.......................
August....................
Septeier..................
October...................
November.................
December...................

'Schedule B section and selected division descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live anim-al 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. neaicals 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to ind
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 adjustments for seasonal and working-day variation and do not necessarily add to annual unadjusted totals. The adjusted data
also reflect new seasonal factors which became effective with the March 1969 statistics. The adjusted section totals in this table and similar
overall mmthly totals in tables 1 and 2 were developed independently.
'For technical reasons, data are not presented for this section.










Table 5. U.S. General Imports--Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1968 to May 1969
(In millions of dollars. Data on silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion are included in 1969 figures but excluded from 1968 figures.
Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

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

Seasonally adjusted2

1968
January-December................... 4,571.2 806.2 3,281.0 2,521.0 (3) 1,131.7 8,043.9 7,976.9 3,320.1 (3)
January-May........................ 1,839.2 303.0 1,311.9 985.8 (3) 447.2 3,429.8 3,001.9 1,309.2 (3)
January............................ 374.9 68.9 255.8 197.7 (3) 88.5 676.0 633.0 259.4 (3)
February........................... 372.5 66.1 252.9 199.2 (3) 84.8 666.1 592.7 246.9 (3)
March.............................. 330.4 58.9 267.6 209.0 (3) 89.7 710.1 533.9 259.5 (3)
April.............................. 370.5 52.0 257.3 189.7 (3) 88.8 707.0 584.8 261.7 (.)
May............................... 390.9 57.1 278.3 190.2 (3) 95.4 670.6 657.5 281.7 ( )
June................................ 384.9 61.7 277.3 220.0 (3) 91.2 671.7 686.3 283.2 (3)
July............................... 392.8 73.3 272.3 221.6 (3) 99.7 608.1 611.1 282.0 ())
August............................. 431.3 111.8 273.5 203.5 (3) 102.0 737.6 667.7 288.3 (3)
September ......................... 410.0 85.5 309.5 235.1 (3) 101.6 676.9 750.0 288.8 .,
October............................ 326.8 52.5 276.4 222.1 (3) 90.8 619.7 745.1 280.8 0)
November.......................... 411.3 52.7 280.6 223.2 (3) 99.3 640.1 761.6 286.4 (3)
December......................... 374.9 65.7 279.5 20.7 (3) 99.9 660.0 753.2 301.4 (3)

1969

January-May........................ 1,746.1 268.9 1,430.1 1,141.9 (3) 472.3 3,154.8 3,705.1 1,613.5 (3)
January ............................ 176.1 23.1 205.5 210.1 (3) 70.8 401.7 585.5 217.5 (3)
February........................... 313.6 30.8 274.8 236.9 (3) 85.2 609.3 695.5 305.5 (3)
March.............................. 430.9 60.0 316.2 211.5 (3) 103.0 667.2 698.6 342.0 (3)
April.............................. 416.5 58.0 335.8 237.8 (3) 109.3 734.5 848.1 372.9 (3)
May................................ 409.0 97.0 297.8 245.6 (3) 104.0 742.1 877.4 375.6 (3)
June ................. .......
Jul ...............................
August ..........................
September ........................
October............................
November ...........................
December...........................

Unadjusted
1968
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-May........................ 1,846.7 316.9 1,293.8 1,033.8 62.4 476.6 3,456.6 3,143.8 1,207.0 470.7
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."
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 ib06.
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 16.6 102.7 662.3 808.2 301.6 130.;

1969

January-May........................ 1,730.9 274.2 1,383.1 1,167.0 55.0 496.8 3,130.5 3,802.1 1,456.4 494.9
January........................... 169.8 24.6 202.0 249.1 6.1 70.3 398.6 612.3 204.4 88.7
February .......................... 287.1 28.6 232.3 231.5 12.5 81.8 533.1 655.9 252.1 86.4
March.............................. 439.0 63.8 307.4 226.4 11.7 111.3 653.1 766.1 316.1 98.2
April.............................. 438.4 68.1 337.5 240.7 11.2 124.9 784.2 872.0 348.3 109.2
May............................... 396.7 89.1 303.8 219.4 13.6 108.5 761.5 895.9 335.6 L12.4
June...............................
July..............................
August.............................
September........................
October.........................
November ..........................
December...........................

ISchedule A section descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 5. Chemicals
1. Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 7. Mb.rLa.e r.. rn tran~.F-rt equ;ipie
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. L Maelai.e.j. mnl.arTure-. ar-ticle n.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
2Data reflect adjustments for seasonal and working-day variation and do not necessarily add to annual unadjusted totals. The adjusted data
also reflect new seasonal factors which became effective with the March 1969 statistics. The adjusted section totals in this table and
similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 3 were developed independently.
For technical reasons, data are not presented for this section.



































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