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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


EXPORT AND IMPORT MERCHANDISE


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today a seasonally adjusted August 1969 export
total of $3,385.1 million, excluding Department of Defense
(DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments, and a seasonally adjusted general import total
for August of $3,180.2 million. Comparable seasonally
adjusted totals for July were $3,171.5 millionforexports
and $3,066.3 million for imports.1 2 The Bureau stated
that although the August seasonally adjusted export total
rose to a record high level, the figure includes about
$50 million representing July export declarations which
were received too late to be included inthe July statistics.
The August import total, while much higher than the July
total (quoted above) and one of the highest such totals
reported this year, is well below the record setting
$3,2'6. 1 million figure reported in May of this year.

For the first 8 months of 1969, exports on a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $36,003 million
(about 6 percent above the calendar year 1968 total of
$34,063 million). Imports were at an annual rate of
$35,312 million (about 6 percent above the calendar year
1968 total of $33,226 million). For the 4-month period,
May-August 1969, seasonally adjusted exports averaged
$3,265.3 million per month, a levelabout 19 percent above
the $2,'35.2 million average reported for the preceding


4-month period Janua 1969. Impft raged
$3,177.5 million for the 'rotha Iri a level
about 17 percent above th efI L rage re-
ported for the preceding 4-m s users should
note that the 4-month period January-April 1969 includes
a period of reduced activity resulting from the dock strike
at East and Gulf Coast ports which began on December 20,
1968, and ended at different ports on different dates be-
tween February 14 and April 2, 1969.)

Seasonally adjusted export and import totals for
selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and divi-
sions 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 ship-
ments.)

Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, in-
creased from $2,997.9 million in July to $3,165.4 million
in August. With Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
shipments included, exports increased from $3,045.6
million in July to $3,227.3 million in August. Unadjusted
general imports amounted to $2,909.6 million in August
compared to $3,153.9 million in July.


1Aausted r'or seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level.
CwaulatLios of data over at least 3- or 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month
changes i, exports, imports, and similar series often reflect primarily irregular movements. Recent month-to-month per-
ce'n car.,qes inr the overall seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the following table with aver-
age percent month-to-month rise and decline over longer periods shown for comparison. The average rise and decline fig-
ures exclude percentage changes for: (1) the periods December 1962-March 1963 and December 1964-May 1965 because of ab-
norma.'i:tis a the data due to effects of strikes; and (2) periods when negligible changes (zero percent)in the level of
exports a Iports occurred.


I Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change


Average Average 4 months
rise decline Apr.-Aug.
1963-1968 1963-1968 1969


,3.S6 -3.11- *.31 -2.44
'3.14 -3.1% +_ .1 +1.80


l-or ;ale Ihe Bureau oi ihe Cen us. Washington, D.C. 20233. Price 10) per copy. Annual subscription (FT900, 975, 985, and 986 combined) $3.00.


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Maurice H. Stans, Secretary BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Rocco C. Siciliano, Under Secretary George Hay Brown, Director


12 months
Aug. 1968-
Aug. 1969


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics

General ,impdrts 'arei 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 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, GeneralandConsumption, Schedule
A Commodity and Country; FT410, L.S. E 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 by vessel, merchandise is not included
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)
2With minor exceptions, the date of export for sidp-
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 lor is
cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments, Lhe
date of export is considered to be the date of mailirg.









U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted For Seasonal and Working-Day Variation:
January 1964 to August 1969
(in millions of dollars. Date are not adjusted far unusual changes in the level of activity or coverage such as happens during strikes end other


1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
*In recompiling the MCD for these aggregate time series under the new method for seasc iI .: --* bouncedd
with the releases of data for March 1969, we have found that for overall exports and the -- .. -, balance
the ED is 6-term rather than the 4-term average applied previously.
'Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments.
Defined as exports (see footnote 1, 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 August 1969

(In millions of dollars. Includes data on silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion)

Period and Januany- Feb- Septem- Novem- Decem-
Periesand August January Feb- March April May June July August epe October Novem- Dem-
series August ruary ber__ Octo ber ber ber

19681

Exports2 .......... :Sj'... 2,814.5 2,775.0 2,438.6 2,855.3 2,739.9 2,869.7 2,858.0 2,949.5 3,211.1 2,631.1 2,972.3 2,977.4
Imports........... 2lrll.., 2,687.0 2,591.5 2,588.4 2,603.9 2,754.8 2,792.0 2,725.1 2,871.9 2,950.6 2,736.0 2,883.0 2,907.6
Merchandise trade
balance ......... +685.9 +127.5 +183.5 -149.8 +251.4 -14.9 +77.7 +132.9 +77.6 +260.5 -104.9 +89.3 +69.8

19691

Exports2........... 24,001.9 2,093.3 2,296.7 3,196.0 3,354.7 ',~.1.s 3,212.8 3,171.5 3,385.1
Imports............ 23,541.4 2,018.1 2,655.3 2,980.7 3,177.2 >3,2-..1 3,187.5 3,066.3 3,180.2
'lr 'liar.ai e trade
..j......-'........ +460.5 +75.2 -358.6 +215.3 +177.5 +15.7 +25.3 +105.2 +204.9

1Reflects new seasonal adjustment factors which became effective with March 1969 statistics.
2Represent exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
rd s.-- n t .
'Dlr Ir as exports (see footnote 2, above) minus general imports.











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

(In millions 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)

Exports excluding DOD Exports including DOD Grant-Aid2
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid

Period Domestic Domestic Domestic
and and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
seasonal foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Europe countries
adjusted unadjusted unadjusted


1968

January-December .......................... 34,092.4 34,062.8 33,626.0 34,635.9 34,199.0 573.1 199.7 373.4
January-August ........................... 22,300.5 22,204.8 21,921.8 22,577.1 22,294.1 372.3 127.5 244.8
January................................. 2,814.5 2,685.5 2,655.6 2,738.3 2,708.4 52.8 23.3 29.5
February.................................. 2,775.0 2,689.7 2,658.8 2,749.0 2,718.1 59.3 20.2 39.1
March..................................... 2,438.6 2,646.8 2,607.5 2,681.5 2,642.2 34.7 13.3 21.4
April.................................... 2,855.3 2,960.7 2,924.7 .*.*...'J *, 39.2 11.1 28.1
May...................................... 2,739.9 2,960.6 2,922.1 C- --..1 23.8 5.1 18.6
June.................................... 2,869.7 2,783.2 2,748.7 .,'.. 2,798.4 49.7 11.9 37.8
July...................................... 2,858.0 2,674.8 2,639.5 :,..: '.6 59.1 23.5 35.6
August.................................... 2,949.5 2,803.6 2,764.9 ,- ) ,i. P 53.7 19.1 34.6
September................................. 3,211.1 2,947.0 2,912.4 2,990.2 1, :.: 43.2 22.6 20.6
October .................................. 2,631.1 2,732.0 2,685.6 2,780.5 2,734.1 48.5 21.4 27.1
November ................................. 2,972.3 3,133.5 3,099.0 3,193.4 3,158.9 59.9 13.7 46.2
December.................................. 2,977.4 3.045.6 3,007.2 3,094.7 3,056.3 49.1 14.4 34.7

1969

January-August........................... 24,001.9 23,881.5 23,527.5 24,312.0 23,957.9 430.5 182.2 248.2

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 .i, --.C 3,550.2 51.5 25.0 26.6
June...................................... 3,212.8 3,099.9 3,052.4 ',' ... 3,122.6 70.1 29.4 40.8
July...................................... 3,171.5 2,997.9 2,955.5 3,045.6 a 47.7 22.2 25.4
August.................................... 3,385.1 3,165.4 3,112.5 3,227.3 61.8 23.2 38.7
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-1, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export and Import Trade.



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

Period General imports Imports General imports Imports
for for
Seasonally Un d consumption, Seasonally consumption,
adjusted Unadjusted unadjusted adjusted1 Unadjusted unadjusted

January-December ......................... 33,091.8 33,226.3 33,066.0
January-August ........................... 21,614.6 21,597.4 21,494.3 23,541.4 23,270.7 23,139.3
January................................... 2,687.0 2,738.6 ',".* 2,018.1 ? 0"'.' 2,094.6
February ................................. 2,591.5 2,455.7 ,- 2,655.3 ,.i.- ^.''.8
March .................................... 2,588.4 2,569.5 r.. 2,980.7 2,993.0 2. c.2.
April.................................... 2,603.9 2,754.3 3,177.2 3,334.3 *.2"i.3
M7 e........................... ......... -.,"' 2,840.7 ,'. 3,276.1 3,236.5 1.I1.-
June....................................... ,".' 2,661.1 3,187.5 3,216.2 3,182.0
July...................................... 2,725.1 2,826.7 2,800.3 -.'*. '.T ? 3,1?Q 4
August.................................... 'i. 2,750.6 2,696.8 '.1 ... ?.' r.-
September. ...... ..... .. .*, ''.. 2,879.6 2,840.7
r,: :.o r.. ... .... ..... .. 2,736.0 2,935.5 ?.3..
November ................................. 2,883.0 2,803.8 .
December.................................. 2,907.6 3,010.2 *,''3.

DData 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,









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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 August 1969
(In millions of dollars. Includes data on silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unfounded
figures hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions1
Period
P0 1 2 3 4 5 6 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3
1968
January-December........... 3,890.5 704.6 3,547.8 1,050.9 274.4 3,286.5 3,951.2 14,486.0 6,330.2 2,285.1 5,867.3 2,144.5 4924.0
January-August............. 2,635.4 484.7 2,357.0 696.0 179.7 2,126.3 2,498.0 9,378.1 4,122.7 1,496.9 3,768.8 1,409.0 '598.4
January.................... 367.4 59.2 288.9 89.7 '15.6 263.8 294.4 1,257.7 533.8 185.2 520.7 183.4 495.2
February................... 358.0 66.5 286.1 84.3 26.2 249.9 298.6 1,163.1 514.3 180.7 469.4 169.3 '68.6
March ..................... 328.8 48.0 297.8 85.2 24.3 234.2 244.2 958.1 433.9 170.8 361.3 156.9 465.6
April...................... 324.0 55.6 324.9 89.7 23.1 280.6 309.5 1,178.1 533.5 190.3 444.1 175.5 65.7
May........................ 299.8 61.0 291.2 86.6 20.9 262.5 310.0 1,146.1 499.6 181.7 475.8 174.7 71.5
June....................... 307.0 65.9 264.6 83.1 '29.3 267.5 347.7 1,233.8 524.5 195.4 516.4 174.2 481.6
July...................... 316.3 58.1 298.4 89.7 420.2 276.3 352.5 1,203.8 525.3 190.9 497.0 179.3 71.7
August ..................... 334.1 70.4 305.1 87.7 420.2 291.5 341.1 1,237.4 557.8 201.9 484.1 195.7 478.6
September.................. 308.6 65.8 339.0 94.5 425.0 349.9 421.9 1,317.1 604.7 207.3 519.7 188.7 471.3
October.................... 266.4 36.8 265.8 69.7 '21.1 250.6 319.9 1,221.3 511.8 195.0 499.0 180.6 87.8
November................... 304.8 59.0 291.7 88.6 420.1 275.6 355.8 1,344.5 564.6 194.2 582.7 190.0 469.2
December .................. 375.3 58.3 294.3 102l.1 428.5 284.1 355.6 1,225.0 526.4 191.7 497.1 176.2 97.3

1969
January-August............. 2,359.4 446.0 2,269.1 734.4 4184.9 2,173.4 2,842.8 10,689.0 4,596.1 1,755.8 4,352.3 1,611.6 4709.7

January................... 130.8 17.3 135.8 85.1 14.0 181.5 226.9 1,154.3 409.6 163.0 565.2 157.9 475.0
February................... 176.8 16.4 179.9 76.1 415.3 198.0 263.0 1,111.0 445.3 181.9 482.8 168.9 56.1
March...................... 309.1 69.9 295.5 85.8 '22.2 281.3 380.1 1,413.6 633.1 245.6 548.7 229.8 4110.0
April..................... 337.1 53.7 1387.5 94.4 '31.5 314.5 375.4 1,443.2 r.* 224.2 579.2 208.0 475.7
May ........................ 349.5 85.5 324.4 104.3 '25.4 307.3 394.2 1,411.4 241.5 588.4 205.6 487.5
June....................... 379.9 84.1 282.3 103.9 428.9 296.3 379.8 1,329.3 611.1 218.8 503.5 203.4 4115.6
July........................ 350.8 63.2 325.5 92.3 427.1 292.7 395.2 1,329.6 602.8 223.7 510.2 205.8 480.2
August.................... 325.4 55.9 338.2 92.5 420.5 301.8 428.2 1,496.6 671.4 257.1 574.3 232.2 '109.5
September................
October..................
November..................
December..................

Unadjusted

1968
January-December........... 3,889.6 702.5 3,540.7 1,049.9 274.4 3,287.0 3,939.4 14,447.4 6,313.2 2,284.0 5,850.1 2,144.2 924.0
January-August............. 2,619.4 410.1 2,307.8 684.5 179.7 2,155.9 2,510.5 9,415.7 4,189.8 1,496.6 3,729.4 1,412.2 598.4
January .................... 352.8 44.5 288.0 75.5 15.6 235.9 271.4 1,160.5 493.1 182.2 485.2 168.9 95.2
February................... 353.5 52.9 291.8 70.5 26.2 238.4 287.1 1,162.9 505.4 173.4 484.1 166.2 68.6
March..................... 353.8 37.0 310.7 77.8 24.3 257.8 271.0 1,074.2 490.4 178.7 405.1 170.1 65.6
April....................... 334.7 46.5 319.0 89.6 23.1 292.6 331.6 1,273.6 584.1 200.7 488.8 187.5 65.7
May ....................... 313.9 52.6 308.3 92.3 20.9 287.5 339.2 1,269.5 572.1 197.3 500.2 190.2 71.5
June ....................... 287.7 55.1 247.9 86.7 29.3 260.2 345.3 1,235.9 517.8 193.3 524.8 168.8 81.6
July..................... 297.0 48.5 274.1 90.3 20.2 278.8 331.0 1,116.9 511.9 180.8 424.3 170.0 71.7
August..................... 325.9 73.0 268.1 101.8 20.2 304.7 333.8 1,122.2 515.1 190.2 416.9 190.5 78.6
September ................. 289.4 88.1 268.8 106.0 25.0 334.9 394.1 1,196.1 536.4 194.2 465.5 181.9 71.3
October.................... 278.2 45.6 286.0 77.6 21.1 246.6 329.5 1 1 .2- 503.2 199.7 475.3 183.5 87.8
November ................. 336.3 82.5 352.7 91.8 20.1 272.8 358.7 l..'1..: 561.2 199.1 621.9 192.5 69.2
December.................. 366.3 76.1 325.4 90.0 28.5 276.7 346.7 1,275.1 522.7 194.4 558.0 174.1 97.3

1969
January-August............. 2,333.8 378.2 2,198.3 723.7 184.9 2,211.3 2,865.3 10,739.5 4,678.6 1,750.4 4,310.6 1,613.2 709.7

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, >'. ., 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 i,-*,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....................... 354.1 69.7 262.9 107.8 28.9 286.7 375.2 1,326.0 599.6 215.5 511.0 195.7 115.6
July....................... 333.0 53.2 301.0 93.8 27.1 298.5 1,244.5 197.3 80.2
August .................... 312.9 57.5 292.4 105.4 20.5 310.3 1,332.3 222.6 109.5
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 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 2 were developed independently.
4In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.











Table 5. U.S. General Imports--Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:
January 1968 to August 1969
(In millions of dollars. Includes data on silver ore, base l:.diiorn, and refined bullion. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded
figures hence may vary :i.f-o,. from sum of rounded amounts)

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

Seasonally adjusted2

1968
January-December................... 4,571.2 805.9 3,328.7 2,518.9 '157.8 1,126.1 8,132.8 7,972.7 3,319.4 31,207.8
January-August............... ..... 3,048.2 549.5 2,161.1 1,630.9 '103.5 736.0 5,511.4 4,967.0 2,162.1 3774.0
January............................ 374.9 68.9 258.0 197.7 '13.8 88.5 684.3 633.0 259.4 '92.5
February ................... ....... 372.5 66.1 255.1 199.2 '14.7 84.8 672.4 592.7 246.9 '87.7
March ............................ 330.4 58.9 269.7 209.0 '9.2 89.7 720.2 533.9 259.2 379.7
April.............................. 370.5 52.0 258.5 189.7 311.3 88.1 712.9 584.8 261.7 '107.9
May................................ 390.9 57.0 281.9 190.2 '13.4 94.9 679.6 657.5 281.6 '104.1
June............................... 384.9 61.5 281.9 220.0 '15.1 90.4 680.1 686.3 283.2 393.7
July............................... 392.8 73.3 278.0 221.6 '17.4 98.3 616.5 611.1 281.9 '110.7
August............................. 431.3 111.8 278.0 203.5 '8.5 101.3 745.4 667.7 288.2 397.7
September.......................... 410.0 85.5 314.3 235.1 '14.8 101.1 683.1 749.8 288.7 3105.7
October............................ 326.8 52.5 283.2 222.1 312.7 90.8 626.0 742.7 280.8 '106.4
November........................... 411.3 52.7 284.2 221.1 '10.3 99.3 647.4 761.7 286.4 '107.4
December.......................... 374.9 65.7 285.9 209.7 316.6 98.9 664.9 751.5 301.4 3114.3

1969

January-August..................... 2,968.9 538.7 2,273.1 1,835.7 384.8 806.0 5,256.0 6,261.4 2,713.9 '842.6
January............................ 176.1 23.1 205.5 210.1 36.1 70.8 401.7 585.5 217.5 388.7
February........................... 313.6 30.8 274.8 236.9 '12.5 85.2 609.3 695.5 305.5 '86.4
March.............................. 430.9 60.0 316.2 211.5 311.7 103.0 667.2 698.6 342.0 '98.2
April.............................. 416.5 58.0 335.8 237.8 '11.2 109.3 734.5 848.1 372.9 '109.2
May................................ 409.0 97.0 297.8 245.6 13.6 104.0 742.1 877.4 375.6 112i.
June. ............................ 409.6 106.2 273.2 2 3".? 8.6 121.3 713.3 866.9 374.6 119.
July............................... 406.2 85.3 281.9 :. 311.0 108.1 683.2 774.1 350.5 '120.0
August.......... ................... 407.0 78.3 287.9 259.7 310.2 104.3 704.7 915.3 375.3 '108.3
September .....................
October...........................
November...........................
December...........................

Unadjusted

1968'
January-December................... 4,577.3 786.3 3,345.7 2,526.7 157.8 1,129.1 8,162.4 7,986.9 3,346.1 1,207.8
January-August ..................... 3,006.8 499.6 2,177.8 1,652.2 103.5 750.0 5,531.0 4,987.0 2,115.4 774.0
January............................ 366.5 74.2 256.9 237.5 13.8 89.1 689.4 671.4 247.3 92.5
February .......................... 356.9 64.2 227.2 204.1 14.7 85.4 615.8 586.2 213.5 87.7
March .............................. 333.4 61.8 259.2 220.3 9.2 95.7 696.3 577.2 236.6 79.7
April............................... 393.8 61.5 261.6 193.9 11.3 101.7 766.5 609.6 246.6 107.9
May................................ 396.1 55.1 300.1 178.0 13.4 103.3 728.6 699.4 262.6 104.1
June................................ 353.8 47.5 286.1 202.8 15.1 80.9 655.1 664.9 261.1 93.7
July............................... 403.3 54.4 293.1 228.5 17.4 93.4 663.1 630.6 332.3 110.7
August ............................. 403.1 80.8 293.6 187.1 8.5 100.6 716.2 547.6 315.4 97.7
September.......................... 408.9 80.1 306.7 220.7 14.8 94.7 672.6 663.2 312.1 105.7
October............................ 368.2 67.2 299.4 226.6 12.7 88.6 655.1 785.9 325.3 106.4
November........................... 396.8 61.8 267.7 193.1 10.3 94.0 636.5 744.4 291.7 107.4
December........................... 396.6 77.5 294.2 234.0 16.6 101.7 667.3 806.4 301.6 114.3

1969

January-August.................... 2,907.9 477.9 2,261.7 1,828.5 84.8 812.6 5,231.3 6,198.6 2,624.8 842.6
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 :.
May.............................. 396.7 89.1 303.8 219.4 13.6 108.5 761.5 895.9 "35.6 i2..
June............................. 398.9 86.8 293.7 212.6 8.6 114.5 726.0 889.9 46.- lI.:
July.............................. 414.4 62.8 294.1 221.3 11.0 102.1 728.7 789.7 409.7 I:.'.
August............................. 363.7 54.1 290.8 227.6 10.2 99.2 646.1 716.9 392.7 108.3
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, .:.i f'.-is 7. Machinery and trir.: r-i .. .;i .r,.
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, r..i r,]s 1 materials 8. Miscellaneous ,i,,-.i',- -. i i :. n.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and transactions not classified -..rl. to kind
2Data reflect adjustments for seasonal and rc. ;r.- .,- variation and do not necessarily add to annual unadjusted ,' '.1. The adjusted data
also reflect new seasonal factors which became :,' t... with the March 1969 statistics. The adjusted section totals in this table and
similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 3 were developed i:jc;-.r.nr. L .
3In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this =..i- r., ', .:-.;.r.l adjustment factors have been applied to date.





































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