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United States foreign trade
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Export and import merchandise trade
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Apr. 1968-Dec. 1970.
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Preceded by:
United States foreign trade. Total import trade
Preceded by:
United States foreign trade. Total export trade
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U.S. foreign trade. FT900, Export and import merchandise


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U.S. DEPOgCTORY


Foreign Trade


FOR RELEASE:
September 24, 1970


EXPORT AND IMPORT MERCHANDISE TRADE: AUGUST 1970


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.
announced today a seasonally adjusted August 1970export
total of $3,601.8 million, excluding Department of Defense
(DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments, and a seasonally adjusted general importtotalfor
August of $3,364.5 million. Comparable seasonally
adjusted totals for July were $3,683 0 million for exports
and $3,241 7 million for imports.'

The Bureau noted that although the August seasonally
adjusted export total is the lowest such total reported
since April. it exceeds the monthly average of $3,564.8
million registered during the first 8 months of 1970.
Seasonally adjusted imports for August are at a new all
time high level, exceeding the previous record high
($3.360 7 million-May 1970) by $3.8 million

Based on seasonally adjusted figures, the August trade
surplus was $237 3 million The net total surplus for the
first 8 months of this year is $2,275.0 million

During the first 8 months of 1970. exports on a
seasonally adjusted basis were at an annual rate of
$42,777 million (about 15 percent above the calendar
year 1969 total of $37.332 million) Imports were at an


annual rate of $39,365 million (about 9 percent above the
calendar year 1969 total of $36,043 million). For the
4-month period May-August 1970, seasonally adjusted
exports averaged $3,689.0 million per month, a level
about 7 percent above the $3,440.6 million average
reported for the preceding 4-month period, January-
April 1970. Imports averaged $3,319.1 million for the
current 4-month period, about 2 percent higher than the
$3,241.7 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 4and5. (Unlike the overall
total, the commodity components for exports exclude
foreign merchandise and include DOD Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments.)
Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, de-
creased from $3.549 3 million in July to $3,266.1 million
in August. With Military Assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipments included. August exports were valued at
$3.307 0 million as compared to $3,591 9 million in
July Unadjusted general imports amounted to $3.116 5
million in August and $3.312 0 million in July


'Adjusted for seasonal and workhing-daL. var"ftlonr, b a tL for price l ictrors .:'jd C at.Iu.- j~' ja repre-
sent seasonal adjustment factors derived fro mo1st d for 1g5-.9 .. duc r '*..9 ir.1ria ..i ts e '9 9'1'
working-day adjustment factors. Distortions int r 9 a.rHa td zLe p3 o e i .. .o), : .*zr-. z L3 4tlanti.i: '-d
Gulf coast ports led to the deciason to continue e rh sa \so.l / i-ducd ir *.,
'Cumulations of data over at least j- or 4-nr. -ol o- e learaz to r I/, "rl.-r1 r end.-i. .o, t -cto-.;- r..k
changes in exports, imports, rad similar series o. iprarrl, rre.ia uenPer-. .'ece'.t .wn--"o-or.th p'r-
cent changes in the overall seasonally .Idjusted ex r; .rpord z.*It 3 ie .ed *, n !he 9" l;lri.i, rt4.-e krtti j.rC'-
age percent month-to-month rise and decline over lo 2A rzd; :lou, r- sn. 'e LL'J'I. r1:e .1 *dilec in- ". 7-
urea exclude percentage changes for: i',i the perit mer 19'4-4fz .'ece"tub .r 7 lLrcr 'W-' eciAe of
abnormalities in the data due to effects of strier.? ch's -ers.: p-rce-t) I tE .,e.)
of e.xports/Imports occurred.

Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change
Series Average Average 4 months 12 months
July-Aug. June-July May-June Apr. -May rse decline Apr.-Aug. Aug. 1969-
1970 1970 1970 1970 1964-1969 1964-1969 1970 Aue. 1970

Exports.... -2.2( -2.51 *2.24. .7.14, +4.0% -3.1' -.1.2f .0.7'1
Imports.... *3.84 -2.14 -1.54 .3.51. .3.51 -3.21 .0.91 .0.61

"Defined as exports of domestic a.rd *forepr, Iercharni se exclujisqg 'epzrtme.nt ./ 'e.'es. .a.' -''t rce 'or*.;r'2
Grant-Aid shipments mirins generall imports.


Forat sale by the Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 2025). Price 10 per copy.
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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics

General imports are a combination of entries for
immediate consumption and entries into bonded ware-
houses. Imports for consumption are a combination of
entries for immediate consumption and withdrawals
from warehouses for consumption.

The dollar value shown in the import statistics is
defined generally as the market value in the foreign
country and therefore excludes U.S. import duties,
freight charges from the foreign country to the United
States, and insurance. Value information is required
to be reported on import entries in accordance with
Sections 402 and 402a of the Tariff Act of 1930, as
amended. None of the values have been adjusted for
changes in price level.

It is the objective of the compiling procedures to
include shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics
for the month of import, which is based on the filing date
of the import entry or warehouse 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 thatof the following
month.

Export Statistics

Exports of domestic merchandise include commodities
which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United
States, and commodities of foreignoriginwhichhave 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



'For 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).


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 1969 and 1970 appearing in the 1970
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:

1970 Statistics
a. January through November 1970 issues: figures
are as originally issued, except as noted below.
b. December 1970 issue: figures reflect revisions
for prior months of the year issued with December
1970 statistics.

1969 Statistics
a. January through May 1970 issues: figures reflect
revisions issued with December 1969 statistics or
earlier.
b. June through December 1970 issues: figures
reflect revisions to 1969 data issued with June
1970 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

Additional information regarding foreign trade sta-
tistics coverage, valuation, etc., is contained in the follow-
ing publications: Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export
and Import Trade; FT 135, U.S. Imports, General and
Consumption, Schedule A Commodity and Count ry; FT 410,
L.S. Exports, Schedule B Commodity and Country; and
the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics. Information re-
garding 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.

'With minor exceptions, the date of export for ship-
ments other than by mail is the date when the Ehipment
leaves tne United States, or, in the case of vessel or
air shipments, the date when the carrier departs (or is
cleared'l from the port of export. For mail shipments, the
date of export is considered to be the date or mailing.







U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted For Seasonal and Working-Day Variation:
January 1965 to August 1970

(In millions of dollars. Data are not adjusted for unusual changes in the level of activity or coverage such as happens during strikes and other events
that may have adverse affects on the statistics)
Ratio
Seaslally adjusted data ----- scale
4000
uin|g avrage of 3500
seasially adjusted data -
-3000

S^ -- --F- 2500
EXPORTS1 *
(MCD moving overaoe6 term) 2- 000

Ratio
scale
S4000
3500

S3000

2500


GENERAL IMPORTS 2000
(MCD moving overage-4 tenm)

S- 1500


Arithmetic
h scale
S750
j i MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE'
S "(MCD moving averoge-6 tenn)










500
195 1966 1967 196 19 1970
-o


s .-250

-500

1965 1966 1961 1965 1969 1970
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 1969 to August1970
(In millions of dollars. Includes data on silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion)
Period and January- Septem-
Peries August January February March April May June July August See October November December

1969'
Exports".......... 24,002.9 2,094.2 2,312.9 3,197.3 3,352.9 3,296.3 3,211.1 3,168.2 3,370.0 3,323.4 3,362.0 3,365.1 3,238.4
Imports............ 23,521.6 2,014.1 2,652.7 2,976.2 3,173.5 3,276.2 3,185.4 3,064.4 3,179.1 3,053.8 3,220.7 3,211.5 3,005.5
Merchandise trade
balance.......... +481.3 +80.1 -339.8 +221.1 +179.4 +20.1 +25.7 +103.8 +190.9 +269.6 +141.3 +153.6 +232.9
1970'
Exports'........ 28,518.2 3,305.2 3,628.4 3,379.0 3,449.7 3,695.1 3,776.0 3,683.0 3,601.8
Imports......... 26,243.2 3,249.7 3,255.9 3,213.6 3,247.5 3,360.7 3,309.6 3,241.7 3,364.5
Merchandise trade
balances........ +2,275.0 +55.5 +372.5 +165.4 +202.2 +334.4 +466.4 +441.3 +237.3
'Data for 1969 and 1970 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1969. See footnote 1 on front page.
2Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
'Defined 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 1969 to August1970

(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 includingD Grant-Aid
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid DOD t-Aid

Period mestc Domestic Domestic
nreid and Domestic, and Domestic, Tt Western Other
seasonal foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Europe countries
adjusted' unadjusted unadjusted

1969

January-December.......................... 37,291.8 37,331.7 36,787.7 38,005.6 37,461.6 673.9 258.1 415.8
January-August............................. 24,002.9 23,883.0 23,529.0 24,313.5 23,959.5 430.5 182.2 248.2
January .................................. 2,094.2 2,057.6 2,017.8 2,112.3 2,072.4 54.6 24.5 30.1
February................................... 2,312.9 2,159.8 2,127.5 2,194.1 2,161.9 34.4 12.1 22.2
March .................................... 3,197.3 3,368.0 3,322.8 3,419.3 3,374.1 51.3 21.2 30.1
April..................................... 3,352.9 3,505.1 3,455.8 3,564.1 3,514.8 59.0 24.7 34.3
May....................................... 3,296.3 3,548.1 3,503.5 3,599.6 3,555.0 51.5 25.0 26.6
June...................................... 3,211.1 3,098.1 3,050.7 3,168.2 3,120.8 70.1 29.4 40.8
July....................................... 3,168.2 2,994.9 2,952.6 3,042.6 3,000.2 47.7 22.2 25.4
August.................................. 3,370.0 3,151.3 3,098.4 3,213.2 3,160.2 61.8 23.2 38.7
September................................. 3,323.4 3,110.4 3,067.2 3,183.7 3,140.5 73.3 6.7 66.6
October................................... 3,362.0 3,562.7 3,518.7 3,618.2 3,574.3 55.5 13.6 42.0
November .................................. 3,365.1 3,413.2 3,361.4 3,469.2 3,417.4 56.0 24.7 31.3
December.................................. 3,238.4 3,362.4 3,311.4 3,421.0 3,370.0 58.6 30.8 27.8

1970

January-August........................... 28,518.2 28,249.4 27,841.6 28,614.3 28,206.5 364.9 135.4 229.5
January................................... 3,305.2 3,238.0 3,195.5 3,298.4 3,255.9 60.4 26.7 33.7
February.................................. 3,628.4 3,388.2 3,335.7 3,432.1 3,379.6 43.9 8.9 35.0
March................................... 3,379.0 3,581.1 3,542.2 3,623.4 3,584.5 42.3 8.5 33.7
April.................................... 3,449.7 3,599.1 3,544.0 3,648.5 3,593.5 49.4 21.1 28.3
May ...................................... 3,695.1 3,908.7 3,847.5 3,942.3 3,881.1 33.7 13.0 20.6
June ..................................... 3,776.0 3,719.0 3,671.5 3,770.7 3,723.3 51.7 24.6 27.1
July..................................... 3,683.0 3,549.3 3,487.6 3,591.9 3,530.3 42.7 16.0 26.6
August.................................... 3,601.8 3,266.1 3,217.6 3,307.0 3,258.5 40.9 16.5 24.4
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
for 1969 and 1970 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1969. See footnote 1 on front page.
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 Tmport Trade.


Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1969 to August 1970
(In millions of d.iiar-. Incli-de atsr orn 1lver ,re, base bullion, and reftied bAilion. Unadjusted total. represent um, 6f unrounaea fg lrse
nence ma ;vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts

1969 1970

Perpd Genera1 Ltaporr~ Imports General Imports Imports
for for
Seasonally e consumpr ton, Seasonlly consumption,
aduoed' au~nadjusted adjusted' UadJ d u.adj.stsd

January-December.. ..... 36,013.1 36,042. 35,862.7
January-August ..... ... 3,5.6 -3,250.8 23,119.2 26,243.2 25,94.7 25,879.5
January....... ..... ... .2,011.1 2,022.0 2,090.1 3,249.7 3.125.5 3,113.8
February..... ..... 2,652.7 2,399.1 2,403.6 1,255.9 2,944.3 2,929.3
March........ .. ....... .. 2,976.2 2,988.4 2,958.0 3,213.6 3,385.9 3,370.4
April.............. ... J,173.5 3.330.3 3,275.8 3,247.5 3,391.4 3,374.9
ay.......... ... ... 3,276.2 3.236.6 3,198.1 3,360.7 3,174.9 3,129.5
June............. .. 1.,16.4 3,211.1 3,179.8 3,309.6 3,504.2 3,546.0
July......... .. .. 3,064.4 3,151.7 3.127.2 3,241.1 3,312.0 3,313.9
August.......... .. .... ... 3,179.1 2,908.6 2,886.0 3,364.5 1,116.5 3,101.7
September...... ... ... 3,r153.8 3,130.4 3,106.2
October....... .. .. .. 3,220.7 3,479.1 3,434.4
November ........ .. ... 3,211.5 2,987.0 2,989.9
December...... ...... .. 3,05.5 3,245.6 3.21?.9

'Data reflect adjustment. fjr seasonal sfna ortslg-daB -ar atlon and do rot neces6arly adn to annual unadjusted totals. The adjusted totals
for 1969 and 1970 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1969. See footnote 1 on front page.








Table 4. US. 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 1969 to August 1970
(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)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions'
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 71 72 73 9

Seasonally adjusted3

1969
January-Deceber............. 3,731.7 699.8 3,580.4 1,128.3 '307.6 3,368.4 4,546.3 16,417.5 7,186.5 2,679.7 6,559.0 2,444.3 '1,224.0
January-August .............. 2,360.5 446.0 2,268.3 730.1 '185.0 2,172.2 2,841.2 10,696.8 4,594.2 1,754.5 4,361.9 1,610.8 4709.7
January...................... 130.8 17.3 135.5 85.2 '14.0 181.5 226.9 1,155.4 407.8 163.0 567.9 157.7 '75.4
February.................... 176.8 16.4 180.0 75.9 '15.3 197.6 262.9 1,127.4 444.5 182.0 499.2 168.9 '55.9
March....................... 309.4 69.9 295.5 85.8 422.3 281.3 380.1 1,414.7 634.1 245.5 548.7 229.8 4110.0
April...................... 337.1 53.7 387.5 93.8 31.6 315.3 374.6 1,442.6 626.8 223.8 579.2 207.4 '75.7
May........................... 349.6 85.5 324.4 104.3 425.3 306.4 394.3 1,416.8 596.1 241.4 594.0 205.6 487.5
June......................... 380.6 84.1 282.2 103.2 '29.0 295.6 379.7 1,328.4 611.1 218.8 502.6 203.4 '115.4
July......................... 350.8 63.2 325.2 89.9 427.0 292.7 394.9 1,329.6 602.9 223.8 510.1 205.8 '80.2
August....................... 325.4 55.9 338.0 92.0 '20.5 301.8 427.8 1,481.9 670.9 256.2 560.2 232.2 '109.5
September.................... 332.4 54.4 339.4 85.7 '24.6 289.8 415.1 1,435.1 639.9 239.4 573.1 212.5 4130.9
October!..................... 349.7 64.0 357.1 91.3 '27.0 296.9 429.8 1,532.0 667.1 246.4 597.7 217.2 4119.7
November..................... 351.5 65.8 314.8 107.0 434.7 304.7 424.5 1,408.0 658.9 232.0 520.4 206.0 '153.4
December.................... 337.6 69.6 300.8 114.2 '36.2 304.8 435.7 1,345.6 626.4 207.4 505.9 197.8 '110.2

1970

January-August............... 2,747.1 466.5 3,082.4 1,005.1 '320.1 2,618.3 3,511.3 11,953.0 5,477.5 1,984.8 4,505.6 1,718.3 '999.7
January..................... 328.4 41.1 339.3 102.2 '31.0 348.1 450.8 1,437.3 634.1 218.6 563.5 218.9 a123.9
February....................... 368.6 51.9 366.4 122.3 '26.6 348.8 467.7 1,483.6 692.0 259.0 536.9 218.6 '113.2
March ........................ 299.1 75.4 361.7 135.1 '50.4 318.4 413.1 1,403.2 655.7 241.3 519.5 217.7 '117.0
April ....................... 308.3 56.4 400.8 128.9 '31.1 309.3 419.7 1,436.5 628.2 232.4 565.6 197.3 '115.4
May.......................... 318.6 66.2 372.9 129.5 '41.6 329.7 451.4 1,629.1 657.1 248.4 743.8 200.0 4118.6
June......................... 353.7 69.9 431.0 134.7 '55.2 345.0 451.8 1,518.6 725.9 270.0 527.9 225.7 '156.0
July......................... 382.9 61.8 381.5 136.1 '43.8 313.6 431.5 1,539.3 731.8 252.0 559.6 218.7 136.4
August....................... 387.5 43.8 428.8 116.3 '40.4 305.4 425.3 1,505.4 752.7 263.1 488.8 221.4 '119.3
September....................
October....................
November ....................
December...................

Unadjusted

1969
Janury-December.............. 3,732.7 713.5 3,568.6 1,130.2 307.6 3,382.6 4,554.0 16,402.8 7,186.9 2,677.0 6,538.8 2,445.7 1,224.0
January-August............... 2,334.8 378.2 2,197.5 719.3 185.0 2,210.3 2,863.8 10,748.5 4,676.8 1,749.3 4,322.4 1,612.3 709.7
January...................... 129.5 13.5 138.8 73.8 14.0 166.6 214.9 1,096.6 387.5 165.3 543.8 149.3 75.4
February..................... 168.2 12.6 176.9 61.2 15.3 181.4 243.8 1,087.0 420.8 168.8 497.4 159.6 55.9
March........................ 323.2 52.2 298.7 76.1 22.3 300.5 409.4 1,540.7 695.0 249.1 596.5 241.2 110.0
April........................ 350.4 45.5 384.4 94.4 31.6 331.8 405.3 1,572.3 692.4 238.4 641.6 223.4 75.7
May.......................... 362.8 74.1 343.1 110.6 25.3 334.9 430.2 1,563.3 680.7 261.1 621.4 223.2 87.5
June......................... 354.8 69.7 262.8 107.1 29.0 286.1 375.1 1,325.1 599.6 215.5 510.0 195.7 115.4
July.. .............. .. 333.0 53.2 300.7 91.3 27.0 298.5 374.5 1,244.5 592.1 213.6 438.8 197.3 80.2
August. ......... ... 312.9 57.5 292.2 104.8 20.5 310.3 410.6 1,319.2 608.8 237.5 472.9 222.6 109.5
September.................... 317.9 73.6 274.0 98.4 24.6 282.6 395.8 1,333.2 578.8 229.4 525.1 209.3 130.9
October!. ................... 372.0 80.1 392.6 103.6 27.0 297.6 451.9 1,505.2 668.6 257.5 579.1 224.5 119.7
November.................... 373.5 88.7 366.8 106.7 34.7 289.9 411.3 1,391.4 630.1 227.9 533.4 201.0 153.4
December..................... 334.5 92.8 337.7 102.0 36.2 302.3 431.2 1,424.4 632.6 213.0 578.7 198.6 110.2

1970

January-August............... 2,702.1 388.5 2,987.7 983.8 320.1 2,631.4 3,511.8 11,971.6 5,531.0 1,971.8 4,468.8 1,709.9 999.7
January...................... 324.1 31.9 346.4 88.3 31.0 318.5 425.6 1,359.7 600.5 221.0 538.1 206.6 123.9
February.................... 350.5 39.9 360.2 98.6 26.6 320.2 433.6 1,430.2 655.3 240.1 534.8 206.6 113.2
March......................... 314.1 56.7 367.8 120.5 50.4 342.3 447.8 1,537.9 723.2 246.4 568.3 229.9 117.0
April........................ 319.7 47.7 396.8 129.5 31.1 324.8 452.0 1,564.3 692.3 247.0 625.0 212.1 115.4
May.......................... 325.0 56.3 387.4 134.9 41.6 354.1 483.9 1,765.9 737.3 264.0 764.6 213.4 118.6
June......................... 336.7 59.1 409.9 142.6 55.2 340.9 455.4 1,545.9 727.4 271.6 546.9 221.6 156.0
July......................... 370.6 53.0 359.8 141.0 43.8 326.1 417.3 1,468.5 732.5 245.2 490.8 213.7 136.4
August....................... 361.5 43.7 359.3 128.5 40.4 304.5 396.0 1,299.2 662.4 236.5 400.3 205.9 119.3
September...................
October......................
November....................
December....................

'Schedule B section and selected division descriptions are as follows:
O. 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
'Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 may differ slightly from the sum of divisions 71, 72, and 73 since each is independently adjusted.
'Data reflect adjusta.nts for seasonal and working-day variation and do not necessarily add to annual unadjusted totals. The adjusted data for
1969 and 1970 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1969. See footnote 1 on front page. The adjusted section totals in this table and
similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 2 were developed independently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjuslter, factors have been applied to date.
'As a result of the change, effective October 1969, in the category "Low-value shipment. (reflected in Schedule B section 9) which included
estimated data for shipments valued under $100 prior to October and now includes shipments valued $250 and under, the statistics for the
individual commodity sections and selected divisions reflect some additional undercounting.










Table 5. U.S. General Imports-Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:

January 1969 to August 1970

(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)

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

Seasonally adjusted2

1969
January-December.................. 4,519.1 799.5 3,457.6 2,798.9 '136.7 1,231.2 7,877.8 9,807.6 4,110.4 '1,332.4
January-August..................... 2,968.6 538.7 2,273.7 1,831.1 '84.8 800.4 5,255.1 6,254.2 2,713.3 '841.6
January............................ 176.1 23.1 205.5 210.1 '6.1 70.1 401.2 582.9 217.5 388.5
February........................... 313.6 30.8 274.7 235.4 '12.5 84.0 609.4 695.5 305.4 '86.8
March.............................. 430.8 60.0 316.3 210.2 '11.7 103.1 667.2 695.7 341.8 '98.2
April .............................. 416.5 58.0 336.1 236.0 a11.2 109.1 734.5 845.9 372.7 '109.5
May............................... 409.0 97.0 298.4 245.6 '13.6 104.1 742.1 877.0 375.6 '112.5
June................................ 409.4 106.2 273.0 218.3 '8.6 121.0 713.3 866.9 374.6 '117.9
July .............................. 406.2 85.3 281.8 215.8 '11.0 105.0 683.2 775.1 350.5 120.0
August............................. 407.0 78.3 287.9 259.7 '10.2 104.0 704.2 915.2 375.2 '108.3
September ......................... 52.6 68.0 282.3 232.1 '10.2 101.2 684.0 908.2 346.3 '121.5
October........................... 383.9 73.2 305.4 243.4 '13.9 124.4 672.6 915.8 361.0 '127.8
November............................ 400.3 65.0 304.2 241.4 '11.7 112.3 658.2 934.1 358.7 '113.6
December .......................... 413.7 54.6 292.0 250.9 '16.2 92.9 608.0 795.3 331.1 '127.8

1970
January-August ..................... 3,644.4 575.5 2,214.7 2,036.1 '101.8 958.7 5,449.7 7,254.6 3,222.4 '818.8
January ............................ 467.1 66.6 ?78 .1 241.8 '9.6 118.0 6910.0 860.8 389.2 '89.2
February........................... 449.7 68.7 B89.6 285.9 '8.6 ili.4 650.5 890.7 396.1 '89.9
March ................... ...... ... 442.5 ,. I 268.3 264.1 '10.2 113.8 677.9 831.5 391.8 '105.4
April............................. 466.9 61.2 26.j3 213.2 '10.1 117.2 651.0 989.6 399.7 '107.5
May............................... 441 1 73.9 288.4 26?.5 '14.2 120.7 703.5 331.9 425.6 '95.6
June ............................... 465.3 82.6 264.8 24i.5 '21.1 i?2. 1 6. .8 937.4 408.2 '111.7
July ............................... 4130 7 93.3 70 8 209.1 3.1 02'.6 68i.7 683.9 386.9 '113.9
August............................. 480 6 ; 1 24 2? i 0 .14.9 1i2 .7 05 .3 -96.9 424.9 '105.7
September.......................
October........................
November.........................
December......... .............

Unadjus Led

1969
January-December................... 4,530.6 777.8 3,460.1 2,794.0 136.7 1,228.3 7,892.9 9,762.7 4,127.2 1,332.4
January-August..................... 2,907.7 477.9 2,262.0 1,823.8 84.8 806.9 5,230.5 6,191.2 2,624.3 841.6
January............................. 169.8 24.6 202.0 249.1 6.1 69.6 398.2 609.7 204.4 88.5
February........................... 287.1 28.6 232.3 230.0 12.5 80.6 533.2 655.9 252.0 86.8
March............................... 438.9 63.8 307.4 225.0 11.7 111.4 653.1 762.9 316.0 98.2
April............................. 438.4 68.1 337.7 238.8 11.2 124.6 784.2 869.8 348.1 109.5
May............................... 396.6 89.1 304.4 219.4 13.6 108.6 761.5 895.5 335.6 112.5
June ............................... 398.8 86.8 293.5 212.6 8.6 114.2 726.0 889.9 365.9 i17.9
July............................... 414.4 62.8 294.0 221.3 11.0 99.1 728.7 790.7 409.7 120.0
August............................. 363.7 54.1 290.8 227.6 10.2 98.9 645.6 716.8 392.6 108.3
September.......................... 368.6 67.1 288.8 229.2 10.2 99.5 707.5 844.7 393.2 121.5
October............................. 430.1 93.0 320.7 247.4 13.9 120.4 698.4 963.5 413.9 127.8
November ........................... 369.4 72.7 274.8 201.4 11.7 101.8 620.1 872.3 349.2 113.6
December.......................... 454.7 67.2 313.8 292.1 16.2 99.7 636.5 891.0 346.6 127.9
1970
January-August..................... 3,560.9 521.8 2,201.3 2,035.1 101.8 965.8 5,416.1 7,223.2 3,109.9 818.8
January ............................ 431.6 68.0 271.4 274.7 9.6 112.2 656.2 862.5 350.3 89.2
February........................... 411.5 63.7 244.7 279.3 8.6 110.8 569.2 839.9 326.8 89.9
March.............................. 473.0 64.8 273.7 296.6 10.2 129.0 696.2 957.1 380.0 105.4
April.............................. 488.8 71.5 260.5 244.9 10.1 133.2 691.4 1,012.3 371.3 107.5
May................................ 409.2 64.9 281.2 224.2 14.2 120.5 692.1 909.5 363.5 95.6
June ............................... 475.5 70.9 298.7 246.8 21.1 121.1 730.3 1,009.6 418.4 111.7
July............................... 436.3 68.2 280.5 213.1 13.1 114.1 726.2 897.4 449.2 113 9
August.............................. 435.1 49.8 290.7 255.5 14.9 124.9 654 735.0 450.4 105.7
September .........................
October...........................
November..........................
December..........................

'Schedule 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 material, inedible, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellaneous manufacturer articles, n.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and transactions not claslafied according to kind
-Data reflect adjustments for seasonal and working-day variation and do not necessarily add to annual inadjusted total. ITh adjusted data for
1969 and 1970 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1969. See footnote 1 on front page. hme adjusted sec ion totals in this table
and similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 3 were developed independently.
'In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.





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