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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. DEPoCTOrY


EXPORT AND IMPORT MERCHANDISE TRADE: September 1970


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today a seasonally adjusted September 1970
export total of $3,534.9 million, excluding Department of
Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
shipments, and a seasonally adjustedgeneralimporttotal
for September of $3,340.8 million. Comparable seasonally
adjusted totals for August were $3,601.8 million for ex-
ports and $3,364.5 million for imports.'

The Bureau noted that the September seasonally ad-
justed export total is only slightly below (less than one
percent) the export monthly average of $3,561.5 million
registered during the January to September 1970 period.
The September general import total represents the third
highest total reported this year and is exceeded only by
the record high August figure, quoted above, and the May
1970 total of $3,360.7 million.

Based on seasonally adjusted figures, the September
trade surplus3 is $194.1 million. The net total surplus
for the first 9 months of this year is $2,469.1 million.

For the first 9 months of 1970, exports on a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $42,737 million
(about 14 percent above the calendar year 1969 total of
$37,332 million). Imports were at an annual rate of


$39,445 million (about 9 percent above the calendar year
1969 total of $36,043 million). For the 4-month period
June-September 1970, seasonally adjusted exports
averaged $3,648.9 million per month, a level about 3
percent above the $3,538.1 million average reported for
the preceding 4-month period February-May 1970. Im-
ports averaged $3,314.2 million for the current 4-month
period, about 1 percent higher than the $3,269.4 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 DOD Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments.)

Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and ex-
cluding Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid ship-
ments, increased from $3,266.1 million in August to
$3,335.2 million in September. With Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments included, September ex-
ports were valued at $3,374.0 million as compared to
$3,307.0 million in August. Unadjusted general imports
amounted to $3,394.3 million in September and $3,116.5
million in August.


'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level. Factors used to adjust 1970 data repre-
sent seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data for 1958-1968 and introduced in 1969 combined with the 1970
working-day adjustment factors. Distortions in the 1969 monthly trade patterns occasioned by strikes at Atlantic and
Gulf coast ports led to the decision to continue use of the seasonal factors introduced in 1969.
2Cumulations of data over at least 3- or 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-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 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 1964-May 1965 and December 1968-Harch 1969 because of
abnormalities in the data due to effects of strikes; and (2) periods when negligible changes (zero percent) in the level
of exports/imports occurred.

Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change

Series Average Average 4 months 12 months
Aug.-Sept. July-Aug. June-July May-June rise decline May-Sept. Sept. 1969-
1970 1970 1970 1970 1964-1969 1964-1969 1970 Sept. 1970

Exports.... -1.9% -2.2% -2.5% +2.2% +4.0% -3.1% -1.1% +0.6%
Imports.... -0.7% +3.8% -2.1% -1.5% +3.5% -3.2% -0.1% +0.8%

3Defined as exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program
Grand-Aid shipments minus general imports.


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS
C "


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.
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



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).


' e4xort., However, as indicated above for imports,
*,' bcaute of processing problems there has always been
i 'A carryvocr of a small percentage of shipments from
Stir actual month of shipment to a subsequent month,
Ily the following 'month. rhe statement above
g ding the effect of the import carryover generally
li :fa t.e.xppo ts also.

'.. Revisions to the Statistics

Revisions are carried into the statistics on 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 FT990, l-i hlicht- r 0t I.S. Export
and Import Trade; FT 135, U.S. Imports, General and
Consumption, Schedule A Commodity and Country; FT 410,
U.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.

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.











U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted For Seasonal and Working-Day Variation:
January 1965 to September 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)
I Ratio
Seasonally adjusted data ---- scale
S4000
Movini average of -, ...
seasonally adjusted data -- --
3000

V- -2500
EXPORTS 1
(MCD moving overage-6 term) 2000

Ratio
scale
I 4000

I- 3500

S3000

S2500


GENERAL IMPORTS 2000
(MCD moving average-4 term)

1500



Arithmetic
scale
S750
ji MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE
S (MCD moving average-6 term)










S-250


-500

1965 1966 1967 1968 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 September 1970
(In millions of dollars. Includes data on silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion)
Period and January- Septem-
Peries Septemer January February March April May June July August et October November December

19691
Exports ......... 27,326.3 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.......... 26,575.4 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 ........ +750.9 80.1 -339.8 +221.1 +179.4 +20.1 +25.7 +103.8 +190.9 +269.6 +141.3 +153.6 +232.9
19701
Exports'......... 32,053.1 3,305.2 3,628.4 3,379.0 3,449.7 3,695.1 3,776.0 3,683.0 3,601.8 3,534.9
Imports.......... 29,584.0 3,249.7 3,255.9 3,213.6 3,247.5 3,360.7 3,309.6 3,241.7 3,364.5 3,340.8
Merchandise trade
balance'....... +2,469.1 +55.5 +372.5 +165.4 +202.2 +334.4 +466.4 +441.3 +237.3 +194.1
'Data for 1969 and 1970 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1969. See footnote 1 on front page.
DRepresents 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 September 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)


Exports excluding DOD Exports including DOD GrantAd
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid


Period Domestic Domestic Domestic
and
d and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
foreign' foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Europe countries
seasonally
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-September...................... 27,326.3 26,993.4 26,596.2 27.497.2 27,100.0 503.8 189.0 314.8
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-September...................... 32,053.1 31,584.6 31,124.2 31,988.4 31.528.0 403.8 146.5 257.2
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......................... ...... 3,534.9 3,335.2 3,282.6 3,374.0 3,321.4 38.9 11.1 27.8
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-l, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export and Import Trade.


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


1969 1970

erod General imports Imports General imports Imports
for for
Seasonally consumption, Seasonally Unadjusted consumption,
adjusted Unadjusted unadjusted adjusted unadjusted

January-December......................... 36,013.1 36,042.8 35,862.7
January-September.................... 26.575.4 26,381.1 26,225.4 29,584.0 29,349.0 29.251.6
January................ ............. 2,014.1 2,022.0 2,090.7 3,249.7 3,125.5 3,113.8
February....................... ....... 2,652.7 2,399.1 2,403.6 3,255.9 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.............................. .... 3,173.5 3,330.3 3,275.8 3,247.5 3,391.4 3,374.9
May................................. .. 3,276.2 3,236.6 3,198.1 3,360.7 3,174.9 3,129.5
June............ ... .. ....... ..... .... 3,185.4 3,214.1 3,179.8 3,309.6 3,504.2 3,546.0
July.................... .... .. ........... 3,064.4 3,151.7 3,127.2 3,241.7 3,312.0 3,313.9
August................................. 3,179.1 2,908.6 2,886.0 3,364.5 3,116.5 3,101.7
September ........... .... ............ .... 3,053.8 3,130.4 3,106.2 3,340.8 3.394.3 3,372.1
October ...................... ..... ....... 3,220.7 3.429.1 3,434.4
November......... ......... ....... ..... 3,211.5 2,987.0 2,989.9
December............ ....... ......... 3,005.5 3,245.6 3,212.9

'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.












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 1969 to September 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 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted'

1969
January-December......... ... 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-September ......... 2,692.9 500.4 2,607.7 815.8 '209.6 2,462.0 3,256.3 12,131.9 5,234.1 1,993.9 4,935.0 1,823.3 2840.6
January. ................... 130.8 17.3 135.5 85.2 214.0 181.5 226.9 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 1,127.4 444.5 182.0 499.2 168.9 255.9
March........................ 309.4 69.9 295.5 85.8 222.3 281.3 380.1 1,414.7 634.1 245.5 548.7 229.8 '110.0
April............. ......... 337.1 53.7 387.5 93.8 231.6 315.3 374.6 1,442.6 626.8 223.8 579.2 207.4 '75.7
May ....................... 349.6 85.5 324.4 104.3 25.3 306.4 394.3 1,416.8 596.1 241.4 594.0 205.6 '87.5
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 92.0 220.5 301.8 427.8 1,481.9 670.9 256.2 560.2 232.2 '109.5
September .................. 332.4 54.4 339.4 85.7 224.6 289.8 415.1 1,435.1 639.9 239.4 573.1 212.5 '130.9
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 34.7 304.7 424.5 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-September............ 3,124.6 513.9 3,505.3 1,132.4 '364.1 2,909.2 3,907.3 13,408.4 6,209.5 2,229.8 5,002.8 1,931.0 '1,115.5
January.... ............ .. 328.4 41.1 339.3 102.2 '31.0 348.1 450.8 1,437.3 634.1 218.6 563.5 218.9 123.9
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 4113.2
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 1,629.1 657.1 248.4 743.8 200.0 118.6
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................... 377.5 47.4 422.9 127.3 444.0 290.9 396.0 1,455.4 732.0 245.0 497.2 212.7 '115.8
October...................
November.. .. ..........
December.....................

Unadjusted

1969
January-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-September............ 2,652.7 451.9 2,471.5 817.8 209.6 2,492.9 3,259.5 12,081.8 5,255.6 1,978.6 4,847.6 1,821.6 840.6
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-September............ 3,066.0 453.2 3,331.8 1,131.1 364.1 2,917.4 3,892.4 13,335.3 6,198.7 2,208.5 4,928.1 1,921.1 1,115.5
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................. 363.9 64.7 344.2 147.3 44.0 286.0 380.6 1,363.7 667.6 236.7 459.4 211.2 115.8
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 adjustments 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 adjustment factors have been applied to date.
5As a result of the change, effective October 1969, in the category "Low-value shipments" (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 September 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
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted0

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-September. .............. 3,321.2 606.7 2,556.0 2,063.2 395.0 901.6 5,939.1 7,162.4 3,059.6 '963.2

January .......................... 176.1 23.1 205.5 210.1 36.1 70.1 401.2 582.9 217.5 '88.5
February....................... 313.6 30.8 274.7 235.4 '12.5 84.0 609.4 695.5 305.4 86.8
March............................. 430.8 60.0 316.3 210.2 311.7 103.1 667.2 695.7 341.8 '98.2
April........................... 416.5 58.0 336.1 236.0 311.2 109.1 734.5 845.9 372.7 0109.5
May......................... ... 409.0 97.0 298.4 245.6 313.6 104.1 742.1 877.0 375.6 3112.5
June......................... ... 409.4 106.2 273.0 218.3 38.6 121.0 713.3 866.9 374.6 '117.9
July............... ........... 406.2 85.3 281.8 215.8 a11.0 105.0 683.2 775.1 350.5 '120.0
August.......................... 407.0 78.3 287.9 259.7 310.2 104.0 704.2 915.2 375.2 0108.3
September. .. ............ 352.6 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 i 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-September.................. 4.076.6 640.4 2,512.0 2,281.7 3111.0 1,073.5 6,167.8 8.243.8 3,625.8 3936.9

January.......................... 467.1 66.6 288.1 241.8 39.6 118.0 690.0 860.8 389.2 '89.2
February........................ 449.7 68.7 289.6 285.9 '8.6 115.4 650.5 890.7 396.1 '89.9
March...................... ..... 442.5 58.1 268.3 264.1 '10.2 113.8 677.9 831.5 391.8 105.4
April............................. 466.9 61.2 260.5 243.2 '10.1 117.2 651.0 989.5 399.7 '107.5
May............................... 441.4 73.9 288.4 262.5 '14.2 120.7 705.5 931.9 425.6 '95.6
June ..................... 465.3 82.6 264.8 241.5 321.1 122.3 683.8 937.4 408.2 '111.7
July... ....................... 430.7 93.3 270.8 209.1 313.1 121.6 685.7 885.9 386.9 '113.9
August ..... ........... ........... 480.8 71.1 284.2 288.0 14.9 129.7 705.3 926.9 424.9 '105.7
September ...................... 432.2 64.9 297.3 245.6 39.2 114.8 718.1 989.2 403.4 118.1
October ........... .........
November....... .... .....
December .....................

Unadjusted

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-September....... ...... 3,276.3 545.0 2,550.8 2,053.1 95.0 906.4 5,937.9 7,035.9 3,017.6 963.2

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 8.6 114.2 726.0 889.9 365.9 117.9
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 99.7 636.5 891.0 346.6 127.8
1970

January-September............ .... 4,008.7 585.3 2.502.8 2,275.5 111.0 1.077.7 6,152.2 8,135.2 3,563.7 936.9

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 14.9 124.9 654.5 735.0 450.4 105.7
September.......................... 447.8 63.5 301.5 240.4 9.2 111.9 736.1 912.0 453.8 118.1
October. ........................
November. ..... .... .. ........
December..........................

'Schedule A section descriptions are as follows:
O. Food and live animals 5. Chemicals
I. Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles. n.e.s.
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
'Data reflect adjustments 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 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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