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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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FOR RELEASE:
December 29, 1970


EXPORT AND IMPORT MERCHANDISE TRADE: NOVEMBER 1970


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today a seasonally adjusted November 1970
export total of $3,462.6 million, excluding Department
of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program Grant-
Aid shipments, and a seasonally adjusted general import
total for November of $3,462.2 million. Comparable
seasonally adjusted totals foi October were $3,706.9
million for exports and $3,528.0 million for imports.' 2

The Bureau noted that the November seasonally
adjusted export total is the lowest total reported since
April of this year. The seasonally adjusted import
total for November is the second highest total on record
and is exceeded only by the record high October figure of
$3,528.0 million.

Based on seasonally adjusted figures, the November
trade surplus3 is $0.4 million. The net total surplus
for the first 11 months ofthisyear is $2,591.7 million.

For thefirst 11months of 1970, exportson a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of .4 2,788 million
(about 15 percent above the calendar year 1969 total of
$37,332 million). Imports were at an annual rate of
$39,961 million (about 11 percent above the calendar


year 1969 total of $36,043 million). For the 4-month
period August-November 1970, seasonally adjusted ex-
ports averaged $3,576.6 million per month, a level about
2 percent below the $3,651.0 million average reported
for the preceding 4-month period April-July 1970. Im-
ports averaged $3,438.1 million for the current 4-month
period, about 5 percent higher than the $3,289.9 million
average reported for the preceding 4-monthperiod.

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

Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, de-
creased from $3,916.7 million in October to $3,494.1
million in November. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, November exports were
valued at $3,544.8 million as compared to $3,975.3
million in October. Unadjusted general imports amounted
to $3,405.8 million in November and $3,598.9 million in
October.


NOTE: The detailed data appearing in table 5 have been revised to correct undercounting in the September 1970 data
and overcounting in the October 1970 data due to the inclusion in the originally-compiled October statistics of about
$58 million in imports of automotive products from Canada. The overall totals in tables 1 and 3 of this report were
similarly corrected effective with the October issue of this report.

'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 19_5-1968 and introduced in 1969 combined with the f970
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-Miarch 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
Oct.-Nov. Sept.-Oct. Aug.-Sept. July-Aug. rise decline July-Nov. Nov. 1969-
1970 1970 1970 1970 1964-1969 1964-1969 1970 Nov. 1970

Exports.... -6.6% +4.9% -1.9% -2.2% +4.0% -3.1% -1.5% +0.41
Imports.... -1.9% +3.8% +1.0% +3.8% +3.5% -3.2% +1.7% +0.7-

Defined as exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of --r---- "-*=
Grant-Aid shipments minus general imports. iI '


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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.
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



'For shipments by vessel, merchandise is not included
in the statistics prior to the date uf 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 Country; FT 410,
U.S. I 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 November 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
Seasonally adjusted data ----- scale
S4000
Moving average of
seasonally adjusted data -3500
3000


EXPORTS1 I
(MCD moving overage-6 term) 2000

/ Ratio
scale
4000

S_- 3500

3000

2500


GENERALIMPOR TS 2000
(MCD moving overage-4 term)

1500



Arithmetic
seal.
750
S\ MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE
(MCD moving overoge-6 term)
500





A 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 November 1970
(In millions of dollars. Includes data on silver ore, base bullion, and refined bullion)

Period and Janury January February March April May June July August eptem- October November December
series November her

1969'
Rxports2......... 34,053.4 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........... 33,007.6 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
balance3....... +1,045.8 r80.1 -339.8 +221.1 +179.4 +20.1 +25.7 +103.8 +190.9 +269.6 +141.3 +153.6 +232.9
1970'
Exports2.......... 39,222.6 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 3.706.9 3,462.6
Imports.......... 36,630.9 3,249.7 3,255.9 3,213.6 3,247.5 3,360.7 3,309.6 3,241.7 3,364.5 a3,397.5 3,528.0 3,462.2
Merchandise trade
balance........ +2,591.7 +55.5 +372.5 +165.4 +202.2 +334.4 +466.4 +411.3 +237.3 a137.4 +178.9 +0.4

'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.
4Revised. See note on front page.











Table 2. U.S. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1969 to November 1970

In 11iions 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-Aid
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid


Period Doestic Domestic Domestic
and
and Domestic, and Domestic, Western Other
foreign 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-ovember ................ ..... 34,053.4 33,969.3 33.476.3 34.584.6 34.091.6 615.3 227.2 388.0

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 ........... ............... 3,562.7 3,518.7 3,618.2 3,574.3 55.5 13.6 42.0
SNoveber ...... ... ......... 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-Noeer ......... .... ....... 39,222.6 38.995.4 38,413.0 39,508.4 38,926.1 513.1 165.4 347.7

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
SMarch. ..................... ..... 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.. ... .............. ...... 3.83.0 3,49.3 3.487.6 3.591.9 3,530.3 42.7 16.0 26.6
August.......... .... ..... .,. 3.601.S 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 ............... ........... 3.70.9 3,916.7 3,843.9 3.975.3 3,902.4 58.6 9.9 48.7
November............... .. ............ 3,462.6 3.494.1 3.445.0 3.544.8 3.495.7 30.7 8.9 41.7
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 I 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 Import Trade.


Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1969 to November 1970

In illi ns 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 amounts1


1969 1970

e 4 General imports Imports General imports Imports
for for
Seasonally consumption, Seasonally consumption,
adjusted' adjusted unadjusted adjusted' nadjsted unadjusted

January-December. ... ......... 36,013.1 36,042.8 35.862.7
.iinuai-N r. .... 3:5,007. 32,797.2 32.C649.7 36.630.9 36,111.3 36.256.0

January. ... 2.014.1 2,022.0 2,090.7 3,249.7 3,125.5 3,113.8
February. .. .. .... .. ..... .. 2652.7 2,399.1 2,403.6 3.255.9 2,944.3 2,929.3
.arch... .. ..... .. ... 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.... .... .. .......... 3185.4 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
\ucgust ..... .. .. .... ...... ... 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 23.397.5 3,451.9 '3. 129.7
Oclobe-.. .. ... ... .... .. ..... 3,220.7 3,429.1 3,434.4 3.527,0 3.598.9 3,588.0
Novnmbr..... .... .. ............ 3,211.5 2,987.0 2,989.9 3., 1i2 .2 3.105.8 3,3 588
December..... ........... 3,005.5 3,245.6 3,212.9

'Data reflect adjustment, for seasonal and working-day variation and do not necessarily add to annual unadjusted totals. The adjusted totals
tfor 19i9 and 1)7u reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1969. See footnote I on front page.
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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 1969 to November 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' 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3

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-November... .......... 3,394.1 630.2 3,279.6 1.014.1 4271.3 3,063.6 4,110.6 15,071.9 6,560.1 2,472.3 6.053.1 2,246.5 41,113.8

January................... 130.8 17.3 135.5 85.2 414.0 181.5 226.9 1.155.4 407.8 163.0 567.9 157.7 475.4
February.................. 176.8 16.4 180.0 75.9 415.3 197.6 262.9 1,127.4 444.5 182.0 499.2 168.9 455.9
March.. ................. .. 309.4 69.9 295.5 85.8 '22.3 281.3 380.1 1,414.7 634.1 245.5 548.7 229.8 4110.0
April.................... 337.1 53.7 387.5 93.8 431.6 315.3 374.6 1,442.6 626.8 223.8 579.2 207.4 475.7
May........................ 349.6 85.5 324.4 104.3 '25.3 306.4 394.3 1,416.8 596.1 241.4 594.0 205.6 487.5
June.......................... 380.6 84.1 282.2 103.2 429.0 295.6 379.7 1,328.4 611.1 218.8 502.6 203.4 4115.1
July...................... 350.8 63.2 325.2 89.9 027.0 292.7 394.9 1,329.6 602.9 223.8 510.1 205.8 080.2
August..................... 325.4 55.9 338.0 92.0 020.5 301.8 427.8 1,481.9 670.9 256.2 560.2 232.2 0109.5
September................ 332.4 54.4 339.4 85.7 424.6 289.8 415.1 1,435.1 639.9 239.4 573.1 212.5 4130.9
October5................... 349.7 64.0 357.1 91.3 427.0 296.9 429.8 1,532.0 667.1 246.4 597.7 217.2 0119.7
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 0153.4
December..................... 337.6 69.6 300.8 114.2 436.2 304.8 435.7 1,345.6 626.4 207.4 505.9 197.8 4110.2

1970

January-November........... 3,954.2 643.7 4,241.2 1,415.4 0436.9 3,535.5 4,689.0 16,540.0 7,701.6 2,755.7 6,099.9 2,375.2 41,348.7

January...................... 328.4 41.1 339.3 102.2 431.0 348.1 450.8 1,437.3 634.1 218.6 563.5 218.9 0123.9
February..................... 368.6 51.9 366.4 122.3 '26.6 348.8 467.7 1,483.6 692.0 259.0 536.9 219.6 0113.2
March.................... 299.1 75.4 361.7 135.1 050.4 318.4 413.1 1,403.2 655.7 241.3 519.5 217.7 4117.0
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 4115.4
May........................ 318.6 66.2 372.9 129.5 041.6 329.7 451.4 1,629.1 657.1 248.4 743.8 200.0 0118.6
June........................ 353.7 69.9 431.0 134.7 155.2 345.0 451.8 1,518.6 725.9 270.0 527.9 225.7 0156.0
July........................ 382.9 61.8 381.5 136.1 43.R 313.6 431.5 1,539.3 731.8 252.0 559.6 218.7 4136.4
August................. .... 387.5 43.8 428.8 116.3 040.4 305.4 425.3 1,505.4 752.7 263.1 488.8 221.4 4119.3
September. ... 377.5 47.4 422.9 127.3 044.0 290.9 396.0 1,455.4 732.0 245.0 497.2 212.7 4115.8
October................... .. 432.6 60.8 382.8 149.8 040.3 326.O0 392.2 1,688.0 782.6 266.4 615.7 222.9 4117.6
November............. .. 397.0 69.0 353.1 133.2 '32.5 300.3 389.5 1,443.6 709.5 259.5 481.4 221.3 0115.6
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-November........... 3,398.2 620.7 3,230.9 1,028.1 271.3 3.080.3 4,122.8 14,978.4 6,554.3 2,464.0 5,960.1 2,247.1 1,113.8

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.R 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.L 209.3 130.9
October5............. ... 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-November............. 3,944.6 621.6 4,160.7 1,432.8 436.9 3,527.5 4,678.9 16,408.6 7,655.1 2,739.6 6,013.9 2,365.8 1,348.7

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.................. 363.9 64.7 344.2 147.3 44.0 286.10 380.6 1,363.7 667.6 236.7 459.4 211.2 115.8
October.......... ......... 459.0 75.8 419.5 169.6 40.3 325.7 411.0 1,654.2 781.8 277.0 594.8 229.8 117.6
November................... 419.6 92.5 409.3 132.1 32.5 284.4 375.5 1,419.1 674.7 253.5 491.0 214.9 115.6
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
CSeasonally 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 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 aoplied to date.
sAs a result of the change, effective October 1969, in the category "Low-value shipments" reflected in Schedule B section 91 which included
estimated data for shipments valued under $100 prior to October and now includes shipments valued $250 and under, the statistics for the
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Table 5. U.S. General Imports- Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:

January 1969 to November 1970

fIn 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 f 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted

1969

Jauary-December................ 4,519.1 799.5 3,457.6 2,798.9 3136.7 1,231.2 7,877.8 9,807.6 4,110.4 '1,332.4

January-November. .1 .............. 4,105.1 744.9 3,165.6 2,548.0 '120.5 1,138.3 7,269.8 9,012.3 3,779.3 '1,204.6

January................ ......... 176.1 23.1 205.5 210.1 '6.1 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 '11.7 103.1 667.2 695.7 341.8 '98.2
April........................... 416.5 58.0 336.1 236.0 311.2 109.1 734.5 845.9 372.7 3109.5
May.............................. 409.0 97.0 298.4 245.6 313.6 104.1 742.1 877.0 375.6 '112.5
June.............................. 409.4 106.2 273.0 218.3 '8.6 121.0 713.3 866.9 374.6 3117.9
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 .................... 352.6 68.0 282.3 232.1 '10.2 101.2 684.0 908.2 346.3 3121.5
October.......................... 383.9 73.2 305.4 243.4 '13.9 124.4 672.5 915.8 361.0 '127.8
November..... .................... 400.3 65.0 304.2 241.4 111.7 112.3 658.2 934.1 358.7 '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-November................... 4,938.3 793.0 3,064.6 2,8114.3 3138.2 1,339.5 7,705.4 10,296.7 1,451.2 31,166.0

January.... ...................... 467.1 66.6 288.1 241.8 39.6 118.0 690.0 860.8 389.2 189.2
February....... ............... .. 449.7 68.7 289.6 285.9 '38.6 115.4 650.5 890.7 396.1 '89.9
March........................... 442.5 58.1 268.3 264.1 310.2 113.8 677.9 831.5 391.8 '105.4
Aprl........ .................. 466.9 61.2 260.5 243.2 310.1 117.2 651.0 989.5 399.7 '107.5
May........................... 441.4 73.9 288.4 262.5 l14.2 120.7 705.5 931.9 425.6 '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 '13.1 121.6 685.7 885.9 386.9 '113.9
August........... ... .... 180.8 71.1 284.2 288.11 l 1.9 129.7 705.3 926 .9 424.9 '105.7
September................ ....... 432.2 61.9 297.3 245.6 '9.2 114.8 718.1 '1,047.41 410.8 '118.1
October.......................... 28R.L 72.2 274.1 261.8 '16 .0 140.9 772.5 "1,007.7 '427.3 '120.8
November. .... ............ ...... 133.6 80.4 278.5 270.8 '11.3 125.1 765.1 987.0 394.7 108.3
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-No.ember.................. 1,075.9 710.6 3,146.3 2,501.9 120.5 1,128.6 7,256.4 8,871.7 3,780.6 1,204.6

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 8.6 114.2 726.0 889.9 365.9 117.9
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-Novembi, r. ..,.... ........... 1,891 1 768.1 3,041.5 2,769.6 138.2 1,328.3 7,682.7 10,179.8 4,442.9 1,166.0

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............................ 136.3 8R.2 280.5 213.1 13.1 111.1 726.2 897.4 119.2 113.9
August .......................... 435.1 49.8 290.7 255.5 14.9 12719 i541.5 735.0 -150.1 105.7
September............. ............ 417 63.5 301.5 210.1 9.2 11 1.9 736.1 '965.7 '457.7 118.1
October.......................... 15!.3 87.9 275.7 255.0 16.0 130.8 768.6i '1,015. 1'469.2 120.8
November. ...... .......... .. ..... 12:.2 5.0 266.0 239.1 11.3 119.8 7(i2.0 975.2 4l06.1 108.3
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. Crud, materials, inedible, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s.
4. An imal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and transactions not classified accord ing to kind
'Dala 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 adullotment facio ,rs introduced in 1969. See footnote 1 on front page. The adjusted section totals in this table
and similar overall monthly totals in tables I and 3 were developed independently.
aIn the absence of dlemonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.
Seevioci(. Ti Sptle A ectli- Lot-.s -lr Kptemiber whi-h we-- undercountcdl Ind similar totilts tor October which were overcounted by about
.18 mill on imports oI 7-rtlin autlu-iv-e pIr...... s W m fr- Cana, hIve been revised effective with tite Novcmber -sue of this report.
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