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United States foreign trade
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United States foreign trade. Total export trade
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FOR RELEASE:
January 25, 1971


EXPORT AND IMPORT MERCHANDISE


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during calendar year 1970, U.S.
exports of domestic and foreign merchandise, excluding
Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance
Program Grant-Aid shipments, and unadjusted for
seasonal change were valued at $42,661.7 million, an
increase of about 14 percent over the calendar year
1969 total of $37,331.7 million. General imports for
the calendar year were valued at $39,963.2 million, an
increase of about 11 percent over the comparable 1969
total of $36,042.8 million. The 1970 calendar year
trade surplus' is $2,698.5 million, based on unadjusted
export and import figures.
During December 1970, exports of domestic and foreign
merchandise, excluding Department of Defense (DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, on a
seasonally adjusted basis were valued at $3,517.8 million;
seasonally adjusted general imports were valued at
$3,320.4 million? Comparable figures for November
were $3,462.6 million for exports and $3,462.2 million
for imports. Based on seasonally adjusted figures, the
December trade surplus' is $197.4 million.
For the 4-month period September-December 1970,
exports on a seasonally adjusted basis averaged $3,555.6
million per month, a level about 4 percent below the
$3,687.9 million average reported for the preceding
4-month period May-August 1970. Imports averaged
$3,427.0 million for the current 4-month period, a level
about 3 percent above the $3,319.1 million average
reported for the preceding 4-month period.

1Defined as exports of domestic and foreign merchandise
Grant-Aid shipments minus general imparts.


E: DECEMB 70


isonally and import totals for
ed Schedu commodity sections and
ons are shown in tables 4 and 5. (Unlike the overall
the commodity components for exports exclude
n merchandise and include DOD Military Assistance
am Grant-Aid shipments.)


Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments, in-
creased from $3,494.1 million in November to $3,685.2
million in December. With Military Assistance Program
Grant-Aid shipments included, December exports were
valued at $3,736.9 million as compared to $3,544.8
million in November. Unadjusted general imports
amounted to $3,555.5 million in December and $3.405.8
million in November.


U.S. annual export totals, excluding Military As-
sistance Program Grant-Aid shipments for the 10
year period 1961 through 1970 are as follows: 1961--
$20.2 billion; 1962--$21.0 billion; 1963--$22.4 billion;
1964--$25.7 billion; 1965--$26.7 billion; 1966--$29.4
billion; 1967--$30.9 billion; 1968--$34.1 billion; 1969--
$37.3 billion; and 1970--$42.7 billion. Annual general
import totals for the same time span are as follows:
1961--$14.7 billion; 1962--$16.4 billion; 1963--$17.1
billion; 1964--$18.7 billion; 1965--$21.4 billion; 1966--
$25.5 billion; 1967--$26.8 billion; 1968--$33.2 billion;
1969--$36.0 billion; and 1970--$40.0 billion.

excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program


2Adjusted 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.
3Cwmulations 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-March 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
Nov.-Dec. Oct.-Nov. Sept.-Oct. Aug.-Sept. rise decline Aug.-Dec. Dec. 1969-
1970 1970 1970 1970 1964-1969 1964-1969 1970 Dec. 1970

Sxports.... +1.6; -6.6% +4.9% -1.6t +4.0% -3.1% -0.5e +0.8%
Imports.... -4.1, -1.9% +3.8% +1.J +3.5% -3.2% -0.3% +0.9%


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EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


Import Statistics

General imports are a combination of entries for
immediacy consumption and entrinrs into bonded ware-
houses. Imports fo.r,,f6niumption rea'a combination of
entries i:i imm.-dfaih consumption ard withdrawals
from warehouSes for consumption.

The do.lljr ..lu, .; hown in the import- statistics is
defined :cn'r.allfe i the market value in the- foreign
country and thrAe-fore excluded L'.S. import duties,
freight charti:- fleimrnhi for ign country to trie united
States, and iin-urainc. \ .lu u infc rmation 4s required
to be reporred in'--.sriport entries ir accordance. with
Sections 4112 3nd 4i23 of .thi Ixaitm Ac.i of I130, as
amended. N,-n. oA thie. values hae.' been a3djuted for
changes :n price le'.el. '-

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 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 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 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. 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 December 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


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Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant Aid shipments.
Defined as exports isee footnote 1, above) minus general imports.



Table 1 U.S. Exports and General Imports of Merchandise Showing Unadjusted Calendar Year Totals and Monthly Totals.
Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day Variation: January 1969 to December 1970

o I-llitins of dl11-1s. Includes data a silver re, basr,

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Bnad-
fusied
Period and
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irade lan e *.. ii .1 -339.8+ +221 -i +17-.

1.70

Elpors'. 3.. '6. 42,661.7 3,297. 2 3,31 .6 3 ,4l
ta rs......... 39,963.2 3,29.9 0. 334 9 11 -!t.2
1r-de -clU sc i -2,698.5 475.3 9 "39- 157.2 .2 .


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3.39?. 3. 52h.i .- 3,320.4
n137. S -i7.9 -1.4 ,.4


'Caendar ear 1gures shown ae undjusted ad do ne represent tIe sue i" ind-l'duai "nt"l "
seasonal d orlkneday var atif n.
rasa tor 1969 and 1970 reflect season aidjusitent IactOrs inrur ed -a Iii i.i See fn toe 2
Represents expires of d-estle aud foreign merchandise excludinga epartent oi Deense Uiliary
Oefinue .n enporis se iont. i 3. a xeS ianus general norts


t


-+2.1 +25.




3,361.5
331.3 465,











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

Tr r


Period


1969

January-December...... .. .... ..... ..

Monthly average................ ..........

January... ............ .. ..
February ..... ..... .... ...... ..... .
March....... ...... .............. ... .
April .. ... I ... .
May. ......... .
June. ................. ... .....

July.. ... ....
August........ ...... .. ....
September.......................... .......
October. ................. ........ ..
November. .......................... .......
December...... ...... ......... ...........

1970

January-December.......................

Monthly average...........................

January. ................................
february ................ .............
March .................................. .
April................................... .
May......................... .......... .
June.....................................

July............................ .. .......
August................. ................ ..
September................... .........
October..... ............................
November................. ....
December........................ .........


Exports excluding DOD
Grant-Aid


Domestic
and
foreign,
unadjusted


Domestic
and
foreign,
seasonally
adjusted'


37,291.8
3,107.7

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



42,721.5

3,560.1

3,297.2
3,627.4
3,375.6
3,447.6
3,692.8
3,774.9

3,683.4
3,600.4
3,534.9
3,706.9
3,462.6
3,517.8


Domestic,
unadjusted


Exports including
DOD Grant-Aid


Domestic
and
foreign,
unadjusted


Domestic,
unadjusted


Total


DOD Grant-Aid'


Western
Europe


Other
countries


37,331.7
3,111.0

2,057.6
2,159.8
3,368.0
3,505.1
3,548.1
3,098.1

2,994.9
3,151.3
3.'11". 1
3,: :.
3,413.2
3,362.4



42,661.7

3,555.1

3,230.3
3,387.3
3,577.5
3,596.9
3,906.2
3,717.9

3,549.7
3,264.8
3,335.2
3,916.7
3,494.1
3,685.2


36,787.7
3,065.6

2,017.8
2,127.5
3,322.8
3,455.8
3,503.5
3,050.7

2,952.6
3,098.4
3,067.2
3,518.7
3,361.4
3,311.4



42,028.5

3,502.4

3,187.7
3,334.8
3,538.5
3,541.9
3,845.0
3,670.4

3,488.1
3,216.3
3,282.6
3,843.9
3,445.0
3,634.4


38,005.6
3,167.1

2,112.3
2,194.1
3,419.3
3,564.1
3,599.6
3,168.2

3,042.6
3,213.2
3,183.7
3,618.2
3,469.2
3,421.0



43,226.4

3,602.2

3,290.7
3,431.2
3,619.7
3,646.3
3,939.9
3,769.6

3,592.4
3,305.7
3,374.0
3,975.3
3,544.8
3,736.9


37,461.6
3,121.8

2,072.4
2,161.9
3,374.1
3,514.8
3,555.0
3,120.8

3,000.2
3,160.2
3,140.5
3,574.3
3,417.4
3,370.0



42,593.3

3,549.4

3,248.2
3,378.7
3,580.8
3,591.3
3,878.7
3,722.2

3,530.8
3,257.1
3,321.4
3,902.4
3,495.7
3,686.1


'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 2 on front page.
'Data 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 BE-, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export and Import Trade.


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


Period General imports Imports General imports Imports
for for
Seasonally Una consumption, Seasonally consumption,
adjusted' Unadjusted unadjusted adjusted' Unadjusted unadjusted

January-December........................ 36,013.1 36,042.8 35,862.7 39,947.5 39,963.2 39,767.7

Monthly average......................... 3,001.1 3,003.6 2,988.6 3,329.0 3,330.3 3,314.0

January................................. 2,014.1 2,022.0 2,090.7 3,249.9 3,125.8 3,115.3
February............................... 2,652.7 2,399.1 2,403.6 3,257.7 2,946.3 2,931.3
March................................. 2,976.2 2,988.4 2,958.0 3,208.4 3,380.7 3,365.2
April................................... 3,173.5 3,330.3 3,275.8 3,247.2 3,391.1 3,374.6
May................................ .... 3,276.2 3,236.6 3,198.1 3,361.5 3,175.6 3,130.2
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 3,241.2 3,311.5 3,313.4
August............................... ... 3,179.1 2,908.6 2,886.0 3,363.9 3,116.0 3,101.3
September................................ 3,053.8 3,130.4 3,106.2 3,397.5 3,451.9 3,429.7
October................................ 3,220.7 3,429.1 3,434.4 3,528.0 3,598.9 3,588.0
November. .... ..... 3,211.5 2,987.0 989.9 14 7 3,405.8 3,358.8
December.................................. 3,005.5 3,245.6 3,212.9 ., .* 1 3,555.5 3,513.9

'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 2 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 December 1970

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

Schedule B sections and selected divisions'
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7' 71 1 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
Monthly average.............. 311.0 58.3 298.4 94.0 25.6 280.7 378.9 1,368.1 598.9 223.3 546.6 203.7 102.0
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 75.9 015.3 197.6 262.9 1,127.4 444.5 182.0 499.2 168.9 '55.9
March........................ 309.4 69.9 295.5 85.8 '22.3 281.3 380.1 1,414.7 634.1 245.5 548.7 229.8 '110.0
April............. .......... 337.1 53.7 387.5 93.8 '31.6 315.3 374.6 1,442.6 626.8 223.8 579.2 207.4 '75.7
ay........ .............. 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 '27.0 292.7 394.9 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 4109.5
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 '130.9
Octobert..................... 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 '119.7
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-December............ 4,359.0 703.3 4,636.6 1,594.4 '493.0 3,833.2 5,078.0 17,913.4 8,405.1 3,006.7 6,523.9 2,578.1 '1,507.0

Monthly average.............. 363.3 58.6 386.4 132.9 41.1 319.4 423.2 1,492.8 700.4 250.6 543.7 214.8 125.6

January................... 328.4 41.1 339.3 102.2 '31.1 339.7 450.8 1,437.0 634.1 218.4 563.5 218.9 '123.9
February. ........ ....... 368.6 51.9 366.2 122.3 '26.6 348.8 467.7 1,482.7 691.4 258.6 537.0 218.6 '113.4
March...................... 299.1 75.4 361.6 134.4 450.4 318.4 413.1 1,400.4 655.0 240.7 517.7 217.7 '117.2
April.................. ..... 308.1 56.4 399.1 128.9 *31.1 309.6 419.8 1,436.2 628.1 232.1 565.6 197.2 0115.2
May......................... 318.6 66.2 373.8 129.5 441.6 329.2 451.4 1,627.8 657.4 248.4 742.1 198.6 '118.6
June......................... 353.7 69.9 430.9 134.7 '55.2 345.0 451.9 1,518.8 726.7 270.0 527.3 225.7 *154.7
July........................ 382.9 61.8 381.5 136.1 443.9 313.8 431.7 1,539.2 731.7 252.0 559.6 218.7 '136.4
August...................... 387.0 43.8 428.8 116.3 440.4 305.4 425.3 1,505.4 752.7 263.1 488.8 220.4 .119.3
September.. ................. 377.5 47.4 422.9 127.3 a44.0 290.9 396.0 1,455.4 732.0 245.0 497.2 212 7 '115.8
October................... 432.6 60.8 382.8 149.8 440.2 326.1 392.2 1,688.0 782.6 266.4 615.7 222.9 1117.6
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 '115.6
December.................... 405.5 59.6 396.6 179.7 '56.0 306.0 388.6 1,378.9 703.9 252.5 428.0 205.4 '159.4

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
Monthly average........... 311.1 59.5 297.4 94.2 25.6 281.9 379.5 1,366.9 598.9 223.1 544.9 203.8 102.0

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-December........... 4,349.2 701.7 4,608.5 1,594.1 493.0 3,826.1 5,067.0 17,875.4 8,371.9 2,999.7 6,503.8 2,571.4 1,507.0

Monthly average............ 362.4 58.5 384.0 132.8 41.1 318.8 422.3 1,489.6 697.7 250.0 542.0 214.3 125.6

January.................... 324.1 31.9 346.4 88.3 31.1 310.8 425.6 1,359.4 600.5 220.8 538.1 206.6 123.9
February................... 350.5 39.9 360.0 98.6 26.6 320.2 433.6 1,429.3 654.8 239.7 534.9 206.6 113.4
March...................... 314.1 56.7 367.7 119.9 50.4 342.3 447.8 1.534.8 722.5 245.8 566.4 229.9 117.2
April........................ 319.5 47,7 395.1 129.5 31.1 325.1 452.1 1,564.0 692.2 246.7 625.0 212.0 115.2
May........................ 325.0 56.3 388.4 134.9 41.6 353.6 483.9 1,764.5 737.6 264.0 762.9 211.9 118.6
June....................... 336.7 59.1 409.8 142.6 55.2 340.9 455.5 1,546.1 728.2 271.6 546.3 221.6 154.7
July....................... 370.6 53.0 359.8 141.0 43.9 326.4 417.5 1,468.4 732.4 245.2 490.8 213.7 136.4
August.................. 361.1 43.7 359.3 128.5 40.4 304.5 396.0 1,299.2 662.4 236.5 400.3 205.0 119.3
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...................... 459.0 75.8 419.5 169.6 40.2 325.8 411.0 1,654.2 781.8 277.6 594.8 229.8 117.6
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.................... 405.1 80.1 448.9 161.9 56.0 306.0 387,8 1,472.7 717.3 261.6 493.9 208.1 159.4

'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 anpliances
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 i196969. See footnote 2 on front page. The adjusted section totals in this table and
similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 2 were developed independently.
aIn the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.
nAs 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 December 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 adjusted'

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
Monthly average... ............... 376.6 66.6 288.1 233.2 '11.4 102.6 656.5 817.3 342.5 '111.0

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 11.7 103.1 667.2 695.7 341.8 398.2
April.......................... 416.5 58.0 336.1 236.0 '11.2 109.1 734.5 845.9 372.7 '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 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 '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-December .................. 5,385.6 864.2 3,315.4 3,084.0 -159.6 1,454.3 8,432.6 11,189.5 4,837.2 '1,273.8

Monthly average............. ..... 448.8 72.0 276.3 257.0 '13.3 121.2 702.7 932.5 403.1 106.2

January........................... 467.1 66.6 288.1 241.8 '9.6 118.0 690.5 860.7 389.1 '89.2
February......................... 449.7 68.7 289.2 285.9 '8.6 115.4 650.5 894.0 394.8 '89.8
March............................ 442.5 58.1 268.3 264.1 '10.2 113.8 678.0 833.3 391.6 '98.2
April............................ 466.6 61.2 260.5 243.2 '10.1 117.2 650.9 989.5 399.7 '107.5
May..... ....... ... ....... 441.3 73.9 288.4 262.6 314.2 121.9 705.4 931.6 425.6 '95.6
June.................. ......... 465.3 82.6 264.8 241.5 '21.1 122.3 683.9 937.4 408.1 '111.7
July............. ...... 430.7 93.3 270.8 209.1 '13.1 121.2 685.7 885.9 386.9 '113.9
August................. .......... 480.3 71.1 284.2 288.0 214.9 129.7 705.2 926.9 424.8 '105.7
September....................... 432.2 64.9 297.3 245.6 39.2 114.8 718.1 1,047.4 406.8 '118.1
October........................... 428.1 72.2 274.1 261.8 316.0 140.9 772.5 1,007.7 427.3 3120.8
November......................... 433.6 80.4 278.5 270.8 311,3 125.1 765.1 987.0 394.7 '108.3
December....................... 448.2 71.2 251.2 269.6 321.3 114.0 726.8 888.1 387.8 '115.0

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
Monthly average.................. 377.6 64.8 288.3 232.8 11.4 102.4 657.7 813.5 343.9 111.0

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-December................. 5,378.9 855.0 3,312.2 3,080.8 159.6 1,450.3 8,437.4 11,171.3 4,843.9 1,273.8

Monthly average................ 448.2 71.3 276.0 256.7 13.3 120.9 703.1 930.9 403.7 106.2



January.. ........................ 431.6 68.0 271.4 274.7 9.6 112.2 656.7 862.4 350.2 89.2
February....................... 411.5 63.7 244.7 279.3 8.6 110.8 569.2 843.0 325.7 89.8
March.................. .......... 473.0 64.8 273.7 296.6 10.2 129.0 696.3 959.1 379.9 98.2
April .... 488.5 71.5 260.5 244.9 10.1 133.2 691.3 1,012.3 371.3 107.5
May ........................... 409.1 64.9 281.2 224.3 14.2 121.7 692.0 909.2 363.5 95.6
June..... ... .. .. 475.5 70.9 298.7 246.8 21.1 121.1 730.4 1,009.6 418.3 111.7
July........ 436.3 68.2 280.5 213.1 13.1 113.7 726.2 897.4 449.2 113.9
August ................. 434.7 49.8 290.7 255.5 14.9 124.9 654.4 735.0 450.3 105.7
September"... ........ 447.8 63.5 301.5 240.4 9.2 111.9 736.1 965.7 457.7 118.1
October.... ... 4.... 593 87.9 275.7 255.0 16.0 130.8 768.6 1,015.8 469.2 120.8
November........ 423.2 95.0 266.0 239.1 11.3 119.8 762.0 975.2 406.1 108.3
December.. .................. ...... 488.5 86.9 267.8 311.1 21.3 121.3 754.4 986.7 402.5 115.0

'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 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 2 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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