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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
FREDERICK H. MUELLER, SECRETARY


JREAU OF THE CENSUS
. BURGESS, DIRECTOR


SUMMARY REPORT JULY 1959 FOR RELEASE
FT 930-I September 11, 1959


IMPORT TRADE BY COMMODITY


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Com-
merce, announced today that the decrease in United
States Imports for Consumption from the record total
of $1,335.5 million in June to $1,236.1 million in
July reflected substantial decreases in imports of
crude materials, semimanufactures, and crude food-
stuffs. July imports for consumption were, however,
about 18 percent higher than the July 1958 total of
$1,043.8 million.1

It was stated by the Bureau that for the first
seven months of 1959, imports for consumption
amounted to $8,549.7 million, about 17 percent
higher than the $7,281.3 million reported for the
corresponding period of 1958.
Decreases in imports of three items accounted
for most of the decline in imports of crude
materials from $287.9 million in June to $244.8 mil-
lion in July. These were, crude petroleum, from
$94.6 to $60.2 million; iron ore and concentrates,
'The detailed July 1958 economic class and leading camd-
ity figures shown in this report, which add to a total of
$1,077 million, have not been adjusted for the fact that
there were less July shipments excluded from July for inclu-
sion in August than there were June shipmnts included in
July. The total of $1,044 million is adjusted for this
difference. See footnote one on page one of the July 1958
issue of this report.


from $35.9 to $27.8 million; and tin, from $8.6 mil-
lion in June to a total less than $0.01 million in
July. These decreases were partly offset, however
by small, less noticeable increases in imports of
other items included in this economic class as
follows: rough or uncut diamonds, from $6.1 to
$13.5 million; zind, from $1.9 to $6.1 million; and
lead, from $0.6 to $4.7 million. Imports of semi-
manufactures fell from $306.1 to $270.8 million as
sizable decreases were reported in imports of gas
and fuel oil, from $34.2 to $23.9 million; nickel
and alloys, from $16.1 to $7.9 million; and copper,
from $21.1 to $14.2 million. Declines in imports of
coffee from $73.2 to $61.4 million and cocoa, from
$14.9 to $9.4 million accounted for most of the
decrease in imports of crude foodstuffs from $136.6
to $116.2 million. Imports of finished manufactures
decreased slightly from $457.2 to $455.2 million as
small counterbalancing changes were reported in im-
portsof many of the individual items included in
this class. The more noticeable of these were,
newsprint, from $59.5 to $54.2 million and auto-
mobiles and parts from $74.6 to $79.4 million. Im-
ports of manufactured foodstuffs advanced slightly
from $147.7 to $149.1 million largely as a result
of an increase in imports of sugar from $52.3 to
$58.1 million which was partly offset by a drop in
imports of meat products, from $38.5 to $35.3
million.


EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


COVERAGE: Import statistics include merchandise
imported by government agencies as well as by pri-
vate importers, but exclude American goods returned
by the United States armed forces for their own use.
United States trade with Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and
United States possessions is not included in this re-
port, but the import trade of Puerto Rico and Hawaii
with foreign countries is included as a part of the
United States import trade. Merchandise shipped in-
transit through the United States between foreign
countries is not included in import statistics.
VALUATION: Import values are, in general, based
on market price or selling price,and are,in general,
f.o.b. the exporting country. Import values also ex-
clude United States import duties. None of the values
have been adjusted for changes in price level.
EFECT OF SAMPLING: Effective January 1958 for-
mal entry shipments valued less than $100 and infor-
mal entry shipments valued $250 or less (less than
one percent of total import value) are estimated by


sampling. These estimated values are shown in this
table as "Estimated value $1-$99 formal and $1-$250
informal entry shipments" and are arbitrarily in-
cluded in the total for "Finished manufactures".
Prior to 1958 all imports valued $250 or less whether
reported on formal or informal entries were esti-
mated by sampling and were shown separately by eco-
nomic class. For convenience these estimates for
1957 are now included in the "All other" category
for each economic class. For an indication of the
effect the change in coverage and the change in
presentation of sampled transactions have on the
economic classes and commodity totals shown in this
report effective with data for 1958, see the January
1958 issue of FT 930-1.

Further information regarding coverage, valua-
tion, etc., is contained in the "General Explanation"
in foreword of Report No. FT 110. For complete
statement, see the foreword in Foreign Commerce and
Navigation of the United States.


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UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
JULY 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS

(Quantity in units indicated; value in millions of dollars. Imports for consumption are a total of imports for immediate con-
sumption plus withdrawals for consumption from bonded warehouses. Figures for 1959 are as originally issued and have not
been revised to include published corrections. Figures for 1958 include revisions published with the December 1958 reports,
or earlier, but do not include revisions published during 1959. Totals represent sum of unrounded figures, hence may vary
slightly from sum of rounded amounts. See the "Explanation of Statistics" for information on sampling procedures and effect
thereof on data shown.)


Economic class and coodity July June July Monthly average
1959 1959 1958 1958 1957
1958 1957


Total............................................value..

Free................................................value..

Dutiable......................................... value..

Crude materials........... .............................value..

Hides and skins...............................................value..
Undressed furs....................... .......................value..
Crude rubber........................................1,000,000 b..
value..
Copra....................................................1,000 lb..
value..
Tobacco, unmanufactured.................................1,000 lb..
value..
Cotton, unmanufactured..................................1,000 b..
value..
Jute and Jute butts.....................................long tons..
value..
Sisal and henequen............. .......................long tons..
value..
Wool, unmanufactured, free....... (1,000,000 lb.)..actual weight..
clean content2..
value..
Wool, unmanufactured, dutiable.....(1,000,000 lb.)..actual weight..
clean content2..
value..
Pulpwood.............................................1,000 cords..
value..
Crude petroleum...........................................1,000 bbl..
value..
Diamonds, rough or uncut..........................................1,000 carats..
value..
Diamonds, for industrial use.........................1,000 carats..
value..
Iron ore and concentrates........................1,000 long tons..
yalue..
Ferroalloying ores..........................................value..
Copper (copper content).......................... ........1,000 b..
value..
Lead (lead content).......................................1,000 lb..
value..
Tin (tin content).....................................long tons..
value..
Zinc (zinc content)...................................1,000 Ib..
value..
Other nonferrous ores and concentrates....................value..
All other crude materials .................. .............value..

Crude foodstuffs .......................................value..

Fish and shellfish..................................... 1,000 Ib..
value..
Cattle, except for breeding...........................thousands..
value..
Grains....................................................value..
Vegetables, fresh and dried .............................value..
Bananas.............................................1,000 bunches..
value..
Cocoa or cacao beans .................................1,000,000 lb..
value..
Coffee, raw or green...............................1,000,000 lb..
value..
Tea............... .................................... 1,000 lb..
value..
Black pepper, unground...................................1,000 lb..
value..
All other crude foodstuffs ................................value..

See footnotes at end of table.


1,236.1


1,335.5


11,043.8


1,061.2


1,079.2


442.7 507.9 416.3 444.6 503.0

793.4 827.7 661.0 616.6 576.2

244.8 287.9 214.1 230.2 267.6

7.4 9.0 5.2 4.5 4.1
4.9 7.5 5.0 6.7 6.6
107 104 58 89 104
32.3 29.3 12.6 20.9 29.4
55,732 51,998 47,114 50,102 53,713
6.1 5.4 3.7 4.0 3.4
13,481 12,671 14,821 11,548 10,345
10.0 9.0 11.4 8.7 8.0
7,219 6,595 4,450 12,190 13,692
0.3 0.5 0.3 2.5 5.2
5,033 6,592 1,227 3,121 4,977
0.8 0.8 0.3 0.7 1.2
8,319 11,355 9,337 16,306 10,409
1.3 1.8 1.2 1.4 1.5
18 24 10 13 14
14 18 8 10 10
9.2 11.9 4.7 6.6 8.5
10 12 8 9 10
7 8 6 6 7
6.0 6.9 5.9 7.1 9.1
101 91 107 114 147
2.4 1.8 2.4 2.4 3.0
27,181 42,429 31,975 31,977 32,150
60.2 94.6 79.3 78.3 81.7
232 140 70 94 83
13.5 6.1 5.2 6.0 6.4
1,202 1,170 1,008 839 1,051
7.3 5.5 5.3 3.3 4.3
3,188 4,124 2,944 2,294 2,806
27.8 35.9 24.7 19.3 23.8
8.5 11.8 10.2 11.4 18.5
3,640 4,842 13,969 16,884 18,994
1.1 1.4 3.1 3.8 5.5
47,932 5,284 33,863 40,377 39,676
4.7 0.6 3.8 4.3 5.3
3,783 45 455 8
(a) 8.6 (a) 0.9 (*)
123,234 46,873 37,678 90,236 113,656
6.1 1.9 2.1 4.3 7.4
8.0 7.4 5.1 6.2 6.0
26.8 30.3 22.7 26.9 28.7

116.2 136.6 146.7 161.4 168.4


49,054
14.8
46
6.3
5.1
0.9
4,861
6.5
28
9.4
166
61.4
9,696
4.2
2,387


43,386
15.3
64
9.2
2.4
1.1
5,463
7.4
42
14.9
199
73.2
8,983
4.1
2,341
0.5


47,413
14.5
60
8.6
6.6
1.0
3,744
5.6
30
12.5
191
87.2
8,229
3.7
1,950
0.4


" 39,847
12.2
94
10.8
4.2
3.8
4,064
5.8
37
14.4
222
97.5
8,618
4.0
2,889
0.6


32,738
10.2
59
5.5
5.8
2.2
3,976
5.8
43
11.2
230
114.7
8,536
4.2
2,713
0.6
8.1









UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
JULY 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS-Continued


July June July Monthly average
Economic class and commodity 1959 1959 1958 1958 1957
1958 1957


Manufactured foodstuffs.................................value..

Meat products............................... .............1,000 b..
value..
Cheese.............................. .... ................1,000 lb..
value..
Fish and shellfish canned, prepared, etc..................1,000 lb..
value..
Fodders and feeds..........................................value..
Cane sugar.......................................... 1,000,000 lb..
value..
Molasses............................................. 1,000 gal..
value..
Whisky......................................................value..
All other manufactured foodstuffs3 ..........................value..

Semimanufactures .........................................value..

Leather ...................................................value..
Bristles.................................................1,000 lb..
value..
Expressed oils, inedible......................... ..........value..
Quebracho..................................................1,000 lb..
value..
Wool semimanufactures......................................value..
Saved boards, planks, deals, etc.................1,000,000 bd. ft..
value..
Wood pulp.....................................1,000 short tons..
value..
Gas and fuel oil..................................1,000 bbl..
value..
Asbestos.................................................long tons..
value..
Diamonds, cut but not set............................1,000 carats..
value..
Iron and steel semimanufactures...................... ......value..
Aluminum....................................................value..
Copper (copper content)..............................1,000,000 lb..
value..
Lead (lead content)..................................... ...... ,000 lb..
value..
Nickel and alloys......... ..................................1,000 b..
value..
Tin....................................................1,000 lb..
value..
Zinc................................................ ....1,000 b..
value..
Coal-tar products.........................................value..
Industrial chemicals.........................................value..
Fertilizers and materials........................1,000 short tons..
value..
All other semimanufactures ........................ ....... value..

Finished manufactures..................................value..

Leather manufactures......................................value..
Essential or distilled oils.................................value..
Cotton cloth......................................... 1,000 sq. yd..
value..
Other cotton manufactures ............ .....................value..
Burlap.....................................................1,000 yd..
1,000 lb..
value..
Flax, hemp and ramie manufactures.........................value..
Wool manufactures................................. ....... value..
Silk manufactures.............................. ..................value..
Shingles...........................................1,000 squares..
value..
Newsprint........................................1,000 short tons..
value..
Other paper manufactures.......................... ......... value..
Pottery............................................................value..

See footnotes at end of table.


149.1


147.7


147.1


125.4


106.0


87,114 101,070 91,702 70,817 34,084
35.3 38.5 35.5 27.9 15.3
3,906 5,148 3,281 4,645 4,240
2.0 2.4 1.7 2.3 2.2
44,363 36,670 53,314 39,886 37,175
12.2 11.9 13.8 11.0 10.6
1.5 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.7
1,049 964 958 772 690
58.1 52.3 53.4 43.3 38.3
31,088 25,880 32,807 28,698 20,076
4.1 3.1 5.4 3.7 3.3
12.4 13.0 13.2 13.2 12.5
23.6 24.5 22.1 22.2 22.2

270.8 306.1 218.8 220.1 243.3

4.8 4.0 2.5 2.6 2.6
313 349 171 200 208
0.6 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.6
5.6 5.0 5.6 4.1 4.2
4,533 11,022 10,608 9,300 10,296
0.4 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.8
5.5 6.2 4.5 3.7 4.0
447 490 314 283 245
36.9 40.5 24.0 21.8 20.2
214 214 174 175 175
27.1 27.5 22.3 23.1 22.8
11,891 16,127 16,471 17,566 15,431
23.9 34.2 39.3 41.6 41.4
56,421 57,262 43,520 43,706 46,670
4.6 5.8 3.8 4.0 4.2
76 101 56 60 51
8.0 7.7 6.7 5.7 5.5
27.2 23.4 9.6 7.5 4.8
17.8 18.2 14.2 11.8 10.8
49 70 24 56 79
14.2 21.1 5.8 13.7 23.7
56,403 49,333 43,765 61,166 56,519
7.4 6.0 4.7 6.6 7.6
12,123 25,466 17,985 15,448 23,133
7.9 16.1 11.3 10.2 16.8
6,277 12,282 5,073 8,275 11,422
6.2 12.2 4.7 7.5 10.9
46,092 26,432 48,683 31,111 44,907
4.6 2.5 4.6 2.9 5.4
6:3 5.6 4.9 3.9 3.9
8.0 8.7 5.0 6.0 5.8
315 128 75 128 132
4.0 4.9 2.8 4.9 5.0
49.6 55.0 41.3 37.2 42.5

455.2 457.2 350.6 324.2 293.9


7.6
1.5
11,552
1.9
13.0
74,055
46,018
7.1
2.5
17.7
6.0
169
1.6
434
54.2


5.7
1.1
16,600
3.6
12.5
93,492
56,195
8.6
2.4
16.0
6.2
231
2.3
458
59.5


6.2
1.2
15,215
3.9
13.0
58,001
32,399
4.9
2.5
11.9
5.7
198
1.8
412
51.9
5.3
4.1


5.1
1.3
11,795
3.2
9.3
70,910
40,641
6.3
2.3
10.9
4.8
178
1.6
407
51.3
5.0
3.9


4.0
1.7
10,208
2.9
8.1
71,349
41,253
6.7
2.5
11.3
4.7
159
1.6
435
54.8
4.9
3.7




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UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND
JULY 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS-Continued


LEADING COMODITI


July June July Monthly average
Economic class and comodty 1959 1959 1958
1958 1957

Finished manufactures-Continued
Steel mill products.........................................value.. 32.2 31.8 15.5 13.4 1A4,
Iron and steel advanced manufactures .......................value.. 10.2 9.2 7.1 6.4 61
Agricultural machinery and implements.......................value.. 15.2 18.1 11.4 10.2 6.6
Automobiles and parts......................................value.. 79.4 74.6 54.3 46.0 2861
Other machinery..........................................value.. 42.1 41.8 32.8 28.8 28,1
Vehicles, except automobiles...............................value.. 11.4 10.6 13.1 10.5 800
Photographic goods..........................................value.. 5.3 4.2 3.6 3.4 3.3
Scientific and professional instruments.....................value.. 3.1 3.3 2.7 2.4 2.2
Musical instruments and parts...............................value.. 2.4 2.2 1.4 1.6 1.7
Toys and sporting goods...................................value.. 5.8 5.4 4.0 3.4 3.5
Watches and watch movements, except parts..................value.. 4.7 4.7 3.6 3.9 47
American goods returned...................... .............. value.. 19.5 21.2 16.9 16.6 15.8
All other finished manufactures ............................value.. 87.1 89.6 64.6 644 64;1
Estimated value $1-$99 formal and $1-$250 informal entry
shipments 3............... ............................. value.. 11.3 11.0 7.1 8.3 .

*Tndicates less than $50,000.
'Figures for economic classes and leading commodities for July 1958 are unadjusted. See footnote one on the front page
of this report.
2Includes the actual weight of carbonized wool.
3For an explanation of the sampling procedures, see "Effect of Sampling" on front page.




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