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United States foreign trade
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Import trade by commodity
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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Frederick H. Mueller, Secretorr


BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Robert W. Burgess, Director


.DE BY COMMODITY


The Bureau ol3 e census, Depa en0fo Com-
merce, announced t e the ne/ n United
States imports fbr cd on.rom 1,236.1 million
in July to $1.190.7 mn1i in August, a drop of
about four percent, reflected decreases in imports of
finished manufactures, semimanufactures, and manu-
factured foodstuffs which were partly offset by in-
creases in imports of crude foodstuffs and crude
materials. August imports for consumption were, how-
ever, about 24 percent above the August 1958 imports
for consumption total of $961.4 million.

The Bureau further stated that for the first
eight months of 1959 imports for consumption were
valued at $9,740.4 million, an increase of about 19
percent over the total'of $8,242.7 million for the
first eight months of 1958.


A decrease in imports of finished manufactures,
from $455.1 million to $403.1 million from July to
August, resulted from a decline in imports of auto-
mobiles and parts, from $79.4 to $58.2 million,
agricultural machinery and implements, from $15.2 to
$9.8 million, and less noticeable decreases in most
of the other commodities in this class. The lower
level of imports of semimanufactures $253.8 million


in August as compared to $270.9 million in July, was
primarily due to declines in imports of iron and
steel semimanufactures, from $27.2 to $20.0 million,
and sawed boards, planks, and deals, from $36.9 to
$31.1 million. A drop in imports of cane sugar
from $58.1 to $48.3 million was the chief reason
for the decrease in imports of manufactured food-
stuffs from $149.1 million to 137.0 million.


Crude foostuffs, which showed an increase in im-
ports from $116.2 to $144.9 million, reflected a
large increase in imports of raw coffee from $61.4
to $99.5 million. This gain was partly offset by
slight decreases in imports of several of the indi-
vidual commodities of this class. Crude materials
registered a small increase, from $244.8 million in
July to $251.8 million in August. However, this
slight change reflected several noticeable changes
in the individual commodities of this class. Imports
of unmanufactured cotton showed a rise from $0.3 to
$16.5 million and crude petroleum increased from
$60.2 to $66.8 million. These two increases were
largely offset by decreases in imports of the follow-
ing commodities; diamonds for industrial use, from
$7.3 to $2.8 million; lead, from $4.7 to $1.0 mil-
lion; and zinc, from $6.1 to $2.4 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 inthis 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.
EFFECT 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-I.

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.


UIICONI-oc


Prepared In the Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division
For sale by the Bereat of the Census, Washingtom 25. D. C. Price lot, aoual subscription $1.00
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UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
AUGUST 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.)

Monthly average
Economic class and commodity gust July August M a g
1959 1959 1958 1958 1957


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

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

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

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

Hides and skins ............................................value..
Undressed furs.............................................value..
Crude rubber.........................................1,000,000 lb..
value..
Copra.................................................... 1,000 lb..
value..
Tobacco, unmanufactured.................................1,000 lb..
value..
Cotton, unmanufactured .................................1,000 lb.,
value.
Jute and jute butts.................................... long tons..
value..
Sisal and henequen......................................long tons..
value..
Wool, unmanufactured, free.........(1,000,000 lb.)..actual weight..
clean content1..
value..
Wool, unmanufactured, dutiable.....(1,000,000 lb.)..actual weight..
clean content1..
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 lb..
value..
Lead (lead content)......................................1,000 Ib..
value..
Tin (tin content)......................................long tons..
value..
Zinc (zinc content)......................................1,000 Ib..
value..
Other nonferrous ores and concentrates......................value..
All other crude materials2 ...................................value..

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

Fish and shellfish ......................................1,000 lb..
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 Ib..
value..
Coffee, raw or green ...............................1,000,000 b..
value..
Tea..................................................... 1,000 b..
value..
Black pepper, unground.................... ..................1,000 Ib..
value..
All other crude foodstuffs2. .......................... ...value..

See footnotes at end of table.


1,190.7


1,236.1


961.4


1,061.2


1,079.2


459.6 442.7 364.2 444.6 503.0

731.1 793.4 597.2 616.6 576.2

251.8 244.8 220.1 230.2 267.6

5.6 7.4 4.7 4.5 4.1
3.0 4.9 2.7 6.7 6.6
102 107 88 89 104
32.2 32.3 19.3 20.9 29.4
67,012 55,732 49,387 50,102 53,713
6.4 6.1 4.4 4.0 3.4
13,324 L3,481 12,827 11,548 '10,345
9.7 10.0 9.7 8.7 8.0
53,145 7,219 46,298 12,190 13,692
16,5 0.3 18.3 2.5 5.2
2,547 5,033 454 3,121 4,977
0.3 0.8 0.1 0.7 1.2
10,868 8,319 5,850 16,306 10,409
1.8 1.3 0.9 1.4 1.5
16 18 10 13 14
12 14 8 10 10
8.3 9.2 4.7 6.6 8.5
10 10 6 9 10
7 7 4 6 7
6.4 6.0 4.6 7.1 9.;
104 101 161 114 147
2.8 2.4 3.5 2.4 3.0
29,644 27,181 30,960 31,977 32,150
66.8 60.2 74.6 78.3 81.7
166 232 78 94 83
10.0 13.5 5.6 6.0 6.4
536 1,202 265 839 1,051
2.8 7.3 1.2 3.3 4.3
3,182 3,188 2,845 2,294 2,806
27.6 27.8 24.4 19.3 23.8
8.7 8.5 8.7 11.4 18.5
15,007 3,b40 7,-40 16,884 18,994
4.3 1.1 1.7 3.8 5.5
11,291 47,932 5,329 40,377 39,676
1.0 4.7 0.5 4.3 5.3
61 ... ... 455 8
0.1 () ... 0.9 (*)
62,270 123,234 36,512 90,236 113,656
2.4 6.1 1.9 4.3 7.4
6.2 8.0 5.3 6.2 6.0
28.9 26.8 23.3 26.9 28.7

144.9 116.2 120.4 161.4 168.4


47,470
11.6
22
3.0
2.0
1.1
3,937
5.4
28
9.4
286
99.5
8,228
3.7
2,330
0.6
8.7


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
0.5
7.2


52,091
14.2
51
6.8
2.7
i.0
3,520
4.6
13
5.1
165
73.1
8,784
4.0
3,257
0.7
8.0


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
8.1


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 DIPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
AUGST 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS-Cantinued


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


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

Meat products............................................1,000 lb..
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 foodstuffs2P.........................value..

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

Leather....................................................value..
Bristles...............................................1,000 lb..
value..
Expressed oils, inedible....................................value..
Quebracho.............................................. 1,000 lb..
value..
Wool semimanufactures......................................value..
Sawed 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)......................................1,000 lb..
value..
Nickel and alloys.......................................1,000 lb..
value..
Tin .....................................................1,000 lb..
value..
Zinc...................................................1,000 lb..
value..
Coal-tar products..........................................value..
Industrial chemicals........................................value..
Fertilizers and materials........................1,000 short tons..
value..
All other semimanufactures2 .................................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.


137.0


149.1


119.4


125.4


106.0


87,863 87,114 85,760 70,817 34,084
34.9 35.3 31.7 27.9 15.3
3,614 3,906 2,840 4,645 4,240
1.8 2.0 1.4 2.3 2.2
38,443 44,363 38,874 39,886 37,175
11.0 12.2 11.0 11.0 10.6
1.0 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.7
875 1,049 742 772 690
48.3 58.1 41.4 43.3 38.3
25,829 31,088 24,296 28,698 20,076
3.0 4.1 3.0 3.7 3.3
14.4 12.4 10.7 13.2 12.5
22.6 23.6 18.3 22.2 22.2

253.8 270.9 197.8 220.1 243.3

4.2 4.8 2.3 2.6 2.6
350 313 117 200 208
0.7 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.6
4.6 5.6 3.9 4.1 4.2
8,396 4,533 7,082 9,300 10,296
0.7 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8
5.2 5.5 3.6 3.7 4.0
372 447 334 283 245
31.1 36.9 25.8 21.8 20.2
190 214 160 175 175
25.2 27.1 21.6 23.1 22,8
12,523 11,891 14,037 17,566 15,431
25.9 23.9 33.1 41.6 41.4
47,297 56,421 48,887 43,706 46,670
4.4 4.6 4.4 4.0 4.2
55 76 47 60 51
5.8 8.0 4.6 5.7 5.5
20.0 27.2 8.9 7.5 4.8
18.3 17.8 8.1 11.8 10.8
47 49 7 56 79
14.4 14.2 1.8 13.7 23.7
40,123 56,403 48,423 61,166 56,519
5.0 7.4 4.9 6.6 7.6
19,652 12,123 17,586 15,448 23,133
12.7 7.9 11.2 10.2 16.8
6,783 6,277 8,635 8,275 11,422
6.7 6.2 7.7 7.5 10.9
17,538 46,092 33,894 31,111 44,907
1.8 4.6 3.1 2.9 5.4
5.2 6.3 5.0 3.9 3.9
7.7 8.0 5.3 6.0 5.8
234 315 132 128 132
6.5 4.0 5.2 4.9 5.0
47.5 349.7 36.7 37.2 42.5

403.1 455.1 303.7 324.2 293.9


9.1
1.3
17,244
3.4
13.5
76,841
45,399
7.1
2.2
15.1
6.7
62
0.7
434
54.9
6.2
4.8


7.6
1.5
18 307
53.8
311.0
'4,055
46,018
7.1
2.5
17.7
6.0
169
1.6
434
54.2
7.0
5.2


7.7
1.2
10,350
2.8
11.0
60,132
33,478
5.1
1.8
10.6
4.8
210
1.8
368
46.1
4.7
4.3


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 LEADING COMMODITIES
AUGUST 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS-Continued

AJuy Agugt Monthly average
Economic class and commodity ugut Jy Augt th average
1958 1957

Finished manufactures-Continued
Steel mill products.........................................value.. 29.1 32.2 12.8 13.4 14.7
Iron and steel advanced manufactures........................value.. 8.5 10.2 6.3 6.4 6.1
Agricultural machinery and implements.......................value.. 9.8 15.2 6.4 10.2 6.6
Automobiles and parts...................................... value.. 58.2 79.4 43.7 46.0 28.1
Other machinery............................................value.. 37.9 42.1 26.3 28.8 28.1
Vehicles, except automobiles................................value.. 9.6 11.4 6.9 10.5 8.0
Photographic goods .........................................value.. 4.7 5.3 4.0 3.4 3.3
Scientific and professional instruments.....................value.. 2.7 3.1 2.4 2.4 2.2
Musical instruments and parts ............... .............value.. 2.3 2.4 1.6 1.6 1.7
Toys and sporting goods.....................................value.. 5.1 5.8 4.0 3.4 3.5
Watches and watch movements, except parts ...................value.. 4.3 4.7 3.1 3.9 4.7
American goods returned.....................................value.. 18.8 19.5 13.8 16.6 15.8
All other finished manufactures2............................value.. 76.2 87.1 60.7 644 64.1
Estimated value $1499 formal and $1-$250 informal entry
shipments .................................................value.. 10.7 11.3 9.7 8.3 z


*Indicates less than $50,000.
Includes the actual weight of carbonized wool.
2For an explanation of the sampling procedures, see "Effect of Sampling" on front page.
Figures revised subsequent to the release of the July 1959 issue of Report No. FT 930-I.




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