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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE /
rrederick H. Mueller, Scretary




UNITED STATES FOREIGN TRADE "'


BUREAU 9F THE CENSUS
Robet W. urgess, Director
\


SUMMARY REPORT
FT 930-I


OCTOBER 1959


FOR RELEASE
December 15, 1959


IMPORT TRADE BY COMMODITY


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that the decrease in United States im-
ports for consumption from $1,348.7 million in Sep-
tember to $1,214.6 million in October, a drop of
about 10 percent, reflected noticeable decreases in
imports of crude foodstuffs, manufactured foodstuffs,
and semimanufactures. October imports for consump-
tion were, however, about five percent greater than
the October 1958 imports for consumption total of
$1,153.3 million.

The Bureau stated that for the first ten months
of 1959 (January-October), total imports for consump-
tion amounted to $12,303.6 million, an increase of
about 18 percent over the $10,467.7 million reported
for the corresponding period of 1958.

From September to October, imports of crude
foodstuffs fell from $190.6 to $113.6 million. The


lIn anticipation of the longsoremen's strike 'which started
October 1, sme import entries which normally would lave been
filed in October and included in October statistics were filed
in September and included in September statistics. Informa-
tion on the extent to which this "inflated" the September im-
port figures is not available.


bulk of this decrease was accounted for by substantial
decreases in imports of coffee, from $136.7 to $65.7
million, and cocoa beans, from $14.4 to $5.9 million.
Lower levels of imports of sugar, from $50.5 to $22.9
million and meat products, from $41.7 to $27.0 mil-
lion accounted for most of the decline in imports of
manufactured foodstuffs from $162.9 to $118.3 million.
Imports of semimanufactures fell from $274.3 to $256.9
million owing chiefly to declines in imports of cop-
per, from $25.4 to $16.5 million; fertilizers and
materials, from $7.5 to $3.1 million; and gas and
fuel oil, from $32.3 to $28.2 million. However, im-
ports of lead, also included in this economic class,
rose from $3.4 to $8.2 million.


During the period, imports of crude materials
climbed from $264.6 to $267.4 million as gains in
in imports of zinc, from $0.7 to $6.9 million; rough or
uncut diamonds, from $5.1 to $10.7 million; and crude
petroleum, from $69.6 to $75.1 million, were partly
offset by declines in imports of tin, from $5.5 to
$0.8 million and unmanufactured cotton, from $3.5 to
$0.5 million. October imports of finished manufac-
tures valued at $458.4 million, were slightly higher
than the $456.3 million reported in September.


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.
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.


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For sale by the Bureau of the Census, Washingtom 25. D. C. Price 10t, manual subscription $1.00
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UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMDITTES:
OCTOBER 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 commodity


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 Ib.)..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 lb..
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 materials3..................................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 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 foodstuffs3 ................................value..

See footnotes at end of table.


October
1959


11,214.6


September
1959


11,348.7


October
1958


1,153.3


Monthly average

1958 1957


1,061.2


1,079.2


455.0 553.8 479.3 444.6 503.0

759.5 794.8 674.0 616.6 576.2

267.4 264.6 244.5 230.2 267.6

6.4 9.2 4.5 4.5 4.1
3.1 4.3 2.4 6.7 6.6.
109 108 102 89 104
37.2 35.3 23.0 20.9 29.4
65,504 61,588 34,767 50,102 53,713
5.8 5.4 2.8 4.0 3.4
14,140 11,698 14,133 11,548 10,345
10.7 8.9 10.3 8.7 8.0
7,092 19,218 11,447 12,190 13,692
0.5 3.5 1.8 2.5 5.2
2,744 4,068 28 3,121 4,977
0.3 0.4 (*) 0.7 1.2
8,253 11,773 13,267 16,306 10,409
1.3 1.8 1.7 1.4 1.5
21 23 25 13 14
16 18 19 10 10
11.2 12.8 10.8 6.6 8.5
10 10 7 9 10
7 7 5 6 7
6.8 7.9 5.3 7.1 9.1
130 149 117 114 147
2.9 3.3 2.6 2.4 3.0
33,882 31,863 34,320 31,977 32,150
75.1 69.6 82.2 78.3 81.7
179 133 110 94 83
10.7 5.1 7.4 6.0 6.4
966 1,018 767 839 1,051
4.1 5.2 3.6 3.3 4.3
3,899 3,802 3,281 2,294 2,806
35.5 33.6 27.8 19.3 23.8
7.4 6.4 12.0 11.4 18.5
4,335 4,197 4,818 16,884 18,994
1.3 1.3 1.2 3.8 5.5
33,097 7,390 19,782 40,377 39,676
3.5 0.7 2.0 4.3 5.3
334 2,454 115 455 8
0.8 5.5 0.2 0.9 (*)
134,999 18,641 77,376 90,236 113,656
6.9 0.7 3.6 4.3 7.4
6.2 5.9 6.4 6.2 6.0
29.8 37.7 32.7 26.9 28.7

113.6 190.6 173.0 161.4 168.4


54,904
13.6
41
4.4
4.3
1.1
4,286
6.0
18
5.9
195
65.7
9,130
4.3
3,930


53,348
12.9
22
2.6
3.4
1.2
4,085
5.9
42
14.4
403
136.7
7,264
3.4
3,339
0.8


45,281
13.8
153
18.1
3.3
1.1
4,455
5.9
18
7.2
271
109.0
8,546
4.0
3,501
0.8


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

Monthly average
Economic class and commodity October September October
1959 1959 1958 1958 1957

Manufactured foodstuffs................................value.. 118.3 162.9 130.3 125.4 106.0

Meat products...........................................1,000 lb.. 66,229 107,903 73,876 70,817 34,084
value.. 27.0 41.7 30.1 27.9 15.3
Cheese...................................................1,000 Ib.. 4,167 6,724 5,755 4,645 4,240
value.. 2.0 3.5 3.0 2.3 2.2
Fish and shellfish canned, prepared, etc.................1,000 lb.. 57,930 42,185 52,990 39,886 37,175
value.. 16.3 12.8 14.1 11.0 10.6
Fodders and feeds....... ..............................................value.. 1.3 1.0 2.1 1.8 1.7
Cane sugar...........................................1,000,000 lb.. 409 913 574 772 690
value.. 22.9 50.5 32.0 43.3 38.3
Molasses................................................1,000 gal.. 12,893 23,884 21,522 28,698 20,076
value.. 1.6 3.0 2.3 3.7 3.3
Whisky....................................................value.. 21.2 18.7 17.9 13.2 12.5
All other manufactured foodstuffs ... ..............................value.. 25.9 31.6 28.8 22.2 22.2

Semimanufactures.......................................value.. 256.9 274.3 241.2 220.1 243.3

Leather.................................................... .....value.. 4.0 4.5 3.2 2.6 2.6
Bristles................................................ 1,000 lb.. 257 353 218 200 208
value.. 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6
Expressed oils, inedible.............. .......................value.. 4.3 4.9 4.0 4.1 4.2
Quebracho................................................1,000 lb.. 8,086 11,744 8,463 9,300 10,296
value.. 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.8
Wool semimanufactures............... ..................value.. 4.8 5.0 3.6 3.7 4.0
Sawed boards, planks, deals, etc.................1,000,000 bd. ft.. 319 315 339 283 245
value.. 28.1 27.2 27.4 21.8 20.2
Wood pulp......................................1,000 short tons.. 198 192 199 175 175
value.. 25.7 24.5 26.2 23.1 22.8
Gas and fuel oil...................................... 1,000 bbl.. 13,963 15,925 18,809 17,566 15,431
value.. 28.2 32.3 40.8 41.6 41.4
Asbestos..............................................long tons.. 49,806 52,007 50,382 43,706 46,670
value.. 4.5 5.0 4.6 4.0 4.2
Diamonds, cut but not set...........................1,000 carats.. 84 101 111 60 51
value.. 7.6 9.3 7.5 5.7 5.5
Iron and steel semimanufactures.............................value.. 24.9 23.3 12.6 7.5 4.8
Aluminum....................... .......................value.. 11.4 10.5 12.1 11.8 10.8
Copper (copper content).............................1,000,000 lb.. 55 84 52 56 79
value.. 16.5 25.4 13.6 13.7 23.7
Lead (lead content) .......... .............................. 1,000 Ib.. 48,831 21,308 39,668 61,166 56,519
value.. 8.2 3.4 3.9 6.6 7.6
Nickel and alloys....................................... 1,000 lb.. 15,305 18,441 6,919 15,448 23,133
value.. 9.9 12.0 4.6 10.2 16.8
Tin....................................................... 1,000 lb.. 8,113 9,947 9,895 8,275 11,422
value.. 8.1 10.1 9.0 7.5 10.9
Zinc................................................... 1,000 lb.. 37,139 25,257 35,848 31,111 44,907
value.. 4.0 2.7 3.3 2.9 5.4
Coal-tar products.............. ........................... value.. 5.4 5.6 4.3 3.9 3.9
Industrial chemicals.......................................value.. 9.0 7.4 6.1 6.0 5.8
Fertilizers and materials......................1,000 short tons.. 77 215 168 128 132
value.. 3.1 7.5 6.3 4.9 5.0
All other semimanufactures3 ............................... value.. 47.8 52.2 47.0 37.2 42.5

Finished manufactures....................................value.. 458.4 456.3 364.2 324.2 293.9

Leather manufactures......................................value.. 10.1 9.3 7.2 5.1 4.0
Essential or distilled oils...............................value.. 1.5 1.9 1.7 1.3 1.7
Cotton cloth........................................ 1,000 sq. yd.. 27,671 20,349 8,078 11,795 10,208
value.. 5.5 4.1 2.3 3.2 2.9
Other cotton manufactures.......... .........................value.. 16.5 13.7 8.6 9.3 8.1
Burlap ..................................................1,000 yd.. 56,138 76,141 62,617 70,910 71,349
1,000 lb.. 31,542 44,269 36,250 40,641 41,253
value.. 5.2 7.4 5.8 6.3 6.7
Flax, hemp and ramie manufactures....................... .....value.. 3.3 3.0 2.9 2.3 2.5
Wool manufactures............................................. value.. 16.1 16.4 11.1 10.9 11.3
Silk manufactures.........................................value.. 7.4 7.1 6.6 4.8 4.7
Shingles............................ ..........1,000 squares.. 215 91 279 178 159
value.. 2.2 0.9 2.5 1.6 1.6
Newsprint ....................................... 1,000 short tons.. 460 462 440 407 435
value.. 58.9 58.8 55.2 51.3 54.8
Other paper manufactures....................................value.. 7.2 7.6 6.1 5.0 4.9
Pottery.................. .................... ..............value.. 5.3 6.3 5.3 3.9 3.7

See footnotes at end of table.




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


onomic c a dity October September October Monthly average
Economic class and commodity 1959 1959 1958
1958 1957

Finished manufactures-Continued
Steel mill products........................................value.. 31.7 31.2 16.4 13.4 14.7
Iron and steel advanced manufactures........................value.. 10.3 10.0 7.0 6.4 6.1
Agricultural machinery and implements.......................value.. 12.4 8.8 8.9 10.2 6.6
Automobiles and parts.......................................value.. 63.9 63.7 50.6 46.0 28.1
Other machinery............................................value.. 46.4 44.6 32.6 28.8 28,I
Vehicles, except automobiles................................value.. 10.2 9.4 8.6 10.5 8.0
Photographic goods...................... .....................value.. 4.4 4.8 4.2 3.4 3.3
Scientific and professional instruments.....................value.. 3.4 3.5 2.8 2.4 2.2
Musical instruments and parts..... .......................value.. 3.3 3.3 2.0 1.6 1.7
Toys and sporting goods...................................value.. 5.4 6.1 4.7 3.4 3.5
Watches and watch movements, except parts.................... value.. 7.0 6.0 6.2 3.9 4.7
American goods returned.....................................value.. 21.2 26.4 18.5 16.6 15.8
All other finished manufactures ...........................value.. 87.6 90.1 75.6 64"4 64.1
Estimated value $1499 formal and $1-250 informal entry
shipments'..............................................value.. 11.9 12.0 10.9 8.3 ,
*Indicates less than $50,000.
lSee footnote one on front page of this report.
TIncludes the actual weight of carbonized wool.
3For an explanation of the sampling procedures, see "Effect of Sampling" on front page.




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