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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Frederick H. Mueller, Secretary


UNITED STATES


SUMMARY REPORT
FT 930-I


NOVEMBER 1959


FOR RELEASE
January 6, 1960


IMPORT TRADE BY COMMODITY


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that the increase in United States
imports for consumption from $1,214.6 millionI in
October to $1,262.5 million in November, a gain of
about four percent, reflected noticeable gains in
imports of semimanufactures, crude foodstuffs, and
finished manufactures which were partly offset by de-
clines in imports of crude materials and manufactured
foodstuffs. November imports for consumption were
about 16 percent higher than the November 1958 total
of $1,084.8 million.

The Bureau pointed out that for the first eleven
months of 1959 total imports for consumption amounted
to $13,566.1 million, a level about 17 percent higher
than the $11,552.5 million in imports for consumption
reported for the corresponding period of 1958.



11n anticipation of the longshoremen's strike which started
October 1, scse import entries which normal would have been
filed in October and included in October statistics were filed
in September and included in September statistics. Information
on the extent to which this affected the October import figures
is not available.


Imports of semimanufactures rose from $256.9
million in October to $299.5 million in November.
The bulk of this increase was accounted for by gains
in imports of copper, from $16.5 to $36.6 million;
iron and steel semimanufactures, from $24.9 to $40.9
million; and gas and fuel oil, from $28.2 to $43.4
million. Increases in imports of coffee, from $65.7
to $74.5 million and cocoa beans, from $5.9 to $10.2
million, largely accounted for the rise in imports of
crude foodstuffs from $113.6 to $129.2 million.
Imports of finished manufactures rose from $458.4 to
$471.1 million as small increases were reported in
imports of most of the individual commodities in-
cluded in this class. The more noticeable of these
were steel mill products, from $31.7 to $35.1 mil-
lion, and burlap, from $5.2 to $8.0 million.

Meanwhile, imports of crude materials fell from
$267.4 to $252.8 million reflecting decreases in im-
ports of unmanufactured wool, from $11.2 to $6.1 mil-
lion; crude petroleum, from $75.1 to $68.2 million;
and zinc, from $6.9 to $2.0 million. Imports of
Manufactured foodstuffs fell from $118.3 to $109.9
million owing chiefly to declines in imports of sug a-,
from $22.9 to $17.9 million, and meat products, from
$27.0 to $23.0 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 pot 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 930-1.

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.


USCON--C


BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Robert W. Burgess, Director


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UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR Ci''JNSUHPTIN OF .-MERCHAIDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLAE.S AJND LEADING COMMODITIES:
IJ1,EMBER 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS
(Quantity in units indicated; value in millions of dollars. Imports for consumption are total of imports for immediate con-
suniption plus withdrawals for consumption 'rom bon~j-1 wu.rehouses. Figures for 1959 -re 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 revision published during 1959. Totals represent slm or inrounded figures, hence may vary
slightly from sum of rounded amounts. See the "Explanation of St-tic.tic" for information or, sampling procedures and effect
thereof on data snown.)


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 Ib..
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 content2..
value..
Wool, unmanufactured, dutiable.....(1,000,000 lb.)..actual weight..
clean content ..
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 Ib..
value..
Lead (lead content)................................... 1,000 b..
value..
Tin (tin content).......................................long tons..
value..
Zinc (zinc content)...................................1,000 lb..
value..
Other nonferrous ores and concentrates......................value..
Allother crude materials ...................................value..

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

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

See footnotes at end of table.


No ember
1959


I1,2C2 .5


October
1959


'1,214.6


November
1Q58


1, 04 g


Monthly average

1958 1957


1,061.2 1,079.2


4C9.5 455.0 43r0.8 444.6 503.0

'93.0 759.5 654.0 616.6 576.2

252.8 267.4 222.7 230.2 267.6

5.9 6.4 4.0 4.5 4.1
4.6 3.1 3.3 6.7 6.6
110 109 94 89 104
37.5 37.2 22.7 20.9 29.4
88,552 65,504 49,159 50,102 53,713
7.9 5.8 4.0 4.0 3.4
12,719 14,140 11,609 11,548 10,345
9.6 10.7 8.6 8.7 8.0
7,303 7,092 6,090 12,190 13,692
0.3 0.5 0.3 2.5 5.2
5,194 2,744 958 3,121 4,977
0.8 0.3 0.2 0.7 1.2
9,410 8,253 8,566 16,306 10,409
1.5 1.3 1.9 1.4 1.5
12 21 18 13 14
9 16 14 10 10
6.1 11.2 7.8 6.6 8.5
9 10 11 9 10
6 7 7 6 7
5.9 6.8 7.8 7.1 9.3
93 130 71 114 147
1.9 2.9 1.3 2.4 3.0
30,272 33,882 31,568 31,977 32,150
68.2 75.1 78.1 78.3 81.7
179 179 117 94 83
8.0 10.7 7.0 6.0 6.4
920 966 732 839 1,051
4.5 4.1 3.8 3.3 4.3
3,815 3,899 2,138 2,294 2,806
34.0 35.5 18.5 19.3 23.8
11.4 7.4 8.4 11.4 18.5
416 4,335 11,824 16,884 18,994
0.1 1.3 3.2 3.8 5.5
24,671 33,097 60,585 40,377 39,676
1.9 3.5 5.9 4.3 5.3
430 334 74 455 8
1.0 0.8 0.1 0.9 (*)
49,407 134,999 69,305 90,236 113,656
2.0 6.9 3.0 4.3 7.4
7.0 6.2 5.7 6.2 6.0
32.3 29.8 27.1 26.9 28.7

129.2 113.6 159.5 161.4 168.4


38,637
12.7
59
6.0
4.8
2.1
4,346
6.1
32
10.2
214
74.5
8,131
4.3
1,692
0.5
8.1


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
1.0
7.4


44,946
12.1
143
16.0
3.3
1.4
3,538
5.1
19
7.5
249
100.6
8,555
4.1
3,494
0.8
8.7


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


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

November October November Monthly average
Economic class and commodity 1959 1959 1958 1
1958 1957

Manufactured foodstuffs..................................value.. 109.9 118.3 128.6 125.4 106.0

Meat products.......................... ...................1,000 lb.. 54,293 66,229 70,796 70,817 34,084
value.. 23.0 27.0 29.1 27.9 15.3
Cheese.................. ............................1,000 lb.. 6,576 4,167 6,277 4,645 4,240
value.. 3.3 2.0 3.0 2.3 2.2
Fish and shellfish canned, prepared, etc.................1,000 Ib.. 48,272 57,930 35,200 39,886 37,175
value.. 13.8 16.3 9.5 11.0 10.6
Fodders and feeds ......................................... value.. 1.4 1.3 1.9 1.8 1.7
Cane sugar......................................... 1,000,000 lb.. 330 409 548 772 690
value.. 17.9 22.9 30.6 43.3 38.3
Molasses................................................1,000 gal.. 16,422 12,893 37,085 28,698 20,076
value.. 2.3 1.6 4.0 3.7 3.3
Whisky ....................................... ...... ... value.. 21.7 21.2 23.1 13.2 12.5
All other manufactured foodstuffs3 .........................value.. 26.6 25.9 27.4 22.2 22.2

Semimanufactures ........................................value.. 299.5 256.9 219.4 220.1 243.3

Leather ................................................value.. 3.8 4.0 3.2 2.6 2.6
Bristles............................................... 1,000 lb.. 302 257 193 200 208
value.. 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.6
Expressed oils, inedible.................................value.. 4.9 4.3 3.4 4.1 4.2
Quebracho............................................... 1,000 lb.. 7,077 8,086 11,930 9,300 10,296
value.. 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.8
Wool semimanufactures.......................................value.. 4.2 4.8 3.1 3.7 4.0
Saved boards, planks, deals, etc.................1,000,000 bd. ft.. 312 319 313 283 245
value.. 26.1 28.1 23.3 21.8 20.2
Wood pulp........................................1,000 short tons.. 233 198 198 175 175
value.. 29.5 25.7 26.0 23.1 22.8
Gas and fuel oil........................................1,000 bbl.. 21,323 13,863 18,139 17,566 15,431
value.. 43.4 28.2 40.2 41.6 41.4
Asbestos...............................................long tons.. 40,429 49,806 43,085 43,706 46,670
value.. 4.0 4.5 4.2 4.0 4.2
Diamonds, cut but not set........................... 1,000 carats.. 60 84 80 60 51
value.. 6.3 7.6 5.4 5.7 5.5
Iron and steel semimanufactures ...........................value.. 40.9 24.9 9.3 7.5 4.8
Aluminum......................... ..........................value.. 10.8 11.4 10.7 11.8 10.8
Copper (copper content)..............................1,000,000 Ib.. 117 55 49 56 79
value.. 36.6 16.5 13.1 13.7 23.7
Lead (lead content).................................... 1,000 lb.. 42,447 48,831 38,177 61,166 56,519
value.. 6.5 8.2 4.4 6.6 7.6
Nickel and alloys.......... ..... .............. .......1,000 lb.. 21,352 15,305 8,186 15,448 23,133
value.. 13.7 9.9 5.1 10.2 16.8
Tin........................................................ 1,000 b.. 6,840 8,113 7,559 8,275 11,422
value.. 6.8 8.1 7.0 7.5 10.9
Zinc.................................................... 1,000 lb.. 22,702 37,139 16,984 31,111 44,907
value.. 2.6 4.0 1.8 2.9 5.4
Coal-tar products.......................................... value.. 3.2 5.4 3.5 3.9 3.9
Industrial chemicals.................................................value.. 7.5 9.0 7.3 6.0 5.8
Fertilizers and materials........................1,000 short tons.. 65 77 64 128 132
value.. 2.7 3.1 2.4 4.9 5.0
All other semimanufactures3 ................................. value.. 44.6 47.8 44.7 37.2 42.5

Finished manufactures.................................... value.. 471.1 458.4 354.6 324.2 293.9

Leather manufactures ...................................value.. 9.7 10.1 5.5 5.1 4.0
Essential or distilled oils.................................value.. 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.7
Cotton cloth ....................................... 1,000 sq. yd.. 33,791 27,671 15,004 11,795 10,208
value.. 6.5 5.5 3.8 3.2 2.9
Other cotton manufactures.................................value.. 13.1 16.5 9.3 9.3 8.1
Burlap................................................... 1,000 yd.. 77,369 56,138 73,591 70,910 71,349
1,000 lb.. 46,980 31,542 42,384 40,641 41,253
value.. 8.0 5.2 6.6 6.3 6.7
Flax, hemp and ramie manufactures.............. .............value.. 3.1 3.3 2.7 2.3 2.5
Wool manufactures ......................................value.. 14.1 16.1 8.9 10.9 11.3
Silk manufactures......................................... value... 7.4 7.4 5.7 4.8 4.7
Shingles............................................ 1,000 squares.. 221 215 193 178 159
value.. 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.6 1.6
Newsprint................................... 1,000 short tons.. 489 460 431 407 435
value.. 60.9 58.9 55.9 51.3 54.8
Other paper manufactures................................... value.. 6.1 7.2 5.0 5.0 4.9
Pottery..... ............ .......................... value.. 5.2 5.3 4.2 3.9 3.7

See footnotes at end of table.







UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND


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3 1262 08587 0656
LEADING COMMODITIES


NOVEMBER 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS-Continued

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

Finished manufactures-ContLnued
Steel mill products .........................................value.. 35.1 31.7 15.7 13.4 14.7
Iron and steel advanced manufactures........................value.. 10.3 10.3 7.6 6.4 6.1
Agricultural machinery and implements.......................value.. 12.6 12.4 7.2 10.2 6.6
Automobiles and parts.....................................value.. 66.3 63.9 48.8 46.0 26.1
Other machinery............................................value.. 48.7 46.4 34.1 28.8 26.1
Vehicles, except automobiles ...............................value.. 12.1 10.2 16.2 10.5 8.0
Photographic goods.........................................value.. 4.6 4.4 4.3 3.4 3.3
Scientific and professional instruments.....................value.. 3.4 3.4 2.9 2.4 2.2
Musical instruments and parts..............................value.. 3.5 3.3 1.9 1.6 1.7
Toys and sporting goods....................................value.. 4.8 5.4 4.1 3.4 3.5
Watches and watch movements, except parts ...................value.. 7.2 7.0 6.3 3.9 4.7
American goods returned ....................................value.. 20.7 21.2 19.0 16.6 15.8
All other finished manufactures3 ...........................value.. 92.7 87.6 67.9 64.4 64-1
Estimated value $1-$99 formal and $1-$250 informal entry
shipments 3................ ............. .............value.. 11.2 11.9 8.0 8.3

*Indicates less than $50,000.
'The October 1959 statistics may have been affected by the longshoremen's strike which began October 1, 1959.
See footnote one on the front page of the September, October and November issues of the 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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