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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMME E
Frederick H. Mueller, Secretary


BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Robert W. Burgess, Director


UNITED STATES FOREIGWM4AcE

SUMMARY REPORT SEPTEMBER 1959 FOR RELEASE
FT 930-I November 10, 1059


IMPORT TRADE BY COMMODITY


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that the increase in United States
imports for consumption from $1,190.7 million in
August to the record total of $1,348.7 million in
September, a gain of about 13 percent, reflected sub-
stantial increases in imports of all of the economic
classes of commodities. September 1959 imports for
consumption were at a level about 26 percent higher
than those of September 1958 when the total was
$1,071.7 million.
It was pointed out by the Bureau that the imports
for consumption total for the first three quarters of
1959 (January--September) amounted to $11,089.1 million
and represented an increase of about 19 percent over
the January -- September 1958 total $9,314.4 million.
The increase in imports of finished manufactures
from $403.1 million in August to $456.3 million in
September was largely the result of small advances in
imports of many of the individual items included in
the class. The more noticeable of these were as
follows: automobiles and parts, from $58.2 to $63.7
million; newsprint, from $54.9 to $58.8 million; and


1In anticipation of the longshoremen's strike which started
October 1, sa import entries which would have normally 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 "inflated" the September import
figures is not available.


American goods returned, from 3$1."- to $26.4 million,
Imports of crude foodstuffs, boosted by a sizable in-
crease in imports of coffee, from $99.5 to $136.7 mil-
lion, and a lesser rise in imports of cocoa beans, from
$9.4 to $14.4 million, rose from $144.9 to $190.6 mil-
lion. The increase in imports of manufactured f.u.i-
stuffs from $137.0 to $162.9 million was due in part to
gains in imports of meat products, from $34.9 to $41.7
million, and whisky, from $14.4 to $18.7 million.
During the period, imports of semimanufactures
climbed from $253.8 to $274.3 million. This increase
was largely the result of increases in imports of
copper, from $14.4 to $25.4 million; gas and fuel oil,
from $25.9 to $32.3 million; tin, from $6.7 to $10.1
million; and iron and steel semimanufactures, from
$20.0 to $23.3 million. However, imports of aluminum,
also included in this economic class, dropped from
$18.3 to $10.5 million. In spite of appreciable de-
clines in imports of unmanufactured cotton, from $16.5
to $3.5 million, and r'.:u'h or uncut c'ia ..,..r from
$10.0 to $5.1 million, i;ports of crude materials rose
from $251.8 to $264.6 million. The over-all increase
in the dollar value of imports of this economic class
resulted primarily from small increases in imports of
most of the other commodities included in the class.
The more noticeable of these were iron ore and concen-
trates, from $27.6 to $33.6 million; tin, from $0.1 to
$5.5 million; wool, from $8.3 to $12.8 million; hides
and skins, from $5.6 to $9.2 million; and crude rubber
from $32.2 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 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 allimports 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-ODC


Prepared In the Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division
For sale by the Bureau of the Census, Washlngton 25, D. C. Price 10t, annual subscription $1.00
for both PT 930-E and PT 930-1


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UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
SEPTEMBER 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 195q 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 orf unrounded figures, hence may vary
slightly from sum of rounded amounts. See the "Explanatiojn of Statistics" for information on sampling procedures and effect
thereof on data shown.)


Economic class and commodity


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

Free ................................... ...............valle..

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

Crude materials............................................v3ue..

Hides and skins..............................................value..
Undressed furs......................................... .... value..
Crude rubber .........................................1,000,000 lb..
value..
Copra ....................................................1,000 lb..
value..
Tobacco, uinmanufactured ..................................1,000 lb..
value..
Cotton, unmanufactured...................................1,000 lb..
value..
Jute ard jute butts .................................... long tons..
value..
Sisal anu henequen......................................long tons..
value..
Wool, unmanufactured, free.........(1,000,030 lb.)..actual weight..
clean contenta.
value..
Wool, unmanufactured, dutiable.....(1,000,00J 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.........................1,00) long tons..
value..
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 lb..
value..
Other nonferrous ores and concentrates......................value..
All other crude materials3 ..................................value..

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

FiTh 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 foodstuffs ................................. value..

See footnotes at end of table.


September
1959


1,348.7


August
1959


1,190.7


September


1,071.7


Monthly average

1958 1957


1,061.2


1,079.2


553.8 459.6 413.4 444.6 503.0

797.8 "31.1 658.3 616.6 576.2

264. r 251.8 238.8 230.2 267.6

9.2 5.b 3.5 4.5 4.1
4.3 3.0 3.9 6.7 6.6
1lC 102 93 89 104
35.3 32.2 20.4 20.9 29.4
61.589 67,012 65,239 50,102 53,713
5.4 b.4 5.1 4.0 3.4
11,698 13,324 12,32t 11,548 10,345
8.9 9.- 9.3 8.7 8.0
19,218 53,145 22,128 12,190 13,692
3.5 16.5 4.0 2.5 5.2
4,068 2, 54 177 3,121 4,977
0.4 0.3 (*) 0.7 1.2
11,773 10,868 8,140 16,306 10,409
1.8 1.8 1.1 1.4 1.5
23 16 13 13 14
18 12 10 10 10
12.8 8.3 5.8 6.6 8.5
10 10 7 9 10
7 7 5 6 7
7.9 6.4 5.5 7.1 9..
149 104 148 114 147
3.3 2.8 3.4 2.4 3.0
31,803 29,644 33,552 31,977 32,150
69.6 60.8 80.5 78.3 81.7
133 166 105 94 83
5.1 10.0 8.0 6.0 6.4
1,013 536 992 839 1,051
5.2 2.8 3.7 3.3 4.3
3,902 3,182 2,863 2,294 2,806
33.6 27.6 24.1 19.3 23.8
6.4 8.7 10.3 11.4 18.5
4,197 15,007 5,041 16,884 18,994
1.3 4.3 1.2 3.8 5.5
7,390 11,291 46,414 40,377 39,676
0.7 1.0 3.6 4.3 5.3
2,454 61 ... 55 8
5.5 0.1 () 0.9 ()
13,641 62,270 217,3d2 90,236 113,656
0.7 2.4 8.8 4.3 7.4
5.9 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.0
3'.7 29.0 30.3 26.9 28.7

10. 144.9 137.3 161.4 168.4


53, 48
12.9
22
2.6-
3.4
1.2

4,-5
5.?
42
14.4
403
13b.7
7,264
3.4
3,339
0.3
9.3


47,4 70
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


47,370
13.6
93
12.2
2.3
0.9
3,744
5.3
14
6.2
196
83.5
7,278
3.4
4,168
1.0
8.8


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
8.1










UNITED STATES IMPORTS FOR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDkI-F, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
SEPTEMBER 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS--Continued


Monthly average
Economic class and commodity September August September
Economic lass and 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 foodstuffs 3.........................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 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 manuractures..........................................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.


162.9


137.0


131.1


125.4


106.0


107,903 87,863 82,966 70,817 34,084
41.7 34.9 31.1 27.9 15.3
6,724 3,614 4,197 4,645 4,240
3.5 1.8 2.0 2.3 2.2
42,185 38,442 45,321 39,886 37,175
12.8 11.0 12.0 11.0 10.6
1.0 1.0 1.6 1.8 1.7
913 875 777 772 690
50.5 48.3 43.5 43.3 38.3
23,884 25,829 14,763 28,698 20,076
3.0 3.0 1.9 3.7 3.3
18.7 14.4 15.3 13.2 12.5
31.6 22.6 23.7 22.2 22.2

274.3 253.8 236.8 220.1 243.3

4.5 4.2 2.7 2.6 2.6
353 350 176 200 208
0.6 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.6
4.9 4.6 4.8 4.1 4.2
11,744 8,396 4,117 9,300 10,296
1.0 0.7 0.3 0.7 0.8
5.0 5.2 3.4 3.7 4.0
315 372 391 283 245
27.2 31.1 30.7 21.8 20.2
192 190 194 175 175
24.5 25.2 24.7 23.1 22.8
15,925 12,523 14,333 17,566 15,431
32.3 25.9 34.0 41.6 41.4
52,007 47,297 61,630 43,706 46,670
5.0 4.4 6.0 4.0 4.2
101 55 69 60 51
9.3 5.8 7.1 5.7 5.5
23.3 20.0 9.5 7.5 4.8
10.5 18.3 22.5 11.8 10.8
84 47 17 56 79
25.4 14.4 4.2 13.7 23.7
21,308 40,123 77,352 61,166 56,519
3.4 5.0 7.6 6.6 7.6
18,441 19,652 22,781 15,448 23,133
12.0 12.7 14.5 10.2 16.8
9,947 6,783 8,899 8,275 11,422
10.1 6.7 8.2 7.5 10.9
25,257 17.538 41,941 31,111 44,907
2.7 1.8 3.9 2.9 5.4
5.6 5.2 3.4 3.9 3.9
7.4 7.7 5.6 6.0 5.8
215 234 154 128 132
7.5 6.5 6.4 4.9 5.0
52.2 47.5 36.8 37.2 42.5

456.3 403.1 327.8 324.2 293.9


9.3
1.9
20,349
4.1
13.7
76,141
44,269
7.4
3.0
16.4
7.1
91
0.9
462
58.8
7.6
6.3


9.1
1.3
17,244
3.4

76,841
45,399
7.1
2.2
15.1
6.7
62
0.7
434
54.9
6.2
4.8


6.5
1.4
11,406
3.1
10.8
81,674
47,630
7.4
2.8
8.8
5.6
221
2.0
392
48.7
5.0
4.5


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 FrR CONSUMPTION OF MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND
SEPTEMBER 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS--Continued


LEADING COMMODITIES


September August September Monthly average
Economic class and commodity 1959 1959 1958
9 199 18 1958 1957

Finished manrfac tures--Continued
Steel mill products.........................................value.. 31.2 29.1 13.6 13.4 14.7
Iron and steel advanced mnLufact'ures........................value.. 10.0 8.5 5.9 6.4 6.1
Agricultural machinery and impltments......................value.. 8.8 9. 6.3 10.2 6.6
Automobiles and parts....................................... value.. 63.7 58.2 41.8 46.0 28.1
Other macninery.............................................value.. 44.o 37.9 28.2 28.8 28.1
Vehicles, except autom-.bi i~ ................................value.. 9.4 9.6 17.9 10.5 8.0
Photographic goods ..........................................value.. 4.3 4.7 3.6 3.4 3.3
Scientific and professional instruments.....................value.. 3.5 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.2
Musical instruments and parts...............................value.. 3.3 2.3 1.8 1.6 1.7
Toys and sporting goods..................................... value.. 6.1 5.1 4.2 3.4 3.5
Watches and watch movements, except parts...................value.. 6.0 4.3 5.2 3.9 4.7
American goods returned.....................................value.. 26.. 18.8 19.8 16.6 15.8
All other finished manufactures ............................ value.. 90.1 76.2 62.5 64.4 64.1
Estimated value $1-499 formal r.d $1-$250 informal entry
shipments ................................................. 12. 10. 7.9 8.3


*Indicates less than $50,000.
1See footnote one on 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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