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U.S. foreign trade;
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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Lewis L. Strauss, Secretary Robert W. Burgess, Director





UNITED STATES FOREIGN TRADE


S-MIM REPORT FOR RELEASE
PT 930-1 FEBRUARY 1959 April 8, 1959


EXPORT TRADE BY CCISDDITY

The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, announced today that the decline in United States exports of
domestic merchandise from $1,384.8 million in January to $1,266.0 million in February, a decrease of about nine per-
cent, reflected decreases in exports of all of the economic classes of commodities. February exports of domestic
a rehandise were about five percent less than the February 1958 total of $1,334.0 million. These figures Include
M.S.P. (military) shipments. With M.S.P. (military) shipments excluded, domestic merchandise exports during February
were valued at $1,169.3 million, eight percent less than the January total of $1,270.3 million, and about five per-
went less than the February 1958 total of $1,234.5 million.

Exports of finished manufactures fell from $843.6 million in January to $803.3 million in February as notice-
able decreases occurred in exports of nonmilitary merchant ships from $19.1 to $0.8 million; aircraft, parts and
accessories, from $66.0 to $54.2 million; and ammunition, components and parts, from $13.2 to $7.6 million. Declines
in exports of coal, from $33.6 to $24.8 million; unmanufactured tobacco, from $20.1 to $12.0 million; and oil seeds
from $23.2 to $19.9 million largely accounted for the drop in exports of crude materials from $143.4 to $113.3
million.
During the period, a substantial decrease in exports of wheat, from $59.8 to $48.6 million was the main
factor figuring in the decrease in exports of crude foodstuffs from $130.0 to $107.8 million. Exports of semimanu-
faotures fell from $189.2 million in January to $175.8 million in February. The lower level of exports in this eco-
nuoic class was due primarily to small decreases in exports of most of the individual items included in the class.
The more noticeable of these were decreases in exports of semimanufactured vegetable oils and fats, from $7.8 to
$2.2 million and gas and fuel oil, from $10.4 to $7.5 million. Exports of manufactured foodstuffs fell from $78.6
to $65.8 million reflecting in part decreases in exports of refined vegetable oils, fats and waxes from $8.3 to
$3.3 million and wheat flour, from $9.5 to $5.6 million.

EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS

COVERAGE: Export statistics include government as well as non-government shipments to foreign countries. The
export statistics, therefore, include Mutual Security Program military aid, Mutual Security Program economic aid and
Department of the Army Civilian Supply shipments. Separate figures f9r Mutual Security Program military aid are
shown in the footnotes of this report. Shipments to United States armed forces and diplomatic missions abroad for
their own use are excluded from export statistics. United States trade with Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and United States
possessions Is not included in this report, but the export trade of Puerto Rico and Hawaii with foreign countries is
included as a part of the United States export trade. Merchandise shipped in transit through the United States be-
tween foreign countries is not included in exports.
VALUATION: The valuation definition used in the export statistics is the value at the seaport, border point,
or airport of exportation. It is based on the selling price (or cost if not sold) and includes inland freight, in-
surance, and other 'iaFargeto the port of exportation. Transportation and other costs beyond the United States port
of exportation are excluded. However, in some instances the valuation may not be reported in accordance with this
definition, particularly where the export value is difficult to determine or must be estimated. None of the values
have been adjusted for changes in price level.
EFFECT OF SAMPLING: The value of export shipments individually valued at $100 to $499 (about five percent of
total export value) is estimated by sampling. The estimated values are distributed among the individual commodity
totals shown in the table. The probable variability in the export figures due to sampling is less than two percent
of the individual totals shown, or less than $50,000. The largest variation from rounding of figures is $50,000.
For further information regarding the sampling procedures, see the September 1953, February 1954, January and June
1956 issues of Foreign Trade Statistics Notes.

Further information regarding coverage, valuation, etc,, is contained in the "General Explanation" in foreword of
Report No. FT 410. For complete statement, see foreword in Foreign Camerce and Navigation of the United States.

Prepared in the Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division
Fobr sale by the Bureau of the Census, Washington 25, D. C. Price 10$, annual subscription $1.00,
for both FT 930-E and FT 930-1.
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UNITED STATES XPRTS OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING C(MMDITIES: FEIBAR! 1959
AND SELECTED PERIODS
(Quantity in units indicated; value in millions of dollar. Figures for 1959 are as originally issued and. have not been
revised to include published corrections. Figures for 1958 include revisions published with the Dembeet 1958 re-
ports, 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 "Explanation of Statistics" for information On sMplin
procedures and effect thereof on data shown.)



February January Februaryly ge
1oonomic class and commodity 1959 1959 1958

1958 1997


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

Crude materials.......................................value..
Hides and skins, raw, except furs...................value..
Aninal and fish oils and greases, inedible.......1,000 lb..
value..
Oil seeds..........................................value..
Tobacco, unmanufactured......................... 1,000 lb..
value..
Cotton, umainnufactured........................1,000 bales..
value..
Coal.........................................1,000 s.tons..
value..
Crude petroleum................................. 1,000 bbl..
value..
All other crude materials............................value..

Crude foodstuffs .................................value..
Corn.............................................1,000 bu..
value..
Wheat............................................1,000 bu..
value..
Other grains........................................value..
Vegetables, fresh or dried.......................1,000 lb..
value..
Fruits, fresh or frozen..........................1,000 lb..
value..
Crude foodstuffs exported for relief or charity by
individuals and private agencies...................value..
All other crude foodstuffs..........................value..

Manufactured foodstuffs..........................value..
Meat and meat products...........................1,000 lb..
value..
Lard.............................................1,000 lb..
value..
Dairy products...................................1,000 lb..
value..
Fish, canned, prepared, etc..................... 1,000 lb..
value..
Milled rice..................................1,000,000 lb..
value..
Wheat flour.....................................1,000 cvt..
value..
Vegetables, canned and prepared.....................value..
Fruits, dried and evaporated .....................1,000 lb..
value..
Canned fruits....................................1,000 lb..
value..
Fruit Juices, canned and frozen.................1,000 gal..
value..
Vegetable oils, fats and waxes, refined..........1,000 lb..
value..
Sugar and related products..........................value..
Manufactured foodstuffs exported for relief or charity
by individuals and private agencies................value..
All other manufactured foodstuffs...................value..

Semianufactures, exclusive of Special Category
Type 1 ..........................................value..
Leather.............................................value..
Synthetic rubber.................................1,000 lb..
value..
Naval stores, gums and resins.......................value..
Vegetable oils and fats.......................... 1,000 lb..
value..
Cotton seamianufactures..........................1,000 lb..
value..
Wool semimanufacturea............................1,000 lb..
value..


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113.3 143.4 160.1 178.0 259.2
4.1 3.9 4.9 4.6 5.6
85,016 119,609 97,496 92,402 114,861
7.2 10.1 8.6 8.0 10.0
19.9 23.2 10.1 18.0 20.5
17,019 27,469 23,096 40,195 41,746
12.0 20.1 16.6 29.5 29.9
228 250 462 398 602
26.5 30.0 66.7 55.1 88.3
2,454 3,323 3,144 4,380 6,731
24.8 33.6 33.4 43.8 69.1
97 352 213 361 4,187
0.2 1.1 0.7 1.2 14.4
18.6 21.5 19.0 17.8 21.4

107.8 130.0 89.4 106.7 111.0
16,651 16,362 15,980 14,942 14,833
22.3 21.5 21.2 19.6 20.9
28,410 35,427 22,479 27,484 34,664
48.6 59.8 39.9 47.5 61.2
21.2 31.0 11.1 20.0 9.0
111,086 116,636 84,464 118,444 117,439
6.1 6.0 4.7 6.1 5.7
85,430 90,838 112,781 110,949 133,813
5.6 6.3 8.9 8.9 9.1

0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 (**)
3.8 5.2 3.5 4.3 5.1

65.8 78.6 79.8 91.8 96.9
21,745 26,297 17,540 19,702 32a757
6.7 8.4 5.5 6.9 9.2
56,521 42,149 36,246 32,212 41,781
5.9 5.0 4.7 4.3 6.2
15,736 26,860 30,677 39,530 46,895
4.0 5.4 7.9 8.4 10.0
3,317 2,401 2,769 3,437 ----. 5,807
1.0 0.8 0.8 1.3 1.4
55 69 110 103 133
4.2 5.3 8.5 8.0 10.1
1,442 2,384 2,020 2,259 2,207
5.6 9.5 8.6 9.6 9.4
3.2 2.8 3.1 3.6 3.8
7,003 6,776 33,346 16,305 17,198
1.9 1.9 5.9 3.4 3.0
19,657 9,613 22,779 30,514 26,313
3.1 1.7 3.4 4.7 3.9
2,340 2,561 3,570 3,024 3,134
3.6 3.5 3.6 3.9 3.3
22,387 58,823 28,193 66,807 42,901
3.3 8.3 5.1 10.6 7.2
2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0 2.3

9.1 10.4 10.1 12.5 (*)
12.1 13.8 10.5 12.4 27.0


175.8 189.2 167.9 189.6 270.2


1.7
36,160
9.7
2.5
18,379
2.2
22,823
3.5
9,639
1.5


1.9
39,787
10.8
2.5
70,071
7.8
25,491
3.9
9,206
1.4


1.6
32,625
8.7
2.6
10,627
1.7
19,217
3.2
10,737
2.1


2.1
36,716
9.8
3.0
28,801
3.5
24,573
3.8
9,392
1.7


1.8
38,335
10.2
3.5
69,707
9.8
27,406
5.0
13,327
2.4


See footnotes at end of table.









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UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING CCMIMODTIES: FEBRUARY 1959
AND SELECTED PERIODS-Continued


Monthly average
Economic class and commodity February January February
1959 1959 1958
1958 1957

Semimanufactures, exclusive of Special Category Type 16-Continued
Rayon, nylon and other man-made textile
semiamnufactures..........................................1,000 lb.. 8,447 8,724 8,022 9,105 8,956
value.. 6.2 7.0 6.2 7.1 6.6
Sawaill products........................................1,000 bd.ft.. 45,213 48,454 46,258 60,596 68,903
value.. 5.2 5.3 5.0 6.5 7.4
Wood pulp..............................................1,000 s.tons.. 43 53 44 43 52
value.. 6.5 7.8 6.6 6.5 8.0
Gas and fuel oil..........................................1,000 bbl.. 2,881 4,128 2,703 3,313 6,496
value.. 7.5 10.4 9.4 9.8 23.2
Sulfur................................................ 1,000 l.tons.. 123 67 103 131 132
value.. 3.0 1.7 2.6 3.3 3.7
Steel mill products, semifinished.............................value.. 0.2 0.3 1.1 1.3 6.7
Iron and steel bars, including bar size shapes............1,000 lb.. 15,933 13,111 15,897 20,516 35,772
value.. 1.6 1.4 1.6 2.0 3.1
Iron and steel plates, sheets and strips...................1,000 lb.. 106,445 129,578 142,033 157,053 276,051
value.. 11.5 13.8 13.8 15.0 25.6
Tin mill products, including tin mill black plate.......... 1,000 lb.. 83,175 91,175 70,497 82,467 133,750
value.. 6.7 7.4 5.6 6.5 12.2
Other iron and steel semimanufactures........................ value.. 10.2 8.9 10.7 10.3 34.2
Aluminum semimanufactures.....................................value.. 5.5 3.6 2.3 3.6 3.1
Copper semimanufatures.......................................value.. 12.3 13.4 9.0 16.9 20.2
Coal-tar and other cyclic chemical products...................value.. 8.2 9.4 8.5 8.4 7.6
Plastics and resin materials...............................1,000 lb.. 51,342 50,513 39,380 46,907 41,112
value.. 19.0 18.9 14.5 17.4 15.6
Industrial chemicals, exclusive of Special Category Type 16.. .value.. 17.8 18.4 18.7 17.9 18.4
Pigments...................................................1,000 lb.. 45,873 59,419 48,632 52,026 56,000
value.. 4.6 5.7 4.5 5.0 5.9
Nitrogenous fertilizer materials...........................1,000 lb.. 244,868 107,731 161,068 106,124 179,727
value.. 5.6 2.9 3.3 3.0 4.0
All other semimanufactures, excl. Special Category Type 16 ....value.. 722.9 724.6 724.5 725.2 732.1

Finished manufactures......................................value.. 803.3 843.6 836.8 908.3 985.3
Truck, bus, and automobile tires (casings), new...........thousands.. 75 101 97 102 8146
value.. 3.8 4.6 4.2 4.7 85.3
Other rubber manufactures.....................................value.. 8.0 7.7 7.5 7.8 8.7
Cigarettes.................................................millions.. 1,428 1,350 1,256 1,506 1,416
value.. 6.1 5.7 5.2 6.4 5.6
Other tobacco manufactures....................................value.. 0.7 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.5
Cotton cloth........................................... 1,000 sq.yd.. 933 974 942,403 945,125 '41,746 45,652
value.. '9.8 '10.6 9ll.5 ll1.3 12.3
u.Pither cotton.manufactures ....................................value.. 6.6 6.1 8.3 8.1 8.7
Wool manufactures.............................................value.. 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7
Rayon, nylon and other man-made textile manufactures..........value.. 10.6 10.7 12.3 12.4 14.5
Other textile manufactures....................................value.. 4.2 4.5 4.3 4.8 5.1
Wood manufactures, advanced...................................value.. 2.0 2.4 2.8 2.6 2.7
Paper and manufactures........................................value.. 16.7 19.3 16.4 18.3 18.4
Motor fuel and gasoline, including jet fuels (all types)......value.. 8.6 7.5 8.2 10.9 16.1
Lubricating oil.............................................. value.. 13.0 14.0 14.4 15.5 16.2
Glass and products............................................value.. 6.2 6.3 5.6 6.6 6.7
Steel mill manufactures...................................... value.. 13.5 L3.1 26.3 19.9 32.0
Metal manufactures, n.e.c.....................................value.. 33.4 33.5 36.5 40.0 43.1
Electric household refrigerators and freezers................number.. 29,303 24,426 29,542 32,383 31,716
value.. 4.6 4.0 4.6 4.9 5.0
Radio and television apparatus................................value.. 20.4 20.6 18.5 23.3 20.9
Other electrical machinery and apparatus...................... value.. 46.8 45.6 49.0 55.7 59.9
Power generating machinery, n.e.c.............................valie.. 22.1 20.6 18.8 18.9 19.7
Construction, excavating, mining and related machinery........value.. 50.6 49.4 57.0 57.9 74.5
Machine tools (including metal-forming machine tools) and
parts, exclusive of Special Category Type 16.................value.. 11.5 15.1 11.2 14.4
Metalworking machines and parts, except machine 26.2
tools and parts..............................................value.. 13.9 14.1 7.7 13.8
Textile, sewing and shoe machinery........................... value.. 7.0 7.8 8.1 7.9 10.4
Other industrial machinery and parts..........................value.. 62.5 65.1 71.9 75.6 77.8
Office, accounting, and computing machines and parts..........value.. 12.6 12.2 9.4 11.1 1010.6
Agricultural machines, implements and parts................... value.. 10.8 8.5 10.0 10.3 11.1
Tractors.....................................................number.. 6,184 3,515 4,611 4,183 4,392
valu-.. 15.6 13.1 16.1 15.8 20.7
Tractor parts and accessories.................................value.. 10.1 9.2 11.0 10.1 11.0

See footnotes at end of table.




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UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIS: FEBRUA 1959
AND SELECTED PERIODS--Continued


Monthly avzre
Economic class and commodity February January February
1959 1959 1958
1958 1957

Finished manufactures-Continued
Motor trucks and busses, commercial (new) .................... number.. 10,282 12,395 10,472 12,200 16,040
value.. 22.4 22.6 22.9 24.5 36.2
Passenger cars, nonmilitary (new) ............................number.. 10,290 10,897 11,913 10,146 11.923
value.. 22.7 25.1 26.5 21.5 25.1
Automobile parts for assembly and replacement.................value.. 42.9 42.1 37.9 39.3 42.0
Military automobiles, trucks, busses, trailers, parts,
accessories and service equipment; commercial maintenance
and repair trucks (new)......................................value.. 12.6 10.0 17.3 18.1 14.3
Aircraft, parts and accessories...............................value.. 54.2 66.0 91.2 81.0 85.7
Merchant ships, nonmilitary, n.e.c...........................number.. 7 8 18 11 2
value.. 0.8 19.1 2.9 5.7 8.1
Railway transportation equipment..............................value.. 7.8 12.1 12.0 17.4 12.1
Antibiotics...................................................value.. 5.4 5.1 5.6 5.5 6.9
Other medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations...............value.. 18.1 17.1 17.2 17.7 16.6
Soap and toilet preparations..................................value.. 1.6 1.9 1.4 1.8 2.0
Small arms, machine guns., parts and accessories, n.e.o........value.. 1.5 3.0 2.5 6.4 3.1
Ammunition, components and parts..............................value.. 7.6 13.2 4.3 15.6 17.5
Special Category Type 16......................................value.. 60.3 53.2 23.2 42.2 37.9
All other finished manufactures, exclusive of Special
Category Type 16.............................................value.. 113.1 120.9 113.5 121.1 133.2

"Data for periods prior to January 1958 not available. IIncludes $96.7 million of Military Mutual Security Pro-
gram shipments (S41.3 million to Western Europe). 2Includes $114.5 million of Military Mutual Seeurity Program
shipments ($42.8 million to Western Europe). 3Includes $99.5 million of Military Mutual Security Program ahip-
ments ( Z47.0 million to Western Europe). 41ncludea $128.6 million of Military Mutual Security Program ahlimnte
($58.6 million to Western Europe). 5Includes $113.0 million of Military Mutual Security Program shipments
( $59.4 million to Western Europe). 5See the April 1958 issue of Foreign Trade Statistics Notes for explanation of
Special Categories and list of commodities included. 7For security reasons, data on exports of all forms of uranitl,
thorium, and special nuclear material (Schedule B commodity numbers 62510-62590) are excluded from export statistics.
8Data for periods prior to January 1958 also include new and used motorcycle tires and used truck, bus, and automobile
tires. 9'ncludes data for Schedule B commodity numbers 30399 and 30855, converted to square yards on the baste of
four square yards per pound; and B number 30610, converted to square yards on the basis of three square yard per pound.
10Data for periods prior to January 1958 do not include exports of electronic computers and parts.















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