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


BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Robert W. Surqess, Director


s1fMURY REPORT SEPTEMBER 1959 FOR RELEASE
FT. 930-E November 3, 1959


EXPORT TRADE BY COMMODITY


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce an-
nounced today that the increase in United States exports of
demeatic merchandise front $1,384.1 million in August to
Lt,464.2 million in September,' a gain of about six percent,
reflected increases in exports of all of the economic classes
of commodities except crude foodstuffs. The September domes-
tic merchandise export total was about eight percent higher
than the September 1958 total of $1,351.1 million. M.S.P.
(military) shipments are included in these totals.

With K.S.P. (military) shipments excluded, September ex-
ports of domestic merchandise totaled $1,384.5 million, a
level about eight percent more than the August 1959 total of
8t,287.0 million, and about 13 percent more than the September
1958 total of 91,229.5 million.

Exports of crude materials, accounting for more than half
of the over-all increase in domestic merchandise exports be-
Meen August and September, rose from $130.6 to $186.2 million.


ahJabhle reaodf indicate that there m an increase in September in
the amkar of velels loaded during that month but not departing until the
firt of the follou g month or later. This inditats that accelerated
essel lading took place at the end of September in anticipation of the
loaqbhwdems'a strilm. Sam of this accelerated leading probably is re-
fleated in te September totals, but wrchandise loaded in September on
weal departing October first or later will be included in the October
totlsa In acaorda e with regainr acmpiling procedures.


Increases in exports of manufactured tobacco, from $29.3 to
$70.3 million; unmanufactured cotton, from $11.6 to $26.1
million; and oil seeds, from $15.4 to $21.0 million, accounted
for most of this gain. The rise in exports of semimanufactures
from $208.3 to $226.7 million was due largely to increases in
exports of individual commodities included in this economic
class as follows: industrial chemicals, except Special Cate-
gory Type 1, from $22.1 to $26.2 million; synthetic rubber,
from $13.7 to $17.6 million; wood pulp, from $8.0 to $11.4
million; and plastics and resin materials, from $21.5 to
$24.7 million. However, exports of copper semimanufactures,
also included in the class, fell from $10.2 to $5.9 million.
The small increase in exports of finished manufactures from
$828.7 to $834.5 million reflected in pi small counterbalanc-
ing changes in exports of many of the individual commodities
included in the class. The more noticeable of these were as
follows: automobile parts for assembly and replacement, from
$38.3 to $45.6 million; paper and manufactures from $19.5 to
$23.5 million; aircraft, parts and accessories, from $66.1
to $55.3 million; and ammunition, components and Darts, from
$20.3 to $10.8 million. Exports of manufactured foodstuffs
increased slightly from $99.3 to $102.4 million as small ad-
vances in most of the individual commodities included in the
class were partly offset by sizeable declines in exports of
milled rice, from $12.7 to $6.5 million, and refined vege-
table oils, fats and waxes, from $12.3 to $7.8 million.

During the period, exDorts of crude foodstuffs decreased
slightly from $117.2 to $114.4 million.


EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


COvAGE: Export statistics include government as well as
non-government shipments to foreign countries. The export sta-
tistics, therefore, include tMtual Security Program military
aid, Mktual Security Program economic aid and Department of the
Army Civilian Supply shipments. Separate figures for Mutual
Security Program military aid are shown in the footnotes of
this report. Shipments to United States armed forces and dip-
lamatic missions abroad for their own use are excluded from ex-
part 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 between 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 air-
port of exportation. It is based on the selling price (or cost
if not sold) and includes inland freight, insurance, and
other charges to 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 estimat-
ed. None of the values have been adjusted for changes in price
level.
EFFECT OF SAMPLING: The value of export shipments Indi-
vidually valued at $100 to $_99 (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 round-
ing of figures is $50,000. For further information regarding
the sampling procedures, see the September 1953, February 1954,
and the January and June 1956 issues of Foreign Trade Statis-
tics 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
Commerce and Navigation of the United States.


USOUMM- -DC


Prepared In the Bureau of the Census. Foreign Trade Division
(or ale by the Bareau of the Census, abshingtom 23. D. C. Price to#. ammal subscription $1.00
for both FT 930-K and FT 930-1







UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
SEPTEMBER 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS
(Quantity in units indicated; value in millions of dollars. Figures for 1959 are as originally issued and have not baen
revised to include published corrections. Figures for 1958 include revisions published with the December 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 sampling
procedures and effect thereof on data shown.)


September August September Monthly average
Economic class and commodity 1959 1959 1958

1958 1957


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

Crude materials................................. value..
Hides and skins, raw, except furs...................value..
Animal and fish oils and greases, inedible.......1,000 lb..
value..
Oil seeds...........................................value..
Tobacco, unmanufactured......................... 1,000 lb..
value..
Cotton, unmanufactured........................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 Lct..
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, fate 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..

Semimanufactures, exclusive of Special Category
Type 16.........................................value..
Leather.............................................value..
Synthetic rubber............................... 1,000 Ib..
value..


*11,464.2


21,384.1


21,351.1


'1.474.5


51,722.6


--- --- ^ --[ -- -----_ -*
186.2 130.6 160.7 178.0 259.2
4.8 5.3 3.6 4.6 5.6
129,446 117,964 92,394 92,402 14,861
9.5 9.2 7.8 8.0 10.0
21.0 15.4 7.7 18.0 20.5
93,654 38,865 58,767 40,195 41,746
70.3 29.3 45.5 29.5 29.9
251 129 229 396 60
26.1 11.6 30.2 55.1 88.3
3,726 4,110 4,861 4,380 6,731
35.9 39.2 47.3 43.8 69.1
151 237 170 361 4,187
0.3 0.7 0.5 1.2 14.4
18.4 20.0 18.1 17.8 21.4

114.4 117.2 108.8 106.7 111.0
15,746 14,989 16,973 14,942 14,833
20.7 19.9 22.3 19.6 20.9
27,627 25,634 26,387 27,484 34,664
47.9 45.2 46.2 47.5 61.2
23.5 31.4 21.0 20.0 9.0
L28,700 118,068 125,313 118,444 117,439
7.6 6.5 6.4 6.1 5.7
120,881 114,656 97,755 110,949 133,813
9.1 10.3 7.5 8.9 9.1

0.3 0.6 0.2 0.3 (-e)
5.3 3.4 5.3 4.3 5.1

102.4 99.3 88.7 91.8 96.9
36,365 35,113 21,730 19,702 28W,7
10.6 10.2 7.5 6.9 9.2
57,279 39,535 25,177 32,212 41,781
5.2 3.8 3.4 4.3 6.2
56,035 48,763 27,409 39,530 46,895
12.5 8.2 6.0 8.4 10.0
7,655 4,556 3,342 3,437 5,807
3.8 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.4
90 205 133 103 133
6.5 12.7 10.1 8.0 10.1
2,379 1,862 1,784 2,259 2,207
8.9 7.2 7.6 9.6 9.4
3.8 2.9 3.0 3.6 3.8
9,394 4,349 12,229 16,305 17,198
2.1 1.0 2.5 3.4 3.0
48,712 66,841 47,834 30,514 26,313
6.6 9.8 7.6 4.7 3.9
2,047 2,720 1,980 3,M04 3,134
3.0 4.0 3.5 3.9 3.3
54,343 80,976 89,705 66,807 42,901
7.8 12.3 12.4 10.6 7.2
2.3 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.3

10.8 9.1 10.2 12.5 (**)
18.3 14.4 11.4 12.4 27.0


226.7 208.3 182.6 1.89.6 270.2


2.0
68,620
17.6


2.0
53,152
13.7


2.6
29,344
8.2


2.1
36,716
9.*


1.8
38,3s
10.2


See footwotee at end of table.







UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
SEPTEMBER 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS--Ccntinued

Monthly average
Economic class apd commodity September August September
1959 1959 1958
1958 1957

Semimanufactures, exclusive of Special Category Type 16-Continued
Naval Stores, gums and resins.................... ............ value.. 5.3 4.3 3.3 3.0 3.5
Vegetable oils and fate................................... 1,000 lb.. 108,722 85,640 22,950 28,801 69,707
value.. 11.8 9.4 2.7 3.5 9.8
Cotton semimanufactures......................... ................1,000 lb.. 41,366 30,102 26,320 24,573 27,406
value.. 5.6 4.3 4.0 3.8 5.0
Wool semimanufactures......................................1,000 lb.. 16,213 11,548 8,621 9,392 13,327
value.. 2.7 2.0 1.5 1.7 2.4
Rayon, nylon and other man-made textile
mimianufactures......................................... 1,000 lb.. 14,857 12,121 9,215 9,105 8,956
value.. 11.2 10.0 7.8 7,1 6.6
Samill products........................................1,000 bd.ft.. 76,067 70,181 67,480 60,596 68,903
value.. 8.9 8.5 7.1 6.5 7.4
Wood pulp.............................................. 1,000 s.tons.. 76 57 39 43 52
value.. 11.4 8.0 5.7 6.5 8.0
Gas and fuel oil..........................................1,000 bbl.. 2,345 2,598 4,133 3,313 6,496
value.. 6.4 8.3 11.1 9.8 23.2
Sulfur.................................................1,000 l.tons.. 146 178 123 131 132
value.. 3.6 4.4 3.1 3.3 3.7
Steel mill products, semifinished.............................value.. 0.1 0.2 1.3 1.3 6.7
fron and steel bars, including bar size shapes.............1,000 lb.. 4,723 10,277 31,913 20,516 35,772
value.. 0.7 1.1 2.9 2.0 3.1
Iron and steel plates, sheets and strips...................1,000 lb.. 31,668 28,453 148,294 157,053 276,051
value.. 4.3 4.3 14.2 15.0 25.6
Tin mill products, including tin mill black plate..........1,000 lb.. 50,481 49,590 70,165 82,467 133,750
value.. 3.7 3.6 5.7 6.5 12.2
Other iron and steel semimanufactures.........................value.. 15.7 20.3 8.3 10.3 34.2
Aluminum emimanufactures.....................................value.. 8.8 6.5 4.8 3.6 3.1
Copper semimanufactures......................................value.. 5.9 10.2 17.4 16.9 20.2
Coal-tar and other cyclic chemical products...................value.. 9.4 8.5 6.3 8.4 7.6
Plastics and resin materials...............................1,000 lb.. 67,349 58,704 48,064 46,907 41,112
value.. 24.7 21.5 16.4 17.4 15.6
Industrial chemicals, exclusive of Special Category Type 16...value.. 26.2 22.1 18.1 17.9 18.4
Pigments.................................................1,000 lb.. 75,109 55,457 52,502 52,026 56,000
value.. 7.3 5.3 5.0 5.0 5.9
Nitrogenous fertilizer materials...........................1,000 lb.. 68,449 70,440 51,856 106,124 179,727
value.. 2.2 2.1 1.7 3.0 4.0
All other semimanufactures, excl. Special Category Type 16....value.. 731.1 727.9 723.6 725.2 732.1

Finished manufactures..................................... value.. 834.5 828.7 810.2 908.3 985.3
Truck, bus, and automobile tires (casings), new...........thousands.. 91 91 109 102 8146
value.. 3.6 3.5 4.3 4.7 85.3
Other rubber manufactures.................................... value.. 8.1 7.8 7.1 7.8 8.7
Cigarettes................................................ millions.. 2,253 2,041 1,532 1,506 1,416
value.. 9.7 8.8 6.5 6.4 5.6
Other tobacco manufactures....................................value.. 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.5
Cotton cloth............................................1,000 sq.yd.. 936 965 '38 042 938 870 941,746 45,65?
value.. 9.9 9.5 9.1 '9ll1.3 12.3
Other cotton manufactures.....................................value.. 8.1 7.6 7.5 8.1 8.7
Wool manufactures............................................ value.. 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7
Rayon, nylon and other man-made textile manufactures..........value.. 14.2 12.6 11.6 12.4 14.5
Other textile manufactures................................... value.. 6.0 5.5 4.4 4.8 5.1
Vood manufactures, advanced...................................value.. 2.9 3.0 2.5 2.6 2.7
Paper and manufactures....................................... value.. 23.5 19.5 17.6 18.3 18.4
Motor fuel and gasoline, including jet fuels (all types)......value.. 8.3 5.6 10.7 10.9 16.1
Lubricating oil................................................ value.. 14.4 15.1 13.9 15.5 16.2
Glass and products............................................value.. 8.0 7.1 7.1 6.6 6.7
Steel mill manufactures....................................... value.. 4.9 5.7 13.2 19.9 32.0
Mbtal manufactures, n.e.c..................................... value.. 40.5 35.6 38.3 40.0 43.1
Electric household refrigerators and freezers................number.. 27,923 29,667 30,371 32,383 31,716
value.. 4.3 4.4 4.7 4.9 5.0
Radio and television apparatus.............................. value.. 22.4 20.6 21.4 23.3 20.9
.Other electrical machinery and apparatus......................value.. 54.9 52.8 54.0 55.7 59.9
Power generating machinery, n.e.e........................... value.. 20.1 19.4 14.7 18.9 19.7
Construction, excavating, mining and related machinery........ value.. 57.4 59.1 53.9 57.9 74.5
Machine tools (including metal-forming machine tools) and
parts, exclusive of Special Category Type 16.................value.. 10.9 12.1 11.0 14.4
Ebtalworking machines and parts, except machineI 26.2
tools and parts..............................................value.. 11.4 12.8 11.5 13.8
Textile, sewing and shoe machinery............................value.. 9.0 7.2 6.9 7.9 10.4
Other industrial machinery and parts..........................value.. 69.6 66.5 66.8 75.6 77.8

See footnotes at end of table.











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

Month.1y averw
Economic class and commodity September August September
1959 1959 1958
195 1997

Finished manufactures-Continued
Office, accounting, and computing machines and parts..........value,. 11.4 10.5 9.8 U.1 1010.6
Agricultural machines, implements and parts...................value.. 9.6 11.7 8.0 10.3 11.1
Tractors..................................number.. 3,312 2,731 2,918 4.s3 4 92
value.. 19.2 15.4 12.8 15.8 20,7
Tractor parts and accessories................................value.. 13.7 12.1 9.7 10.1 11.0
Motor trucks and busses, commercial (new)....................number.. 10,185 11,351 7,480 12,200 16,040
value.. 21.7 25.5 15.5 24.5 36.2
Passenger cars, nonmilitary (new) ............................number.. 5,859 4,588 6,389 10, 16 11,92
value.. 12.1 9.1 12.4 21.5 25.1
Automobile parts for assembly'and replacement.................value.. 45.6 38.3 35.5 39.3 42.0
Military automobiles, trucks, busses, trailers, parts,
accessories and service equipment; commercial maintenance
and repair trucks (new)......................................value.. 5.1 5.3 12.7 18.1 1A.3
Aircraft, parts and accessories...............................value.. 55.3 66.1 58.1 81.0 85.7
Merchant ships, nonmilitary, n.e.c...........................number.. 8 17 8 11 28
value.. 0.6 3.1 12.5 5.7 M.1
Railway transportation equipment..............................value.. 5.7 5.9 13.9 17.4 12.1
Antibiotics.................................................value.. 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.5 6.9
Other medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations...............value.. 20.3 15.1 15.8 17.7 16.8
Soap and toilet preparations..................................value.. 2.1 1.8 2.0 1.8 2.0
Small arms, machine guns, parts and accessories, n.e.c........value.. 2.1 2.8 18.8 6.4 3.1
Ammunition, components and parts..............................value.. 10.8 20.3 18.1 15.6 17.5
Special Category Type 16 ......................................value.. 38.8 41.7 33.9 42.2 37.9
All other finished manufactures, exclusive of Special
Category Type 16 .............................................value.. 130.0 134.5 114.9 121.1 133.2


*See footnote one on front page of this report. **Data for periods prior to January 1958 not available. lIncludla
$79.7 million of Military Mutual Security Program shipments ($49.9 million to Western Europe). 2Includes $97.1 d.llon
of Military Mutual Security Program shipments ($54.0 million to Western Europe). 'Includes $121.6 million of NMlituar
Mutual Security Program shipments ($44.1 million to Western Europe). 4Includes $128.6 million of Military Mutual Seeu-
rity Program shipments ($58.6 million to Western Europe). 5Includes $113.0 million of Military IMtual Security Program
shipments ($59.4 million to Western Europe). 6See the April 1958 issue of Foreign Trade Statistics Notes for explana-
tion of Special Categories and list of commodities included. 7For security reasons, data on exports of all form of
uranium, thorium and special nuclear material (Schedule B commodity numbers 62510-62590) are excluded from export statis-
tics. aData for periods prior to January 1958 also include new and used motorcycle tires and used truck, bus, and auto-
mobile tires. 9Includes data for Schedule B commodity numbers 30399 and 30855, converted to square yards aon the basis
?f four square yards per pound; and B number 30610, converted to square yards an the basis of three square yards perpoud.
-Data for periods prior to January 1958 do not include exports of electronic computers and parts.




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