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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Robert W. Burgess. Director


SUMMARY REPORT
FT 930-E


DECEMBER 1959


FOR RELEASE
February 4, 1960


EXPORT TRADE BY COMMODITY


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, announced
today that the slight decline in United States calendar year
exports of domestic merchandise from $17,728.0 million in 1958
to $17,383.0 million in 1959 resulted from decreases in annual
exports of finished manufactures, crude materials, and manu-
factured foodstuffs which were largely offset by gains in an-
nual exports of semimanufactures and crude foodstuffs. Changes
in the dollar value of exports of these economic classes of
commodities from 1958 to 1959 are as follows: finished manu-
factures, from $10,930.1 to $10,486.5 million; crude materials,
fram $2,138.8 to $1,914.4 million; manufactured foodstuffs,
from $1,102.0 to $1,076.4 million; semimanufactures, from
32,277.5 to .$2,461.9 million; and crude foodstuffs, from
$1,279.6 to $1,443.8 million. These totals include data on
U.S.P. (military) shipments, valued at $1,227.1 million in 1959
as compared to $1,543.0 million in 1958.

With U.S.P. (military) shipments excluded, the value of
total domestic merchandise exports was approximately the same
in 1959 as in 1958. The 1959 total was $16,155.9 million and
the 1958 total was $16,185.0 million.


December exports of domestic merchandise, valued at
(1,658.8 million, were, the Bureau stated, about 13 percent
higher than the November total of $1,462.4 million and about
10 percent more than the December 1958 total of $1,503.6 mil-
lion. These figures include data on M.S.P. (military) ship-
ments. With M.S.P. (military) shipments excluded, the December
export total was $1,553.6 million, and exceeded both the


November total of $1,360.2 million and the December 1958 total of
$1,368.6 million, by about 14 percent.

The increase in domestic merchandise exports from November
to December was due primarily to appreciable gains in exports of
finished manufactures and semimanufactures. Exports of finished
manufactures rose from $824.7 to $935.0 million. The bulk of
this increase resulted from higher exports of the following
individual commodities included in this economic class: aircraft,
parts and accessories, from $61.8 to $84.5 million; ammunition,
components, and parts, from $10.8 to $28.2 million; automobile
parts for assembly arid replacement, from $35.6 to $49.3 million;
construction, excavating, mining and related machinery, from
$50.0 to $59.1 million; lubricating oil, from $11.5 to $18.1
million; and paper and manufactures, from $18.2 to $24.0 million.
Exports of semimanufactures rose from $193.6 to $260.0 million
reflecting in part gains in exports of industrial chemicals,
excluding Special Category Type 1, from 319.4 to $29.5 million;
plastics and resin materials, from $20.1 to $26.3 million; coal-
tar and other cyclic chemical products, from V7.3 to $13.1 mil-
lion; wood pulp, from $6.2 to $11.4 million; and synthetic rub-
ber, from $14.2 to $19.2 million. Exports of crude materials
rose from $232.5 to $245.3 million as noticeable increases
occurred iLn exports of unmanufactured cotton, from $78.0 to
$89.1 million and unmanufactured tobacco, from $37.3 to $43.0
million. However, exports of oil seeds, also included in this
economic class, fell from $51.1 to $42.4 million. Exports of
crude foodstuffs advanced from $117.1 to $126.2 million but ex-
ports of manufactured foodstuffs decreased slightly from $94.4
to 92.3 million.


EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS


COVERAGE: Export statistics include government as well as
non-government shipments to foreign countries. The export sta-
tistice, therefore, include Mutual Security Program military
aid, Mutual 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-
lumatic missions abroad for their own use are excluded from ex-
port 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 $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 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.


Prepared in the Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division


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UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING CO IMDITIES:
DECUEMER 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS


(.antity in units indicated; value in millions
tistics through those for December 1959.


sum of rounded amounts.
on data shown.)


See "Explanation


of dollars. Data revised to reflect all corrections published with sta-
Totals represent sum of unrounded figures, hence may vary slightly from
of Statistics" for information on sampling procedures and effect thereof


Monthly average
Economic class and commodity December November December
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 cat..
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..

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


11,658.8


21,462.4


31,503.6


41,477.3


245.3 232.5 161.4 178.2 259.2
4.4 6.9 4.0 4.6 5.6
158,718 130,715 87,557 92,427 114,861
11.0 9.3 7.5 8.0 10.0
42.4 51.1 24.0 18.0 20.5
57,518 49,748 48,889 40,191 41,746
43.0 37.3 36.6 29.5 29.9
777 677 317 398 602
89.1 78.0 39.9 55.1 88.3
3,011 2,694 3,112 4,381 6,731
29.1 26.2 31.0 43.8 69.1
258 132 73 362 4,187
0.5 0.4 0.2 1.2 14.4
25.8 23.2 18.2 17.9 21.4

126.2 117.1 122.7 106.6 111.0

25,920 23,340 19,188 14,986 14,833
32.7 29.4 24.5 19.1 20.9
26,940 21,818 28,304 27,520 34,664
44.9 36.6 47.6 47.5 61.2
24.0 23.8 28.8 19.9 9.0
124,781 138,889 126,118 118,444 117,439
7.5 8.5 6.7 6.1 5.7
120,007 115,148 98,658 110,949 133,813
9.5 9.0 8.1 8.9 9.1

0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 (,*)
7.2 9.7 6.8 4.3 5.1

92.3 94.4 90.9 91.8 96.9
31,316 37,958 23,271 19,702 28,757
9.0 10.9 7.8 6.9 9.2
36,585 70,722 26,129 32,404 41,781
3.5 6.5 3.4 4.4 6.2
21,924 39,575 59,624 40,495 46,895
6.9 10.1 9.6 8.4 10.0
5,450 9,556 4,448 3,437 5,807
1.5 4.5 1.2 1.3 1.4
94 108 54 103 133
5.9 7.6 4.6 8.0 10.1
3,721 1,931 2,302 2,259 2,207
13.2 7.5 8.9 9.6 9.4
3.7 3.6 2.8 3.6 3.8
15,390 27,946 14,876 16,305 17,198
3.3 5.9 3.9 3.4 3.0
15,311 23,218 18,133 30,514 26,313
2.3 3.4 3.2 4.7 3.9
1,984 2,435 2,053 3,024 3,134
2.4 2.8 2.7 3.9 3.3
33,026 27,751 77,467 66,807 42,901
4.7 3.8 11.2 10.6 7.2
2.2 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.3

8.4 6.6 15.0 12.6 (*)
25.4 19.5 14.6 12.3 27.0


260.0 193.6 191.9 189.8 270.2


3.0
73,002
19.2.


2.4
54,727
14.2


1.7
38,477
10.1


2.1
36,716
9.8.


1.8
38,335
10.2


See footnotes at end of table.








UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE, BY ECONOMIC CLASSES AND LEADING COMMODITIES:
DEC MER 1959 AND SELECTED PERIODS--Oontimued

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


Semimanufactures, exclusive of Special Category Type 16-Continued
Naval Stores, gums and resins.................................value.. 4.7 4.4 3.3 3.0 3.5
Vegetable oils and fats.................................... 1,000 lb.. 52,288 87,415 28,560 28,801 69,707
value.. 5.3 8.7 3.4 3.5 9.8
Cotton semlmanufactures....................................1,000 lb.. 33,607 33,468 24,467 24,573 27,406
value.. 4.7 4.9 3.7 3.8 5.0
Wool semimanufactures......................................1,000 lb.. 11,281 12,230 11,293 9,392 13,327
value.. 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.7 2.4
Rayon, nylon and other man-made textile
semimanufactures..........................................1,000 lb.. 19,676 15,327 10,982 9,105 8,956
value.. 16.7 11.1 8.0 7.1 6.6
Sawmill products........................................1,000 bd.ft.. 76,662 68,081 56,670 60,626 68,903
value.. 8.9 8.0 6.4 6.5 7.4
Vood pulp.............................................. 1,000 s.tons.. 81 45 40 43 52
value.. 11.4 6.2 5.9 6.5 8.0
Gas and fuel oil..........................................1,000 bbl.. 2,125 1,665 2,405 3,325 6,496
value.. 6.2 5.2 6.3 9.8 23.2
Sultur.................................................1,000 l.tons.. 161 141 113 131 132
value.. 4.0 3.5 2.8 3.3 3.7
Steel mill products, semifinished.............................value.. 1.0 0.3 0.5 1.3 6.7
Iron and steel bars, including bar size shapes.............1,000 lb.. 11,267 7,336 19,905 20,516 35,772
value.. 1.2 0.8 1.9 2.0 3.1
Iron and steel plates, sheets and strips.................. 1,000 lb.. 74,438 48,105 135,563 157,053 276,051
value.. 9.8 6.0 14,3 15.0 25.6
Tin mill products, including tin mill black plate .......... 1,000 lb.. 83,251 40,841 88,546 82,386 133,750
value.. 6.7 3.3 6.8 6.5 12.2
Other iron and steel semimanufactures.........................value.. 24.4 18.9 6.8 10.3 34.2
Aluminum semimanufactures.....................................value.. 13.3 10.8 4.3 3.6 3.1
Oopper semimanufactures.......................................value.. 4.9 2.5 27.1 16.9 20.2
Coal-tar and other cyclic chemical products...................value.. 13.1 7.3 7.7 8.4 7.6
Plastics and resin materials............................... 1,000 lb.. 70,692 53,315 52,718 46,971 41,112
value.. 26.3 20.1 19.3 17.4 15.6
Industrial chemicals, exclusive of Special Category Type 16...value.. 29.5 19.4 17.9 17.9 18.4
Pigments....................................................1,000 lb.. 65,098 49,618 56,410 52,048 56,000
value.. 6.8 5.2 5.6 5.1 5.9
Nitrogenous fertilizer materials.......................... 1,000 lb.. 138,356 125,023 130,540 105,897 179,727
value.. 3.7 3.3 3.7 2.9 4.0
All other semimanufactures, excl. Special Category Type 16 .... .value.. '33.3 '25.2 722.6 725.3 732.1

Finished manufactures...................................... value.. 935.0 824.7 936.6 910.8 985.3
Truck, bus, and automobile tires (casings), new...........thousands.. 108 97 113 102 8146
value.. 3.4 3.8 6.6 4.7 85.3
Other rubber manufactures.....................................value.. 9.0 8.6 7.5 7.8 8.7
Cigarettes................................................. millions.. 1,663 1,567 1,297 1,506 1,416
value.. 7.2 6.8 5.7 6.4 5.6
Other tobacco manufactures....................................value.. 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.5
Cotton cloth............................................1,000 sq.yd.. 944,436 937,167 937,952 939,080 45,65?
value.. 913.7 911.0 '10.4 91l.3 12.3
Other cotton manufactures.....................................value.. 8.6 9.1 6.7 8.1 8.7
Wool manufactures.............................................value.. 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.7 0.7
Rayon, nylon and other man-made textile manufactures..........value.. 14.4 14.1 11.7 12.4 14.5
Other textile manufactures....................................value.. 6.1 5.7 4.8 4.8 5.1
Wood manufactures, advanced...................................value.. 2.8 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.7
Paper and manufactures........................................value.. 24.0 18.2 19.4 18.3 18.4
Motor fuel and gasoline, including Jet fuels (all types) ......value.. 8.3 6.4 11.1 11.0 16.1
Lubricating oil...............................................value.. 18.1 11.5 13.5 15.5 16.2
Glass and products............................................value.. 7.0 7.3 5.9 6.6 6.7
Steel mill manufactures...................................... value.. 8.7 5.3 14.1 19.9 32.0
Metal manufactures, n.e.c.....................................value.. 35.2 35.7 40.5 40.0 43.1
Electric household refrigerators and freezers................number.. 31,010 21,843 27,301 32,383. 31,716
value.. 5.0 3.6 4.3 4.9 5.0
Radio and television apparatus............................... value.. 21.9 21.4 25.3 23.3 20.9
Other electrical machinery and apparatus......................value.. 57.1 54.4 67.0 56.8 59.9
Power generating machinery, n.e.c.............................value.. 22.1 20.0 15.7 19.2 19.7
Construction, excavating, mining and related machinery........ value.. 59.1 50.0 51.5 58.1 74.5
Machine tools (including metal-forming machine tools) and
parts, exclusive of Special Category Type 16 .................value.. 12.0 11.7 15.3 14.5
Metalworking machines and parts, except machine 26.2
tools and parts..............................................value.. 15.3 11.1 20.4 13.8
textile, sewing and shoe machinery............................value.. 14.7 9.8 9.0 7.9 10.4
Other industrial machinery and parts..........................value.. 78.6 70.9 66.4 75.6 77.8

See footnotes at end of table.




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

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


Finished manufactures-Continued
Office. accounting, and computing machines and parts..........value.. 16.9 11.9 13.6 11.1 1010.6
Agricultural machines, implements and parts...................value.. 8.8 8.9 8.3 10.3 11.1
Tractors.....................................................number.. 4,698 3,321 2,620 4,183 4,392
value.. 14.4 11.2 10.9 15.8 20.7
Tractor parts and accessories.................................value.. 11.6 12.6 6.9 10.1 11.0
Motor trucks and busses, commercial (new)....................number.. 9,507 15,175 20,477 12,322 16,040
value.. 21.3 29.8 31.2 24.7 36.2
Passenger cars, nonmilitary (new)............................number.. 7,481 9,932 15,241 10,203 11,923
value.. 15.9 20.5 32.8 21.6 25.1
Automobile parts for assembly and replacement.................value.. 49.3 35.6 43.6 39.3 42.0
Military automobiles, trucks, busses, trailers, parts,
accessories and service equipment; commercial maintenance
and repair trucks (new)......................................value.. 8.2 10.6 18.0 18.1 14.3
Aircraft, parts and accessories...............................value.. 84.5 61.8 59.6 81.0 85.7
Merchant ships, nonmilitary, n.e.c...........................number.. 5 3 12 11 28
value.. 0.2 0.2 13.5 6.3 8.1
Railway transportation equipment..............................value.. 10.2 14.4 26.9 17.4 12.1
Antibiotics...................................................value.. 5.8 4.9 5.7 5.5 6.9
Other medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations...............value.. 19.4 16.7 18.1 17.7 16.8
Soap and toilet preparations..................................value.. 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.8 2.0
Small arms, machine guns, parts and accessories, n.e.c........value.. 4.4 2.3 5.0 6.4 3.1
Ammunition, components and parts..............................value.. 28.2 10.8 16.0 15.6 17.5
Special Category Type 16......................................value.. 38.5 47.1 69.2 42.2 37.9
All other finished manufactures, exclusive of Special
Category Type 16.............................................value.. 141.3 122.8 118.7 121.1 133.2


*-Data for periods prior to January 1958 not available. lIncludes $105.2 million of Military Mutual Security Pro-
gram shipments ( $63.0 million to Western Europe). 21ncludes $102.2 million of Military Mutual Security Program
shipments ( $69.9 million to Western Europe). 3Includes $135.0 million of Military Mutual Security Program ship-
ments ( $57.5 million to Western Europe). 4Includes $128.6 million of Military Mutual Security Program shipment
( $58.6 million to Western Europe). 5Includes $113.0 million of Military Mutual Security Program shipments
( $59.4 million to Western Europe). 6See 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 form of uranium,
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. 9Includes data for Schedule B commodity numbers 30399 and 30855, converted to square yards on the basis of
four square yards per pound; and B number 30610, converted to square yards on the basis of three square yards per pound.
10Data for periods prior to January 1958 do not include exports of electronic computers and parts.


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