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This Series Is Called "Total Imports, Free And Dutiable" Or "Imports For Consumption And Other". For July, 1953-December, 1953, Values For Under $100 Shipments (About One Tenth Of One Percent Of The Total Import Value) For Immediate Consumption Filed On Formal Entries Are Estimated From A Ten Percent Sample Of Such Shipments. From January, 1954 On, Values For $1 To $250 Formal And Informal Entry Shipments For Immediate Consumption (About One Percent Of The Total Import Value) Are Estimated From A Five Percent Sample Of Such Shipments (Prior To 1954 Informal Entries Were Excluded). Effective September, 1953 The Value Limit For Informal Entries Was Raised From $100 To $250, And From January, 1954 On, Informal Entries Have Been Included In The Import Statistics (Survey Of Current Business, Statistical Supplement 1955, Footnote To P. 104). In Anticipation Of The Longshoremen'S Strike, Certain Import Entries That Would Normally Have Been Filed In October, 1959 And Included In October Figures, Were Filed In September, And Included In That Month'S Data. The Extent Of This Increase Is Not Known (Ft900-I, December, 1959). The Total For February, 1962 Includes About $9.7 Million Of $1-99 Formal And $1-250 Informal Entry Shipments Which Are Not Included In The Data In Other Reports Such As Ft110, Ft930-I, Ft120, Im145, Etc. There Was A Dock Strike In December, 1962 And January, 1963. Figures For December, 1964 Through April, 1965 Were Influenced By Dock Strike At East Coast And Gulf Ports (See Note 4, Fi900-I, November 26, 1965). Adjustments Have Been Made In The Monthly Totals For The Period July-December, 1965 To Remove The Effect Of Abnormalities In Monthly Receipts Of Statistical Documents During That Period. See: "U.S. Exports And Imports," U.S. Department Of Commerce, November 15, 1966, P. 8, Note 2. Minor Discrepancies Have Been Found Between The Data Given Here Beginning In 1941 And The Summary Tables In "Foreign Commerce And Navigation" Through The 1946 Issue (The Last One Published In That Set) Such As June And October 1943 Which Read 296.3 And 329.3 Respectively In The Printed Table. They Have Been Disregarded Here. Source: For 1866-1909 Figures, Monthly Summary Of Commerce And Finance, December, 1910, Pp. 1120-1126; Figures From 1910 On, Are From Monthly Summary Of Commerce And Finance And Monthly Summary Of Foreign Commerce; Figures For 1942-1944, Are From Foreign Commerce And Navigation, 1944; Called Monthly Summary Of Foreign Commerce Of The U.S. Thereafter (Became A Quarterly Publication From April, 1951 On); Current 1946-1963 Data In Summary Report Ft900-I, Total Import Trade (Monthly). Revised Back Figures Are In World Trade Information Service, Statistical Reports, Part 3: Total Export And Import Trade Of U.S. (Through 1962 Issues); U.S. Department Of Commerce, Overseas Business (Bureau Of International Commerce) 1963-1965 Issues; Bureau Of Census, Highlights Of U.S. Export And Import Trade (Ft990), Monthly, 1967 On. For Revisions Of 1965-March, 1968 Are From Ft990, March, 1969. Scattered Revisions For 1946-1963 From 1963 Issue Of Foreign Commerce And Navigation (Preprint Table February 21, 1966).
This NBER data series m07028 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 7 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter07.html.
NBER Indicator: m07028
National Bureau of Economic Research, Total Imports for United States [M07028USM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M07028USM144NNBR, September 16, 2021.
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Components Of This Index And Their Respective Weights Are: Industrial Prices, Non-Agricultural, Wholesale (10); Farm Prices At The Farm (10); Retail Food Prices In 51 Cities (10); Rents, In 32 Cities (5); Clothing, Fuel, Furnishings, Etc., Retail (10); Freight And Transportation Costs (5); Realty Value, Urban And Farm (10); Securities, Bonds, And Stocks (10); Equipment And Machinery (10); Hardware Prices (3); Automobile Prices (2); Wages, Federal Reserve Board, New York Composite (15). "Data For 1934-November, 1939, Are Correct As Given In The"Monthly Review"; They Are Discontinued After November, 1939." Telephone Conversation Of 5/24/41 With Reports Division Of The Federal Reserve Board Of New York. Source: Federal Reserve Bank Of New York City, Letter From Reports Department For 1860-1933. For 1934-1939, Data Are From "Monthly Review Of Credit And Business Conditions."
This NBER data series m04051 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04051
National Bureau of Economic Research, Index of the General Price Level for United States [M04051USM324NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M04051USM324NNBR, September 16, 2021.
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After June, 1913, The United States Department Of Commerce And Labor (One Of The Collectors Of The Data Presented Here) Is Named The Department Of Commerce. After April, 1941, The Bureau Of Foreign And Domestic Is Replaced As The Collector Of Data By The Bureau Of The Census. The November, 1872 Figure Was Misprinted In The Source To Read 50.45. Here It Is Given As 50.2. Beginning With July, 1950, Military Grand-Aid Shipments Have Been Eliminated From Export Figures; Other Government Shipments, Such As Various Types Of Civilian Aid Are Included In Exports. Certain Procedural Changes Resulted In A Higher Carry-Over Into The Succeeding Month Respectively In January 1955, April 1955, And January 1957. This Affects The Comparability From Month To Month In The Months Mentioned. The Ammounts Are $15-$25 Millions In January 1955, $20-$25 Millions In April 1955, And Approximately $30 Millions In January 1957 (See Foreign Trade Statistics Notes, April And June 1955, And March 1957 As Well As Ft 900, April 1955 And Ft 900-E, January 1958. Accelerated Vessel Loading Took Place In September 1959 In Anticipation Of The Longshoremen'S Strike. Merchandise Loaded In September On Vessels Departing October 1St Or Later Is Included In The October Figures. The Data For January And February, 1963 Reflect The Dock Strike Effect Shown In Increased Shipments Prior To The Start Of The Strike. December 1964 Through April 1965 Data Were Influenced By A Dock Strike At East Coast And Gulf Coast Ports (See Ft 900-E, November 24, 1965). Ft 900-E And Ft 900-I Have Been Combined Into One Report, Ft 900, Export And Merchandise Trade, Beginning In May, 1968. Source: 1866-1909 Data Are From Monthly Sumary Of Commerce And Finance, December, 1910 Supplement "Calendar Year Statements, " 1910, Pp. 1120-1126. 1910-June, 1914 Data Are From Successive Issues Of Monthly Summary Of Commerce And Finance. Beginning With July, 1914 Entries, The Data Are From Monthly Summary Of Foreign Commerce, Successive Issues. 1942-1944 Data Are From Foreign Commerce And Navigation; Beginning With 1945, The Data Are From Monthly Summary Of Foreign Commerce Of The United States (Issued Quarterly Beginning In April, 1951. Beginning With 1946 Data, See Summary Report Ft 900-E, Total Export Trade. Revised Back Figures May Be Found In World Trade Information Service Statistical Reports, Part 3, Total Export And Import Trade Of The United States (Through The 1962 Issues); United States Department Of Commerce, Overseas Business (Bureau Of International Commerce) 1962-1965 Issues; Bureau Of The Census, Highlights Of United States Export And Import Trade (Ft 990), Monthly, Beginning In 1967. Scattered Revisions For 1946-1963 Are From 1963 Issue Of Foreign Commerce And Navigation (Preprint Table 2/21/66).
This NBER data series m07023 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 7 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter07.html.
NBER Indicator: m07023
National Bureau of Economic Research, Total Exports for United States [M07023USM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M07023USM144NNBR, September 16, 2021.