AUGUST IMPORTS, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

AUGUST IMPORTS, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Vs. Vs. Vs. Vs.

Value Prior 2 Mos. 1994 1993Mil. $ Mo. Back Av. Av.

Meat 324 +8% 4% 1% 9%

Fruit and juices 275 10% 11% +3% +7%

Fish 568 0% +7% +3% +16%

Crude oil 3,529 3% 11% +10% +10%

Newsprint 400 +8% +13% +44% +32%

Plastics 413 +1% +3% +21% +53%

Inorganic chemicals 313 +1% +3% +27% +36%

Organic chemicals 725 16% 8% +12% +37%

Semifinished steel 739 1% 14% 13% +31%

Nonferrous shapes 331 +4% +2% +13% +44%

Industrial engines 520 1% +3 +8 +52

Machine tools 577 4% 8% +34% +62%

Paper-related mach'ry 315 17% 6% +20% +41%

Misc. indust. mach'ry 1,016 2% 3% +19% +42%

Tractors, farm gear 280 13% 15% 4% +30%

Computers 412 +10% 4% 15% 18%

Gear for computers 4,510 +7% +8% +34% +69%

Semiconductors 3,482 +2% +5% +60% +114%

Communications gear 1,236 6% 3% +5% +32%

Hospital, science gear 498 1% 0% +13% +16%

Aircraft engines 394 8% 6% 9% 9%

Cars, trucks, parts 10,432 +4% 0% +6% +22%

Cotton goods 1,628 0% 1% +17% +30%

Woolen goods 194 3% 9% +14% +28%

Misc. woven apparel 1,393 0% +2% +6% +13%

Footwear 783 +3% 2% +4% +12%

Pharmaceuticals 665 9% +4% +22% +35%

Furniture 522 +1% +1% +11% +30%

Kitchen appliances 427 0% 3% 0% +14%

Toys, sporting goods 1,204 +4% +7% +13% +16%

Televisions, VCRs 795 6% 6% +4% +16%

Watches, jewelry 464 9% 18% 3% +4%

Gem diamonds 526 +4% +18% +10% +24%

Note: The Census Bureau began seasonally adjusting narrow commodity categories with its tally for December 1991. For instance, if a June-to-July surge is typical of a particular item, based on historical data, the adjustment trims the July tally to filter out the predictable seasonal pattern.