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ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION
------------
U.S. Census Bureau
Bureau of Economic Analysis
                                
This release contains sensitive economic data not to be released 
before 8:30 a.m. Thursday,April 10, 2003

CB-03-64  Press Copy 
FT-900 (03-02)

For information on goods contact: U.S. Census Bureau:
Haydn R. Mearkle  (301) 763-2246 
Nick Orsini       (301) 763-2311

For information on services contact: Bureau of Economic Analysis:
Technical:   Christopher Bach    (202) 606-9545
Media:       Larry Moran         (202) 606-2649

          U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
                          February 2003

Goods and Services

     The U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the 
Department of Commerce, announced today that total February exports of $82.4 
billion and imports of $122.8 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of
$40.3 billion, $0.9 billion less than the $41.2 billion in January, revised.  February 
exports were $0.4 billion more than January exports of $82.0 billion. February imports 
were $0.5 billion less than January
imports of $123.3 billion.

     In February, the goods deficit decreased $0.7 billion from January to $44.2 billion, 
and the services surplus increased $0.2 billion to $3.9 billion. Exports of goods increased 
$0.6 billion to $57.4 billion, and imports of goods decreased $0.1 billion to $101.6 
billion.  Exports of services decreased to $25.0 billion from $25.2 billion, and imports 
of services decreased to $21.1 billion from $21.5 billion.

Goods
     
     The January to February change in exports of goods reflected increases in capital 
goods ($1.1 billion); other goods ($0.1 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages
($0.1 billion).  Decreases occurred in consumer goods ($0.5 billion) and industrial 
supplies and materials ($0.1 billion).  Automotive vehicles, parts,and engines were 
virtually unchanged.

     The January to February change in imports of goods reflected decreases in capital 
goods ($1.0 billion) and foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.1 billion).  Increases occurred 
in industrial supplies and materials ($0.8 billion) and consumer goods ($0.1 billion).  
Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines and other goods were virtually unchanged.


Services
     
     Services exports decreased $0.2 billion from January to February.  Decreases in 
travel and passenger fares more than accounted for the decrease.  Changes in the other 
categories of services exports were small.

     Services imports decreased $0.4 billion from January to February.  Decreases in 
travel, other transportation (which includes freight and port expenditure services),
and passenger fares more than accounted for the decrease.  Changes in other categories 
of services imports were small.


Goods and Services Moving Average 

     For the three months ending in February, exports of goods and services averaged $81.7 
billion, while imports of goods and services averaged $123.8 billion, resulting in an 
average trade deficit of $42.1 billion. For the three months ending in January, the average
trade deficit was also $42.1 billion, reflecting average exports of $81.9 billion and 
average imports of $124.0 billion.

Selected Not Seasonally Adjusted Goods Details 
     
     The February figures showed surpluses, in billions of dollars, with Australia $0.6 
(for January $0.3), Hong Kong $0.4 ($0.1), Singapore $0.3 (deficit of $0.4), and Egypt 
$0.1 ($0.1).  Deficits were recorded, in billions of dollars, with China $7.6 ($9.4), 
Western Europe $6.6 ($7.0), Japan $5.3 ($5.2), Canada $4.3 ($4.9), Mexico $3.9 ($3.0),
OPEC $3.4 ($3.6), Taiwan $1.0 ($1.4), Brazil $0.5 ($0.6), Korea $0.5 ($1.1), and 
Argentina $0.1 ($0.1).

     Advanced technology products (ATP) exports were $13.7 billion in February and 
imports were $14.3 billion, resulting in a deficit of $0.6 billion. February exports 
were $0.6 billion more than the $13.1 billion in January, while imports were $1.1
billion less than the $15.4 billion in January.

Revisions
     
     Goods carry-over in February was $0.3 billion (0.5 percent) for exports and $1.0 
billion (1.1 percent) for imports.  For January, revised export carry-over was $0.1 
billion (0.2 percent), revised down from $0.3 billion (0.5 percent).  For January,
revised import carry-over was $0.2 billion (0.2 percent), revised down from $0.9 billion 
(0.9 percent).

Services exports for January were revised up $0.1 billion to $25.2 billion; the revision 
was mostly accounted for by an upward revision in travel. Services imports for January were 
revised up $0.1 billion to $21.5 billion; the revision was mostly accounted for by upward 
revisions in travel and passenger fares.

Table of Contents

Seasonally Adjusted

Exhibit 1 International Trade in Goods and Services                           4
   
Exhibit 2  Goods and Services Centered Three - Month Moving Averages          5

Exhibit 3   U.S. Services by Major Category--Exports                          6

Exhibit 4   U.S. Services by Major Category--Imports                          7

Exhibit 5   U.S. Trade in Goods                                               8

Exhibit 6   Exports and Imports of Goods by Principal End-Use Category        9

Exhibit 7   Exports of Goods by End-Use Category and Commodity               10

Exhibit 8   Imports of Goods by End-Use Category and Commodity               12

Exhibit 9  Petroleum and Non-Petroleum End-Use Category Totals               14

Exhibit 10  Exports and Imports of Goods by Principal End-Use
            Category (Constant Dollars)                                      15

Exhibit 11  Exports, Imports, and Balance of Goods, Petroleum and Non-
            Petroleum End-Use Commodity Category Totals (Constant Dollars)   16
 

Not Seasonally Adjusted

Exhibit 12  U.S. Trade in Goods                                              17

Exhibit 13  Exports and Imports of Goods by Principal End-Use Category       18


Exhibit 14  Exports, Imports, and Balance of Goods by Selected  
                   Countries and Areas                                       19

Exhibit 15  Exports and Imports of Goods by Principal SITC 
            Commodity Groupings                                              21

Exhibit 16  Exports, Imports, and Balance of Advanced Technology Products    23

Exhibit 17  Imports of Energy - Related Petroleum Products, 
            Including Crude Petroleum                                        24

Exhibit 18  Exports and Imports of Motor Vehicles and Parts By 
            Selected Countries                                               25

Information on Goods and Services                                            26

                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
            EXHIBIT 1. US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
                         JANUARY 2001 TO February 2003
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

Balance
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -358,290           -427,165           68,875
Jan.- Feb.                   -64,077            -74,591           10,514

January                      -34,642            -39,820            5,178
February                     -29,434            -34,770            5,336
March                        -33,083            -38,441            5,358
April                        -32,399            -37,270            4,871
May                          -30,148            -34,690            4,542
June                         -30,778            -35,760            4,982

July                         -30,848            -35,633            4,785
August                       -29,451            -34,458            5,007
September                    -19,481            -35,660           16,179
October                      -30,840            -35,034            4,194
November                     -29,908            -34,095            4,187
December                     -27,279            -31,534            4,255

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -435,676           -484,487           48,811
Jan.- Feb.                   -63,031            -69,938            6,907

January                      -29,872            -33,526            3,654
February                     -33,159            -36,412            3,253
March                        -32,595            -36,663            4,068
April                        -35,809            -40,208            4,399
May                          -36,953            -41,757            4,804
June                         -36,681            -40,678            3,997

July                         -35,083            -39,096            4,013
August                       -38,001            -42,396            4,395
September                    -37,171            -41,358            4,187
October                      -35,315            -39,614            4,299
November                     -40,160            -44,271            4,111
December                     -44,877            -48,507            3,630

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Feb.                   -81,557            -89,191            7,634

January (R)                  -41,233            -44,964            3,731
February                     -40,323            -44,226            3,903
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
              
January data as published last month:
			      -41,115		 -44,814	    3,699                          
                               _________________

Exports
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   998,022            718,762          279,260
Jan.- Feb.                   178,285            129,783           48,502

January                       89,217             64,845           24,372
February                      89,067             64,937           24,130
March                         87,720             63,502           24,218
April                         86,286             61,943           24,343
May                           86,094             62,344           23,750
June                          84,385             60,558           23,827

July                          82,199             58,610           23,589
August                        83,092             58,939           24,153
September                     77,033             55,725           21,308
October                       77,549             56,360           21,189
November                      77,905             56,007           21,898
December                      77,477             54,991           22,486

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   971,665            682,387          289,278
Jan.- Feb.                   154,665            109,485           45,180

January                       77,431             54,922           22,509
February                      77,235             54,564           22,671
March                         78,294             54,886           23,408
April                         80,455             56,756           23,699
May                           81,433             57,237           24,196
June                          82,364             58,157           24,207

July                          83,201             59,013           24,188
August                        83,031             58,186           24,845
September                     82,684             58,173           24,511
October                       81,939             57,276           24,663
November                      82,977             57,841           25,136
December                      80,626             55,377           25,249

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Feb.                   164,479            114,194           50,285

January (R)                   82,031             56,788           25,243
February                      82,448             57,406           25,042
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                   
January data as published last month:
			      81,907		 56,770	 	  25,137                     
                               _________________

Imports
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,356,312          1,145,927          210,385
Jan.- Feb.                   242,361            204,373           37,988

January                      123,860            104,666           19,194
February                     118,502             99,708           18,794
March                        120,803            101,943           18,860
April                        118,685             99,213           19,472
May                          116,242             97,034           19,208
June                         115,163             96,318           18,845

July                         113,047             94,243           18,804
August                       112,542             93,396           19,146
September                     96,514             91,385            5,129
October                      108,389             91,394           16,995
November                     107,813             90,102           17,711
December                     104,756             86,525           18,231

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,407,341          1,166,874          240,467
Jan.- Feb.                   217,697            179,424           38,273

January                      107,303             88,448           18,855
February                     110,394             90,976           19,418
March                        110,889             91,549           19,340
April                        116,264             96,964           19,300
May                          118,386             98,994           19,392
June                         119,045             98,835           20,210

July                         118,284             98,109           20,175
August                       121,031            100,581           20,450
September                    119,855             99,531           20,324
October                      117,254             96,890           20,364
November                     123,138            102,113           21,025
December                     125,503            103,884           21,619

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Feb.                   246,035            203,384           42,651

January (R)                  123,264            101,752           21,512
February                     122,772            101,633           21,139
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                              
January data as published last month:
			     123,022            101,584		   21,438        

NOTE:  (1)  Data presented on a Balance of Payments (BOP) basis.  For information
on data sources and methodology, see the information section on page 26 of this
release, or at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or
www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
           EXHIBIT 2. U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
          THREE MONTH MOVING AVERAGES -- JANUARY 2001 TO February 2003
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

Balance

Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods (1)        Services

2001                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                     -32,387            -37,677            5,291
March                        -31,639            -36,827            5,188
April                        -31,877            -36,800            4,924
May                          -31,108            -35,906            4,798
June                         -30,591            -35,361            4,770

July                         -30,359            -35,284            4,925
August                       -26,593            -35,250            8,657
September                    -26,591            -35,051            8,460
October                      -26,743            -34,929            8,187
November                     -29,342            -33,554            4,212
December                     -29,020            -33,052            4,032

2002                                                                    

January                      -30,104            -33,824            3,721
February                     -31,876            -35,534            3,658
March                        -33,855            -37,761            3,907
April                        -35,119            -39,543            4,424
May                          -36,481            -40,881            4,400
June                         -36,239            -40,510            4,271

July                         -36,588            -40,723            4,135
August                       -36,752            -40,950            4,198
September                    -36,829            -41,123            4,294
October                      -37,549            -41,748            4,199
November                     -40,117            -44,131            4,013
December                     -42,090            -45,914            3,824

2003                                                                    

January (R)                  -42,144            -45,899            3,755
February                                                                
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                        
                               _________________

Exports
Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                      88,668             64,428           24,240
March                         87,691             63,461           24,230
April                         86,700             62,596           24,104
May                           85,589             61,615           23,973
June                          84,226             60,504           23,722

July                          83,225             59,369           23,856
August                        80,775             57,758           23,017
September                     79,225             57,008           22,217
October                       77,496             56,031           21,465
November                      77,644             55,786           21,858
December                      77,604             55,307           22,298

2002                                                                    

January                       77,381             54,825           22,555
February                      77,653             54,790           22,863
March                         78,661             55,402           23,259
April                         80,061             56,293           23,768
May                           81,417             57,383           24,034
June                          82,333             58,136           24,197

July                          82,865             58,452           24,413
August                        82,972             58,457           24,515
September                     82,551             57,878           24,673
October                       82,533             57,763           24,770
November                      81,848             56,832           25,016
December                      81,878             56,669           25,209

2003                                                                    

January (R)                   81,702             56,524           25,178
February                                                                
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  

September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                        
                               _________________

Imports
Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                     121,055            102,105           18,949
March                        119,330            100,288           19,042
April                        118,577             99,397           19,180
May                          116,697             97,522           19,175
June                         114,817             95,865           18,952

July                         113,584             94,653           18,932
August                       107,368             93,008           14,360
September                    105,815             92,058           13,757
October                      104,239             90,960           13,278
November                     106,986             89,340           17,646
December                     106,624             88,358           18,266

2002                                                                    

January                      107,484             88,650           18,835
February                     109,529             90,324           19,204
March                        112,516             93,163           19,353
April                        115,180             95,836           19,344
May                          117,898             98,264           19,634
June                         118,572             98,646           19,926

July                         119,454             99,175           20,278
August                       119,724             99,407           20,316
September                    119,380             99,001           20,379
October                      120,082             99,511           20,571
November                     121,965            100,962           21,003
December                     123,968            102,583           21,385

2003                                                                    

January (R)                  123,846            102,423           21,423
February                                                                
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                                  

NOTE:  (1)  Data presented on a Balance of Payments (BOP) basis. For information
on data sources and methodology, see the information section on page 26 of this
release, or at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or
www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.

NOTE:   The three-month moving averages shown in this exhibit are computed by
summing the subject month, the two prior months, dividing by three and showing
the average at the center month of the period.  Using this method, an average is
not available for the current month.  A centered moving average is useful in
smoothing the volatile trade data so that trends can better be discerned.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
            EXHBIIT 3.  U.S. SERVICES BY MAJOR CATEGORIES -- EXPORTS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                           adjustments and rounding.)

                   Total                         Passenger      Other
Period             Services       Travel         Fares          Transportation

2001                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.          279,260         73,119         18,007         28,306
Jan.-Feb.             48,502         13,795          3,397          4,994

January               24,372          6,929          1,756          2,546
February              24,130          6,866          1,641          2,448
March                 24,218          6,940          1,610          2,501
April                 24,343          6,937          1,662          2,456
May                   23,750          6,425          1,595          2,384
June                  23,827          6,441          1,592          2,330

July                  23,589          6,386          1,613          2,359
August                24,153          6,721          1,754          2,443
September             21,308          4,738          1,155          2,166
October               21,189          4,359          1,120          2,296
November              21,898          5,011          1,198          2,199
December              22,486          5,366          1,311          2,179

2002                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.            289,278         70,320         17,443         28,377
Jan.-Feb.             45,180         11,150          2,749          4,478

January               22,509          5,520          1,373          2,251
February              22,671          5,630          1,376          2,227
March                 23,408          5,889          1,421          2,333
April                 23,699          5,643          1,343          2,334
May                   24,196          5,828          1,441          2,327
June                  24,207          5,731          1,387          2,332

July                  24,188          5,581          1,440          2,375
August                24,845          6,020          1,579          2,437
September             24,511          5,837          1,483          2,371
October               24,663          5,948          1,482          2,402
November              25,136          6,266          1,542          2,486
December              25,249          6,427          1,576          2,504

2003                                                                     

Jan.-Feb.             50,285         12,489          3,044          4,964

January (R)           25,243          6,330          1,551          2,469
February              25,042          6,159          1,493          2,495
March                                                                    
April                                                                    
May                                                                      
June                                                                     

July                                                                     
August                                                                   
September                                                                
October                                                                  
November                                                                 
December                                                                 
                                        
                               _________________

                   Royalties                     Transfers      U.S.
                   and            Other          Under U.S.     Government
                   License        Private        Military Sales Misc.
Period             Fees           Services       Contracts      Services

2001                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.           38,668        108,109         12,220            831
Jan.-Feb.              6,483         17,800          1,884            149

January                3,246          8,857            963             75
February               3,237          8,943            921             74
March                  3,234          8,938            922             73
April                  3,256          8,896          1,069             67
May                    3,251          8,961          1,067             67
June                   3,236          9,070          1,091             67

July                   3,185          8,946          1,029             71
August                 3,175          8,976          1,012             72
September              3,177          8,963          1,038             71
October                3,196          9,146          1,006             66
November               3,220          9,209            997             64
December               3,256          9,205          1,105             64

2002                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.             42,959        117,340         12,044            795
Jan.-Feb.              6,568         18,102          2,003            130

January                3,264          9,031          1,005             65
February               3,304          9,071            998             65
March                  3,354          9,359            987             65
April                  3,624          9,607          1,082             66
May                    3,709          9,825          1,000             66
June                   3,744          9,941          1,005             67

July                   3,723         10,034            968             67
August                 3,716         10,052            974             67
September              3,699         10,074            981             66
October                3,626         10,112          1,025             68
November               3,604         10,153          1,018             67
December               3,593         10,082          1,001             66

2003                                                                     

Jan.-Feb.              7,285         20,240          2,133            130

January (R)            3,637         10,127          1,064             65
February               3,648         10,113          1,069             65
March                                                                    
April                                                                    
May                                                                      
June                                                                     

July                                                                     
August                                                                   
September                                                                
October                                                                  
November                                                                 
December                                                                 
                                                  

NOTE:  For information on data sources, methodology, and details of what is
included in each service category, see the information section on page 26 of
this release, or at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html
or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
            EXHBIIT 4.  U.S. SERVICES BY MAJOR CATEGORIES -- IMPORTS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                           adjustments and rounding.)

                   Total                         Passenger      Other
Period             Services       Travel         Fares          Transportation

2001                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.          210,385         60,117         22,418         38,823
Jan.-Feb.             37,988         10,657          3,865          7,172

January               19,194          5,374          1,952          3,771
February              18,794          5,283          1,913          3,401
March                 18,860          5,346          1,945          3,349
April                 19,472          5,845          2,093          3,459
May                   19,208          5,571          2,043          3,430
June                  18,845          5,282          2,077          3,241

July                  18,804          5,192          2,164          3,142
August                19,146          5,374          2,256          3,114
September              5,129          3,902          1,524          2,922
October               16,995          3,846          1,365          3,007
November              17,711          4,411          1,488          2,945
December              18,231          4,691          1,598          3,045

2002                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.          240,467         59,303         20,993         38,555
Jan.-Feb.             38,273          9,508          3,356          5,953

January               18,855          4,735          1,676          3,021
February              19,418          4,773          1,680          2,932
March                 19,340          5,030          1,731          2,918
April                 19,300          4,687          1,662          3,270
May                   19,392          4,690          1,597          3,275
June                  20,210          5,028          1,743          3,207

July                  20,175          4,841          1,744          3,282
August                20,450          4,962          1,769          3,275
September             20,324          4,829          1,763          3,174
October               20,364          4,891          1,793          3,239
November              21,025          5,240          1,850          3,447
December              21,619          5,597          1,985          3,515

2003                                                                     

Jan.-Feb.             42,651         10,560          3,725          6,981

January (R)           21,512          5,389          1,906          3,564
February              21,139          5,171          1,819          3,417
March                                                                    
April                                                                    
May                                                                      
June                                                                     

July                                                                     
August                                                                   
September                                                                
October                                                                  
November                                                                 
December                                                                 
                                        
                               _________________

                   Royalties                                    U.S.
                   and            Other          Direct         Government
                   License        Private        Defense        Misc.
Period             Fees           Services       Expenditures   Services

2001                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.           16,359         54,588         15,198          2,882
Jan.-Feb.              2,737         10,717          2,359            481

January                1,371          5,312          1,174            240
February               1,366          5,405          1,185            241
March                  1,360          5,429          1,189            242
April                  1,346          5,328          1,159            242
May                    1,345          5,410          1,167            242
June                   1,347          5,470          1,186            242

July                   1,371          5,475          1,217            243
August                 1,373          5,529          1,258            242
September              1,369         -6,139          1,310            241
October                1,367          5,759          1,416            235
November               1,367          5,807          1,458            235
December               1,376          5,805          1,479            237

2002                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.           19,899         79,379         19,418          2,920
Jan.-Feb.              3,342         12,652          2,969            493

January                1,390          6,313          1,475            245
February               1,952          6,339          1,494            248
March                  1,419          6,475          1,519            248
April                  1,510          6,368          1,560            243
May                    1,567          6,433          1,589            241
June                   1,871          6,503          1,617            241

July                   1,769          6,648          1,649            242
August                 1,798          6,731          1,673            242
September              1,785          6,840          1,692            241
October                1,643          6,861          1,693            244
November               1,606          6,924          1,715            243
December               1,591          6,947          1,742            242

2003                                                                     

Jan.-Feb.              3,261         14,033          3,590            501

January (R)            1,628          7,000          1,775            250
February               1,633          7,033          1,815            251
March                                                                    
April                                                                    
May                                                                      
June                                                                     

July                                                                     
August                                                                   
September                                                                
October                                                                  
November                                                                 
December                                                                 
                                                  

NOTE:  For information on data sources, methodology, and details of what is
included in each service category, see the information section on page 26 of
this release, or at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html
or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                         EXHIBIT 5. U.S. TRADE IN GOODS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

                           Balance

                           Total
                           Balance            Total
                           of Payments        Census
Period                     Basis              Basis

2001                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -427,165           -411,899
Jan.- Feb.                   -74,591            -71,857

January                      -39,820            -38,393
February                     -34,770            -33,463
March                        -38,441            -37,094
April                        -37,270            -35,987
May                          -34,690            -32,887
June                         -35,760            -34,282

July                         -35,633            -34,392
August                       -34,458            -33,452
September                    -35,660            -34,564
October                      -35,034            -33,887
November                     -34,095            -33,011
December                     -31,534            -30,487

2002                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -484,487           -470,260
Jan.- Feb.                   -69,938            -67,860

January                      -33,526            -32,559
February                     -36,412            -35,302
March                        -36,663            -35,341
April                        -40,208            -39,038
May                          -41,757            -40,500
June                         -40,678            -39,523

July                         -39,096            -37,878
August                       -42,396            -41,108
September                    -41,358            -40,213
October                      -39,614            -38,335
November                     -44,271            -43,074
December                     -48,507            -47,388

2003                                                   

Jan.- Feb.                   -89,191            -87,172

January (R)                  -44,964            -44,023
February                     -44,226            -43,149
March                                                  
April                                                  
May                                                    
June                                                   

July                                                   
August                                                 
September                                              
October                                                
November                                               
December                                               
                                        
January data as published last month:
			      -44,814		-43,897
                               _________________

Exports
                           Total
                           Balance                             Total
                           of Payments        Net              Census
Period                     Basis              Adjustments      Basis

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   718,762            -10,339          729,100
Jan.- Feb.                   129,783             -1,588          131,370

January                       64,845               -844           65,689
February                      64,937               -744           65,681
March                         63,502               -766           64,267
April                         61,943               -687           62,630
May                           62,344             -1,045           63,389
June                          60,558               -901           61,459

July                          58,610             -1,029           59,639
August                        58,939               -763           59,701
September                     55,725               -871           56,596
October                       56,360               -934           57,294
November                      56,007               -878           56,885
December                      54,991               -878           55,869

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   682,387            -10,915          693,302
Jan.- Feb.                   109,485             -1,614          111,099

January                       54,922               -732           55,654
February                      54,564               -881           55,445
March                         54,886             -1,048           55,934
April                         56,756               -850           57,606
May                           57,237               -936           58,173
June                          58,157               -875           59,032

July                          59,013               -943           59,956
August                        58,186             -1,010           59,196
September                     58,173               -849           59,022
October                       57,276               -970           58,246
November                      57,841               -914           58,755
December                      55,377               -906           56,283

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Feb.                   114,194             -1,623          115,817

January (R)                   56,788               -747           57,535
February                      57,406               -876           58,282
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
           
January data as published last month:
			      56,770		    -726	  57,496                             
                               _________________

Imports

                           Total
                           Balance                             Total
                           of Payments        Net              Census
Period                     Basis              Adjustments      Basis

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,145,927              4,928        1,140,999
Jan.- Feb.                   204,373              1,146          203,227

January                      104,666                583          104,083
February                      99,708                563           99,144
March                        101,943                582          101,361
April                         99,213                596           98,617
May                           97,034                758           96,276
June                          96,318                577           95,741

July                          94,243                212           94,031
August                        93,396                243           93,153
September                     91,385                225           91,160
October                       91,394                213           91,181
November                      90,102                206           89,896
December                      86,525                169           86,356

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,166,874              3,313        1,163,561
Jan.- Feb.                   179,424                464          178,960

January                       88,448                235           88,213
February                      90,976                229           90,747
March                         91,549                274           91,275
April                         96,964                320           96,644
May                           98,994                321           98,673
June                          98,835                280           98,555

July                          98,109                275           97,834
August                       100,581                278          100,303
September                     99,531                296           99,235
October                       96,890                309           96,581
November                     102,113                283          101,830
December                     103,884                213          103,671

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Feb.                   203,384                396          202,989

January (R)                  101,752                195          101,557
February                     101,633                201          101,431
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                          
January data as published last month:
			     101,584	            191		 101,393

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors, definitions and
details concerning what is included in the Net Adjustments, see the information
section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                                                       PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                                   EXHIBIT 6. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOOD BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
                                                      JANUARY 2002 TO February 2003
                                                                     
                                  (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                                                 adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

                                                  End-Use Commodity Category
            Total
            Balance of               Total        Foods,                                 Automotive
            Payments    Net          Census       Feeds,       Industrial   Capital      Vehicles,    Consumer     Other
Period      Basis       Adjustments  Basis (1)    Beverages    Supplies (2) Goods        etc.         Goods        Goods

Exports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.    682,387     -10,915      693,302       49,502      156,869      290,587       78,442       84,371       33,531
Jan.- Feb.    109,485      -1,614      111,099        8,520       24,521       46,849       12,200       13,786        5,224

January        54,922        -732       55,654        4,232       12,286       23,600        6,009        6,942        2,585
February       54,564        -881       55,445        4,288       12,235       23,249        6,191        6,844        2,638
March          54,886      -1,048       55,934        3,900       12,281       24,068        6,235        6,735        2,715
April          56,756        -850       57,606        3,890       13,107       24,056        6,680        7,069        2,803
May            57,237        -936       58,173        3,993       13,304       24,216        6,753        6,861        3,046
June           58,157        -875       59,032        4,258       13,315       25,077        6,652        7,093        2,637

July           59,013        -943       59,956        4,305       13,226       25,205        7,084        7,241        2,896
August         58,186      -1,010       59,196        4,037       13,372       24,917        6,824        7,122        2,923
September      58,173        -849       59,022        4,020       13,321       25,127        6,686        7,095        2,773
October        57,276        -970       58,246        3,872       13,122       24,547        6,612        7,217        2,877
November       57,841        -914       58,755        4,310       13,625       24,403        6,307        7,221        2,888
December       55,377        -906       56,283        4,397       13,674       22,122        6,410        6,931        2,750

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Feb.    114,194      -1,623      115,817        8,826       27,904       46,533       13,046       14,336        5,173

January (R)    56,788        -747       57,535        4,359       13,995       22,704        6,517        7,434        2,527
February       57,406        -876       58,282        4,467       13,909       23,829        6,529        6,902        2,646
March                                                                                                                       
April                                                                                                                       
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        
July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    

Imports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.  1,166,874       3,313    1,163,561       49,700      269,007      283,817      203,877      307,843       49,318
Jan.- Feb.    179,424         464      178,960        7,879       37,879       45,896       31,604       47,716        7,986

January        88,448         235       88,213        3,860       18,910       22,844       15,265       23,273        4,061
February       90,976         229       90,747        4,019       18,969       23,051       16,340       24,443        3,925
March          91,549         274       91,275        3,965       19,913       23,399       15,973       23,701        4,325
April          96,964         320       96,644        4,065       22,757       23,821       16,996       25,036        3,968
May            98,994         321       98,673        4,134       23,041       24,071       17,640       25,649        4,138
June           98,835         280       98,555        4,122       22,508       24,166       17,212       26,174        4,373

July           98,109         275       97,834        4,233       22,779       23,966       17,222       25,599        4,035
August        100,581         278      100,303        4,196       23,752       23,775       17,574       26,916        4,089
September      99,531         296       99,235        4,129       23,425       23,550       17,675       26,289        4,167
October        96,890         309       96,581        3,982       24,467       22,205       16,767       25,043        4,116
November      102,113         283      101,830        4,395       23,904       24,356       17,502       27,764        3,909
December      103,884         213      103,671        4,599       24,581       24,611       17,711       27,956        4,214

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Feb.    203,384         396      202,989        8,995       50,736       47,847       33,834       53,776        7,801

January (R)   101,752         195      101,557        4,533       24,944       24,444       16,893       26,821        3,922
February      101,633         201      101,431        4,461       25,792       23,403       16,941       26,955        3,878
March                                                                                                                       
April                                                                                                                       
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        

July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    
                                                  

(1)  Detailed data are presented on a Census basis.  The information needed to
convert to a BOP basis is not available.
(2)  Includes petroleum and petroleum products.

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 7. EXPORTS OF GOODS BY END-USE CATEGORY AND COMMODITY
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
    adjustments and rounding.  The commodities in this exhibit are ranked on
        the month-to-month change within each major commodity grouping.
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                                 (R) Revised.)
                                        

Item(1)                                February     January (R)   Monthly
                                       2003         2003          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis          57,406       56,788           619
Net Adjustments                             -876         -747          -129
Total, Census Basis                       58,282       57,535           748

Foods, feeds, and beverages                4,467        4,359           109

Fish and shellfish                           403          243           159
Soybeans                                     692          654            38
Rice                                         103           84            19
Alcoholic beverages, excluding wine           55           39            16
Wine and related products                     88           72            16
Meat, poultry, etc.                          614          600            14
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   70           60            10
Vegetables                                   242          235             7
Fruits,  frozen juices                       364          361             3
Nuts                                         141          140             2
Other foods                                  381          381            -1
Dairy products and eggs                       55           56            -2
Oilseeds, food oils                          132          134            -2
Bakery products                              185          188            -3
Sorghum, barley, oats                         50           60           -10
Corn                                         398          431           -33
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                         248          308           -60
Wheat                                        246          312           -65

Industrial supplies and materials         13,909       13,995           -86

Nuclear fuel materials                       143          235           -93
Nonmonetary gold                             311          367           -56
Chemicals-inorganic                          280          336           -56
Manmade cloth                                374          424           -50
Other industrial supplies                  1,242        1,281           -39
Chemicals-fertilizers                        314          343           -29
Newsprint                                    678          700           -23
Fuel oil                                     294          313           -19
Cotton fiber cloth                           217          231           -14
Aluminum and alumina                         243          257           -14
Petroleum products, other                    686          700           -14
Cotton, raw                                  194          207           -13
Tobacco, unmanufactured                       99          112           -13
Coal and fuels, other                         44           57           -13
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                      78           89           -12
Chemicals-other                            1,130        1,141           -11
Mineral supplies-manufactured                262          273           -10
Leather and furs                              64           70            -6
Crude oil                                      3            8            -5
Agric. farming-unmanufactured                109          114            -5
Iron and steel products, other               223          227            -5
Iron and steel mill products                 313          317            -4
Tapes, audio and visual                       98          103            -4
Nonferrous metals, other                     199          202            -3
Finished textile supplies                    186          188            -3
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        347          348            -2
Nontextile floor tiles                        24           25            -1
Nonmetallic minerals                          33           34            -1
Wood supplies, manufactured                   77           77             0
Hair, waste materials                         36           34             2
Shingles, molding, wallboard                 153          148             4
Agric. industry-unmanufactured                98           93             5
Precious metals, other                       173          169             5
Industrial rubber products                   175          169             5
Synthetic rubber-primary                     158          150             8
Agriculture-manufactured, other              116          107             9
Metallurgical grade coal                      90           77            13
Hides and skins                              158          143            15
Finished metal shapes                        753          739            15
Electric energy                               58           43            15
Natural gas liquids                          125          107            18
Steelmaking materials                        188          168            20
Logs and lumber                              307          285            22
Copper                                       132          102            30
Gas-natural                                  161           98            63
Plastic materials                          1,288        1,204            84
Chemicals-organic                          1,477        1,375           102

Capital goods, except automotive          23,829       22,704         1,125

Civilian aircraft                          2,479        1,381         1,099
Industrial machines, other                 1,851        1,673           177
Telecommunications equipment               1,788        1,672           115
Semiconductors                             3,351        3,239           112
Drilling & oilfield equipment                527          423           103
Excavating machinery                         466          398            68
Marine engines, parts                         96           60            36
Food, tobacco machinery                      142          124            18
Metalworking machine tools                   405          393            12
Wood, glass, plastic                         222          214             8
Nonfarm tractors and parts                    91           88             3
Materials handling equipment                 366          363             3
Spacecraft, excluding military                 1            1             0
Industrial engines                           887          888            -1
Vessels, excluding scrap                       0            2            -2
Specialized mining                            22           25            -3
Measuring, testing, control instruments    1,117        1,121            -5
Commercial vessels, other                      5           11            -6
Laboratory testing instruments               415          422            -7
Pulp and paper machinery                     203          212            -9
Textile, sewing machines                      80           93           -13
Photo, service industry machinery            455          474           -19
Generators, accessories                      444          465           -21
Parts-civilian aircraft                    1,045        1,070           -26
Electric apparatus                         1,669        1,696           -27
Agricultural machinery, equipment            285          315           -30
Business machines and equipment              156          186           -31
Medicinal equipment                        1,221        1,269           -48
Railway transportation equipment             116          165           -49
Engines-civilian aircraft                    823          928          -106
Computer accessories                       2,435        2,549          -114
Computers                                    668          784          -116

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines    6,529        6,517            13

Consumer goods                             6,902        7,434          -532

Pharmaceutical preparations                1,478        1,831          -353
Jewelry, etc                                 183          256           -74
Other household goods                        695          735           -40
Records, tapes, and disks                    247          274           -27
Household appliances                         363          389           -26
Books, printed matter                        311          336           -25
TV's, VCR's, etc.                            252          275           -24
Toiletries and cosmetics                     361          384           -23
Apparel, household goods - textile           512          532           -21
Toys/games/sporting goods                    437          450           -13
Sports apparel and gear                       37           40            -4
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           113          116            -3
Cookware, cutlery, tools                      55           58            -3
Musical instruments                           65           66            -1
Glassware, chinaware                          26           27            -1
Rugs                                          56           56             0
Pleasure boats and motors                     91           90             1
Furniture, household goods, etc.             186          186             1
Nursery stock, etc.                           25           23             3
Numismatic coins                               8            4             4
Writing and art supplies                     375          367             8
Tobacco, manufactured                        162          149            12
Stereo equipment, etc.                       124          109            15
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              294          273            21
Gem diamonds                                 447          407            40

Other goods                                2,646        2,527           119
                                        
                               _________________

Item(1)                                Year-to-date Year-to-date  Year-to-date
                                       2003         2002          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         109,485                      4,708
Net Adjustments                           -1,614                         -9
Total, Census Basis                      111,099                      4,718

Foods, feeds, and beverages                8,520                        306

Fish and shellfish                           639                          7
Soybeans                                   1,121                        225
Rice                                         133                         54
Alcoholic beverages, excluding wine           88                          6
Wine and related products                    122                         38
Meat, poultry, etc.                        1,259                        -45
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  102                         29
Vegetables                                   478                         -1
Fruits,  frozen juices                       676                         48
Nuts                                         272                          9
Other foods                                  742                         20
Dairy products and eggs                      105                          6
Oilseeds, food oils                          257                         10
Bakery products                              340                         33
Sorghum, barley, oats                        156                        -46
Corn                                         869                        -40
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                         563                         -8
Wheat                                        597                        -39

Industrial supplies and materials         24,521                      3,383

Nuclear fuel materials                       186                        192
Nonmonetary gold                             409                        269
Chemicals-inorganic                          613                          4
Manmade cloth                                739                         58
Other industrial supplies                  2,309                        213
Chemicals-fertilizers                        655                          2
Newsprint                                  1,296                         82
Fuel oil                                     377                        230
Cotton fiber cloth                           386                         62
Aluminum and alumina                         464                         37
Petroleum products, other                  1,005                        381
Cotton, raw                                  380                         20
Tobacco, unmanufactured                      235                        -24
Coal and fuels, other                        186                        -85
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     156                         11
Chemicals-other                            2,106                        165
Mineral supplies-manufactured                466                         69
Leather and furs                             104                         30
Crude oil                                     16                         -5
Agric. farming-unmanufactured                221                          3
Iron and steel products, other               455                         -4
Iron and steel mill products                 515                        115
Tapes, audio and visual                      202                         -1
Nonferrous metals, other                     341                         61
Finished textile supplies                    369                          5
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        646                         49
Nontextile floor tiles                        49                          0
Nonmetallic minerals                          64                          4
Wood supplies, manufactured                  146                          8
Hair, waste materials                         68                          2
Shingles, molding, wallboard                 309                         -8
Agric. industry-unmanufactured               221                        -30
Precious metals, other                       392                        -50
Industrial rubber products                   354                        -10
Synthetic rubber-primary                     264                         45
Agriculture-manufactured, other              349                       -127
Metallurgical grade coal                     141                         27
Hides and skins                              277                         24
Finished metal shapes                      1,424                         69
Electric energy                               26                         75
Natural gas liquids                           95                        137
Steelmaking materials                        294                         62
Logs and lumber                              581                         11
Copper                                       156                         78
Gas-natural                                  123                        136
Plastic materials                          2,209                        283
Chemicals-organic                          2,143                        709

Capital goods, except automotive          46,849                       -316

Civilian aircraft                          3,903                        -43
Industrial machines, other                 3,338                        186
Telecommunications equipment               4,074                       -614
Semiconductors                             6,467                        123
Drilling & oilfield equipment              1,138                       -188
Excavating machinery                         869                         -5
Marine engines, parts                        112                         44
Food, tobacco machinery                      286                        -20
Metalworking machine tools                   763                         35
Wood, glass, plastic                         401                         35
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   169                         10
Materials handling equipment                 733                         -3
Spacecraft, excluding military                 2                         -1
Industrial engines                         1,873                        -97
Vessels, excluding scrap                      45                        -43
Specialized mining                            60                        -13
Measuring, testing, control instruments    2,078                        159
Commercial vessels, other                     26                        -10
Laboratory testing instruments               801                         37
Pulp and paper machinery                     359                         56
Textile, sewing machines                     169                          4
Photo, service industry machinery            865                         64
Generators, accessories                    1,003                        -94
Parts-civilian aircraft                    1,967                        148
Electric apparatus                         3,437                        -72
Agricultural machinery, equipment            563                         37
Business machines and equipment              367                        -25
Medicinal equipment                        2,375                        115
Railway transportation equipment             181                         99
Engines-civilian aircraft                  1,991                       -240
Computer accessories                       4,868                        116
Computers                                  1,568                       -116

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   12,200                        846

Consumer goods                            13,786                        550

Pharmaceutical preparations                2,662                        647
Jewelry, etc                                 428                         11
Other household goods                      1,342                         89
Records, tapes, and disks                    497                         24
Household appliances                         771                        -19
Books, printed matter                        643                          4
TV's, VCR's, etc.                            781                       -254
Toiletries and cosmetics                     730                         15
Apparel, household goods - textile         1,059                        -15
Toys/games/sporting goods                    875                         12
Sports apparel and gear                       73                          4
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           225                          4
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     120                         -7
Musical instruments                          209                        -78
Glassware, chinaware                         127                        -74
Rugs                                         112                          0
Pleasure boats and motors                    149                         31
Furniture, household goods, etc.             352                         20
Nursery stock, etc.                           46                          2
Numismatic coins                              15                         -2
Writing and art supplies                     732                         10
Tobacco, manufactured                        350                        -39
Stereo equipment, etc.                       248                        -15
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              501                         65
Gem diamonds                                 740                        114

Other goods                                5,224                        -51
                                                  

(1) Detailed data are presented on a Census basis.  The information needed to
convert to a BOP basis is not available.

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 8. IMPORTS OF GOODS BY END-USE CATEGORY AND COMMODITY
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
    adjustments and rounding. The Commodities in this exhibit are ranked on
        the month-to-month change within each major commodity grouping.
(-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown. (R) Revised
                                        

Item(1)                                February     January (R)   Monthly
                                       2003         2003          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         101,633      101,752          -119
Net Adjustments                              201          195             6
Total, Census Basis                      101,431      101,557          -126

Foods, feeds, and beverages                4,461        4,533           -72

Cocoa beans                                   53          116           -63
Vegetables                                   388          448           -60
Meat products                                498          532           -34
Fruits, frozen juices                        436          462           -26
Feedstuff and foodgrains                     124          136           -12
Green coffee                                 109          119           -10
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   31           36            -5
Dairy products and eggs                       93           95            -2
Food oils, oilseeds                          107          109            -2
Wine and related products                    479          480             0
Bakery products                              342          341             1
Nuts                                          64           58             5
Alcoholic bevs, excluding wine               299          287            12
Tea, spices, etc.                             84           67            16
Cane and beet sugar                           46           28            18
Other foods                                  351          332            19
Fish and shellfish                           959          888            71

Industrial supplies and materials         25,792       24,944           848

Crude oil                                  8,182        7,431           751
Gas-natural                                1,879        1,287           592
Coal and related fuels                       115           66            49
Petroleum products, other                  1,242        1,204            38
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                      470          435            35
Steelmaking materials                        246          218            28
Plastic materials                            682          658            24
Other precious metals                        293          273            20
Electric energy                              141          121            19
Nonmonetary gold                             219          202            18
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        201          184            17
Paper and paper products                     546          534            12
Iron and steel, advanced                     408          397            11
Tobacco, waxes, etc                          293          283            10
Nickel                                        72           63             8
Synthetic rubber--primary                    102           95             7
Blank tapes, audio & visual                  203          199             4
Nontextile floor tiles                       188          185             3
Wool, silk, etc.                              54           52             2
Cotton cloth, fabrics                        176          175             1
Hair, waste materials                         40           40             1
Tin                                           14           13             0
Farming materials, livestock                  69           69             0
Finished textile supplies                    215          216            -1
Cotton, natural fibers                         9           10            -1
Leather and furs                              74           77            -3
Hides and skins                               10           13            -3
Synthetic cloth                              348          352            -3
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.              341          344            -4
Natural rubber                                81           86            -6
Plywood and veneers                          127          134            -7
Finished metal shapes                        609          616            -7
Copper                                       155          162            -7
Nonferrous metals, other                     105          113            -8
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                  45           53            -8
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                    327          336            -9
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                      71           84           -13
Materials, excluding chemicals               117          130           -13
Industrial supplies, other                 1,256        1,269           -13
Zinc                                          68           83           -15
Newsprint                                    234          249           -15
Shingles, wallboard                          630          650           -20
Chemicals-inorganic                          303          326           -23
Lumber                                       486          510           -24
Chemicals-organic                          1,071        1,095           -25
Bauxite and aluminum                         597          631           -35
Fuel oil                                   1,203        1,242           -38
Chemicals-fertilizers                        315          403           -88
Iron and steel mill products                 657          753           -96
Nuclear fuel materials                       145          298          -152
Liquefied petroleum gases                    357          527          -170

Capital goods, except automotive          23,403       24,444        -1,040

Computer accessories                       4,513        4,876          -363
Computers                                  1,499        1,833          -335
Civilian aircraft                            914        1,147          -233
Generators, accessories                      833          914           -80
Drilling & oilfield equipment                 85          163           -78
Photo, service industry machinery            836          892           -57
Engines-civilian aircraft                    604          653           -49
Spacecraft, excluding military                 2           49           -47
Wood, glass, plastic                         404          438           -35
Agricultural machinery, equipment            323          354           -31
Industrial engines                           726          747           -21
Railway transportation equipment              74           93           -20
Parts-civilian aircraft                      383          395           -13
Business machines and equipment              519          530           -11
Textile, sewing machines                      74           81            -8
Pulp and paper machinery                     286          291            -5
Vessels, except scrap                          0            3            -3
Specialized mining                            24           25            -2
Commercial vessels, other                      5            6            -1
Nonfarm tractors and parts                    56           57             0
Excavating machinery                         331          328             2
Semiconductors                             2,012        2,006             5
Laboratory testing instruments               167          155            12
Marine engines, parts                         62           47            15
Electric apparatus                         1,903        1,883            20
Materials handling equipment                 514          493            21
Food, tobacco machinery                      142          120            22
Metalworking machine tools                   483          455            29
Medicinal equipment                        1,265        1,232            33
Measuring, testing, control instruments      801          758            43
Industrial machines, other                 1,571        1,526            45
Telecommunications equipment               1,995        1,894           102

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   16,941       16,893            48

Consumer goods                            26,955       26,821           134

TV's, VCR's, etc                           1,768        1,670            98
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              566          471            95
Apparel, household goods - cotton          3,353        3,271            82
Pleasure boats and motors                    247          175            72
Motorcycles and parts                        299          230            69
Footwear                                   1,041          993            48
Camping apparel and gear                     566          519            48
Gem stones, other                            165          132            33
Toiletries and cosmetics                     357          331            26
Writing and art supplies                     866          840            26
Household appliances                         928          904            24
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotton       2,309        2,286            23
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     420          400            19
Musical instruments                          133          115            18
Rugs                                         149          142             8
Records, tapes, and disks                    119          115             4
Numismatic coins                              32           28             4
Photo equipment                              147          146             1
Other household goods                      2,851        2,852            -1
Books, printed matter                        281          282            -1
Glassware, chinaware                         187          189            -3
Nursery stock, etc.                          104          107            -3
Apparel, household goods - wool              281          289            -8
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           541          559           -18
Stereo equipment, etc                        528          550           -22
Furniture, household goods, etc.           1,441        1,478           -37
Gem diamonds                                 970        1,025           -55
Toys/games/sporting goods                  1,825        1,947          -122
Jewelry                                      711          846          -135
Pharmaceutical preparations                3,771        3,929          -158

Other goods                                3,878        3,922           -44
                                        
                               _________________

Item(1)                                Year-to-date Year-to-date  Year-to-date
                                       2003         2002          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         179,424                     23,961
Net Adjustments                              464                        -68
Total, Census Basis                      178,960                     24,029

Foods, feeds, and beverages                7,879                      1,116

Cocoa beans                                   83                         86
Vegetables                                   670                        165
Meat products                                995                         35
Fruits, frozen juices                        845                         53
Feedstuff and foodgrains                     250                         10
Green coffee                                 146                         82
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   59                          8
Dairy products and eggs                      173                         15
Food oils, oilseeds                          162                         54
Wine and related products                    845                        114
Bakery products                              563                        120
Nuts                                         114                          7
Alcoholic bevs, excluding wine               516                         70
Tea, spices, etc.                            140                         11
Cane and beet sugar                           87                        -13
Other foods                                  580                        103
Fish and shellfish                         1,651                        196

Industrial supplies and materials         37,879                     12,858

Crude oil                                  9,203                      6,409
Gas-natural                                1,372                      1,794
Coal and related fuels                       141                         40
Petroleum products, other                  1,579                        867
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                      855                         50
Steelmaking materials                        328                        137
Plastic materials                          1,106                        234
Other precious metals                        479                         87
Electric energy                              215                         47
Nonmonetary gold                             302                        119
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        362                         23
Paper and paper products                     935                        144
Iron and steel, advanced                     703                        103
Tobacco, waxes, etc                          559                         17
Nickel                                       156                        -21
Synthetic rubber--primary                    179                         17
Blank tapes, audio & visual                  380                         22
Nontextile floor tiles                       323                         51
Wool, silk, etc.                              97                          9
Cotton cloth, fabrics                        344                          7
Hair, waste materials                         68                         12
Tin                                           25                          2
Farming materials, livestock                 144                         -5
Finished textile supplies                    376                         54
Cotton, natural fibers                        16                          3
Leather and furs                             144                          7
Hides and skins                               25                         -3
Synthetic cloth                              660                         41
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.              748                        -64
Natural rubber                                92                         75
Plywood and veneers                          225                         36
Finished metal shapes                      1,068                        156
Copper                                       458                       -141
Nonferrous metals, other                     210                          9
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                  85                         13
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                    604                         60
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     125                         31
Materials, excluding chemicals               258                        -11
Industrial supplies, other                 2,194                        331
Zinc                                         142                          8
Newsprint                                    519                        -37
Shingles, wallboard                        1,169                        111
Chemicals-inorganic                          619                         11
Lumber                                     1,265                       -269
Chemicals-organic                          1,920                        246
Bauxite and aluminum                       1,051                        177
Fuel oil                                     998                      1,447
Chemicals-fertilizers                        497                        222
Iron and steel mill products               1,661                       -252
Nuclear fuel materials                       365                         78
Liquefied petroleum gases                    528                        355

Capital goods, except automotive          45,896                      1,951

Computer accessories                      10,055                       -666
Computers                                  2,676                        656
Civilian aircraft                          2,483                       -422
Generators, accessories                    1,795                        -48
Drilling & oilfield equipment                218                         29
Photo, service industry machinery          1,426                        302
Engines-civilian aircraft                  1,469                       -212
Spacecraft, excluding military                 7                         44
Wood, glass, plastic                         633                        209
Agricultural machinery, equipment            616                         60
Industrial engines                         1,508                        -36
Railway transportation equipment             156                         11
Parts-civilian aircraft                      820                        -42
Business machines and equipment              676                        373
Textile, sewing machines                     136                         19
Pulp and paper machinery                     557                         19
Vessels, except scrap                          0                          3
Specialized mining                            56                         -7
Commercial vessels, other                      6                          4
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   104                          9
Excavating machinery                         639                         20
Semiconductors                             4,013                          5
Laboratory testing instruments               339                        -18
Marine engines, parts                         87                         21
Electric apparatus                         3,504                        282
Materials handling equipment                 925                         82
Food, tobacco machinery                      240                         23
Metalworking machine tools                   915                         23
Medicinal equipment                        2,225                        272
Measuring, testing, control instruments    1,392                        168
Industrial machines, other                 2,783                        315
Telecommunications equipment               3,438                        452

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   31,604                      2,230

Consumer goods                            47,716                      6,059

TV's, VCR's, etc                           3,574                       -136
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.            1,163                       -126
Apparel, household goods - cotton          5,530                      1,093
Pleasure boats and motors                    309                        112
Motorcycles and parts                        517                         13
Footwear                                   1,877                        157
Camping apparel and gear                     964                        120
Gem stones, other                            263                         35
Toiletries and cosmetics                     629                         58
Writing and art supplies                   1,585                        121
Household appliances                       1,618                        213
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotton       3,945                        650
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     695                        125
Musical instruments                          220                         28
Rugs                                         247                         44
Records, tapes, and disks                    201                         33
Numismatic coins                              21                         40
Photo equipment                              271                         23
Other household goods                      4,942                        762
Books, printed matter                        534                         28
Glassware, chinaware                         331                         45
Nursery stock, etc.                          179                         32
Apparel, household goods - wool              493                         77
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           968                        132
Stereo equipment, etc                      1,283                       -205
Furniture, household goods, etc.           2,471                        448
Gem diamonds                               1,951                         44
Toys/games/sporting goods                  3,496                        276
Jewelry                                    1,424                        133
Pharmaceutical preparations                6,015                      1,684

Other goods                                7,986                       -185
                                                  

(1)  Detailed data are presented on a Census basis.  The information needed to
convert to a BOP basis is not available.

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
          EXHIBIT 9. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS, PETROLEUM
                   AND NON-PETROLEUM END-USE CATEGORY TOTALS
                         JANUARY 2002 TO February 2003
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

Balance
                                      Net                         Non-
Period                 Total          Adjustments   Petroleum (1) petroleum

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.              -484,487        -14,228       -93,136      -377,124
Jan.- Feb.               -69,938         -2,078       -10,816       -57,045

January                  -33,526           -967        -5,638       -26,920
February                 -36,412         -1,111        -5,177       -30,124
March                    -36,663         -1,322        -6,155       -29,187
April                    -40,208         -1,170        -8,269       -30,770
May                      -41,757         -1,257        -8,505       -31,994
June                     -40,678         -1,155        -7,912       -31,611

July                     -39,096         -1,218        -8,191       -29,687
August                   -42,396         -1,288        -8,574       -32,533
September                -41,358         -1,145        -8,271       -31,943
October                  -39,614         -1,279        -9,667       -28,667
November                 -44,271         -1,197        -8,697       -34,377
December                 -48,507         -1,119        -8,078       -39,310

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Feb.               -89,191         -2,019       -19,151       -68,020

January (R)              -44,964           -942        -9,275       -34,747
February                 -44,226         -1,077        -9,876       -33,273
March                                                                      
April                                                                      
May                                                                        
June                                                                       

July                                                                       
August                                                                     
September                                                                  
October                                                                    
November                                                                   
December                                                                   
                                        
                               _________________

Exports
                                      Net                         Non-
Period                 Total          Adjustments   Petroleum (1) petroleum

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.               682,387        -10,915        10,338       682,964
Jan.- Feb.               109,485         -1,614         1,493       109,606

January                   54,922           -732           750        54,904
February                  54,564           -881           742        54,703
March                     54,886         -1,048           729        55,205
April                     56,756           -850           844        56,762
May                       57,237           -936           783        57,390
June                      58,157           -875           743        58,289

July                      59,013           -943           829        59,127
August                    58,186         -1,010           960        58,235
September                 58,173           -849           883        58,139
October                   57,276           -970           931        57,315
November                  57,841           -914           944        57,811
December                  55,377           -906         1,199        55,085

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Feb.               114,194         -1,623         2,236       113,581

January (R)               56,788           -747         1,128        56,406
February                  57,406           -876         1,108        57,174
March                                                                      
April                                                                      
May                                                                        
June                                                                       

July                                                                       
August                                                                     
September                                                                  
October                                                                    
November                                                                   
December                                                                   
                                        
                               _________________

Imports
                                      Net                         Non-
Period                 Total          Adjustments   Petroleum (1) petroleum

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.             1,166,874          3,313       103,474     1,060,088
Jan.- Feb.               179,424            464        12,309       166,651

January                   88,448            235         6,389        81,824
February                  90,976            229         5,920        84,827
March                     91,549            274         6,884        84,391
April                     96,964            320         9,113        87,531
May                       98,994            321         9,288        89,384
June                      98,835            280         8,655        89,900

July                      98,109            275         9,020        88,814
August                   100,581            278         9,535        90,769
September                 99,531            296         9,154        90,081
October                   96,890            309        10,598        85,982
November                 102,113            283         9,641        92,188
December                 103,884            213         9,277        94,394

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Feb.               203,384            396        21,388       181,601

January (R)              101,752            195        10,404        91,153
February                 101,633            201        10,984        90,447
March                                                                      
April                                                                      
May                                                                        
June                                                                       

July                                                                       
August                                                                     
September                                                                  
October                                                                    
November                                                                   
December                                                                   
                                                  

(1)  The petroleum products aggregated in the end-use commodity classification
system include virtually the same energy related petroleum products as those
aggregated in the SITC. The end-use petroleum products, however, include some
products such as ethane, butane, benzene and toluene, which are included in
"Manufactured Goods".

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors, definitions and
details concerning what is included in the Net Adjustments, see the information
section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     EXHIBIT 11. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS, PETROLEUM AND NON-PETROLEUM
                       END-USE COMMODITY CATEGORY TOTALS
            (CONSTANT DOLLARS BASIS): JANUARY 2001 TO February 2003
                           1996 CONSTANT DOLLAR BASIS
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
      adjustment and rounding.  The values in this exhibit are subject to
    periodic change, reflecting revisions to the source information for the
                        monthly deflators.  (R) Revised)
                                        

Trade Balance

                   Total
                   Census                          Non-
Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -447,336         -80,625        -366,711
Jan.- Feb.           -73,472         -13,967         -59,505

January              -38,814          -7,283         -31,531
February             -34,658          -6,683         -27,975
March                -38,567          -6,755         -31,812
April                -38,104          -7,246         -30,858
May                  -34,392          -7,010         -27,382
June                 -36,550          -6,862         -29,688

July                 -37,611          -6,624         -30,987
August               -36,656          -6,469         -30,186
September            -37,817          -6,309         -31,508
October              -38,647          -6,869         -31,778
November             -38,806          -6,537         -32,268
December             -36,713          -5,976         -30,737

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -536,262         -78,220        -458,042
Jan.- Feb.           -82,156         -12,714         -69,443

January              -39,551          -6,677         -32,875
February             -42,605          -6,037         -36,568
March                -41,733          -6,019         -35,714
April                -44,076          -6,948         -37,127
May                  -45,428          -6,767         -38,661
June                 -44,582          -6,439         -38,143

July                 -43,384          -6,533         -36,851
August               -46,444          -6,605         -39,839
September            -44,972          -6,144         -38,829
October              -41,778          -6,931         -34,847
November             -49,251          -6,795         -42,456
December             -52,458          -6,326         -46,132

2003                                                        

Jan.- Feb.           -93,724         -12,307         -81,417

January (R)          -48,066          -6,304         -41,762
February             -45,658          -6,003         -39,655
March                                                       
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
                                        
                               _________________

Exports
                   Total
                   Census                          Non-
Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           795,663           8,506         787,157
Jan.- Feb.           143,415           1,393         142,021

January               71,745             753          70,991
February              71,670             640          71,030
March                 70,091             693          69,398
April                 68,112             737          67,375
May                   68,766             691          68,075
June                  66,835             657          66,178

July                  64,860             656          64,203
August                64,994             786          64,208
September             61,653             616          61,037
October               62,791             679          62,111
November              62,500             676          61,824
December              61,647             921          60,726

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           756,359           8,552         747,807
Jan.- Feb.           122,583           1,333         121,250

January               61,300             666          60,635
February              61,282             667          60,615
March                 61,420             639          60,781
April                 63,092             695          62,397
May                   63,839             667          63,172
June                  64,864             640          64,224

July                  65,083             695          64,388
August                64,119             785          63,334
September             63,762             691          63,071
October               62,884             724          62,161
November              63,366             738          62,628
December              61,347             945          60,401

2003                                                        

Jan.- Feb.           124,878           1,578         123,300

January (R)           62,331             833          61,499
February              62,547             745          61,802
March                                                       
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
                                        
                               _________________

Imports
                   Total
                   Census                          Non-
Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,242,998          89,131       1,153,868
Jan.- Feb.           216,887          15,360         201,527

January              110,559           8,037         102,522
February             106,328           7,323          99,005
March                108,658           7,448         101,210
April                106,216           7,982          98,234
May                  103,158           7,701          95,457
June                 103,386           7,520          95,866

July                 102,470           7,280          95,190
August               101,649           7,255          94,394
September             99,471           6,925          92,546
October              101,438           7,549          93,889
November             101,306           7,213          94,093
December              98,360           6,897          91,463

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,292,621          86,772       1,205,849
Jan.- Feb.           204,739          14,047         190,692

January              100,852           7,342          93,509
February             103,887           6,704          97,183
March                103,152           6,657          96,495
April                107,168           7,643          99,525
May                  109,267           7,434         101,833
June                 109,446           7,078         102,367

July                 108,468           7,228         101,239
August               110,563           7,390         103,173
September            108,734           6,835         101,899
October              104,662           7,655          97,007
November             112,617           7,533         105,084
December             113,805           7,272         106,533

2003                                                        

Jan.- Feb.           218,602          13,885         204,717

January (R)          110,397           7,137         103,260
February             108,205           6,748         101,457
March                                                       
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
                                                  

(1) Detailed data presented on a Census Basis.  The information to convert to a
BOP basis is not available.

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                        EXHIBIT 12. U. S. TRADE IN GOODS
                                        
          (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
                            rounding.  (R) Revised.)
                                        

Trade Balance

                                  Total
                                  Balance        Total
                                  of Payments    Census
Period                            Basis          Basis

2001                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -427,165       -411,899
Jan.- Feb.                          -71,338        -68,604

January                             -41,135        -39,708
February                            -30,203        -28,896
March                               -34,526        -33,179
April                               -35,533        -34,250
May                                 -33,476        -31,674
June                                -33,807        -32,330

July                                -41,256        -40,015
August                              -37,622        -36,616
September                           -35,348        -34,252
October                             -41,622        -40,475
November                            -34,889        -33,805
December                            -27,747        -26,700

2002                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -484,487       -470,260
Jan.- Feb.                          -65,099        -63,021

January                             -33,523        -32,556
February                            -31,576        -30,465
March                               -32,270        -30,948
April                               -40,087        -38,917
May                                 -39,562        -38,305
June                                -37,864        -36,709

July                                -46,816        -45,598
August                              -44,166        -42,878
September                           -42,922        -41,777
October                             -45,671        -44,392
November                            -44,159        -42,962
December                            -45,872        -44,753

2003                                                      

Jan.- Feb.                          -82,804        -80,785

January (R)                         -44,003        -43,061
February                            -38,801        -37,723
March                                                     
April                                                     
May                                                       
June                                                      

July                                                      
August                                                    
September                                                 
October                                                   
November                                                  
December                                                  
         
January data as published last month:
				    -43,861	   -42,944                               
                               _________________

Exports

                   Total
                   Balance                         Total
                   of Payments     Net             Census
Period             Basis           Adjustments     Basis

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           718,762         -10,339         729,100
Jan.- Feb.           123,317          -1,588         124,905

January               61,317            -844          62,161
February              62,000            -744          62,743
March                 69,592            -766          70,358
April                 61,328            -687          62,015
May                   63,887          -1,045          64,931
June                  62,433            -901          63,333

July                  53,582          -1,029          54,611
August                59,349            -763          60,111
September             54,361            -871          55,232
October               59,767            -934          60,701
November              57,022            -878          57,900
December              54,125            -878          55,003

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           682,387         -10,915         693,302
Jan.- Feb.           104,227          -1,614         105,840

January               51,987            -732          52,720
February              52,239            -881          53,121
March                 59,583          -1,048          60,631
April                 57,212            -850          58,062
May                   59,024            -936          59,960
June                  59,018            -875          59,893

July                  54,117            -943          55,060
August                58,470          -1,010          59,480
September             56,602            -849          57,451
October               60,923            -970          61,893
November              58,756            -914          59,670
December              54,456            -906          55,362

2003                                                        

Jan.- Feb.           109,047          -1,623         110,671

January (R)           53,997            -747          54,745
February              55,050            -876          55,926
March                                                       
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
                           
January data as published last month:
		      53,977		 -726         54,703
                               _________________

Imports

                   Total
                   Balance                         Total
                   of Payments     Net             Census
Period             Basis           Adjustments     Basis

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,145,927           4,928       1,140,999
Jan.- Feb.           194,655           1,146         193,509

January              102,452             583         101,869
February              92,203             563          91,639
March                104,118             582         103,536
April                 96,860             596          96,265
May                   97,363             758          96,605
June                  96,240             577          95,663

July                  94,838             212          94,625
August                96,971             243          96,728
September             89,709             225          89,484
October              101,390             213         101,177
November              91,911             206          91,705
December              81,872             169          81,703

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,166,874           3,313       1,163,561
Jan.- Feb.           169,325             464         168,861

January               85,510             235          85,276
February              83,815             229          83,586
March                 91,854             274          91,580
April                 97,298             320          96,978
May                   98,587             321          98,266
June                  96,882             280          96,602

July                 100,932             275         100,657
August               102,636             278         102,358
September             99,523             296          99,227
October              106,594             309         106,285
November             102,914             283         102,631
December             100,328             213         100,116

2003                                                        

Jan.- Feb.           191,851             396         191,455

January (R)           98,001             195          97,806
February              93,850             201          93,649
March                                                       
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
                      
January data as published last month:
		      97,837		 191	      97,647                            

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors, definitions and
details concerning what is included in Net Adjustments, see the information
section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                                                                     
                                                     PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                                  EXHIBIT 13.EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
                                                      JANUARY 2002 TO February 2003
                                                                     
                                       (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
                                                         rounding.  (R) Revised.)

                        End-Use Commodity Category
            Total
            Balance of               Total        Foods,       Industrial                Automotive
            Payments    Net          Census       Feeds,       Industrial   Capital      Vehicles     Consumer     Other
Period      Basis       Adjustments  Basis (1)    Beverages    Supplies (2) Goods        etc.         Goods        Goods

Exports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.    682,387     -10,915      693,302       49,502      156,869      290,587       78,442       84,371       33,531
Jan.- Feb.    104,227      -1,614      105,840        8,375       23,817       44,050       11,543       13,004        5,052

January        51,987        -732       52,720        4,146       12,014       22,329        5,375        6,358        2,497
February       52,239        -881       53,121        4,228       11,803       21,722        6,167        6,646        2,555
March          59,583      -1,048       60,631        4,126       12,934       26,587        6,974        7,286        2,724
April          57,212        -850       58,062        3,748       13,231       24,052        7,141        7,010        2,880
May            59,024        -936       59,960        3,748       13,847       24,523        7,572        7,175        3,096
June           59,018        -875       59,893        3,741       13,272       25,863        7,098        7,264        2,656

July           54,117        -943       55,060        3,993       12,827       23,606        4,927        6,813        2,893
August         58,470      -1,010       59,480        4,102       13,719       24,822        6,765        7,196        2,875
September      56,602        -849       57,451        3,838       13,002       24,291        6,659        6,904        2,755
October        60,923        -970       61,893        4,522       13,723       25,709        7,229        7,826        2,883
November       58,756        -914       59,670        4,843       13,427       24,251        6,766        7,445        2,937
December       54,456        -906       55,362        4,464       13,070       22,830        5,769        6,449        2,779

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Feb.    109,047      -1,623      110,671        8,913       27,169       43,856       12,183       13,549        5,000

January (R)    53,997        -747       54,745        4,434       13,750       21,599        5,703        6,824        2,435
February       55,050        -876       55,926        4,479       13,420       22,257        6,479        6,725        2,566
March                                                                                                                       
April                                                                                                                       
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        

July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    

Imports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.  1,166,874       3,313    1,163,561       49,700      269,007      283,817      203,877      307,843       49,318
Jan.- Feb.    169,325         464      168,861        7,429       36,867       42,934       30,225       43,814        7,594

January        85,510         235       85,276        3,831       19,207       21,765       14,194       22,324        3,955
February       83,815         229       83,586        3,597       17,660       21,169       16,031       21,490        3,639
March          91,854         274       91,580        3,967       20,196       24,060       17,215       21,858        4,284
April          97,298         320       96,978        4,075       23,236       23,970       17,915       23,663        4,119
May            98,587         321       98,266        4,188       23,749       23,507       17,856       24,756        4,210
June           96,882         280       96,602        4,108       22,293       23,982       16,812       25,135        4,272

July          100,932         275      100,657        4,318       23,637       24,711       15,222       28,631        4,139
August        102,636         278      102,358        4,147       23,944       23,599       17,645       28,898        4,125
September      99,523         296       99,227        4,004       22,710       23,588       16,482       28,453        3,991
October       106,594         309      106,285        4,390       25,208       24,017       18,769       29,549        4,353
November      102,914         283      102,631        4,483       23,240       24,380       18,452       27,940        4,135
December      100,328         213      100,116        4,592       23,926       25,071       17,285       25,146        4,096

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Feb.    191,851         396      191,455        8,452       49,582       44,502       32,162       49,284        7,474

January (R)    98,001         195       97,806        4,469       25,354       23,072       15,584       25,449        3,879
February       93,850         201       93,649        3,982       24,228       21,430       16,579       23,836        3,595
March                                                                                                                       
April                                                                                                                       
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        

July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    
                                                  

(1)  Detailed data are presented on a Census basis.  The information needed to
convert to a BOP basis is not available.
(2)  Includes petroleum and petroleum products.

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 14. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS BY SELECTED
                         COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

Balance

Item(1)                         February    January     Cumulative
                                2003        2003        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis   -38,801     -44,003     -82,804

Net Adjustments                    -1,077        -942      -2,019

Total Census Basis                -37,723     -43,061     -80,785
North America                      -8,233      -7,966     -16,199
        Canada                     -4,333      -4,949      -9,282
        Mexico                     -3,900      -3,017      -6,917
Western Europe                     -6,553      -6,989     -13,542
    Euro Area (2)                  -4,814      -5,586     -10,400
    European Union                 -6,106      -6,502     -12,608
        Austria                      -195        -175        -371
        Belgium                       528         433         961
        Finland                      -137        -163        -300
        France                       -887      -1,020      -1,907
        Germany                    -2,503      -2,685      -5,189
        Italy                      -1,069      -1,066      -2,135
        Netherlands                   711         609       1,320
        Spain                         -26         -31         -57
        Sweden                       -498        -428        -925
        United Kingdom               -685        -350      -1,035
        Other EU                   -1,345      -1,625      -2,970
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                      -395        -348        -742
        Norway                       -224        -212        -435
        Switzerland                  -147        -111        -258
        Other EFTA                    -24         -25         -49
    Other Western Europe              -53        -139        -192
Eastern Europe/FSR                   -925        -757      -1,682
        Hungary                       -64         -46        -110
        Poland                        -29         -50         -79
        Former Soviet Republics      -729        -518      -1,246
            Russia                   -572        -463      -1,035
            Other FSR                -157         -55        -212
        Other EE                     -104        -143        -247
Pacific Rim Countries             -14,871     -19,248     -34,119
        Australia                     632         274         906
        China                      -7,579      -9,421     -17,001
        Japan                      -5,316      -5,220     -10,536
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)              -794      -2,779      -3,573
            Hong Kong                 390         122         512
            Korea                    -488      -1,134      -1,621
            Singapore                 332        -385         -53
            Taiwan                 -1,029      -1,382      -2,411
        Other Pacific Rim(3)       -1,814      -2,102      -3,916
South/Central America              -1,619      -1,196      -2,815
        Argentina                    -134        -134        -268
        Brazil                       -516        -584      -1,100
        Colombia                     -248        -219        -467
        Other S/C A (3)              -721        -259        -979
OPEC                               -3,420      -3,630      -7,049
        Indonesia(3)                 -510        -488        -998
        Nigeria                      -624        -769      -1,394
        Saudi Arabia               -1,020      -1,262      -2,282
        Venezuela(3)                 -527        -280        -807
        Other OPEC                   -738        -830      -1,569
Other Countries                    -3,138      -3,923      -7,062
        Egypt                          75          79         154
        South Africa                  -97        -198        -296
        Other                      -3,116      -3,805      -6,920
Uniden. ctys (4)                        0           0           0
Timing Adjustments                      0        -121        -121
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

Item(1)                         February    January     Cumulative
                                2003        2003        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    55,050      53,997     109,047

Net Adjustments                      -876        -747      -1,623

Total Census Basis                 55,926      54,745     110,671
North America                      20,326      20,685      41,011
        Canada                     13,260      12,859      26,120
        Mexico                      7,066       7,826      14,891
Western Europe                     13,067      12,798      25,865
    Euro Area (2)                   8,892       8,763      17,655
    European Union                 12,031      11,776      23,807
        Austria                       130         123         254
        Belgium                     1,308       1,210       2,518
        Finland                       106         103         209
        France                      1,312       1,378       2,690
        Germany                     2,436       2,148       4,584
        Italy                         740         953       1,694
        Netherlands                 1,547       1,509       3,056
        Spain                         467         470         937
        Sweden                        255         233         488
        United Kingdom              2,766       2,669       5,435
        Other EU                      965         979       1,944
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       718         762       1,481
        Norway                        127         110         237
        Switzerland                   579         644       1,223
        Other EFTA                     11           9          20
    Other Western Europe              318         259         577
Eastern Europe/FSR                    445         474         919
        Hungary                        91          88         178
        Poland                         55          56         111
        Former Soviet Republics       216         247         463
            Russia                    145         158         303
            Other FSR                  71          89         160
        Other EE                       84          83         167
Pacific Rim Countries              14,623      13,553      28,175
        Australia                   1,021         841       1,862
        China                       2,054       1,988       4,042
        Japan                       4,160       3,925       8,084
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             5,721       5,073      10,793
            Hong Kong                 955         944       1,899
            Korea                   2,156       1,731       3,886
            Singapore               1,436       1,064       2,500
            Taiwan                  1,174       1,334       2,508
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        1,667       1,726       3,394
South/Central America               4,002       4,008       8,011
        Argentina                     148         139         287
        Brazil                        820         804       1,623
        Colombia                      302         307         609
        Other S/C A (3)             2,733       2,759       5,492
OPEC                                1,359       1,122       2,482
        Indonesia(3)                  207         240         446
        Nigeria                        67          71         138
        Saudi Arabia                  366         335         701
        Venezuela(3)                  192         117         309
        Other OPEC                    528         358         887
Other Countries                     2,502       2,423       4,925
        Egypt                         173         223         396
        South Africa                  178         176         355
        Other                       2,151       2,023       4,175
Uniden. ctys (4)                        0           0           0
Timing Adjustments                      0          38          38
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

Item(1)                         February    January     Cumulative
                                2003        2003        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    93,850      98,001     191,851

Net Adjustments                       201         195         396

Total Census Basis                 93,649      97,806     191,455
North America                      28,559      28,651      57,210
        Canada                     17,593      17,809      35,402
        Mexico                     10,966      10,843      21,808
Western Europe                     19,621      19,787      39,407
    Euro Area (2)                  13,706      14,349      28,056
    European Union                 18,137      18,278      36,415
        Austria                       326         299         624
        Belgium                       780         777       1,557
        Finland                       243         265         509
        France                      2,199       2,398       4,597
        Germany                     4,939       4,833       9,772
        Italy                       1,809       2,019       3,828
        Netherlands                   836         900       1,736
        Spain                         492         501         994
        Sweden                        753         661       1,413
        United Kingdom              3,450       3,019       6,469
        Other EU                    2,310       2,605       4,915
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                     1,113       1,110       2,223
        Norway                        351         321         672
        Switzerland                   726         755       1,482
        Other EFTA                     35          34          69
    Other Western Europe              371         398         769
Eastern Europe/FSR                  1,370       1,231       2,601
        Hungary                       154         133         288
        Poland                         84         107         190
        Former Soviet Republics       945         765       1,710
            Russia                    717         621       1,338
            Other FSR                 227         144         371
        Other EE                      187         227         414
Pacific Rim Countries              29,494      32,801      62,294
        Australia                     389         567         956
        China                       9,633      11,410      21,043
        Japan                       9,475       9,145      18,620
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             6,515       7,851      14,366
            Hong Kong                 565         822       1,387
            Korea                   2,643       2,864       5,508
            Singapore               1,105       1,449       2,553
            Taiwan                  2,202       2,717       4,919
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        3,482       3,828       7,310
South/Central America               5,622       5,204      10,826
        Argentina                     282         273         555
        Brazil                      1,336       1,387       2,723
        Colombia                      550         526       1,076
        Other S/C A (3)             3,454       3,018       6,471
OPEC                                4,779       4,752       9,531
        Indonesia(3)                  717         728       1,445
        Nigeria                       692         840       1,532
        Saudi Arabia                1,386       1,597       2,983
        Venezuela(3)                  719         397       1,116
        Other OPEC                  1,267       1,189       2,455
Other Countries                     5,641       6,346      11,987
        Egypt                          98         144         242
        South Africa                  276         375         650
        Other                       5,267       5,828      11,095
Uniden. ctys (4)                        0           0           0
Timing Adjustments                      0         159         159
                                                  

(1)  Detailed data are presented on a Census basis.  The information needed to
convert to a BOP basis is not available.
(2)  Countries included in Euro Area are also included in European Union.  See
Page 27 for a list of countries.
(3)  This exhibit is not additive.  Selected countries are included in more than
one area grouping. Indonesia is included in both OPEC and Other Pacific Rim;
Venezuela is included in both OPEC and Other South/Central America.
(4)  The export totals reflect shipments of certain grains, oilseeds, and
satellites that are not included in the country/area totals.

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 14A. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS BY SELECTED
                         COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

Balance

Item(1)                         February    January     Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis   -31,576     -33,523     -65,099

Net Adjustments                    -1,111        -967      -2,078

Total Census Basis                -30,465     -32,556     -63,021
North America                      -6,673      -6,690     -13,363
        Canada                     -3,953      -4,419      -8,372
        Mexico                     -2,720      -2,271      -4,991
Western Europe                     -4,793      -4,979      -9,772
    Euro Area (2)                  -3,923      -3,891      -7,814
    European Union                 -4,588      -4,629      -9,217
        Austria                      -102         -54        -156
        Belgium                       299         239         538
        Finland                      -119        -135        -254
        France                       -348        -877      -1,225
        Germany                    -2,344      -1,982      -4,327
        Italy                        -954      -1,058      -2,011
        Netherlands                   747         786       1,533
        Spain                         117          79         196
        Sweden                       -523        -322        -844
        United Kingdom                -76        -302        -378
        Other EU                   -1,285      -1,004      -2,289
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                      -114        -344        -458
        Norway                        -13        -210        -223
        Switzerland                   -69        -114        -183
        Other EFTA                    -32         -20         -52
    Other Western Europe              -91          -6         -97
Eastern Europe/FSR                   -155        -351        -506
        Hungary                       -92         -65        -156
        Poland                         -8         -27         -35
        Former Soviet Republics        21        -169        -148
            Russia                   -137        -127        -263
            Other FSR                 157         -42         115
        Other EE                      -76         -91        -167
Pacific Rim Countries             -15,332     -15,378     -30,710
        Australia                     525         411         936
        China                      -6,498      -6,857     -13,355
        Japan                      -5,664      -4,752     -10,415
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)            -1,824      -2,108      -3,933
            Hong Kong                 307          66         373
            Korea                  -1,015      -1,075      -2,090
            Singapore                  20         162         183
            Taiwan                 -1,137      -1,262      -2,399
        Other Pacific Rim(3)       -1,872      -2,072      -3,943
South/Central America                -446      -1,082      -1,528
        Argentina                     -98        -157        -255
        Brazil                        -10         -86         -96
        Colombia                      -80        -166        -246
        Other S/C A (3)              -258        -674        -931
OPEC                               -1,928      -2,563      -4,491
        Indonesia(3)                 -475        -584      -1,060
        Nigeria                      -228        -217        -445
        Saudi Arabia                 -472        -522        -994
        Venezuela(3)                 -332        -594        -926
        Other OPEC                   -420        -646      -1,066
Other Countries                    -1,900      -3,084      -4,984
        Egypt                         366          88         454
        South Africa                  -50        -218        -268
        Other                      -2,216      -2,955      -5,170
Unidentified countries (4)              0           0           0
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

Item(1)                         February    January     Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    52,239      51,987     104,227

Net Adjustments                      -881        -732      -1,614

Total Census Basis                 53,121      52,720     105,840
North America                      19,657      19,768      39,425
        Canada                     12,357      12,048      24,405
        Mexico                      7,300       7,720      15,020
Western Europe                     13,182      12,331      25,513
    Euro Area (2)                   8,989       8,288      17,277
    European Union                 12,188      11,436      23,623
        Austria                       202         170         372
        Belgium                     1,084         963       2,047
        Finland                       112          95         206
        France                      1,862       1,551       3,414
        Germany                     2,173       2,023       4,196
        Italy                         801         729       1,530
        Netherlands                 1,483       1,471       2,954
        Spain                         501         501       1,002
        Sweden                        278         248         527
        United Kingdom              2,797       2,755       5,551
        Other EU                      895         930       1,825
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       745         603       1,348
        Norway                        194         100         294
        Switzerland                   540         485       1,025
        Other EFTA                     10          19          29
    Other Western Europe              250         292         542
Eastern Europe/FSR                    704         432       1,136
        Hungary                        57          62         119
        Poland                         59          52         111
        Former Soviet Republics       511         249         760
            Russia                    231         185         416
            Other FSR                 280          64         343
        Other EE                       77          70         147
Pacific Rim Countries              12,574      13,216      25,791
        Australia                     921         945       1,865
        China                       1,529       1,566       3,095
        Japan                       3,876       3,918       7,794
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             4,660       5,186       9,846
            Hong Kong                 912         902       1,814
            Korea                   1,524       1,680       3,204
            Singapore               1,070       1,384       2,455
            Taiwan                  1,154       1,220       2,373
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        1,589       1,601       3,189
South/Central America               4,027       3,835       7,862
        Argentina                      94         110         204
        Brazil                      1,026       1,010       2,036
        Colombia                      266         267         533
        Other S/C A (3)             2,641       2,448       5,089
OPEC                                1,370       1,234       2,603
        Indonesia(3)                  197         162         359
        Nigeria                        83         112         194
        Saudi Arabia                  328         281         609
        Venezuela(3)                  388         364         751
        Other OPEC                    374         315         689
Other Countries                     2,452       2,182       4,634
        Egypt                         417         157         573
        South Africa                  179         159         339
        Other                       1,856       1,866       3,721
Unidentified countries (4)              0           0           0
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

Item(1)                         February    January     Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    83,815      85,510     169,325

Net Adjustments                       229         235         464

Total Census Basis                 83,586      85,276     168,861
North America                      26,331      26,457      52,788
        Canada                     16,311      16,467      32,777
        Mexico                     10,020       9,991      20,011
Western Europe                     17,976      17,310      35,286
    Euro Area (2)                  12,912      12,179      25,091
    European Union                 16,776      16,065      32,841
        Austria                       304         224         527
        Belgium                       785         724       1,509
        Finland                       230         230         460
        France                      2,211       2,428       4,639
        Germany                     4,518       4,005       8,522
        Italy                       1,755       1,787       3,542
        Netherlands                   736         685       1,421
        Spain                         384         422         806
        Sweden                        801         570       1,371
        United Kingdom              2,873       3,057       5,930
        Other EU                    2,179       1,934       4,114
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       858         948       1,806
        Norway                        207         310         518
        Switzerland                   609         599       1,208
        Other EFTA                     42          39          80
    Other Western Europe              341         298         639
Eastern Europe/FSR                    858         784       1,642
        Hungary                       149         127         276
        Poland                         67          79         145
        Former Soviet Republics       490         418         908
            Russia                    367         312         679
            Other FSR                 122         106         229
        Other EE                      153         160         313
Pacific Rim Countries              27,907      28,594      56,501
        Australia                     395         534         929
        China                       8,027       8,423      16,450
        Japan                       9,540       8,670      18,210
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             6,484       7,295      13,779
            Hong Kong                 604         836       1,440
            Korea                   2,539       2,756       5,295
            Singapore               1,050       1,222       2,272
            Taiwan                  2,291       2,481       4,772
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        3,460       3,673       7,133
South/Central America               4,473       4,917       9,390
        Argentina                     192         267         459
        Brazil                      1,036       1,097       2,132
        Colombia                      346         433         779
        Other S/C A (3)             2,899       3,121       6,020
OPEC                                3,298       3,797       7,095
        Indonesia(3)                  672         747       1,419
        Nigeria                       311         328         640
        Saudi Arabia                  800         803       1,604
        Venezuela(3)                  720         957       1,677
        Other OPEC                    794         961       1,755
Other Countries                     4,352       5,265       9,618
        Egypt                          51          68         119
        South Africa                  230         377         607
        Other                       4,071       4,820       8,892
Unidentified countries (4)              0           0           0
                                                  

(1)  Detailed data are presented on a Census basis.  The information needed to
convert to a BOP basis is not available.
(2)  Countries included in Euro Area are also included in European Union.  See
Page 27 for a list of countries.
(3)  This exhibit is not additive.  Selected countries are included in more than
one area grouping. Indonesia is included in both OPEC and Other PacificRim;
Venezuela is included in both OPEC and Other South/Central America.
(4)  The export totals reflect shipments of certain grains, oilseeds, and
satellites that are not included in the country/area totals.

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
      EXHIBIT 15. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL SITC COMMODITY
                           GROUPINGS - 2003 AND 2002
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

2003

Item (1)                               February                January
                                Exports     Imports     Exports     Imports

Total Balance of Payment Basis     55,050      93,850      53,997      98,001

Net Adjustments                      -876         201        -747         195

Total Census Basis (2)             55,926      93,649      54,745      97,806

Manufactured goods (3)             43,111      75,677      41,579      79,259
Agricultural commodities (3)        4,743       3,521       4,875       3,904
Mineral fuels (3)                   1,266      12,411       1,310      12,182

Selected commodities (3)                                                     

  ADP equipment; office machines    2,113       5,557       2,297       6,254
  Airplane parts                    1,204         356       1,213         394
  Airplanes                         2,333         914       1,087       1,084
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled             35         232          23         234
  Aluminum                            223         586         239         565
  Animal feeds                        313          53         394          52
  Artwork/antiques                    111         323         107         476
  Basketware, etc.                    352         573         347         663
  Cereal flour                        124         166         140         169
  Chemicals - cosmetics               498         333         481         336
  Chemicals - dyeing                  309         193         316         190
  Chemicals - fertilizers             156         174         176         190
  Chemicals - inorganic               441         466         570         655
  Chemicals - medicinal             1,296       2,309       1,504       2,747
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                  979         522         970         519
  Chemicals - organic               1,636       2,681       1,527       2,707
  Chemicals - plastics              1,642         893       1,647         917
  Cigarettes                          136          26         112          25
  Clothing                            422       5,277         401       5,697
  Coal                                108         111         134          59
  Coffee                                0         126           0         137
  Copper                               81         241          84         260
  Cork, wood, lumber                  281         497         270         517
  Corn                                337           7         374           5
  Cotton, raw and linters             213           3         209           3
  Crude fertilizers/minerals          105          82         125         110
  Crude oil                             3       7,690          10       7,664
  Electrical machinery              5,199       6,159       5,295       6,374
  Fish and preparations               312         720         113         849
  Footwear                             41       1,333          39       1,392
  Furniture and bedding               274       1,857         266       2,014
  Gem diamonds                         26         956          23       1,064
  General industrial mach           2,306       3,024       2,280       2,975
  Glass                               191         164         214         186
  Glassware                            51         142          46         144
  Gold, nonmonetary                   309         217         371         200
  Hides and skins                     129           7         128           7
  Iron and steel mill prod            442         848         467       1,099
  Jewelry                             151         431         136         511
  Lighting, plumbing                   93         426          90         461
  Liquified propane/butane            101         159          86         268
  Live animals                         32         156          32         184
  Meat and preparations               523         319         513         367
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.          888       1,348         919       1,467
  Metal ores; scrap                   363         228         390         320
  Metalworking machinery              299         360         287         393
  Mineral fuels, other                218          97         176         110
  Natural gas                         161       2,030          98       1,651
  Nickel                               35          75          32          64
  Oils/fats, vegetable                115          92         122          95
  Optical goods                       186         220         202         243
  Paper and paperboard                755       1,106         806       1,186
  Petroleum preparations              634       2,222         773       2,354
  Photographic equipment              259         392         269         404
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.            512         758         543         804
  Platinum                             34         214          36         220
  Pottery                               6         130           6         149
  Power generating mach.            2,363       2,574       2,409       2,752
  Printed materials                   327         290         350         303
  Pulp and waste paper                302         201         307         197
  Records/magnetic media              306         382         346         380
  Rice                                 99          13          85          15
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             115         179         113         180
  Rubber tires and tubes              166         394         157         421
  Scientific instruments            2,091       1,754       2,121       1,623
  Ships, boats                        161         157          57         139
  Silver and bullion                   15          64          14          69
  Soybeans                            965           3         921           2
  Spacecraft                           51          76           0          48
  Specialized ind. mach.            1,874       1,449       1,703       1,623
  Sugar                                 0          44           0          26
  Television, VCR, etc.             1,283       4,314       1,239       4,333
  Textile yearn, fabric               797       1,263         812       1,389
  Tobacco, unmanufactured             126          41         124          44
  Toys/games/sporting goods           231       1,168         223       1,411
  Travel goods                         21         355          21         380
  Vegetables and fruits               572         994         583       1,158
  Vehicles                          4,802      13,496       4,165      12,458
  Watches/clocks/parts                 17         214          21         253
  Wheat                               220           8         299           7
  Wood manufactures                   128         591         119         625

Re-exports                          5,136           0       5,465           0
  Agricultural commodities            178                     183            
  Manufactured goods                4,902                   5,200            
  Mineral fuels                         2                      30            
                                        
                               _________________

                                          2003                    2002
Item (1)                             Cumulative              Cumulative
                                Exports     Imports     Exports     Imports

Total Balance of Payment Basis    104,227     169,325                        

Net Adjustments                    -1,614         464                        

Total Census Basis (2)            105,840     168,861                        

Manufactured goods (3)             82,556     144,668                        
Agricultural commodities (3)        9,344       6,533                        
Mineral fuels (3)                   1,686      13,814                        

Selected commodities (3)                                                     

  ADP equipment; office machines    4,703      11,642                        
  Airplane parts                    2,193         899                        
  Airplanes                         3,548       2,676                        
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled             59         422                        
  Aluminum                            469       1,043                        
  Animal feeds                        716          96                        
  Artwork/antiques                    243       1,020                        
  Basketware, etc.                    580         996                        
  Cereal flour                        243         298                        
  Chemicals - cosmetics               929         603                        
  Chemicals - dyeing                  560         343                        
  Chemicals - fertilizers             309         303                        
  Chemicals - inorganic               782         937                        
  Chemicals - medicinal             2,208       3,520                        
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                1,997         934                        
  Chemicals - organic               2,359       4,882                        
  Chemicals - plastics              2,909       1,519                        
  Cigarettes                          271          45                        
  Clothing                            848       9,472                        
  Coal                                267         138                        
  Coffee                                2         177                        
  Copper                              154         651                        
  Cork, wood, lumber                  560       1,233                        
  Corn                                802           8                        
  Cotton, raw and linters             426           6                        
  Crude fertilizers/minerals          217         195                        
  Crude oil                            17       9,206                        
  Electrical machinery             10,317      11,744                        
  Fish and preparations               420       1,408                        
  Footwear                             83       2,522                        
  Furniture and bedding               661       3,240                        
  Gem diamonds                        244       1,989                        
  General industrial mach           4,672       5,266                        
  Glass                               355         330                        
  Glassware                           107         259                        
  Gold, nonmonetary                   405         302                        
  Hides and skins                     236          14                        
  Iron and steel mill prod            841       2,208                        
  Jewelry                             315         898                        
  Lighting, plumbing                  203         752                        
  Liquified propane/butane             67         207                        
  Live animals                         85         377                        
  Meat and preparations             1,076         622                        
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.        1,758       2,499                        
  Metal ores; scrap                   672         434                        
  Metalworking machinery              553         766                        
  Mineral fuels, other                345         162                        
  Natural gas                         123       1,642                        
  Nickel                               80         162                        
  Oils/fats, vegetable                231         154                        
  Optical goods                       369         438                        
  Paper and paperboard              1,508       2,179                        
  Petroleum preparations              872       2,306                        
  Photographic equipment              530         791                        
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.          1,050       1,364                        
  Platinum                             96         353                        
  Pottery                              12         234                        
  Power generating mach.            5,140       5,510                        
  Printed materials                   675         560                        
  Pulp and waste paper                582         378                        
  Records/magnetic media              639         696                        
  Rice                                126          22                        
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             218         319                        
  Rubber tires and tubes              335         686                        
  Scientific instruments            4,108       3,061                        
  Ships, boats                        302         244                        
  Silver and bullion                   64         110                        
  Soybeans                          1,454           3                        
  Spacecraft                          105           0                        
  Specialized ind. mach.            3,448       2,742                        
  Sugar                                 0          86                        
  Television, VCR, etc.             3,116       8,438                        
  Textile yearn, fabric             1,512       2,372                        
  Tobacco, unmanufactured             269         123                        
  Toys/games/sporting goods           450       2,386                        
  Travel goods                         41         578                        
  Vegetables and fruits             1,124       1,910                        
  Vehicles                          8,263      24,909                        
  Watches/clocks/parts                 33         366                        
  Wheat                               514          51                        
  Wood manufactures                   236       1,090                        

Re-exports                          9,391           0                        
  Agricultural commodities            278                                    
  Manufactured goods                9,013                                    
  Mineral fuels                        29                                    
                                                  

(1)  Detailed data are presented on a Census basis.  The information needed to
convert to a BOP basis is not available.
(2) Total exports (Domestic and Foreign)
(3) Domestic exports

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
    EXHIBIT 16. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
                         JANUARY 2001 TO February 2003
                                        
    (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to rounding.)
                                        

Period                     Balance            Exports          Imports

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                     4,451            199,628          195,177
Jan.- Feb.                     2,560             36,350           33,789

January                          616             18,287           17,671
February                       1,944             18,062           16,118
March                          2,017             20,628           18,610
April                            410             16,543           16,133
May                            1,997             17,254           15,257
June                           1,064             17,715           16,651

July                          -1,616             14,870           16,485
August                           337             15,753           15,416
September                         31             14,804           14,773
October                       -1,339             15,677           17,016
November                      -1,238             14,923           16,161
December                         226             15,112           14,886

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   -17,473            178,627          196,100
Jan.- Feb.                    -2,783             26,595           29,378

January                       -1,314             13,491           14,805
February                      -1,469             13,104           14,573
March                            794             17,033           16,239
April                         -1,105             14,414           15,519
May                             -875             14,700           15,576
June                             -70             16,463           16,533

July                          -2,084             14,889           16,974
August                        -1,159             15,127           16,286
September                     -2,234             14,839           17,073
October                       -1,840             15,673           17,512
November                      -3,080             14,668           17,749
December                      -3,035             14,226           17,261

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Feb.                    -2,980             26,772           29,752

January                       -2,354             13,069           15,423
February                        -626             13,703           14,330
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                                  

NOTE:  Data not available on a Balance of Payments basis.  For information on
data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see the information section
on page 26 of this release, or at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html
or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                                   PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                 EXHIBIT 17.  IMPORTS OF ENERGY-RELATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INCLUDING
                                           CRUDE PETROLEUM
                           (Details may not equal totals due to rounding.)
                                                   

                    Total energy-related
                    petroleum products (1)       Crude Petroleum

                    Quantity     Value           Quantity     1,000s       Value        Unit
                    (1,000s      (1,000s         (1,000s      of barrels   (1,000s      price
Period              of BBLs)     of $)           of BBLs      per day avg  of $)        ($)

2002                                                                                               

Jan.- Dec.            4,344,215  100,586,104       3,425,406        9,385   77,371,866        22.59
Jan.- Feb.              685,272   11,632,438         544,577        9,230    8,940,797        16.42

January                 377,460    6,360,213         301,049        9,711    4,908,983        16.31
February                307,812    5,272,224         243,528        8,697    4,031,814        16.56
March                   335,070    6,720,794         267,254        8,621    5,125,403        19.18
April                   384,923    8,901,593         302,711       10,090    6,806,265        22.48
May                     370,996    8,993,542         288,742        9,314    6,861,396        23.76
June                    353,521    8,386,827         276,085        9,203    6,432,980        23.30

July                    363,153    8,789,117         287,608        9,278    6,822,555        23.72
August                  376,323    9,415,863         298,291        9,622    7,327,877        24.57
September               338,099    8,778,753         267,241        8,908    6,807,250        25.47
October                 381,444   10,239,471         307,469        9,918    8,046,780        26.17
November                379,486    9,422,814         296,124        9,871    7,214,294        24.36
December                375,929    9,304,892         289,305        9,332    6,986,268        24.15

2003                                                                                               

Jan.- Feb.              676,574   20,175,777         515,536        8,738   14,970,654        29.04

January                 360,017   10,180,337         268,431        8,659    7,444,163        27.73
February                316,557    9,995,440         247,105        8,825    7,526,491        30.46
March                                                                                              
April                                                                                              
May                                                                                                
June                                                                                               

July                                                                                               
August                                                                                             
September                                                                                          
October                                                                                            
November                                                                                           
December                                                                                           
                                                  

(1)  Details shown for these Energy-Related Petroleum Products are not available
on a Balance of Payments basis.  These products include the following SITC
commodity groupings; crude oil, petroleum preparations, and liquefied propane
and butane gas.

NOTE:  For information on data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see
the information section on page 26 of this release, or at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
    EXHIBIT 18.  EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS BY SELECTED
                                   COUNTRIES
                                        
          (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
           rounding.  (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit 
                              of measurement shown
                                        

Total
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         February      January       to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               6,491         5,736        12,227

Australia                              84            81           165
Austria                                43            46            89
Belgium                                65            40           105
Brazil                                 50            39            89
Canada                              3,916         3,304         7,220
Germany                               367           280           647
Japan                                 225           189           413
Korea                                  30            28            58
Mexico                              1,027         1,067         2,094
Saudi Arabia                           40            63           103
Sweden                                 18            14            32
Taiwan                                 16            10            26
United Kingdom                        152           123           276

Other                                 457           452           909

IMPORTS

TOTAL                              16,420        15,367        31,787

Australia                              15            45            60
Austria                                40            35            75
Belgium                                88            58           146
Brazil                                130           150           280
Canada                              4,838         4,497         9,335
Germany                             1,700         1,698         3,398
Japan                               4,049         3,912         7,961
Korea                                 793           759         1,553
Mexico                              3,221         2,866         6,087
Saudi Arabia                            1             1             2
Sweden                                162            80           241
Taiwan                                110           134           244
United Kingdom                        454           349           803
Other                                 820           784         1,604
                                        
                               _________________

Cars
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         February      January       to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               1,658         1,270         2,927

Australia                              15            19            34
Austria                                 1             1             2
Belgium                                30             7            37
Brazil                                  1             1             2
Canada                                949           575         1,525
Germany                               283           196           480
Japan                                  23            21            45
Korea                                   8             8            16
Mexico                                133           196           329
Saudi Arabia                           25            46            71
Sweden                                  1             1             3
Taiwan                                  5             1             6
United Kingdom                         52            50           102

Other                                 129           147           276

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               8,914         8,272        17,186

Australia                               2            30            32
Austria                                16             5            20
Belgium                                79            49           127
Brazil                                 23            47            70
Canada                              2,436         2,186         4,622
Germany                             1,248         1,317         2,565
Japan                               2,871         2,765         5,636
Korea                                 664           635         1,300
Mexico                              1,007           855         1,862
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             0
Sweden                                141            66           207
Taiwan                                  6             6            12
United Kingdom                        329           247           576
Other                                  93            63           156
                                        
                               _________________

Trucks
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         February      January       to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                                 884           623         1,507

Australia                              21            19            40
Austria                                 0             0             0
Belgium                                 1             0             1
Brazil                                  5             1             6
Canada                                691           464         1,155
Germany                                 5             1             6
Japan                                   3             1             4
Korea                                   1             2             3
Mexico                                 78            55           133
Saudi Arabia                            6             7            13
Sweden                                  1             1             2
Taiwan                                  0             0             1
United Kingdom                          4             3             7

Other                                  68            70           138

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               1,573         1,222         2,796

Australia                               1             0             1
Austria                                 0             0             0
Belgium                                 1             2             4
Brazil                                  0             0             0
Canada                                924           771         1,696
Germany                                 2             1             3
Japan                                  23            17            40
Korea                                   1             0             1
Mexico                                591           403           994
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             0
Sweden                                  0             0             0
Taiwan                                  1             1             1
United Kingdom                         23            13            36
Other                                   7            13            20
                                        
                               _________________

Parts
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         February      January       to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               3,949         3,844         7,793

Australia                              47            44            91
Austria                                42            45            87
Belgium                                35            32            67
Brazil                                 44            37            81
Canada                              2,276         2,265         4,541
Germany                                78            83           161
Japan                                 198           167           365
Korea                                  22            18            40
Mexico                                816           816         1,632
Saudi Arabia                           10            10            19
Sweden                                 16            12            28
Taiwan                                 10             9            19
United Kingdom                         97            70           167

Other                                 260           236           495

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               5,933         5,873        11,806

Australia                              12            15            27
Austria                                25            30            54
Belgium                                 8             7            15
Brazil                                107           102           209
Canada                              1,478         1,539         3,017
Germany                               451           380           831
Japan                               1,155         1,130         2,285
Korea                                 128           124           252
Mexico                              1,623         1,608         3,231
Saudi Arabia                            1             1             2
Sweden                                 20            14            34
Taiwan                                103           127           230
United Kingdom                        103            88           191
Other                                 720           708         1,428
                                                  

NOTE:  Data not available on a Balance of Payments basis.  For information on
data sources, nonsampling errors and definitions, see the information section
on page 26 of this release, or at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/press.html
or www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-45), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, February 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
               INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICES
                                
                                
GOODS

CENSUS BASIS

The Census basis goods data are compiled from the
documents collected by the U.S. Customs Service and reflect
the movement of goods between foreign countries and the 50
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and U.S. Foreign Trade Zones.  They include
government and non-government shipments of goods, and
exclude shipments between the United States and its
territories and possessions, transactions with U.S. military,
diplomatic and consular installations abroad, U.S. goods
returned to the United States by its Armed Forces, personal
and household effects of travelers, and in-transit shipments. 
The General Imports value reflects the total arrival of
merchandise from foreign countries that immediately enters
consumption channels, warehouses, or Foreign Trade Zones.

For imports, the value reported is the U.S. Customs Service
appraised value of merchandise;  generally, the price paid for
merchandise for export to the United States.  Import duties,
freight, insurance, and other charges incurred in bringing
merchandise to the United States are excluded.

Exports are valued at the f.a.s.- free alongside ship value of
merchandise at the U.S. port of export, based on the
transaction price including inland freight, insurance and other
charges incurred in placing the merchandise alongside the
carrier at the U.S. port of exportation.

Monthly data include actual month's transactions as well as
a small number of transactions for previous months.  Each
month we revise the aggregate seasonally adjusted (current
and constant dollar) and unadjusted export, import and trade
balance figures, as well as the end-use totals for the prior
month.  SITC and country detail data are not revised monthly. 
The timing adjustment shown in Exhibit 14 is the difference
between monthly data as originally reported and as
recompiled. Quarterly revisions are made to the constant
dollar series. In the last month of each quarter, the current and
previous quarter are revised to incorporate the Bureau of
Labor Statistics monthly revisions and align Census and the
Bureau of Economic Analysis's quarterly data. Annual
revisions for the months are made in June to reflect
corrections received subsequent to the monthly revision. These
revisions are reflected in totals, end-use, SITC and country
summary data. The monthly end-use, commodity, and country
and area data presented in this release are on a Census basis. 
This refers to Exhibits 6 - 18.
          
U.S./CANADA DATA EXCHANGE
AND SUBSTITUTION

The data for U.S. exports to Canada are derived from import
data compiled by Canada.  The use of Canada's import data to
produce U.S. export data requires several alignments in order
to compare the two series.

1.   Coverage -- Canadian imports are based on country of
     origin.  U.S. goods shipped from a third country are
     included.  U.S. exports exclude these foreign shipments.
     For February 2003,  these shipments totaled $61.2  million. 
     U.S. export coverage also excludes certain Canadian postal
     shipments.  For February 2003, these shipments totaled
     $11.1 million.
   
2.   Valuation -- Canadian imports are valued at point of origin
     in the United States.  However, U.S. exports are valued at
     the port of exit in the United States and include inland
     freight charges, making the U.S. export value slightly
     larger.  Canada requires inland freight to be reported.
     Inland freight charges for February 2003 account for 1.8 
     percent of the value of  U.S. exports to Canada.

3.   Reexports -- U.S. exports include reexports of foreign
     goods.  Again,  the  aggregate U. S. export figure is slightly
     larger.  For February 2003,  reexports  to  Canada  were 
     $1,437 million.

4.   Exchange Rate -- Average monthly exchange rates are
     applied to convert the published data to U.S. currency. For
     February 2003, the average exchange rate was 1.5121
     Canadian dollars per  U.S. dollar.

5.   Other -- There are other minor differences which are
     statistically insignificant, such as rounding error.

Canadian Estimates

Effective with January 2001 statistics, the current month data
for exports to Canada contain an estimate for late arrivals and
corrections.  The following month, this estimate will be
replaced, in the press release tables only, with the actual value
of late receipts and corrections.  This estimate will improve
the current month data for exports to Canada and treat late
receipts for exports to Canada in a manner more consistent
with the treatment of late receipts for exports to other
countries.

Nonsampling errors

The goods data are a complete enumeration of documents
collected by the U.S. Customs Service and are not subject to
sampling errors; but they are subject to several types of
nonsampling errors.  Quality assurance procedures are
performed at every stage of collection, processing and
tabulation; however the data are still subject to several types
of nonsampling errors.  The most significant of these
include reporting errors, undocumented shipments,
timeliness, data capture errors, and errors in the estimation
of low-valued transactions:  

Reporting Errors: Reporting errors are mistakes or
omissions made by importers, exporters or their agents in
their import or export declarations.  Most errors involve
missing or invalid commodity classification codes and
missing or incorrect quantities or shipping weights.  They
have a negligible effect on import, export and balance of
trade statistics.  However, they can affect the detailed
commodity statistics.

Undocumented Shipments: Federal regulations require
importers, exporters or their agents to report all merchandise
shipments above established exemption levels.
The U. S. Census Bureau has determined that not all required
documents are filed, particularly for exports.

Timeliness and Data Capture Errors: The U.S. Census
Bureau captures import and export information from
administrative documents and through various automated
collection programs.  Documents may be lost, data may be
incorrectly keyed, coded or recorded.  Transactions may be
included in a subsequent month's statistics if received late.

Low-valued Transactions: The total values of transactions
valued as much as or below $2,500 for exports and $2,000
($250 for certain quota items) for imports are estimated for
each country, using factors based on the ratios of low-valued
shipments to individual country totals for past periods.

The U. S. Census Bureau recommends that data users
incorporate this information into their analyses, as
nonsampling errors could impact the conclusion drawn from
the results.  For a detailed discussion of errors affecting the 
goods data, see "U.S. Merchandise Trade Statistics: 
A Quality Profile" available on the INTERNET at
www.census.gov/foreign-trade/aip/index.htm#infopapers or
from the Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau.

AREA GROUPINGS (See Exhibits 14 and 14A)

North America - Canada, Mexico

Western Europe - Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-
Hercegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Faroe Islands,
Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Iceland, Ireland,
Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta and Gozo,
Macedonia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San
Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard, Jan Mayen Island, Sweden,
Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City,
Yugoslavia.

European Union - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Euro Area - Austria,  Belgium, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Ireland,  Italy, Luxembourg,  Netherlands, Portugal,
Spain.
 
European Free Trade Association - Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Norway, Switzerland.

Eastern Europe - Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland,
Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
Uzbekistan.

Pacific Rim - Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia,
Japan, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan.

South/Central America -  Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda,
Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda,
Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana,
Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras,
Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles,
Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and 
Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname,
Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uruguay,
Venezuela.

OPEC - Algeria,  Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya,
Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates,
Venezuela.

Adjustments for Seasonal and Working-Day Variations

Goods are initially classified under the Harmonized System
(HS) which describes and measures the characteristics of

goods traded.  Combining trade into approximately 140
export and 140 import end-use categories makes it possible 
to examine goods according to their principal uses (See
Exhibits 7 and 8).  These categories are used as the basis for
computing the seasonal and working-day adjusted data. 
These adjusted data are then summed to the six end-use
aggregates for publication (Exhibit 6).  These data are
provided to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, from the U.S.
Census  Bureau, for use in the Balance of Payments and the
National Income and Product Accounts.

The seasonal adjustment procedure is based on a model that
estimates the monthly movements as percentages above or
below the general level of each end-use commodity series
(unlike other methods that redistribute the actual series values
over the calendar year).   Imports of petroleum and petroleum
products are adjusted for the length of the month.  Because of
the extremely variable movements of the data series for
aircraft, users studying data trends may wish to analyze
aircraft separately from other trade.  

Adjustments for Price Change

Data adjusted for seasonal variation on a constant dollar basis
(1996 base year) are presented in Exhibits 10 and 11.  This
adjustment for price change is done at the lowest end-use
level possible, then summed to the six published end-use
aggregates.  The deflators are primarily based upon the
monthly price indexes published by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics using techniques developed for the National Income
and Product Accounts by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

SITC Data

Goods data appearing in Exhibit 15 are classified in terms of
the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC)
Revision 3.  Agricultural goods consist of non-marine food
products and other products of agriculture which have not 
passed through complex processes of manufacture, such as
raw hides and skins, fats and oils, and wine. A few goods
such as essential oils, starches, casein, and albumin,
considered to be agricultural by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, have been excluded from agricultural goods and
are included in manufactured goods where they are classified
in the SITC.

Manufactured goods conform to the SITC sections that
include chemicals and related products, N.S.P.F.;
manufactured goods classified chiefly by material; machinery
and transport equipment; miscellaneous manufactured
articles, N.S.P.F.; and goods and transactions not classified
elsewhere.

Reexports are foreign merchandise entering the country as
imports, and  at the time of exportation are in substantially the
same condition as when imported.  Reexports, included in 
overall export totals, appear as separate line items in Exhibit
15.

Advanced Technology Products (ATP)

About 500 of some 22,000 commodity classification codes
used in reporting U.S. merchandise trade are identified as
"advanced technology" codes and they meet the following
criteria:

1.   The code contains products whose technology is from a
     recognized high technology field (e.g., biotechnology).

2.   These products represent leading edge technology in that
     field.

3.   Such products constitute a significant part of all items
     covered in the selected classification code.

The aggregation of the goods results in a measure of advanced
technology trade which appears in Exhibit 16.  This product
and commodity-based measure of advanced technology differs
from broader NAICS industry-based measures which include
all goods produced by a particular industry group, regardless
of the level of technology embodied in the goods.
     
BALANCE OF PAYMENTS (BOP) BASIS 

Goods on a Census basis are adjusted by the Bureau of
Economic Analysis to goods on a BOP basis to bring the data
in line with the concepts and definitions used to prepare the
international and national accounts.  Broadly, the adjustments
include changes in ownership that occur without goods passing
into or out of the customs territory of the United States.  These
adjustments are necessary to supplement coverage of the
Census basis data, to eliminate duplication of transactions
recorded elsewhere in the international accounts, and to value
transactions according to a standard definition.
  
The export adjustments include:

     U.S. military sales contracts - This deduction of U.S.
     military sales contracts is made because the U.S. Census
     Bureau has included these contracts in the goods data, but
     BEA includes them in the service category "Transfers Under
     U.S. Military Sales Contracts."  BEA's source material for
     these contracts is more comprehensive, but has no distinction
     between goods and services.

     Private gift parcels.  This addition is made for parcels
     mailed to foreigners by individuals through the U.S. Postal
     Service.  (Only commercial shipments are covered in Census
     goods exports.)

     Gold exports, nonmonetary.  This addition is made for gold
     that is purchased by foreign official agencies from private 
dealers in the United States and held at the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York.  The Census data only include gold that
leaves the customs territory.

   Some smaller adjustments are also made to exports:
     Deductions for repairs of goods, developed motion picture
     film, and military grant-aid.  Additions for sales of fish in
     U.S. territorial waters, exports of electricity to Mexico, and
     vessels and oil rigs that change ownership for which no
     export document is filed.

The import adjustments include:

     Inland freight in Canada.   An addition is made for inland
     freight in Canada.  Imports of goods from all countries are
     valued at the foreign port of export, including inland freight
     charges ("customs value").  In the case of Canada, this
     should be the cost of the goods at the U.S. border. 
     However, the customs value for imports for certain 
     Canadian goods is the point of origin in Canada.  The BEA
     makes an addition for the inland freight charges of
     transporting these Canadian goods to the U.S. border to
     make the value comparable to the customs value as reported
     by all other countries.  Insurance and freight charges for
     transporting goods to the United States from all other
     countries to the U.S. border are included in services by the
     BEA.  (The same procedure is used for Mexico as an Other
     Adjustment, but is much smaller.)

     Gold imports, nonmonetary.  This addition is made for
     gold sold by foreign official agencies to private purchasers
     out of stock held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New
     York.  The Census data only include gold that enters the
     customs territory.

     Imports by U.S. military agencies.  This deduction of U.S.
     military sales contracts is made because the U.S. Census
     Bureau has included these contracts in the goods data, but
     BEA includes them in the service category "Direct Defense
     Expenditures".  BEA's source material is more
     comprehensive, but has no distinction between goods and
     services.  

     Some smaller adjustments are also made to imports:
     Deductions for repairs of goods, and developed  motion
     picture film.  Additions for imported electricity from
     Mexico, conversion of vessels for commercial use, and
     repairs to U.S. vessels abroad, and valuation of
     prepackaged software imports at market value.

SERVICES

The statistics are estimates of services transactions between
foreign countries and the 50 states, the District of Columbia, 

Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories
and possessions.  Transactions with U.S. military, diplomatic,
and consular installations abroad are excluded because they
are considered to be part of the U.S. economy.

Services are shown in seven broad categories.  Types of
services for imports and exports are the same for six of the
seven categories.  For the seventh, exports is "Transfers Under
U.S. Military Sales Contracts" while for imports the category
is "Direct Defense Expenditures".  The following is a brief
description of the types of services included in each category:

     Travel - Purchases of services and goods by U.S. travelers
     abroad and by foreign visitors to the United States.  A
     traveler is defined as a person who stays for a period of less
     than 1 year in a country of which the person is not a
     resident.  

Includes expenditures for food, lodging, recreation, gifts, and
other items incidental to a foreign visit.

     Passenger Fares - Fares paid by residents of one country
     to residents of other countries.  Receipts consist of fares
     received by U.S. carriers from foreign residents for travel
     between the United States and foreign countries and
     between two foreign points.  

Payments consist of fares paid by U.S. residents to foreign
carriers for travel between the United States and foreign
countries.

     Other Transportation - Charges for the transportation of
     goods by ocean, air, waterway, pipeline, and rail carriers to
     and from the United States.  Includes freight charges,
     operating expenses that transportation companies incur in
     foreign ports, and payments for vessel charter and aircraft 
     rentals with crew.

     Royalties and License Fees - Transactions with foreign
     residents involving intangible assets and proprietary rights,
     such as the use of patents, techniques, processes, formulas,
     designs, know-how, trademarks, copyrights, franchises,
     and manufacturing rights.  The term "royalties" generally
     refers to payments for the utilization of copyrights or
     trademarks, and the term "license fees" generally refers to
     payments for the use of patents or industrial processes.

     Other Private Services - Transactions with affiliated
     foreigners, for which no identification by type is available,
     and of transactions with unaffiliated foreigners.  (The term
     "affiliated" refers to a direct investment relationship, which
     exists when a U.S. person has ownership or control,
     directly or indirectly, of 10 percent or more of a foreign
     business enterprise's voting securities or the equivalent, or 



when a foreign person has a similar interest in a U.S.
enterprise.)  Transactions with unaffiliated foreigners consist
of education services; financial services (includes
commissions and other transactions fees associated with
the purchase and sale of securities and noninterest income
of banks, and excludes investment income); insurance
premiums and losses; telecommunications services (includes
transmission services and value-added services); and
business, professional, and technical services. Included in the

last group are advertising services; computer and data
processing services; database and other information services;
research, development, and testing services; management,
consulting, and public relations services; legal services;
construction, engineering, architectural, and mining services;
industrial engineering services; installation, maintenance,
repair of equipment; and other services, including medical
services and film and tape rentals.
     
       Transfers Under U.S. Military Sales Contracts (Exports
     only) - Exports of goods and services in which U.S.
     Government military agencies participate.  Includes both
     goods, such as equipment, and services, such as repair
     services and training, that cannot be separately identified.

       Direct Defense Expenditures (Imports only) -
     Expenditures incurred by U.S. military agencies abroad,
     including expenditures by U.S. personnel, payments of
     wages to foreign residents, construction expenditures,
     payments for foreign contractual services, and
     procurement of foreign goods.  Includes both goods and
     services that cannot be separately identified.

       U.S. Government Miscellaneous Services - Transactions
     of U.S. Government nonmilitary agencies with foreign
     residents.  Most of these transactions involve the
     provision of services to, or purchases of services from,
     foreigners; transfers of some goods are also included.

    Services estimates are based on quarterly, annual, and
benchmark surveys and partial information generated from
monthly reports.  Service transactions are estimated at market
prices.  Estimates are seasonally adjusted when statistically
significant seasonal patterns are present.  No country or area
detail is available due to the lack of adequate source data
upon which to base estimates.

     The revision policy is as follows:    Each month, a
preliminary estimate for the current month and a revised
estimate for the immediately preceding month are
released.  After a revised month is released, no further
changes are made to that month until more complete
source data become available in March, June, September,
and December.  The releases in March, June, September,
and  December contain revised data for the previous six 
months.  The release in March also contains revisions for 
all months of the previous year in order to align the
seasonally adjusted monthly data with annual totals.  The 
release in June contains annual revisions, which reflect 
updated source data and changes in estimating methodologies.  
Quarterly and annual estimates of services are included as 
part of the U.S. international transactions accounts, 
published in the April, July, October, and January issues 
of the Survey of Current Business.  The next release of the 
U.S. international transactions  accounts is
scheduled for June 19, 2003. The Survey is available from the
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

RELEASE SCHEDULE

DATE  2003            Day   
  
Jan. . . . .03-12-03     Wednesday
Feb. . . . .04-10-03     Thursday
Mar. . . . .05-13-03     Tuesday
Apr. . . . .06-13-03     Friday
May. . . . .07-11-03     Friday
Jun. . . . .08-14-03     Thursday

Jul. . . . .09-11-03     Thursday
Aug. . . . .10-10-03     Friday
Sep. . . . .11-13-03     Thursday
Oct. . . . .12-12-03     Friday
Nov. . . . .01-14-04     Wednesday
Dec. . . . .02-13-04     Friday

ELECTRONIC AVAILABILITY

The FT-900 and supplement are available on the following:

INTERNET  The U. S. International Trade in Goods and
Services reports for the current month and previous years are
available at:  www.census.gov/foreign-trade/ or
www.bea.gov/newsreleases/rels.htm.

STAT-USA  The U.S. Department of Commerce's electronic 
information facility. Call 1 800 STAT-USA for product
information. Additional data and information on goods are
obtainable from: Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census
Bureau,  Washington, D.C.  20233

Additional data and information on services are obtainable
from:   Balance of Payments Division, Bureau of Economic
Analysis,  Washington, D.C.  20230