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                              United States Department of
                                    COMMERCE NEWS
                               Washington, D.C. 20230

                                     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. Friday,
June 13, 2003

CB-03-93    Press Copy
BEA-03-22
FT-900 (03-04)

For information on goods contact:
Bureau of the Census:
Haydn R. Mearkle  (301) 457-2246
Nick Orsini      (301) 457-2311

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
                                  April 2003

Goods and Services

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the
Department of Commerce, announced today that total April exports of $81.0
billion and imports of $123.0 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit
of $42.0 billion, compared to $42.9 billion in March, revised.  April exports
were $1.8 billion less than March exports of $82.8 billion.  April imports were
$2.7 billion less than March imports of $125.7 billion.

In April, the goods deficit decreased $0.9 billion from March to $46.6 billion,
and the services surplus was virtually unchanged at $4.6 billion.  Exports of
goods decreased $1.1 billion to $57.2 billion, and imports of goods decreased
$2.0 billion to $103.8 billion.  Exports of services decreased to $23.8 billion
from $24.5 billion, and imports of services decreased to $19.2 billion from
$19.9 billion.

In April, the goods and services deficit was up $7.8 billion from April 2002.
Exports were up $0.3 billion, or 0.4 percent, and imports were up $8.1 billion,
or 7.1 percent.

Goods

The March to April change in exports of goods reflected decreases in capital
goods ($0.6 billion); industrial supplies and materials ($0.2 billion);  consumer
goods ($0.2 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.1 billion).  Other
goods and automotive vehicles, parts, and engines were virtually unchanged.

The March to April change in imports of goods reflected decreases in industrial
supplies and materials ($2.4 billion); automotive vehicles, parts, and engines
($0.4 billion); and consumer goods ($0.2 billion).  Increases occurred in capital
goods ($0.9 billion) and foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.1 billion).  Other goods
were virtually unchanged.

The April 2002 to April 2003 change in exports of goods reflected increases in
industrial supplies and materials ($1.2 billion); foods, feeds, and beverages
($0.3 billion); other goods ($0.1 billion); and consumer goods ($0.1 billion).
A decrease occurred in capital goods ($1.1 billion).  Automotive vehicles, parts,
and engines were virtually unchanged.

The April 2002 to April 2003 change in imports of goods reflected increases in
industrial supplies and materials ($3.5 billion); consumer goods ($2.8 billion);
foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.6 billion); and capital goods ($0.4 billion).  A
decrease occurred in other goods ($0.1 billion).  Automotive vehicles, parts,
and engines were virtually unchanged.

Services

Services exports decreased $0.8 billion from March to April.  The decrease was
mostly accounted for by decreases in travel and passenger fares.  Changes in
the other categories of services exports were small.

Services imports decreased $0.7 billion from March to April.  The decrease was
more than accounted for by decreases in travel and passenger fares.  Changes in
the other categories of services imports were small.

From April 2002 to April 2003, services exports were virtually unchanged at $23.8
billion.  The largest decreases were in travel ($0.8 billion) and passenger fares
($0.3 billion).  The largest increase was in other private services ($0.5 billion),
which includes items such as business, professional, and technical services,
insurance services, and financial services.

Services imports increased $1.0 billion during the same period.  The largest
increases were in other private services ($0.6 billion); direct defense expenditures
($0.5 billion); and other transportation ($0.5 billion), which includes freight and
port services.  The largest decrease was in travel ($0.7 billion).

Goods and Services Moving Average

For the three months ending in April, exports of goods and services averaged $82.3
billion, while imports of goods and services averaged $123.4 billion, resulting in
an average trade deficit of $41.2 billion.  For the three months ending in March,
the average trade deficit was $40.5 billion, reflecting average exports of $82.6
billion and average imports of $123.2 billion.

Selected Not Seasonally Adjusted Goods Details

The April figures showed surpluses, in billions of dollars, with Hong Kong $0.4
(for March $0.6), Australia $0.4 ($0.5), and Egypt $0.1 ($0.1).  Deficits were
recorded, in billions of dollars, with China $9.5 ($7.7), Western Europe $8.4
($7.8), Japan $6.0 ($5.8), OPEC $5.0 ($5.0), Canada $3.8 ($5.1), Mexico $3.3
($3.9), Taiwan $1.4 ($1.2), Korea $1.1 ($0.7), Brazil $0.6 ($0.6), and Singapore
$0.2 (surplus of $0.3).

Advanced technology products (ATP) exports were $13.9 billion in April and imports
were $16.4 billion, resulting in a deficit of $2.6 billion.  April exports were
$2.2 billion less than the $16.0 billion in March, while imports were $0.4 billion
less than the $16.8 billion in March.

Revisions

Goods carry-over in April was $0.4 billion (0.7 percent) for exports and $1.0
billion (1.0 percent) for imports.  For March, revised export carry-over was
virtually zero, revised down from $0.2 billion (0.3 percent).  For March, revised
import carry-over was $0.1 billion (0.1 percent), revised down from $0.9 billion
(0.8 percent).

Goods and services exports and imports for the month of March and for all months
shown in this release reflect the incorporation of annual revisions to the U.S.
international transactions accounts.  See the "Notice" in this release for a
description of the major revisions to goods and services exports and imports.


                                  NOTICE

In this release and the accompanying "U.S. International Trade in Goods and
Services: Annual Revision for 2002," the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic
Analysis (BEA) are jointly publishing revised data on U.S. trade in goods for
2000-2002 and the first three months of 2003 and revised data for services for
1992-2002 and the first three months of 2003.

Goods

The 2002 not seasonally adjusted Census-basis goods data were revised to
eliminate monthly data that arrived too late for inclusion in the month of
transaction but that were included, initially, in the month in which the data
were received.  In addition, corrections were made to previously published data.
Once the redistributions of data to the proper month of transaction and corrections
were completed, factors for seasonal adjustments and trading day adjustments were
recomputed, and the seasonally adjusted current-dollar series were revised for
2000-2002 and the first three months of 2003.

With this release and the "U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services:
Annual Revision for 2002" release, the U.S. Census Bureau is replacing its
fixed-weighted constant-dollar series with a chained-dollar series.   We are
adopting this methodology to improve the quality of the constant dollar series
and for consistency with other official government statistics of the Bureau of
Economic Analysis.

Services

The services estimates were revised for 1992-2002 and the first three months of
2003.  The revisions resulted from the incorporation of results from BEA's annual
and quarterly surveys, from BEA's Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
for 1999, and from other newly available and updated source data.  Revisions from
these sources have an impact mostly on receipts and payments for royalties and
license fees and other private services for 1999-2002 and the first three months
of 2003.

In addition, a new measure of insurance services, which are a component of other
private services, is introduced for 1992-2002 and the first three months of 2003.
Previously, the estimate of insurance services equaled premiums minus losses.
A major shortcoming of this measure was that it fluctuated sharply due to
fluctuations in losses, and it could even become negative when losses were
exceptionally high.  The new measure calculates insurance services as a share of
premiums.  This amount is equal to premiums minus the portion of premiums attributed
to "normal" losses; "normal" losses are based on the relationship between losses
and premiums averaged over a period of years.  The new measure eliminates the
sharp swings present in the old series whenever claims were unusually high or low,
and negative estimates of insurance services are now eliminated.


                          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 Real Exports and Imports of Goods by Principal End-Use
           Category (2000 Chain-weighted dollars). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Exhibit 11 Real Exports, Imports, and Balance of Goods, Petroleum and Non-
           Petroleum End-Use Commodity Category Totals
           (2000 Chain-weighted 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 Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 April 2003
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.)

Balance
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -357,819           -427,215           69,396
Jan.- Apr.                  -124,792           -149,726           24,934

January                      -33,736            -39,803            6,067
February                     -27,865            -34,379            6,514
March                        -31,840            -38,544            6,704
April                        -31,351            -37,000            5,649
May                          -28,641            -34,339            5,698
June                         -29,464            -35,831            6,367

July                         -29,963            -35,936            5,973
August                       -28,334            -34,340            6,006
September                    -30,747            -36,045            5,298
October                      -30,869            -35,825            4,956
November                     -29,076            -34,032            4,956
December                     -25,939            -31,141            5,202

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -418,038           -482,872           64,834
Jan.- Apr.                  -124,277           -145,805           21,528

January                      -28,299            -33,495            5,196
February                     -31,049            -35,876            4,827
March                        -30,704            -36,661            5,957
April                        -34,225            -39,773            5,548
May                          -35,097            -40,830            5,733
June                         -35,563            -40,683            5,120

July                         -34,069            -39,304            5,235
August                       -36,249            -42,070            5,821
September                    -36,663            -41,938            5,275
October                      -35,154            -40,647            5,493
November                     -38,629            -44,147            5,518
December                     -42,332            -47,447            5,115

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Apr.                  -163,620           -182,599           18,979

January                      -40,134            -44,859            4,725
February                     -38,584            -43,654            5,070
March                        -42,874            -47,507            4,633
April                        -42,028            -46,579            4,551
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

March data as published last month:                                      
			     -43,456		-47,109		   3,653
                               _________________
Exports
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,007,580            718,712          288,868
Jan.- Apr.                   356,090            256,111           99,979

January                       90,206             65,132           25,074
February                      90,277             65,401           24,876
March                         88,785             63,612           25,173
April                         86,822             61,966           24,856
May                           87,089             62,371           24,718
June                          85,246             60,119           25,127

July                          83,085             58,399           24,686
August                        83,516             58,663           24,853
September                     77,298             55,464           21,834
October                       78,235             56,263           21,972
November                      78,552             55,999           22,553
December                      78,467             55,322           23,145

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   974,107            681,874          292,233
Jan.- Apr.                   317,119            222,170           94,949

January                       78,580             55,228           23,352
February                      78,579             54,988           23,591
March                         79,286             55,083           24,203
April                         80,674             56,871           23,803
May                           81,050             56,848           24,202
June                          81,974             57,702           24,272

July                          82,954             58,638           24,316
August                        82,566             57,870           24,696
September                     82,294             57,807           24,487
October                       82,159             57,301           24,858
November                      82,917             57,765           25,152
December                      81,075             55,774           25,301

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Apr.                   328,944            230,567           98,377

January                       82,191             57,143           25,048
February                      82,913             57,907           25,006
March                         82,839             58,296           24,543
April                         81,002             57,222           23,780
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

March data as published last month:                            
			      82,839             58,078           24,761
                               _________________

Imports
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,365,399          1,145,927          219,472
Jan.- Apr.                   480,883            405,838           75,045

January                      123,942            104,935           19,007
February                     118,141             99,779           18,362
March                        120,625            102,156           18,469
April                        118,174             98,967           19,207
May                          115,730             96,710           19,020
June                         114,710             95,950           18,760

July                         113,048             94,335           18,713
August                       111,850             93,003           18,847
September                    108,045             91,509           16,536
October                      109,104             92,088           17,016
November                     107,628             90,031           17,597
December                     104,406             86,463           17,943

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,392,145          1,164,746          227,399
Jan.- Apr.                   441,396            367,975           73,421

January                      106,879             88,723           18,156
February                     109,628             90,864           18,764
March                        109,990             91,744           18,246
April                        114,899             96,644           18,255
May                          116,147             97,678           18,469
June                         117,537             98,385           19,152

July                         117,023             97,942           19,081
August                       118,815             99,940           18,875
September                    118,957             99,745           19,212
October                      117,314             97,949           19,365
November                     121,545            101,911           19,634
December                     123,406            103,220           20,186

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Apr.                   492,564            413,166           79,398

January                      122,324            102,001           20,323
February                     121,496            101,560           19,936
March                        125,713            105,803           19,910
April                        123,030            103,801           19,229
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

March data as published last month:                                                
			     126,295		105,187		   21,108

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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
               EXHIBIT 1. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE BY SELECTED
                   NAICS-BASED PRODUCT CODE, NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED: April 2003
                                                  
               (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
                  (-) Represents zero. (Z) Less than one-half unit of value shown.
                                        (X) Not applicable.
                                                  

                                                          Balance             Exports

NAICS-Based Product                                           Cumulative          Cumulative
Code Description                                    April     to-date   April     to-date

GRAND TOTAL                                         -43,388.7 -163500.2  59,083.7 232,840.0
Agricultural, Forestry & Fishery Products               224.2   2,021.7   2,473.1  11,130.5

     (Domestic)

Agricultural Products, Total                            818.4   4,361.4   2,046.4   9,399.7
Livestock And Livestock Products                       -223.4    -837.3      64.0     272.6
Forestry Products, Nspf                                 -33.7     -74.6     118.2     496.3
Fish, Fresh Or Chilled; And Other Marine Products      -337.1  -1,427.8     244.5     961.8

Mining, Total                                        -7,665.1 -32,348.1     439.5   1,845.5

     (Domestic)

Oil And Gas                                          -7,659.0 -32,297.8     119.0     734.9
Minerals And Ores                                        -6.1     -50.3     320.5   1,110.5

Manufacturing, Total                                -39,352.8 -146964.7  47,802.0 187,323.0

     (Domestic)

Food And Kindred Products                                36.4     850.1   2,090.5   8,419.7
Beverages And Tobacco                                  -661.8  -2,031.2     291.8   1,184.9
Textile And Fabrics                                      65.3     299.9     656.1   2,506.8
Textile Mill Products                                  -670.6  -2,465.6     161.3     615.2
Apparel And Accessories                              -4,409.6 -18,942.6     425.4   1,719.4
Leather And Allied Products                          -1,567.1  -6,701.7     162.9     635.9
Wood Products                                        -1,002.6  -3,527.0     313.8   1,260.9
Paper Products                                         -374.7  -1,402.0   1,206.5   4,589.8
Printing, Publishing & Similar Products                   0.5      98.6     372.5   1,442.6
Petroleum And Coal Products                          -2,386.2 -10,227.0     810.1   3,510.7
Chemicals                                            -1,682.9  -4,763.9   7,324.3  28,740.9
Plastic And Rubber Products                            -497.2  -1,543.1   1,314.2   5,107.0
Nonmetallic Mineral Products                           -680.2  -2,451.6     510.4   1,993.1
Primary Metal Products                               -1,173.6  -5,576.7   1,548.9   5,578.9
Fabricated Metal Products                            -1,036.6  -3,582.8   1,611.5   6,263.4
Machinery, Except Electrical                           -987.5  -2,335.7   5,723.6  22,410.1
Computers and Electronic Products                    -7,383.3 -26,346.2   9,214.9  36,825.1
Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components      -1,868.2  -6,434.3   1,663.3   6,523.7
Transportation Equipment                             -8,485.7 -32,494.5  10,488.8  40,353.3
Furniture and Fixtures                               -1,534.2  -5,654.1     182.6     738.4
Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities               -3,053.1 -11,782.5   1,728.6   6,854.0

Special Classification Provisions                    -2,063.6  -8,256.3   2,900.4  10,493.8

     (Domestic)

Scrap & Waste                                           352.8   1,472.6     501.8   2,028.5

Used Or Second-Hand Merchandise                        -364.1  -1,138.0     148.3     584.3
Goods Returned Or Reimported                         -2,738.1 -10,708.0      17.2      64.3
Special Classification Provision, Nspf                  685.8   2,117.2   2,233.2   7,816.8

Reexports                                             5,468.6  22,060.8   5,468.6  22,060.8
Timing Adjustments                                        0.0     -13.6       0.0     -13.6
                                                  
                                         _________________

Imports for Consumption (Customs Value)

                                                          Totals          Caluclated Duty
NAICS-Based Product                                           Cumulative          Cumulative
Code Description                                    April     to-date   April     to-date

GRAND TOTAL                                         102,472.4 396,340.2   1,565.0   6,389.2
Agricultural, Forestry & Fishery Products             2,248.9   9,108.8       7.8      36.2

     (Domestic)

Agricultural Products, Total                          1,228.1   5,038.3       7.3      34.5
Livestock And Livestock Products                        287.4   1,109.9       0.2       0.7
Forestry Products, Nspf                                 151.8     570.9       0.1       0.3
Fish, Fresh Or Chilled; And Other Marine Products       581.6   2,389.7       0.2       0.7

Mining, Total                                         8,104.6  34,193.6       7.2      22.7

     (Domestic)

Oil And Gas                                           7,778.0  33,032.8       6.9      22.0
Minerals And Ores                                       326.6   1,160.9       0.3       0.7

Manufacturing, Total                                 87,154.8 334,287.8   1,546.8   6,320.4

     (Domestic)

Food And Kindred Products                             2,054.1   7,569.6      44.2     171.6
Beverages And Tobacco                                   953.6   3,216.1       5.8      20.9
Textile And Fabrics                                     590.8   2,206.9      36.6     132.8
Textile Mill Products                                   831.9   3,080.8      46.7     171.8
Apparel And Accessories                               4,834.9  20,662.0     509.8   2,296.7
Leather And Allied Products                           1,730.0   7,337.6     170.4     729.8
Wood Products                                         1,316.4   4,787.9       8.3      32.7
Paper Products                                        1,581.2   5,991.8       4.0      14.4
Printing, Publishing & Similar Products                 372.0   1,344.0       0.4       1.5
Petroleum And Coal Products                           3,196.3  13,737.8      13.8      50.8
Chemicals                                             9,007.2  33,504.8      73.7     272.8
Plastic And Rubber Products                           1,811.4   6,650.1      41.7     151.5
Nonmetallic Mineral Products                          1,190.6   4,444.7      40.3     150.9
Primary Metal Products                                2,722.6  11,155.6      27.1     116.2
Fabricated Metal Products                             2,648.2   9,846.2      55.4     206.3
Machinery, Except Electrical                          6,711.1  24,745.8      52.3     196.5
Computers and Electronic Products                    16,598.2  63,171.4      59.5     207.8
Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components       3,531.5  12,957.9      64.4     230.8
Transportation Equipment                             18,974.5  72,847.8     227.0     929.5
Furniture and Fixtures                                1,716.7   6,392.4       1.9       6.4
Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities                4,781.7  18,636.5      63.6     228.6

Special Classification Provisions                     4,964.0  18,750.0       3.1       9.8

     (Domestic)

Scrap & Waste                                           149.0     555.9       0.0       0.0

Used Or Second-Hand Merchandise                         512.4   1,722.3       0.0       0.0
Goods Returned Or Reimported                          2,755.3  10,772.3       0.0       0.1
Special Classification Provision, Nspf                1,547.3   5,699.6       3.1       9.7

Reexports                                                 0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0
Timing Adjustments                                        0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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 April 2003
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.)

Balance

Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods (1)        Services

2001                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                     -31,147            -37,575            6,428
March                        -30,352            -36,641            6,289
April                        -30,611            -36,628            6,017
May                          -29,819            -35,723            5,905
June                         -29,356            -35,369            6,013

July                         -29,254            -35,369            6,115
August                       -29,681            -35,440            5,759
September                    -29,983            -35,403            5,420
October                      -30,231            -35,301            5,070
November                     -28,628            -33,666            5,038
December                     -27,771            -32,889            5,118

2002                                                                    

January                      -28,429            -33,504            5,075
February                     -30,018            -35,344            5,327
March                        -31,993            -37,437            5,444
April                        -33,342            -39,088            5,746
May                          -34,962            -40,429            5,467
June                         -34,910            -40,272            5,363

July                         -35,294            -40,686            5,392
August                       -35,660            -41,104            5,444
September                    -36,022            -41,552            5,530
October                      -36,815            -42,244            5,429
November                     -38,705            -44,080            5,375
December                     -40,365            -45,484            5,119

2003                                                                    

January                      -40,350            -45,320            4,970
February                     -40,531            -45,340            4,809
March                        -41,162            -45,913            4,751
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                        
                               _________________

Exports
Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                      89,756             64,715           25,041
March                         88,628             63,660           24,968
April                         87,566             62,650           24,916
May                           86,386             61,486           24,900
June                          85,140             60,296           24,844

July                          83,949             59,060           24,889
August                        81,300             57,509           23,791
September                     79,683             56,797           22,886
October                       78,029             55,909           22,120
November                      78,418             55,861           22,557
December                      78,533             55,516           23,017

2002                                                                    

January                       78,542             55,179           23,363
February                      78,815             55,099           23,715
March                         79,513             55,647           23,866
April                         80,337             56,267           24,069
May                           81,233             57,141           24,092
June                          81,993             57,729           24,263

July                          82,498             58,070           24,428
August                        82,605             58,105           24,500
September                     82,340             57,659           24,680
October                       82,457             57,624           24,832
November                      82,050             56,947           25,104
December                      82,061             56,894           25,167

2003                                                                    

January                       82,059             56,941           25,118
February                      82,647             57,782           24,866
March                         82,251             57,808           24,443
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                        
                               _________________

Imports
Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                     120,903            102,290           18,613
March                        118,980            100,301           18,679
April                        118,176             99,278           18,899
May                          116,205             97,209           18,996
June                         114,496             95,665           18,831

July                         113,203             94,429           18,773
August                       110,981             92,949           18,032
September                    109,666             92,200           17,466
October                      108,259             91,209           17,050
November                     107,046             89,527           17,519
December                     106,304             88,406           17,899

2002                                                                    

January                      106,971             88,683           18,288
February                     108,832             90,444           18,389
March                        111,506             93,084           18,422
April                        113,679             95,355           18,323
May                          116,194             97,569           18,625
June                         116,902             98,002           18,901

July                         117,792             98,756           19,036
August                       118,265             99,209           19,056
September                    118,362             99,211           19,151
October                      119,272             99,868           19,404
November                     120,755            101,027           19,728
December                     122,425            102,378           20,048

2003                                                                    

January                      122,409            102,261           20,148
February                     123,178            103,122           20,056
March                        123,413            103,722           19,692
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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. - Apr.           99,979         27,364          6,694          9,921

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. - Apr.           94,949         21,556          5,573          9,463

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. - Apr.           98,377         20,867          4,774         10,299

January               25,048          5,743          1,363          2,590
February              25,006          5,620          1,254          2,619
March                 24,543          5,061          1,137          2,585
April                 23,780          4,443          1,020          2,505
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. - Apr.           13,861         37,982          3,868            289

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. - Apr.           14,054         40,377          3,665            261

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. - Apr.           15,513         42,505          4,151            268

January                3,833         10,465            986             68
February               3,872         10,566          1,008             67
March                  3,901         10,723          1,069             67
April                  3,907         10,751          1,088             66
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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. - Apr.           75,045         21,669          7,829         13,891

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. - Apr.           73,421         19,052          6,448         12,094

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. - Apr.           79,398         18,232          6,515         14,510

January               20,323          5,066          1,825          3,600
February              19,936          4,798          1,683          3,487
March                 19,910          4,466          1,570          3,737
April                 19,229          3,902          1,437          3,686
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. - Apr.            5,494         20,544          4,653            965

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. - Apr.            6,232         22,693          5,918            984

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. - Apr.            6,599         24,804          7,751            987

January                1,621          6,130          1,833            248
February               1,648          6,185          1,886            249
March                  1,667          6,241          1,981            248
April                  1,663          6,248          2,051            242
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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.)

                           Balance

                           Total
                           Balance            Total
                           of Payments        Census
Period                     Basis              Basis

2001                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -427,215           -411,899
Jan.- Apr.                  -149,726           -144,353

January                      -39,803            -38,375
February                     -34,379            -33,070
March                        -38,544            -37,196
April                        -37,000            -35,712
May                          -34,339            -32,531
June                         -35,831            -34,348

July                         -35,936            -34,691
August                       -34,340            -33,329
September                    -36,045            -34,946
October                      -35,825            -34,672
November                     -34,032            -32,941
December                     -31,141            -30,088

2002                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -482,872           -468,263
Jan.- Apr.                  -145,805           -141,265

January                      -33,495            -32,531
February                     -35,876            -34,777
March                        -36,661            -35,319
April                        -39,773            -38,637
May                          -40,830            -39,275
June                         -40,683            -39,510

July                         -39,304            -38,096
August                       -42,070            -40,767
September                    -41,938            -40,769
October                      -40,647            -39,337
November                     -44,147            -42,934
December                     -47,447            -46,312

2003                                                   

Jan.- Apr.                  -182,599           -178,083

January                      -44,859            -43,917
February                     -43,654            -42,589
March                        -47,507            -46,286
April                        -46,579            -45,290
May                                                    
June                                                   

July                                                   
August                                                 
September                                              
October                                                
November                                               
December                                               

March data as published last month:
			     -47,109		-45,886
                               _________________

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

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   718,712            -10,388          729,100
Jan.- Apr.                   256,111             -3,049          259,161

January                       65,132               -846           65,978
February                      65,401               -745           66,145
March                         63,612               -767           64,379
April                         61,966               -692           62,659
May                           62,371             -1,050           63,421
June                          60,119               -906           61,025

July                          58,399             -1,033           59,432
August                        58,663               -767           59,430
September                     55,464               -874           56,338
October                       56,263               -940           57,203
November                      55,999               -884           56,884
December                      55,322               -884           56,205

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   681,874            -11,229          693,103
Jan.- Apr.                   222,170             -3,491          225,660

January                       55,228               -732           55,960
February                      54,988               -877           55,865
March                         55,083             -1,064           56,146
April                         56,871               -818           57,690
May                           56,848             -1,253           58,101
June                          57,702               -877           58,579

July                          58,638               -923           59,561
August                        57,870             -1,007           58,877
September                     57,807               -856           58,663
October                       57,301               -989           58,290
November                      57,765               -927           58,691
December                      55,774               -907           56,680

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Apr.                   230,567             -3,602          234,169

January                       57,143               -747           57,890
February                      57,907               -857           58,764
March                         58,296               -973           59,268
April                         57,222             -1,026           58,248
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

March data as published last month:
			      58,078		   -974 	  59,052
                               _________________

Imports

                           Total
                           Balance                             Total
                           of Payments        Net              Census
Period                     Basis              Adjustments      Basis

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,145,927              4,928        1,140,999
Jan.- Apr.                   405,838              2,324          403,514

January                      104,935                583          104,353
February                      99,779                563           99,216
March                        102,156                582          101,575
April                         98,967                596           98,371
May                           96,710                758           95,952
June                          95,950                577           95,373

July                          94,335                212           94,123
August                        93,003                243           92,759
September                     91,509                225           91,284
October                       92,088                213           91,875
November                      90,031                206           89,825
December                      86,463                169           86,294

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,164,746              3,380        1,161,366
Jan.- Apr.                   367,975              1,050          366,925

January                       88,723                232           88,491
February                      90,864                223           90,641
March                         91,744                278           91,466
April                         96,644                317           96,327
May                           97,678                302           97,376
June                          98,385                296           98,089

July                          97,942                284           97,657
August                        99,940                297           99,643
September                     99,745                313           99,432
October                       97,949                322           97,626
November                     101,911                286          101,625
December                     103,220                228          102,992

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Apr.                   413,166                914          412,252

January                      102,001                195          101,807
February                     101,560                207          101,353
March                        105,803                249          105,554
April                        103,801                263          103,538
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

March data as published last month:
			     105,187		    249		 104,939	

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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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 April 2003
                                                                     
                                  (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                                                 adjustments and rounding.)

                                                  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.    681,874     -11,229      693,103       49,616      156,837      290,496       78,942       84,359       32,854
Jan.- Apr.    222,170      -3,491      225,660       16,321       50,052       95,538       25,571       27,696       10,483

January        55,228        -732       55,960        4,228       12,379       23,784        6,205        6,885        2,478
February       54,988        -877       55,865        4,207       12,258       23,538        6,356        6,931        2,574
March          55,083      -1,064       56,146        3,935       12,373       24,044        6,345        6,792        2,659
April          56,871        -818       57,690        3,950       13,042       24,172        6,665        7,088        2,772
May            56,848      -1,253       58,101        3,993       13,245       24,223        6,727        6,931        2,983
June           57,702        -877       58,579        4,265       13,258       24,707        6,669        7,090        2,589

July           58,638        -923       59,561        4,307       13,209       25,149        6,887        7,216        2,793
August         57,870      -1,007       58,877        4,114       13,360       24,727        6,768        7,049        2,859
September      57,807        -856       58,663        4,064       13,306       24,809        6,689        7,070        2,725
October        57,301        -989       58,290        3,888       13,234       24,511        6,653        7,149        2,854
November       57,765        -927       58,691        4,309       13,549       24,369        6,497        7,185        2,783
December       55,774        -907       56,680        4,355       13,625       22,461        6,483        6,973        2,784

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Apr.    230,567      -3,602      234,169       17,309       56,764       93,801       26,620       28,766       10,910

January        57,143        -747       57,890        4,355       14,095       22,966        6,642        7,323        2,508
February       57,907        -857       58,764        4,358       13,995       24,138        6,651        6,994        2,629
March          58,296        -973       59,268        4,333       14,432       23,656        6,661        7,303        2,882
April          57,222      -1,026       58,248        4,263       14,241       23,040        6,666        7,147        2,891
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        
July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    

Imports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.  1,164,746       3,380    1,161,366       49,687      267,681      283,323      203,743      307,854       49,078
Jan.- Apr.    367,975       1,050      366,925       15,895       80,065       92,730       65,012       97,028       16,195

January        88,723         232       88,491        3,874       18,856       22,835       15,516       23,433        3,977
February       90,864         223       90,641        3,991       18,964       22,962       16,354       24,350        4,020
March          91,744         278       91,466        3,988       19,648       23,203       16,243       24,171        4,211
April          96,644         317       96,327        4,042       22,596       23,729       16,899       25,074        3,987
May            97,678         302       97,376        4,093       22,917       23,797       17,021       25,499        4,048
June           98,385         296       98,089        4,125       22,344       23,993       17,120       26,074        4,433

July           97,942         284       97,657        4,215       22,668       23,848       17,170       25,723        4,034
August         99,940         297       99,643        4,216       23,557       23,742       17,416       26,671        4,041
September      99,745         313       99,432        4,152       23,504       23,783       17,658       26,198        4,137
October        97,949         322       97,626        4,094       24,528       22,342       17,074       25,508        4,080
November      101,911         286      101,625        4,395       23,836       24,393       17,591       27,460        3,950
December      103,220         228      102,992        4,503       24,262       24,694       17,682       27,694        4,158

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Apr.    413,166         914      412,252       18,271      105,494       95,019       68,079      109,666       15,722

January       102,001         195      101,807        4,534       25,030       24,463       16,974       26,929        3,877
February      101,560         207      101,353        4,417       25,983       23,230       16,831       26,896        3,997
March         105,803         249      105,554        4,630       28,421       23,222       17,337       28,010        3,934
April         103,801         263      103,538        4,690       26,061       24,105       16,937       27,831        3,914
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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.)
                                        

Item(1)                                April        March         Monthly
                                       2003         2003          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis          57,222       58,296        -1,073
Net Adjustments                           -1,026         -973           -53
Total, Census Basis                       58,248       59,268        -1,020

Foods, feeds, and beverages                4,263        4,333           -71

Wheat                                        263          342           -79
Meat, poultry, etc.                          586          634           -48
Rice                                          84          103           -19
Oilseeds, food oils                          126          143           -17
Other foods                                  392          405           -13
Bakery products                              182          195           -13
Wine and related products                     65           76           -11
Fruits,  frozen juices                       334          344           -10
Alcoholic beverages, excluding wine           57           64            -7
Dairy products and eggs                       56           57            -1
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   77           75             1
Nuts                                         148          144             3
Vegetables                                   240          237             3
Corn                                         437          433             4
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                         266          261             5
Sorghum, barley, oats                         58           42            16
Fish and shellfish                           274          251            24
Soybeans                                     619          527            92

Industrial supplies and materials         14,241       14,432          -191

Petroleum products, other                    702          855          -153
Chemicals-organic                          1,408        1,466           -58
Precious metals, other                       153          209           -56
Plastic materials                          1,253        1,300           -48
Electric energy                               56           90           -34
Logs and lumber                              296          315           -20
Steelmaking materials                        196          215           -19
Mineral supplies-manufactured                279          297           -19
Chemicals-other                            1,177        1,196           -18
Agric. industry-unmanufactured                91          107           -17
Fuel oil                                     306          321           -15
Natural gas liquids                           52           67           -15
Industrial rubber products                   175          187           -13
Manmade cloth                                414          426           -11
Nuclear fuel materials                       132          143           -11
Other industrial supplies                  1,222        1,233           -11
Chemicals-inorganic                          327          338           -11
Finished textile supplies                    182          191            -8
Chemicals-fertilizers                        335          342            -7
Metallurgical grade coal                      89           95            -6
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                      79           84            -5
Agriculture-manufactured, other              111          116            -4
Wood supplies, manufactured                   70           73            -2
Hair, waste materials                         36           37            -1
Tapes, audio and visual                       92           93            -1
Aluminum and alumina                         251          252            -1
Nonmetallic minerals                          34           34            -1
Copper                                       105          105            -1
Nontextile floor tiles                        25           24             1
Crude oil                                      8            6             1
Shingles, molding, wallboard                 161          159             2
Iron and steel products, other               250          248             2
Leather and furs                              70           67             3
Finished metal shapes                        764          761             3
Tobacco, unmanufactured                       68           64             4
Coal and fuels, other                         62           55             7
Agric. farming-unmanufactured                117          110             7
Newsprint                                    743          734             9
Cotton fiber cloth                           242          233             9
Gas-natural                                   62           49            13
Synthetic rubber-primary                     159          147            13
Nonferrous metals, other                     213          195            18
Hides and skins                              162          137            25
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        388          351            37
Cotton, raw                                  308          266            42
Nonmonetary gold                             321          262            58
Iron and steel mill products                 495          373           123

Capital goods, except automotive          23,040       23,656          -616

Computer accessories                       2,254        2,463          -209
Industrial engines                           859          975          -116
Measuring, testing, control instruments    1,050        1,154          -104
Electric apparatus                         1,681        1,782          -100
Engines-civilian aircraft                    902          988           -85
Generators, accessories                      444          502           -58
Industrial machines, other                 1,646        1,697           -51
Parts-civilian aircraft                    1,006        1,038           -32
Food, tobacco machinery                      138          157           -19
Semiconductors                             3,743        3,761           -19
Nonfarm tractors and parts                    79           96           -17
Marine engines, parts                         69           80           -11
Metalworking machine tools                   430          441           -11
Materials handling equipment                 396          406           -11
Laboratory testing instruments               410          420            -9
Drilling & oilfield equipment                549          556            -7
Textile, sewing machines                      73           79            -6
Medicinal equipment                        1,247        1,250            -3
Vessels, excluding scrap                       6            8            -1
Commercial vessels, other                     12           12             0
Specialized mining                            38           38             0
Wood, glass, plastic                         194          192             2
Railway transportation equipment             111          109             2
Pulp and paper machinery                     202          200             3
Agricultural machinery, equipment            313          309             4
Spacecraft, excluding military                 8            1             7
Excavating machinery                         459          447            12
Business machines and equipment              162          150            13
Photo, service industry machinery            452          429            23
Computers                                    750          718            32
Telecommunications equipment               1,710        1,653            57
Civilian aircraft                          1,644        1,546            98

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines    6,666        6,661             5

Consumer goods                             7,147        7,303          -156

Gem diamonds                                 366          446           -80
Pharmaceutical preparations                1,756        1,817           -61
Apparel, household goods - textile           497          535           -38
Furniture, household goods, etc.             184          205           -21
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              199          215           -16
Toiletries and cosmetics                     347          361           -15
Books, printed matter                        333          347           -14
Jewelry, etc                                 219          226            -8
Tobacco, manufactured                        152          157            -5
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           109          112            -3
Cookware, cutlery, tools                      53           56            -3
Glassware, chinaware                          25           27            -2
Toys/games/sporting goods                    444          444             0
Musical instruments                           66           66             0
Sports apparel and gear                       35           34             1
Rugs                                          60           58             2
Writing and art supplies                     386          384             2
Nursery stock, etc.                           25           22             3
Numismatic coins                               6            2             4
Stereo equipment, etc.                       126          115            11
TV's, VCR's, etc.                            259          248            12
Pleasure boats and motors                    108           95            13
Records, tapes, and disks                    247          232            16
Other household goods                        736          715            21
Household appliances                         408          383            24

Other goods                                2,891        2,882             9
                                        
                               _________________

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

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         230,567      222,170         8,398
Net Adjustments                           -3,602       -3,491          -111
Total, Census Basis                      234,169      225,660         8,509

Foods, feeds, and beverages               17,309       16,321           988

Wheat                                      1,157        1,253           -96
Meat, poultry, etc.                        2,424        2,391            33
Rice                                         372          296            76
Oilseeds, food oils                          535          450            85
Other foods                                1,559        1,463            95
Bakery products                              746          659            87
Wine and related products                    297          241            56
Fruits,  frozen juices                     1,406        1,382            24
Alcoholic beverages, excluding wine          216          187            28
Dairy products and eggs                      224          230            -6
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  282          222            60
Nuts                                         573          554            19
Vegetables                                   963          959             4
Corn                                       1,680        1,777           -98
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                       1,081        1,082            -1
Sorghum, barley, oats                        209          245           -37
Fish and shellfish                         1,107        1,106             1
Soybeans                                   2,480        1,822           658

Industrial supplies and materials         56,764       50,052         6,712

Petroleum products, other                  2,972        2,111           861
Chemicals-organic                          5,767        4,409         1,358
Precious metals, other                       705          875          -171
Plastic materials                          5,053        4,524           530
Electric energy                              247           80           167
Logs and lumber                            1,201        1,171            30
Steelmaking materials                        777          613           164
Mineral supplies-manufactured              1,116          973           143
Chemicals-other                            4,652        4,280           372
Agric. industry-unmanufactured               388          379             9
Fuel oil                                   1,228          726           502
Natural gas liquids                          351          186           166
Industrial rubber products                   707          724           -17
Manmade cloth                              1,656        1,553           104
Nuclear fuel materials                       653          409           244
Other industrial supplies                  4,993        4,689           304
Chemicals-inorganic                        1,282        1,298           -16
Finished textile supplies                    751          754            -3
Chemicals-fertilizers                      1,354        1,299            54
Metallurgical grade coal                     352          299            53
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     330          311            19
Agriculture-manufactured, other              449          640          -191
Wood supplies, manufactured                  298          287            11
Hair, waste materials                        144          135             9
Tapes, audio and visual                      389          409           -20
Aluminum and alumina                       1,008          959            49
Nonmetallic minerals                         135          132             4
Copper                                       444          350            94
Nontextile floor tiles                        97          100            -3
Crude oil                                     25           32            -7
Shingles, molding, wallboard                 621          625            -3
Iron and steel products, other               948          914            35
Leather and furs                             281          248            32
Finished metal shapes                      3,029        2,881           148
Tobacco, unmanufactured                      335          382           -47
Coal and fuels, other                        218          355          -137
Agric. farming-unmanufactured                456          500           -44
Newsprint                                  2,877        2,625           252
Cotton fiber cloth                           936          826           110
Gas-natural                                  370          226           144
Synthetic rubber-primary                     617          539            78
Nonferrous metals, other                     818          695           123
Hides and skins                              602          561            41
Pulpwood and woodpulp                      1,432        1,320           112
Cotton, raw                                  935          686           249
Nonmonetary gold                           1,261          925           335
Iron and steel mill products               1,503        1,038           465

Capital goods, except automotive          93,801       95,538        -1,737

Computer accessories                       9,675        9,760           -86
Industrial engines                         3,629        3,831          -202
Measuring, testing, control instruments    4,466        4,309           157
Electric apparatus                         6,901        7,008          -107
Engines-civilian aircraft                  3,646        3,858          -212
Generators, accessories                    1,856        2,026          -170
Industrial machines, other                 7,009        6,849           160
Parts-civilian aircraft                    4,159        4,003           155
Food, tobacco machinery                      564          623           -59
Semiconductors                            14,448       13,679           769
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   355          317            38
Marine engines, parts                        304          246            58
Metalworking machine tools                 1,679        1,633            46
Materials handling equipment               1,526        1,466            61
Laboratory testing instruments             1,666        1,583            83
Drilling & oilfield equipment              2,047        2,217          -170
Textile, sewing machines                     326          338           -13
Medicinal equipment                        4,978        4,745           234
Vessels, excluding scrap                      16           48           -32
Commercial vessels, other                     40           56           -16
Specialized mining                           123          125            -2
Wood, glass, plastic                         828          858           -29
Railway transportation equipment             499          372           127
Pulp and paper machinery                     823          766            57
Agricultural machinery, equipment          1,232        1,145            87
Spacecraft, excluding military                10           11            -1
Excavating machinery                       1,773        1,738            35
Business machines and equipment              652          723           -71
Photo, service industry machinery          1,823        1,784            38
Computers                                  2,919        3,090          -171
Telecommunications equipment               6,676        7,849        -1,173
Civilian aircraft                          7,152        8,480        -1,328

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   26,620       25,571         1,049

Consumer goods                            28,766       27,696         1,070

Gem diamonds                               1,673        1,506           167
Pharmaceutical preparations                6,851        5,530         1,320
Apparel, household goods - textile         2,079        2,096           -17
Furniture, household goods, etc.             761          698            62
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              972          921            50
Toiletries and cosmetics                   1,436        1,370            66
Books, printed matter                      1,340        1,308            32
Jewelry, etc                                 900          957           -57
Tobacco, manufactured                        620          681           -60
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           449          448             1
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     222          237           -15
Glassware, chinaware                         105          201           -96
Toys/games/sporting goods                  1,768        1,741            27
Musical instruments                          261          383          -122
Sports apparel and gear                      145          144             1
Rugs                                         233          227             6
Writing and art supplies                   1,519        1,540           -21
Nursery stock, etc.                           95           93             2
Numismatic coins                              20           26            -6
Stereo equipment, etc.                       474          510           -36
TV's, VCR's, etc.                          1,023        1,447          -423
Pleasure boats and motors                    387          343            45
Records, tapes, and disks                    991        1,013           -22
Other household goods                      2,902        2,731           170
Household appliances                       1,541        1,548            -6

Other goods                               10,910       10,483           427
                                                  

(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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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.)
                                        

Item(1)                                April        March         Monthly
                                       2003         2003          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         103,801      105,803        -2,002
Net Adjustments                              263          249            14
Total, Census Basis                      103,538      105,554        -2,016

Foods, feeds, and beverages                4,690        4,630            60

Other foods                                  395          359            36
Alcoholic bevs, excluding wine               323          301            22
Meat products                                528          508            20
Cane and beet sugar                           63           45            19
Fish and shellfish                           935          918            17
Green coffee                                 143          128            15
Tea, spices, etc.                             84           73            11
Bakery products                              388          378            10
Dairy products and eggs                      116          109             7
Feedstuff and foodgrains                     138          134             4
Nuts                                          60           61            -1
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   31           35            -4
Wine and related products                    500          505            -5
Food oils, oilseeds                          132          144           -12
Fruits, frozen juices                        432          452           -20
Vegetables                                   375          403           -28
Cocoa beans                                   46           77           -31

Industrial supplies and materials         26,061       28,421        -2,360

Gas-natural                                1,536        2,463          -926
Fuel oil                                     820        1,464          -644
Crude oil                                  8,308        8,827          -519
Iron and steel mill products                 607          761          -154
Bauxite and aluminum                         492          642          -149
Petroleum products, other                  1,589        1,678           -89
Nickel                                        82          162           -81
Liquefied petroleum gases                    492          545           -53
Lumber                                       439          487           -49
Paper and paper products                     537          571           -34
Steelmaking materials                        196          224           -27
Electric energy                              147          170           -22
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                      467          482           -16
Nonferrous metals, other                      97          113           -16
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.              336          350           -14
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                    312          322           -10
Plastic materials                            708          716            -9
Materials, excluding chemicals               112          121            -9
Synthetic cloth                              345          352            -8
Cotton cloth, fabrics                        171          178            -7
Zinc                                          69           75            -6
Nontextile floor tiles                       185          191            -6
Leather and furs                              59           64            -5
Iron and steel, advanced                     399          404            -5
Synthetic rubber--primary                    110          113            -3
Finished textile supplies                    216          218            -1
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                  53           54            -1
Tobacco, waxes, etc                          313          314            -1
Hair, waste materials                         38           39            -1
Tin                                           18           19            -1
Cotton, natural fibers                         7            7             0
Wool, silk, etc.                              59           58             1
Natural rubber                                98           97             1
Hides and skins                               14           12             2
Plywood and veneers                          146          143             3
Farming materials, livestock                  69           65             4
Copper                                       133          129             4
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                      77           72             5
Coal and related fuels                       109          104             5
Blank tapes, audio & visual                  224          218             5
Industrial supplies, other                 1,306        1,299             7
Newsprint                                    253          245             8
Shingles, wallboard                          650          638            12
Chemicals-inorganic                          334          321            13
Other precious metals                        293          277            16
Nonmonetary gold                             210          175            35
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        244          202            41
Nuclear fuel materials                       277          228            49
Finished metal shapes                        643          594            49
Chemicals-fertilizers                        481          366           115
Chemicals-organic                          1,180        1,050           131

Capital goods, except automotive          24,105       23,222           883

Computer accessories                       4,643        4,332           310
Computers                                  1,615        1,455           160
Telecommunications equipment               2,036        1,910           126
Commercial vessels, other                     76            6            69
Civilian aircraft                            886          824            61
Photo, service industry machinery            819          769            50
Business machines and equipment              554          507            48
Pulp and paper machinery                     322          283            39
Laboratory testing instruments               206          177            29
Electric apparatus                         1,863        1,835            28
Parts-civilian aircraft                      394          370            24
Railway transportation equipment             108           85            24
Industrial machines, other                 1,542        1,520            22
Drilling & oilfield equipment                119           98            21
Metalworking machine tools                   545          526            19
Food, tobacco machinery                      146          130            16
Excavating machinery                         380          365            15
Agricultural machinery, equipment            396          381            15
Semiconductors                             2,070        2,062             8
Nonfarm tractors and parts                    60           55             5
Textile, sewing machines                      90           85             4
Measuring, testing, control instruments      788          784             4
Spacecraft, excluding military                 3            2             1
Vessels, except scrap                          0            0             0
Marine engines, parts                         62           64            -2
Specialized mining                            28           37            -9
Materials handling equipment                 500          512           -12
Industrial engines                           743          764           -21
Engines-civilian aircraft                    614          652           -38
Wood, glass, plastic                         379          422           -43
Generators, accessories                      821          866           -45
Medicinal equipment                        1,300        1,345           -45

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   16,937       17,337          -400

Consumer goods                            27,831       28,010          -179

Pharmaceutical preparations                3,792        4,280          -488
Toys/games/sporting goods                  1,944        2,032           -88
Footwear                                   1,024        1,101           -77
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotton       2,289        2,337           -47
Pleasure boats and motors                    169          193           -24
Apparel, household goods - wool              257          279           -22
Motorcycles and parts                        320          338           -19
TV's, VCR's, etc                           1,892        1,908           -17
Numismatic coins                              14           30           -16
Glassware, chinaware                         176          190           -13
Household appliances                       1,030        1,042           -13
Records, tapes, and disks                    112          122           -10
Gem stones, other                            135          138            -3
Musical instruments                          122          123            -1
Rugs                                         141          139             2
Photo equipment                              142          138             4
Jewelry                                      754          746             8
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     430          419            11
Toiletries and cosmetics                     363          352            11
Camping apparel and gear                     587          575            12
Books, printed matter                        290          277            14
Nursery stock, etc.                          109           89            21
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           552          522            29
Apparel, household goods - cotton          3,389        3,349            40
Writing and art supplies                     875          830            45
Other household goods                      3,088        3,035            53
Furniture, household goods, etc.           1,511        1,444            67
Gem diamonds                               1,063          988            74
Stereo equipment, etc                        659          559           100
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              602          435           167

Other goods                                3,914        3,934           -20
                                        
                               _________________

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

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         413,166      367,975        45,191
Net Adjustments                              914        1,050          -136
Total, Census Basis                      412,252      366,925        45,327

Foods, feeds, and beverages               18,271       15,895         2,376

Other foods                                1,439        1,171           268
Alcoholic bevs, excluding wine             1,213        1,081           133
Meat products                              2,066        1,987            79
Cane and beet sugar                          182          164            18
Fish and shellfish                         3,680        3,280           400
Green coffee                                 504          353           152
Tea, spices, etc.                            310          291            19
Bakery products                            1,452        1,144           308
Dairy products and eggs                      414          362            51
Feedstuff and foodgrains                     532          496            35
Nuts                                         242          233             9
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  133          110            22
Wine and related products                  1,964        1,725           239
Food oils, oilseeds                          486          355           130
Fruits, frozen juices                      1,751        1,645           105
Vegetables                                 1,607        1,352           255
Cocoa beans                                  296          144           152

Industrial supplies and materials        105,494       80,065        25,429

Gas-natural                                7,274        2,883         4,391
Fuel oil                                   4,738        2,393         2,344
Crude oil                                 32,828       21,019        11,809
Iron and steel mill products               2,797        2,865           -68
Bauxite and aluminum                       2,373        2,056           317
Petroleum products, other                  5,710        3,742         1,968
Nickel                                       379          267           111
Liquefied petroleum gases                  1,934        1,086           848
Lumber                                     1,963        2,696          -733
Paper and paper products                   2,181        1,909           271
Steelmaking materials                        889          690           198
Electric energy                              558          426           132
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                    1,862        1,738           124
Nonferrous metals, other                     427          437           -10
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.            1,360        1,427           -67
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                  1,290        1,193            97
Plastic materials                          2,790        2,273           517
Materials, excluding chemicals               481          513           -33
Synthetic cloth                            1,404        1,362            42
Cotton cloth, fabrics                        704          703             2
Zinc                                         296          355           -59
Nontextile floor tiles                       747          662            86
Leather and furs                             271          297           -25
Iron and steel, advanced                   1,608        1,397           211
Synthetic rubber--primary                    427          380            47
Finished textile supplies                    867          763           104
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                 209          189            20
Tobacco, waxes, etc                        1,196        1,134            62
Hair, waste materials                        158          143            15
Tin                                           64           51            13
Cotton, natural fibers                        33           30             3
Wool, silk, etc.                             223          198            25
Natural rubber                               369          190           179
Hides and skins                               47           45             2
Plywood and veneers                          551          496            55
Farming materials, livestock                 272          281            -9
Copper                                       576          829          -253
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     298          258            40
Coal and related fuels                       391          296            95
Blank tapes, audio & visual                  850          785            65
Industrial supplies, other                 5,135        4,506           628
Newsprint                                    978        1,037           -59
Shingles, wallboard                        2,558        2,363           195
Chemicals-inorganic                        1,285        1,247            38
Other precious metals                      1,139        1,158           -19
Nonmonetary gold                             805          711            93
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        838          723           114
Nuclear fuel materials                       947          540           407
Finished metal shapes                      2,447        2,187           261
Chemicals-fertilizers                      1,609        1,129           480
Chemicals-organic                          4,360        4,003           357

Capital goods, except automotive          95,019       92,730         2,290

Computer accessories                      18,231       19,852        -1,621
Computers                                  6,317        4,997         1,320
Telecommunications equipment               7,831        7,148           683
Commercial vessels, other                     92           17            75
Civilian aircraft                          3,715        4,767        -1,053
Photo, service industry machinery          3,322        2,886           436
Business machines and equipment            2,117        1,344           773
Pulp and paper machinery                   1,184        1,079           105
Laboratory testing instruments               700          676            24
Electric apparatus                         7,489        7,117           372
Parts-civilian aircraft                    1,540        1,642          -102
Railway transportation equipment             360          321            39
Industrial machines, other                 6,172        5,844           328
Drilling & oilfield equipment                473          427            46
Metalworking machine tools                 2,014        1,842           172
Food, tobacco machinery                      534          482            52
Excavating machinery                       1,425        1,327            98
Agricultural machinery, equipment          1,460        1,271           190
Semiconductors                             8,191        8,577          -385
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   228          216            12
Textile, sewing machines                     339          302            37
Measuring, testing, control instruments    3,138        2,867           271
Spacecraft, excluding military                57            8            48
Vessels, except scrap                          4            0             3
Marine engines, parts                        235          180            55
Specialized mining                           113          150           -37
Materials handling equipment               2,032        1,899           132
Industrial engines                         2,989        3,034           -45
Engines-civilian aircraft                  2,516        2,992          -476
Wood, glass, plastic                       1,648        1,301           347
Generators, accessories                    3,420        3,693          -273
Medicinal equipment                        5,135        4,472           663

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   68,079       65,012         3,067

Consumer goods                           109,666       97,028        12,638

Pharmaceutical preparations               15,881       12,348         3,533
Toys/games/sporting goods                  7,775        7,264           511
Footwear                                   4,163        3,754           408
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotton       9,160        7,886         1,275
Pleasure boats and motors                    790          672           118
Apparel, household goods - wool            1,100          945           155
Motorcycles and parts                      1,181        1,007           174
TV's, VCR's, etc                           7,275        7,352           -77
Numismatic coins                             105           36            69
Glassware, chinaware                         744          669            75
Household appliances                       3,890        3,301           589
Records, tapes, and disks                    468          405            63
Gem stones, other                            566          522            44
Musical instruments                          494          443            51
Rugs                                         568          501            67
Photo equipment                              561          555             6
Jewelry                                    3,062        2,922           139
Cookware, cutlery, tools                   1,684        1,409           275
Toiletries and cosmetics                   1,398        1,254           144
Camping apparel and gear                   2,252        1,949           303
Books, printed matter                      1,132        1,057            75
Nursery stock, etc.                          413          373            40
Apparel,household goods-nontextile         2,120        1,899           221
Apparel, household goods - cotton         13,356       11,203         2,153
Writing and art supplies                   3,394        3,177           217
Other household goods                     11,790       10,010         1,780
Furniture, household goods, etc.           5,871        5,037           834
Gem diamonds                               4,092        4,087             5
Stereo equipment, etc                      2,288        2,607          -319
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.            2,094        2,386          -292

Other goods                               15,722       16,195          -474
                                                  

(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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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 April 2003
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.)

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

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.              -482,872        -14,609       -93,169      -375,093
Jan.- Apr.              -145,805         -4,541       -25,185      -116,079

January                  -33,495           -964        -5,577       -26,954
February                 -35,876         -1,100        -5,189       -29,588
March                    -36,661         -1,342        -6,151       -29,168
April                    -39,773         -1,135        -8,268       -30,369
May                      -40,830         -1,556        -8,506       -30,769
June                     -40,683         -1,173        -7,909       -31,600

July                     -39,304         -1,207        -8,201       -29,895
August                   -42,070         -1,304        -8,623       -32,143
September                -41,938         -1,169        -8,426       -32,343
October                  -40,647         -1,311        -9,666       -29,671
November                 -44,147         -1,213        -8,568       -34,366
December                 -47,447         -1,135        -8,084       -38,227

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Apr.              -182,599         -4,516       -40,633      -137,449

January                  -44,859           -942        -9,272       -34,645
February                 -43,654         -1,064        -9,956       -32,633
March                    -47,507         -1,221       -11,264       -35,022
April                    -46,579         -1,289       -10,141       -35,149
May                                                                        
June                                                                       

July                                                                       
August                                                                     
September                                                                  
October                                                                    
November                                                                   
December                                                                   
                                        
                               _________________

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

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.               681,874        -11,229        10,338       682,765
Jan.- Apr.               222,170         -3,491         3,055       222,605

January                   55,228           -732           755        55,205
February                  54,988           -877           737        55,128
March                     55,083         -1,064           731        55,415
April                     56,871           -818           832        56,858
May                       56,848         -1,253           787        57,314
June                      57,702           -877           750        57,829

July                      58,638           -923           830        58,731
August                    57,870         -1,007           958        57,918
September                 57,807           -856           880        57,783
October                   57,301           -989           948        57,341
November                  57,765           -927           942        57,749
December                  55,774           -907         1,187        55,494

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Apr.               230,567         -3,602         4,577       229,592

January                   57,143           -747         1,131        56,759
February                  57,907           -857         1,128        57,635
March                     58,296           -973         1,250        58,018
April                     57,222         -1,026         1,068        57,180
May                                                                        
June                                                                       

July                                                                       
August                                                                     
September                                                                  
October                                                                    
November                                                                   
December                                                                   
                                        
                               _________________

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

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.             1,164,746          3,380       103,507     1,057,859
Jan.- Apr.               367,975          1,050        28,240       338,684

January                   88,723            232         6,332        82,159
February                  90,864            223         5,926        84,715
March                     91,744            278         6,883        84,583
April                     96,644            317         9,100        87,227
May                       97,678            302         9,293        88,083
June                      98,385            296         8,659        89,430

July                      97,942            284         9,032        88,626
August                    99,940            297         9,581        90,062
September                 99,745            313         9,306        90,126
October                   97,949            322        10,614        87,012
November                 101,911            286         9,510        92,115
December                 103,220            228         9,271        93,721

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Apr.               413,166            914        45,210       367,042

January                  102,001            195        10,404        91,403
February                 101,560            207        11,085        90,268
March                    105,803            249        12,514        93,041
April                    103,801            263        11,208        92,330
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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 10. REAL EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
                        (2000 CHAIN-WEIGHTED DOLLARS BASIS): JANUARY 2002 TO April 2003
                                                        
                       In millions of dollars.  The values in this exhibit are subject to
                        periodic change, reflecting revisions to the source information
                                             for monthly deflators

                               End-Use Commodity Category

                   Total       Foods,                              Automotive
                   Census      Feeds, &    Industrial  Capital     Vehicles    Consumer    Other       Residual
Period             Basis(1)    Beverages   Supplies(2) Goods       etc.        Goods       Goods       (3)

Exports

2002                                                                                                            

Jan.-Dec.            698,223      48,056     162,453     292,100      78,300      84,668      32,720         -74
Jan.-Apr.            229,092      16,407      53,271      95,639      25,397      27,837      10,559         -18

January               56,844       4,183      13,264      23,842       6,165       6,903       2,497         -10
February              56,895       4,289      13,148      23,574       6,311       6,972       2,603          -2
March                 56,987       3,971      13,200      24,009       6,297       6,829       2,680           1
April                 58,366       3,964      13,659      24,215       6,623       7,133       2,779          -6
May                   58,748       4,003      13,803      24,311       6,674       6,979       2,986          -7
June                  59,120       4,221      13,704      24,868       6,621       7,128       2,582          -4

July                  59,773       4,144      13,489      25,286       6,840       7,242       2,769           4
August                58,993       3,901      13,656      24,843       6,714       7,061       2,829         -11
September             58,601       3,731      13,528      24,961       6,636       7,084       2,685         -24
October               58,332       3,648      13,383      24,772       6,581       7,157       2,816         -26
November              58,715       3,964      13,756      24,633       6,426       7,198       2,744          -7
December              56,849       4,037      13,863      22,786       6,413       6,982       2,751          17

2003                                                                                                            

Jan.-Apr.            232,198      16,017      55,349      95,194      26,311      28,711      10,621          -6

January               57,712       4,021      14,031      23,305       6,568       7,325       2,458           4
February              58,290       4,040      13,669      24,492       6,574       6,971       2,561         -18
March                 58,556       4,024      13,867      24,011       6,586       7,275       2,794          -1
April                 57,639       3,933      13,782      23,385       6,584       7,140       2,807           9
May                                                                                                             
June                                                                                                            

July                                                                                                            
August                                                                                                          
September                                                                                                       
October                                                                                                         
November                                                                                                        
December                                                                                                        

Imports

2002                                                                                                            

Jan.-Dec.          1,220,114      50,959     299,798     299,839     203,236     313,015      50,248       3,018
Jan.-Apr.            392,197      16,467      97,179      97,592      64,974      98,534      16,655         796

January               95,404       3,955      24,071      23,973      15,524      23,713       4,085          83
February              97,997       4,214      24,221      24,165      16,329      24,712       4,147         209
March                 97,679       4,140      23,614      24,463      16,244      24,591       4,338         288
April                101,116       4,158      25,273      24,991      16,878      25,517       4,084         216
May                  101,854       4,179      25,188      25,112      17,029      25,954       4,150         242
June                 102,772       4,277      24,735      25,302      17,086      26,538       4,541         293

July                 102,092       4,342      24,873      25,220      17,125      26,138       4,126         269
August               103,803       4,361      25,505      25,078      17,364      27,084       4,130         281
September            103,130       4,214      24,961      25,173      17,606      26,658       4,223         296
October              100,971       4,141      25,598      23,893      16,958      25,944       4,160         277
November             105,996       4,450      25,662      26,073      17,510      27,985       4,031         286
December             107,300       4,528      26,099      26,396      17,584      28,180       4,234         279

2003                                                                                                            

Jan.-Apr.            418,207      18,246     101,848     101,571      67,770     111,685      15,807       1,280

January              104,250       4,516      25,091      26,137      16,926      27,403       3,925         252
February             102,211       4,439      24,540      24,805      16,761      27,352       4,026         288
March                105,494       4,594      25,948      24,852      17,241      28,555       3,915         388
April                106,252       4,697      26,269      25,777      16,842      28,374       3,941         353
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.
(3) The "residual" represents the difference between total exports or imports,
and the sum of the components in the table.

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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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. REAL EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS, PETROLEUM AND NON-PETROLEUM
                       END-USE COMMODITY CATEGORY TOTALS
           (2000 CHAIN-WEIGHTED DOLLARS): JANUARY 2001 TO April 2003
     (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.
                                        

Trade Balance

                   Total
                   Census                          Non-            Residual
Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum       (2)

2001                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -443,813        -114,658        -329,806             651
Jan.- Apr.          -147,300         -39,837        -107,667             205

January              -37,916         -10,377         -27,604              64
February             -33,165          -9,514         -23,660               9
March                -38,595          -9,624         -28,968              -3
April                -37,623         -10,323         -27,435             134
May                  -34,063          -9,948         -24,232             116
June                 -36,355          -9,734         -26,711              89

July                 -37,827          -9,402         -28,473              48
August               -36,496          -9,209         -27,355              68
September            -37,895          -8,966         -28,951              22
October              -39,291          -9,759         -29,660             127
November             -38,452          -9,283         -29,194              24
December             -36,133          -8,520         -27,564             -49

2002                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -521,892        -111,230        -408,554          -2,107
Jan.- Apr.          -163,104         -36,396        -126,126            -583

January              -38,560          -9,385         -29,270              95
February             -41,102          -8,585         -32,240            -277
March                -40,691          -8,549         -31,856            -287
April                -42,751          -9,877         -32,760            -114
May                  -43,106          -9,617         -33,339            -150
June                 -43,652          -9,141         -34,309            -201

July                 -42,319          -9,309         -32,834            -176
August               -44,810          -9,443         -35,194            -173
September            -44,529          -8,903         -35,433            -193
October              -42,639          -9,874         -32,572            -193
November             -47,281          -9,512         -37,554            -214
December             -50,451          -9,035         -41,191            -225

2003                                                                        

Jan.- Apr.          -186,010         -37,760        -147,012          -1,238

January              -46,538          -8,994         -37,313            -231
February             -43,921          -8,638         -35,070            -213
March                -46,938          -9,832         -36,726            -379
April                -48,613         -10,296         -37,903            -414
May                                                                         
June                                                                        

July                                                                        
August                                                                      
September                                                                   
October                                                                     
November                                                                    
December                                                                    
                                        
                               _________________

Exports
                   Total
                   Census                          Non-            Residual
Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum       (2)

2001                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           733,671          10,231         723,503             -63
Jan.- Apr.           259,039           3,306         255,753             -21

January               65,886             885          65,003              -2
February              66,081             747          65,348             -14
March                 64,383             812          63,577              -6
April                 62,688             861          61,826               1
May                   63,581             842          62,741              -3
June                  61,318             803          60,519              -3

July                  59,858             798          59,062              -2
August                60,006             957          59,044               5
September             56,824             738          56,093              -7
October               57,943             819          57,127              -3
November              57,828             824          57,007              -3
December              57,274           1,144          56,155             -26

2002                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           698,223          10,353         687,859              11
Jan.- Apr.           229,092           3,226         225,869              -2

January               56,844             812          56,034              -2
February              56,895             818          56,079              -2
March                 56,987             778          56,209               1
April                 58,366             818          57,547               0
May                   58,748             804          57,943               0
June                  59,120             781          58,337               1

July                  59,773             831          58,941               0
August                58,993             963          58,030               0
September             58,601             834          57,771              -3
October               58,332             868          57,464               0
November              58,715             899          57,814               1
December              56,849           1,147          55,688              14

2003                                                                        

Jan.- Apr.           232,198           3,819         228,408             -29

January               57,712           1,007          56,704               1
February              58,290             904          57,406             -20
March                 58,556             950          57,615              -9
April                 57,639             959          56,682              -2
May                                                                         
June                                                                        

July                                                                        
August                                                                      
September                                                                   
October                                                                     
November                                                                    
December                                                                    
                                        
                               _________________

Imports
                   Total
                   Census                          Non-            Residual
Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum       (2)

2001                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,177,484         124,889       1,053,309            -714
Jan.- Apr.           406,339          43,143         363,421            -225

January              103,802          11,262          92,606             -66
February              99,247          10,261          89,008             -23
March                102,979          10,436          92,545              -3
April                100,311          11,184          89,261            -134
May                   97,644          10,790          86,973            -119
June                  97,674          10,536          87,230             -92

July                  97,685          10,201          87,535             -51
August                96,503          10,166          86,399             -62
September             94,718           9,704          85,044             -29
October               97,235          10,578          86,788            -131
November              96,280          10,107          86,201             -28
December              93,406           9,664          83,719              23

2002                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,220,114         121,584       1,096,413           2,118
Jan.- Apr.           392,197          39,622         351,995             580

January               95,404          10,197          85,304             -96
February              97,997           9,403          88,319             275
March                 97,679           9,326          88,065             287
April                101,116          10,695          90,307             115
May                  101,854          10,421          91,282             150
June                 102,772           9,923          92,647             202

July                 102,092          10,140          91,776             176
August               103,803          10,405          93,225             173
September            103,130           9,737          93,204             190
October              100,971          10,742          90,036             192
November             105,996          10,411          95,369             216
December             107,300          10,182          96,879             239

2003                                                                        

Jan.- Apr.           418,207          41,579         375,420           1,209

January              104,250          10,000          94,017             232
February             102,211           9,542          92,476             194
March                105,494          10,782          94,341             371
April                106,252          11,255          94,585             412
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.
(2) The "residual" represents the difference between total exports or imports,
and the sum of the components in the table.

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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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.)
                                        

Trade Balance

                                  Total
                                  Balance        Total
                                  of Payments    Census
Period                            Basis          Basis

2001                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -427,215       -411,899
Jan.- Apr.                         -141,406       -136,033

January                             -41,136        -39,708
February                            -30,204        -28,896
March                               -34,527        -33,179
April                               -35,538        -34,250
May                                 -33,482        -31,674
June                                -33,813        -32,330

July                                -41,260        -40,015
August                              -37,627        -36,616
September                           -35,351        -34,252
October                             -41,628        -40,475
November                            -34,895        -33,805
December                            -27,753        -26,700

2002                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -482,872       -468,263
Jan.- Apr.                         -136,827       -132,287

January                             -33,408        -32,444
February                            -31,511        -30,411
March                               -32,028        -30,687
April                               -39,880        -38,745
May                                 -39,321        -37,765
June                                -37,668        -36,495

July                                -46,647        -45,440
August                              -44,090        -42,787
September                           -43,321        -42,151
October                             -45,586        -44,276
November                            -44,107        -42,894
December                            -45,304        -44,169

2003                                                      

Jan.- Apr.                         -173,049       -168,533

January                             -44,003        -43,061
February                            -38,883        -37,819
March                               -44,107        -42,885
April                               -46,055        -44,767
May                                                       
June                                                      

July                                                      
August                                                    
September                                                 
October                                                   
November                                                  
December                                                  

March data as published last month:
				    -44,074  	   -42,852
                               _________________

Exports

                   Total
                   Balance                         Total
                   of Payments     Net             Census
Period             Basis           Adjustments     Basis

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           718,712         -10,388         729,100
Jan.- Apr.           254,228          -3,049         257,277

January               61,316            -846          62,161
February              61,998            -745          62,743
March                 69,591            -767          70,358
April                 61,322            -692          62,015
May                   63,881          -1,050          64,931
June                  62,427            -906          63,333

July                  53,578          -1,033          54,611
August                59,344            -767          60,111
September             54,358            -874          55,232
October               59,761            -940          60,701
November              57,016            -884          57,900
December              54,119            -884          55,003

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           681,874         -11,229         693,103
Jan.- Apr.           221,113          -3,491         224,603

January               51,936            -732          52,667
February              52,184            -877          53,061
March                 59,665          -1,064          60,728
April                 57,328            -818          58,146
May                   58,630          -1,253          59,884
June                  59,043            -877          59,920

July                  54,109            -923          55,032
August                58,484          -1,007          59,491
September             56,421            -856          57,277
October               60,987            -989          61,975
November              58,744            -927          59,671
December              54,342            -907          55,249

2003                                                        

Jan.- Apr.           229,238          -3,602         232,840

January               53,997            -747          54,745
February              54,971            -857          55,828
March                 62,212            -973          63,184
April                 58,058          -1,026          59,084
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    

March data as published last month:
		      62,118 	         -974 	      63,092
                               _________________

Imports

                   Total
                   Balance                         Total
                   of Payments     Net             Census
Period             Basis           Adjustments     Basis

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,145,927           4,928       1,140,999
Jan.- Apr.           395,633           2,324         393,310

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.         1,164,746           3,380       1,161,366
Jan.- Apr.           357,940           1,050         356,890

January               85,343             232          85,111
February              83,696             223          83,473
March                 91,693             278          91,415
April                 97,208             317          96,891
May                   97,951             302          97,649
June                  96,711             296          96,415

July                 100,757             284         100,472
August               102,574             297         102,277
September             99,742             313          99,429
October              106,573             322         106,251
November             102,851             286         102,564
December              99,647             228          99,418

2003                                                        

Jan.- Apr.           402,287             914         401,373

January               98,001             195          97,806
February              93,854             207          93,647
March                106,319             249         106,070
April                104,114             263         103,850
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    

March data as published last month:
		     106,192		 249	     105,944		

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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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 April 2003
                                                                     
                                       (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
                                                         rounding.)

                        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.    681,874     -11,229      693,103       49,616      156,837      290,496       78,942       84,359       32,854
Jan.- Apr.    221,113      -3,491      224,603       16,261       49,990       94,778       25,885       27,320       10,369

January        51,936        -732       52,667        4,147       12,017       22,296        5,450        6,364        2,394
February       52,184        -877       53,061        4,218       11,788       21,735        6,225        6,623        2,473
March          59,665      -1,064       60,728        4,132       12,952       26,659        7,037        7,297        2,651
April          57,328        -818       58,146        3,765       13,233       24,088        7,172        7,036        2,852
May            58,630      -1,253       59,884        3,749       13,846       24,448        7,614        7,176        3,050
June           59,043        -877       59,920        3,750       13,268       25,854        7,176        7,263        2,609

July           54,109        -923       55,032        4,004       12,840       23,632        4,950        6,811        2,794
August         58,484      -1,007       59,491        4,104       13,749       24,826        6,802        7,193        2,817
September      56,421        -856       57,277        3,823       12,966       24,204        6,678        6,899        2,707
October        60,987        -989       61,975        4,556       13,784       25,697        7,250        7,824        2,864
November       58,744        -927       59,671        4,907       13,425       24,258        6,810        7,441        2,829
December       54,342        -907       55,249        4,460       12,969       22,799        5,777        6,431        2,813

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Apr.    229,238      -3,602      232,840       17,440       56,692       92,695       26,797       28,397       10,818

January        53,997        -747       54,745        4,434       13,750       21,599        5,703        6,824        2,435
February       54,971        -857       55,828        4,447       13,449       22,221        6,481        6,697        2,533
March          62,212        -973       63,184        4,521       15,021       25,646        7,391        7,739        2,867
April          58,058      -1,026       59,084        4,037       14,473       23,229        7,223        7,138        2,984
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        

July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    

Imports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.  1,164,746       3,380    1,161,366       49,687      267,681      283,323      203,743      307,854       49,078
Jan.- Apr.    357,940       1,050      356,890       15,477       79,566       90,803       65,770       89,350       15,925

January        85,343         232       85,111        3,831       19,020       21,680       14,364       22,303        3,914
February       83,696         223       83,473        3,592       17,581       21,135       16,040       21,511        3,614
March          91,693         278       91,415        3,972       19,832       24,038       17,439       21,868        4,265
April          97,208         317       96,891        4,082       23,132       23,951       17,926       23,667        4,132
May            97,951         302       97,649        4,187       23,683       23,485       17,364       24,754        4,175
June           96,711         296       96,415        4,103       22,193       23,923       16,782       25,106        4,308

July          100,757         284      100,472        4,308       23,558       24,645       15,217       28,632        4,110
August        102,574         297      102,277        4,150       23,867       23,582       17,690       28,938        4,050
September      99,742         313       99,429        4,001       22,828       23,567       16,577       28,467        3,989
October       106,573         322      106,251        4,387       25,192       23,931       18,764       29,679        4,299
November      102,851         286      102,564        4,482       23,224       24,406       18,373       27,966        4,112
December       99,647         228       99,418        4,592       23,571       24,979       17,207       24,961        4,109

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Apr.    402,287         914      401,373       17,787      105,025       92,946       68,830      101,292       15,492

January        98,001         195       97,806        4,469       25,354       23,072       15,584       25,449        3,879
February       93,854         207       93,647        3,974       24,299       21,338       16,491       23,954        3,590
March         106,319         249      106,070        4,664       28,884       24,369       18,551       25,615        3,987
April         104,114         263      103,850        4,679       26,488       24,167       18,205       26,275        4,037
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

Balance

Item(1)                         April       March       Cumulative
                                2003        2003        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis   -46,055     -44,107    -173,049

Net Adjustments                    -1,289      -1,221      -4,516

Total Census Basis                -44,767     -42,885    -168,533
North America                      -7,156      -9,072     -32,439
        Canada                     -3,812      -5,148     -18,253
        Mexico                     -3,344      -3,924     -14,186
Western Europe                     -8,439      -7,787     -29,768
    Euro Area (2)                  -6,138      -6,013     -22,551
    European Union                 -7,802      -7,269     -27,679
        Austria                      -147        -212        -729
        Belgium                       433         424       1,818
        Finland                      -203        -215        -718
        France                       -877        -608      -3,392
        Germany                    -3,426      -3,375     -11,989
        Italy                      -1,357      -1,428      -4,919
        Netherlands                   867         924       3,111
        Spain                          36         -80        -101
        Sweden                       -668        -630      -2,224
        United Kingdom               -791        -419      -2,245
        Other EU                   -1,671      -1,651      -6,292
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                      -653        -545      -1,940
        Norway                       -357        -314      -1,106
        Switzerland                  -263        -235        -756
        Other EFTA                    -32           4         -77
    Other Western Europe               16          27        -149
Eastern Europe/FSR                   -837      -1,283      -3,802
        Hungary                      -201        -302        -612
        Poland                        -56         -44        -179
        Former Soviet Republics      -423        -806      -2,475
            Russia                   -370        -645      -2,050
            Other FSR                 -53        -161        -425
        Other EE                     -157        -131        -535
Pacific Rim Countries             -19,460     -15,857     -69,436
        Australia                     374         522       1,802
        China                      -9,451      -7,670     -34,122
        Japan                      -5,969      -5,831     -22,335
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)            -2,240        -920      -6,732
            Hong Kong                 434         623       1,569
            Korea                  -1,129        -733      -3,483
            Singapore                -194         342          95
            Taiwan                 -1,350      -1,152      -4,913
        Other Pacific Rim(3)       -2,174      -1,959      -8,049
South/Central America              -2,770      -2,285      -7,870
        Argentina                     -61         -27        -356
        Brazil                       -553        -590      -2,243
        Colombia                     -279        -232        -979
        Other S/C A (3)            -1,877      -1,436      -4,292
OPEC                               -5,033      -4,988     -17,071
        Indonesia(3)                 -662        -578      -2,238
        Nigeria                      -685      -1,034      -3,112
        Saudi Arabia               -1,346      -1,302      -4,930
        Venezuela(3)               -1,452      -1,273      -3,531
        Other OPEC                   -889        -802      -3,260
Other Countries                    -3,198      -3,372     -13,631
        Egypt                          68          50         273
        South Africa                 -147        -121        -564
        Other                      -3,119      -3,302     -13,340
Uniden. ctys (4)                       12           0          12
Timing Adjustments                      0         -91        -297
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

Item(1)                         April       March       Cumulative
                                2003        2003        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    58,058      62,212     229,238

Net Adjustments                    -1,026        -973      -3,602

Total Census Basis                 59,084      63,184     232,840
North America                      22,481      22,925      86,405
        Canada                     14,632      15,114      55,854
        Mexico                      7,849       7,810      30,551
Western Europe                     14,006      15,168      55,039
    Euro Area (2)                   9,680      10,039      37,375
    European Union                 12,799      13,821      50,427
        Austria                       208         149         611
        Belgium                     1,199       1,286       5,003
        Finland                       128         143         480
        France                      1,560       1,716       5,967
        Germany                     2,479       2,799       9,862
        Italy                         788         845       3,327
        Netherlands                 1,828       1,868       6,753
        Spain                         602         481       2,019
        Sweden                        272         360       1,120
        United Kingdom              2,743       3,283      11,460
        Other EU                      991         892       3,827
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       788         862       3,130
        Norway                        116         118         470
        Switzerland                   660         703       2,586
        Other EFTA                     12          42          74
    Other Western Europe              419         485       1,482
Eastern Europe/FSR                    518         600       2,037
        Hungary                        50         117         346
        Poland                         54          68         232
        Former Soviet Republics       319         296       1,078
            Russia                    191         191         685
            Other FSR                 128         105         393
        Other EE                       95         119         381
Pacific Rim Countries              14,690      16,167      59,032
        Australia                     892         992       3,745
        China                       2,089       2,425       8,556
        Japan                       4,466       4,463      17,013
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             5,375       6,245      22,413
            Hong Kong               1,060       1,184       4,143
            Korea                   1,929       2,164       7,979
            Singapore               1,151       1,560       5,211
            Taiwan                  1,235       1,337       5,080
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        1,868       2,043       7,305
South/Central America               4,030       4,503      16,544
        Argentina                     183         198         668
        Brazil                        845         934       3,403
        Colombia                      280         308       1,198
        Other S/C A (3)             2,722       3,062      11,276
OPEC                                1,276       1,557       5,314
        Indonesia(3)                  193         233         872
        Nigeria                       105          69         313
        Saudi Arabia                  380         406       1,487
        Venezuela(3)                  174         181         664
        Other OPEC                    423         667       1,977
Other Countries                     2,438       2,644      10,008
        Egypt                         164         165         724
        South Africa                  192         220         766
        Other                       2,082       2,260       8,517
Uniden. ctys (4)                       12           0          12
Timing Adjustments                      0          35         -14
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

Item(1)                         April       March       Cumulative
                                2003        2003        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis   104,114     106,319     402,287

Net Adjustments                       263         249         914

Total Census Basis                103,850     106,070     401,373
North America                      29,637      31,997     118,844
        Canada                     18,443      20,262      74,107
        Mexico                     11,194      11,735      44,737
Western Europe                     22,445      22,955      84,807
    Euro Area (2)                  15,818      16,052      59,925
    European Union                 20,601      21,090      78,107
        Austria                       355         360       1,339
        Belgium                       765         861       3,184
        Finland                       331         358       1,197
        France                      2,437       2,324       9,358
        Germany                     5,905       6,173      21,851
        Italy                       2,144       2,273       8,246
        Netherlands                   961         944       3,642
        Spain                         565         561       2,120
        Sweden                        941         990       3,344
        United Kingdom              3,534       3,702      13,705
        Other EU                    2,662       2,543      10,120
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                     1,440       1,407       5,070
        Norway                        473         432       1,577
        Switzerland                   923         937       3,342
        Other EFTA                     45          38         151
    Other Western Europe              403         458       1,630
Eastern Europe/FSR                  1,354       1,883       5,839
        Hungary                       251         419         958
        Poland                        109         112         411
        Former Soviet Republics       742       1,102       3,553
            Russia                    561         836       2,735
            Other FSR                 181         266         818
        Other EE                      252         251         917
Pacific Rim Countries              34,150      32,024     128,468
        Australia                     518         470       1,943
        China                      11,541      10,094      42,678
        Japan                      10,434      10,293      39,348
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             7,615       7,164      29,145
            Hong Kong                 626         561       2,574
            Korea                   3,058       2,897      11,463
            Singapore               1,346       1,217       5,116
            Taiwan                  2,585       2,489       9,993
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        4,042       4,002      15,354
South/Central America               6,801       6,788      24,414
        Argentina                     244         225       1,024
        Brazil                      1,398       1,525       5,646
        Colombia                      560         541       2,176
        Other S/C A (3)             4,599       4,498      15,568
OPEC                                6,309       6,545      22,385
        Indonesia(3)                  855         811       3,110
        Nigeria                       789       1,103       3,425
        Saudi Arabia                1,726       1,708       6,418
        Venezuela(3)                1,626       1,453       4,195
        Other OPEC                  1,313       1,469       5,237
Other Countries                     5,635       6,016      23,639
        Egypt                          95         114         452
        South Africa                  339         341       1,330
        Other                       5,201       5,562      21,857
Uniden. ctys (4)                        0           0           0
Timing Adjustments                      0         126         283
                                                  

(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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

Balance

Item(1)                         April       March       Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis   -39,880     -32,028    -136,827

Net Adjustments                    -1,135      -1,342      -4,541

Total Census Basis                -38,745     -30,687    -132,287
North America                      -7,286      -6,958     -27,349
        Canada                     -4,072      -3,527     -15,684
        Mexico                     -3,214      -3,431     -11,665
Western Europe                     -7,549      -5,732     -22,988
    Euro Area (2)                  -5,432      -4,603     -17,859
    European Union                 -6,918      -5,531     -21,597
        Austria                      -114         128        -143
        Belgium                       303         229       1,084
        Finland                      -101        -105        -459
        France                       -998        -664      -2,714
        Germany                    -3,052      -2,724     -10,402
        Italy                      -1,151      -1,054      -4,138
        Netherlands                   825         945       3,316
        Spain                        -133         -60         -10
        Sweden                       -592        -557      -1,930
        United Kingdom               -745        -268      -1,385
        Other EU                   -1,161      -1,398      -4,817
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                      -764        -350      -1,576
        Norway                       -552        -328      -1,104
        Switzerland                  -174         -68        -428
        Other EFTA                    -39          46         -45
    Other Western Europe              133         149         185
Eastern Europe/FSR                   -743        -416      -1,669
        Hungary                      -332        -114        -602
        Poland                        -26         -12         -72
        Former Soviet Republics      -277        -199        -631
            Russia                   -350        -191        -812
            Other FSR                  73          -8         181
        Other EE                     -108         -91        -364
Pacific Rim Countries             -17,754     -13,284     -61,609
        Australia                     374         587       1,894
        China                      -7,553      -5,638     -26,529
        Japan                      -6,798      -5,723     -22,815
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)            -1,816        -896      -6,631
            Hong Kong                 369         546       1,287
            Korea                  -1,090      -1,063      -4,255
            Singapore                 120         526         852
            Taiwan                 -1,216        -904      -4,515
        Other Pacific Rim(3)       -1,960      -1,614      -7,529
South/Central America              -1,101        -770      -3,435
        Argentina                     -75        -137        -472
        Brazil                       -191         -29        -317
        Colombia                     -127        -144        -526
        Other S/C A (3)              -707        -460      -2,120
OPEC                               -2,921      -2,467      -9,833
        Indonesia(3)                 -569        -563      -2,217
        Nigeria                      -419        -348      -1,188
        Saudi Arabia                 -764        -469      -2,225
        Venezuela(3)                 -736        -670      -2,322
        Other OPEC                   -434        -417      -1,880
Other Countries                    -2,706      -2,293      -9,953
        Egypt                         168         296         909
        South Africa                 -131         -55        -455
        Other                      -2,743      -2,534     -10,408
Unidentified countries (4)             11           0          11
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

Item(1)                         April       March       Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    57,328      59,665     221,113

Net Adjustments                      -818      -1,064      -3,491

Total Census Basis                 58,146      60,728     224,603
North America                      22,371      21,578      83,363
        Canada                     14,113      13,954      52,497
        Mexico                      8,258       7,624      30,866
Western Europe                     13,375      14,727      53,550
    Euro Area (2)                   8,758       9,842      35,831
    European Union                 12,079      13,298      48,938
        Austria                       220         439       1,030
        Belgium                     1,071       1,098       4,201
        Finland                       179         201         586
        France                      1,578       1,801       6,794
        Germany                     2,133       2,530       8,868
        Italy                         824         885       3,220
        Netherlands                 1,714       1,710       6,365
        Spain                         396         434       1,827
        Sweden                        241         305       1,073
        United Kingdom              2,957       2,985      11,477
        Other EU                      766         911       3,497
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       794         942       3,082
        Norway                        101         128         522
        Switzerland                   683         723       2,430
        Other EFTA                      9          92         130
    Other Western Europe              502         486       1,530
Eastern Europe/FSR                    630         502       2,269
        Hungary                        64          63         247
        Poland                         57          74         241
        Former Soviet Republics       421         279       1,459
            Russia                    197         196         808
            Other FSR                 224          83         651
        Other EE                       88          87         322
Pacific Rim Countries              14,107      15,971      55,847
        Australia                     955       1,049       3,868
        China                       1,545       1,620       6,264
        Japan                       3,901       4,744      16,451
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             5,819       6,289      21,942
            Hong Kong               1,043       1,134       3,988
            Korea                   1,931       1,877       7,001
            Singapore               1,329       1,705       5,489
            Taiwan                  1,516       1,573       5,465
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        1,888       2,269       7,322
South/Central America               4,306       4,503      16,644
        Argentina                     161         102         463
        Brazil                      1,059       1,076       4,155
        Colombia                      314         317       1,162
        Other S/C A (3)             2,772       3,009      10,865
OPEC                                1,591       1,431       5,607
        Indonesia(3)                  195         201         729
        Nigeria                        98          78         375
        Saudi Arabia                  368         377       1,355
        Venezuela(3)                  320         365       1,439
        Other OPEC                    610         409       1,708
Other Countries                     2,271       2,583       9,480
        Egypt                         256         371       1,190
        South Africa                  186         213         738
        Other                       1,829       1,999       7,552
Unidentified countries (4)             11           0          11
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

Item(1)                         April       March       Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    97,208      91,693     357,940

Net Adjustments                       317         278       1,050

Total Census Basis                 96,891      91,415     356,890
North America                      29,657      28,536     110,712
        Canada                     18,186      17,481      68,182
        Mexico                     11,471      11,055      42,531
Western Europe                     20,924      20,459      76,538
    Euro Area (2)                  14,189      14,445      53,689
    European Union                 18,997      18,829      70,535
        Austria                       334         311       1,173
        Belgium                       768         869       3,117
        Finland                       280         306       1,045
        France                      2,575       2,465       9,508
        Germany                     5,185       5,255      19,270
        Italy                       1,975       1,939       7,358
        Netherlands                   889         765       3,048
        Spain                         528         494       1,837
        Sweden                        834         862       3,003
        United Kingdom              3,702       3,253      12,862
        Other EU                    1,926       2,309       8,314
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                     1,558       1,293       4,658
        Norway                        653         455       1,626
        Switzerland                   857         791       2,857
        Other EFTA                     48          46         174
    Other Western Europe              369         337       1,345
Eastern Europe/FSR                  1,373         918       3,938
        Hungary                       397         177         848
        Poland                         83          86         314
        Former Soviet Republics       698         478       2,090
            Russia                    547         387       1,621
            Other FSR                 150          91         469
        Other EE                      196         177         686
Pacific Rim Countries              31,860      29,255     117,456
        Australia                     581         462       1,974
        China                       9,098       7,259      32,793
        Japan                      10,699      10,466      39,266
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             7,635       7,185      28,573
            Hong Kong                 674         589       2,701
            Korea                   3,021       2,940      11,255
            Singapore               1,209       1,179       4,637
            Taiwan                  2,731       2,477       9,979
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        3,848       3,882      14,851
South/Central America               5,407       5,274      20,079
        Argentina                     236         240         935
        Brazil                      1,250       1,104       4,472
        Colombia                      441         461       1,688
        Other S/C A (3)             3,480       3,469      12,985
OPEC                                4,512       3,898      15,440
        Indonesia(3)                  764         765       2,947
        Nigeria                       517         426       1,564
        Saudi Arabia                1,131         846       3,581
        Venezuela(3)                1,057       1,035       3,761
        Other OPEC                  1,044         826       3,588
Other Countries                     4,977       4,876      19,434
        Egypt                          87          74         281
        South Africa                  318         268       1,192
        Other                       4,572       4,533      17,960
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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. 
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

2003

Item (1)                               April                   March
                                Exports     Imports     Exports     Imports

Total Balance of Payment Basis     58,058     104,114      62,212     106,319

Net Adjustments                    -1,026         263        -973         249

Total Census Basis (2)             59,084     103,850      63,184     106,070

Manufactured goods (3)             46,346      84,578      49,110      84,063
Agricultural commodities (3)        4,389       4,226       4,826       4,152
Mineral fuels (3)                   1,105      12,740       1,250      15,488

Selected commodities (3)                                                     

  ADP equipment; office machines    2,182       6,403       2,797       6,333
  Airplane parts                    1,194         395       1,289         390
  Airplanes                         1,848         885       2,176         827
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled             34         322          49         289
  Aluminum                            245         563         250         725
  Animal feeds                        292          56         352          53
  Artwork/antiques                     99         485          60         323
  Basketware, etc.                    362         708         395         586
  Cereal flour                        145         192         133         194
  Chemicals - cosmetics               518         421         553         378
  Chemicals - dyeing                  344         211         359         226
  Chemicals - fertilizers             174         238         204         173
  Chemicals - inorganic               468         711         497         592
  Chemicals - medicinal             1,575       2,540       1,687       2,449
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                1,114         617       1,178         629
  Chemicals - organic               1,658       2,882       1,761       3,104
  Chemicals - plastics              1,752       1,069       1,856       1,059
  Cigarettes                          115          31         140          25
  Clothing                            427       4,966         479       5,228
  Coal                                139         105         116          98
  Coffee                                0         143           1         143
  Copper                               86         251          91         248
  Cork, wood, lumber                  273         595         317         578
  Corn                                377          71         401          37
  Cotton, raw and linters             321           2         338           2
  Crude fertilizers/minerals          131         103         144         108
  Crude oil                             8       8,490          14       9,408
  Electrical machinery              5,733       6,709       5,972       6,830
  Fish and preparations               262         758         336         747
  Footwear                             43       1,187          47       1,281
  Furniture and bedding               283       2,118         315       1,981
  Gem diamonds                         13         901          26       1,053
  General industrial mach           2,545       3,487       2,637       3,498
  Glass                               222         197         218         188
  Glassware                            51         163          57         154
  Gold, nonmonetary                   320         209         262         175
  Hides and skins                     140           7         132           7
  Iron and steel mill prod            662         909         554       1,007
  Jewelry                             134         564         177         537
  Lighting, plumbing                  106         508         110         439
  Liquified propane/butane             33         138          40         201
  Live animals                         31         174          33         173
  Meat and preparations               525         407         549         394
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.          956       1,559         983       1,450
  Metal ores; scrap                   436         235         409         218
  Metalworking machinery              351         503         366         460
  Mineral fuels, other                197         170         197         135
  Natural gas                          62       1,500          49       2,518
  Nickel                               32          89          34         167
  Oils/fats, vegetable                107         119         122         113
  Optical goods                       176         264         197         257
  Paper and paperboard                846       1,273         848       1,269
  Petroleum preparations              620       2,216         754       3,007
  Photographic equipment              262         425         283         449
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.            569         898         584         820
  Platinum                             36         237          47         189
  Pottery                               7         144           7         140
  Power generating mach.            2,477       2,738       2,890       2,904
  Printed materials                   364         318         380         291
  Pulp and waste paper                365         232         357         215
  Records/magnetic media              323         425         354         426
  Rice                                 82          18         105          19
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             122         202         132         202
  Rubber tires and tubes              178         462         186         455
  Scientific instruments            2,213       1,917       2,571       1,972
  Ships, boats                         99         171          90          89
  Silver and bullion                   21          67          15          43
  Soybeans                            423           6         585           2
  Spacecraft                            0           0           0           0
  Specialized ind. mach.            2,030       1,900       2,140       1,876
  Sugar                                 0          60           0          42
  Television, VCR, etc.             1,380       5,349       1,404       5,178
  Textile yearn, fabric               902       1,480         939       1,383
  Tobacco, unmanufactured              83          50          75          47
  Toys/games/sporting goods           265       1,327         289       1,277
  Travel goods                         22         367          27         327
  Vegetables and fruits               602       1,007         637       1,144
  Vehicles                          5,488      15,009       5,570      15,127
  Watches/clocks/parts                 20         290          17         249
  Wheat                               242           9         296          14
  Wood manufactures                   135         711         131         665

Re-exports                          5,469           0       5,991           0
  Agricultural commodities            196                     211            
  Manufactured goods                5,204                   5,716            
  Mineral fuels                        13                       4            
                                        
                               _________________

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

Total Balance of Payment Basis    229,238     402,287     221,113     357,940

Net Adjustments                    -3,602         914      -3,491       1,050

Total Census Basis (2)            232,840     401,373     224,603     356,890

Manufactured goods (3)            180,146     323,578     177,208     302,903
Agricultural commodities (3)       18,833      15,803      17,813      13,737
Mineral fuels (3)                   4,931      52,821       3,344      31,317

Selected commodities (3)                                                     

  ADP equipment; office machines    9,389      24,546      10,091      24,246
  Airplane parts                    4,900       1,535       4,531       1,817
  Airplanes                         7,444       3,711       9,042       4,792
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled            141       1,077         126         946
  Aluminum                            957       2,439         970       2,121
  Animal feeds                      1,351         213       1,373         190
  Artwork/antiques                    375       1,607         401       2,031
  Basketware, etc.                  1,456       2,530       1,238       2,026
  Cereal flour                        543         721         485         601
  Chemicals - cosmetics             2,049       1,468       1,910       1,262
  Chemicals - dyeing                1,328         819       1,224         749
  Chemicals - fertilizers             711         775         610         602
  Chemicals - inorganic             1,976       2,423       1,695       1,729
  Chemicals - medicinal             6,062      10,044       4,763       7,076
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                4,240       2,287       4,175       2,031
  Chemicals - organic               6,582      11,374       5,019      10,190
  Chemicals - plastics              6,898       3,938       6,216       3,259
  Cigarettes                          503         106         543          96
  Clothing                          1,728      21,168       1,815      18,138
  Coal                                496         372         532         290
  Coffee                                1         549           4         399
  Copper                              343       1,000         325       1,241
  Cork, wood, lumber                1,141       2,188       1,165       2,892
  Corn                              1,488         121       1,657         108
  Cotton, raw and linters           1,082           9         839          10
  Crude fertilizers/minerals          505         405         472         413
  Crude oil                            35      33,252          34      21,258
  Electrical machinery             22,198      26,072      21,682      25,147
  Fish and preparations             1,023       3,074       1,019       2,732
  Footwear                            169       5,193         179       4,697
  Furniture and bedding             1,138       7,970       1,345       6,769
  Gem diamonds                         87       3,974         447       3,988
  General industrial mach           9,767      12,983       9,880      11,487
  Glass                               845         735         746         690
  Glassware                           205         604         229         550
  Gold, nonmonetary                 1,262         801         868         712
  Hides and skins                     529          28         483          28
  Iron and steel mill prod          2,125       3,864       1,704       3,962
  Jewelry                             598       2,043         691       2,045
  Lighting, plumbing                  399       1,834         420       1,549
  Liquified propane/butane            260         766         116         392
  Live animals                        127         687         156         743
  Meat and preparations             2,110       1,487       2,073       1,377
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.        3,746       5,824       3,683       5,232
  Metal ores; scrap                 1,598       1,001       1,402         895
  Metalworking machinery            1,303       1,716       1,252       1,582
  Mineral fuels, other                788         512         690         390
  Natural gas                         370       7,699         226       3,082
  Nickel                              133         396         157         291
  Oils/fats, vegetable                467         419         396         320
  Optical goods                       762         985         722         932
  Paper and paperboard              3,255       4,834       3,105       4,535
  Petroleum preparations            2,781       9,800       1,726       5,589
  Photographic equipment            1,073       1,670       1,108       1,756
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.          2,208       3,280       2,217       2,843
  Platinum                            153         859         290         889
  Pottery                              25         563          26         475
  Power generating mach.           10,139      10,967      10,646      11,655
  Printed materials                 1,421       1,202       1,401       1,124
  Pulp and waste paper              1,331         845       1,230         734
  Records/magnetic media            1,328       1,613       1,377       1,451
  Rice                                370          65         286          46
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             482         763         473         678
  Rubber tires and tubes              687       1,732         710       1,502
  Scientific instruments            8,996       7,265       8,919       6,507
  Ships, boats                        406         557         479         468
  Silver and bullion                   66         243         105         234
  Soybeans                          2,894          14       2,046           9
  Spacecraft                           52         124         263           0
  Specialized ind. mach.            7,746       6,848       7,783       6,009
  Sugar                                 1         172           1         150
  Television, VCR, etc.             5,307      19,173       6,590      18,434
  Textile yearn, fabric             3,451       5,514       3,269       4,944
  Tobacco, unmanufactured             409         181         444         226
  Toys/games/sporting goods         1,008       5,183         992       4,891
  Travel goods                         91       1,430          92       1,156
  Vegetables and fruits             2,395       4,303       2,385       3,881
  Vehicles                         20,025      56,091      18,815      54,234
  Watches/clocks/parts                 76       1,006          73         793
  Wheat                             1,057          38       1,111         101
  Wood manufactures                   512       2,591         504       2,389

Re-exports                         22,061           0      19,920           0
  Agricultural commodities            769                     601            
  Manufactured goods               21,021                  19,137            
  Mineral fuels                        49                      36            
                                                  

(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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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 April 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.- Apr.                     4,988             73,520           68,533

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.                   -16,584            178,567          195,151
Jan.- Apr.                    -2,955             58,062           61,017

January                       -1,176             13,605           14,780
February                      -1,541             12,959           14,500
March                            896             17,098           16,203
April                         -1,134             14,399           15,534
May                             -874             14,760           15,634
June                              43             16,414           16,371

July                          -2,102             14,859           16,961
August                        -1,416             15,130           16,546
September                     -1,994             14,841           16,834
October                       -1,663             15,729           17,391
November                      -2,971             14,623           17,595
December                      -2,652             14,149           16,801

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Apr.                    -6,354             56,678           63,033

January                       -2,354             13,069           15,423
February                        -626             13,703           14,330
March                           -795             16,039           16,834
April                         -2,579             13,867           16,446
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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 OIL
                           (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.            4,337,075  100,525,785       3,418,021        9,364   77,283,329        22.61
Jan.- Apr.            1,393,210   27,044,402       1,105,075        9,209   20,715,255        18.75

January                 369,816    6,220,291         295,494        9,532    4,813,470        16.29
February                310,404    5,320,599         246,411        8,800    4,086,188        16.58
March                   335,337    6,755,041         267,037        8,614    5,144,978        19.27
April                   377,653    8,748,471         296,134        9,871    6,670,620        22.53
May                     379,179    9,181,175         296,505        9,565    7,040,913        23.75
June                    347,732    8,267,047         270,677        9,023    6,320,662        23.35

July                    366,643    8,879,985         290,855        9,382    6,902,840        23.73
August                  375,036    9,379,579         296,068        9,551    7,276,197        24.58
September               343,765    8,932,296         272,653        9,088    6,951,007        25.49
October                 389,617   10,472,094         315,720       10,185    8,287,834        26.25
November                370,416    9,170,792         286,298        9,543    6,926,586        24.19
December                371,477    9,198,414         284,170        9,167    6,862,036        24.15

2003                                                                                               

Jan.- Apr.            1,468,840   43,401,820       1,130,887        9,424   32,260,659        28.53

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                   395,753   12,482,600         300,689        9,700    9,101,197        30.27
April                   396,513   10,743,443         314,662       10,489    8,188,808        26.02
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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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                         April         March         to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               7,243         7,399        26,869

Australia                             110           108           383
Austria                                92            40           221
Belgium                                64            68           236
Brazil                                 45            53           187
Canada                              4,240         4,279        15,739
Germany                               411           522         1,580
Japan                                 230           246           890
Korea                                  37            33           128
Mexico                              1,174         1,167         4,435
Saudi Arabia                           84            79           267
Sweden                                 20            21            74
Taiwan                                 15            17            58
United Kingdom                        139           168           583

Other                                 581           597         2,087

IMPORTS

TOTAL                              18,040        18,279        68,106

Australia                              30            34           123
Austria                                71            64           210
Belgium                                82            94           323
Brazil                                192           177           648
Canada                              5,080         5,274        19,690
Germany                             2,324         2,454         8,175
Japan                               4,187         3,997        16,145
Korea                                 860           722         3,135
Mexico                              3,276         3,494        12,857
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             2
Sweden                                280           336           858
Taiwan                                135           121           500
United Kingdom                        584           586         1,973
Other                                 938           926         3,468
                                        
                               _________________

Cars
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         April         March         to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               2,105         2,192         7,224

Australia                              22            23            79
Austria                                 3             1             7
Belgium                                25            27            89
Brazil                                  1             1             4
Canada                              1,074         1,124         3,723
Germany                               330           423         1,233
Japan                                  51            42           138
Korea                                   9             7            32
Mexico                                267           196           793
Saudi Arabia                           67            61           200
Sweden                                  3             2             8
Taiwan                                  6             6            18
United Kingdom                         52            68           222

Other                                 193           209           678

IMPORTS

TOTAL                              10,107        10,198        37,490

Australia                              16            16            65
Austria                                43            37           101
Belgium                                72            85           284
Brazil                                 59            50           179
Canada                              2,628         2,725         9,975
Germany                             1,847         1,996         6,407
Japan                               2,908         2,686        11,230
Korea                                 709           590         2,599
Mexico                              1,007         1,134         4,003
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             0
Sweden                                261           316           784
Taiwan                                  6             5            23
United Kingdom                        454           441         1,471
Other                                  97           116           369
                                        
                               _________________

Trucks
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         April         March         to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                                 955           895         3,357

Australia                              31            27            98
Austria                                 0             0             0
Belgium                                 3             0             5
Brazil                                  4             6            16
Canada                                696           680         2,530
Germany                                 1             7            14
Japan                                   3             3            10
Korea                                   1             0             4
Mexico                                 85            75           293
Saudi Arabia                            3             7            23
Sweden                                  0             1             3
Taiwan                                  0             0             1
United Kingdom                          5             5            17

Other                                 123            83           344

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               1,615         1,632         6,043

Australia                               0             1             2
Austria                                 0             0             0
Belgium                                 3             2             9
Brazil                                  0             0             0
Canada                                952           935         3,583
Germany                                 9             1            13
Japan                                  43            28           111
Korea                                   0             0             1
Mexico                                571           624         2,189
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             0
Sweden                                  2             0             2
Taiwan                                  1             1             3
United Kingdom                         22            23            80
Other                                  13            16            49
                                        
                               _________________

Parts
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         April         March         to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               4,183         4,312        16,289

Australia                              57            58           206
Austria                                88            39           214
Belgium                                36            40           143
Brazil                                 41            45           167
Canada                              2,470         2,475         9,486
Germany                                80            93           334
Japan                                 176           202           742
Korea                                  27            26            92
Mexico                                822           896         3,350
Saudi Arabia                           13            11            44
Sweden                                 17            19            63
Taiwan                                  9            11            39
United Kingdom                         83            94           344

Other                                 265           305         1,065

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               6,317         6,450        24,573

Australia                              14            16            57
Austria                                28            26           108
Belgium                                 7             7            30
Brazil                                134           127           469
Canada                              1,500         1,615         6,132
Germany                               468           456         1,755
Japan                               1,236         1,283         4,803
Korea                                 151           132           535
Mexico                              1,698         1,736         6,665
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             2
Sweden                                 17            20            71
Taiwan                                128           116           474
United Kingdom                        109           122           421
Other                                 828           794         3,050
                                                  

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-03-93, BEA-03-22), Bureau of the Census, Foreign
Trade Division, April 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 chain-
weighted 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 April 2003,  these shipments totaled $68.2  million. 
     U.S. export coverage also excludes certain Canadian postal
     shipments.  For April 2003, these shipments totaled $11.3
     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 April 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 April 2003,  reexports  to  Canada  were 
     $1,7287 million.

4.   Exchange Rate -- Average monthly exchange rates are
     applied to convert the published data to U.S. currency. For
     April 2003, the average exchange rate was 1.4582
     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 real dollar basis
(2000 base year) are presented in Exhibits 10 and 11.  This
adjustment for price change is done using the Fisher chain-
weighted methodology.  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