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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. Thursday,
February 20, 2003


CB-03-29     Press Copy
FT-900 (02-12)

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

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




                    U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
                                   December 2002

Goods and Services

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the
Department of Commerce, announced today that total December  exports of
$81.2 billion and imports of $125.4 billion resulted in a goods and
services deficit of $44.2 billion, $4.2 billion more than the $40.0
billion in November, revised.  December exports were $2.1 billion less
than November exports of $83.3 billion.  December imports were $2.1
billion more than November imports of $123.3 billion.

In December, the goods deficit increased $4.1 billion from November to
$48.4 billion, and the services surplus decreased $0.1 billion to $4.1
billion.  Exports of goods decreased $2.3 billion to $55.6 billion, and
imports of goods increased $1.8 billion to $103.9 billion.  Exports of
services increased to $25.6 billion from $25.5 billion, and imports of
services increased to $21.5 billion from $21.2 billion.

Goods

The November to December change in exports of goods reflected decreases
in capital goods ($2.2 billion); consumer goods ($0.3 billion); and other
goods ($0.1 billion).  Increases occurred in industrial supplies and
materials ($0.1 billion); foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.1 billion); and
automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.1 billion).

The November to December change in imports of goods reflected increases
in industrial supplies and materials ($0.7 billion); capital goods ($0.3
billion); other goods ($0.3 billion); automotive vehicles, parts, and
engines ($0.3 billion); foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.2 billion);
and consumer goods ($0.1 billion).

Services

Services exports increased $0.1 billion from November to December.
Increases in travel and passenger fares were partly offset by a
decrease in other private services (which includes items such as
business, professional, and technical services, insurance services,
and financial services).  Changes in the other categories of services
exports were small.

Services imports increased $0.3 billion from November to December.
The increase was mostly accounted for by increases in travel and other
transportation (which includes freight and port expenditure services).
Changes in the other categories of services imports were small.


Goods and Services Moving Average

For the three months ending in December, exports of goods and services
averaged $82.2 billion, while imports of goods and services averaged
$122.1 billion, resulting in an average trade deficit of $39.8 billion.
For the three months ending in November, the average trade deficit was
$37.5 billion, reflecting average exports of $82.7 billion and average
imports of $120.2 billion.


Selected Not Seasonally Adjusted Goods Details

The December figures showed surpluses, in billions of dollars, with Australia
$0.7 (for November $0.5), Hong Kong $0.3 ($0.3), and Egypt $0.2 (virtually
zero).  Deficits were recorded, in billion of dollars, with Western Europe $9.6
($7.9), China $9.5 ($10.5), Japan $7.1 ($6.5), Canada $4.6 ($3.7), OPEC $3.2
($2.9), Mexico $2.8 ($2.9), Taiwan $1.3 ($1.3), Korea $1.1 ($1.6), Brazil $0.6
($0.2), Singapore $0.2 ($0.1), and Argentina $0.2 ($0.2).

Advanced technology products (ATP) exports were $14.2 billion in December and
imports were $17.3 billion, resulting in a deficit of $3.0 billion.  December
exports were $0.4 billion less than the $14.7 billion in November, while
imports were $0.5 billion less than the $17.7 billion in November.


Revisions

Goods carry-over in December was $0.6 billion (1.1 percent) for exports and
$1.1 billion (1.1 percent) for imports.  For November, revised export
carry-over was $0.1 billion (0.2 percent), revised down from $0.6 billion
(1.0 percent).  For November, revised import carry-over was $0.4 billion
(0.4 percent), revised down from $1.2 billion (1.2 percent).

The seasonally adjusted goods data for January through November were also
revised to align the seasonally adjusted months with the annual totals.

Services exports for November were revised up $0.2 billion to $25.5 billion;
the revision was accounted for by upward revisions in travel and passenger
fares.  Services imports for November were revised up $0.2 billion to $21.2
billion; the revision was more than accounted for by upward revisions in
travel and passenger fares.

Scheduled release dates through February 2004 are located on page 30


Annual Summary for 2002

Goods and Services

For 2002, exports of $973.0 billion and imports of $1,408.2 billion
resulted in a goods and services deficit of $435.2 billion, $76.9
billion more than the 2001 deficit of $358.3 billion.  For goods,
exports were $682.6 billion and imports were $1,166.9 billion,
resulting in a goods deficit of $484.4 billion, $57.2 billion more
than the 2001 deficit of $427.2 billion.  For services, exports were
$290.4 billion and imports were $241.3 billion, resulting in a services
surplus of $49.1 billion, $19.7 billion less than the 2001 surplus of
$68.9 billion.


Goods (Census Basis)

For 2002, exports of goods were down $35.6 billion from 2001.  Decreases
occurred in capital goods of $31.1 billion (primarily computer accessories,
telecommunications equipment, and semiconductors); consumer goods ($3.9
billion); industrial supplies and materials ($3.2 billion); and other
goods ($0.6 billion).  Increases occurred in automotive vehicles, parts,
and engines ($3.0 billion) and foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.1 billion).

For 2002, imports of goods were up $22.6 billion from 2001.  Increases
occurred in consumer goods of $23.4 billion (primarily pharmaceutical
preparations, other household goods, TV's and VCR's, furniture, and cotton
apparel); automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($14.1 billion); foods,
feeds, and beverages ($3.1 billion); and other goods ($0.9 billion).
Decreases occurred in capital goods ($14.1 billion) and industrial supplies
and materials ($4.8 billion).


Services

For 2002, exports of services were $290.4 billion, up $11.1 billion from
2001.  Increases occurred in other private services ($10.0 billion), which
includes items such as business, professional, and technical services,
insurance services, and financial services, and in royalties and license
fees ($4.5 billion).

Decreases occurred in travel ($2.5 billion); passenger fares ($0.6 billion);
and transfers under U.S. military sales contracts ($0.2 billion).  U.S.
Government miscellaneous services and other transportation, which includes
freight and port expenditure services, were virtually unchanged.

For 2002, imports of services were $241.3 billion, up $30.9 billion from
2001.  Increases occurred in other private services ($24.8 billion); direct
defense expenditures ($4.2 billion); and royalties and license fees ($4.0
billion).  A significant portion of the increase in imports of other private
services was accounted for by insurance services, which dropped sharply in
2001 as a consequence of large nonrecurring insurance claims received following
the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (consistent with standard BEA
methodology, imports of insurance services are calculated as premiums paid to
foreigners for primary insurance and reinsurance, less claims received).
Decreases occurred in passenger fares ($1.4 billion); travel ($0.6 billion);
and other transportation ($0.2 billion).  U.S. Government miscellaneous
services were virtually unchanged.

For detailed descriptions of the types of transactions included in each of the
services categories, see "Information on Goods and Services" starting on page
26 of this release.


                     Table of Contents

                      December  2002

Seasonally Adjusted

Exhibit 1  International Trade in Goods and Services. . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Exhibit 2  Goods and Services Centered Three - Month Moving Averages. . . . .5

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

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

Exhibit 5   U.S. Trade in Goods. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .8

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

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

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

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

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

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


Not Seasonally Adjusted

Exhibit 12  U.S. Trade in Goods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information on Goods and Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26  
                         
PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
            EXHIBIT 1. US INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
                         JANUARY 2000 TO December 2002
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

Balance
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2000                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -378,681           -452,423           73,742

January                      -26,637            -33,217            6,580
February                     -29,299            -35,727            6,428
March                        -31,237            -37,511            6,274
April                        -29,101            -36,391            7,290
May                          -31,070            -37,476            6,406
June                         -31,755            -38,303            6,548

July                         -32,453            -38,393            5,940
August                       -30,988            -36,869            5,881
September                    -34,884            -39,876            4,992
October                      -34,281            -40,206            5,925
November                     -33,054            -38,786            5,732
December                     -33,922            -39,668            5,746

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -358,290           -427,165           68,875

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -435,216           -484,353           49,137

January                      -29,888            -33,527            3,639
February                     -33,175            -36,413            3,238
March                        -32,610            -36,664            4,054
April                        -35,827            -40,209            4,382
May                          -36,970            -41,757            4,787
June                         -36,693            -40,679            3,986

July                         -35,224            -39,097            3,873
August                       -38,153            -42,396            4,243
September                    -37,159            -41,359            4,200
October                      -35,275            -39,614            4,339
November (R)                 -40,000            -44,272            4,272
December                     -44,242            -48,366            4,124
                                        
                               _________________

Exports
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2000                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,064,239            771,994          292,245

January                       84,704             61,256           23,448
February                      84,934             60,939           23,995
March                         86,456             62,290           24,166
April                         88,061             63,147           24,914
May                           87,097             62,820           24,277
June                          90,128             65,445           24,683

July                          89,597             65,248           24,349
August                        91,651             67,272           24,379
September                     91,450             67,121           24,329
October                       90,560             65,963           24,597
November                      90,405             65,819           24,586
December                      89,197             64,674           24,523

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   998,022            718,762          279,260

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   972,995            682,586          290,409

January                       77,436             54,922           22,514
February                      77,240             54,564           22,676
March                         78,299             54,886           23,413
April                         80,458             56,756           23,702
May                           81,436             57,237           24,199
June                          82,370             58,157           24,213

July                          83,260             59,013           24,247
August                        83,062             58,186           24,876
September                     82,733             58,173           24,560
October                       82,202             57,276           24,926
November (R)                  83,313             57,841           25,472
December                      81,186             55,575           25,611
                                        
                               _________________

Imports
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2000                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,442,920          1,224,417          218,503

January                      111,341             94,473           16,868
February                     114,233             96,666           17,567
March                        117,693             99,801           17,892
April                        117,162             99,538           17,624
May                          118,167            100,296           17,871
June                         121,883            103,748           18,135

July                         122,049            103,640           18,409
August                       122,639            104,141           18,498
September                    126,334            106,997           19,337
October                      124,841            106,169           18,672
November                     123,459            104,605           18,854
December                     123,119            104,342           18,777

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,356,312          1,145,927          210,385

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,408,211          1,166,939          241,272

January                      107,323             88,448           18,875
February                     110,415             90,977           19,438
March                        110,909             91,550           19,359
April                        116,285             96,965           19,320
May                          118,406             98,994           19,412
June                         119,063             98,836           20,227

July                         118,484             98,110           20,374
August                       121,215            100,582           20,633
September                    119,892             99,532           20,360
October                      117,477             96,890           20,587
November (R)                 123,313            102,113           21,200
December                     125,427            103,940           21,487
                                                  

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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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 2000 TO December 2002
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

Balance

Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods (1)        Services

2000                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                     -29,058            -35,485            6,427
March                        -29,879            -36,543            6,664
April                        -30,469            -37,126            6,657
May                          -30,642            -37,390            6,748
June                         -31,759            -38,057            6,298

July                         -31,732            -37,855            6,123
August                       -32,775            -38,379            5,604
September                    -33,384            -38,983            5,599
October                      -34,073            -39,623            5,550
November                     -33,752            -39,553            5,801
December                     -33,873            -39,425            5,552

2001                                                                    

January                      -32,666            -38,086            5,420
February                     -32,387            -37,677            5,291
March                        -31,639            -36,827            5,188
April                        -31,877            -36,800            4,924
May                          -31,108            -35,906            4,798
June                         -30,591            -35,361            4,770

July                         -30,359            -35,284            4,925
August                       -26,593            -35,250            8,657
September                    -26,591            -35,051            8,460
October                      -26,743            -34,929            8,187
November                     -29,342            -33,554            4,212
December                     -29,025            -33,052            4,027

2002                                                                    

January                      -30,114            -33,825            3,711
February                     -31,891            -35,535            3,644
March                        -33,871            -37,762            3,891
April                        -35,136            -39,543            4,408
May                          -36,497            -40,882            4,385
June                         -36,296            -40,511            4,215

July                         -36,690            -40,724            4,034
August                       -36,846            -40,951            4,105
September                    -36,863            -41,123            4,261
October                      -37,478            -41,748            4,270
November (R)                 -39,839            -44,084            4,245
                                        
                               _________________

Exports
Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods            Services

2000                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                      85,365             61,495           23,870
March                         86,484             62,125           24,358
April                         87,205             62,752           24,452
May                           88,428             63,804           24,625
June                          88,940             64,504           24,436

July                          90,458             65,988           24,470
August                        90,899             66,547           24,352
September                     91,221             66,786           24,435
October                       90,805             66,301           24,504
November                      90,054             65,485           24,569
December                      89,606             65,113           24,494

2001                                                                    

January                       89,160             64,819           24,342
February                      88,668             64,428           24,240
March                         87,691             63,461           24,230
April                         86,700             62,596           24,104
May                           85,589             61,615           23,973
June                          84,226             60,504           23,722

July                          83,225             59,369           23,856
August                        80,775             57,758           23,017
September                     79,225             57,008           22,217
October                       77,496             56,031           21,465
November                      77,644             55,786           21,858
December                      77,606             55,307           22,299

2002                                                                    

January                       77,384             54,826           22,559
February                      77,658             54,791           22,868
March                         78,666             55,402           23,264
April                         80,064             56,293           23,771
May                           81,421             57,383           24,038
June                          82,355             58,136           24,220

July                          82,897             58,452           24,445
August                        83,018             58,457           24,561
September                     82,666             57,878           24,787
October                       82,749             57,763           24,986
November (R)                  82,234             56,897           25,336
                                        
                               _________________

Imports
Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods            Services

2000                                                                    

January                                                                 
February                     114,423             96,980           17,442
March                        116,363             98,669           17,694
April                        117,674             99,878           17,796
May                          119,070            101,194           17,877
June                         120,700            102,561           18,138

July                         122,190            103,843           18,347
August                       123,674            104,926           18,748
September                    124,605            105,769           18,836
October                      124,878            105,924           18,954
November                     123,806            105,039           18,768
December                     123,479            104,538           18,942

2001                                                                    

January                      121,827            102,905           18,922
February                     121,055            102,105           18,949
March                        119,330            100,288           19,042
April                        118,577             99,397           19,180
May                          116,697             97,522           19,175
June                         114,817             95,865           18,952

July                         113,584             94,653           18,932
August                       107,368             93,008           14,360
September                    105,815             92,058           13,757
October                      104,239             90,960           13,278
November                     106,986             89,340           17,646
December                     106,631             88,358           18,272

2002                                                                    

January                      107,498             88,650           18,848
February                     109,549             90,325           19,224
March                        112,536             93,164           19,372
April                        115,200             95,837           19,364
May                          117,918             98,265           19,653
June                         118,651             98,647           20,004

July                         119,587             99,176           20,411
August                       119,864             99,408           20,456
September                    119,528             99,001           20,527
October                      120,228             99,512           20,716
November (R)                 122,073            100,981           21,091
                                                  

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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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

2000                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.            292,245         82,267         20,760         30,137

January               23,448          6,661          1,610          2,386
February              23,995          6,951          1,727          2,398
March                 24,166          6,849          1,676          2,538
April                 24,914          7,209          1,891          2,508
May                   24,277          6,801          1,709          2,523
June                  24,683          6,991          1,742          2,564

July                  24,349          6,818          1,732          2,503
August                24,379          6,698          1,722          2,554
September             24,329          6,784          1,759          2,571
October               24,597          6,722          1,725          2,598
November              24,586          6,894          1,766          2,535
December              24,523          6,889          1,701          2,459

2001                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.            279,260         73,119         18,007         28,306

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.            290,409         70,583         17,445         28,301

January               22,514          5,520          1,373          2,249
February              22,676          5,630          1,376          2,225
March                 23,413          5,888          1,422          2,331
April                 23,702          5,642          1,343          2,332
May                   24,199          5,827          1,441          2,325
June                  24,213          5,731          1,388          2,329

July                  24,247          5,636          1,441          2,388
August                24,876          6,074          1,579          2,421
September (R)         24,560          5,876          1,483          2,350
October               24,926          6,003          1,483          2,398
November (R)          25,472          6,319          1,542          2,474
December              25,611          6,437          1,574          2,479
                                        
                               _________________

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

2000                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.             39,607        104,707         13,981            786

January                3,216          8,472          1,037             66
February               3,254          8,558          1,045             62
March                  3,287          8,652          1,106             58
April                  3,317          8,667          1,273             49
May                    3,336          8,591          1,267             50
June                   3,345          8,733          1,254             54

July                   3,339          8,730          1,153             74
August                 3,335          8,851          1,140             79
September              3,324          8,762          1,049             80
October                3,299          8,919          1,262             72
November               3,285          8,807          1,228             71
December               3,270          8,966          1,167             71

2001                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.             38,668        108,109         12,220            831

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.             43,173        118,075         12,043            789

January                3,267          9,035          1,005             65
February               3,307          9,075            998             65
March                  3,357          9,363            987             65
April                  3,626          9,611          1,082             66
May                    3,711          9,829          1,000             66
June                   3,748          9,945          1,005             67

July                   3,670         10,076            969             67
August                 3,670         10,090            975             67
September              3,680         10,127            978             66
October                3,697         10,282            997             66
November (R)           3,711         10,350          1,011             65
December               3,729         10,292          1,036             64
                                                  

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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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

2000                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.            218,503         64,788         24,306         41,598

January               16,868          5,228          1,804          3,149
February              17,567          5,539          1,970          3,269
March                 17,892          5,632          2,031          3,349
April                 17,624          5,347          2,032          3,314
May                   17,871          5,322          2,040          3,425
June                  18,135          5,454          2,074          3,444

July                  18,409          5,414          2,075          3,527
August                18,498          5,285          2,053          3,637
September             19,337          5,376          2,098          3,707
October               18,672          5,347          2,029          3,675
November              18,854          5,398          2,078          3,628
December              18,777          5,446          2,022          3,477

2001                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.            210,385         60,117         22,418         38,823

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.            241,272         59,527         21,037         38,587

January               18,875          4,751          1,685          3,017
February              19,438          4,789          1,689          2,928
March                 19,359          5,047          1,739          2,913
April                 19,320          4,703          1,671          3,266
May                   19,412          4,706          1,606          3,271
June                  20,227          5,045          1,751          3,202

July                  20,374          5,003          1,791          3,271
August                20,633          5,095          1,839          3,257
September             20,360          4,897          1,722          3,181
October               20,587          4,900          1,801          3,285
November (R)          21,200          5,235          1,857          3,449
December              21,487          5,356          1,886          3,547
                                        
                               _________________

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

2000                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.             16,115         55,253         13,560          2,883

January                1,190          4,180          1,082            235
February               1,213          4,253          1,086            237
March                  1,233          4,315          1,094            238
April                  1,233          4,348          1,112            238
May                    1,252          4,466          1,127            239
June                   1,278          4,501          1,143            241

July                   1,325          4,641          1,179            248
August                 1,350          4,741          1,184            248
September              1,881          4,850          1,178            247
October                1,402          4,853          1,127            239
November               1,378          5,014          1,121            237
December               1,379          5,090          1,127            236

2001                                                                     

Jan.-Dec.             16,359         54,588         15,198          2,882

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.             20,377         79,434         19,399          2,911

January                1,391          6,311          1,475            245
February               1,953          6,337          1,494            248
March                  1,420          6,473          1,519            248
April                  1,511          6,366          1,560            243
May                    1,568          6,431          1,589            241
June                   1,872          6,499          1,617            241

July                   1,723          6,693          1,651            242
August                 1,760          6,769          1,671            242
September              1,781          6,855          1,683            241
October                1,789          6,883          1,688            241
November (R)           1,799          6,914          1,706            240
December               1,810          6,903          1,746            239
                                                  

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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                         EXHIBIT 5. U.S. TRADE IN GOODS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

                           Balance

                           Total
                           Balance            Total
                           of Payments        Census
Period                     Basis              Basis

2000                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -452,423           -436,104

January                      -33,217            -31,364
February                     -35,727            -33,693
March                        -37,511            -36,098
April                        -36,391            -35,425
May                          -37,476            -36,406
June                         -38,303            -37,079

July                         -38,393            -37,450
August                       -36,869            -35,729
September                    -39,876            -38,530
October                      -40,206            -38,759
November                     -38,786            -37,240
December                     -39,668            -38,331

2001                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -427,165           -411,899

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

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

2002                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -484,353           -470,104

January                      -33,527            -32,559
February                     -36,413            -35,302
March                        -36,664            -35,342
April                        -40,209            -39,039
May                          -41,757            -40,500

June                         -40,679            -39,524
July                         -39,097            -37,879
August                       -42,396            -41,108
September                    -41,359            -40,214
October                      -39,614            -38,335
November (R)                 -44,272            -43,075
December                     -48,366            -47,226
                                        
                               _________________

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

2000                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   771,994             -9,924          781,918

January                       61,256             -1,131           62,388
February                      60,939             -1,095           62,034
March                         62,290               -694           62,984
April                         63,147               -685           63,832
May                           62,820               -785           63,605
June                          65,445               -797           66,242

July                          65,248               -724           65,972
August                        67,272               -776           68,048
September                     67,121               -715           67,836
October                       65,963               -838           66,801
November                      65,819               -894           66,713
December                      64,674               -790           65,464

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   718,762            -10,339          729,100

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   682,586            -10,931          693,517

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

July                          59,013               -943           59,956
August                        58,186             -1,010           59,196
September                     58,173               -849           59,022
October                       57,276               -970           58,246
November (R)                  57,841               -914           58,755
December                      55,575               -922           56,497
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

                           Total
                           Balance                             Total
                           of Payments        Net              Census
Period                     Basis              Adjustments      Basis

2000                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,224,417              6,395        1,218,022

January                       94,473                722           93,751
February                      96,666                939           95,727
March                         99,801                720           99,082
April                         99,538                281           99,257
May                          100,296                285          100,011
June                         103,748                427          103,321

July                         103,640                219          103,422
August                       104,141                364          103,777
September                    106,997                631          106,367
October                      106,169                609          105,560
November                     104,605                652          103,953
December                     104,342                547          103,795

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,145,927              4,928        1,140,999

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,166,939              3,318        1,163,621

January                       88,448                235           88,214
February                      90,977                229           90,748
March                         91,550                274           91,276
April                         96,965                320           96,645
May                           98,994                321           98,673
June                          98,836                280           98,556

July                          98,110                275           97,835
August                       100,582                278          100,304
September                     99,532                296           99,236
October                       96,890                309           96,581
November (R)                 102,113                283          101,830
December                     103,940                218          103,722
                                                  

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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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 2001 TO December 2002
                                                                     
                                  (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                                                 adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

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

Exports

2001                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.    718,762     -10,339      729,100       49,407      160,104      321,714       75,435       88,331       34,110

January        64,845        -844       65,689        4,008       14,237       30,716        6,103        7,721        2,904
February       64,937        -744       65,681        4,194       14,372       30,726        6,020        7,671        2,697
March          63,502        -766       64,267        4,268       14,220       29,213        6,184        7,662        2,721
April          61,943        -687       62,630        4,226       14,062       27,719        6,268        7,642        2,713
May            62,344      -1,045       63,389        4,085       13,950       28,100        6,399        7,822        3,033
June           60,558        -901       61,459        4,013       13,459       26,908        6,611        7,302        3,167

July           58,610      -1,029       59,639        4,040       12,894       26,099        6,368        7,298        2,941
August         58,939        -763       59,701        4,157       13,143       25,726        6,513        7,133        3,029
September      55,725        -871       56,596        3,995       12,249       24,328        6,405        6,955        2,663
October        56,360        -934       57,294        4,149       12,611       24,373        6,285        7,054        2,821
November       56,007        -878       56,885        4,168       12,464       24,294        6,269        6,945        2,746
December       54,991        -878       55,869        4,104       12,445       23,511        6,009        7,126        2,674

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.    682,586     -10,931      693,517       49,540      156,941      290,649       78,435       84,393       33,559

January        54,922        -732       55,654        4,232       12,286       23,600        6,009        6,942        2,585
February       54,564        -881       55,445        4,288       12,235       23,249        6,192        6,843        2,638
March          54,886      -1,048       55,934        3,901       12,281       24,068        6,235        6,735        2,715
April          56,756        -850       57,606        3,890       13,107       24,056        6,680        7,068        2,803
May            57,237        -936       58,173        3,993       13,304       24,216        6,753        6,861        3,046
June           58,157        -875       59,032        4,258       13,315       25,077        6,652        7,093        2,637

July           59,013        -943       59,956        4,305       13,226       25,205        7,084        7,241        2,896
August         58,186      -1,010       59,196        4,038       13,373       24,917        6,824        7,122        2,923
September      58,173        -849       59,022        4,020       13,321       25,127        6,686        7,095        2,773
October        57,276        -970       58,246        3,872       13,123       24,547        6,612        7,216        2,877
November (R)   57,841        -914       58,755        4,311       13,625       24,403        6,307        7,221        2,888
December       55,575        -922       56,497        4,431       13,746       22,185        6,403        6,954        2,778

2001                                                                                                                        

Imports

Jan.- Dec.  1,145,927       4,928    1,140,999       46,641      273,870      297,993      189,782      284,293       48,421

January       104,666         583      104,083        3,902       27,024       28,720       15,936       24,376        4,124
February       99,708         563       99,144        3,812       24,893       27,754       15,487       23,211        3,986
March         101,943         582      101,361        3,753       24,991       28,146       15,659       24,912        3,899
April          99,213         596       98,617        3,774       24,466       25,876       15,972       24,380        4,150
May            97,034         758       96,276        3,784       24,123       24,791       15,780       23,588        4,211
June           96,318         577       95,741        3,910       23,210       24,703       16,117       23,801        4,000

July           94,243         212       94,031        4,024       22,432       23,860       16,048       23,623        4,044
August         93,396         243       93,153        3,928       22,129       23,569       16,198       23,417        3,912
September      91,385         225       91,160        3,984       21,686       22,501       15,698       23,379        3,912
October        91,394         213       91,181        3,966       21,021       22,838       15,555       23,765        4,036
November       90,102         206       89,896        3,983       19,637       22,771       15,823       23,620        4,062
December       86,525         169       86,356        3,821       18,258       22,464       15,507       22,222        4,085

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.  1,166,939       3,318    1,163,621       49,716      269,075      283,889      203,923      307,729       49,289

January        88,448         235       88,214        3,860       18,910       22,845       15,265       23,273        4,061
February       90,977         229       90,748        4,019       18,970       23,051       16,340       24,443        3,925
March          91,550         274       91,276        3,965       19,913       23,399       15,973       23,700        4,325
April          96,965         320       96,645        4,065       22,758       23,821       16,996       25,036        3,968
May            98,994         321       98,673        4,134       23,042       24,071       17,640       25,648        4,138

June           98,836         280       98,556        4,122       22,509       24,166       17,213       26,173        4,373
July           98,110         275       97,835        4,233       22,780       23,966       17,222       25,599        4,035
August        100,582         278      100,304        4,196       23,753       23,775       17,575       26,916        4,089
September      99,532         296       99,236        4,129       23,426       23,550       17,675       26,289        4,167
October        96,890         309       96,581        3,982       24,468       22,205       16,768       25,043        4,116
November (R)  102,113         283      101,830        4,395       23,905       24,356       17,502       27,764        3,909
December      103,940         218      103,722        4,615       24,642       24,683       17,753       27,846        4,183
                                                  

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 7. EXPORTS OF GOODS BY END-USE CATEGORY AND COMMODITY
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
    adjustments and rounding.  The commodities in this exhibit are ranked on
        the month-to-month change within each major commodity grouping.
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                                 (R) Revised.)
                                        

Item(1)                                December     November (R)  Monthly
                                       2002         2002          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis          55,575       57,841        -2,267
Net Adjustments                             -922         -914            -8
Total, Census Basis                       56,497       58,755        -2,259

Foods, feeds, and beverages                4,431        4,311           120

Corn                                         554          461            92
Oilseeds, food oils                          113          109             4
Wheat                                        376          354            22
Nuts                                         147          162           -15
Soybeans                                     590          525            65
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   60           69            -8
Rice                                          87           91            -4
Other foods                                  392          387             5
Fruits,  frozen juices                       337          348           -12
Vegetables                                   250          241             8
Alcoholic beverages, excluding wine           51           56            -4
Wine and related products                     73           83           -11
Fish and shellfish                           221          237           -17
Sorghum, barley, oats                         52           46             5
Dairy products and eggs                       63           77           -14
Bakery products                              181          184            -3
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                         292          290             2
Meat, poultry, etc.                          593          588             5

Industrial supplies and materials         13,746       13,625           121

Nonmonetary gold                             380          321            59
Electric energy                               54           37            17
Chemicals-inorganic                          305          324           -19
Newsprint                                    703          704            -1
Petroleum products, other                    723          594           129
Hides and skins                              146          171           -25
Tobacco, unmanufactured                       82          107           -25
Aluminum and alumina                         243          248            -5
Coal and fuels, other                         53           65           -12
Chemicals-fertilizers                        353          332            22
Nonferrous metals, other                     158          159            -1
Metallurgical grade coal                      89           63            26
Agriculture-manufactured, other              108          120           -12
Iron and steel mill products                 268          277            -9
Precious metals, other                       285          158           127
Industrial rubber products                   187          184             2
Cotton, raw                                  226          174            53
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                      84           89            -5
Crude oil                                      1            8            -7
Iron and steel products, other               233          230             2
Finished metal shapes                        705          748           -43
Copper                                        95          102            -6
Nonmetallic minerals                          35           36            -2
Tapes, audio and visual                       97           95             3
Chemicals-other                            1,174        1,155            19
Leather and furs                              75           76            -1
Fuel oil                                     361          265            96
Hair, waste materials                         33           38            -5
Logs and lumber                              292          290             2
Nontextile floor tiles                        23           25            -2
Mineral supplies-manufactured                264          261             3
Manmade cloth                                384          434           -50
Shingles, molding, wallboard                 150          153            -3
Wood supplies, manufactured                   75           73             2
Agric. farming-unmanufactured                116           97            18
Synthetic rubber-primary                     144          148            -3
Finished textile supplies                    179          184            -5
Natural gas liquids                          120           77            43
Other industrial supplies                  1,225        1,265           -39
Steelmaking materials                        183          167            15
Agric. industry-unmanufactured               100          105            -6
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        351          340            11
Cotton fiber cloth                           218          253           -35
Nuclear fuel materials                       115          151           -36
Chemicals-organic                          1,268        1,354           -86
Gas-natural                                   89          154           -65
Plastic materials                          1,193        1,213           -21

Capital goods, except automotive          22,185       24,403        -2,218

Computer accessories                       2,469        2,496           -27
Telecommunications equipment               1,530        1,932          -402
Semiconductors                             3,350        3,274            75
Electric apparatus                         1,702        1,835          -132
Industrial machines, other                 1,704        1,816          -113
Parts-civilian aircraft                    1,055        1,066           -10
Generators, accessories                      440          567          -127
Computers                                    718          801           -83
Engines-civilian aircraft                    940          936             5
Measuring, testing, control instruments    1,019        1,131          -112
Business machines and equipment              182          170            11
Materials handling equipment                 346          368           -22
Excavating machinery                         441          410            31
Metalworking machine tools                   357          491          -134
Industrial engines                           904          957           -53
Laboratory testing instruments               387          418           -30
Railway transportation equipment             127          108            19
Drilling & oilfield equipment                484          739          -255
Pulp and paper machinery                     162          189           -27
Medicinal equipment                        1,225        1,257           -32
Wood, glass, plastic                         183          227           -44
Photo, service industry machinery            432          447           -15
Nonfarm tractors and parts                    90           80            10
Specialized mining                            28           28            -1
Textile, sewing machines                      90           99            -9
Food, tobacco machinery                      116          137           -21
Commercial vessels, other                     17           20            -3
Marine engines, parts                         66           61             4
Spacecraft, excluding military                 1            6            -5
Vessels, excluding scrap                      12           38           -26
Agricultural machinery, equipment            304          266            39
Civilian aircraft                          1,304        2,033          -728

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines    6,403        6,307            96

Consumer goods                             6,954        7,221          -267

Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              234          195            39
Apparel, household goods - textile           492          518           -26
Tobacco, manufactured                        160          137            24
Household appliances                         367          374            -7
Books, printed matter                        317          340           -24
Writing and art supplies                     364          388           -23
TV's, VCR's, etc.                            289          335           -45
Furniture, household goods, etc.             169          179           -10
Records, tapes, and disks                    270          314           -44
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           106          114            -8
Musical instruments                           69           79           -10
Toys/games/sporting goods                    446          503           -57
Stereo equipment, etc.                       132          140            -8
Glassware, chinaware                          31           32            -1
Cookware, cutlery, tools                      57           63            -5
Other household goods                        680          728           -48
Toiletries and cosmetics                     331          375           -44
Rugs                                          53           59            -6
Sports apparel and gear                       40           40            -1
Nursery stock, etc.                           21           20             2
Numismatic coins                               4            7            -3
Pleasure boats and motors                     85           96           -11
Jewelry, etc                                 273          247            25
Gem diamonds                                 451          393            58
Pharmaceutical preparations                1,513        1,546           -33

Other goods                                2,778        2,888          -110
                                        
                               _________________

Item(1)                                Year-to-date Year-to-date  Year-to-date
                                       2002         2001          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         682,586      718,762       -36,176
Net Adjustments                          -10,931      -10,339          -592
Total, Census Basis                      693,517      729,100       -35,583

Foods, feeds, and beverages               49,540       49,407           133

Corn                                       5,793        5,344           449
Oilseeds, food oils                        1,312        1,021           291
Wheat                                      3,761        3,478           283
Nuts                                       1,658        1,410           248
Soybeans                                   5,697        5,501           196
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  761          650           111
Rice                                         834          750            84
Other foods                                4,491        4,419            72
Fruits,  frozen juices                     4,038        3,985            53
Vegetables                                 2,905        2,867            39
Alcoholic beverages, excluding wine          627          602            24
Wine and related products                    725          743           -18
Fish and shellfish                         3,213        3,267           -53
Sorghum, barley, oats                        673          759           -86
Dairy products and eggs                      714          826          -112
Bakery products                            2,020        2,190          -169
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                       3,316        3,610          -294
Meat, poultry, etc.                        7,001        7,987          -986

Industrial supplies and materials        156,941      160,104        -3,163

Nonmonetary gold                           3,393        4,897        -1,503
Electric energy                              304        1,173          -870
Chemicals-inorganic                        3,930        4,415          -485
Newsprint                                  8,166        8,519          -353
Petroleum products, other                  6,979        7,230          -251
Hides and skins                            1,751        1,971          -219
Tobacco, unmanufactured                    1,059        1,269          -210
Aluminum and alumina                       2,947        3,142          -195
Coal and fuels, other                        885        1,068          -183
Chemicals-fertilizers                      3,914        4,072          -158
Nonferrous metals, other                   2,148        2,300          -152
Metallurgical grade coal                   1,043        1,190          -147
Agriculture-manufactured, other            1,619        1,752          -133
Iron and steel mill products               3,218        3,343          -125
Precious metals, other                     2,573        2,695          -122
Industrial rubber products                 2,183        2,299          -116
Cotton, raw                                2,066        2,177          -111
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     978        1,080          -102
Crude oil                                     88          187           -99
Iron and steel products, other             2,766        2,856           -90
Finished metal shapes                      8,726        8,815           -89
Copper                                     1,112        1,185           -74
Nonmetallic minerals                         417          487           -70
Tapes, audio and visual                    1,205        1,256           -51
Chemicals-other                           13,227       13,277           -50
Leather and furs                             840          876           -36
Fuel oil                                   2,593        2,628           -35
Hair, waste materials                        430          460           -30
Logs and lumber                            3,568        3,598           -29
Nontextile floor tiles                       298          325           -27
Mineral supplies-manufactured              3,095        3,119           -24
Manmade cloth                              4,896        4,911           -16
Shingles, molding, wallboard               1,892        1,898            -6
Wood supplies, manufactured                  876          869             7
Agric. farming-unmanufactured              1,550        1,538            12
Synthetic rubber-primary                   1,675        1,657            19
Finished textile supplies                  2,250        2,158            92
Natural gas liquids                          686          593            93
Other industrial supplies                 14,486       14,387            99
Steelmaking materials                      1,861        1,748           113
Agric. industry-unmanufactured             1,193        1,016           178
Pulpwood and woodpulp                      4,053        3,866           186
Cotton fiber cloth                         2,728        2,461           268
Nuclear fuel materials                     1,520        1,240           280
Chemicals-organic                         14,642       14,194           448
Gas-natural                                  994          538           456
Plastic materials                         14,117       13,369           749

Capital goods, except automotive         290,649      321,714       -31,065

Computer accessories                      29,372       37,093        -7,721
Telecommunications equipment              22,218       27,874        -5,656
Semiconductors                            42,253       45,065        -2,812
Electric apparatus                        21,395       23,326        -1,931
Industrial machines, other                21,731       23,543        -1,812
Parts-civilian aircraft                   12,241       14,011        -1,770
Generators, accessories                    6,181        7,562        -1,381
Computers                                  9,198       10,462        -1,264
Engines-civilian aircraft                 11,584       12,791        -1,207
Measuring, testing, control instruments   13,201       14,169          -968
Business machines and equipment            2,039        2,895          -855
Materials handling equipment               4,516        5,248          -732
Excavating machinery                       5,006        5,701          -695
Metalworking machine tools                 5,173        5,816          -643
Industrial engines                        11,564       11,993          -429
Laboratory testing instruments             4,829        5,240          -411
Railway transportation equipment           1,245        1,635          -390
Drilling & oilfield equipment              6,559        6,904          -345
Pulp and paper machinery                   2,279        2,611          -332
Medicinal equipment                       14,512       14,822          -310
Wood, glass, plastic                       2,602        2,871          -268
Photo, service industry machinery          5,423        5,631          -208
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   961        1,016           -55
Specialized mining                           384          434           -50
Textile, sewing machines                   1,060        1,090           -30
Food, tobacco machinery                    1,732        1,748           -15
Commercial vessels, other                    178          184            -7
Marine engines, parts                        760          752             8
Spacecraft, excluding military                37           16            21
Vessels, excluding scrap                     205           76           129
Agricultural machinery, equipment          3,527        3,319           208
Civilian aircraft                         26,683       25,817           867

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   78,435       75,435         3,000

Consumer goods                            84,393       88,331        -3,938

Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.            2,912        4,516        -1,605
Apparel, household goods - textile         6,306        7,186          -880
Tobacco, manufactured                      1,960        2,750          -790
Household appliances                       4,542        4,928          -386
Books, printed matter                      3,973        4,176          -203
Writing and art supplies                   4,608        4,808          -201
TV's, VCR's, etc.                          3,951        4,141          -190
Furniture, household goods, etc.           2,124        2,297          -173
Records, tapes, and disks                  3,221        3,371          -150
Apparel,household goods-nontextile         1,307        1,453          -146
Musical instruments                        1,034        1,139          -106
Toys/games/sporting goods                  5,458        5,563          -105
Stereo equipment, etc.                     1,542        1,640           -98
Glassware, chinaware                         451          538           -87
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     697          781           -85
Other household goods                      8,449        8,485           -36
Toiletries and cosmetics                   4,156        4,191           -35
Rugs                                         693          710           -17
Sports apparel and gear                      446          459           -14
Nursery stock, etc.                          269          279           -10
Numismatic coins                              57           46            10
Pleasure boats and motors                  1,086        1,029            57
Jewelry, etc                               2,971        2,833           138
Gem diamonds                               4,840        4,431           409
Pharmaceutical preparations               17,342       16,577           765

Other goods                               33,559       34,110          -551
                                                  

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 8. IMPORTS OF GOODS BY END-USE CATEGORY AND COMMODITY
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
    adjustments and rounding. The Commodities in this exhibit are ranked on
        the month-to-month change within each major commodity grouping.
(-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown. (R) Revised
                                        

Item(1)                                December     November (R)  Monthly
                                       2002         2002          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         103,940      102,113         1,827
Net Adjustments                              218          283           -65
Total, Census Basis                      103,722      101,830         1,892

Foods, feeds, and beverages                4,615        4,395           220

Wine and related products                    491          472            18
Other foods                                  349          318            32
Bakery products                              331          327             4
Fruits, frozen juices                        465          411            54
Fish and shellfish                           983          863           120
Alcoholic bevs, excluding wine               294          287             6
Vegetables                                   396          390             7
Food oils, oilseeds                          122          125            -3
Feedstuff and foodgrains                     140          140             0
Cocoa beans                                   45          102           -57
Cane and beet sugar                           52           54            -2
Tea, spices, etc.                             81           70            11
Dairy products and eggs                       78           77             1
Nuts                                          68           61             7
Green coffee                                 114          132           -18
Meat products                                574          538            36
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   32           28             4

Industrial supplies and materials         24,642       23,905           737

Gas-natural                                1,482          949           534
Other precious metals                        333          303            30
Electric energy                               81          117           -36
Fuel oil                                   1,025          919           106
Petroleum products, other                  1,002        1,124          -122
Liquefied petroleum gases                    485          397            89
Chemicals-fertilizers                        336          386           -50
Newsprint                                    250          252            -1
Copper                                       186          152            33
Chemicals-organic                          1,302        1,096           206
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        211          215            -4
Nonferrous metals, other                     122           97            25
Lumber                                       532          520            11
Chemicals-inorganic                          366          309            57
Nickel                                        64           60             4
Leather and furs                              70           72            -2
Tobacco, waxes, etc                          283          278             5
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.              349          366           -17
Farming materials, livestock                  73           68             5
Materials, excluding chemicals               124          134           -10
Tin                                           15           13             2
Wool, silk, etc.                              60           58             2
Synthetic rubber--primary                    105          102             3
Cotton, natural fibers                        11            8             3
Coal and related fuels                        83           89            -5
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                  46           47            -2
Hides and skins                               14           14             0
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                      472          471             1
Zinc                                          83           68            16
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                      68           72            -4
Paper and paper products                     572          502            70
Hair, waste materials                         42           39             2
Cotton cloth, fabrics                        183          196           -13
Finished metal shapes                        638          588            50
Nuclear fuel materials                       156          222           -67
Plastic materials                            684          647            37
Natural rubber                                75           88           -13
Bauxite and aluminum                         533          644          -111
Iron and steel, advanced                     425          387            38
Synthetic cloth                              353          358            -4
Nontextile floor tiles                       199          187            12
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                    349          324            25
Steelmaking materials                        299          226            72
Plywood and veneers                          127          152           -26
Finished textile supplies                    216          219            -3
Blank tapes, audio & visual                  239          257           -18
Nonmonetary gold                             186          199           -13
Shingles, wallboard                          660          617            43
Iron and steel mill products                 946          834           112
Industrial supplies, other                 1,258        1,259             0
Crude oil                                  6,867        7,201          -334

Capital goods, except automotive          24,683       24,356           327

Semiconductors                             2,014        2,035           -21
Civilian aircraft                          1,453          994           458
Computer accessories                       5,008        5,236          -228
Engines-civilian aircraft                    675          699           -23
Metalworking machine tools                   538          497            41
Telecommunications equipment               2,133        2,062            70
Parts-civilian aircraft                      423          356            67
Electric apparatus                         1,870        1,847            22
Generators, accessories                      791          866           -76
Laboratory testing instruments               203          181            22
Industrial engines                           768          727            41
Pulp and paper machinery                     297          289             7
Railway transportation equipment              56           93           -37
Business machines and equipment              586          421           165
Drilling & oilfield equipment                111          121           -10
Textile, sewing machines                      79           94           -15
Excavating machinery                         360          320            40
Materials handling equipment                 511          518            -7
Spacecraft, excluding military                15            2            12
Measuring, testing, control instruments      734          770           -36
Vessels, except scrap                          0            0             0
Marine engines, parts                         49           43             6
Nonfarm tractors and parts                    66           49            17
Specialized mining                            25           18             7
Commercial vessels, other                      4            4             0
Food, tobacco machinery                      127          119             8
Wood, glass, plastic                         384          426           -42
Agricultural machinery, equipment            443          417            27
Industrial machines, other                 1,576        1,594           -18
Photo, service industry machinery            850          824            26
Medicinal equipment                        1,276        1,262            14
Computers                                  1,258        1,471          -213

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   17,753       17,502           251

Consumer goods                            27,846       27,764            82

Pharmaceutical preparations                3,641        3,643            -2
Other household goods                      2,929        2,945           -16
TV's, VCR's, etc                           1,972        2,106          -134
Furniture, household goods, etc.           1,528        1,310           219
Apparel, household goods - cotton          3,389        3,339            50
Gem diamonds                                 997          938            59
Household appliances                         999          945            53
Toys/games/sporting goods                  1,996        2,211          -215
Jewelry                                      831          769            62
Stereo equipment, etc                        662          733           -71
Toiletries and cosmetics                     358          361            -3
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     412          408             4
Writing and art supplies                     865          819            46
Camping apparel and gear                     593          615           -22
Pleasure boats and motors                    238          221            18
Gem stones, other                            141          135             6
Books, printed matter                        321          305            16
Rugs                                         133          129             4
Records, tapes, and disks                    107          125           -18
Motorcycles and parts                        301          295             6
Musical instruments                          134          131             2
Numismatic coins                              19            9            10
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           593          556            37
Nursery stock, etc.                          101           90            11
Glassware, chinaware                         204          196             8
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              549          599           -50
Footwear                                   1,081        1,060            22
Photo equipment                              145          133            12
Apparel, household goods - wool              275          307           -32
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotton       2,332        2,332             0

Other goods                                4,183        3,909           275
                                        
                               _________________

Item(1)                                Year-to-date Year-to-date  Year-to-date
                                       2002         2001          Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis       1,166,939    1,145,927        21,013
Net Adjustments                            3,318        4,928        -1,609
Total, Census Basis                    1,163,621    1,140,999        22,622

Foods, feeds, and beverages               49,716       46,641         3,075

Wine and related products                  5,354        4,691           663
Other foods                                3,715        3,231           483
Bakery products                            3,679        3,211           468
Fruits, frozen juices                      5,044        4,610           434
Fish and shellfish                        10,033        9,754           279
Alcoholic bevs, excluding wine             3,294        3,067           227
Vegetables                                 4,328        4,126           202
Food oils, oilseeds                        1,290        1,191            99
Feedstuff and foodgrains                   1,616        1,541            75
Cocoa beans                                  508          435            73
Cane and beet sugar                          557          514            43
Tea, spices, etc.                            828          790            38
Dairy products and eggs                    1,049        1,012            37
Nuts                                         702          679            23
Green coffee                               1,369        1,357            12
Meat products                              6,019        6,046           -27
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  332          386           -54

Industrial supplies and materials        269,075      273,870        -4,795

Gas-natural                               12,248       15,421        -3,173
Other precious metals                      3,710        6,063        -2,353
Electric energy                            1,160        2,738        -1,577
Fuel oil                                   9,183       10,643        -1,461
Petroleum products, other                 13,285       14,236          -952
Liquefied petroleum gases                  3,714        4,415          -700
Chemicals-fertilizers                      3,713        4,298          -585
Newsprint                                  3,039        3,597          -558
Copper                                     2,283        2,628          -346
Chemicals-organic                         12,635       12,972          -337
Pulpwood and woodpulp                      2,365        2,631          -266
Nonferrous metals, other                   1,366        1,612          -247
Lumber                                     6,903        7,089          -186
Chemicals-inorganic                        3,909        4,090          -181
Nickel                                       857        1,032          -175
Leather and furs                             880          963           -83
Tobacco, waxes, etc                        3,435        3,513           -78
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.            4,231        4,303           -72
Farming materials, livestock                 845          908           -63
Materials, excluding chemicals             1,524        1,586           -61
Tin                                          171          222           -51
Wool, silk, etc.                             649          684           -35
Synthetic rubber--primary                  1,205        1,238           -33
Cotton, natural fibers                        87          120           -33
Coal and related fuels                     1,014        1,042           -28
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                 566          586           -20
Hides and skins                              139          158           -19
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                    5,395        5,396            -1
Zinc                                         987          987             0
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     850          836            14
Paper and paper products                   6,068        6,012            56
Hair, waste materials                        467          410            57
Cotton cloth, fabrics                      2,229        2,121           108
Finished metal shapes                      6,914        6,797           117
Nuclear fuel materials                     2,189        2,064           125
Plastic materials                          7,420        7,293           127
Natural rubber                               751          613           138
Bauxite and aluminum                       6,595        6,396           199
Iron and steel, advanced                   4,401        4,199           202
Synthetic cloth                            4,208        4,005           204
Nontextile floor tiles                     2,111        1,905           206
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                  3,670        3,447           223
Steelmaking materials                      2,462        2,236           226
Plywood and veneers                        1,689        1,398           290
Finished textile supplies                  2,433        2,132           301
Blank tapes, audio & visual                2,659        2,326           332
Nonmonetary gold                           2,455        2,084           371
Shingles, wallboard                        7,272        6,585           687
Iron and steel mill products               9,072        8,207           866
Industrial supplies, other                14,263       13,340           923
Crude oil                                 77,397       74,293         3,104

Capital goods, except automotive         283,889      297,993       -14,104

Semiconductors                            26,043       30,423        -4,380
Civilian aircraft                         12,537       14,885        -2,348
Computer accessories                      59,078       61,304        -2,227
Engines-civilian aircraft                  8,639       10,630        -1,990
Metalworking machine tools                 5,925        7,417        -1,491
Telecommunications equipment              23,178       24,632        -1,455
Parts-civilian aircraft                    4,570        5,843        -1,273
Electric apparatus                        22,117       23,137        -1,020
Generators, accessories                   10,803       11,652          -849
Laboratory testing instruments             2,027        2,746          -720
Industrial engines                         9,088        9,779          -691
Pulp and paper machinery                   3,516        4,166          -650
Railway transportation equipment             999        1,403          -404
Business machines and equipment            4,463        4,864          -400
Drilling & oilfield equipment              1,352        1,611          -259
Textile, sewing machines                   1,000        1,161          -161
Excavating machinery                       4,150        4,305          -155
Materials handling equipment               6,080        6,206          -127
Spacecraft, excluding military                37          116           -79
Measuring, testing, control instruments    8,946        9,006           -60
Vessels, except scrap                          3            1             1
Marine engines, parts                        555          538            17
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   690          660            30
Specialized mining                           381          326            55
Commercial vessels, other                    144           74            70
Food, tobacco machinery                    1,527        1,456            70
Wood, glass, plastic                       4,434        4,211           223
Agricultural machinery, equipment          4,155        3,874           282
Industrial machines, other                18,040       17,644           396
Photo, service industry machinery          9,226        8,760           466
Medicinal equipment                       14,007       12,466         1,541
Computers                                 16,178       12,696         3,482

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines  203,923      189,782        14,142

Consumer goods                           307,729      284,293        23,436

Pharmaceutical preparations               40,565       33,536         7,029
Other household goods                     31,750       28,455         3,295
TV's, VCR's, etc                          23,134       20,674         2,460
Furniture, household goods, etc.          16,016       13,786         2,230
Apparel, household goods - cotton         36,136       33,942         2,194
Gem diamonds                              12,091       10,618         1,472
Household appliances                      10,428        9,041         1,388
Toys/games/sporting goods                 23,209       21,886         1,323
Jewelry                                    9,148        8,290           858
Stereo equipment, etc                      8,204        7,752           453
Toiletries and cosmetics                   3,974        3,547           427
Cookware, cutlery, tools                   4,456        4,071           385
Writing and art supplies                   9,729        9,366           363
Camping apparel and gear                   6,236        5,995           241
Pleasure boats and motors                  2,206        2,023           183
Gem stones, other                          1,629        1,483           146
Books, printed matter                      3,410        3,284           125
Rugs                                       1,537        1,416           121
Records, tapes, and disks                  1,312        1,251            61
Motorcycles and parts                      3,042        2,984            57
Musical instruments                        1,429        1,375            54
Numismatic coins                             160          118            42
Apparel,household goods-nontextile         6,143        6,138             6
Nursery stock, etc.                        1,132        1,150           -18
Glassware, chinaware                       2,171        2,199           -28
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.            6,971        7,098          -127
Footwear                                  11,617       11,776          -159
Photo equipment                            1,713        1,997          -284
Apparel, household goods - wool            3,012        3,398          -386
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotton      25,169       25,643          -474

Other goods                               49,289       48,421           868
                                                  

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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 2001 TO December 2002
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

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

2001                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.              -427,165        -15,266       -92,950      -318,949

January                  -39,820         -1,427        -9,504       -28,890
February                 -34,770         -1,307        -8,725       -24,738
March                    -38,441         -1,348        -8,281       -28,813
April                    -37,270         -1,283        -8,656       -27,331
May                      -34,690         -1,803        -8,712       -24,174
June                     -35,760         -1,478        -8,419       -25,863

July                     -35,633         -1,241        -7,727       -26,665
August                   -34,458         -1,006        -7,587       -25,864
September                -35,660         -1,096        -7,711       -26,852
October                  -35,034         -1,147        -7,099       -26,788
November                 -34,095         -1,084        -5,786       -27,224
December                 -31,534         -1,047        -4,742       -25,745

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.              -484,353        -14,249       -93,234      -376,870

January                  -33,527           -967        -5,639       -26,921
February                 -36,413         -1,111        -5,178       -30,125
March                    -36,664         -1,322        -6,155       -29,187
April                    -40,209         -1,170        -8,269       -30,770
May                      -41,757         -1,257        -8,505       -31,995
June                     -40,679         -1,155        -7,912       -31,612

July                     -39,097         -1,218        -8,192       -29,688
August                   -42,396         -1,288        -8,575       -32,534
September                -41,359         -1,145        -8,271       -31,943
October                  -39,614         -1,279        -9,668       -28,668
November (R)             -44,272         -1,197        -8,697       -34,378
December                 -48,366         -1,140        -8,174       -39,051
                                        
                               _________________

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

2001                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.               718,762        -10,339        10,637       718,463

January                   64,845           -844           956        64,733
February                  64,937           -744           818        64,863
March                     63,502           -766           880        63,387
April                     61,943           -687           948        61,683
May                       62,344         -1,045           930        62,459
June                      60,558           -901           880        60,579

July                      58,610         -1,029           829        58,810
August                    58,939           -763           992        58,710
September                 55,725           -871           788        55,809
October                   56,360           -934           824        56,470
November                  56,007           -878           780        56,106
December                  54,991           -878         1,014        54,855

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.               682,586        -10,931        10,345       683,172

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

July                      59,013           -943           829        59,127
August                    58,186         -1,010           960        58,236
September                 58,173           -849           883        58,139
October                   57,276           -970           931        57,315
November (R)              57,841           -914           944        57,811
December                  55,575           -922         1,206        55,291
                                        
                               _________________

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

2001                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.             1,145,927          4,928       103,587     1,037,412

January                  104,666            583        10,460        93,623
February                  99,708            563         9,543        89,601
March                    101,943            582         9,161        92,201
April                     99,213            596         9,604        89,014
May                       97,034            758         9,642        86,633
June                      96,318            577         9,299        86,442

July                      94,243            212         8,556        85,475
August                    93,396            243         8,579        84,574
September                 91,385            225         8,499        82,661
October                   91,394            213         7,922        83,258
November                  90,102            206         6,566        83,330
December                  86,525            169         5,756        80,600

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.             1,166,939          3,318       103,578     1,060,043

January                   88,448            235         6,389        81,825
February                  90,977            229         5,920        84,827
March                     91,550            274         6,884        84,392
April                     96,965            320         9,113        87,532
May                       98,994            321         9,289        89,385
June                      98,836            280         8,655        89,901

July                      98,110            275         9,020        88,815
August                   100,582            278         9,535        90,769
September                 99,532            296         9,154        90,082
October                   96,890            309        10,598        85,983
November (R)             102,113            283         9,642        92,189
December                 103,940            218         9,380        94,343
                                                  

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
                            (CONSTANT DOLLARS BASIS): JANUARY 2001 TO December 2002
                                           1996 CONSTANT DOLLAR BASIS
                                                        
                     In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                      adjustment and rounding.  The values in this exhibit are subject to
                    periodic change, reflecting revisions to the source information for the
                                        monthly deflators.  (R) Revised)
                                                        

                                End-Use Commodity Category

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

Exports

2001                                                                                                      

Jan.- Dec.           795,663       63,197      170,332      366,376       73,383       87,737       34,638

January               71,745        4,975       14,798       35,425        5,949        7,669        2,928
February              71,670        5,422       14,966       35,059        5,876        7,620        2,727
March                 70,091        5,494       14,784       33,418        6,030        7,615        2,750
April                 68,112        5,442       14,706       31,523        6,094        7,601        2,746
May                   68,766        5,246       14,659       31,781        6,217        7,798        3,065
June                  66,835        5,146       14,300       30,486        6,423        7,268        3,212

July                  64,860        5,134       13,786       29,519        6,192        7,248        2,981
August                64,994        5,240       14,092       29,182        6,326        7,080        3,075
September             61,653        5,009       13,165       27,654        6,227        6,894        2,704
October               62,791        5,335       13,723       27,744        6,107        6,997        2,883
November              62,500        5,458       13,651       27,586        6,099        6,890        2,816
December              61,647        5,296       13,702       26,999        5,842        7,057        2,751

2002                                                                                                      

Jan.- Dec.           756,480       61,810      166,818      333,826       75,898       84,194       33,934

January               61,301        5,465       13,530       26,902        5,829        6,917        2,657
February              61,283        5,646       13,490       26,583        6,005        6,835        2,724
March                 61,420        5,054       13,426       27,384        6,040        6,738        2,777
April                 63,092        5,000       14,169       27,500        6,489        7,076        2,859
May                   63,840        5,187       14,283       27,876        6,541        6,850        3,103
June                  64,864        5,522       14,154       28,972        6,447        7,091        2,678

July                  65,084        5,338       13,871       28,869        6,871        7,224        2,911
August                64,119        4,869       13,962       28,688        6,596        7,083        2,922
September             63,762        4,656       13,891       28,916        6,470        7,067        2,762
October               62,884        4,690       13,631       28,128        6,377        7,188        2,871
November (R)          63,367        5,063       14,137       28,007        6,081        7,197        2,882
December              61,464        5,321       14,276       26,000        6,152        6,927        2,787

2001                                                                                                      

Imports

Jan.- Dec.         1,242,998       49,370      256,997      401,256      186,285      299,483       49,608

January              110,559        4,024       22,604       38,609       15,614       25,582        4,127
February             106,328        3,990       21,378       37,378       15,183       24,377        4,023
March                108,658        3,841       21,895       37,513       15,358       26,132        3,919
April                106,216        3,927       22,022       34,749       15,688       25,619        4,211
May                  103,158        3,983       21,434       33,145       15,512       24,805        4,278
June                 103,386        4,169       21,037       33,164       15,838       25,089        4,088

July                 102,470        4,340       21,352       31,958       15,793       24,862        4,166
August               101,649        4,242       21,178       31,594       15,939       24,654        4,041
September             99,471        4,287       20,633       30,431       15,413       24,656        4,051
October              101,438        4,226       21,586       31,077       15,223       25,128        4,198
November             101,306        4,224       21,314       30,984       15,521       25,028        4,235
December              98,360        4,118       20,564       30,653       15,202       23,552        4,271

2002                                                                                                      

Jan.- Dec.         1,292,554       52,537      261,021      399,841      199,743      327,943       51,468

January              100,853        4,074       20,953       31,933       14,994       24,649        4,249
February             103,888        4,356       21,039       32,349       16,014       26,000        4,130
March                103,153        4,216       20,663       32,781       15,680       25,278        4,534
April                107,169        4,288       21,983       33,366       16,669       26,720        4,144
May                  109,268        4,361       21,909       33,933       17,329       27,404        4,331
June                 109,446        4,407       21,604       34,030       16,874       27,957        4,574

July                 108,468        4,519       21,673       33,911       16,888       27,261        4,216
August               110,564        4,496       22,344       33,588       17,212       28,650        4,274
September            108,735        4,304       21,675       33,102       17,300       28,016        4,338
October              104,663        4,154       21,862       31,379       16,346       26,658        4,265
November (R)         112,618        4,602       22,336       34,840       17,093       29,671        4,076
December             113,730        4,760       22,980       34,630       17,344       29,678        4,338
                                                  

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     EXHIBIT 11. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS, PETROLEUM AND NON-PETROLEUM
                       END-USE COMMODITY CATEGORY TOTALS
            (CONSTANT DOLLARS BASIS): JANUARY 2000 TO December 2002
                           1996 CONSTANT DOLLAR BASIS
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
      adjustment and rounding.  The values in this exhibit are subject to
    periodic change, reflecting revisions to the source information for the
                        monthly deflators.  (R) Revised)
                                        

Trade Balance

                   Total
                   Census                          Non-
Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum

2000                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -456,008         -75,848        -380,160

January              -34,269          -5,625         -28,643
February             -35,403          -6,207         -29,196
March                -37,397          -6,150         -31,247
April                -37,721          -6,234         -31,487
May                  -39,150          -6,608         -32,541
June                 -38,770          -6,956         -31,814
July                 -38,553          -6,603         -31,951

August               -37,151          -6,590         -30,561
September            -40,007          -6,282         -33,725
October              -40,022          -6,222         -33,800
November             -38,543          -5,975         -32,568
December             -39,023          -6,396         -32,627

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -447,336         -80,625        -366,711

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -536,073         -78,298        -457,775

January              -39,552          -6,677         -32,875
February             -42,605          -6,037         -36,568
March                -41,733          -6,019         -35,714
April                -44,076          -6,949         -37,128
May                  -45,428          -6,767         -38,661
June                 -44,582          -6,439         -38,143

July                 -43,385          -6,533         -36,851
August               -46,445          -6,605         -39,839
September            -44,973          -6,144         -38,829
October              -41,778          -6,932         -34,847
November (R)         -49,251          -6,795         -42,457
December             -52,266          -6,402         -45,864
                                        
                               _________________

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

2000                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           855,549           9,993         845,555

January               68,016             907          67,109
February              67,761             734          67,027
March                 68,870             819          68,051
April                 69,758             869          68,889
May                   69,342             782          68,560
June                  72,481             710          71,771

July                  72,482             728          71,754
August                74,863             865          73,998
September             74,338             824          73,515
October               73,032           1,075          71,957
November              72,954             849          72,104
December              71,652             831          70,821

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           795,663           8,506         787,157

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           756,480           8,556         747,924

January               61,301             666          60,635
February              61,283             667          60,616
March                 61,420             639          60,781
April                 63,092             695          62,398
May                   63,840             667          63,173
June                  64,864             640          64,224

July                  65,084             695          64,388
August                64,119             785          63,335
September             63,762             691          63,071
October               62,884             724          62,161
November (R)          63,367             738          62,628
December              61,464             950          60,514
                                        
                               _________________

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

2000                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,311,557          85,842       1,225,715

January              102,284           6,532          95,752
February             103,164           6,942          96,222
March                106,267           6,969          99,298
April                107,479           7,103         100,376
May                  108,491           7,390         101,101
June                 111,251           7,666         103,585

July                 111,036           7,331         103,705
August               112,014           7,455         104,559
September            114,345           7,106         107,240
October              113,053           7,297         105,756
November             111,496           6,824         104,672
December             110,675           7,227         103,448

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,242,998          89,131       1,153,868

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,292,554          86,855       1,205,699

January              100,853           7,343          93,510
February             103,888           6,705          97,184
March                103,153           6,658          96,495
April                107,169           7,643          99,525
May                  109,268           7,434         101,834
June                 109,446           7,079         102,368

July                 108,468           7,228         101,240
August               110,564           7,390         103,174
September            108,735           6,835         101,900
October              104,663           7,655          97,008
November (R)         112,618           7,533         105,085
December             113,730           7,352         106,378
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                        EXHIBIT 12. U. S. TRADE IN GOODS
                                        
          (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
                            rounding.  (R) Revised.)
                                        

Trade Balance

                                  Total
                                  Balance        Total
                                  of Payments    Census
Period                            Basis          Basis

2000                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -452,423       -436,104

January                             -31,363        -29,510
February                            -32,542        -30,508
March                               -35,710        -34,296
April                               -32,805        -31,838
May                                 -37,463        -36,394
June                                -37,749        -36,525

July                                -42,899        -41,957
August                              -41,051        -39,911
September                           -40,311        -38,965
October                             -45,624        -44,177
November                            -40,327        -38,781
December                            -34,578        -33,242

2001                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -427,165       -411,899

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

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

2002                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -484,353       -470,104

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

July                                -46,816        -45,598
August                              -44,166        -42,878
September                           -42,922        -41,777
October                             -45,671        -44,392
November (R)                        -44,159        -42,962
December                            -45,738        -44,598
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

                   Total
                   Balance                         Total
                   of Payments     Net             Census
Period             Basis           Adjustments     Basis

2000                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           771,994          -9,924         781,918

January               56,547          -1,131          57,679
February              60,085          -1,095          61,179
March                 68,254            -694          68,948
April                 62,617            -685          63,302
May                   63,888            -785          64,673
June                  67,205            -797          68,002

July                  59,306            -724          60,029
August                67,479            -776          68,255
September             66,675            -715          67,391
October               68,797            -838          69,635
November              66,719            -894          67,614
December              64,421            -790          65,211

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           718,762         -10,339         729,100

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           682,586         -10,931         693,517

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

July                  54,117            -943          55,060
August                58,470          -1,010          59,480
September             56,602            -849          57,451
October               60,923            -970          61,893
November (R)          58,756            -914          59,670
December              54,656            -922          55,578
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

                   Total
                   Balance                         Total
                   of Payments     Net             Census
Period             Basis           Adjustments     Basis

2000                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,224,417           6,395       1,218,022

January               87,910             722          87,188
February              92,627             939          91,688
March                103,964             720         103,244
April                 95,422             281          95,141
May                  101,352             285         101,067
June                 104,954             427         104,527

July                 102,205             219         101,986
August               108,530             364         108,166
September            106,986             631         106,355
October              114,421             609         113,812
November             107,047             652         106,395
December              98,999             547          98,452

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,145,927           4,928       1,140,999

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,166,939           3,318       1,163,621

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

July                 100,932             275         100,657
August               102,636             278         102,358
September             99,523             296          99,227
October              106,594             309         106,285
November (R)         102,914             283         102,631
December             100,393             218         100,175
                                                  

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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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 2001 TO December 2002
                                                                     
                                       (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
                                                         rounding.  (R) Revised.)

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

Exports

2001                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.    718,762     -10,339      729,100       49,407      160,104      321,714       75,435       88,331       34,110

January        61,317        -844       62,161        3,902       13,816       28,975        5,594        7,066        2,809
February       62,000        -744       62,743        4,106       13,887       28,660        6,025        7,468        2,597
March          69,592        -766       70,358        4,654       15,139       32,542        6,932        8,359        2,731
April          61,328        -687       62,015        3,921       14,066       27,176        6,569        7,475        2,807
May            63,887      -1,045       64,931        3,786       14,447       28,320        7,139        8,169        3,070
June           62,433        -901       63,333        3,717       13,593       28,124        7,061        7,650        3,188

July           53,582      -1,029       54,611        3,700       12,337       24,440        4,432        6,763        2,939
August         59,349        -763       60,111        4,185       13,544       25,718        6,486        7,202        2,976
September      54,361        -871       55,232        3,770       11,849       23,904        6,276        6,786        2,646
October        59,767        -934       60,701        4,890       13,111       25,412        6,838        7,622        2,829
November       57,022        -878       57,900        4,607       12,488       24,078        6,755        7,168        2,803
December       54,125        -878       55,003        4,168       11,827       24,365        5,327        6,602        2,714

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.    682,586     -10,931      693,517       49,540      156,941      290,649       78,435       84,393       33,559

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

July           54,117        -943       55,060        3,993       12,827       23,606        4,927        6,813        2,893
August         58,470      -1,010       59,480        4,102       13,719       24,822        6,765        7,196        2,875
September      56,602        -849       57,451        3,838       13,002       24,291        6,659        6,904        2,755
October        60,923        -970       61,893        4,522       13,723       25,709        7,229        7,826        2,883
November (R)   58,756        -914       59,670        4,843       13,427       24,251        6,766        7,445        2,937
December       54,656        -922       55,578        4,502       13,143       22,893        5,762        6,470        2,807

2001                                                                                                                        

Imports

Jan.- Dec.  1,145,927       4,928    1,140,999       46,641      273,870      297,993      189,782      284,293       48,421

January       102,452         583      101,869        3,905       27,867       27,664       14,822       23,550        4,061
February       92,203         563       91,639        3,430       23,379       25,491       15,216       20,432        3,692
March         104,118         582      103,536        3,829       25,563       29,495       17,268       23,391        3,991
April          96,860         596       96,265        3,708       24,385       25,503       16,396       22,083        4,190
May            97,363         758       96,605        3,854       24,866       24,522       16,162       23,006        4,195
June           96,240         577       95,663        3,936       23,211       24,871       16,035       23,561        4,048

July           94,838         212       94,625        3,979       22,888       24,177       13,930       25,684        3,968
August         96,971         243       96,728        3,927       22,581       23,860       16,418       25,938        4,004
September      89,709         225       89,484        3,792       20,762       21,941       14,586       24,722        3,680
October       101,390         213      101,177        4,417       21,796       24,841       17,269       28,519        4,333
November       91,911         206       91,705        4,079       19,225       23,224       16,747       24,135        4,295
December       81,872         169       81,703        3,785       17,346       22,404       14,933       19,271        3,965

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.  1,166,939       3,318    1,163,621       49,716      269,075      283,889      203,923      307,729       49,289

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

July          100,932         275      100,657        4,318       23,637       24,711       15,222       28,631        4,139
August        102,636         278      102,358        4,147       23,944       23,599       17,645       28,898        4,125
September      99,523         296       99,227        4,004       22,710       23,588       16,482       28,453        3,991
October       106,594         309      106,285        4,390       25,208       24,017       18,769       29,549        4,353
November (R)  102,914         283      102,631        4,483       23,240       24,380       18,452       27,940        4,135
December      100,393         218      100,175        4,608       23,994       25,143       17,331       25,032        4,067
                                                  

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 14. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS BY SELECTED
                         COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

Balance

Item(1)                         December    November    Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis   -45,738     -44,159    -484,353

Net Adjustments                    -1,140      -1,197     -14,249

Total Census Basis                -44,598     -42,962    -470,104
North America                      -7,314      -6,551     -86,962
        Canada                     -4,561      -3,659     -49,760
        Mexico                     -2,753      -2,892     -37,202
Western Europe                     -9,611      -7,897     -89,218
    Euro Area (2)                  -7,441      -5,463     -66,878
    European Union                 -9,095      -7,094     -82,368
        Austria                      -152         -82      -1,394
        Belgium                       211         457       3,508
        Finland                      -197        -119      -1,907
        France                     -1,128        -540      -9,389
        Germany                    -4,130      -3,265     -35,852
        Italy                      -1,379      -1,085     -14,201
        Netherlands                   587         668       8,471
        Spain                           0        -120        -452
        Sweden                       -661        -559      -6,133
        United Kingdom               -829        -868      -7,617
        Other EU                   -1,418      -1,579     -17,401
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                      -466        -792      -6,324
        Norway                       -473        -540      -4,423
        Switzerland                    45        -198      -1,600
        Other EFTA                    -38         -54        -300
    Other Western Europe              -50         -12        -526
Eastern Europe/FSR                   -836      -1,284      -8,283
        Hungary                      -168        -408      -1,951
        Poland                        -37         -46        -414
        Former Soviet Republics      -515        -658      -4,503
            Russia                   -492        -586      -4,426
            Other FSR                 -22         -72         -76
        Other EE                     -115        -172      -1,416
Pacific Rim Countries             -20,272     -21,414    -215,005
        Australia                     702         490       6,606
        China                      -9,547     -10,450    -103,115
        Japan                      -7,130      -6,492     -70,055
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)            -2,302      -2,782     -22,073
            Hong Kong                 332         287       3,283
            Korea                  -1,077      -1,628     -12,979
            Singapore                -249        -104       1,429
            Taiwan                 -1,308      -1,337     -13,805
        Other Pacific Rim(3)       -1,995      -2,181     -26,369
South/Central America              -1,844      -1,394     -17,902
        Argentina                    -180        -176      -1,595
        Brazil                       -567        -205      -3,403
        Colombia                     -195        -229      -2,018
        Other S/C A (3)              -903        -783     -10,886
OPEC                               -3,187      -2,898     -34,482
        Indonesia(3)                 -438        -521      -7,063
        Nigeria                      -530        -492      -4,907
        Saudi Arabia               -1,051        -644      -8,364
        Venezuela(3)                 -794        -967     -10,662
        Other OPEC                   -373        -274      -3,486
Other Countries                    -2,805      -3,071     -36,397
        Egypt                         182          28       1,514
        South Africa                 -209         -82      -1,502
        Other                      -2,778      -3,018     -36,410
Uniden. ctys (4)                       38          44         264
Timing Adjustments                      0          17         157
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

Item(1)                         December    November    Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    54,656      58,756     682,586

Net Adjustments                      -922        -914     -10,931

Total Census Basis                 55,578      59,670     693,517
North America                      19,475      22,522     258,360
        Canada                     12,084      13,909     160,829
        Mexico                      7,392       8,613      97,531
Western Europe                     12,923      13,692     157,080
    Euro Area (2)                   8,739       9,559     105,844
    European Union                 11,628      12,589     143,747
        Austria                       186         213       2,424
        Belgium                     1,028       1,277      13,343
        Finland                       110         150       1,537
        France                      1,390       1,721      19,019
        Germany                     2,210       2,442      26,628
        Italy                         919         936      10,089
        Netherlands                 1,494       1,490      18,334
        Spain                         536         442       5,226
        Sweden                        255         269       3,154
        United Kingdom              2,538       2,648      33,253
        Other EU                      962       1,000      10,741
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       965         766       9,422
        Norway                        123         112       1,407
        Switzerland                   833         641       7,782
        Other EFTA                      9          13         233
    Other Western Europe              330         338       3,910
Eastern Europe/FSR                    531         498       6,599
        Hungary                        52          52         688
        Poland                         65          53         687
        Former Soviet Republics       308         303       4,113
            Russia                    172         208       2,399
            Other FSR                 137          95       1,714
        Other EE                      105          90       1,112
Pacific Rim Countries              14,888      14,861     178,561
        Australia                   1,291         984      13,084
        China                       2,097       2,100      22,053
        Japan                       4,111       4,422      51,440
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             5,596       5,615      69,823
            Hong Kong               1,060       1,104      12,612
            Korea                   2,076       1,780      22,596
            Singapore               1,017       1,301      16,221
            Taiwan                  1,443       1,431      18,394
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        1,792       1,740      22,162
South/Central America               4,103       4,688      51,643
        Argentina                     151         158       1,591
        Brazil                        888       1,046      12,409
        Colombia                      317         297       3,589
        Other S/C A (3)             2,746       3,186      34,054
OPEC                                1,479       1,658      18,852
        Indonesia(3)                  269         260       2,581
        Nigeria                        66          78       1,057
        Saudi Arabia                  425         429       4,778
        Venezuela(3)                  170         466       4,447
        Other OPEC                    549         424       5,989
Other Countries                     2,580       2,550      28,956
        Egypt                         271         121       2,866
        South Africa                  185         238       2,525
        Other                       2,123       2,192      23,564
Uniden. ctys (4)                       38          44         264
Timing Adjustments                      0        -117         230
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

Item(1)                         December    November    Cumulative
                                2002        2002        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis   100,393     102,914   1,166,939

Net Adjustments                       218         283       3,318

Total Census Basis                100,175     102,631   1,163,621
North America                      26,789      29,073     345,322
        Canada                     16,644      17,568     210,590
        Mexico                     10,144      11,505     134,732
Western Europe                     22,534      21,590     246,298
    Euro Area (2)                  16,180      15,022     172,722
    European Union                 20,723      19,682     226,115
        Austria                       338         295       3,817
        Belgium                       816         820       9,835
        Finland                       307         270       3,444
        France                      2,518       2,262      28,408
        Germany                     6,341       5,707      62,480
        Italy                       2,298       2,022      24,290
        Netherlands                   907         822       9,864
        Spain                         536         562       5,678
        Sweden                        916         828       9,287
        United Kingdom              3,367       3,516      40,870
        Other EU                    2,379       2,579      28,142
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                     1,431       1,558      15,746
        Norway                        596         652       5,830
        Switzerland                   788         839       9,382
        Other EFTA                     47          67         533
    Other Western Europe              380         349       4,437
Eastern Europe/FSR                  1,366       1,782      14,883
        Hungary                       221         461       2,639
        Poland                        102          99       1,101
        Former Soviet Republics       823         961       8,615
            Russia                    664         793       6,825
            Other FSR                 159         168       1,791
        Other EE                      220         262       2,528
Pacific Rim Countries              35,159      36,275     393,567
        Australia                     589         495       6,478
        China                      11,645      12,549     125,168
        Japan                      11,241      10,914     121,494
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             7,898       8,397      91,896
            Hong Kong                 727         817       9,328
            Korea                   3,153       3,407      35,575
            Singapore               1,265       1,405      14,793
            Taiwan                  2,752       2,768      32,199
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        3,787       3,921      48,531
South/Central America               5,948       6,081      69,544
        Argentina                     331         335       3,185
        Brazil                      1,455       1,251      15,812
        Colombia                      512         526       5,606
        Other S/C A (3)             3,649       3,970      44,940
OPEC                                4,666       4,555      53,334
        Indonesia(3)                  707         781       9,644
        Nigeria                       597         570       5,964
        Saudi Arabia                1,476       1,073      13,143
        Venezuela(3)                  964       1,433      15,108
        Other OPEC                    922         699       9,475
Other Countries                     5,385       5,621      65,353
        Egypt                          89          93       1,352
        South Africa                  394         319       4,027
        Other                       4,901       5,210      59,974
Uniden. ctys (4)                        0           0           0
Timing Adjustments                      0        -133          73
                                                  

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 14A. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS BY SELECTED
                         COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

Balance

Item(1)                         December    November    Cumulative
                                2001        2001        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis   -27,747     -34,889    -427,165

Net Adjustments                    -1,047      -1,084     -15,266

Total Census Basis                -26,700     -33,805    -411,899
North America                      -5,804      -6,483     -82,885
        Canada                     -3,813      -3,956     -52,844
        Mexico                     -1,991      -2,527     -30,041
Western Europe                     -4,132      -6,273     -64,737
    Euro Area (2)                  -3,468      -4,674     -53,470
    European Union                 -4,036      -5,872     -61,290
        Austria                       -96        -153      -1,364
        Belgium                       193         324       3,344
        Finland                      -152        -197      -1,840
        France                       -962        -825     -10,544
        Germany                    -1,934      -2,409     -29,081
        Italy                      -1,046      -1,088     -13,874
        Netherlands                   894         840       9,969
        Spain                          62         101         559
        Sweden                       -520        -492      -5,367
        United Kingdom                 63        -540        -655
        Other EU                     -538      -1,433     -12,437
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                      -119        -421      -3,455
        Norway                        -29        -332      -3,368
        Switzerland                   -68         -58         138
        Other EFTA                    -23         -31        -224
    Other Western Europe               24          20           7
Eastern Europe/FSR                   -424        -531      -7,511
        Hungary                      -132        -333      -2,279
        Poland                         -2         -14        -165
        Former Soviet Republics      -238        -119      -4,123
            Russia                   -196        -115      -3,548
            Other FSR                 -42          -4        -575
        Other EE                      -51         -65        -944
Pacific Rim Countries             -12,964     -16,872    -194,672
        Australia                     518         337       4,453
        China                      -5,508      -7,204     -83,096
        Japan                      -4,973      -6,002     -69,022
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)            -1,405      -1,824     -21,221
            Hong Kong                 479         312       4,381
            Korea                    -964      -1,152     -13,001
            Singapore                 167         187       2,652
            Taiwan                 -1,087      -1,172     -15,253
        Other Pacific Rim(3)       -1,595      -2,179     -25,787
South/Central America                -438        -227      -9,214
        Argentina                     -11          -5         907
        Brazil                        -23         162       1,413
        Colombia                      -83        -126      -2,127
        Other S/C A (3)              -321        -259      -9,407
OPEC                               -1,900      -2,180     -39,701
        Indonesia(3)                 -439        -573      -7,583
        Nigeria                      -303        -316      -7,820
        Saudi Arabia                 -230        -341      -7,315
        Venezuela(3)                 -478        -484      -9,608
        Other OPEC                   -450        -467      -7,375
Other Countries                    -1,982      -2,361     -30,632
        Egypt                         141         332       2,682
        South Africa                  -55        -162      -1,473
        Other                      -2,068      -2,531     -31,842
Unidentified countries (4)             27          66         262
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

Item(1)                         December    November    Cumulative
                                2001        2001        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    54,125      57,022     718,762

Net Adjustments                      -878        -878     -10,339

Total Census Basis                 55,003      57,900     729,100
North America                      18,657      21,560     264,721
        Canada                     11,319      13,214     163,424
        Mexico                      7,337       8,346     101,296
Western Europe                     13,649      13,287     174,696
    Euro Area (2)                   9,226       8,850     112,903
    European Union                 12,551      12,143     158,767
        Austria                       231         221       2,605
        Belgium                       989       1,064      13,502
        Finland                       120         125       1,554
        France                      1,570       1,644      19,864
        Germany                     2,453       2,173      29,995
        Italy                         790         770       9,916
        Netherlands                 1,668       1,614      19,485
        Spain                         455         522       5,756
        Sweden                        260         249       3,541
        United Kingdom              2,952       2,936      40,714
        Other EU                    1,062         826      11,835
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       810         824      11,875
        Norway                        219         104       1,835
        Switzerland                   580         707       9,807
        Other EFTA                     12          13         233
    Other Western Europe              288         320       4,054
Eastern Europe/FSR                    531         587       6,832
        Hungary                        48          55         686
        Poland                         85          63         788
        Former Soviet Republics       296         358       4,085
            Russia                    207         263       2,716
            Other FSR                  89          96       1,369
        Other EE                      102         110       1,274
Pacific Rim Countries              14,475      14,281     181,391
        Australia                     996         879      10,931
        China                       1,901       1,675      19,182
        Japan                       4,296       4,287      57,452
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             5,395       5,771      71,981
            Hong Kong               1,098       1,024      14,028
            Korea                   1,776       1,858      22,181
            Singapore               1,183       1,475      17,652
            Taiwan                  1,339       1,414      18,122
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        1,888       1,669      21,845
South/Central America               4,289       4,766      58,156
        Argentina                     209         246       3,920
        Brazil                      1,100       1,344      15,879
        Colombia                      281         266       3,583
        Other S/C A (3)             2,698       2,909      34,773
OPEC                                1,586       1,597      20,053
        Indonesia(3)                  243         198       2,521
        Nigeria                        99          73         955
        Saudi Arabia                  431         481       5,958
        Venezuela(3)                  400         481       5,642
        Other OPEC                    414         364       4,977
Other Countries                     2,433       2,436      31,151
        Egypt                         190         384       3,564
        South Africa                  228         172       2,960
        Other                       2,015       1,880      24,627
Unidentified countries (4)             27          66         262
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

Item(1)                         December    November    Cumulative
                                2001        2001        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis    81,872      91,911   1,145,927

Net Adjustments                       169         206       4,928

Total Census Basis                 81,703      91,705   1,140,999
North America                      24,461      28,043     347,606
        Canada                     15,132      17,170     216,268
        Mexico                      9,329      10,873     131,338
Western Europe                     17,781      19,560     239,434
    Euro Area (2)                  12,694      13,524     166,373
    European Union                 16,587      18,015     220,057
        Austria                       326         374       3,968
        Belgium                       796         739      10,158
        Finland                       272         322       3,394
        France                      2,533       2,469      30,408
        Germany                     4,387       4,582      59,077
        Italy                       1,837       1,857      23,790
        Netherlands                   774         775       9,515
        Spain                         393         422       5,197
        Sweden                        781         741       8,909
        United Kingdom              2,889       3,476      41,369
        Other EU                    1,600       2,259      24,272
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       930       1,245      15,329
        Norway                        247         436       5,203
        Switzerland                   648         765       9,670
        Other EFTA                     34          44         457
    Other Western Europe              264         300       4,047
Eastern Europe/FSR                    954       1,118      14,343
        Hungary                       179         388       2,965
        Poland                         87          77         953
        Former Soviet Republics       534         477       8,208
            Russia                    403         378       6,264
            Other FSR                 131          99       1,944
        Other EE                      153         175       2,218
Pacific Rim Countries              27,439      31,152     376,064
        Australia                     478         542       6,478
        China                       7,409       8,879     102,278
        Japan                       9,269      10,288     126,473
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             6,800       7,595      93,202
            Hong Kong                 619         712       9,646
            Korea                   2,740       3,010      35,181
            Singapore               1,015       1,288      15,000
            Taiwan                  2,426       2,586      33,375
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        3,483       3,848      47,632
South/Central America               4,727       4,993      67,370
        Argentina                     220         251       3,013
        Brazil                      1,123       1,183      14,466
        Colombia                      364         392       5,710
        Other S/C A (3)             3,020       3,167      44,180
OPEC                                3,487       3,778      59,754
        Indonesia(3)                  682         771      10,104
        Nigeria                       402         389       8,775
        Saudi Arabia                  661         822      13,272
        Venezuela(3)                  878         965      15,250
        Other OPEC                    864         831      12,353
Other Countries                     4,415       4,797      61,783
        Egypt                          49          53         882
        South Africa                  283         333       4,433
        Other                       4,084       4,410      56,469
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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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 - 2002 AND 2001
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

2002

Item (1)                               December                November
                                Exports     Imports     Exports     Imports

Total Balance of Payment Basis     54,656     100,393      58,756     102,914

Net Adjustments                      -922         218        -914         283

Total Census Basis (2)             55,578     100,175      59,670     102,631

Manufactured goods (3)             42,183      82,634      45,837      85,841
Agricultural commodities (3)        4,967       3,799       5,184       3,702
Mineral fuels (3)                   1,261      11,299       1,041      10,800

Selected commodities (3)                                                     

  ADP equipment; office machines    2,789       6,951       2,464       7,105
  Airplane parts                    1,205         429       1,331         357
  Airplanes                         1,948       1,453       1,921         967
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled             40         288          48         305
  Aluminum                            218         507         238         598
  Animal feeds                        360          52         344          49
  Artwork/antiques                     71         279          51         424
  Basketware, etc.                    288         621         366         589
  Cereal flour                        150         193         139         223
  Chemicals - cosmetics               447         354         501         346
  Chemicals - dyeing                  287         181         321         181
  Chemicals - fertilizers             193         157         181         154
  Chemicals - inorganic               426         496         484         542
  Chemicals - medicinal             1,222       2,615       1,479       1,976
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                1,080         525         999         500
  Chemicals - organic               1,351       2,379       1,444       2,813
  Chemicals - plastics              1,548         904       1,638         899
  Cigarettes                          102          30         119          25
  Clothing                            333       5,019         450       5,146
  Coal                                123          81         104          87
  Coffee                                0         129           0         113
  Copper                               72         306          82         256
  Cork, wood, lumber                  259         512         269         546
  Corn                                519           6         428           6
  Cotton, raw and linters             221           3         137           1
  Crude fertilizers/minerals          126          95         124         100
  Crude oil                             1       7,241           8       7,416
  Electrical machinery              5,019       6,636       5,418       7,038
  Fish and preparations               149       1,007         186         940
  Footwear                             38       1,248          44       1,250
  Furniture and bedding               254       1,984         302       1,818
  Gem diamonds                         27         753          33         948
  General industrial mach           2,256       2,911       2,507       2,797
  Glass                               174         172         211         178
  Glassware                            52         145          57         156
  Gold, nonmonetary                   380         186         361         198
  Hides and skins                     127           7         155           6
  Iron and steel mill prod            411       1,162         447       1,184
  Jewelry                             146         604         201         700
  Lighting, plumbing                   87         479         111         484
  Liquified propane/butane             91         194          61         156
  Live animals                         78         195          62         240
  Meat and preparations               526         364         581         347
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.          813       1,416         935       1,392
  Metal ores; scrap                   404         261         360         227
  Metalworking machinery              302         486         405         408
  Mineral fuels, other                231         101         159          97
  Natural gas                          89       1,678         155       1,047
  Nickel                               25          72          33          68
  Oils/fats, vegetable                 87         104          87         100
  Optical goods                       165         249         181         213
  Paper and paperboard                756       1,178         795       1,225
  Petroleum preparations              686       1,942         531       1,921
  Photographic equipment              265         462         277         438
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.            480         760         569         736
  Platinum                             50         250          31         252
  Pottery                               7         149           8         146
  Power generating mach.            2,444       2,592       2,721       2,759
  Printed materials                   335         329         383         356
  Pulp and waste paper                342         203         309         213
  Records/magnetic media              422         462         426         512
  Rice                                 84          19          82          18
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             102         179         123         181
  Rubber tires and tubes              156         417         198         379
  Scientific instruments            2,145       1,832       2,304       1,827
  Ships, boats                         70         103          95          90
  Silver and bullion                   12          60          21          52
  Soybeans                            719           3         821           4
  Spacecraft                            0         137           0           0
  Specialized ind. mach.            1,835       1,615       1,997       1,504
  Sugar                                 0          50           0          51
  Television, VCR, etc.             1,367       5,417       1,650       6,850
  Textile yearn, fabric               701       1,305         880       1,286
  Tobacco, unmanufactured              98          45         123          51
  Toys/games/sporting goods           226       1,619         267       2,560
  Travel goods                         22         362          26         391
  Vegetables and fruits               649       1,010         770         815
  Vehicles                          4,344      14,858       5,032      15,505
  Watches/clocks/parts                 20         281          22         332
  Wheat                               346          10         374          16
  Wood manufactures                   115         604         131         654

Re-exports                          5,611           0       6,081           0
  Agricultural commodities            154                     139            
  Manufactured goods                5,362                   5,872            
  Mineral fuels                        42                       8            
                                        
                               _________________

                                          2002                    2001
Item (1)                             Cumulative              Cumulative
                                Exports     Imports     Exports     Imports

Total Balance of Payment Basis    682,586   1,166,939     718,762   1,145,927

Net Adjustments                   -10,931       3,318     -10,339       4,928

Total Census Basis (2)            693,517   1,163,621     729,100   1,140,999

Manufactured goods (3)            545,336     975,381     577,714     950,679
Agricultural commodities (3)       53,005      42,041      53,705      39,544
Mineral fuels (3)                  11,530     117,095      12,494     121,923

Selected commodities (3)                                                     

  ADP equipment; office machines   30,395      76,970      39,240      75,859
  Airplane parts                   14,330       5,002      15,735       6,287
  Airplanes                        27,185      12,672      26,961      14,884
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled            505       3,275         489       3,063
  Aluminum                          2,950       6,758       3,253       6,406
  Animal feeds                      3,837         603       4,221         574
  Artwork/antiques                    976       5,192       1,637       5,458
  Basketware, etc.                  3,843       6,564       3,579       5,591
  Cereal flour                      1,583       2,167       1,412       1,895
  Chemicals - cosmetics             5,887       4,195       5,825       3,750
  Chemicals - dyeing                3,855       2,358       3,782       2,478
  Chemicals - fertilizers           2,100       1,619       2,077       1,890
  Chemicals - inorganic             5,475       6,018       5,578       6,153
  Chemicals - medicinal            15,727      24,719      15,031      18,628
  Chemicals - n.e.s.               12,337       6,174      12,382       5,927
  Chemicals - organic              16,420      30,213      16,424      29,712
  Chemicals - plastics             19,399      10,761      18,485      10,401
  Cigarettes                        1,463         316       2,118         238
  Clothing                          5,486      63,810       6,510      63,856
  Coal                              1,669         993       1,915       1,022
  Coffee                                8       1,370          16       1,357
  Copper                            1,025       3,518       1,091       4,046
  Cork, wood, lumber                3,362       7,874       3,533       7,968
  Corn                              5,093         137       4,755         135
  Cotton, raw and linters           2,030          24       2,174          27
  Crude fertilizers/minerals        1,521       1,279       1,654       1,318
  Crude oil                            92      79,368         187      74,293
  Electrical machinery             66,866      81,225      72,055      84,670
  Fish and preparations             2,991      10,005       3,069       9,742
  Footwear                            520      15,386         639      15,234
  Furniture and bedding             3,814      21,572       4,255      18,610
  Gem diamonds                      1,189      12,088       1,714      10,616
  General industrial mach          30,079      35,201      32,153      33,264
  Glass                             2,357       2,168       2,475       2,201
  Glassware                           700       1,838         882       1,740
  Gold, nonmonetary                 3,244       2,429       4,872       2,079
  Hides and skins                   1,593          84       1,813         100
  Iron and steel mill prod          5,250      12,914       5,482      12,449
  Jewelry                           2,086       7,109       1,951       6,275
  Lighting, plumbing                1,337       5,566       1,321       4,895
  Liquified propane/butane            470       1,240         338       1,880
  Live animals                        634       2,120         890       2,238
  Meat and preparations             6,354       4,269       7,231       4,254
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.       11,161      16,690      11,365      15,510
  Metal ores; scrap                 4,603       3,091       4,420       3,237
  Metalworking machinery            4,169       5,082       4,703       6,587
  Mineral fuels, other              2,164       1,521       3,309       1,954
  Natural gas                         994      12,220         536      15,417
  Nickel                              421         933         512       1,079
  Oils/fats, vegetable              1,066       1,131         787         999
  Optical goods                     2,137       2,840       3,036       3,455
  Paper and paperboard              9,553      14,434      10,042      14,815
  Petroleum preparations            6,010      20,702       5,034      24,620
  Photographic equipment            3,530       5,328       3,281       5,596
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.          6,818       9,139       7,065       8,257
  Platinum                            722       2,826         962       5,240
  Pottery                              83       1,696          96       1,642
  Power generating mach.           32,342      34,032      33,577      36,118
  Printed materials                 4,432       3,960       4,746       3,721
  Pulp and waste paper              3,836       2,363       3,690       2,630
  Records/magnetic media            4,412       5,280       4,611       4,883
  Rice                                768         162         692         168
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.           1,420       2,139       1,569       1,979
  Rubber tires and tubes            2,231       4,763       2,287       4,209
  Scientific instruments           27,074      20,909      29,123      21,356
  Ships, boats                      1,199       1,329       1,801       1,209
  Silver and bullion                  265         687         234         530
  Soybeans                          5,607          28       5,429          31
  Spacecraft                          509         310         201          71
  Specialized ind. mach.           23,560      18,433      25,747      19,554
  Sugar                                13         496           3         480
  Television, VCR, etc.            19,373      66,268      24,230      62,836
  Textile yearn, fabric            10,269      16,099      10,074      14,616
  Tobacco, unmanufactured           1,050         700       1,269         710
  Toys/games/sporting goods         2,984      22,059       3,217      20,901
  Travel goods                        277       4,392         308       4,300
  Vegetables and fruits             7,611      10,196       7,415       9,517
  Vehicles                         57,459     168,173      54,347     157,400
  Watches/clocks/parts                235       3,204         277       3,048
  Wheat                             3,618         266       3,375         282
  Wood manufactures                 1,563       7,853       1,568       6,998

Re-exports                         63,659           0      64,780           0
  Agricultural commodities          1,727                   1,494            
  Manufactured goods               61,222                  62,529            
  Mineral fuels                       159                     240            
                                                  

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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 2000 TO December 2002
                                        
    (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to rounding.)
                                        

Period                     Balance            Exports          Imports

2000                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                     5,313            227,393          222,080

January                        1,986             16,659           14,673
February                         993             16,435           15,442
March                            918             18,550           17,631
April                          1,610             18,116           16,506
May                              799             18,620           17,822
June                           1,069             20,177           19,107

July                            -258             18,255           18,514
August                          -279             19,760           20,038
September                     -1,002             20,115           21,117
October                       -1,141             20,258           21,399
November                        -834             19,543           20,377
December                       1,451             20,907           19,456

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                     4,451            199,628          195,177

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   -17,473            178,627          196,100

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

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

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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                                   PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                 EXHIBIT 17.  IMPORTS OF ENERGY-RELATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INCLUDING
                                           CRUDE PETROLEUM
                           (Details may not equal totals due to rounding.)
                                                   

                    Total energy-related
                    petroleum products (1)       Crude Petroleum

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

2001                                                                                               

Jan.- Dec.            4,475,026  100,792,128       3,471,066        9,510   74,292,894        21.40

January                 407,653   10,328,610         284,112        9,165    6,587,525        23.19
February                343,372    8,705,522         247,331        8,833    5,898,237        23.85
March                   381,192    9,085,479         298,120        9,617    6,781,360        22.75
April                   396,417    9,251,557         306,008       10,200    6,626,718        21.66
May                     393,691    9,564,967         306,813        9,897    6,948,021        22.65
June                    371,745    8,918,180         288,550        9,618    6,663,067        23.09

July                    370,199    8,437,810         301,636        9,730    6,735,350        22.33
August                  371,249    8,509,619         293,215        9,459    6,492,209        22.14
September               344,231    8,199,657         270,713        9,024    6,231,952        23.02
October                 385,580    7,826,543         311,803       10,058    6,197,131        19.88
November                356,776    6,278,843         281,316        9,377    4,781,081        17.00
December                352,921    5,685,340         281,450        9,079    4,350,243        15.46

2002                                                                                               

Jan.- Dec.            4,344,215  100,586,104       3,425,406        9,385   77,371,866        22.59

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

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

(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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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                         December      November      to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               5,783         6,834        78,650

Australia                              89            90         1,082
Austria                                44            61           956
Belgium                                49            56           551
Brazil                                 34            39           459
Canada                              3,259         3,831        43,964
Germany                               323           334         3,769
Japan                                 216           250         2,775
Korea                                  46            38           431
Mexico                                907         1,339        15,210
Saudi Arabia                          122           104         1,105
Sweden                                 14            20           188
Taiwan                                 15            20           133
United Kingdom                        111           118         1,758

Other                                 554           533         6,269

IMPORTS

TOTAL                              17,227        18,308       203,492

Australia                             103            16           513
Austria                                30            35           532
Belgium                               106           125         1,115
Brazil                                163           161         1,887
Canada                              3,934         5,183        59,520
Germany                             2,480         2,290        22,261
Japan                               4,996         4,499        49,353
Korea                                 886           842         8,194
Mexico                              2,672         3,446        40,777
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             1
Sweden                                328           245         2,372
Taiwan                                138           127         1,465
United Kingdom                        524           520         5,469
Other                                 866           818        10,033
                                        
                               _________________

Cars
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         December      November      to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               1,782         1,876        20,535

Australia                              23            13           283
Austria                                 1             1            14
Belgium                                17            21           144
Brazil                                  1             2             5
Canada                                924           931        10,149
Germany                               244           249         2,788
Japan                                  24            36           460
Korea                                  20            10            89
Mexico                                195           317         3,135
Saudi Arabia                          104            86           839
Sweden                                  2             2            22
Taiwan                                  2             4            35
United Kingdom                         36            35           633

Other                                 191           169         1,939

IMPORTS

TOTAL                              10,627        10,737       114,062

Australia                              84             1           311
Austria                                11            14           306
Belgium                                95           116           983
Brazil                                 52            48           622
Canada                              1,960         2,777        31,001
Germany                             2,082         1,885        17,790
Japan                               3,847         3,285        35,044
Korea                                 748           723         6,802
Mexico                                862         1,121        13,530
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             0
Sweden                                313           221         2,113
Taiwan                                 13            14            92
United Kingdom                        410           413         4,020
Other                                 151           118         1,447
                                        
                               _________________

Trucks
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         December      November      to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                                 810           893         8,634

Australia                              13            25           168
Austria                                 0             0             2
Belgium                                 2             3            19
Brazil                                  0             1             3
Canada                                598           644         6,297
Germany                                 1             1            27
Japan                                   2             2            37
Korea                                   1             0            17
Mexico                                 71           112           884
Saudi Arabia                            6             6           116
Sweden                                  1             2            11
Taiwan                                  0             7            12
United Kingdom                          9             4            61

Other                                 106            87           979

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               1,454         1,758        19,338

Australia                               0             0             1
Austria                                 0             0             1
Belgium                                 4             1            41
Brazil                                  0             0             0
Canada                                817         1,002        10,836
Germany                                 2             2            52
Japan                                  31            39           532
Korea                                   0             0             1
Mexico                                576           688         7,464
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             0
Sweden                                  0             4            21
Taiwan                                  0             0             6
United Kingdom                         17            15           217
Other                                   7             7           165
                                        
                               _________________

Parts
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         December      November      to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               3,191         4,065        49,481

Australia                              52            52           631
Austria                                43            60           940
Belgium                                29            32           388
Brazil                                 34            37           451
Canada                              1,737         2,256        27,519
Germany                                78            84           954
Japan                                 191           213         2,278
Korea                                  25            27           324
Mexico                                641           910        11,190
Saudi Arabia                           12            12           150
Sweden                                 12            16           155
Taiwan                                 13            10            86
United Kingdom                         66            79         1,064

Other                                 257           277         3,351

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               5,146         5,813        70,092

Australia                              19            15           200
Austria                                18            21           225
Belgium                                 8             8            91
Brazil                                110           113         1,264
Canada                              1,157         1,404        17,683
Germany                               397           403         4,419
Japan                               1,119         1,175        13,777
Korea                                 137           119         1,391
Mexico                              1,235         1,637        19,783
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             1
Sweden                                 15            21           237
Taiwan                                125           113         1,367
United Kingdom                         97            92         1,233
Other                                 708           693         8,421
                                                  

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-03-29), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, December 2002.  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
fromforeign 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
othercharges 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
priormonth.  SITC and country detail data are not revised monthly.  The
timing adjustment shown in Exhibit 14 is the difference between monthly
data asoriginally reported and as recompiled. Quarterly revisions are made
to theconstant dollar series. In the last month of each quarter, the current
andprevious 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 December 2002,
            these shipments totaled $69.3  million.  U. S. export coverage
            also excludes certain Canadian postal shipments.  For December
            2002, these shipments totaled $10.9 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 December 2002 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 December  2002,  reexports  to  Canada  were  $1,489 million.

        4.  Exchange Rate -- Average monthly exchange rates are applied to
            convert the published data to U.S. currency. For December 2002,
            the average exchange rate was 1.5591 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 contains an estimate for late arrivals and corrections.  The
following month, this estimate will be replaced, in the press release
tablesonly, with the actual value of late receipts and corrections.  This
estimatewill improve the current month data for exports to Canada and
treat late receipts for exports to Canada in a manner more consistent
with the treatment of late receipts for exports to other countries.

Nonsampling errors

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

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

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

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

Low-valued Transactions: The total values of transactions valued as much as or
below $2,500 for exports and $2,000 ($250 for certain quota items) for imports
are estimated for each country, using factors based on the ratios of low-valued
shipments to individual country totals for past periods.  The U.S. Census
Bureau recommends that data users incorporate this information into their
analyses, as nonsampling errors could impact the conclusion drawn from the
results.  For a detailed discussion of errors affecting the goods data, see
"U.S. Merchandise Trade Statistics: A Quality Profile" available on the
INTERNET at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/aip/index.htm#infopapers or from the
Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau.

AREA GROUPINGS (See Exhibits 14 and 14A)

North America - Canada, Mexico

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

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

Euro Area - Austria,  Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,
Italy, Luxembourg,  Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.

European Free Trade Association - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
Switzerland.

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

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

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

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

Adjustments for Seasonal and Working-Day Variations

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

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

Adjustments for Price Change

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

SITC Data

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

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

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

Advanced Technology Products (ATP)

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

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

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

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

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

BALANCE OF PAYMENTS (BOP) BASIS

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

The export adjustments include:

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

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

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

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



The import adjustments include:

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

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

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

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

SERVICES

The statistics are estimates of services transactions between foreign
countries and the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S.
Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories and possessions.  Transactions with
U.S. military, diplomatic, and consular installations abroad are excluded
because they are considered to be part of the U.S. economy.

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

        Travel - Purchases of services and goods by U.S. travelers abroad and
        by foreign visitors to the United States.  A traveler is defined as a
        person who stays for a period of less than 1 year in a country of which
        the person is not a resident.  Includes expenditures for food, lodging,
        recreation, gifts, and other items incidental to a foreign visit.

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

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

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

        Other Private Services - Transactions with affiliated foreigners, for
        which no identification by type is available, and of transactions with
        unaffiliated foreigners.  (The term "affiliated" refers to a direct
        investment relationship, which exists when a U.S. person has ownership
        or control, directly or indirectly, of 10 percent or more of a foreign
        business enterprise's voting securities or the equivalent, or when a
        foreign person has a similar interest in a U.S. enterprise.)
        Transactions with unaffiliated foreigners consist of education
        services; financial services (includes commissions and other
        transactions fees associated with the purchase and sale of securities
        and noninterest income of banks, and excludes investment income);
        insurance premiums and losses; telecommunications services (includes
        transmission services and value-added services); and business,
        professional, and technical services. Included in the last group
        are advertising services; computer and data processing services;
        database and other information services; research, development, and
        testing services; management, consulting, and public relations
        services; legal services; construction, engineering, architectural, and
        mining services; industrial engineering services; installation,
        maintenance, repair of equipment; and other services, including medical
        services and film and tape rentals.

        Transfers Under U.S. Military Sales Contracts (Exports only) - Exports
        of goods and services in which U.S. Government military agencies
        participate.  Includes both goods, such as equipment, and services,
        such as repair services and training, that cannot be separately
        identified.

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

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

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

The revision policy is as follows:  Each month, a preliminary estimate for the
current month and a revised estimate for the immediately preceding month are
released.  After a revised month is released, no further changes are made to
that month until the quarterly international transactions accounts are
released; the quarterly international transactions accounts, which are based on
more complete source data, are released in March, June, September and December.
To align the monthly estimates with the quarterly international transactions
accounts, the monthly releases in March, June, September, and December contain
revised estimates for the previous six months.  (The monthly release in March
also contains revisions for all months of the previous year in order to align
the seasonally adjusted monthly estimates with the annual totals published in
the quarterly international transactions release in March.)  Annual revisions
to the months and quarters, which reflect the incorporation of updated source
data and changes in estimating methodologies, are made in June.

MONTHLY RELEASE SCHEDULE

DATE     2002           Day
Oct	12-18-02	Wed
Nov	01-17-03	Fri
Dec	02-20-03	Thu

DATE     2003           Day
Jan	03-12-03	Wed
Feb	04-10-03	Thu
Mar	05-13-03	Tue
Apr	06-13-03	Fri
May	07-11-03	Fri
Jun	08-14-03	Thu

Jul	09-11-03	Thu
Aug	10-10-03	Fri
Sep	11-13-03	Thu
Oct	12-12-03	Fri
Nov	01-14-04	Wed
Dec     02-13-04        Fri

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 March 14, 2003.
The Survey is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

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