US Department of Commerce, US Bureau of the Census.
The following items are excluded from the statistics:
For exports only:
- shipments to U.S. Armed Forces and diplomatic missions abroad for their own use;
- shipments between the United States and Puerto Rico, between the United States and its possessions (including the Virgin Islands), and between these outlying areas;
- exports from U.S. possessions;
- in-transit shipments through the United States when documented as such with Customs;
- transactions not considered to be of statistical importance such as personal and household effects;
- temporary exports;
- low-valued or non-commercial exports by mail and issued monetary coins of all component metals.
For imports only:
- value data for shipments valued under $1,251 (under $251, for textiles) are estimated for individual countries using factors based on the ratios of low-valued shipments to individual country totals. Therefore, the statistics for the individual commodity classifications are undercounted due to the exclusion of data for shipments valued under $1,251 (under $251 for textiles). The total value so excluded amounts to slightly less than 1 percent of the monthly import total.
|Key statistical concept|
System of trade:
-Imports: C.i.f. (Cost Insurance Freight).
-Exports: F.o.b (Free on Board).
Glossary Terms: Cif price
- In 2004 U.S. data have been revised back to 1991 in the OECD’s ITCS database.
|All Higher Levels|
Harmonised System 2002