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This release contains sensitive economic data not to be released before
8:30 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000     

CB-00-83 Press Copy 
FT-900 (00-03)

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

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


          U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
                            March 2000

Goods and Services

The Bureau of the Census and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the
Department of Commerce, announced today that total March exports of $87.3
billion and imports of $117.4 billion resulted in a goods and services
deficit of $30.2 billion, $1.5 billion more than the deficit of $28.7
billion in February, revised.  March exports were $2.4 billion more than
February exports of $84.8 billion.  March imports were $3.9 billion more
than February imports of $113.6 billion.  

In March, the goods deficit increased $1.7 billion from February to $37.0
billion, and the services surplus increased $0.2 billion to $6.9 billion.
Exports of goods increased to $62.7 billion from $60.8 billion, and imports
of goods increased to $99.7 billion from $96.2 billion.  Exports of services
increased to $24.6 billion from $24.0 billion, and imports of services
increased to $17.7 billion from $17.3 billion.

Goods
     
The February to March change in exports of goods reflected increases in
industrial supplies and materials of $1.0 billion (the largest were fuel oil
and other industrial supplies); capital goods ($0.6 billion); automotive
vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.3 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages
($0.1 billion).  A decrease occurred in other goods ($0.7 billion).  Consumer
goods were virtually unchanged.
 
The February to March change in imports of goods reflected increases in
consumer goods of $1.2 billion (primarily pharmaceutical  preparations and
apparel); automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($1.0 billion); industrial
supplies and materials ($0.8 billion); capital goods ($0.5 billion); and
foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.2 billion).  Other goods were virtually
unchanged.

Note:  Total goods are reported on a balance of payments basis; commodity
and country detail for goods are on a Census basis.  Definitions are
explained in the notes starting on page 26 of this release.

Services
     
Services exports increased $0.6 billion from February to March.  The increase
was mostly attributable to other private services, as stepped-up activity in
U.S. financial markets increased commission receipts from nonresidents, and
travel, which reflected an increase in the number of foreign visitors to the
United States.  Changes in the other categories of services exports were small.
Services imports increased $0.4 billion from February to March.  The increase
was mostly attributable to travel, reflecting an increase in the number of U.S.
travelers abroad, other transportation, and passenger fares.  Changes in the
other categories of services imports were small. 

Goods and Services Moving Average 

For the three months ending in March, exports of goods and services averaged
$85.5 billion, while imports of goods and services averaged $114.3 billion,
resulting in an average trade deficit of $28.8 billion.  For the three months
ending in February, the average trade deficit was $26.9 billion, reflecting
average exports of $84.9 billion and average imports of $111.8 billion.

Selected Not Seasonally Adjusted Goods Details 

The March figures showed surpluses, in billions of dollars, with Australia
$0.6 (for February $0.6), Hong Kong $0.5 ($0.2), Singapore $0.2 (-$0.2),
Argentina $0.2 ($0.1), Egypt $0.1 ($0.4), and Brazil  $0.1 ($0.0).  Deficits
were recorded, in  billions  of dollars, with Japan -$6.8  (-$6.7), Western
Europe -$5.9  (-$3.5),  China  -$5.1  (-$5.6),  OPEC -$4.2  (-$3.2),  Canada
-$3.9 (-$3.1), Mexico -$1.9  (-$2.0), Taiwan  -$1.2 (-$1.3), and Korea -$0.7
(-$0.7).

Advanced technology products (ATP) exports were $18.7 billion in March and
imports were $17.6 billion, resulting in a surplus of $1.2 billion.  March
exports were $2.4 billion more than the $16.4 billion in February, while
imports were $2.1 billion more than the $15.5 billion in February.

Revisions
     
Goods carry-over in March was $1.3 billion (1.9 percent) for exports and $1.0
billion (1.0 percent) for imports.  For February, revised export carry-over
was $0.4 billion (0.7 percent), revised down from $1.2 billion (2.0 percent).
For February, revised import carry-over was $0.3 billion (0.3 percent),
revised down from $1.2 billion (1.3 percent).

Services exports for February were virtually unrevised at $24.0 billion.
Services imports for February were revised slightly upward to $17.3 billion. 



                            *NOTICE*

Beginning with the April 2000 statistical data, which will be released on
June 20, 2000, the Bureau of the Census will begin publishing Exhibits 10
and 11 of the FT-900, using 1996 as the base year for the constant dollar
series.  Historical data for 1996 through 1998, with 1996 as the base year,
will be available upon request.  Contact the Data Dissemination Branch at
(301) 457-2311 or visit the Foreign Trade Division's website at:
www.census.gov/foreign-trade.


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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 1. U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
           JANUARY 1997 TO MARCH 2000

(In millions of dollars. Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
adjustment and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

 
                                           Balance

        Period            Total           Goods (1)          Services
                                                                 


1998           

Jan.- Dec.                   -164,282          -246,932            82,650
Jan.- Mar.                    -33,338           -54,876            21,538
January                        -9,850           -17,141             7,291
February                      -10,706           -17,506             6,800
March                         -12,782           -20,229             7,447
April                         -13,217           -20,860             7,643
May                           -14,901           -22,236             7,335
June                          -13,843           -20,404             6,561

July                          -14,689           -21,066             6,377
August                        -15,860           -22,291             6,431
September                     -15,174           -21,611             6,437
October                       -14,358           -20,990             6,632
November                      -14,664           -21,539             6,875
December                      -14,241           -21,059             6,818

1999           

Jan.- Dec.                   -267,575          -347,158            79,583
Jan.- Mar.                    -54,179           -74,383            20,204
January                       -16,213           -23,409             7,196
February                      -18,583           -25,233             6,650
March                         -19,383           -25,741             6,358
April                         -18,950           -25,394             6,444
May                           -21,550           -27,959             6,409
June                          -24,791           -31,239             6,448

July                          -25,295           -31,482             6,187
August                        -23,747           -30,192             6,445
September                     -23,548           -30,271             6,723
October                       -24,934           -31,875             6,941
November                      -25,975           -32,870             6,895
December                      -24,610           -31,494             6,884

2000           

Jan.- Mar.                    -86,338          -106,597            20,259
January                       -27,448           -34,155             6,707
February (R)                  -28,714           -35,393             6,679
March                         -30,176           -37,049             6,873
April                                  
May                                    
June                                   

July                                   
August                                 
September                              
October                                
November                               
December                               
February data as published last month:
                              -29,241           -35,953             6,712
____________________________________


                                           Exports

        Period            Total           Goods (1)          Services
                                                                 


1998           

Jan.- Dec.                    933,907           670,246           263,661
Jan.- Mar.                    235,831           170,665            65,166
January                        79,397            57,748            21,649
February                       77,999            56,512            21,487
March                          78,436            56,406            22,030
April                          78,040            55,330            22,710
May                            77,126            54,853            22,273
June                           76,723            55,015            21,708

July                           75,824            54,164            21,660
August                         76,227            54,624            21,603
September                      77,234            55,472            21,762
October                        79,617            57,193            22,424
November                       79,126            56,926            22,200
December                       78,161            56,005            22,156

1999           

Jan.- Dec.                    960,288           683,221           277,067
Jan.- Mar.                    231,566           164,007            67,559
January                        77,720            55,168            22,552
February                       76,912            54,609            22,303
March                          76,935            54,231            22,704
April                          77,950            55,174            22,776
May                            77,781            55,026            22,755
June                           78,443            55,377            23,066

July                           78,798            55,795            23,003
August                         82,188            59,044            23,144
September                      82,266            58,839            23,427
October                        82,711            58,832            23,879
November                       83,021            59,184            23,837
December                       85,562            61,942            23,620

2000           

Jan.- Mar.                    256,442           184,202            72,240
January                        84,342            60,714            23,628
February (R)                   84,836            60,818            24,018
March                          87,263            62,669            24,594
April                                  
May                                    
June                                   

July                                   
August                                 
September                              
October                                
November                               
December                               
February data as published last month:
                               84,186            60,206            23,980
____________________________________


                                            Imports

        Period            Total           Goods (1)          Services
                                                                 


1998           

Jan.- Dec.                  1,098,189           917,178           181,011
Jan.- Mar.                    269,169           225,541            43,628
January                        89,247            74,889            14,358
February                       88,705            74,018            14,687
March                          91,217            76,634            14,583
April                          91,257            76,190            15,067
May                            92,027            77,089            14,938
June                           90,566            75,419            15,147

July                           90,513            75,230            15,283
August                         92,086            76,914            15,172
September                      92,409            77,084            15,325
October                        93,975            78,183            15,792
November                       93,789            78,464            15,325
December                       92,402            77,064            15,338

1999           

Jan.- Dec.                  1,227,863         1,030,379           197,484
Jan.- Mar.                    285,745           238,390            47,355
January                        93,933            78,577            15,356
February                       95,494            79,841            15,653
March                          96,317            79,971            16,346
April                          96,900            80,568            16,332
May                            99,331            82,985            16,346
June                          103,234            86,616            16,618

July                          104,093            87,277            16,816
August                        105,935            89,236            16,699
September                     105,814            89,110            16,704
October                       107,646            90,708            16,938
November                      108,995            92,053            16,942
December                      110,172            93,436            16,736

2000           

Jan.- Mar.                    342,779           290,798            51,981
January                       111,789            94,868            16,921
February (R)                  113,551            96,212            17,339
March                         117,439            99,718            17,721
April                                  
May                                    
June                                   

July                                   
August                                 
September                              
October                                
November                               
December                               
February data as published last month:
                              113,427            96,159            17,268

(1) Data presented on a Balance of Payments (BOP) basis.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART A:    SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 2. U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES 
           THREE-MONTH MOVING AVERAGES -- JANUARY 1997 TO MARCH 2000

(In millions of dollars. Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
adjustment and rounding. (R) Revised.)
                         


                                           Balance
 
       Center
      Month of
       Moving
      Average             Total           Goods (1)          Services


1998           

January                            ---               ---               ---
February                      -11,113           -18,292             7,179
March                         -12,235           -19,532             7,297
April                         -13,633           -21,108             7,475
May                           -13,987           -21,167             7,180
June                          -14,478           -21,235             6,758

July                          -14,797           -21,253             6,456
August                        -15,241           -21,656             6,415
September                     -15,131           -21,631             6,500
October                       -14,732           -21,380             6,648
November                      -14,421           -21,196             6,775
December                      -15,039           -22,002             6,963

1999           

January                       -16,346           -23,234             6,888
February                      -18,060           -24,794             6,735
March                         -18,972           -25,456             6,484
April                         -19,961           -26,364             6,404
May                           -21,764           -28,197             6,434
June                          -23,879           -30,227             6,348

July                          -24,611           -30,971             6,360
August                        -24,196           -30,648             6,452
September                     -24,076           -30,779             6,703
October                       -24,819           -31,672             6,853
November                      -25,173           -32,080             6,907
December                      -26,011           -32,839             6,829

2000           

January (R)                   -26,924           -33,681             6,757
February                      -28,779           -35,532             6,753
March                                                    
April                                                    
May                                                      
June                                                     
                                       
July                                                     
August                                                   
September                                                
October                                                  
November                                                 
December                                                 
___________________________________


                                           Exports

       Center
      Month of
       Moving
      Average             Total           Goods (1)          Services


1998           

January                            ---               ---              ---
February                       78,610            56,888            21,722
March                          78,158            56,082            22,076
April                          77,867            55,529            22,338
May                            77,296            55,066            22,230
June                           76,558            54,677            21,880

July                           76,258            54,601            21,657
August                         76,428            54,753            21,675
September                      77,693            55,763            21,930
October                        78,659            56,530            22,129
November                       78,968            56,708            22,260
December                       78,335            56,033            22,303

1999           

January                        77,597            55,260            22,337
February                       77,189            54,669            22,520
March                          77,266            54,671            22,594
April                          77,555            54,810            22,745
May                            78,058            55,192            22,866
June                           78,341            55,399            22,941

July                           79,810            56,739            23,071
August                         81,084            57,893            23,191
September                      82,389            58,905            23,483
October                        82,666            58,952            23,714
November                       83,765            59,986            23,779
December                       84,308            60,613            23,695

2000           

January (R)                    84,913            61,158            23,755
February                       85,481            61,401            24,080
March                                                    
April                                                    
May                                                      
June                                                     
                                       
July                                                     
August                                                   
September                                                
October                                                  
November                                                 
December                                                 
____________________________________


                                            Imports

       Center
      Month of
       Moving
      Average             Total           Goods (1)          Services


1998           

January                            ---               ---               ---
February                       89,723            75,180            14,543
March                          90,393            75,614            14,779
April                          91,500            76,638            14,863
May                            91,283            76,233            15,051
June                           91,035            75,913            15,123

July                           91,055            75,854            15,201
August                         91,669            76,409            15,260
September                      92,823            77,394            15,430
October                        93,391            77,910            15,481
November                       93,389            77,904            15,485
December                       93,375            78,035            15,340

1999           

January                        93,943            78,494            15,449
February                       95,248            79,463            15,785
March                          96,237            80,127            16,110
April                          97,516            81,175            16,341
May                            99,821            83,389            16,432
June                          102,219            85,626            16,593

July                          104,421            87,710            16,711
August                        105,281            88,541            16,740
September                     106,465            89,685            16,780
October                       107,485            90,624            16,861
November                      108,938            92,066            16,872
December                      110,319            93,453            16,866

2000           

January (R)                   111,837            94,839            16,999
February                      114,260            96,933            17,327
March                                                    
April                                                    
May                                                      
June                                                     
                                                         
July                                                     
August                                                   
September                                                
October                                                  
November                                                 
December                                                 

(1) Data presented on a Balance of Payments (BOP) basis.
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-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART A:    SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 3. U.S. SERVICES BY MAJOR CATEGORY -- EXPORTS 
           JANUARY 1997 TO MARCH 2000

(In millions of dollars. Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
adjustment and rounding. (R) Revised.)


                     Total                     Passenger       Other
     Period         Services       Travel        Fares     Transportation

      1998

Jan. - Dec.            263,661        71,250        19,996        25,518
Jan.- Mar.              65,166        17,903         4,916         6,338

January                 21,649         6,118         1,709         2,189
February                21,487         5,967         1,643         2,078
March                   22,030         5,818         1,564         2,071
April                   22,710         6,370         1,812         2,136
May                     22,273         6,050         1,731         2,112
June                    21,708         5,840         1,642         2,020

July                    21,660         5,662         1,653         2,094
August                  21,603         5,718         1,682         2,137
September               21,762         5,769         1,717         2,108
October                 22,424         5,953         1,627         2,253
November                22,200         5,904         1,626         2,197
December                22,156         6,081         1,590         2,125


      1999

Jan. - Dec.            277,067        74,448        21,123        27,313
Jan.- Mar.              67,559        18,130         4,996         6,504

January                 22,552         5,971         1,621         2,129
February                22,303         6,029         1,659         2,130
March                   22,704         6,130         1,716         2,245
April                   22,776         6,181         1,732         2,240
May                     22,755         6,095         1,744         2,213
June                    23,066         6,153         1,766         2,281

July                    23,003         6,141         1,746         2,224
August                  23,144         6,091         1,753         2,331
September               23,427         6,379         1,845         2,269
October                 23,879         6,587         1,894         2,401
November                23,837         6,451         1,848         2,444
December                23,620         6,241         1,799         2,406


      2000


Jan.- Mar.              72,240        19,560         5,587         7,351

January                 23,628         6,351         1,824         2,402
February (R)            24,018         6,507         1,861         2,432
March                   24,594         6,702         1,902         2,517
April 
May
June 

July 
August 
September 
October 
November 
December
____________________________________
Exports Continued


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

      1998

Jan. - Dec.             36,808        92,116        17,155           818
Jan.- Mar.               8,882        22,302         4,606           219

January                  2,930         7,327         1,304            72
February                 2,964         7,390         1,371            74
March                    2,988         7,585         1,931            73
April                    2,992         7,771         1,564            65
May                      3,002         7,682         1,633            63
June                     3,008         7,843         1,292            63

July                     2,966         7,778         1,441            66
August                   2,999         7,719         1,282            66
September                3,064         7,781         1,256            67
October                  3,266         7,821         1,435            69
November                 3,314         7,672         1,417            70
December                 3,314         7,747         1,229            70


      1999

Jan. - Dec.             37,213        99,357        16,688           925
Jan.- Mar.               9,318        24,065         4,340           206

January                  3,138         7,868         1,757            68
February                 3,099         8,026         1,291            69
March                    3,081         8,171         1,292            69
April                    3,116         8,148         1,289            70
May                      3,117         8,135         1,380            71
June                     3,113         8,217         1,430           106

July                     3,087         8,352         1,381            72
August                   3,082         8,340         1,473            74
September                3,082         8,397         1,378            77
October                  3,098         8,480         1,337            82
November                 3,100         8,583         1,328            83
December                 3,099         8,639         1,352            84


      2000


Jan.- Mar.               9,296        26,619         3,602           225

January                  3,102         8,681         1,194            74
February (R)             3,100         8,853         1,190            75
March                    3,094         9,085         1,218            76
April 
May
June 

July 
August 
September 
October 
November 
December

NOTE:  See INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICES section for details of what is
included in each service category.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART A:    SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 4. U.S. SERVICES BY MAJOR CATEGORY -- IMPORTS 
           JANUARY 1997 TO MARCH 2000

(In millions of dollars. Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
adjustment and rounding. (R) Revised.)

 
                     Total                     Passenger       Other
     Period         Services       Travel        Fares     Transportation


      1998

Jan. - Dec.            181,011        56,105        19,797        30,457
Jan.- Mar.              43,628        13,736         4,629         7,321

January                 14,358         4,561         1,538         2,450
February                14,687         4,600         1,556         2,340
March                   14,583         4,575         1,535         2,531
April                   15,067         4,779         1,680         2,531
May                     14,938         4,643         1,631         2,522
June                    15,147         4,746         1,647         2,537

July                    15,283         4,696         1,730         2,564
August                  15,172         4,640         1,669         2,598
September               15,325         4,734         1,686         2,538
October                 15,792         4,832         1,771         2,760
November                15,325         4,602         1,695         2,588
December                15,338         4,697         1,659         2,501

      1999
 
Jan. - Dec.            197,484        60,092        21,305        34,500
Jan.- Mar.              47,355        14,815         5,112         7,734

January                 15,356         4,731         1,626         2,510
February                15,653         4,879         1,677         2,530
March                   16,346         5,205         1,809         2,694
April                   16,332         5,047         1,766         2,697
May                     16,346         4,941         1,757         2,741
June                    16,618         4,941         1,791         2,932

July                    16,816         5,057         1,810         2,963
August                  16,699         4,944         1,764         3,105
September               16,704         4,956         1,788         3,070
October                 16,938         5,226         1,861         3,055
November                16,942         5,137         1,863         3,100
December                16,736         5,028         1,794         3,103

      2000

Jan.- Mar.              51,981        15,790         5,771         9,483

January                 16,921         5,131         1,837         3,065
February (R)            17,339         5,262         1,923         3,148
March                   17,721         5,397         2,011         3,270
April 
May 
June  

July 
August 
September   
October 
November 
December
___________________________________
Imports Continued


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


      1998

Jan. - Dec.             11,292        47,670        12,841         2,849
Jan.- Mar.               2,955        11,217         3,098           672

January                    851         3,697         1,036           225
February                 1,236         3,698         1,033           224
March                      868         3,822         1,029           223
April                      893         3,954         1,012           218
May                        894         4,010         1,017           221
June                       907         4,050         1,032           228

July                       926         4,046         1,072           249
August                     889         4,026         1,093           257
September                  906         4,091         1,111           259
October                    950         4,108         1,120           251
November                   974         4,082         1,135           249
December                   999         4,086         1,151           245

      1999
 
Jan. - Dec.             12,437        51,591        14,604         2,955
Jan.- Mar.               3,174        12,335         3,503           682

January                  1,039         4,064         1,157           229
February                 1,060         4,113         1,168           226
March                    1,075         4,158         1,178           227
April                    1,076         4,321         1,186           239
May                      1,069         4,398         1,197           243
June                     1,050         4,447         1,210           247

July                     1,003         4,461         1,262           260
August                     991         4,359         1,273           263
September                  991         4,363         1,273           263
October                  1,021         4,280         1,240           255
November                 1,028         4,330         1,232           252
December                 1,034         4,298         1,228           251

      2000

Jan.- Mar.               3,104        13,377         3,700           756

January                  1,031         4,373         1,233           251
February (R)             1,035         4,486         1,233           252
March                    1,038         4,518         1,234           253
April 
May 
June  

July 
August 
September   
October 
November 
December

NOTE:  See INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICES section for details of what is
included in each service category.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), 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 adjustment and rounding. (R) Revised.)


                         Balance

                          Total
                         Balance            Total
                       of Payments          Census
       Period             Basis             Basis


1998                                   
                                       
Jan.- Dec.                   -246,932          -229,758
Jan.- Mar.                    -54,876           -51,225
January                       -17,141           -15,924
February                      -17,506           -16,470
March                         -20,229           -18,831
April                         -20,860           -19,875
May                           -22,236           -21,191
June                          -20,404           -19,141
July                          -21,066           -19,732
August                        -22,291           -20,272
September                     -21,611           -20,116
October                       -20,990           -19,191
November                      -21,539           -19,410
December                      -21,059           -19,606

1999           
                                       
Jan.- Dec.                   -347,158          -330,078
Jan.- Mar.                    -74,383           -70,669
January                       -23,409           -22,285
February                      -25,233           -23,907
March                         -25,741           -24,476
April                         -25,394           -24,129
May                           -27,959           -26,603
June                          -31,239           -29,761
July                          -31,482           -30,253
August                        -30,192           -28,869
September                     -30,271           -28,260
October                       -31,875           -30,461
November                      -32,870           -31,272
December                      -31,494           -29,803

2000           
 
Jan.- Mar.                   -106,597          -101,675
January                       -34,155           -32,453
February (R)                  -35,393           -33,425
March                         -37,049           -35,797
April                                  
May                                    
June                                   
July                                   
August                                 
September                              
October                                
November                               
December                               
February data as published last month.
                              -35,953           -33,944
____________________________________


                         Exports

                          Total
                         Balance                              Total
                       of Payments           Net              Census
       Period             Basis           Adjustments         Basis


1998                                                     
                                                         
Jan.- Dec.                    670,246           -11,892           682,138
Jan.- Mar.                    170,665            -2,332           172,997
January                        57,748              -637            58,385
February                       56,512              -808            57,320
March                          56,406              -887            57,292
April                          55,330              -660            55,990
May                            54,853              -754            55,607
June                           55,015              -905            55,920
July                           54,164              -973            55,137
August                         54,624            -1,320            55,943
September                      55,472              -946            56,419
October                        57,193            -1,208            58,401
November                       56,926            -1,608            58,533
December                       56,005            -1,186            57,191

1999           
                                                         
Jan.- Dec.                    683,221           -11,993           695,213
Jan.- Mar.                    164,007            -3,104           167,111
January                        55,168              -953            56,121
February                       54,609            -1,113            55,721
March                          54,231            -1,038            55,269
April                          55,174              -994            56,168
May                            55,026            -1,143            56,169
June                           55,377            -1,202            56,578
July                           55,795            -1,032            56,827
August                         59,044              -855            59,900
September                      58,839            -1,149            59,988
October                        58,832              -900            59,732
November                       59,184              -676            59,860
December                       61,942              -938            62,880

2000           
                                                         
Jan.- Mar.                    184,202            -2,692           186,894
January                        60,714            -1,008            61,722
February (R)                   60,818            -1,108            61,927
March                          62,669              -576            63,245
April                                                    
May                                                      
June                                                     
July                                                     
August                                                   
September                                                
October                                                  
November                                                 
December                                                 
February data as published last month.
                               60,206            -1,148            61,354
___________________________________


                         Imports

                          Total
                         Balance                              Total
                       of Payments           Net              Census
       Period             Basis           Adjustments         Basis


1998                                                     
                                                         
Jan.- Dec.                    917,178             5,282           911,896
Jan.- Mar.                    225,541             1,319           224,222
January                        74,889               580            74,309
February                       74,018               228            73,790
March                          76,634               511            76,124
April                          76,190               325            75,865
May                            77,089               291            76,799
June                           75,419               358            75,061
July                           75,230               361            74,868
August                         76,914               699            76,215
September                      77,084               549            76,535
October                        78,183               592            77,591
November                       78,464               522            77,943
December                       77,064               267            76,797

1999           
                                                         
Jan.- Dec.                  1,030,379             5,087         1,025,292
Jan.- Mar.                    238,390               610           237,780
January                        78,577               171            78,406
February                       79,841               213            79,629
March                          79,971               226            79,745
April                          80,568               271            80,297
May                            82,985               213            82,772
June                           86,616               277            86,339
July                           87,277               197            87,080
August                         89,236               468            88,768
September                      89,110               863            88,247
October                        90,708               514            90,193
November                       92,053               922            91,132
December                       93,436               753            92,683

2000           
                                                         
Jan.- Mar.                    290,798             2,229           288,569
January                        94,868               693            94,176
February (R)                   96,212               860            95,351
March                          99,718               676            99,042
April                                                    
May                                                      
June                                                     
July                                                     
August                                                   
September                                                
October                                                  
November                                                 
December                                                 
February data as published last month.
                               96,159               861            95,298

NOTE:    See INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICES for details concerning what
is included in the Net Adjustments.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART A:    SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 6. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
           JANUARY 1998 TO MARCH 2000 

(In millions of dollars. Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
adjustment and rounding. (R) Revised.)



              Exports
 
               Total                            End-Use Commodity Category 
             Balance of                Total       Foods,    
              Payments      Net        Census      Feeds,    Industrial
   Period      Basis    Adjustments   Basis(1)   Beverages  Supplies(2)
             

1999           

Jan.- Dec.      683,221     -11,993     695,213      45,366     147,019
Jan.- Mar.      164,007      -3,104     167,111      10,761      34,032

January          55,168        -953      56,121       3,627      11,252
February         54,609      -1,113      55,721       3,588      11,366
March            54,231      -1,038      55,269       3,545      11,413
April            55,174        -994      56,168       3,727      11,589
May              55,026      -1,143      56,169       3,722      11,730
June             55,377      -1,202      56,578       3,828      11,704

July             55,795      -1,032      56,827       3,799      11,511
August           59,044        -855      59,900       3,919      12,506
September        58,839      -1,149      59,988       4,018      13,110
October          58,832        -900      59,732       4,025      13,296
November         59,184        -676      59,860       3,703      13,804
December         61,942        -938      62,880       3,864      13,737

2000           

Jan.- Mar.      184,202      -2,692     186,894      11,730      41,886

January          60,714      -1,008      61,722       3,946      13,435
February (R)     60,818      -1,108      61,927       3,824      13,746
March            62,669        -576      63,245       3,960      14,705
April                                                        
May                                                          
June                                                         

July                                                         
August                                                       
September                                                    
October                                                      
November                                                     
December                                                     
____________________________________
Exports Continued


               Total                End-Use Commodity Category 
               Census     Capital    Automotive   Consumer     Other
   Period     Basis(1)     Goods    Vehicles,etc   Goods       Goods


1999           

Jan.- Dec.      695,213     310,663      74,691      80,627      36,848
Jan.- Mar.      167,111      75,285      17,832      19,863       9,339

January          56,121      25,576       6,039       6,562       3,065
February         55,721      24,852       5,958       6,794       3,162
March            55,269      24,857       5,835       6,507       3,112
April            56,168      25,042       6,164       6,727       2,918
May              56,169      24,911       6,076       6,490       3,239
June             56,578      24,799       6,490       6,533       3,224

July             56,827      25,698       6,087       6,643       3,089
August           59,900      27,314       6,681       6,571       2,908
September        59,988      26,680       6,193       6,901       3,085
October          59,732      26,316       6,301       6,738       3,057
November         59,860      26,222       6,240       6,902       2,990
December         62,880      28,395       6,627       7,259       2,999

2000           

Jan.- Mar.      186,894      82,146      20,181      21,883       9,068

January          61,722      27,600       6,677       7,060       3,004
February (R)     61,927      26,974       6,592       7,403       3,388
March            63,245      27,573       6,913       7,420       2,675
April                                                        
May                                                          
June                                                         

July                                                         
August                                                       
September                                                    
October                                                      
November                                                     
December                                                     
___________________________________

              Imports

               Total                            End-Use Commodity Category 
             Balance of                Total       Foods,    
              Payments      Net        Census      Feeds,    Industrial
   Period      Basis    Adjustments   Basis(1)   Beverages  Supplies(2)


1999           

Jan.- Dec.    1,030,379       5,087   1,025,292      43,588     221,629
Jan.- Mar.      238,390         610     237,780      10,420      46,970

January          78,577         171      78,406       3,525      15,540
February         79,841         213      79,629       3,513      15,390
March            79,971         226      79,745       3,381      16,040
April            80,568         271      80,297       3,546      16,967
May              82,985         213      82,772       3,632      17,977
June             86,616         277      86,339       3,757      18,201

July             87,277         197      87,080       3,671      18,672
August           89,236         468      88,768       3,667      19,934
September        89,110         863      88,247       3,707      20,254
October          90,708         514      90,193       3,634      20,842
November         92,053         922      91,132       3,722      20,703
December         93,436         753      92,683       3,832      21,108

2000           

Jan.- Mar.      290,798       2,229     288,569      11,077      70,045

January          94,868         693      94,176       3,624      21,828
February (R)     96,212         860      95,351       3,649      23,724
March            99,718         676      99,042       3,803      24,492
April                                                        
May                                                          
June                                                         

July                                                         
August                                                       
September                                                    
October                                                      
November                                                     
December                                                     
___________________________________
Imports Continued


               Total                End-Use Commodity Category 
               Census     Capital    Automotive   Consumer     Other
   Period     Basis(1)     Goods    Vehicles,etc   Goods       Goods


1999           

Jan.- Dec.    1,025,292     296,898     179,697     239,587      43,893
Jan.- Mar.      237,780      69,787      42,803      57,253      10,547

January          78,406      23,090      13,955      18,901       3,395
February         79,629      23,652      14,271      19,436       3,366
March            79,745      23,046      14,577      18,915       3,786
April            80,297      23,286      13,672      19,341       3,485
May              82,772      24,206      14,553      18,898       3,505
June             86,339      25,467      15,439      19,909       3,565

July             87,080      25,499      15,432      20,194       3,612
August           88,768      25,141      15,693      20,236       4,098
September        88,247      24,935      15,325      20,256       3,771
October          90,193      25,851      15,040      20,919       3,907
November         91,132      26,274      15,515      21,188       3,730
December         92,683      26,453      16,223      21,394       3,673

2000           

Jan.- Mar.      288,569      80,876      49,205      65,483      11,884

January          94,176      26,563      16,736      21,502       3,922
February (R)     95,351      26,889      15,724      21,396       3,969
March            99,042      27,424      16,745      22,585       3,993
April                                                        
May                                                          
June                                                         

July                                                         
August                                                       
September                                                    
October                                                      
November                                                     
December                                                     

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), 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
adjustment 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)                  March    February (R)    Monthly
                                       2000         2000        Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         62,669       60,818        1,851
Net Adjustments                            -576       -1,108          533
Total, Census Basis                      63,245       61,927        1,318

Foods, feeds, and beverages               3,960        3,824          137

Fish and shellfish                          265          154          110
Soybeans                                    494          434           59
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                        299          252           47
Wheat                                       270          247           23
Corn                                        381          363           18
Vegetables                                  247          230           17
Fruits,  frozen juices                      323          307           16
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  49           41            7
Other foods                                 313          307            5
Bakery products                             154          150            3
Nuts                                        106          104            2
Alcoholic beverages, exc. wine               42           42            1
Sorghum, barley, oats                        65           65          (-)
Wine and related products                    60           64           -4
Dairy products and eggs                      73           76           -4
Oilseeds, food oils                          81           85           -4
Rice                                         83          105          -22
Meat, poultry, etc.                         655          795         -140

Industrial supplies and materials        14,705       13,746          959

Fuel oil                                    288          180          108
Other industrial supplies                 1,316        1,213          104
Plastic materials                         1,191        1,092           99
Crude oil                                   119           24           96
Chemicals-organic                         1,327        1,241           86
Finished metal shapes                       850          766           84
Chemicals-other                           1,089        1,031           58
Chemicals-inorganic                         384          333           51
Chemicals-fertilizers                       378          328           50
Copper                                      163          123           40
Cotton, raw                                 188          149           38
Metallurgical grade coal                    125           90           35
Newsprint                                   816          786           30
Agric. industry-unmanufactured              147          119           28
Logs and lumber                             383          356           27
Precious metals, other                      190          166           24
Agriculture-manufactured, other             115           91           24
Steelmaking materials                       155          131           24
Agric. farming-unmanufactured               130          107           23
Industrial rubber products                  212          190           22
Natural gas liquids                          96           75           21
Manmade cloth                               422          401           21
Petroleum products, other                   529          508           21
Coal and fuels, other                       116           96           20
Cotton fiber cloth                          191          175           16
Mineral supplies-manufactured               284          269           15
Aluminum and alumina                        302          293            9
Nonmetallic minerals                         40           31            9
Gas-natural                                  29           22            7
Nuclear fuel materials                       94           87            7
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     76           70            7
Leather and furs                             75           70            5
Nontextile floor tiles                       35           30            4
Wood supplies, manufactured                  84           81            3
Hair, waste materials                        45           42            3
Iron and steel mill products                309          306            3
Hides and skins                             117          117          (-)
Finished textile supplies                   151          152           -1
Shingles, molding, wallboard                170          172           -2
Electric energy                               9           11           -2
Iron and steel products, other              268          271           -3
Synthetic rubber-primary                    148          156           -8
Pulpwood and woodpulp                       369          380          -11
Nonferrous metals, other                    175          187          -12
Tobacco, unmanufactured                     107          123          -16
Tapes, audio and visual                     144          171          -28
Nonmonetary gold                            756          931         -175

Capital goods, except automotive         27,573       26,974          599

Semiconductors                            4,622        4,213          409
Telecommunications equipment              2,648        2,298          350
Electric apparatus                        2,354        2,065          289
Industrial machines, other                2,095        1,954          141
Computer accessories                      3,499        3,422           78
Medicinal equipment                       1,101        1,038           63
Excavating machinery                        518          480           38
Computers                                   953          918           35
Generators, accessories                     585          553           32
Pulp and paper machinery                    291          261           30
Drilling & oilfield equipment               404          381           24
Parts-civilian aircraft                   1,162        1,139           23
Food, tobacco machinery                     186          165           21
Spacraft, exc. military                      10            1           10
Textile, sewing machines                    109          100           10
Railway transportation equipment            145          136            8
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   96           89            7
Laboratory testing instruments              409          402            7
Specialized mining                           39           33            6
Marine engines, parts                        62           58            5
Metalworking machine tools                  605          600            5
Wood, glass, plastic                        284          280            4
Measuring, testing, control instru.       1,207        1,205            2
Industrial engines                        1,024        1,022            2
Vessels, exc. scrap                           2            1            2
Agricultural machinery, equipment           303          303          (-)
Commercial vessels, other                    14           19           -5
Business machines and equipment             261          270           -8
Photo, service industry machinery           507          531          -24
Materials handling equipment                356          389          -33
Engines-civilian aircraft                   884        1,008         -125
Civilian aircraft                           835        1,643         -807

Auto, vehicles, parts and engines         6,913        6,592          321

Consumer goods                            7,420        7,403           16

Other household goods                       569          510           59
Gem diamonds                                404          349           55
Records, tapes, and disks                   308          287           21
Pharmaceutical preparations               1,106        1,089           17
Apparel, household goods - textile          759          743           16
Toiletries and cosmetics                    282          269           13
Jewelry, etc                                265          253           12
Pleasure boats and motors                   105           94           11
Rugs                                        131          121           10
Furniture, household goods, etc.            211          202            9
Tobacco, manufactured                       358          353            5
Sports apparel and gear                      44           40            4
Numismatic coins                              6            3            4
Stereo equipment, etc.                      166          163            3
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     63           61            2
Apparel,household goods-nontextile          122          121            1
Nursery stock, etc.                          23           24           -1
Musical instruments                          95           97           -1
Books, printed matter                       351          358           -7
Writing and art supplies                    450          465          -16
Glassware, chinaware                         47           72          -25
Toys/games/sporting goods                   499          536          -37
Household appliances                        402          443          -41
TV's, VCR's, etc.                           304          349          -44
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.             348          401          -53

Other goods                               2,675        3,388         -714
___________________________________



              Item(1)              Year-to-date Year-to-date Year-to-date
                                       2000         1999        Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis        184,202      164,007       20,194
Net Adjustments                          -2,692       -3,104          412
Total, Census Basis                     186,894      167,111       19,783

Foods, feeds, and beverages              11,730       10,761          970

Fish and shellfish                          643          669          -26
Soybeans                                  1,324          954          370
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                        822          735           87
Wheat                                       769          853          -84
Corn                                      1,161        1,146           14
Vegetables                                  709          713           -4
Fruits,  frozen juices                      963          964           -1
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                 125          116            9
Other foods                                 931          900           31
Bakery products                             450          432           18
Nuts                                        330          352          -22
Alcoholic beverages, exc. wine              125          129           -4
Sorghum, barley, oats                       202          181           21
Wine and related products                   203          195            8
Dairy products and eggs                     199          150           49
Oilseeds, food oils                         277          373          -96
Rice                                        293          313          -19
Meat, poultry, etc.                       2,205        1,585          620

Industrial supplies and materials        41,886       34,032        7,854

Fuel oil                                    657          267          391
Other industrial supplies                 3,708        3,029          680
Plastic materials                         3,295        2,778          516
Crude oil                                   278          146          132
Chemicals-organic                         3,713        3,165          548
Finished metal shapes                     2,408        2,013          395
Chemicals-other                           3,164        2,837          327
Chemicals-inorganic                       1,031          884          147
Chemicals-fertilizers                     1,063        1,211         -148
Copper                                      390          253          137
Cotton, raw                                 483          137          347
Metallurgical grade coal                    331          425          -95
Newsprint                                 2,372        2,019          353
Agric. industry-unmanufactured              392          462          -70
Logs and lumber                           1,115        1,053           62
Precious metals, other                      580          509           70
Agriculture-manufactured, other             305          276           29
Steelmaking materials                       426          300          126
Agric. farming-unmanufactured               351          337           15
Industrial rubber products                  606          511           95
Natural gas liquids                         263           99          165
Manmade cloth                             1,155          966          189
Petroleum products, other                 1,560        1,108          452
Coal and fuels, other                       308          313           -5
Cotton fiber cloth                          534          457           76
Mineral supplies-manufactured               824          712          112
Aluminum and alumina                        878          818           60
Nonmetallic minerals                        106           93           13
Gas-natural                                  72           54           18
Nuclear fuel materials                      266          194           72
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                    214          193           21
Leather and furs                            215          217           -2
Nontextile floor tiles                      102           88           14
Wood supplies, manufactured                 246          225           21
Hair, waste materials                       129          121            7
Iron and steel mill products                919          651          268
Hides and skins                             337          281           56
Finished textile supplies                   449          425           24
Shingles, molding, wallboard                508          459           50
Electric energy                              44           51           -7
Iron and steel products, other              778          676          103
Synthetic rubber-primary                    430          333           97
Pulpwood and woodpulp                     1,147          846          301
Nonferrous metals, other                    538          478           60
Tobacco, unmanufactured                     333          360          -28
Tapes, audio and visual                     447          514          -67
Nonmonetary gold                          2,415          688        1,727

Capital goods, except automotive         82,146       75,285        6,861

Semiconductors                           13,136       10,515        2,621
Telecommunications equipment              7,580        6,612          968
Electric apparatus                        6,451        5,327        1,124
Industrial machines, other                6,219        4,612        1,606
Computer accessories                     10,005        8,806        1,199
Medicinal equipment                       3,166        3,055          111
Excavating machinery                      1,563        1,249          314
Computers                                 2,668        2,216          452
Generators, accessories                   1,614        1,576           37
Pulp and paper machinery                    831          722          109
Drilling & oilfield equipment             1,103        1,350         -248
Parts-civilian aircraft                   3,368        3,313           55
Food, tobacco machinery                     492          461           31
Spacraft, exc. military                      13           14           -1
Textile, sewing machines                    303          292           12
Railway transportation equipment            383          506         -123
Nonfarm tractors and parts                  278          298          -20
Laboratory testing instruments            1,203        1,034          170
Specialized mining                          105           88           17
Marine engines, parts                       172          175           -3
Metalworking machine tools                1,767        1,404          364
Wood, glass, plastic                        827          650          177
Measuring, testing, control instru.       3,586        3,020          566
Industrial engines                        3,042        3,094          -52
Vessels, exc. scrap                           5           22          -17
Agricultural machinery, equipment           860          802           58
Commercial vessels, other                   105          102            3
Business machines and equipment             767          709           58
Photo, service industry machinery         1,546        1,435          111
Materials handling equipment              1,153        1,092           62
Engines-civilian aircraft                 2,765        2,689           76
Civilian aircraft                         5,071        8,047       -2,976

Auto, vehicles, parts and engines        20,181       17,832        2,350

Consumer goods                           21,883       19,863        2,020

Other household goods                     1,616        1,356          260
Gem diamonds                              1,036          841          195
Records, tapes, and disks                   894          942          -49
Pharmaceutical preparations               3,217        3,033          184
Apparel, household goods - textile        2,245        2,250           -5
Toiletries and cosmetics                    815          832          -16
Jewelry, etc                                731          566          164
Pleasure boats and motors                   290          309          -20
Rugs                                        371          356           16
Furniture, household goods, etc.            615          547           68
Tobacco, manufactured                       983        1,176         -193
Sports apparel and gear                     123          105           18
Numismatic coins                             15           22           -6
Stereo equipment, etc.                      505          376          129
Cookware, cutlery, tools                    189          163           26
Apparel,household goods-nontextile          370          372           -3
Nursery stock, etc.                          73           74           -1
Musical instruments                         283          239           44
Books, printed matter                     1,047          983           64
Writing and art supplies                  1,378        1,186          192
Glassware, chinaware                        166          114           53
Toys/games/sporting goods                 1,547        1,426          121
Household appliances                      1,238        1,213           25
TV's, VCR's, etc.                         1,038          769          269
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.           1,098          613          485

Other goods                               9,068        9,339         -271

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), 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
adjustment 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)                  March    February (R)    Monthly
                                       2000         2000        Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         99,718       96,212        3,507
Net Adjustments                             676          860         -184
Total, Census Basis                      99,042       95,351        3,691

Foods, feeds, and beverages               3,803        3,649          154

Fish and shellfish                          783          703           80
Meat products                               464          414           51
Fruits, frozen juices                       427          388           39
Green coffee                                233          209           24
Alcoholic bevs, exc. wine                   221          204           17
Food oils, oilseeds                         133          116           17
Nuts                                         72           61           11
Feedstuff and foodgrains                    125          116           10
Other foods                                 232          224            7
Bakery products                             236          229            7
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  46           44            2
Cane and beet sugar                          42           42            1
Tea, spices, etc.                            60           65           -5
Dairy products and eggs                      88          100          -11
Vegetables                                  254          276          -22
Cocoa beans                                  34           65          -31
Wine and related products                   352          393          -41

Industrial supplies and materials        24,492       23,724          768

Crude oil                                 7,316        6,762          554
Nonmonetary gold                            424          216          208
Chemicals-organic                         1,238        1,122          117
Other precious metals                       621          540           81
Shingles, wallboard                         630          553           76
Chemicals-fertilizers                       305          247           58
Lumber                                      696          653           44
Nickel                                      150          114           36
Industrial supplies, other                1,114        1,078           35
Plastic materials                           599          565           34
Petroleum products, other                 1,206        1,179           27
Copper                                      188          161           27
Finished metal shapes                       576          550           26
Bauxite and aluminum                        558          540           18
Natural rubber                               78           61           17
Newsprint                                   294          277           16
Nontextile floor tiles                      164          149           14
Coal and related fuels                       76           63           13
Plywood and veneers                         124          111           13
Pulpwood and woodpulp                       289          277           12
Zinc                                        120          108           12
Farming materials, livestock                 79           69           11
Iron and steel, advanced                    376          367            9
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.             387          379            8
Materials, exc. chemicals                   156          149            8
Tobacco, waxes, etc                         285          279            6
Wool, silk, etc.                             71           65            6
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                     442          437            6
Steelmaking materials                       312          308            4
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     61           57            4
Synthetic cloth                             377          375            2
Hides and skins                              16           14            1
Finished textile supplies                   168          167            1
Blank tapes, audio & visual                 202          201            1
Synthetic rubber--primary                   107          107          (-)
Leather and furs                             87           87          (-)
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                 33           34           -1
Cotton, natural fibers                       10           12           -2
Nonferrous metals, other                    123          125           -2
Cotton cloth, fabrics                       205          207           -2
Hair, waste materials                        36           39           -3
Paper and paper products                    542          546           -4
Tin                                          27           34           -8
Chemicals-inorganic                         354          374          -20
Liquified petroleum gases                   334          357          -24
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                   269          296          -27
Gas-natural                                 571          604          -32
Electric energy                             106          148          -42
Iron and steel mill products              1,053        1,128          -75
Nuclear fuel materials                       88          205         -117
Fuel oil                                    848        1,227         -380
 
Capital goods, except automotive         27,424       26,889          535

Civilian aircraft                           934          573          361
Telecommunications equipment              2,846        2,583          263
Electric apparatus                        2,240        2,088          152
Computers                                 1,155        1,079           76
Semiconductors                            3,608        3,550           58
Drilling & oilfield equipment               126           68           57
Pulp and paper machinery                    414          360           54
Industrial engines                          859          815           44
Laboratory testing instruments              281          255           26
Engines-civilian aircraft                   810          801           10
Marine engines, parts                        95           85            9
Textile, sewing machines                    149          141            8
Excavating machinery                        425          418            6
Railway transpor. equipment                 197          190            6
Vessels, except scrap                         6                         6
Specialized mining                           32           30            2
Commercial vessels, other                     4            2            2
Food, tobacco machinery                     138          138          (-)
Parts-civilian aircraft                     400          401           -1
Materials handling equipment                506          508           -2
Agricultural machinery, equipment           353          358           -5
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   68           75           -7
Business machines and equipment             511          522          -11
Medicinal equipment                         841          855          -14
Measuring, testing, control instru          709          727          -18
Generators, accessories                     865          892          -27
Spacecraft, exc. military                     1           35          -33
Wood, glass, plastic                        393          429          -37
Industrial machines, other                1,401        1,446          -45
Photo, service industry                     699          758          -59
Metalworking machine tools                  648          728          -80
Computer accessories                      5,714        5,980         -266

Auto. vehicles, parts and engines        16,745       15,724        1,021

Consumer goods                           22,585       21,396        1,189

Pharmaceutical prep                       2,345        1,877          468
Apparel, household goods - cotton         2,979        2,773          206
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotto       2,145        1,967          177
Numismatic coins                            108            9           99
Other household goods                     1,585        1,489           96
Gem diamonds                              1,066          972           94
Footwear                                  1,008          947           61
Camping apparel and gear                    508          450           58
TV's, VCR's, etc                          1,644        1,593           51
Household appliances                        719          684           34
Furniture, household goods, etc.          1,092        1,062           30
Apparel,household goods-nontextile          533          505           28
Rugs                                        111           98           14
Stereo equipment, etc                       803          789           13
Gem stones, other                           120          107           13
Toiletries and cosmetics                    258          246           12
Records, tapes, and disks                   119          110            8
Jewelry                                     721          717            4
Motorcycles and parts                       163          164           -1
Musical instruments                         114          116           -1
Photo equipment                             193          198           -5
Cookware, cutlery, tools                    344          353           -9
Writing and art supplies                    770          784          -14
Books, printed matter                       259          278          -19
Glassware, chinaware                        168          188          -20
Nursery stock, etc.                          76           98          -22
Apparel, household goods - wool             235          261          -26
Pleasure boats and motors                   144          174          -30
Toys/games/sporting goods                 1,701        1,750          -49
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.             554          635          -82

Other Goods                               3,993        3,969           23
___________________________________              


              Item(1)              Year-to-date Year-to-date Year-to-date
                                       2000         1999        Change

Total, Balance of Payments Basis        290,798      238,390       52,408
Net Adjustments                           2,229          610        1,619
Total, Census Basis                     288,569      237,780       50,789

Foods, feeds, and beverages              11,077       10,420          657

Fish and shellfish                        2,208        2,079          129
Meat products                             1,252        1,020          232
Fruits, frozen juices                     1,177        1,125           52
Green coffee                                657          643           14
Alcoholic bevs, exc. wine                   685          594           91
Food oils, oilseeds                         361          350           12
Nuts                                        196          189            7
Feedstuff and foodgrains                    349          367          -18
Other foods                                 705          660           45
Bakery products                             703          637           66
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                 129          124            5
Cane and beet sugar                          99          131          -33
Tea, spices, etc.                           191          166           25
Dairy products and eggs                     275          263           12
Vegetables                                  794          817          -23
Cocoa beans                                 151          211          -60
Wine and related products                 1,143        1,042          100

Industrial supplies and materials        70,045       46,970       23,074

Crude oil                                20,023        7,819       12,204
Nonmonetary gold                            860          810           51
Chemicals-organic                         3,200        2,795          405
Other precious metals                     1,434        1,244          191
Shingles, wallboard                       1,801        1,541          260
Chemicals-fertilizers                       794          762           31
Lumber                                    2,046        1,736          310
Nickel                                      370          189          181
Industrial supplies, other                3,308        2,811          496
Plastic materials                         1,743        1,455          289
Petroleum products, other                 3,282        1,242        2,040
Copper                                      598          543           55
Finished metal shapes                     1,682        1,373          309
Bauxite and aluminum                      1,737        1,466          271
Natural rubber                              222          177           46
Newsprint                                   859          952          -93
Nontextile floor tiles                      476          426           49
Coal and related fuels                      201          177           25
Plywood and veneers                         366          303           63
Pulpwood and woodpulp                       832          557          275
Zinc                                        345          312           33
Farming materials, livestock                222          198           24
Iron and steel, advanced                  1,115          994          121
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.           1,126          990          136
Materials, exc. chemicals                   448          409           39
Tobacco, waxes, etc                         849          846            3
Wool, silk, etc.                            205          198            7
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                   1,336        1,240           96
Steelmaking materials                       912          671          241
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                    174          126           48
Synthetic cloth                           1,131        1,012          119
Hides and skins                              45           37            8
Finished textile supplies                   500          423           76
Blank tapes, audio & visual                 639          519          119
Synthetic rubber--primary                   319          302           17
Leather and furs                            259          226           34
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                107          112           -5
Cotton, natural fibers                       34           52          -17
Nonferrous metals, other                    397          383           14
Cotton cloth, fabrics                       638          542           96
Hair, waste materials                       113           97           16
Paper and paper products                  1,639        1,272          367
Tin                                          88           67           21
Chemicals-inorganic                       1,124          974          151
Liquified petroleum gases                 1,025          525          500
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                   829          728          102
Gas-natural                               1,800        1,322          478
Electric energy                             362          250          112
Iron and steel mill products              3,077        2,465          613
Nuclear fuel materials                      453          241          212
Fuel oil                                  2,898        1,060        1,838
 
Capital goods, except automotive         80,876       69,787       11,089

Civilian aircraft                         2,268        1,787          482
Telecommunications equipment              7,974        4,742        3,232
Electric apparatus                        6,535        5,255        1,281
Computers                                 3,320        2,296        1,024
Semiconductors                           10,763        8,349        2,415
Drilling & oilfield equipment               267          186           81
Pulp and paper machinery                  1,131        1,125            6
Industrial engines                        2,486        1,932          555
Laboratory testing instruments              764          502          262
Engines-civilian aircraft                 2,287        2,329          -42
Marine engines, parts                       257          192           65
Textile, sewing machines                    438          512          -75
Excavating machinery                      1,234        1,438         -204
Railway transpor. equipment                 491          639         -149
Vessels, except scrap                         6          (-)            6
Specialized mining                           88           80            8
Commercial vessels, other                     9            8            1
Food, tobacco machinery                     390          396           -6
Parts-civilian aircraft                   1,216        1,418         -202
Materials handling equipment              1,503        1,422           81
Agricultural machinery, equipment         1,050          975           75
Nonfarm tractors and parts                  217          201           16
Business machines and equipment           1,596        1,725         -128
Medicinal equipment                       2,495        2,162          332
Measuring, testing, control instru        2,192        1,842          350
Generators, accessories                   2,653        2,388          265
Spacecraft, exc. military                    37            8           29
Wood, glass, plastic                      1,233        1,288          -55
Industrial machines, other                4,233        3,564          669
Photo, service industry                   2,150        1,936          215
Metalworking machine tools                2,029        1,990           39
Computer accessories                     17,561       17,100          461

Auto. vehicles, parts and engines        49,205       42,803        6,402

Consumer goods                           65,483       57,253        8,230

Pharmaceutical prep                       5,852        5,201          651
Apparel, household goods - cotton         8,409        7,677          732
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotto       6,053        5,447          605
Numismatic coins                            133          125            8
Other household goods                     4,677        4,104          574
Gem diamonds                              2,935        2,126          809
Footwear                                  2,931        2,776          156
Camping apparel and gear                  1,399        1,317           82
TV's, VCR's, etc                          4,932        3,784        1,148
Household appliances                      2,100        1,695          405
Furniture, household goods, etc.          3,222        2,770          452
Apparel,household goods-nontextile        1,553        1,384          170
Rugs                                        316          304           13
Stereo equipment, etc                     2,398        1,996          403
Gem stones, other                           367          341           26
Toiletries and cosmetics                    757          658           99
Records, tapes, and disks                   348          280           68
Jewelry                                   2,160        1,938          221
Motorcycles and parts                       529          424          105
Musical instruments                         354          300           54
Photo equipment                             606          519           87
Cookware, cutlery, tools                  1,056          951          105
Writing and art supplies                  2,354        2,115          240
Books, printed matter                       799          696          103
Glassware, chinaware                        538          531            7
Nursery stock, etc.                         277          259           18
Apparel, household goods - wool             767          813          -45
Pleasure boats and motors                   472          382           90
Toys/games/sporting goods                 5,213        4,784          429
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.           1,975        1,558          416

Other Goods                              11,884       10,547        1,337

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART A:      SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 9.  EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS, PETROLEUM 
            AND NON-PETROLEUM END-USE CATEGORY TOTALS, 
            JANUARY 1998 TO MARCH 2000

(In millions of dollars. Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
adjustment and rounding.  (R) Revised.)



                       Balance

                                      Net                      Non-
       Period           Total     Adjustments Petroleum (1)  petroleum


1999                

Jan.- Dec.              -347,158      -17,080      -59,080     -270,998
Jan.- Mar.               -74,383       -3,714       -9,028      -61,641

January                  -23,409       -1,124       -2,981      -19,304
February                 -25,233       -1,325       -2,879      -21,028
March                    -25,741       -1,264       -3,167      -21,309
April                    -25,394       -1,265       -4,008      -20,121
May                      -27,959       -1,356       -4,982      -21,622
June                     -31,239       -1,479       -4,924      -24,837

July                     -31,482       -1,229       -5,237      -25,016
August                   -30,192       -1,323       -5,927      -22,942
September                -30,271       -2,012       -6,258      -22,001
October                  -31,875       -1,414       -6,545      -23,916
November                 -32,870       -1,598       -6,234      -25,038
December                 -31,494       -1,691       -5,938      -23,865


2000                

Jan.- Mar.              -106,597       -4,921      -24,469      -77,206

January                  -34,155       -1,701       -7,059      -25,394
February (R)             -35,393       -1,969       -8,739      -24,686
March                    -37,049       -1,251       -8,671      -27,126
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
___________________________________


                       Exports

                                      Net                      Non-
       Period           Total     Adjustments Petroleum (1)  petroleum


1999                

Jan.- Dec.               683,221      -11,993        8,618      686,595
Jan.- Mar.               164,007       -3,104        1,619      165,493

January                   55,168         -953          563       55,558
February                  54,609       -1,113          509       55,212
March                     54,231       -1,038          547       54,722
April                     55,174         -994          669       55,499
May                       55,026       -1,143          694       55,475
June                      55,377       -1,202          694       55,884

July                      55,795       -1,032          654       56,174
August                    59,044         -855          751       59,148
September                 58,839       -1,149          801       59,186
October                   58,832         -900          875       58,857
November                  59,184         -676          849       59,011
December                  61,942         -938        1,012       61,868


2000                

Jan.- Mar.               184,202       -2,692        2,758      184,135

January                   60,714       -1,008          940       60,782
February (R)              60,818       -1,108          786       61,140
March                     62,669         -576        1,032       62,213
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

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December                                                    
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                       Imports

                                      Net        Petro-        Non-
       Period           Total     Adjustments   leum (1)     petroleum

                     
1999                

Jan.- Dec.             1,030,379        5,087       67,699      957,593
Jan.- Mar.               238,390          610       10,646      227,133

January                   78,577          171        3,544       74,862
February                  79,841          213        3,389       76,240
March                     79,971          226        3,714       76,031
April                     80,568          271        4,677       75,620
May                       82,985          213        5,676       77,096
June                      86,616          277        5,618       80,721

July                      87,277          197        5,891       81,189
August                    89,236          468        6,678       82,090
September                 89,110          863        7,060       81,188
October                   90,708          514        7,420       82,774
November                  92,053          922        7,082       84,050
December                  93,436          753        6,951       85,732


2000                

Jan.- Mar.               290,798        2,229       27,227      261,342

January                   94,868          693        7,999       86,176
February (R)              96,212          860        9,525       85,826
March                     99,718          676        9,703       89,339
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    

NOTE:  See INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICES for details concerning what is
included in the Net Adjustments.

(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".

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART A:     SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 10. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
            (CONSTANT DOLLARS BASIS): JANUARY 1998 TO MARCH 2000
            1992 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)


                   Exports
 
                              End-Use Commodity Category 
                    Total         Foods,
                   Census        Feeds, &      Industrial       Capital
    Period        Basis(1)       Beverages     Supplies(2)       Goods
        
                                                             
1999                

Jan.- Dec.            930,786         45,714        140,609        562,327
Jan.- Mar.            219,158         10,600         33,099        130,779
January                73,230          3,486         10,935         43,935
February               72,930          3,542         11,037         43,232
March                  72,998          3,572         11,127         43,612
April                  75,073          3,748         11,264         45,035
May                    75,475          3,734         11,309         45,422
June                   76,307          3,835         11,300         45,779

July                   77,973          3,917         11,000         48,062
August                 80,906          3,983         11,926         49,669
September              81,030          4,090         12,592         48,998
October                79,383          4,109         12,348         47,746
November               80,746          3,758         12,993         48,768
December               84,735          3,940         12,779         52,069

2000                

Jan.- Mar.            253,553         11,838         38,651        154,966
January                82,459          4,016         12,481         50,187
February (R)           84,128          3,846         12,755         51,184
March                  86,966          3,975         13,415         53,595
April                                                        
May                                                          
June                                                         

July                                                         
August                                                       
September                                                    
October                                                      
November                                                     
December                                                     
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Exports Continued



                    Total     End-Use Commodity Category 
                   Census       Automotive      Consumer         Other
    Period        Basis(1)     Vehicles etc.      Goods          Goods
        
                                                             
1999                

Jan.- Dec.            930,786         70,641         76,830         34,664
Jan.- Mar.            219,158         16,911         18,964          8,805
January                73,230          5,735          6,258          2,881
February               72,930          5,646          6,493          2,980
March                  72,998          5,530          6,213          2,944
April                  75,073          5,838          6,432          2,757
May                    75,475          5,754          6,200          3,055
June                   76,307          6,137          6,217          3,039

July                   77,973          5,762          6,320          2,912
August                 80,906          6,320          6,274          2,734
September              81,030          5,859          6,578          2,913
October                79,383          5,932          6,399          2,851
November               80,746          5,869          6,558          2,799
December               84,735          6,261          6,887          2,799

2000                

Jan.- Mar.            253,553         18,930         20,729          8,439
January                82,459          6,279          6,694          2,802
February (R)           84,128          6,184          7,005          3,153
March                  86,966          6,467          7,031          2,484
April                                                        
May                                                          
June                                                         

July                                                         
August                                                       
September                                                    
October                                                      
November                                                     
December                                                     
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                   Imports
                                                                                                          
                              End-Use Commodity Category 
                    Total         Foods,
                   Census        Feeds, &      Industrial       Capital
    Period        Basis(1)       Beverages     Supplies(2)       Goods


1999                

Jan.- Dec.          1,328,279         41,883        223,302        620,054
Jan.- Mar.            308,115          9,907         54,353        138,271
January               100,855          3,247         18,293         44,713
February              103,717          3,386         17,871         47,076
March                 103,543          3,274         18,189         46,482
April                 105,438          3,386         18,289         48,767
May                   108,319          3,434         18,679         50,833
June                  113,396          3,626         18,939         53,583

July                  114,388          3,550         18,580         54,697
August                114,956          3,566         19,173         53,923
September             112,174          3,599         18,868         52,065
October               115,470          3,601         18,982         54,737
November              117,447          3,626         18,748         56,416
December              118,575          3,589         18,691         56,764

2000                

Jan.- Mar.            363,090         10,576         58,482        172,669
January               119,856          3,445         19,027         56,973
February (R)          120,073          3,492         19,583         57,600
March                 123,161          3,639         19,872         58,095
April                                                        
May                                                          
June                                                         

July                                                         
August                                                       
September                                                    
October                                                      
November                                                     
December                                                     
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Imports Continued



                    Total     End-Use Commodity Category 
                   Census       Automotive      Consumer         Other
    Period        Basis(1)     Vehicles etc.      Goods          Goods


1999                

Jan.- Dec.          1,328,279        162,110        238,675         42,254
Jan.- Mar.            308,115         38,726         56,714         10,144
January               100,855         12,644         18,699          3,259
February              103,717         12,904         19,245          3,235
March                 103,543         13,178         18,770          3,649
April                 105,438         12,367         19,264          3,365
May                   108,319         13,111         18,885          3,378
June                  113,396         13,910         19,895          3,442

July                  114,388         13,912         20,172          3,478
August                114,956         14,137         20,206          3,950
September             112,174         13,828         20,186          3,629
October               115,470         13,550         20,840          3,760
November              117,447         13,968         21,106          3,583
December              118,575         14,601         21,405          3,525

2000                

Jan.- Mar.            363,090         44,229         65,735         11,398
January               119,856         15,049         21,590          3,772
February (R)          120,073         14,138         21,457          3,804
March                 123,161         15,042         22,689          3,823
April                                                        
May                                                          
June                                                         

July                                                         
August                                                       
September                                                    
October                                                      
November                                                     
December                                                     

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), 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 1997 TO MARCH 2000 
            1992 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


1998                

Jan.- Dec.                      -285,693         -65,537        -220,156
Jan.- Mar.                       -63,713         -15,296         -48,418
January                          -19,436          -5,036         -14,400
February                         -20,622          -5,054         -15,569
March                            -23,655          -5,206         -18,449
April                            -24,348          -5,741         -18,607
May                              -26,429          -5,852         -20,577
June                             -23,987          -5,438         -18,549

July                             -25,189          -5,717         -19,472
August                           -25,412          -5,968         -19,444
September                        -24,403          -5,438         -18,966
October                          -23,244          -5,418         -17,826
November                         -24,933          -5,556         -19,377
December                         -24,035          -5,115         -18,921

1999                

Jan.- Dec.                      -397,493         -65,299        -332,194
Jan.- Mar.                       -88,957         -16,565         -72,392
January                          -27,625          -5,766         -21,860
February                         -30,787          -5,466         -25,322
March                            -30,545          -5,334         -25,211
April                            -30,364          -5,460         -24,905
May                              -32,844          -5,899         -26,946
June                             -37,088          -5,902         -31,186

July                             -36,415          -5,589         -30,826
August                           -34,050          -5,623         -28,427
September                        -31,145          -5,395         -25,749
October                          -36,087          -5,357         -30,730
November                         -36,701          -5,044         -31,658
December                         -33,841          -4,466         -29,375

2000                

Jan.- Mar.                      -109,536         -16,437         -93,099
January                          -37,397          -5,153         -32,243
February (R)                     -35,945          -5,752         -30,193
March                            -36,194          -5,532         -30,662
April                                                     
May                                                       
June                                                      

July                                                      
August                                                    
September                                                 
October                                                   
November                                                  
December                                                  
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                             Exports
                                                          
                                                          
                              Total
                             Census                            Non-
         Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum        petroleum


1998                

Jan.- Dec.                       859,152           6,899         852,253
Jan.- Mar.                       213,272           1,805         211,467
January                           71,505             654          70,851
February                          71,005             578          70,427
March                             70,762             573          70,190
April                             69,787             602          69,185
May                               69,321             568          68,753
June                              70,256             544          69,713

July                              69,446             570          68,876
August                            71,433             609          70,824
September                         72,326             592          71,733
October                           74,687             539          74,148
November                          74,630             499          74,131
December                          73,995             572          73,423

1999                

Jan.- Dec.                       930,786           7,143         923,643
Jan.- Mar.                       219,158           1,529         217,629
January                           73,230             529          72,700
February                          72,930             479          72,451
March                             72,998             520          72,478
April                             75,073             580          74,493
May                               75,475             603          74,872
June                              76,307             586          75,722

July                              77,973             537          77,436
August                            80,906             602          80,304
September                         81,030             635          80,395
October                           79,383             674          78,709
November                          80,746             661          80,084
December                          84,735             735          83,999

2000                

Jan.- Mar.                       253,553           1,811         251,742
January                           82,459             660          81,799
February (R)                      84,128             546          83,582
March                             86,966             606          86,361
April                                                     
May                                                       
June                                                      

July                                                      
August                                                    
September                                                 
October                                                   
November                                                  
December                                                  
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                             Imports
                                                          
                                                          
                              Total
                             Census                            Non-
         Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum


1998                

Jan.- Dec.                     1,144,844          72,436       1,072,409
Jan.- Mar.                       276,985          17,100         259,884
January                           90,941           5,691          85,250
February                          91,627           5,632          85,995
March                             94,417           5,778          88,639
April                             94,135           6,342          87,793
May                               95,749           6,420          89,330
June                              94,243           5,981          88,262

July                              94,635           6,287          88,348
August                            96,845           6,577          90,268
September                         96,729           6,030          90,699
October                           97,930           5,956          91,974
November                          99,563           6,055          93,508
December                          98,031           5,687          92,344

1999                

Jan.- Dec.                     1,328,279          72,442       1,255,837
Jan.- Mar.                       308,115          18,094         290,021
January                          100,855           6,295          94,560
February                         103,717           5,945          97,772
March                            103,543           5,854          97,689
April                            105,438           6,040          99,398
May                              108,319           6,502         101,817
June                             113,396           6,488         106,908

July                             114,388           6,127         108,262
August                           114,956           6,225         108,731
September                        112,174           6,030         106,145
October                          115,470           6,031         109,439
November                         117,447           5,705         111,742
December                         118,575           5,201         113,374

2000                

Jan.- Mar.                       363,090          18,249         344,841
January                          119,856           5,813         114,042
February (R)                     120,073           6,298         113,776
March                            123,161           6,138         117,023
April                                                     
May                                                       
June                                                      

July                                                      
August                                                    
September                                                 
October                                                   
November                                                  
December                                                  

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

Part B: NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Exhibit 12.  U. S. TRADE IN GOODS

(In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to 
rounding.  (R) Revised.)


                         Balance

                          Total
                         Balance            Total
                        of Payments         Census
       Period             Basis             Basis


1998                

Jan.- Dec.                   -246,932          -229,758
Jan.- Mar.                    -47,662           -44,011

January                       -16,270           -15,052
February                      -14,196           -13,160
March                         -17,196           -15,799
April                         -20,054           -19,069
May                           -18,371           -17,326
June                          -21,187           -19,924

July                          -26,094           -24,760
August                        -24,612           -22,594
September                     -24,302           -22,807
October                       -24,198           -22,399
November                      -21,754           -19,625
December                      -18,698           -17,245

1999                

Jan.- Dec.                   -347,158          -330,078
Jan.- Mar.                    -67,559           -63,845

January                       -20,600           -19,475
February                      -21,991           -20,666
March                         -24,968           -23,704
April                         -23,966           -22,702
May                           -25,640           -24,284
June                          -31,276           -29,797

July                          -34,741           -33,512
August                        -33,578           -32,255
September                     -32,986           -30,975
October                       -33,532           -32,117
November                      -34,644           -33,047
December                      -29,236           -27,545

2000                

Jan.- Mar.                   -100,000           -95,079

January                       -31,848           -30,147
February (R)                  -32,466           -30,497
March                         -35,686           -34,434
April                                  
May                                    
June                                   

July                                   
August                                 
September                              
October                                
November                               
December                               

 February data as published last month :
                              -33,020           -31,011
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                         Exports

                          Total
                         Balance                              Total
                       of Payments           Net              Census
       Period             Basis          Adjustments          Basis


1998                

Jan.- Dec.                    670,246           -11,892           682,138
Jan.- Mar.                    170,370            -2,332           172,702

January                        54,535              -637            55,172
February                       54,426              -808            55,234
March                          61,410              -887            62,297
April                          56,014              -660            56,675
May                            55,918              -754            56,672
June                           56,089              -905            56,994

July                           50,604              -973            51,577
August                         52,100            -1,320            53,420
September                      54,681              -946            55,627
October                        60,105            -1,208            61,313
November                       56,787            -1,608            58,395
December                       57,576            -1,186            58,762

1999                

Jan.- Dec.                    683,221           -11,993           695,213
Jan.- Mar.                    163,344            -3,104           166,448

January                        51,430              -953            52,383
February                       52,330            -1,113            53,443
March                          59,584            -1,038            60,622
April                          56,256              -994            57,250
May                            55,446            -1,143            56,589
June                           56,751            -1,202            57,953

July                           52,048            -1,032            53,080
August                         56,666              -855            57,522
September                      58,095            -1,149            59,244
October                        61,406              -900            62,306
November                       60,237              -676            60,913
December                       62,971              -938            63,909

2000                

Jan.- Mar.                    184,873            -2,692           187,565

January                        56,213            -1,008            57,221
February (R)                   60,216            -1,108            61,325
March                          68,444              -576            69,019
April                                                    
May                                                      
June                                                     

July                                                     
August                                                   
September                                                
October                                                  
November                                                 
December                                                 

 February data as published last month :
                               59,605            -1,148            60,753
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                         Imports

                          Total
                         Balance                              Total
                       of Payments           Net              Census
       Period             Basis          Adjustments          Basis


1998                

Jan.- Dec.                    917,178             5,282           911,896
Jan.- Mar.                    218,032             1,319           216,713

January                        70,804               580            70,224
February                       68,621               228            68,394
March                          78,606               511            78,096
April                          76,068               325            75,744
May                            74,289               291            73,998
June                           77,276               358            76,918

July                           76,698               361            76,337
August                         76,713               699            76,014
September                      78,983               549            78,434
October                        84,303               592            83,712
November                       78,541               522            78,020
December                       76,274               267            76,007

1999                

Jan.- Dec.                  1,030,379             5,087         1,025,292
Jan.- Mar.                    230,903               610           230,293

January                        72,029               171            71,858
February                       74,321               213            74,109
March                          84,553               226            84,326
April                          80,223               271            79,952
May                            81,086               213            80,873
June                           88,027               277            87,750

July                           86,788               197            86,591
August                         90,244               468            89,776
September                      91,081               863            90,219
October                        94,937               514            94,423
November                       94,881               922            93,960
December                       92,207               753            91,454

2000                

Jan.- Mar.                    284,873             2,229           282,644

January                        88,061               693            87,368
February (R)                   92,682               860            91,822
March                         104,130               676           103,454
April                                                    
May                                                      
June                                                     

July                                                     
August                                                   
September                                                
October                                                  
November                                                 
December                                                 

 February data as published last month :
                               92,625               861            91,764

NOTE:  See INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICES for details concerning what is
included in the Net Adjustments.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART B:     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 13. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
            JANUARY 1998 TO MARCH 2000

(In millions of dollars. Details may not equal totals due to
rounding.  (R) Revised.)


             Exports

              Total                              End-Use Commodity Category
           Balance of                   Total       Foods,
            Payments        Net        Census       Feeds ,    Industrial
  Period      Basis     Adjustments   Basis(1)     Beverages   Supplies(2)


1999                

Jan.- Dec.     683,221      -11,993      695,213       45,366      147,019
Jan.- Mar.     163,344       -3,104      166,448       11,014       33,926

January         51,430         -953       52,383        3,540       10,754
February        52,330       -1,113       53,443        3,591       10,962
March           59,584       -1,038       60,622        3,883       12,210
April           56,256         -994       57,250        3,590       11,928
May             55,446       -1,143       56,589        3,402       11,909
June            56,751       -1,202       57,953        3,571       12,017

July            52,048       -1,032       53,080        3,670       11,299
August          56,666         -855       57,522        3,667       12,518
September       58,095       -1,149       59,244        3,803       12,968
October         61,406         -900       62,306        4,450       13,365
November        60,237         -676       60,913        4,124       13,669
December        62,971         -938       63,909        4,075       13,420

2000                

Jan.- Mar.     184,873       -2,692      187,565       12,071       42,338

January         56,213       -1,008       57,221        3,776       12,804
February (R)    60,216       -1,108       61,325        3,959       13,777
March           68,444         -576       69,019        4,336       15,758
April                                                          
May                                                            
June                                                           

July                                                           
August                                                         
September                                                      
October                                                        
November                                                       
December                                                       
____________________________________
Exports Continued


              Total    End-Use Commodity Category
             Census       Capital    Automotive    Consumer       Other
  Period    Basis(1)       Goods    Vehicles, etc    Goods        Goods
                                                  

1999                

Jan.- Dec.     695,213      310,663       74,691       80,627       36,848
Jan.- Mar.     166,448       74,452       18,435       19,432        9,188

January         52,383       23,655        5,472        5,960        3,002
February        53,443       23,139        6,253        6,429        3,069
March           60,622       27,659        6,711        7,043        3,117
April           57,250       25,246        6,729        6,766        2,992
May             56,589       24,813        6,616        6,563        3,286
June            57,953       25,558        6,754        6,801        3,251

July            53,080       24,448        4,258        6,325        3,080
August          57,522       25,837        6,149        6,484        2,867
September       59,244       26,312        6,163        6,938        3,060
October         62,306       27,511        6,569        7,321        3,090
November        60,913       26,084        6,887        7,083        3,066
December        63,909       30,401        6,132        6,915        2,966

2000                

Jan.- Mar.     187,565       81,701       20,932       21,624        8,900

January         57,221       25,338        6,015        6,346        2,942
February (R)    61,325       26,005        7,070        7,231        3,284
March           69,019       30,358        7,848        8,047        2,674
April                                                          
May                                                            
June                                                           

July                                                           
August                                                         
September                                                      
October                                                        
November                                                       
December                                                       
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             Imports

              Total                              End-Use Commodity Category
           Balance of                   Total       Foods,
            Payments        Net        Census       Feeds ,    Industrial
  Period      Basis     Adjustments   Basis(1)     Beverages   Supplies(2)


1999                

Jan.- Dec.   1,030,379        5,087    1,025,292       43,588      221,629
Jan.- Mar.     230,903          610      230,293       10,404       46,364

January         72,029          171       71,858        3,425       14,972
February        74,321          213       74,109        3,290       14,355
March           84,553          226       84,326        3,689       17,036
April           80,223          271       79,952        3,581       17,398
May             81,086          213       80,873        3,706       18,127
June            88,027          277       87,750        3,795       18,455

July            86,788          197       86,591        3,509       19,030
August          90,244          468       89,776        3,568       20,128
September       91,081          863       90,219        3,550       19,919
October         94,937          514       94,423        3,781       20,565
November        94,881          922       93,960        3,819       20,831
December        92,207          753       91,454        3,874       20,812

2000                

Jan.- Mar.     284,873        2,229      282,644       11,089       69,868

January         88,061          693       87,368        3,546       21,467
February (R)    92,682          860       91,822        3,509       22,791
March          104,130          676      103,454        4,033       25,609
April                                                          
May                                                            
June                                                           

July                                                           
August                                                         
September                                                      
October                                                        
November                                                       
December                                                       
___________________________________
Imports Continued


              Total    End-Use Commodity Category
             Census       Capital    Automotive    Consumer       Other
  Period    Basis(1)       Goods    Vehicles, etc    Goods        Goods


1999                

Jan.- Dec.   1,025,292      296,898      179,697      239,587       43,893
Jan.- Mar.     230,293       67,522       43,360       52,459       10,185

January         71,858       20,832       12,685       16,773        3,170
February        74,109       21,575       14,378       17,384        3,127
March           84,326       25,114       16,297       18,301        3,888
April           79,952       23,195       14,448       17,668        3,661
May             80,873       23,322       14,688       17,628        3,403
June            87,750       26,085       15,486       20,322        3,607

July            86,591       25,333       13,173       21,828        3,720
August          89,776       25,066       14,821       22,302        3,891
September       90,219       25,508       14,826       22,675        3,741
October         94,423       26,466       16,081       23,554        3,976
November        93,960       27,024       16,461       21,910        3,915
December        91,454       27,377       16,353       19,242        3,796

2000                

Jan.- Mar.     282,644       79,248       50,129       60,694       11,616

January         87,368       24,293       15,188       19,193        3,681
February (R)    91,822       25,465       16,287       19,966        3,804
March          103,454       29,491       18,655       21,534        4,132
April                                                          
May                                                            
June                                                           

July                                                           
August                                                         
September                                                      
October                                                        
November                                                       
December                                                       

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART B:      NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 14.  EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS BY SELECTED
             COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS -- 2000

(In millions of dollars. Details 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)                  March      February    Cumulative
                                       2000         2000        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis         -35,686   (R)-32,466     -100,000

Net Adjustments                          -1,251   (R) -1,969       -4,921

Total Census Basis                      -34,434   (R)-30,497      -95,079
North America                            -5,781   (R) -5,168      -16,852
        Canada                           -3,851   (R) -3,142      -11,128
        Mexico                           -1,931       -2,027       -5,725
Western Europe                           -5,863       -3,522      -12,972
    Euro Area (2)                        -4,544       -3,098      -11,312
    European Union                       -5,665       -3,533      -13,059
        Austria                             -48          -21         -149
        Belgium                             333          261          864
        Finland                            -181         -161         -491
        France                             -815         -561       -2,226
        Germany                          -2,708       -2,211       -7,260
        Italy                            -1,260       -1,086       -3,373
        Netherlands                       1,035        1,063        2,882
        Spain                               -86          -90         -200
        Sweden                             -522         -424       -1,216
        United Kingdom                     -554           91         -414
        Other EU                           -859         -394       -1,475
    European Free Trade         
    Association                            -185          -35          -63
        Norway                             -370         -286         -850
        Switzerland                         225          283          887
        Other EFTA                          -39          -32         -100
    Other Western Europe                    -14           47          150
Eastern Europe/FSR                       -1,173         -608       -2,338
        Hungary                            -357         -101         -572
        Poland                              -31          -20          -78
        Former Soviet Republics            -705         -492       -1,545
            Russia                         -566         -358       -1,230
            Other FSR                      -139         -135         -315
        Other EE                            -79            5         -143
Pacific Rim Countries                   -14,928      -15,995      -46,626
        Australia                           600          597        1,678
        China                            -5,096       -5,620      -16,746
        Japan                            -6,825       -6,732      -19,133
        Newly Industralized     
        Countries(NICS)                  -1,187       -2,106       -5,828
            Hong Kong                       482          157          583
            Korea                          -682         -745       -2,429
            Singapore                       167         -225         -240
            Taiwan                       -1,153       -1,293       -3,742
        Other Pacific Rim(3)             -2,420       -2,134       -6,597
South/Central America                    -1,273       -1,614       -4,100
        Argentina                           164          109          347
        Brazil                               82          -31          -28
        Colombia                           -235         -322         -878
        Other S/C A (3)                  -1,284       -1,369       -3,541
OPEC                                     -4,197       -3,242      -10,110
        Indonesia(3)                       -600         -533       -1,637
        Nigeria                            -977         -599       -1,840
        Saudia Arabia                      -922         -216       -1,657
        Venezuela(3)                     -1,093       -1,041       -3,112
        Other OPEC                         -605         -852       -1,864
Other Countries                          -2,912       -2,237       -7,553
        Egypt                               129          356          705
        South Africa                        -93          -63         -201
        Other                            -2,948       -2,530       -8,056
Uniden. ctys (4)                            (-)          (-)          (-)
Timing Adjustments                          (X)          313          723
____________________________________


                                      Exports

              Item(1)                  March      February    Cumulative
                                       2000         2000        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis          68,444   (R) 60,216      184,873

Net Adjustments                            -576   (R) -1,108       -2,692

Total Census Basis                       69,019   (R) 61,325      187,565
North America                            26,518   (R) 23,312       71,199
        Canada                           16,768   (R) 14,946       45,283
        Mexico                            9,750        8,366       25,916
Western Europe                           16,088       14,789       44,348
    Euro Area (2)                        10,299        8,940       27,312
    European Union                       14,522       13,160       39,409
        Austria                             226          219          618
        Belgium                           1,317        1,039        3,324
        Finland                             138          107          347
        France                            1,783        1,564        4,817
        Germany                           2,792        2,197        7,033
        Italy                               899          864        2,537
        Netherlands                       1,949        1,790        5,254
        Spain                               452          409        1,316
        Sweden                              386          401        1,141
        United Kingdom                    3,572        3,625       10,216
        Other EU                          1,009          945        2,804
    European Free Trade         
    Association                           1,216        1,251        3,807
        Norway                              121          134          415
        Switzerland                       1,079        1,102        3,348
        Other EFTA                           16           15           44
    Other Western Europe                    350          378        1,132
Eastern Europe/FSR                          393          636        1,678
        Hungary                              41           40          115
        Poland                               64           53          166
        Former Soviet Republics             208          387        1,093
            Russia                          130          290          825
            Other FSR                        78           97          268
        Other EE                             79          155          304
Pacific Rim Countries                    17,751       14,444       46,367
        Australia                         1,054          981        3,026
        China                             1,358          973        3,204
        Japan                             6,005        4,972       15,703
        Newly Industralized     
        Countries(NICS)                   7,388        5,841       19,087
            Hong Kong                     1,280          997        3,184
            Korea                         2,463        2,060        6,489
            Singapore                     1,640        1,200        4,061
            Taiwan                        2,004        1,584        5,353
        Other Pacific Rim(3)              1,947        1,677        5,348
South/Central America                     4,999        4,211       13,494
        Argentina                           406          347        1,110
        Brazil                            1,150        1,046        3,214
        Colombia                            365          261          914
        Other S/C A (3)                   3,079        2,557        8,255
OPEC                                      1,381        1,673        4,654
        Indonesia(3)                        232          196          706
        Nigeria                              45           73          254
        Saudia Arabia                       348          742        1,690
        Venezuela(3)                        475          405        1,234
        Other OPEC                          280          257          770
Other Countries                           2,597        2,489        7,266
        Egypt                               229          420          918
        South Africa                        221          208          629
        Other                             2,147        1,861        5,718
Uniden. ctys (4)                            (-)          (-)          (-)
Timing Adjustments                          (X)          371          500
___________________________________


                                      Imports

              Item(1)                  March      February    Cumulative
                                       2000         2000        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis         104,130    (R)92,682      284,873

Net Adjustments                             676    (R)   860        2,229

Total Census Basis                      103,454    (R)91,822      282,644
North America                            32,299       28,480       88,052
        Canada                           20,618       18,087       56,411
        Mexico                           11,681       10,393       31,641
Western Europe                           21,951       18,311       57,320
    Euro Area (2)                        14,843       12,038       38,624
    European Union                       20,186       16,693       52,468
        Austria                             274          240          767
        Belgium                             985          779        2,460
        Finland                             319          268          838
        France                            2,598        2,125        7,044
        Germany                           5,499        4,408       14,293
        Italy                             2,158        1,950        5,910
        Netherlands                         914          727        2,373
        Spain                               538          499        1,516
        Sweden                              908          824        2,357
        United Kingdom                    4,126        3,534       10,630
        Other EU                          1,867        1,339        4,280
    European Free Trade         
    Association                           1,401        1,286        3,869
        Norway                              491          420        1,264
        Switzerland                         855          820        2,460
        Other EFTA                           55           46          144
    Other Western Europe                    363          332          983
Eastern Europe/FSR                        1,565        1,244        4,016
        Hungary                             398          141          687
        Poland                               95           73          244
        Former Soviet Republics             914          880        2,638
            Russia                          696          648        2,055
            Other FSR                       217          232          583
        Other EE                            158          150          447
Pacific Rim Countries                    32,679       30,439       92,993
        Australia                           454          384        1,348
        China                             6,454        6,593       19,949
        Japan                            12,830       11,704       34,836
        Newly Industralized     
        Countries(NICS)                   8,575        7,947       24,915
            Hong Kong                       798          841        2,601
            Korea                         3,146        2,805        8,918
            Singapore                     1,473        1,424        4,301
            Taiwan                        3,158        2,877        9,095
        Other Pacific Rim(3)              4,367        3,812       11,945
South/Central America                     6,272        5,825       17,594
        Argentina                           242          238          763
        Brazil                            1,067        1,077        3,243
        Colombia                            600          583        1,792
        Other S/C A (3)                   4,363        3,926       11,796
OPEC                                      5,578        4,915       14,764
        Indonesia(3)                        832          729        2,343
        Nigeria                           1,022          672        2,094
        Saudia Arabia                     1,271          958        3,347
        Venezuela(3)                      1,568        1,446        4,346
        Other OPEC                          885        1,109        2,634
Other Countries                           5,509        4,726       14,818
        Egypt                               101           64          214
        South Africa                        314          271          830
        Other                             5,095        4,392       13,775
Uniden. ctys (4)                            (X)          (X)          (X)
Timing Adjustments                          (X)           58         -223

 (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 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.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART B:       NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 14-A. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS BY SELECTED
              COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS -- 1999

(In millions of dollars. Details 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)                  March      February    Cumulative
                                       1999         1999        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis         -24,968      -21,991      -67,559
Net Adjustments                          -1,264       -1,325       -3,714
Total Census Basis                      -23,704      -20,666      -63,845
North America                            -4,709       -4,254      -12,901
        Canada                           -2,183       -2,245       -6,935
        Mexico                           -2,527       -2,009       -5,966
Western Europe                           -3,162       -2,245       -6,771
    Euro Area (2)                        -2,369       -2,175       -6,099
    European Union                       -2,634       -2,020       -5,770
        Austria                               3          -52            4
        Belgium                             269          417          886
        Finland                             -73          -72         -232
        France                             -434         -363         -946
        Germany                          -2,047       -1,905       -5,538
        Italy                            -1,143         -899       -2,907
        Netherlands                         953        1,103        2,950
        Spain                                41           64          158
        Sweden                             -414         -208         -783
        United Kingdom                       76          380          997
        Other EU                            135         -486         -357
    European Free Trade         
    Association                            -570         -227       -1,016
        Norway                             -155          -62         -283
        Switzerland                        -371         -135         -632
        Other EFTA                          -44          -30         -101
    Other Western Europe                     42            3           15
Eastern Europe/FSR                         -412         -457       -1,188
        Hungary                            -120          -80         -275
        Poland                               -1            2            8
        Former Soviet Republics            -383         -379         -952
            Russia                         -383         -395         -931
            Other FSR                         0           16          -21
        Other EE                             91            0           31
Pacific Rim Countries                   -13,579      -12,917      -39,125
        Australia                           582          481        1,482
        China                            -4,136       -4,623      -13,636
        Japan                            -6,489       -5,269      -16,418
        Newly Industralized     
        Countries(NICS)                  -1,544       -1,812       -4,934
            Hong Kong                       527          164          783
            Korea                          -464         -621       -1,612
            Singapore                      -228         -108         -251
            Taiwan                       -1,379       -1,248       -3,854
        Other Pacific Rim(3)             -1,993       -1,694       -5,620
South/Central America                       115          316        1,102
        Argentina                           142          206          543
        Brazil                              101          159          605
        Colombia                           -142         -110         -371
        Other S/C A (3)                      13           61          325
OPEC                                       -612         -462       -1,954
        Indonesia(3)                       -567         -533       -1,755
        Nigeria                            -273         -175         -631
        Saudia Arabia                       560          369        1,102
        Venezuela(3)                        -82         -101         -352
        Other OPEC                         -249          -21         -317
Other Countries                          -1,746       -1,497       -5,040
        Egypt                               233          156          569
        South Africa                        -32          -13         -112
        Other                            -1,947       -1,641       -5,497
Uniden. ctys (4)                            (-)          (-)          (-)
_____________________________________________________________


                                      Exports

              Item(1)                  March      February    Cumulative
                                       1999         1999        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis          59,584       52,330      163,344
Net Adjustments                          -1,038       -1,113       -3,104
Total Census Basis                       60,622       53,443      166,448
North America                            21,734       18,974       58,817
        Canada                           14,954       13,034       40,094
        Mexico                            6,781        5,940       18,723
Western Europe                           15,188       13,610       41,889
    Euro Area (2)                        10,066        8,717       27,157
    European Union                       14,124       12,672       39,033
        Austria                             242          200          713
        Belgium                           1,231        1,101        3,271
        Finland                             157          156          436
        France                            1,767        1,605        5,074
        Germany                           2,764        2,192        6,937
        Italy                               821          771        2,322
        Netherlands                       1,669        1,641        4,815
        Spain                               485          455        1,409
        Sweden                              313          370        1,013
        United Kingdom                    3,353        3,326        9,926
        Other EU                          1,322          855        3,117
    European Free Trade         
    Association                             665          689        1,988
        Norway                              150          105          361
        Switzerland                         500          570        1,583
        Other EFTA                           15           14           43
    Other Western Europe                    400          248          868
Eastern Europe/FSR                          532          383        1,211
        Hungary                              41           38          115
        Poland                               74           60          200
        Former Soviet Republics             218          176          537
            Russia                          112           88          281
            Other FSR                       105           88          256
        Other EE                            199          109          360
Pacific Rim Countries                    14,781       12,692       40,561
        Australia                           925          825        2,579
        China                             1,068          945        2,792
        Japan                             5,288        4,786       14,703
        Newly Industralized     
        Countries(NICS)                   5,900        4,651       15,907
            Hong Kong                     1,223          892        3,015
            Korea                         1,899        1,419        4,844
            Singapore                     1,321        1,118        3,921
            Taiwan                        1,457        1,222        4,127
        Other Pacific Rim(3)              1,600        1,484        4,580
South/Central America                     4,646        4,368       13,457
        Argentina                           385          387        1,150
        Brazil                              973          910        2,992
        Colombia                            323          277          879
        Other S/C A (3)                   2,965        2,794        8,436
OPEC                                      2,083        1,836        5,474
        Indonesia(3)                        164          120          419
        Nigeria                              44           56          188
        Saudia Arabia                     1,055          822        2,471
        Venezuela(3)                        523          483        1,456
        Other OPEC                          297          354          941
Other Countries                           2,369        2,152        6,779
        Egypt                               290          203          715
        South Africa                        236          189          615
        Other                             1,843        1,759        5,448
Uniden. ctys (4)                            (-)          (-)          (-)
_____________________________________________________________


                                      Imports

              Item(1)                  March      February    Cumulative
                                       1999         1999        to-date

Total Balance of Payments Basis          84,553       74,321      230,903
Net Adjustments                             226          213          610
Total Census Basis                       84,326       74,109      230,293
North America                            26,444       23,228       71,718
        Canada                           17,136       15,279       47,028
        Mexico                            9,308        7,950       24,690
Western Europe                           18,350       15,854       48,660
    Euro Area (2)                        12,436       10,892       33,256
    European Union                       16,757       14,692       44,803
        Austria                             239          252          710
        Belgium                             962          684        2,386
        Finland                             229          227          668
        France                            2,201        1,968        6,020
        Germany                           4,811        4,097       12,475
        Italy                             1,964        1,670        5,229
        Netherlands                         716          538        1,865
        Spain                               445          391        1,251
        Sweden                              727          578        1,795
        United Kingdom                    3,276        2,946        8,930
        Other EU                          1,188        1,341        3,475
    European Free Trade         
    Association                           1,235          917        3,004
        Norway                              305          167          644
        Switzerland                         872          705        2,215
        Other EFTA                           58           44          144
    Other Western Europe                    358          245          853
Eastern Europe/FSR                          944          839        2,399
        Hungary                             161          118          390
        Poland                               74           58          192
        Former Soviet Republics             601          555        1,488
            Russia                          495          483        1,212
            Other FSR                       106           72          276
        Other EE                            108          108          329
Pacific Rim Countries                    28,361       25,609       79,686
        Australia                           343          345        1,096
        China                             5,204        5,568       16,428
        Japan                            11,777       10,056       31,122
        Newly Industralized     
        Countries(NICS)                   7,444        6,463       20,841
            Hong Kong                       696          727        2,232
            Korea                         2,363        2,040        6,457
            Singapore                     1,549        1,226        4,172
            Taiwan                        2,836        2,470        7,981
        Other Pacific Rim(3)              3,593        3,178       10,199
South/Central America                     4,531        4,051       12,355
        Argentina                           242          181          608
        Brazil                              872          751        2,387
        Colombia                            465          387        1,250
        Other S/C A (3)                   2,952        2,733        8,111
OPEC                                      2,694        2,298        7,428
        Indonesia(3)                        731          654        2,174
        Nigeria                             317          231          819
        Saudia Arabia                       495          453        1,369
        Venezuela(3)                        604          585        1,809
        Other OPEC                          546          375        1,258
Other Countries                           4,115        3,649       11,819
        Egypt                                57           47          146
        South Africa                        268          202          727
        Other                             3,791        3,400       10,945
Uniden. ctys (4)                            (X)          (X)          (X)

 (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.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART B:     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED


EXHIBIT 15. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL SITC COMMODITY 
            GROUPINGS - 2000 AND 1999 DATA

(In millions of dollars. Details may not equal totals due to rounding.
(-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown. 
(R) Revised. (X) Not applicable. 
Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)

                                  2000

            Item(1)               March               February
                                 Exports    Imports    Exports    Imports

Total Balance of Payment Basis     68,444    104,130  (R)60,216  (R)92,682

Net Adjustments                      -576        676  (R)-1,108  (R)   860

Total Census Basis (2)             69,019    103,454  (R)61,325  (R)91,822

Manufactured goods (3)             54,930     86,537     48,660     76,492
Agricultural commodities (3)        4,557      3,586      4,289      3,109
Mineral fuels (3)                   1,117     10,696        796      9,799

Selected commodities (3)        

  ADP equipment; office machine     4,357      7,546      3,512      6,671
  Airplane parts                    1,323        452      1,166        424
  Airplanes                         1,169        934      2,103        617
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled             28        224         32        174
  Aluminum                            339        618        305        536
  Animal feeds                        369         52        302         49
  Artwork/antiques                    157        500         94        426
  Basketware, etc.                    330        385        262        384
  Cereal flour                        112        136        108        125
  Chemicals - cosmetics               453        299        375        267
  Chemicals - dyeing                  345        224        305        208

  Chemicals - fertilizers             200        200        197        155
  Chemicals - inorganic               479        444        417        524
  Chemicals - medicinal             1,049      1,199        971      1,162
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                1,096        538        925        456
  Chemicals - organic               1,655      2,781      1,385      1,931
  Chemicals - plastics              1,805        953      1,520        810
  Cigarettes                          311         21        285         23
  Clothing                            773      5,047        641      4,870
  Coal                                203         74        139         61
  Coffee                              (-)        296          1        250
  Copper                              164        339        119        307
  Cork, wood, lumber                  417        807        355        718
  Corn                                429         52        386          8
  Cotton, raw and linters             252          2        184          4
  Crude fertilizers                   143        115        129         93
  Crude oil                           101      7,605         24      6,454

  Electrical machinery              7,579      8,971      6,273      7,874
  Fish and preparations               325        682        149        607
  Footwear                             58      1,184         50      1,255
  Furniture and bedding               435      1,586        386      1,482
  Gem diamonds                         88      1,163         79      1,020
  General industrial mach           2,919      3,189      2,612      2,794
  Glass                               204        184        195        166
  Glassware                            74        159         66        141
  Gold, nonmonetary                   709        423        916        215
  Hides and skins                     104          9         99         10
  Iron and steel mill prod            520      1,377        478      1,316
  Jewelry                             144        505        155        434
  Lighting, plumbing                  118        338        106        322
  Liquified propane/butane             80        109         55        139
  Live animals                         46        177         47        129
                              
  Meat and preparations               623        341        736        274
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.        1,170      1,391        988      1,256
  Metal ores; scrap                   336        315        318        327
  Metalworking machinery              531        636        483        580
  Mineral fuels, other                251        164        241        192
  Natural gas                          29        591         22        613
  Nickel                               35        150         30        116
  Oils/fats, vegetable                 73        122         83         95
  Optical goods                       264        321        200        302
  Paper and paperboard              1,003      1,257        908      1,144
  Petroleum preparations              445      2,065        305      2,231
  Photographic equipment              378        568        382        494
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.            682        665        597        612

  Platinum                             69        518         44        356
  Pottery                              10        130          7        132
  Power generating mach.            2,905      3,147      2,726      2,873
  Printed materials                   415        289        396        295
  Pulp and waste paper                369        289        352        276
  Records/magnetic media              504        420        442        385
  Rice                                 88         16        110         15
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             143        172        130        155
  Rubber tires and tubes              242        440        217        398
  Scientific instruments            2,694      1,847      2,185      1,654
  Ships, boats                         89         97         76        122
  Silver and bullion                   24         79         13        182

  Soybeans                            598          5        567          2
  Spacecraft                          (-)         64        (-)         34
  Specialized ind. mach.            2,740      2,205      2,186      1,764
  Sugar                               (-)         38        (-)         37
  Television, VCR, etc.             2,507      5,289      1,938      4,459
  Textile yearn, fabric               932      1,306        819      1,178
  Tobacco, unmanufactured             149         37        136         47
  Toys/games/sporting goods           346      1,152        304      1,200
  Travel goods                         34        321         28        343
  Vegetables and fruits               599        975        519        853
  Vehicles                          5,593     15,244      5,123     13,209
  Watches/clocks/parts                 30        255         32        221
  Wheat                               243         22        213         20
  Wood manufactures                   183        657        156        542

Re-exports                          6,152       (X)       5,120       (X) 
  Agricultural commodities            209       (X)         168       (X) 
  Manufactured goods                5,817       (X)       4,891       (X) 
  Mineral fuels                        39       (X)           3       (X) 
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                                     2000                  1999

            Item(1)            Cumulative                         Cumulative
                                 Exports    Imports    Exports    Imports

Total Balance of Payment Basis    184,873    284,873    163,344    230,903

Net Adjustments                    -2,692      2,229     -3,104        610

Total Census Basis (2)            187,565    282,644    166,448    230,293

Manufactured goods (3)            149,025    236,313    135,162    202,449
Agricultural commodities (3)       12,965      9,766     11,562      9,286
Mineral fuels (3)                   2,934     29,285      1,941     11,970

Selected commodities (3)        

  ADP equipment; office machine    10,885     20,668      9,848     19,171
  Airplane parts                    3,638      1,300      3,959      1,457
  Airplanes                         5,662      2,282      8,798      1,704
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled             82        600         87        511
  Aluminum                            923      1,771        861      1,462
  Animal feeds                        980        144        905        136
  Artwork/antiques                    408      1,577        213      1,242
  Basketware, etc.                    835      1,161        681        968
  Cereal flour                        316        391        319        347
  Chemicals - cosmetics             1,168        804      1,171        703
  Chemicals - dyeing                  942        649        827        597

  Chemicals - fertilizers             579        495        707        466
  Chemicals - inorganic             1,274      1,422      1,044      1,107
  Chemicals - medicinal             2,862      3,482      2,751      3,020
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                2,881      1,403      2,662      1,231
  Chemicals - organic               4,311      6,266      3,560      5,461
  Chemicals - plastics              4,686      2,563      3,971      2,150
  Cigarettes                          787         55        957         38
  Clothing                          1,983     14,376      2,015     12,958
  Coal                                522        195        560        171
  Coffee                                2        808          2        782
  Copper                              377      1,019        273        745
  Cork, wood, lumber                1,124      2,219      1,100      1,852
  Corn                              1,226         67      1,214         81
  Cotton, raw and linters             604          9        202         22
  Crude fertilizers                   399        318        360        289
  Crude oil                           260     19,908        132      7,504

  Electrical machinery             19,994     24,430     17,570     19,530
  Fish and preparations               600      1,992        647      1,847
  Footwear                            160      3,703        184      3,490
  Furniture and bedding             1,136      4,492      1,090      3,840
  Gem diamonds                        235      3,104         33      2,273
  General industrial mach           8,009      8,661      7,347      7,603
  Glass                               578        522        498        438
  Glassware                           193        433        167        372
  Gold, nonmonetary                 2,346        859        686        800
  Hides and skins                     304         27        247         25
  Iron and steel mill prod          1,442      3,889      1,177      3,136
  Jewelry                             399      1,338        226      1,179
  Lighting, plumbing                  324        975        294        847
  Liquified propane/butane            207        379         63        175
  Live animals                        164        416        101        368
                              
  Meat and preparations             1,974        902      1,426        702
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.        3,098      3,861      2,659      3,406
  Metal ores; scrap                   957      1,017        760        829
  Metalworking machinery            1,446      1,794      1,172      1,707
  Mineral fuels, other                728        532        551        228
  Natural gas                          72      1,998         54      1,465
  Nickel                               98        369         83        196
  Oils/fats, vegetable                244        315        364        305
  Optical goods                       723        888        486        692
  Paper and paperboard              2,735      3,590      2,374      3,199
  Petroleum preparations            1,101      5,976        529      2,220
  Photographic equipment            1,102      1,505        780      1,266
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.          1,815      1,886      1,468      1,620

  Platinum                            231      1,194        118      1,027
  Pottery                              25        382         27        362
  Power generating mach.            8,090      8,607      7,537      7,620
  Printed materials                 1,172        850      1,064        713
  Pulp and waste paper              1,046        830        771        556
  Records/magnetic media            1,343      1,215      1,451        982
  Rice                                298         48        307         50
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             396        476        330        417
  Rubber tires and tubes              651      1,248        596      1,086
  Scientific instruments            6,959      4,907      6,071      3,951
  Ships, boats                        296        348        341        293
  Silver and bullion                   58        316         68        171

  Soybeans                          1,704         10      1,275          8
  Spacecraft                          102        151         56          1
  Specialized ind. mach.            7,208      5,642      5,726      5,703
  Sugar                                 1         85        (-)        118
  Television, VCR, etc.             6,304     14,176      5,750      9,662
  Textile yearn, fabric             2,462      3,672      2,202      3,167
  Tobacco, unmanufactured             400        140        406        187
  Toys/games/sporting goods           902      3,565        761      3,311
  Travel goods                         86        980         78        867
  Vegetables and fruits             1,651      2,701      1,716      2,640
  Vehicles                         14,896     40,956     13,129     35,408
  Watches/clocks/parts                 86        710         83        650
  Wheat                               690         52        748         79
  Wood manufactures                   478      1,761        403      1,524

Re-exports                         15,987        (X)     11,603        (X)
  Agricultural commodities            534        (X)        381        (X)
  Manufactured goods               15,210        (X)     11,092        (X)
  Mineral fuels                        46        (X)         28        (X)

(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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART B:     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 16. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
            JANUARY 1997 TO MARCH 2000 

(In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to rounding.)



          Period              Balance         Exports         Imports



1998                            
                                           
Jan.- Dec.                         29,694         186,444         156,750
Jan.- Mar.                          8,841          45,231          36,389
January                             2,764          14,177          11,413
February                            2,942          14,083          11,141
March                               3,136          16,971          13,835
April                               2,088          14,426          12,338
May                                 2,317          14,752          12,435
June                                2,055          15,448          13,393

July                                  710          14,047          13,337
August                              1,009          14,006          12,997
September                           1,790          15,913          14,123
October                             2,902          17,177          14,275
November                            2,761          16,616          13,855
December                            5,221          18,828          13,607

1999                            

Jan.- Dec.                         19,362         200,008         180,646
Jan.- Mar.                          9,377          48,493          39,116
January                             3,465          15,533          12,069
February                            2,381          14,921          12,541
March                               3,532          18,039          14,507
April                               2,359          16,064          13,705
May                                 1,706          15,688          13,982
June                                  746          16,541          15,795

July                                 -365          15,609          15,974
August                              1,144          16,552          15,408
September                             914          16,981          16,067
October                               743          17,453          16,709
November                             -582          16,242          16,825
December                            3,319          20,385          17,066

2000                            

Jan.- Mar.                          3,751          51,525          47,774
January                             1,696          16,386          14,691
February                              881          16,394          15,512
March                               1,174          18,745          17,571
April                                      
May                                        
June                                       

July                                       
August                                     
September                                  
October                                    
November                                   
December                                   

Note:  Data not available on a Balance of Payments basis.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART B:     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 17. IMPORTS OF ENERGY-RELATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INCLUDING 
            CRUDE PETROLEUM - JANUARY 1998 - MARCH 2000 
            (Details may not equal totals due to rounding.)

 
         Total energy-related
         petroleum products (1)           Crude petroleum

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


1999                                                             
                                                                 

Jan.- Dec 4,076,511 65,674,567  3,223,755      8,832 50,661,646  15.72
Jan.- Mar   979,498  9,899,834    773,505      8,595  7,504,224   9.70

January     330,815  3,192,483    262,434      8,466  2,412,950   9.19
February    316,359  3,092,851    247,595      8,843  2,343,134   9.46
March       332,325  3,614,500    263,476      8,499  2,748,139  10.43
April       353,330  4,693,856    274,232      9,141  3,485,593  12.71
May         353,672  5,295,479    275,289      8,880  4,003,468  14.54
June        369,728  5,491,895    290,410      9,680  4,217,774  14.52

July        353,327  5,826,389    277,017      8,936  4,435,369  16.01
August      357,411  6,575,316    281,061      9,066  5,001,610  17.80
September   340,135  6,829,485    274,202      9,140  5,351,367  19.52
October     330,323  6,953,342    264,306      8,526  5,481,262  20.74
November    329,595  7,015,800    263,070      8,769  5,499,049  20.90
December    309,492  7,093,172    250,664      8,086  5,681,930  22.67


2000                            

                                                                 
Jan.- Mar 1,025,322 26,262,601    798,651      8,776 19,907,547  24.93

January     324,531  7,660,406    252,342      8,140  5,849,073  23.18
February    340,100  8,823,527    258,020      8,897  6,453,738  25.01
March       360,692  9,778,668    288,289      9,300  7,604,736  26.38
April                                                            
May                                                              
June                                                             

July                                                             
August                                                           
September                                                        
October                                                          
November                                                         
December                                                         

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

PART B:     NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

EXHIBIT 18. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS BY SELECTED
            COUNTRIES DATA (In millions of dollars. Details may 
            not equal totals due rounding. (-) Represents zero or less 
            than one half unit of measurement shown.)

                   
                         Exports

                          Total

      Country 
                                                            Cumulative
                          March            February          to-date

TOTAL                           7,803             7,026            20,827
                                                                          
Australia                          93                70               235
Austria                           104               113               289
Belgium                            58                50               158
Brazil                             34                27                86
Canada                          4,643             4,322            12,527
Germany                           221               183               545
Japan                             280               230               727
Korea                              41                39               120
Mexico                          1,507             1,266             3,929
Saudia Arabia                      72                76               192
Sweden                             24                13                49
Taiwan                             34                25                81
United Kingdom                    161               154               458
                                                                         
Other                             530               459             1,432
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                           Cars

      Country 
                                                            Cumulative
                          March            February          to-date

TOTAL                           1,656             1,614             4,401
                                                                          
Australia                          14                11                34
Austria                             3                 3                 8
Belgium                             4                 6                19
Brazil                              1                 1                 3
Canada                            957             1,026             2,598
Germany                           126                96               287
Japan                              70                50               171
Korea                               3                 4                 8
Mexico                            251               213               629
Saudia Arabia                      16                24                68
Sweden                             14                 4                24
Taiwan                             24                19                59
United Kingdom                     34                38               101
                                                                         
Other                             138               119               392
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                          Trucks

      Country 
                                                            Cumulative
                          March            February          to-date

TOTAL                           1,008               869             2,461
                                                                          
Australia                          16                11                30
Austria                            (-)                1                 1
Belgium                            12                11                32
Brazil                              1                 1                 2
Canada                            691               657             1,757
Germany                             5                 7                15
Japan                              10                 9                33
Korea                               1               (-)                 1
Mexico                            126                42               223
Saudia Arabia                      41                40                88
Sweden                              1                 1                 2
Taiwan                              3                 1                 6
United Kingdom                      7                 5                17
                                                                         
Other                              95                83               253
____________________________________

                          Parts

      Country                        
                                                            Cumulative
                          March            February          to-date

TOTAL                           5,139             4,544            13,965
                                                                          
Australia                          63                47               171
Austria                           101               109               280
Belgium                            42                33               106
Brazil                             33                26                81
Canada                          2,995             2,638             8,172
Germany                            89                81               242
Japan                             200               171               523
Korea                              37                35               111
Mexico                          1,130             1,011             3,077
Saudia Arabia                      15                12                37
Sweden                              9                 8                23
Taiwan                              7                 5                16
United Kingdom                    121               110               340
                                                                         
Other                             298               257               787
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                         Imports

                          Total

      Country 
                                                            Cumulative
                          March            February          to-date

TOTAL                          18,732            16,275            50,410
                                                                          
Australia                          23                16               116
Austria                            22                24                65
Belgium                           164               119               357
Brazil                            109               115               332
Canada                          6,558             5,706            17,871
Germany                         1,942             1,432             4,890
Japan                           4,297             3,820            11,413
Korea                             452               439             1,377
Mexico                          3,575             3,264             9,797
Saudia Arabia                     (-)               (-)               (-)
Sweden                            282               215               622
Taiwan                             93                91               288
United Kingdom                    421               344             1,091
                                                                          
Other                             794               690             2,193
___________________________________

                           Cars

      Country 
                                                            Cumulative
                          March            February          to-date

TOTAL                          10,095             8,628            26,951
                                                                          
Australia                         (-)               (-)                51
Austria                           (-)               (-)                 1
Belgium                           137                96               289
Brazil                            (-)               (-)               (-)
Canada                          3,436             3,028             9,540
Germany                         1,557             1,114             3,812
Japan                           2,804             2,464             7,468
Korea                             355               362             1,103
Mexico                          1,149             1,039             3,064
Saudia Arabia                     (-)               (-)               (-)
Sweden                            250               185               537
Taiwan                              3                 3                 9
United Kingdom                    259               212               676
                                                                          
Other                             146               125               401
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                          Trucks

      Country 
                                                            Cumulative
                          March            February          to-date

TOTAL                           1,986             1,752             5,415
                                                                          
Australia                         (-)               (-)               (-)
Austria                           (-)               (-)               (-)
Belgium                            19                16                44
Brazil                            (-)                 1                 1
Canada                          1,285             1,093             3,415
Germany                             9                 3                15
Japan                              88                49               164
Korea                               3                (-)               18
Mexico                            532               564             1,643
Saudia Arabia                     (-)               (-)               (-)
Sweden                              3                 2                 6
Taiwan                              3                 1                 5
United Kingdom                     30                14                62
                                                                          
Other                              14                 9                41
____________________________________

                          Parts

      Country                        
                                                            Cumulative
                          March            February          to-date

TOTAL                           6,651             5,894            18,044
                                                                          
Australia                          23                16                65
Austria                            22                23                65
Belgium                             7                 8                24
Brazil                            108               114               331
Canada                          1,836             1,585             4,915
Germany                           377               315             1,062
Japan                           1,406             1,307             3,781
Korea                              95                77               255
Mexico                          1,895             1,661             5,091
Saudia Arabia                     (-)               (-)               (-)
Sweden                             29                28                79
Taiwan                             88                87               274
United Kingdom                    132               117               352
                                                                          
Other                             634               556             1,750

Note:  Data not available on a Balance of Payments basis.

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

 ***  INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICE  *** 

 
               INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICES
                                
GOODS

CENSUS BASIS

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

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

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

Monthly data include actual month's transactions as well as a
small number of transactions for previous months.  Each month we
revise the aggregate seasonally adjusted (current and constant
dollar) and unadjusted export, import and trade balance figures,
as well as the end-use totals for the prior month.  SITC and
country detail data are not revised monthly.  The timing
adjustment shown in Exhibit 14 is the difference between monthly
data as originally reported and as recompiled.

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 March  
     2000, these shipment totaled $ 72.2 million. U.S. export
     coverage also excludes certain Canadian postal shipments. 
     For March 2000, these shipments totaled $8.5 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 March 2000 account for 1.6 
     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 March 2000, reexports to Canada were 
     $1,891 million.
   
4.   Exchange Rate -- Average monthly exchange rates are applied
     to convert the published data to U.S. currency. For March
     2000, the average exchange rate was 1.4608 Canadian dollars
     per U.S. dollar.

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

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,
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 for use in
the Balance of Payments and the National Income and Product
Accounts.

The seasonal adjustment procedure is based on a model, which
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
(1992=100 ) 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 SIC industry-based measures which include all goods
produced by a particular industry group, regardless of the level
of technology embodied in the goods.

Nonsampling error

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.  The most significant of these include reporting errors,
undocumented shipments, timeliness and data capture errors,  
and errors in the estimation of low-valued transactions.  For a
detailed discussion of errors affecting the goods data, see
"U.S. Merchandise Trade Statistics: A Quality Profile" available
on the INTERNET at http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/ or
from the Foreign Trade Division.

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 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 includes 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 includes gold that enters the customs
     territory.

     Imports by U.S. military agencies.  This deduction of U.S.
     military sales contracts is made because the 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 in 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
     rental.

     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 estimated with 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.

Quarterly and annual estimates of services are included as part
of the U.S. international transaction  accounts, published
in the April, July,  October, and January issues of the Survey of
Current Business.  The next release is scheduled for June 20, 2000. 
The Survey is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. 
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.

ELECTRONIC
AVAILABILITY.

The FT900 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:                                                 
     http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/

     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, Bureau of the Census 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


Monthly FT-900 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Release
dates for 2000:  03-21-00, 04-19-00, 05-19-00, 06-20-00, 07-19-00,
                 08-18-00, 09-20-00, 10-19-00, 11-21-00, 12-19-00,
                 01-19-01, 02-21-01

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-00-83), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
        Division, March 2000.  For more information, contact Haydn R. 
        Mearkle (301-457-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-457-2311), Foreign 
        Trade Division.           

News releases from earlier years  are also available.