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

                                ECONOMICS
                                   AND
                               STATISTICS
                             ADMINISTRATION
                              ------------

                            U.S. Census Bureau
                        Bureau of Economic Analysis

This release contains sensitive economic
data not to be released before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday,
May 13, 2003

CB-03-76    Press Copy
FT-900 (03-03)

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

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



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

Goods and Services

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the
Department of Commerce, announced today that total March  exports of $82.8
billion and imports of $126.3 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit
of $43.5 billion, $3.1 billion more than the $40.4 billion in February,
revised.March exports were $0.5 billion more than February exports of $82.3
billion.March imports were $3.6 billion more than February imports of $122.7
billion.

In March, the goods deficit increased $2.8 billion from February to $47.1
billion, and the services surplus decreased $0.3 billion to $3.7 billion.
Exports of goods increased $0.7 billion to $58.1 billion, and imports of
goods increased $3.6 billion to $105.2 billion.  Exports of services decreased
to $24.8 billion from $25.0 billion, and imports of services were virtually
unchanged at $21.1 billion.

Goods

The February to March change in exports of goods reflected increases in
industrial supplies and materials ($0.4 billion); consumer goods ($0.4
billion);other goods ($0.2 billion); and automotive vehicles, parts, and
engines ($0.1billion).  A decrease occurred in foods, feeds, and beverages
($0.2 billion).  Capital goods were virtually unchanged.

The February to March change in imports of goods reflected increases in
industrial supplies and materials ($2.5 billion); consumer goods ($0.4
billion); automotive vehicles, parts, and engines ($0.4 billion); other goods
($0.1 billion); and foods, feeds, and beverages ($0.1 billion).  Capital goods
were virtually unchanged.


Services

Services exports decreased $0.2 billion from February to March.  Decreases in
travel and passenger fares were partly offset by an increase in other private
services (which includes items such as business, professional, and technical
services, insurance services, and financial services).  Changes in the other
categories of services exports were small.

Services imports were virtually unchanged from February to March. Increases in
other transportation (which includes freight and port services) and direct
defense expenditures were nearly offset by decreases in travel 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
$82.4 billion, while imports of goods and services averaged $124.1 billion,
resulting in an average trade deficit of $41.7 billion.  For the three months
ending in February, the average trade deficit was $42.2 billion, reflecting
average exports of $81.7 billion and average imports of $123.8 billion.


Selected Not Seasonally Adjusted Goods Details

The March figures showed surpluses, in billions of dollars, with Hong Kong $0.6
(for February $0.4), Australia $0.5 ($0.6), Singapore $0.3 ($0.3), and Egypt
$0.1($0.1).  Deficits were recorded, in billions of dollars, with Western
Europe $7.8($6.6), China $7.7 ($7.6), Japan $5.8 ($5.3), Canada $5.2 ($4.3),
OPEC $5.0 ($3.4), Mexico $3.9 ($3.9), Taiwan $1.2 ($1.0), Korea $0.7 ($0.5),
and Brazil $0.6 ($0.5).

Advanced technology products (ATP) exports were $16.0 billion in March and
imports were $16.8 billion, resulting in a deficit of $0.8 billion.  March
exports were $2.3 billion more than the $13.7 billion in February, while
imports were $2.5 billion more than the $14.3 billion in February.

Revisions

Goods carry-over in March was $0.2 billion (0.3 percent) for exports and $0.9
billion (0.8 percent) for imports.  For February, revised export carry-over was
$0.1 billion (0.2 percent), revised down from $0.3 billion (0.5 percent).  For
February, revised import carry-over was $0.1 billion (0.1 percent), revised
down from $1.0 billion (1.1 percent).

Services exports for February were virtually unrevised at $25.0 billion.
Services imports for February were revised down $0.1 billion to $21.1 billion;
the revision was mostly accounted for by a downward revision in travel.


                           Table of Contents

Seasonally Adjusted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Not Seasonally Adjusted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information on Goods and Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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

Balance
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -358,290           -427,165           68,875
Jan.- Mar.                   -97,160           -113,032           15,872

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                  -435,676           -484,487           48,811
Jan.- Mar.                   -95,627           -106,602           10,975

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

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

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Mar.                  -125,061           -136,375           11,314

January                      -41,233            -44,964            3,731
February (R)                 -40,372            -44,302            3,930
March                        -43,456            -47,109            3,653
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

February data as published last month:
			    -40,323	        -44,226		   3,903                                        
                               _________________

Exports
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   998,022            718,762          279,260
Jan.- Mar.                   266,004            193,284           72,720

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   971,665            682,387          289,278
Jan.- Mar.                   232,959            164,371           68,588

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

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

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Mar.                   247,205            172,199           75,006

January                       82,031             56,788           25,243
February (R)                  82,335             57,333           25,002
March                         82,839             58,078           24,761
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

February data as published last month:
			      82,448	         57,406		  25,042                                        
                               _________________

Imports
Period                     Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,356,312          1,145,927          210,385
Jan.- Mar.                   363,164            306,316           56,848

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,407,341          1,166,874          240,467
Jan.- Mar.                   328,586            270,973           57,613

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

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

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Mar.                   372,266            308,574           63,692

January                      123,264            101,752           21,512
February (R)                 122,707            101,635           21,072
March                        126,295            105,187           21,108
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

February data as published last month:
			     122,772		101,633		  21,139                                                  

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
               EXHIBIT 1. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND MERCHANDISE TRADE BALANCE BY SELECTED
                   NAICS-BASED PRODUCT CODE, NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED: March 2003
                                                  
               (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
                  (-) Represents zero. (Z) Less than one-half unit of value shown.
                                        (X) Not applicable.
                                                  

                                                          Balance             Exports

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

GRAND TOTAL                                         -41,418.4 -120203.7  63,092.0 173,664.1
Agricultural, Forestry & Fishery Products               614.3   1,797.5   2,882.9   8,657.4

     (Domestic)

Agricultural Products, Total                          1,059.5   3,543.1   2,334.8   7,353.3
Livestock And Livestock Products                       -211.3    -614.0      77.6     208.5
Forestry Products, Nspf                                  -4.9     -40.9     146.9     378.2
Fish, Fresh Or Chilled; And Other Marine Products      -229.0  -1,090.7     323.6     717.3

Mining, Total                                        -9,405.0 -24,683.0     389.8   1,406.0

     (Domestic)

Oil And Gas                                          -9,362.9 -24,638.8     119.9     615.9
Minerals And Ores                                       -42.1     -44.2     269.9     790.1

Manufacturing, Total                                -36,468.8 -107669.2  51,219.3 139,463.7

     (Domestic)

Food And Kindred Products                               199.1     813.8   2,207.0   6,329.3
Beverages And Tobacco                                  -539.7  -1,369.4     338.0     893.1
Textile And Fabrics                                     121.3     234.6     682.6   1,850.8
Textile Mill Products                                  -577.9  -1,794.9     166.7     453.9
Apparel And Accessories                              -4,628.2 -14,533.1     475.2   1,294.0
Leather And Allied Products                          -1,612.0  -5,134.6     175.8     473.0
Wood Products                                          -906.2  -2,524.4     333.0     947.2
Paper Products                                         -365.3  -1,027.4   1,201.0   3,383.3
Printing, Publishing & Similar Products                  56.9      98.1     385.7   1,070.1
Petroleum And Coal Products                          -3,231.1  -7,840.8     965.5   2,700.6
Chemicals                                              -886.8  -3,081.0   7,793.4  21,416.6
Plastic And Rubber Products                            -368.6  -1,045.9   1,351.5   3,792.8
Nonmetallic Mineral Products                           -604.2  -1,771.4     528.3   1,482.7
Primary Metal Products                               -1,548.9  -4,403.1   1,415.7   4,030.0
Fabricated Metal Products                              -777.1  -2,546.2   1,674.5   4,651.8
Machinery, Except Electrical                           -422.2  -1,348.2   6,265.7  16,686.5
Computers and Electronic Products                    -6,579.6 -18,962.9  10,192.6  27,610.2
Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components      -1,517.5  -4,566.1   1,778.5   4,860.4
Transportation Equipment                             -8,079.7 -24,008.8  11,181.2  29,864.5
Furniture and Fixtures                               -1,374.9  -4,119.9     209.0     555.8
Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities               -2,826.3  -8,729.4   1,898.4   5,125.3

Special Classification Provisions                    -2,149.6  -6,192.7   2,609.3   7,593.3

     (Domestic)

Scrap & Waste                                           392.8   1,119.8     535.0   1,526.6

Used Or Second-Hand Merchandise                        -234.1    -773.9     118.3     436.0
Goods Returned Or Reimported                         -2,867.2  -7,969.9      13.4      47.1
Special Classification Provision, Nspf                  558.9   1,431.3   1,942.5   5,583.6

Reexports                                             5,990.8  16,592.2   5,990.8  16,592.2
Timing Adjustments                                        0.0     -48.4       0.0     -48.4
                                                  
                                         _________________

Imports for Consumption (Customs Value)

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

GRAND TOTAL                                         104,510.4 293,867.8   1,544.4   4,824.2
Agricultural, Forestry & Fishery Products             2,268.6   6,859.8       7.8      28.4

     (Domestic)

Agricultural Products, Total                          1,275.3   3,810.3       7.4      27.2
Livestock And Livestock Products                        289.0     822.5       0.2       0.4
Forestry Products, Nspf                                 151.8     419.1       0.1       0.3
Fish, Fresh Or Chilled; And Other Marine Products       552.6   1,808.0       0.1       0.5

Mining, Total                                         9,794.8  26,089.0       5.3      15.5

     (Domestic)

Oil And Gas                                           9,482.7  25,254.8       5.2      15.1
Minerals And Ores                                       312.1     834.3       0.1       0.4

Manufacturing, Total                                 87,688.1 247,132.9   1,528.6   4,773.6

     (Domestic)

Food And Kindred Products                             2,007.9   5,515.5      41.5     127.5
Beverages And Tobacco                                   877.7   2,262.5       5.4      15.1
Textile And Fabrics                                     561.3   1,616.1      32.1      96.2
Textile Mill Products                                   744.6   2,248.8      41.1     125.1
Apparel And Accessories                               5,103.4  15,827.1     535.0   1,786.9
Leather And Allied Products                           1,787.8   5,607.6     176.6     559.4
Wood Products                                         1,239.2   3,471.6       7.7      24.5
Paper Products                                        1,566.3   4,410.7       3.6      10.4
Printing, Publishing & Similar Products                 328.8     972.0       0.3       1.1
Petroleum And Coal Products                           4,196.6  10,541.4      15.9      37.0
Chemicals                                             8,680.2  24,497.6      72.0     199.1
Plastic And Rubber Products                           1,720.1   4,838.7      38.5     109.8
Nonmetallic Mineral Products                          1,132.5   3,254.1      38.3     110.6
Primary Metal Products                                2,964.7   8,433.1      24.4      89.1
Fabricated Metal Products                             2,451.6   7,198.0      49.6     150.9
Machinery, Except Electrical                          6,687.8  18,034.7      53.7     144.3
Computers and Electronic Products                    16,772.2  46,573.2      53.6     148.3
Electrical Equipment, Appliances and Components       3,296.1   9,426.4      57.4     166.4
Transportation Equipment                             19,260.9  53,873.3     224.1     702.5
Furniture and Fixtures                                1,583.9   4,675.7       1.6       4.5
Miscellaneous Manufactured Commodities                4,724.7  13,854.7      56.1     164.9

Special Classification Provisions                     4,758.9  13,786.0       2.7       6.7

     (Domestic)

Scrap & Waste                                           142.3     406.9       0.0       0.0

Used Or Second-Hand Merchandise                         352.4   1,209.9       0.0       0.0
Goods Returned Or Reimported                          2,880.7   8,017.0       0.0       0.1
Special Classification Provision, Nspf                1,383.6   4,152.3       2.7       6.6

Reexports                                                 0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0
Timing Adjustments                                        0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0
                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
           EXHIBIT 2. U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
           THREE MONTH MOVING AVERAGES -- JANUARY 2001 TO March 2003
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

Balance

Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods (1)        Services

2001                                                                    

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

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

2002                                                                    

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

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

2003                                                                    

January                      -42,161            -45,924            3,764
February (R)                 -41,687            -45,458            3,771
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                        
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Exports
Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

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

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

2002                                                                    

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

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

2003                                                                    

January                       81,664             56,499           25,165
February (R)                  82,402             57,400           25,002
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                        
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Imports
Center Month of Moving Averages
                           Total              Goods            Services

2001                                                                    

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

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

2002                                                                    

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

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

2003                                                                    

January                      123,825            102,424           21,401
February (R)                 124,089            102,858           21,231
March                                                                   
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
            EXHBIIT 3.  U.S. SERVICES BY MAJOR CATEGORIES -- EXPORTS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                           adjustments and rounding.)

                   Total                         Passenger      Other
Period             Services       Travel         Fares          Transportation

2001                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.          279,260         73,119         18,007         28,306
Jan.- Mar.            72,720         20,735          5,007          7,495

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

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

2002                                                                     

Jan.- Dec.           289,278         70,320         17,443         28,377
Jan.- Mar.            68,588         17,039          4,170          6,811

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

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

2003                                                                     

Jan.- Mar.            75,006         18,144          4,459          7,523

January               25,243          6,330          1,551          2,469
February (R)          25,002          6,087          1,494          2,521
March                 24,761          5,727          1,414          2,533
April                                                                    
May                                                                      
June                                                                     

July                                                                     
August                                                                   
September                                                                
October                                                                  
November                                                                 
December                                                                 
                                        
                               _________________

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

2001                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.           38,668        108,109         12,220            831
Jan.- Mar.             9,717         26,738          2,806            222

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

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

2002                                                                     

Jan.- Dec.            42,959        117,340         12,044            795
Jan.- Mar.             9,922         27,461          2,990            195

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

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

2003                                                                     

Jan.- Mar.            10,940         30,519          3,226            195

January                3,637         10,127          1,064             65
February (R)           3,648         10,117          1,070             65
March                  3,655         10,275          1,092             65
April                                                                    
May                                                                      
June                                                                     

July                                                                     
August                                                                   
September                                                                
October                                                                  
November                                                                 
December                                                                 
                                                  

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
            EXHBIIT 4.  U.S. SERVICES BY MAJOR CATEGORIES -- IMPORTS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                           adjustments and rounding.)

                   Total                         Passenger      Other
Period             Services       Travel         Fares          Transportation

2001                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.          210,385         60,117         22,418         38,823
Jan.- Mar.            56,848         16,003          5,810         10,521

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

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

2002                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.          240,467         59,303         20,993         38,555
Jan.- Mar.            57,613         14,538          5,087          8,871

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

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

2003                                                                     

Jan.- Mar.            63,692         15,390          5,441         10,591

January               21,512          5,389          1,906          3,564
February (R)          21,072          5,113          1,806          3,418
March                 21,108          4,888          1,729          3,609
April                                                                    
May                                                                      
June                                                                     

July                                                                     
August                                                                   
September                                                                
October                                                                  
November                                                                 
December                                                                 
                                        
                               _________________

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

2001                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.           16,359         54,588         15,198          2,882
Jan.- Mar.             4,097         16,146          3,548            723

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

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

2002                                                                     

Jan. - Dec.           19,899         79,379         19,418          2,920
Jan.- Mar.             4,761         19,127          4,488            741

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

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

2003                                                                     

Jan.- Mar.             4,897         21,102          5,520            751

January                1,628          7,000          1,775            250
February (R)           1,633          7,036          1,815            251
March                  1,636          7,066          1,930            250
April                                                                    
May                                                                      
June                                                                     

July                                                                     
August                                                                   
September                                                                
October                                                                  
November                                                                 
December                                                                 
                                                  

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                         EXHIBIT 5. U.S. TRADE IN GOODS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

                           Balance

                           Total
                           Balance            Total
                           of Payments        Census
Period                     Basis              Basis

2001                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -427,165           -411,899
Jan.- Mar.                  -113,032           -108,951

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

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

2002                                                   

Jan.- Dec.                  -484,487           -470,260
Jan.- Mar.                  -106,602           -103,202

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

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

2003                                                   

Jan.- Mar.                  -136,375           -133,147

January                      -44,964            -44,023
February (R)                 -44,302            -43,238
March                        -47,109            -45,886
April                                                  
May                                                    
June                                                   

July                                                   
August                                                 
September                                              
October                                                
November                                               
December                                               

February data as published last month:
			     -44,226            -43,149
                               _________________

Exports
                           Total
                           Balance                             Total

                           of Payments        Net              Census
Period                     Basis              Adjustments      Basis

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   718,762            -10,339          729,100
Jan.- Mar.                   193,284             -2,354          195,638

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   682,387            -10,915          693,302
Jan.- Mar.                   164,371             -2,662          167,033

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

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

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Mar.                   172,199             -2,578          174,777

January                       56,788               -747           57,535
February (R)                  57,333               -857           58,190
March                         58,078               -974           59,052
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

February data as published last month:
			      57,406 		   -876           58,282                            
                               _________________

Imports

                           Total
                           Balance                             Total
                           of Payments        Net              Census
Period                     Basis              Adjustments      Basis

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,145,927              4,928        1,140,999
Jan.- Mar.                   306,316              1,728          304,588

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                 1,166,874              3,313        1,163,561
Jan.- Mar.                   270,973                738          270,235

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

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

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Mar.                   308,574                651          307,923

January                      101,752                195          101,557
February (R)                 101,635                207          101,427
March                        105,187                249          104,939
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                

February data as published last month:
			     101,633		    201		 101,431                                                  

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                                                       PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                                   EXHIBIT 6. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOOD BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
                                                        JANUARY 2002 TO March 2003
                                                                     
                                  (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                                                 adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

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

Exports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.    682,387     -10,915      693,302       49,502      156,869      290,587       78,442       84,371       33,531
Jan.- Mar.    164,371      -2,662      167,033       12,420       36,802       70,916       18,435       20,521        7,938

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

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

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Mar.    172,199      -2,578      174,777       13,090       42,274       70,240       19,659       21,570        7,944

January        56,788        -747       57,535        4,359       13,995       22,704        6,517        7,434        2,527
February (R)   57,333        -857       58,190        4,441       13,940       23,791        6,531        6,875        2,613
March          58,078        -974       59,052        4,290       14,340       23,746        6,612        7,261        2,804
April                                                                                                                       
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        
July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    

Imports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.  1,166,874       3,313    1,163,561       49,700      269,007      283,817      203,877      307,843       49,318
Jan.- Mar.    270,973         738      270,235       11,844       57,791       69,294       47,577       71,417       12,310

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

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

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Mar.    308,574         651      307,923       13,586       79,155       71,040       50,948       81,377       11,817

January       101,752         195      101,557        4,533       24,944       24,444       16,893       26,821        3,922
February (R)  101,635         207      101,427        4,454       25,865       23,309       16,852       27,075        3,873
March         105,187         249      104,939        4,598       28,346       23,288       17,203       27,481        4,022
April                                                                                                                       
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        

July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 7. EXPORTS OF GOODS BY END-USE CATEGORY AND COMMODITY
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
    adjustments and rounding.  The commodities in this exhibit are ranked on
        the month-to-month change within each major commodity grouping.
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                                 (R) Revised.)
                                        

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

Total, Balance of Payments Basis          58,078       57,333           745
Net Adjustments                             -974         -857          -118
Total, Census Basis                       59,052       58,190           862

Foods, feeds, and beverages                4,290        4,441          -151

Soybeans                                     482          677          -195
Fish and shellfish                           233          402          -169
Wine and related products                     76           88           -12
Fruits,  frozen juices                       355          364            -9
Sorghum, barley, oats                         42           50            -8
Vegetables                                   240          242            -3
Rice                                         104          103             1
Dairy products and eggs                       57           55             2
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   75           70             4
Bakery products                              190          186             5
Nuts                                         148          141             7
Meat, poultry, etc.                          621          614             7
Alcoholic beverages, excluding wine           64           55             8
Oilseeds, food oils                          146          133            13
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                         267          248            19
Other foods                                  403          379            23
Corn                                         436          386            51
Wheat                                        352          246           105

Industrial supplies and materials         14,340       13,940           400

Petroleum products, other                    876          713           163
Cotton, raw                                  257          191            66
Chemicals-inorganic                          337          280            57
Chemicals-other                            1,182        1,130            52
Chemicals-fertilizers                        376          325            50
Iron and steel mill products                 360          312            48
Manmade cloth                                414          373            41
Precious metals, other                       209          173            36
Mineral supplies-manufactured                297          262            34
Fuel oil                                     319          287            32
Electric energy                               90           58            32
Newsprint                                    706          678            28
Iron and steel products, other               246          223            23
Plastic materials                          1,300        1,284            16
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        360          345            15
Agric. farming-unmanufactured                121          108            12
Industrial rubber products                   185          175            11
Cotton fiber cloth                           226          216            10
Logs and lumber                              314          305             9
Finished metal shapes                        761          752             8
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                      85           78             7
Finished textile supplies                    192          185             7
Agric. industry-unmanufactured               104           98             6
Metallurgical grade coal                      95           90             5
Shingles, molding, wallboard                 156          152             4
Crude oil                                      6            3             3
Coal and fuels, other                         47           45             3
Leather and furs                              66           64             2
Nonmetallic minerals                          34           33             1
Hair, waste materials                         37           36             1
Nuclear fuel materials                       143          143             0
Agriculture-manufactured, other              115          115             0
Steelmaking materials                        202          202             0
Aluminum and alumina                         241          242            -1
Nontextile floor tiles                        22           24            -1
Wood supplies, manufactured                   73           76            -4
Tapes, audio and visual                       93           98            -5
Synthetic rubber-primary                     147          158           -11
Nonferrous metals, other                     187          199           -12
Other industrial supplies                  1,224        1,241           -17
Hides and skins                              136          158           -22
Chemicals-organic                          1,455        1,480           -25
Copper                                       105          131           -26
Tobacco, unmanufactured                       59           99           -40
Nonmonetary gold                             262          311           -48
Natural gas liquids                           67          125           -58
Gas-natural                                   49          161          -112

Capital goods, except automotive          23,746       23,791           -45

Civilian aircraft                          1,586        2,479          -894
Industrial machines, other                 1,730        1,853          -123
Telecommunications equipment               1,683        1,785          -102
Wood, glass, plastic                         195          222           -27
Photo, service industry machinery            435          455           -19
Marine engines, parts                         80           96           -16
Excavating machinery                         456          465            -9
Railway transportation equipment             109          114            -6
Pulp and paper machinery                     199          203            -4
Business machines and equipment              152          155            -4
Spacecraft, excluding military                 1            1             0
Laboratory testing instruments               414          414             0
Textile, sewing machines                      80           80             0
Parts-civilian aircraft                    1,039        1,038             1
Nonfarm tractors and parts                    95           91             4
Commercial vessels, other                     12            5             7
Vessels, excluding scrap                       8            0             7
Specialized mining                            38           22            16
Food, tobacco machinery                      160          142            18
Agricultural machinery, equipment            312          285            27
Electric apparatus                         1,697        1,670            27
Materials handling equipment                 398          366            32
Measuring, testing, control instruments    1,149        1,117            32
Drilling & oilfield equipment                556          519            37
Metalworking machine tools                   448          404            44
Medicinal equipment                        1,267        1,220            47
Generators, accessories                      503          445            58
Computers                                    725          666            59
Computer accessories                       2,495        2,423            72
Industrial engines                           990          884           106
Engines-civilian aircraft                    986          822           164
Semiconductors                             3,750        3,349           401

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines    6,612        6,531            81

Consumer goods                             7,261        6,875           387

Pharmaceutical preparations                1,838        1,469           369
Jewelry, etc                                 215          175            40
Books, printed matter                        350          311            39
Household appliances                         383          364            20
Other household goods                        713          695            19
Furniture, household goods, etc.             200          187            14
Apparel, household goods - textile           522          510            11
Writing and art supplies                     379          374             5
Pleasure boats and motors                     94           91             4
Toiletries and cosmetics                     362          359             3
Musical instruments                           66           65             2
Rugs                                          58           56             2
Cookware, cutlery, tools                      56           55             1
Toys/games/sporting goods                    436          435             1
Glassware, chinaware                          27           26             1
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           112          112             0
Tobacco, manufactured                        161          162            -1
Nursery stock, etc.                           23           25            -2
TV's, VCR's, etc.                            248          251            -2
Sports apparel and gear                       33           36            -3
Numismatic coins                               2            8            -6
Stereo equipment, etc.                       115          124            -9
Records, tapes, and disks                    234          245           -11
Gem diamonds                                 428          447           -18
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              204          294           -90

Other goods                                2,804        2,613           191
                                        
                               _________________

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

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         172,199      164,371         7,827
Net Adjustments                           -2,578       -2,662            84
Total, Census Basis                      174,777      167,033         7,744

Foods, feeds, and beverages               13,090       12,420           670

Soybeans                                   1,813        1,410           403
Fish and shellfish                           879          881            -2
Wine and related products                    236          180            56
Fruits,  frozen juices                     1,080        1,044            36
Sorghum, barley, oats                        152          204           -52
Vegetables                                   717          723            -6
Rice                                         291          204            87
Dairy products and eggs                      168          159            10
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  205          165            40
Bakery products                              564          501            63
Nuts                                         429          416            13
Meat, poultry, etc.                        1,835        1,816            19
Alcoholic beverages, excluding wine          158          137            21
Oilseeds, food oils                          413          353            61
Animal feeds, n.e.c.                         823          846           -23
Other foods                                1,163        1,099            64
Corn                                       1,253        1,350           -98
Wheat                                        910          933           -23

Industrial supplies and materials         42,274       36,802         5,472

Petroleum products, other                  2,289        1,501           788
Cotton, raw                                  655          527           129
Chemicals-inorganic                          954          942            12
Chemicals-other                            3,453        3,153           300
Chemicals-fertilizers                      1,044        1,020            24
Iron and steel mill products                 988          757           231
Manmade cloth                              1,212        1,103           109
Precious metals, other                       551          576           -25
Mineral supplies-manufactured                832          712           120
Fuel oil                                     920          551           369
Electric energy                              191           59           131
Newsprint                                  2,084        1,923           161
Iron and steel products, other               696          671            25
Plastic materials                          3,789        3,353           436
Pulpwood and woodpulp                      1,053          968            85
Agric. farming-unmanufactured                343          373           -30
Industrial rubber products                   530          532            -2
Cotton fiber cloth                           674          584            90
Logs and lumber                              904          872            32
Finished metal shapes                      2,252        2,142           109
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     252          237            14
Finished textile supplies                    565          563             2
Agric. industry-unmanufactured               294          316           -22
Metallurgical grade coal                     263          215            48
Shingles, molding, wallboard                 456          460            -4
Crude oil                                     18           26            -9
Coal and fuels, other                        149          262          -113
Leather and furs                             200          169            32
Nonmetallic minerals                         102          100             2
Hair, waste materials                        108          100             8
Nuclear fuel materials                       521          355           166
Agriculture-manufactured, other              337          506          -168
Steelmaking materials                        572          430           142
Aluminum and alumina                         740          703            37
Nontextile floor tiles                        72           72            -1
Wood supplies, manufactured                  226          213            13
Tapes, audio and visual                      294          290             4
Synthetic rubber-primary                     456          404            52
Nonferrous metals, other                     589          504            85
Other industrial supplies                  3,746        3,446           300
Hides and skins                              437          419            18
Chemicals-organic                          4,310        3,188         1,122
Copper                                       338          258            80
Tobacco, unmanufactured                      270          315           -45
Nonmonetary gold                             940          632           308
Natural gas liquids                          299          144           155
Gas-natural                                  308          157           152

Capital goods, except automotive          70,240       70,916          -676

Civilian aircraft                          5,445        6,282          -836
Industrial machines, other                 5,256        4,923           333
Telecommunications equipment               5,140        6,078          -938
Wood, glass, plastic                         632          613            19
Photo, service industry machinery          1,364        1,323            40
Marine engines, parts                        236          182            54
Excavating machinery                       1,319        1,329           -10
Railway transportation equipment             388          263           125
Pulp and paper machinery                     614          561            53
Business machines and equipment              493          550           -57
Spacecraft, excluding military                 2            3            -1
Laboratory testing instruments             1,250        1,185            65
Textile, sewing machines                     252          257            -5
Parts-civilian aircraft                    3,148        2,983           165
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   274          234            39
Commercial vessels, other                     28           40           -11
Vessels, excluding scrap                      10           46           -36
Specialized mining                            84           89            -4
Food, tobacco machinery                      425          432            -7
Agricultural machinery, equipment            912          843            69
Electric apparatus                         5,063        5,100           -37
Materials handling equipment               1,127        1,110            17
Measuring, testing, control instruments    3,387        3,162           225
Drilling & oilfield equipment              1,499        1,656          -157
Metalworking machine tools                 1,245        1,183            63
Medicinal equipment                        3,755        3,580           175
Generators, accessories                    1,412        1,498           -86
Computers                                  2,175        2,365          -190
Computer accessories                       7,468        7,386            81
Industrial engines                         2,763        2,867          -105
Engines-civilian aircraft                  2,737        2,946          -209
Semiconductors                            10,337        9,846           491

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   19,659       18,435         1,224

Consumer goods                            21,570       20,521         1,048

Pharmaceutical preparations                5,138        4,040         1,098
Jewelry, etc                                 646          663           -16
Books, printed matter                        997          981            17
Household appliances                       1,136        1,158           -22
Other household goods                      2,143        2,042           102
Furniture, household goods, etc.             573          518            55
Apparel, household goods - textile         1,564        1,558             6
Writing and art supplies                   1,119        1,093            26
Pleasure boats and motors                    275          229            45
Toiletries and cosmetics                   1,105        1,077            28
Musical instruments                          197          295           -98
Rugs                                         170          167             3
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     169          179           -10
Toys/games/sporting goods                  1,321        1,297            24
Glassware, chinaware                          81          159           -78
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           340          337             3
Tobacco, manufactured                        472          522           -50
Nursery stock, etc.                           71           72             0
TV's, VCR's, etc.                            774        1,120          -345
Sports apparel and gear                      109          107             2
Numismatic coins                              14           18            -4
Stereo equipment, etc.                       347          374           -27
Records, tapes, and disks                    753          765           -12
Gem diamonds                               1,282        1,058           224
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              771          693            77

Other goods                                7,944        7,938             5
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 8. IMPORTS OF GOODS BY END-USE CATEGORY AND COMMODITY
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
    adjustments and rounding. The Commodities in this exhibit are ranked on
        the month-to-month change within each major commodity grouping.
(-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown. (R) Revised
                                        

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

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         105,187      101,635         3,552
Net Adjustments                              249          207            41
Total, Census Basis                      104,939      101,427         3,511

Foods, feeds, and beverages                4,598        4,454           144

Wine and related products                    513          480            32
Food oils, oilseeds                          134          101            32
Bakery products                              370          342            28
Cocoa beans                                   72           53            19
Dairy products and eggs                      109           93            16
Alcoholic bevs, excluding wine               315          300            15
Vegetables                                   401          387            15
Fruits, frozen juices                        446          434            12
Feedstuff and foodgrains                     134          124            10
Green coffee                                 118          108            10
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                   35           31             4
Other foods                                  356          352             4
Cane and beet sugar                           45           46            -1
Nuts                                          62           64            -2
Meat products                                493          498            -5
Tea, spices, etc.                             73           84           -11
Fish and shellfish                           924          959           -35

Industrial supplies and materials         28,346       25,865         2,481

Crude oil                                  8,936        8,262           674
Gas-natural                                2,421        1,892           530
Petroleum products, other                  1,677        1,239           438
Fuel oil                                   1,454        1,213           242
Liquefied petroleum gases                    545          370           174
Nickel                                       165           71            93
Nuclear fuel materials                       228          145            83
Electric energy                              218          141            77
Iron and steel mill products                 724          650            74
Industrial supplies, other                 1,294        1,252            43
Bauxite and aluminum                         630          598            32
Plastic materials                            714          682            31
Tobacco, waxes, etc                          321          293            28
Paper and paper products                     573          545            28
Chemicals-fertilizers                        338          315            22
Plywood and veneers                          143          128            15
Chemicals-inorganic                          320          305            15
Shingles, wallboard                          642          629            13
Newsprint                                    246          234            12
Blank tapes, audio & visual                  215          204            11
Natural rubber                                89           81             9
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                      72           64             8
Zinc                                          74           68             6
Tin                                           20           14             6
Wool, silk, etc.                              58           52             6
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.              346          340             5
Nonferrous metals, other                     110          105             5
Nontextile floor tiles                       192          188             4
Synthetic cloth                              351          348             3
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                  48           45             3
Materials, excluding chemicals               120          117             3
Synthetic rubber--primary                    104          102             2
Hides and skins                               12           10             2
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        203          202             1
Finished textile supplies                    216          216             0
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                      471          471             0
Lumber                                       484          486            -2
Cotton, natural fibers                         7            9            -2
Iron and steel, advanced                     406          408            -2
Hair, waste materials                         38           40            -2
Cotton cloth, fabrics                        171          176            -5
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                    319          327            -7
Farming materials, livestock                  62           69            -7
Leather and furs                              65           73            -8
Finished metal shapes                        594          604           -10
Coal and related fuels                       101          113           -11
Other precious metals                        277          292           -15
Copper                                       134          152           -18
Chemicals-organic                          1,023        1,064           -41
Nonmonetary gold                             175          218           -43
Steelmaking materials                        198          242           -45

Capital goods, except automotive          23,288       23,309           -21

Computer accessories                       4,422        4,520           -98
Telecommunications equipment               1,888        1,982           -94
Photo, service industry machinery            771          832           -62
Electric apparatus                         1,841        1,902           -61
Civilian aircraft                            827          858           -31
Business machines and equipment              489          519           -30
Measuring, testing, control instruments      768          797           -29
Industrial machines, other                 1,530        1,556           -26
Computers                                  1,482        1,501           -18
Materials handling equipment                 509          522           -13
Parts-civilian aircraft                      370          381           -11
Food, tobacco machinery                      131          142           -11
Pulp and paper machinery                     281          286            -5
Laboratory testing instruments               163          165            -3
Nonfarm tractors and parts                    55           57            -2
Vessels, except scrap                          0            0             0
Spacecraft, excluding military                 2            2             0
Commercial vessels, other                      6            4             2
Marine engines, parts                         64           62             2
Wood, glass, plastic                         411          404             8
Railway transportation equipment              85           74            11
Textile, sewing machines                      85           73            12
Specialized mining                            36           24            13
Drilling & oilfield equipment                107           94            14
Metalworking machine tools                   506          485            22
Industrial engines                           785          740            45
Medicinal equipment                        1,314        1,265            49
Agricultural machinery, equipment            377          323            54
Excavating machinery                         385          330            54
Engines-civilian aircraft                    658          598            60
Semiconductors                             2,061        1,998            62
Generators, accessories                      877          812            65

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   17,203       16,852           351

Consumer goods                            27,481       27,075           406

Pharmaceutical preparations                4,380        3,885           495
Toys/games/sporting goods                  2,017        1,821           196
TV's, VCR's, etc                           1,860        1,770            90
Other household goods                      2,918        2,845            72
Household appliances                       1,002          936            67
Motorcycles and parts                        332          298            33
Jewelry                                      738          714            24
Photo equipment                              157          148             9
Records, tapes, and disks                    120          118             2
Numismatic coins                              30           32            -2
Nursery stock, etc.                          102          104            -2
Furniture, household goods, etc.           1,437        1,440            -3
Glassware, chinaware                         183          187            -4
Apparel, household goods - wool              279          283            -4
Stereo equipment, etc                        524          529            -4
Cookware, cutlery, tools                     413          419            -6
Books, printed matter                        273          280            -7
Gem diamonds                                 965          972            -8
Rugs                                         140          149            -9
Footwear                                   1,028        1,039           -11
Musical instruments                          124          135           -11
Toiletries and cosmetics                     343          360           -17
Apparel,household goods-nontextile           519          538           -19
Gem stones, other                            137          165           -27
Camping apparel and gear                     537          567           -30
Writing and art supplies                     829          867           -38
Pleasure boats and motors                    173          249           -75
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotton       2,231        2,307           -77
Apparel, household goods - cotton          3,260        3,353           -93
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.              428          565          -137

Other goods                                4,022        3,873           150
                                        
                               _________________

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

Total, Balance of Payments Basis         308,574      270,973        37,601
Net Adjustments                              651          738           -88
Total, Census Basis                      307,923      270,235        37,688

Foods, feeds, and beverages               13,586       11,844         1,741

Wine and related products                  1,473        1,287           186
Food oils, oilseeds                          344          267            77
Bakery products                            1,052          842           211
Cocoa beans                                  240          115           125
Dairy products and eggs                      297          262            35
Alcoholic bevs, excluding wine               902          803            99
Vegetables                                 1,236        1,011           225
Fruits, frozen juices                      1,343        1,250            92
Feedstuff and foodgrains                     393          375            18
Green coffee                                 345          232           113
Nonagricultural foods, etc.                  101           83            18
Other foods                                1,039          872           167
Cane and beet sugar                          119          115             4
Nuts                                         184          177             7
Meat products                              1,524        1,478            46
Tea, spices, etc.                            224          206            18
Fish and shellfish                         2,770        2,470           300

Industrial supplies and materials         79,155       57,791        21,364

Crude oil                                 24,629       14,263        10,365
Gas-natural                                5,600        2,466         3,134
Petroleum products, other                  4,121        2,559         1,561
Fuel oil                                   3,908        1,570         2,338
Liquefied petroleum gases                  1,442          800           643
Nickel                                       300          214            86
Nuclear fuel materials                       671          454           216
Electric energy                              481          365           116
Iron and steel mill products               2,127        2,255          -129
Industrial supplies, other                 3,815        3,313           502
Bauxite and aluminum                       1,860        1,551           309
Plastic materials                          2,054        1,662           393
Tobacco, waxes, etc                          897          850            47
Paper and paper products                   1,652        1,414           237
Chemicals-fertilizers                      1,056          743           314
Plywood and veneers                          405          356            49
Chemicals-inorganic                          951          929            22
Shingles, wallboard                        1,921        1,766           155
Newsprint                                    728          781           -53
Blank tapes, audio & visual                  618          569            50
Natural rubber                               256          133           123
Glass-plate, sheet, etc.                     221          191            30
Zinc                                         225          238           -13
Tin                                           46           38             8
Wool, silk, etc.                             161          145            16
Iron and steel products, n.e.c.            1,030        1,078           -48
Nonferrous metals, other                     328          322             7
Nontextile floor tiles                       566          495            70
Synthetic cloth                            1,050        1,005            46
Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals                 146          136            10
Materials, excluding chemicals               367          380           -13
Synthetic rubber--primary                    300          266            35
Hides and skins                               34           36            -2
Pulpwood and woodpulp                        589          535            54
Finished textile supplies                    647          562            85
Chemicals-other, n.e.c.                    1,377        1,271           106
Lumber                                     1,481        1,988          -507
Cotton, natural fibers                        26           25             1
Iron and steel, advanced                   1,211        1,047           164
Hair, waste materials                        118          104            15
Cotton cloth, fabrics                        522          510            12
Stone, sand, cement, etc.                    982          896            86
Farming materials, livestock                 201          212           -12
Leather and furs                             214          222            -8
Finished metal shapes                      1,813        1,609           204
Coal and related fuels                       280          232            48
Other precious metals                        843          751            92
Copper                                       449          641          -192
Chemicals-organic                          3,182        2,870           312
Nonmonetary gold                             595          500            95
Steelmaking materials                        658          474           184

Capital goods, except automotive          71,040       69,294         1,746

Computer accessories                      13,819       15,093        -1,275
Telecommunications equipment               5,764        5,287           477
Photo, service industry machinery          2,496        2,080           415
Electric apparatus                         5,627        5,291           336
Civilian aircraft                          2,832        3,703          -870
Business machines and equipment            1,537          990           547
Measuring, testing, control instruments    2,323        2,078           245
Industrial machines, other                 4,613        4,336           276
Computers                                  4,816        3,799         1,017
Materials handling equipment               1,525        1,367           158
Parts-civilian aircraft                    1,146        1,270          -124
Food, tobacco machinery                      393          363            31
Pulp and paper machinery                     858          811            47
Laboratory testing instruments               483          502           -19
Nonfarm tractors and parts                   168          158            10
Vessels, except scrap                          4            0             3
Spacecraft, excluding military                53            8            46
Commercial vessels, other                     16           13             3
Marine engines, parts                        172          135            37
Wood, glass, plastic                       1,253          951           302
Railway transportation equipment             252          236            16
Textile, sewing machines                     240          215            25
Specialized mining                            85           93            -8
Drilling & oilfield equipment                364          323            41
Metalworking machine tools                 1,445        1,336           109
Industrial engines                         2,271        2,280            -9
Medicinal equipment                        3,810        3,318           492
Agricultural machinery, equipment          1,054          932           121
Excavating machinery                       1,043          985            58
Engines-civilian aircraft                  1,909        2,271          -362
Semiconductors                             6,066        6,307          -241
Generators, accessories                    2,603        2,763          -160

Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines   50,948       47,577         3,371

Consumer goods                            81,377       71,417         9,960

Pharmaceutical preparations               12,194        9,285         2,909
Toys/games/sporting goods                  5,786        5,325           461
TV's, VCR's, etc                           5,299        5,363           -64
Other household goods                      8,615        7,345         1,270
Household appliances                       2,842        2,436           406
Motorcycles and parts                        860          746           114
Jewelry                                    2,298        2,164           134
Photo equipment                              452          433            18
Records, tapes, and disks                    352          299            54
Numismatic coins                              91           27            63
Nursery stock, etc.                          312          294            18
Furniture, household goods, etc.           4,356        3,723           633
Glassware, chinaware                         559          486            73
Apparel, household goods - wool              851          725           126
Stereo equipment, etc                      1,603        1,872          -269
Cookware, cutlery, tools                   1,233        1,038           195
Books, printed matter                        835          785            50
Gem diamonds                               2,963        2,937            25
Rugs                                         431          375            56
Footwear                                   3,060        2,729           331
Musical instruments                          374          326            48
Toiletries and cosmetics                   1,034          929           105
Apparel,household goods-nontextile         1,617        1,438           179
Gem stones, other                            434          386            49
Camping apparel and gear                   1,622        1,418           204
Writing and art supplies                   2,536        2,367           169
Pleasure boats and motors                    597          449           148
Apparel, textiles, nonwool or cotton       6,824        5,810         1,014
Apparel, household goods - cotton          9,884        8,257         1,627
Artwork, antiques, stamps, etc.            1,464        1,650          -186

Other goods                               11,817       12,310          -493
                                                  

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

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

                                                  

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
          EXHIBIT 9. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS, PETROLEUM
                   AND NON-PETROLEUM END-USE CATEGORY TOTALS
                           JANUARY 2002 TO March 2003
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                    adjustments and rounding.  (R) Revised.)

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

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.              -484,487        -14,228       -93,136      -377,124
Jan.- Mar.              -106,602         -3,400       -16,971       -86,231

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

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

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Mar.              -136,375         -3,229       -30,575      -102,571

January                  -44,964           -942        -9,275       -34,747
February (R)             -44,302         -1,064        -9,956       -33,282
March                    -47,109         -1,223       -11,344       -34,543
April                                                                      
May                                                                        
June                                                                       

July                                                                       
August                                                                     
September                                                                  
October                                                                    
November                                                                   
December                                                                   
                                        
                               _________________

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

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.               682,387        -10,915        10,338       682,964
Jan.- Mar.               164,371         -2,662         2,222       164,811

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

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

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Mar.               172,199         -2,578         3,525       171,252

January                   56,788           -747         1,128        56,406
February (R)              57,333           -857         1,128        57,061
March                     58,078           -974         1,268        57,784
April                                                                      
May                                                                        
June                                                                       

July                                                                       
August                                                                     
September                                                                  
October                                                                    
November                                                                   
December                                                                   
                                        
                               _________________

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

2002                                                                       

Jan.- Dec.             1,166,874          3,313       103,474     1,060,088
Jan.- Mar.               270,973            738        19,192       251,042

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

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

2003                                                                       

Jan.- Mar.               308,574            651        34,100       273,823

January                  101,752            195        10,404        91,153
February (R)             101,635            207        11,085        90,343
March                    105,187            249        12,612        92,327
April                                                                      
May                                                                        
June                                                                       

July                                                                       
August                                                                     
September                                                                  
October                                                                    
November                                                                   
December                                                                   
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                     EXHIBIT 10. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
                              (CONSTANT DOLLARS BASIS): JANUARY 2002 TO March 2003
                                           1996 CONSTANT DOLLAR BASIS
                                                        
                     In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
                      adjustment and rounding.  The values in this exhibit are subject to
                    periodic change, reflecting revisions to the source information for the
                                        monthly deflators.  (R) Revised)
                                                        

                                End-Use Commodity Category

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

Exports

2002                                                                                                      

Jan.- Dec.           756,558       61,750      166,760      334,043       75,908       84,174       33,923
Jan.- Mar.           184,002       16,164       40,446       80,870       17,874       20,491        8,158

January               61,300        5,464       13,530       26,903        5,829        6,917        2,657
February              61,282        5,645       13,490       26,583        6,005        6,836        2,724
March                 61,420        5,054       13,426       27,384        6,040        6,738        2,777
April                 63,092        4,999       14,169       27,500        6,489        7,076        2,859
May                   63,839        5,186       14,283       27,876        6,541        6,851        3,103
June                  64,864        5,522       14,154       28,972        6,447        7,091        2,678

July                  65,083        5,337       13,871       28,869        6,871        7,224        2,911
August                64,119        4,868       13,961       28,688        6,596        7,083        2,922
September             63,762        4,656       13,891       28,916        6,470        7,067        2,762
October               62,969        4,689       13,632       28,207        6,377        7,188        2,876
November              63,476        5,063       14,148       28,098        6,081        7,197        2,888
December              61,351        5,265       14,205       26,048        6,162        6,906        2,766

2003                                                                                                      

Jan.- Mar.           188,392       15,429       42,386       82,323       18,938       21,448        7,868

January               62,351        5,166       14,245       26,720        6,279        7,419        2,522
February (R)          62,420        5,203       13,967       27,571        6,285        6,814        2,581
March                 63,621        5,061       14,173       28,031        6,375        7,215        2,765
April                                                                                                     
May                                                                                                       
June                                                                                                      

July                                                                                                      
August                                                                                                    
September                                                                                                 
October                                                                                                   
November                                                                                                  
December                                                                                                  

Imports

2002                                                                                                      

Jan.- Dec.         1,292,660       52,534      260,977      399,897      199,702      328,044       51,507
Jan.- Mar.           307,891       12,647       62,654       97,062       46,688       75,928       12,912

January              100,852        4,074       20,953       31,933       14,994       24,650        4,248
February             103,887        4,356       21,038       32,349       16,014       26,000        4,130
March                103,152        4,216       20,663       32,781       15,680       25,278        4,534
April                107,168        4,288       21,982       33,366       16,668       26,720        4,144
May                  109,267        4,361       21,908       33,933       17,329       27,404        4,331
June                 109,446        4,407       21,603       34,030       16,873       27,958        4,575

July                 108,468        4,519       21,673       33,911       16,887       27,262        4,216
August               110,563        4,496       22,343       33,588       17,212       28,651        4,273
September            108,734        4,304       21,675       33,102       17,299       28,017        4,337
October              104,714        4,154       21,863       31,426       16,344       26,660        4,268
November             112,651        4,604       22,339       34,857       17,102       29,671        4,079
December             113,759        4,754       22,938       34,621       17,299       29,774        4,372

2003                                                                                                      

Jan.- Mar.           328,697       13,992       65,041      101,147       49,872       86,532       12,114

January              110,394        4,662       21,713       34,903       16,558       28,506        4,052
February (R)         108,098        4,607       21,107       33,137       16,483       28,787        3,976
March                110,205        4,723       22,220       33,108       16,831       29,238        4,086
April                                                                                                     
May                                                                                                       
June                                                                                                      

July                                                                                                      
August                                                                                                    
September                                                                                                 
October                                                                                                   
November                                                                                                  
December                                                                                                  
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                          PART A: SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
     EXHIBIT 11. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS, PETROLEUM AND NON-PETROLEUM
                       END-USE COMMODITY CATEGORY TOTALS
              (CONSTANT DOLLARS BASIS): JANUARY 2001 TO March 2003
                           1996 CONSTANT DOLLAR BASIS
     (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to seasonal
      adjustment and rounding.  The values in this exhibit are subject to
    periodic change, reflecting revisions to the source information for the
                        monthly deflators.  (R) Revised)
                                        

Trade Balance

                   Total
                   Census                          Non-
Period             Basis (1)       Petroleum       petroleum

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -447,336         -80,625        -366,711
Jan.- Mar.          -112,040         -20,722         -91,318

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.          -536,103         -78,220        -457,882
Jan.- Mar.          -123,889         -18,732        -105,156

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

July                 -43,384          -6,533         -36,851
August               -46,444          -6,605         -39,839
September            -44,972          -6,144         -38,829
October              -41,745          -6,931         -34,814
November             -49,175          -6,795         -42,381
December             -52,407          -6,326         -46,081

2003                                                        

Jan.- Mar.          -140,305         -19,279        -121,027

January              -48,043          -6,304         -41,739
February (R)         -45,678          -6,046         -39,632
March                -46,584          -6,929         -39,655
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
                                        
                               _________________

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

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           795,663           8,506         787,157
Jan.- Mar.           213,505           2,086         211,419

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           756,558           8,552         748,006
Jan.- Mar.           184,002           1,972         182,030

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

July                  65,083             695          64,388
August                64,119             785          63,334
September             63,762             691          63,071
October               62,969             724          62,245
November              63,476             738          62,737
December              61,351             945          60,406

2003                                                        

Jan.- Mar.           188,392           2,423         185,969

January               62,351             833          61,518
February (R)          62,420             764          61,657
March                 63,621             826          62,794
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
                                        
                               _________________

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

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,242,998          89,131       1,153,868
Jan.- Mar.           325,545          22,808         302,737

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,292,660          86,772       1,205,888
Jan.- Mar.           307,891          20,704         287,187

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

July                 108,468           7,228         101,239
August               110,563           7,390         103,173
September            108,734           6,835         101,899
October              104,714           7,655          97,059
November             112,651           7,533         105,118
December             113,759           7,272         106,487

2003                                                        

Jan.- Mar.           328,697          21,701         306,996

January              110,394           7,137         103,257
February (R)         108,098           6,810         101,288
March                110,205           7,755         102,450
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                        EXHIBIT 12. U. S. TRADE IN GOODS
                                        
          (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
                            rounding.  (R) Revised.)
                                        

Trade Balance

                                  Total
                                  Balance        Total
                                  of Payments    Census
Period                            Basis          Basis

2001                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -427,165       -411,899
Jan.- Mar.                         -105,864       -101,783

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

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

2002                                                      

Jan.- Dec.                         -484,487       -470,260
Jan.- Mar.                          -97,369        -93,969

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

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

2003                                                      

Jan.- Mar.                         -126,961       -123,732

January                             -44,003        -43,061
February (R)                        -38,883        -37,819
March                               -44,074        -42,852
April                                                     
May                                                       
June                                                      

July                                                      
August                                                    
September                                                 
October                                                   
November                                                  
December                                                  

February data as published last month:
				    -38,801	   -37,723                                        
                               _________________

Exports

                   Total
                   Balance                         Total
                   of Payments     Net             Census
Period             Basis           Adjustments     Basis

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           718,762         -10,339         729,100
Jan.- Mar.           192,909          -2,354         195,262

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.           682,387         -10,915         693,302
Jan.- Mar.           163,810          -2,662         166,472

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

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

2003                                                        

Jan.- Mar.           171,086          -2,578         173,664

January               53,997            -747          54,745
February (R)          54,971            -857          55,828
March                 62,118            -974          63,092
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    

February data as published last month:
		      55,050	        -876	      55,926                                        
                               _________________

Imports

                   Total
                   Balance                         Total
                   of Payments     Net             Census
Period             Basis           Adjustments     Basis

2001                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,145,927           4,928       1,140,999
Jan.- Mar.           298,773           1,728         297,045

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

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

2002                                                        

Jan.- Dec.         1,166,874           3,313       1,163,561
Jan.- Mar.           261,179             738         260,441

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

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

2003                                                        

Jan.- Mar.           298,047             651         297,396

January               98,001             195          97,806
February (R)          93,854             207          93,647
March                106,192             249         105,944
April                                                       
May                                                         
June                                                        

July                                                        
August                                                      
September                                                   
October                                                     
November                                                    
December                                                    

February data as published last month:
		      93,850   		 201	      93,649                                               

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                                                                     
                                                     PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                                  EXHIBIT 13.EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL END-USE CATEGORY
                                                        JANUARY 2002 TO March 2003
                                                                     
                                       (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
                                                         rounding.  (R) Revised.)

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

Exports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.    682,387     -10,915      693,302       49,502      156,869      290,587       78,442       84,371       33,531
Jan.- Mar.    163,810      -2,662      166,472       12,501       36,751       70,638       18,517       20,289        7,776

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

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

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Mar.    171,086      -2,578      173,664       13,402       42,220       69,459       19,546       21,257        7,780

January        53,997        -747       54,745        4,434       13,750       21,599        5,703        6,824        2,435
February (R)   54,971        -857       55,828        4,447       13,449       22,221        6,481        6,697        2,533
March          62,118        -974       63,092        4,520       15,022       25,639        7,362        7,737        2,812
April                                                                                                                       
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        

July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    

Imports

2002                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Dec.  1,166,874       3,313    1,163,561       49,700      269,007      283,817      203,877      307,843       49,318
Jan.- Mar.    261,179         738      260,441       11,395       57,063       66,993       47,440       65,671       11,878

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

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

2003                                                                                                                        

Jan.- Mar.    298,047         651      297,396       13,093       78,586       68,703       50,516       75,055       11,443

January        98,001         195       97,806        4,469       25,354       23,072       15,584       25,449        3,879
February (R)   93,854         207       93,647        3,974       24,299       21,338       16,491       23,954        3,590
March         106,192         249      105,944        4,650       28,933       24,292       18,442       25,652        3,974
April                                                                                                                       
May                                                                                                                         
June                                                                                                                        

July                                                                                                                        
August                                                                                                                      
September                                                                                                                   
October                                                                                                                     
November                                                                                                                    
December                                                                                                                    
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 14. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS BY SELECTED
                         COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

Balance

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

Total Balance of Payments Basis   -44,074     -38,883    -126,961

Net Adjustments                    -1,223      -1,064      -3,229

Total Census Basis                -42,852     -37,819    -123,732
North America                      -9,129      -8,245     -25,340
        Canada                     -5,205      -4,345     -14,499
        Mexico                     -3,924      -3,900     -10,841
Western Europe                     -7,787      -6,553     -21,329
    Euro Area (2)                  -6,013      -4,814     -16,413
    European Union                 -7,269      -6,106     -19,877
        Austria                      -212        -195        -582
        Belgium                       424         528       1,385
        Finland                      -215        -137        -515
        France                       -608        -887      -2,515
        Germany                    -3,375      -2,503      -8,563
        Italy                      -1,428      -1,069      -3,563
        Netherlands                   924         711       2,244
        Spain                         -80         -26        -137
        Sweden                       -630        -498      -1,556
        United Kingdom               -419        -685      -1,454
        Other EU                   -1,651      -1,345      -4,621
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                      -545        -395      -1,287
        Norway                       -314        -224        -749
        Switzerland                  -235        -147        -493
        Other EFTA                      4         -24         -45
    Other Western Europe               27         -53        -165
Eastern Europe/FSR                 -1,283        -925      -2,965
        Hungary                      -302         -64        -411
        Poland                        -44         -29        -123
        Former Soviet Republics      -806        -729      -2,052
            Russia                   -645        -572      -1,680
            Other FSR                -161        -157        -372
        Other EE                     -131        -104        -378
Pacific Rim Countries             -15,857     -14,871     -49,976
        Australia                     522         632       1,428
        China                      -7,670      -7,579     -24,670
        Japan                      -5,831      -5,316     -16,367
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)              -920        -794      -4,492
            Hong Kong                 623         390       1,135
            Korea                    -733        -488      -2,354
            Singapore                 342         332         289
            Taiwan                 -1,152      -1,029      -3,563
        Other Pacific Rim(3)       -1,959      -1,814      -5,875
South/Central America              -2,285      -1,619      -5,100
        Argentina                     -27        -134        -295
        Brazil                       -590        -516      -1,690
        Colombia                     -232        -248        -699
        Other S/C A (3)            -1,436        -721      -2,416
OPEC                               -4,988      -3,420     -12,038
        Indonesia(3)                 -578        -510      -1,576
        Nigeria                    -1,034        -624      -2,428
        Saudi Arabia               -1,302      -1,020      -3,584
        Venezuela(3)               -1,273        -527      -2,080
        Other OPEC                   -802        -738      -2,370
Other Countries                    -3,372      -3,138     -10,434
        Egypt                          50          75         205
        South Africa                 -121         -97        -417
        Other                      -3,302      -3,116     -10,222
Uniden. ctys (4)                        0           0           0
Timing Adjustments                      0         -84        -205
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

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

Total Balance of Payments Basis    62,118      54,971     171,086

Net Adjustments                      -974        -857      -2,578

Total Census Basis                 63,092      55,828     173,664
North America                      22,868      20,314      63,866
        Canada                     15,057      13,248      41,165
        Mexico                      7,810       7,066      22,702
Western Europe                     15,168      13,067      41,033
    Euro Area (2)                  10,039       8,892      27,694
    European Union                 13,821      12,031      37,628
        Austria                       149         130         402
        Belgium                     1,286       1,308       3,804
        Finland                       143         106         351
        France                      1,716       1,312       4,406
        Germany                     2,799       2,436       7,382
        Italy                         845         740       2,539
        Netherlands                 1,868       1,547       4,924
        Spain                         481         467       1,418
        Sweden                        360         255         847
        United Kingdom              3,283       2,766       8,717
        Other EU                      892         965       2,836
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       862         718       2,342
        Norway                        118         127         355
        Switzerland                   703         579       1,926
        Other EFTA                     42          11          62
    Other Western Europe              485         318       1,062
Eastern Europe/FSR                    600         445       1,519
        Hungary                       117          91         295
        Poland                         68          55         179
        Former Soviet Republics       296         216         759
            Russia                    191         145         494
            Other FSR                 105          71         265
        Other EE                      119          84         286
Pacific Rim Countries              16,167      14,623      44,342
        Australia                     992       1,021       2,854
        China                       2,425       2,054       6,466
        Japan                       4,463       4,160      12,547
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             6,245       5,721      17,038
            Hong Kong               1,184         955       3,083
            Korea                   2,164       2,156       6,050
            Singapore               1,560       1,436       4,060
            Taiwan                  1,337       1,174       3,845
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        2,043       1,667       5,437
South/Central America               4,503       4,002      12,513
        Argentina                     198         148         485
        Brazil                        934         820       2,558
        Colombia                      308         302         917
        Other S/C A (3)             3,062       2,733       8,554
OPEC                                1,557       1,359       4,038
        Indonesia(3)                  233         207         679
        Nigeria                        69          67         208
        Saudi Arabia                  406         366       1,107
        Venezuela(3)                  181         192         490
        Other OPEC                    667         528       1,554
Other Countries                     2,644       2,502       7,570
        Egypt                         165         173         561
        South Africa                  220         178         574
        Other                       2,260       2,151       6,435
Uniden. ctys (4)                        0           0           0
Timing Adjustments                      0         -87         -48
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

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

Total Balance of Payments Basis   106,192      93,854     298,047

Net Adjustments                       249         207         651

Total Census Basis                105,944      93,647     297,396
North America                      31,997      28,559      89,207
        Canada                     20,262      17,593      55,664
        Mexico                     11,735      10,966      33,543
Western Europe                     22,955      19,621      62,362
    Euro Area (2)                  16,052      13,706      44,108
    European Union                 21,090      18,137      57,505
        Austria                       360         326         985
        Belgium                       861         780       2,419
        Finland                       358         243         867
        France                      2,324       2,199       6,921
        Germany                     6,173       4,939      15,946
        Italy                       2,273       1,809       6,102
        Netherlands                   944         836       2,680
        Spain                         561         492       1,555
        Sweden                        990         753       2,403
        United Kingdom              3,702       3,450      10,172
        Other EU                    2,543       2,310       7,457
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                     1,407       1,113       3,629
        Norway                        432         351       1,104
        Switzerland                   937         726       2,419
        Other EFTA                     38          35         106
    Other Western Europe              458         371       1,227
Eastern Europe/FSR                  1,883       1,370       4,484
        Hungary                       419         154         707
        Poland                        112          84         302
        Former Soviet Republics     1,102         945       2,811
            Russia                    836         717       2,174
            Other FSR                 266         227         637
        Other EE                      251         187         665
Pacific Rim Countries              32,024      29,494      94,318
        Australia                     470         389       1,425
        China                      10,094       9,633      31,137
        Japan                      10,293       9,475      28,914
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             7,164       6,515      21,530
            Hong Kong                 561         565       1,947
            Korea                   2,897       2,643       8,404
            Singapore               1,217       1,105       3,770
            Taiwan                  2,489       2,202       7,408
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        4,002       3,482      11,312
South/Central America               6,788       5,622      17,614
        Argentina                     225         282         780
        Brazil                      1,525       1,336       4,248
        Colombia                      541         550       1,616
        Other S/C A (3)             4,498       3,454      10,969
OPEC                                6,545       4,779      16,076
        Indonesia(3)                  811         717       2,255
        Nigeria                     1,103         692       2,636
        Saudi Arabia                1,708       1,386       4,691
        Venezuela(3)                1,453         719       2,569
        Other OPEC                  1,469       1,267       3,924
Other Countries                     6,016       5,641      18,004
        Egypt                         114          98         356
        South Africa                  341         276         991
        Other                       5,562       5,267      16,656
Uniden. ctys (4)                        0           0           0
Timing Adjustments                      0          -3         157
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
         EXHIBIT 14A. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF GOODS BY SELECTED
                         COUNTRIES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

Balance

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

Total Balance of Payments Basis   -32,270     -31,576     -97,369

Net Adjustments                    -1,322      -1,111      -3,400

Total Census Basis                -30,948     -30,465     -93,969
North America                      -7,362      -6,673     -20,724
        Canada                     -3,903      -3,953     -12,275
        Mexico                     -3,459      -2,720      -8,449
Western Europe                     -5,515      -4,793     -15,287
    Euro Area (2)                  -4,415      -3,923     -12,229
    European Union                 -5,316      -4,588     -14,533
        Austria                       126        -102         -30
        Belgium                       218         299         756
        Finland                      -108        -119        -361
        France                       -678        -348      -1,903
        Germany                    -2,510      -2,344      -6,837
        Italy                      -1,051        -954      -3,062
        Netherlands                   945         747       2,478
        Spain                         -44         117         152
        Sweden                       -567        -523      -1,411
        United Kingdom               -232         -76        -610
        Other EU                   -1,416      -1,285      -3,705
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                      -347        -114        -805
        Norway                       -312         -13        -535
        Switzerland                   -80         -69        -263
        Other EFTA                     45         -32          -7
    Other Western Europe              147         -91          50
Eastern Europe/FSR                   -428        -155        -934
        Hungary                      -115         -92        -271
        Poland                        -12          -8         -46
        Former Soviet Republics      -211          21        -359
            Russia                   -194        -137        -458
            Other FSR                 -16         157          99
        Other EE                      -91         -76        -257
Pacific Rim Countries             -13,287     -15,332     -43,997
        Australia                     579         525       1,515
        China                      -5,629      -6,498     -18,984
        Japan                      -5,705      -5,664     -16,120
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)              -920      -1,824      -4,853
            Hong Kong                 537         307         911
            Korea                  -1,065      -1,015      -3,155
            Singapore                 523          20         706
            Taiwan                   -916      -1,137      -3,315
        Other Pacific Rim(3)       -1,612      -1,872      -5,555
South/Central America                -757        -446      -2,286
        Argentina                    -136         -98        -391
        Brazil                        -37         -10        -134
        Colombia                     -167         -80        -412
        Other S/C A (3)              -417        -258      -1,349
OPEC                               -2,396      -1,928      -6,887
        Indonesia(3)                 -563        -475      -1,622
        Nigeria                      -319        -228        -764
        Saudi Arabia                 -462        -472      -1,457
        Venezuela(3)                 -684        -332      -1,610
        Other OPEC                   -368        -420      -1,434
Other Countries                    -2,299      -1,900      -7,283
        Egypt                         297         366         751
        South Africa                  -54         -50        -322
        Other                      -2,542      -2,216      -7,712
Unidentified countries (4)              0           0           0
                                        
                               _________________

Exports

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

Total Balance of Payments Basis    59,583      52,239     163,810

Net Adjustments                    -1,048        -881      -2,662

Total Census Basis                 60,631      53,121     166,472
North America                      21,564      19,657      60,989
        Canada                     13,951      12,357      38,356
        Mexico                      7,613       7,300      22,633
Western Europe                     14,702      13,182      40,215
    Euro Area (2)                   9,805       8,989      27,082
    European Union                 13,283      12,188      36,906
        Austria                       438         202         810
        Belgium                     1,088       1,084       3,135
        Finland                       198         112         405
        France                      1,796       1,862       5,210
        Germany                     2,528       2,173       6,724
        Italy                         884         801       2,414
        Netherlands                 1,707       1,483       4,661
        Spain                         427         501       1,429
        Sweden                        305         278         832
        United Kingdom              3,005       2,797       8,557
        Other EU                      904         895       2,729
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                       935         745       2,283
        Norway                        128         194         422
        Switzerland                   716         540       1,741
        Other EFTA                     92          10         120
    Other Western Europe              484         250       1,026
Eastern Europe/FSR                    498         704       1,634
        Hungary                        62          57         181
        Poland                         74          59         185
        Former Soviet Republics       275         511       1,035
            Russia                    192         231         609
            Other FSR                  83         280         426
        Other EE                       86          77         233
Pacific Rim Countries              15,900      12,574      41,691
        Australia                   1,041         921       2,907
        China                       1,614       1,529       4,709
        Japan                       4,729       3,876      12,524
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             6,250       4,660      16,096
            Hong Kong               1,126         912       2,940
            Korea                   1,869       1,524       5,073
            Singapore               1,693       1,070       4,147
            Taiwan                  1,563       1,154       3,936
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        2,266       1,589       5,455
South/Central America               4,534       4,027      12,396
        Argentina                     103          94         307
        Brazil                      1,069       1,026       3,104
        Colombia                      318         266         851
        Other S/C A (3)             3,044       2,641       8,134
OPEC                                1,437       1,370       4,040
        Indonesia(3)                  202         197         561
        Nigeria                        82          83         276
        Saudi Arabia                  376         328         986
        Venezuela(3)                  372         388       1,123
        Other OPEC                    406         374       1,094
Other Countries                     2,575       2,452       7,209
        Egypt                         371         417         944
        South Africa                  213         179         551
        Other                       1,992       1,856       5,713
Unidentified countries (4)              0           0           0
                                        
                               _________________

Imports

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

Total Balance of Payments Basis    91,854      83,815     261,179

Net Adjustments                       274         229         738

Total Census Basis                 91,580      83,586     260,441
North America                      28,926      26,331      81,714
        Canada                     17,854      16,311      50,631
        Mexico                     11,072      10,020      31,083
Western Europe                     20,217      17,976      55,502
    Euro Area (2)                  14,220      12,912      39,312
    European Union                 18,598      16,776      51,439
        Austria                       312         304         840
        Belgium                       870         785       2,379
        Finland                       306         230         766
        France                      2,474       2,211       7,113
        Germany                     5,038       4,518      13,561
        Italy                       1,935       1,755       5,476
        Netherlands                   762         736       2,183
        Spain                         471         384       1,277
        Sweden                        872         801       2,243
        United Kingdom              3,237       2,873       9,167
        Other EU                    2,320       2,179       6,434
    European Free Trade                                          
    Association                     1,282         858       3,088
        Norway                        440         207         958
        Switzerland                   795         609       2,003
        Other EFTA                     46          42         127
    Other Western Europe              337         341         976
Eastern Europe/FSR                    926         858       2,568
        Hungary                       177         149         453
        Poland                         86          67         231
        Former Soviet Republics       486         490       1,394
            Russia                    387         367       1,066
            Other FSR                  99         122         328
        Other EE                      177         153         490
Pacific Rim Countries              29,187      27,907      85,688
        Australia                     463         395       1,392
        China                       7,242       8,027      23,693
        Japan                      10,434       9,540      28,644
        Newly Industrialized                                     
        Countries(NICS)             7,170       6,484      20,949
            Hong Kong                 588         604       2,029
            Korea                   2,933       2,539       8,228
            Singapore               1,169       1,050       3,441
            Taiwan                  2,479       2,291       7,251
        Other Pacific Rim(3)        3,878       3,460      11,010
South/Central America               5,291       4,473      14,681
        Argentina                     239         192         698
        Brazil                      1,106       1,036       3,238
        Colombia                      485         346       1,263
        Other S/C A (3)             3,462       2,899       9,482
OPEC                                3,833       3,298      10,928
        Indonesia(3)                  764         672       2,183
        Nigeria                       401         311       1,041
        Saudi Arabia                  839         800       2,443
        Venezuela(3)                1,056         720       2,733
        Other OPEC                    773         794       2,529
Other Countries                     4,875       4,352      14,492
        Egypt                          74          51         193
        South Africa                  267         230         874
        Other                       4,533       4,071      13,425
Unidentified countries (4)              0           0           0
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
      EXHIBIT 15. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF GOODS BY PRINCIPAL SITC COMMODITY
                           GROUPINGS - 2003 AND 2002
                                        
     (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to rounding
      (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit of measurement shown.
                       (X) Not applicable.  (R) Revised.
              Note: This exhibit is not additive.  See footnotes.)
                                        

2003

Item (1)                               March                   February
                                Exports     Imports     Exports     Imports

Total Balance of Payment Basis     62,118     106,192      54,971      93,854

Net Adjustments                      -974         249        -857         207

Total Census Basis (2)             63,092     105,944      55,828      93,647

Manufactured goods (3)             49,110      84,063      43,111      75,677
Agricultural commodities (3)        4,826       4,152       4,743       3,521
Mineral fuels (3)                   1,250      15,488       1,266      12,411

Selected commodities (3)                                                     

  ADP equipment; office machines    2,797       6,333       2,113       5,557
  Airplane parts                    1,289         390       1,204         356
  Airplanes                         2,176         827       2,333         914
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled             49         289          35         232
  Aluminum                            250         725         223         586
  Animal feeds                        352          53         313          53
  Artwork/antiques                     60         323         111         323
  Basketware, etc.                    395         586         352         573
  Cereal flour                        133         194         124         166
  Chemicals - cosmetics               553         378         498         333
  Chemicals - dyeing                  359         226         309         193
  Chemicals - fertilizers             204         173         156         174
  Chemicals - inorganic               497         592         441         466
  Chemicals - medicinal             1,687       2,449       1,296       2,309
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                1,178         629         979         522
  Chemicals - organic               1,761       3,104       1,636       2,681
  Chemicals - plastics              1,856       1,059       1,642         893
  Cigarettes                          140          25         136          26
  Clothing                            479       5,228         422       5,277
  Coal                                116          98         108         111
  Coffee                                1         143           0         126
  Copper                               91         248          81         241
  Cork, wood, lumber                  317         578         281         497
  Corn                                401          37         337           7
  Cotton, raw and linters             338           2         213           3
  Crude fertilizers/minerals          144         108         105          82
  Crude oil                            14       9,408           3       7,690
  Electrical machinery              5,972       6,830       5,199       6,159
  Fish and preparations               336         747         312         720
  Footwear                             47       1,281          41       1,333
  Furniture and bedding               315       1,981         274       1,857
  Gem diamonds                         26       1,053          26         956
  General industrial mach           2,637       3,498       2,306       3,024
  Glass                               218         188         191         164
  Glassware                            57         154          51         142
  Gold, nonmonetary                   262         175         309         217
  Hides and skins                     132           7         129           7
  Iron and steel mill prod            554       1,007         442         848
  Jewelry                             177         537         151         431
  Lighting, plumbing                  110         439          93         426
  Liquified propane/butane             40         201         101         159
  Live animals                         33         173          32         156
  Meat and preparations               549         394         523         319
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.          983       1,450         888       1,348
  Metal ores; scrap                   409         218         363         228
  Metalworking machinery              366         460         299         360
  Mineral fuels, other                197         135         218          97
  Natural gas                          49       2,518         161       2,030
  Nickel                               34         167          35          75
  Oils/fats, vegetable                122         113         115          92
  Optical goods                       197         257         186         220
  Paper and paperboard                848       1,269         755       1,106
  Petroleum preparations              754       3,007         634       2,222
  Photographic equipment              283         449         259         392
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.            584         820         512         758
  Platinum                             47         189          34         214
  Pottery                               7         140           6         130
  Power generating mach.            2,890       2,904       2,363       2,574
  Printed materials                   380         291         327         290
  Pulp and waste paper                357         215         302         201
  Records/magnetic media              354         426         306         382
  Rice                                105          19          99          13
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             132         202         115         179
  Rubber tires and tubes              186         455         166         394
  Scientific instruments            2,571       1,972       2,091       1,754
  Ships, boats                         90          89         161         157
  Silver and bullion                   15          43          15          64
  Soybeans                            585           2         965           3
  Spacecraft                            0           0          51          76
  Specialized ind. mach.            2,140       1,876       1,874       1,449
  Sugar                                 0          42           0          44
  Television, VCR, etc.             1,404       5,178       1,283       4,314
  Textile yearn, fabric               939       1,383         797       1,263
  Tobacco, unmanufactured              75          47         126          41
  Toys/games/sporting goods           289       1,277         231       1,168
  Travel goods                         27         327          21         355
  Vegetables and fruits               637       1,144         572         994
  Vehicles                          5,570      15,127       4,802      13,496
  Watches/clocks/parts                 17         249          17         214
  Wheat                               296          14         220           8
  Wood manufactures                   131         665         128         591

Re-exports                          5,991           0       5,136           0
  Agricultural commodities            211                     178            
  Manufactured goods                5,716                   4,902            
  Mineral fuels                         4                       2            
                                        
                               _________________

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

Total Balance of Payment Basis    171,086     298,047     163,810     261,179

Net Adjustments                    -2,578         651      -2,662         738

Total Census Basis (2)            173,664     297,396     166,472     260,441

Manufactured goods (3)            133,800     238,999     131,018     222,065
Agricultural commodities (3)       14,444      11,577      13,780      10,055
Mineral fuels (3)                   3,825      40,081       2,459      22,017

Selected commodities (3)                                                     

  ADP equipment; office machines    7,207      18,144       7,762      17,994
  Airplane parts                    3,706       1,140       3,411       1,403
  Airplanes                         5,595       2,826       6,694       3,912
  Alcoholic bev.,distilled            107         755          94         677
  Aluminum                            712       1,876         728       1,574
  Animal feeds                      1,059         158       1,092         142
  Artwork/antiques                    277       1,121         322       1,428
  Basketware, etc.                  1,094       1,822         931       1,477
  Cereal flour                        398         529         369         448
  Chemicals - cosmetics             1,531       1,047       1,451         917
  Chemicals - dyeing                  984         608         885         537
  Chemicals - fertilizers             536         537         476         439
  Chemicals - inorganic             1,509       1,712       1,280       1,327
  Chemicals - medicinal             4,487       7,504       3,459       5,151
  Chemicals - n.e.s.                3,126       1,670       3,114       1,468
  Chemicals - organic               4,925       8,492       3,645       7,547
  Chemicals - plastics              5,145       2,869       4,562       2,369
  Cigarettes                          389          76         418          71
  Clothing                          1,302      16,202       1,335      13,871
  Coal                                358         267         384         227
  Coffee                                1         406           4         281
  Copper                              256         749         238         910
  Cork, wood, lumber                  868       1,593         873       2,032
  Corn                              1,112          49       1,264          45
  Cotton, raw and linters             761           7         637           9
  Crude fertilizers/minerals          374         301         339         301
  Crude oil                            27      24,761          27      14,446
  Electrical machinery             16,465      19,363      16,064      18,410
  Fish and preparations               761       2,316         768       2,064
  Footwear                            126       4,006         135       3,579
  Furniture and bedding               855       5,852       1,013       4,915
  Gem diamonds                         74       3,073         328       3,048
  General industrial mach           7,222       9,496       7,252       8,238
  Glass                               623         538         552         500
  Glassware                           153         441         172         394
  Gold, nonmonetary                   942         592         625         501
  Hides and skins                     389          21         363          21
  Iron and steel mill prod          1,463       2,955       1,271       3,083
  Jewelry                             464       1,479         534       1,439
  Lighting, plumbing                  293       1,326         320       1,119
  Liquified propane/butane            227         628          97         308
  Live animals                         96         512         121         580
  Meat and preparations             1,585       1,081       1,584         983
  Metal manufactures, n.e.s.        2,790       4,265       2,731       3,783
  Metal ores; scrap                 1,162         766         999         667
  Metalworking machinery              952       1,213         900       1,134
  Mineral fuels, other                591         342         510         277
  Natural gas                         308       6,200         156       2,782
  Nickel                              101         307         124         224
  Oils/fats, vegetable                360         300         315         236
  Optical goods                       586         721         550         667
  Paper and paperboard              2,409       3,561       2,309       3,332
  Petroleum preparations            2,162       7,584       1,274       3,740
  Photographic equipment              811       1,245         815       1,225
  Plastic articles, n.e.s.          1,639       2,382       1,615       2,055
  Platinum                            117         622         144         534
  Pottery                              18         419          19         343
  Power generating mach.            7,662       8,229       7,942       8,628
  Printed materials                 1,057         884       1,048         825
  Pulp and waste paper                967         613         904         562
  Records/magnetic media            1,005       1,188       1,016       1,048
  Rice                                288          47         196          33
  Rubber articles, n.e.s.             360         561         340         494
  Rubber tires and tubes              509       1,270         523       1,087
  Scientific instruments            6,783       5,349       6,645       4,748
  Ships, boats                        307         386         377         326
  Silver and bullion                   45         176          87         165
  Soybeans                          2,471           7       1,800           5
  Spacecraft                           52         124         263           0
  Specialized ind. mach.            5,716       4,948       5,540       4,377
  Sugar                                 1         111           1         110
  Television, VCR, etc.             3,926      13,824       4,907      13,274
  Textile yearn, fabric             2,548       4,034       2,385       3,581
  Tobacco, unmanufactured             325         132         366         175
  Toys/games/sporting goods           743       3,856         736       3,534
  Travel goods                         68       1,062          69         828
  Vegetables and fruits             1,792       3,296       1,787       2,905
  Vehicles                         14,537      41,082      13,489      39,155
  Watches/clocks/parts                 55         716          54         562
  Wheat                               815          29         801          78
  Wood manufactures                   377       1,880         365       1,709

Re-exports                         16,592           0      14,613           0
  Agricultural commodities            573                     448            
  Manufactured goods               15,817                  14,024            
  Mineral fuels                        36                      32            
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
    EXHIBIT 16. EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND BALANCE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
                           JANUARY 2001 TO March 2003
                                        
    (In millions of dollars.  Details may not equal totals due to rounding.)
                                        

Period                     Balance            Exports          Imports

2001                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                     4,451            199,628          195,177
Jan.- Mar.                     4,578             56,977           52,399

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

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

2002                                                                    

Jan.- Dec.                   -17,473            178,627          196,100
Jan.- Mar.                    -1,989             43,628           45,617

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

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

2003                                                                    

Jan.- Mar.                    -3,775             42,812           46,587

January                       -2,354             13,069           15,423
February                        -626             13,703           14,330
March                           -795             16,039           16,834
April                                                                   
May                                                                     
June                                                                    

July                                                                    
August                                                                  
September                                                               
October                                                                 
November                                                                
December                                                                
                                                  

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                                   PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
                 EXHIBIT 17.  IMPORTS OF ENERGY-RELATED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, INCLUDING
                                           CRUDE PETROLEUM
                           (Details may not equal totals due to rounding.)
                                                   

                    Total energy-related
                    petroleum products (1)       Crude Petroleum

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

2002                                                                                               

Jan.- Dec.            4,344,215  100,586,104       3,425,406        9,385   77,371,866        22.59
Jan.- Mar.            1,020,341   18,353,232         811,830        9,020   14,066,200        17.33

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

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

2003                                                                                               

Jan.- Mar.            1,072,327   32,658,377         816,224        9,069   24,071,851        29.49

January                 360,017   10,180,337         268,431        8,659    7,444,163        27.73
February                316,557    9,995,440         247,105        8,825    7,526,491        30.46
March                   395,753   12,482,600         300,689        9,700    9,101,197        30.27
April                                                                                              
May                                                                                                
June                                                                                               

July                                                                                               
August                                                                                             
September                                                                                          
October                                                                                            
November                                                                                           
December                                                                                           
                                                  

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

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
                        PART B:  NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
    EXHIBIT 18.  EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS BY SELECTED
                                   COUNTRIES
                                        
          (In millions of dollars.  Detail may not equal totals due to
           rounding.  (-) Represents zero or less than one half unit 
                              of measurement shown
                                        

Total
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         March         February      to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               7,399         6,491        19,626

Australia                             108            84           272
Austria                                40            43           130
Belgium                                68            65           173
Brazil                                 53            50           142
Canada                              4,279         3,916        11,499
Germany                               522           367         1,169
Japan                                 246           225           660
Korea                                  33            30            91
Mexico                              1,167         1,027         3,261
Saudi Arabia                           79            40           183
Sweden                                 21            18            54
Taiwan                                 17            16            43
United Kingdom                        168           152           443

Other                                 597           457         1,506

IMPORTS

TOTAL                              18,279        16,420        50,066

Australia                              34            15            94
Austria                                64            40           139
Belgium                                94            88           240
Brazil                                177           130           456
Canada                              5,274         4,838        14,609
Germany                             2,454         1,700         5,852
Japan                               3,997         4,049        11,958
Korea                                 722           793         2,275
Mexico                              3,494         3,221         9,580
Saudi Arabia                            0             1             2
Sweden                                336           162           577
Taiwan                                121           110           365
United Kingdom                        586           454         1,389
Other                                 926           820         2,530
                                        
                               _________________

Cars
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         March         February      to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               2,192         1,658         5,119

Australia                              23            15            57
Austria                                 1             1             3
Belgium                                27            30            64
Brazil                                  1             1             3
Canada                              1,124           949         2,649
Germany                               423           283           903
Japan                                  42            23            87
Korea                                   7             8            23
Mexico                                196           133           525
Saudi Arabia                           61            25           133
Sweden                                  2             1             5
Taiwan                                  6             5            12
United Kingdom                         68            52           170

Other                                 209           129           485

IMPORTS

TOTAL                              10,198         8,914        27,384

Australia                              16             2            49
Austria                                37            16            58
Belgium                                85            79           212
Brazil                                 50            23           120
Canada                              2,725         2,436         7,347
Germany                             1,996         1,248         4,561
Japan                               2,686         2,871         8,322
Korea                                 590           664         1,890
Mexico                              1,134         1,007         2,996
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             0
Sweden                                316           141           523
Taiwan                                  5             6            17
United Kingdom                        441           329         1,017
Other                                 116            93           272
                                        
                               _________________

Trucks
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         March         February      to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                                 895           884         2,402

Australia                              27            21            67
Austria                                 0             0             0
Belgium                                 0             1             1
Brazil                                  6             5            12
Canada                                680           691         1,835
Germany                                 7             5            13
Japan                                   3             3             7
Korea                                   0             1             3
Mexico                                 75            78           208
Saudi Arabia                            7             6            20
Sweden                                  1             1             2
Taiwan                                  0             0             1
United Kingdom                          5             4            12

Other                                  83            68           221

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               1,632         1,573         4,427

Australia                               1             1             2
Austria                                 0             0             0
Belgium                                 2             1             6
Brazil                                  0             0             0
Canada                                935           924         2,631
Germany                                 1             2             4
Japan                                  28            23            68
Korea                                   0             1             1
Mexico                                624           591         1,618
Saudi Arabia                            0             0             0
Sweden                                  0             0             0
Taiwan                                  1             1             2
United Kingdom                         23            23            59
Other                                  16             7            36
                                        
                               _________________

Parts
                                                            Cumulative
Country                         March         February      to-date

EXPORTS

TOTAL                               4,312         3,949        12,105

Australia                              58            47           149
Austria                                39            42           126
Belgium                                40            35           107
Brazil                                 45            44           126
Canada                              2,475         2,276         7,016
Germany                                93            78           254
Japan                                 202           198           566
Korea                                  26            22            65
Mexico                                896           816         2,528
Saudi Arabia                           11            10            30
Sweden                                 19            16            47
Taiwan                                 11            10            30
United Kingdom                         94            97           261

Other                                 305           260           800

IMPORTS

TOTAL                               6,450         5,933        18,255

Australia                              16            12            43
Austria                                26            25            81
Belgium                                 7             8            22
Brazil                                127           107           336
Canada                              1,615         1,478         4,632
Germany                               456           451         1,287
Japan                               1,283         1,155         3,568
Korea                                 132           128           384
Mexico                              1,736         1,623         4,967
Saudi Arabia                            0             1             2
Sweden                                 20            20            54
Taiwan                                116           103           346
United Kingdom                        122           103           313
Other                                 794           720         2,222
                                                  

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

SOURCE: Report FT900 (CB-03-76), Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade
Division, March 2003.  For more information, contact Haydn R.
Mearkle (301-763-2246) or Nick Orsini (301-763-2311), Foreign
Trade Division.
               INFORMATION ON GOODS AND SERVICES
                                
                                
GOODS

CENSUS BASIS

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

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

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

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

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

1.   Coverage -- Canadian imports are based on country of
     origin.  U.S. goods shipped from a third country are
     included.  U.S. exports exclude these foreign shipments.
     For March 2003,  these shipments totaled $82.4  million. 
     U.S. export coverage also excludes certain Canadian postal
     shipments.  For March 2003, these shipments totaled $12.1
     million.
   
2.   Valuation -- Canadian imports are valued at point of origin
     in the United States.  However, U.S. exports are valued at
     the port of exit in the United States and include inland
     freight charges, making the U.S. export value slightly
     larger.  Canada requires inland freight to be reported.
     Inland freight charges for March 2003 account for 1.8 
     percent of the value of  U.S. exports to Canada.

3.   Reexports -- U.S. exports include reexports of foreign
     goods.  Again,  the  aggregate U.S. export figure is slightly
     larger.  For March 2003,  reexports  to  Canada  were 
     $1,766 million.

4.   Exchange Rate -- Average monthly exchange rates are
     applied to convert the published data to U.S. currency. For
     March 2003, the average exchange rate was 1.4761
     Canadian dollars per  U.S. dollar.

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




Canadian Estimates

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

Nonsampling errors

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

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

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

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

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

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

AREA GROUPINGS (See Exhibits 14 and 14A)

North America - Canada, Mexico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjustments for Seasonal and Working-Day Variations

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

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

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

Adjustments for Price Change

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

SITC Data

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

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

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

Advanced Technology Products (ATP)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The import adjustments include:

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

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

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

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

SERVICES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



when a foreign person has a similar interest in a U.S.
enterprise.)  Transactions with unaffiliated foreigners consist
of education services; financial services (includes
commissions and other transactions fees associated with
the purchase and sale of securities and noninterest income
of banks, and excludes investment income); insurance
premiums and losses; telecommunications services (includes
transmission services and value-added services); and
business, professional, and technical services. Included in the
last group are advertising services; computer and data
processing services; database and other information services;
research, development, and testing services; management,
consulting, and public relations services; legal services;
construction, engineering, architectural, and mining services;
industrial engineering services; installation, maintenance,
repair of equipment; and other services, including medical
services and film and tape rentals.
     
       Transfers Under U.S. Military Sales Contracts (Exports
     only) - Exports of goods and services in which U.S.
     Government military agencies participate.  Includes both
     goods, such as equipment, and services, such as repair
     services and training, that cannot be separately identified.

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

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

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

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

RELEASE SCHEDULE

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

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

ELECTRONIC AVAILABILITY

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

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

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

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