U.S. Import Statistics for Agricultural Commodities
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This reference work presents six years (1981-86) of import data on agriculturally-related commodities of non-animal origin, including timber products. For each commodity, annual statistics are listed for the quantity imported: the free-alongside ship (f.a.s.) value; the cost insurance and freight (c.i.f.) value; and the import charges. Dates are aggregated by the country of origin, region of unloading, and method of transportation. Overall annual summaries are also included.Import statistics were obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, which collects data based on commodity descriptions in Tarriff Schedules of United States Annotated (TSUSA), an official publication of the U.S. International Trade Commission. When the TSUSA description provides sufficient information to identify the specific crop(s) that produced the product, data are grouped by crop along with the related commodity data. Over 300 crops are included. A separate grouping is made for cases where the TSUSA description is too general foi identifying the crop.The book includes four indices: 1) an alphabetical listing of crops used in the import statistics together with related products; 2) a listing of non-crop specific agriculturally related products that are classified into end-use categories; 3) a listing for each country of all products exported to the U.S.; 4) a listing of the TSUSA commodity descriptions together with the crop(s) or end-use category under which data for that commodity is categorized.