U.S. Import Statistics for Fishery and Marine-related Commodities
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This reference work presents six years (1981 - 86) of import data on fishery and marine-related commodities. 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 Tariff Schedules of the 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 fish or shellfish, data are grouped by type of fish or shellfish along with the related commodity data. Thirty-one types of fish and eleven shellfish are included. A separate section is included for fishery and marine-related commodities not specific to a particular species. The book includes three indexes: (1) an alphabetical listing of fish used in the import statistics together with related products; (2) an alphabetical listing of commodities by country of origin; and (3) a listing of the TSUSA commodity descriptions together with the fish or end-use category under which data for that commodity are categorized.