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Foreign Trade - Raw Data

Well this is it. Pretty impressive numbers and letters.

YEAR
MO
E
TSUSA
COUN
DI
KILOS
DOLLARS
R
------- ----- - ------- -------- ---- ------ ------------ -
1996 01 E 0305632000 4759 10 3500 17750 0
1996
01
E
0305634000
5490
10
6041
31027
0
1996
01
E
0305634000
5800
10
1700
9873
0
1996
01
E
0305636000
3570
27
30823
66605
0
1996
01
E
0305636000
3570
10
16267
26027
0
1996
01
E
1604161000
4759
10
500
3350
0
1996
01
E
1604161000
5650
10
1867
2400
0
1996
01
E
1604161000
5800
53
1086
1856
0

The following data is the same, as above, but output as a comma delimited file.

        1996,01,E,"0305632000",4759,"10",3500,17750,0
        1996,01,E,"0305634000",5490,"10",6041,31027,0
        1996,01,E,"0305634000",5800,"10",1700,9873,0
        1996,01,E,"0305636000",3570,"27",30823,66605,0
        1996,01,E,"0305636000",3570,"10",16267,26027,0  
        1996,01,E,"1604161000",4759,"10",500,3350,0
        1996,01,E,"1604161000",5650,"10",1867,2400,0
        1996,01,E,"1604161000",5800,"53",1086,1856,0

Next question, what does it all mean?

Field Definition
YEAR Four character year
MO Two character month
E Indicates if the product is (E)dible or (N)on-edible
TSUSA Ten character commodity code
COUN Four character country code
DI Two character U.S. Customs district code
KILOS Thats right kilos, we don't do pounds.
DOLLARS See the note below
R Indicates the type of trade:0 = imports, 1 = exports, 2 = re-exports

Exactly what are the dollars?

For exports and re-exports it is the f.a.s. (free alongside ship) value defined as the value at the port of export, based on the transaction price including inland freight, insurance and other charges incurred in placing the merchandise alongside the carrier. It excludes the cost of loading the merchandise, freight, insurance, and other charges or transportation costs beyond the port of exportation.

For Imports it is the Customs value. This is generally defined as the price actually paid or payable for merchandise when sold for exportation to the United States, excluding U.S. import duties, freight, insurance and other charges incurred in bringing the merchandise to the United States. (This value approximates f.a.s. value.)

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