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INTERNATIONAL STATISTICS.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION AND CONSUMER PRICES--MAJOR INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES
 Industrial production (1992-100; July adjusted)

 United
Period States Canada Japan France

1989 99.1 106.8 99.9 100.9
1990 98.9 103.2 (r)104.1 102.4
1991 97.0 98.9 106.1 101.2
1992 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
1993 103.5 104.5 (r)96.5 (r)96.1
1994 109.1 111.3 (r)97.7 100.0
1995 114.4 116.5 (r)100.9 102.0
1996 119.5 118.0 (r)103.2 (r)102.2
1997 126.8 124.2 (r)107.0 (r)106.2
1998(p) (c)131.3 127.1 (r)99.9 (r)111.0

1998: May 131.9 127.2 (r)97.3 111.3
 June 130.6 (r)126.6 (r)99.9 (r)111.8
 July 130.5 (r)124.4 (r)98.8 111.5
 Aug 132.4 127.6 (r)98.4 111.5
 Sept 131.9 (r)127.6 (r)100.1 111.2
 Oct 132.4 (r)127.4 (r)98.9 111.4
 Nov 132.4 (r)128.3 (r)98.1 111.4
 Dec 132.3 (r)129.3 (r)98.1 110.7

1999: Jan 132.3 (r)129.7 (r)97.5 110.6
 Feb 132.5 (r)129.6 (r)98.3 110.1
 Mar 133.3 (r)129.8 (r)100.8 (r)111.4
 Apr 133.7 (r)130.1 97.7 110.6
 May 134.0 (r)130.4 96.7 111.2
 June 134.2 131.0 99.7 ....
 July(p) 135.1 .... .... ....

 Industrial production
 (1992-100; July adjusted)

 United
Period Germany Italy Kingdom

1989 (r)95.1 103.0 103.4
1990 (r)99.9 102.2 103.1
1991 (r)102.3 101.3 99.7
1992 100.0 100.0 100.0
1993 92.4 97.6 102.2
1994 (r)95.6 102.7 107.7
1995 96.8 108.2 109.5
1996 (r)97.4 107.3 110.7
1997 (r)100.8 110.8 (r)111.8
1998(p) (r)105.0 112.9 (r)112.6

1998: May 105.6 112.8 (r)112.3
 June 104.8 113.3 (r)113.7
 July 108.0 113.7 (r)113.6
 Aug 106.9 110.9 (r)113.3
 Sept 104.3 113.5 (r)112.7
 Oct 105.2 (r)112.3 (r)112.5
 Nov (r)103.4 112.9 112.3
 Dec 104.3 109.4 (r)111.9

1999: Jan (r)105.9 111.8 (r)111.2
 Feb 103.7 110.8 (r)111.5
 Mar 103.6 112.3 (r)111.7
 Apr 103.5 110.6 (r)111.9
 May 103.7 110.1 (r)112.2
 June 103.6 111.1 112.3
 July(p) .... .... ....

 Consumer prices (1982-84=100; NSA)

 United
Period States(1) Canada Japan France

1989 124.0 129.3 108.1 128.7
1990 130.7 135.5 111.4 (r)133.3
1991 136.2 143.1 115.0 (r)137.6
1992 140.3 145.3 116.9 (r)140.9
1993 144.5 147.9 118.4 (r)143.7
1994 148.2 148.2 119.3 (r)140.3
1995 152.4 151.4 119.1 (r)148.8
1996 156.9 153.8 119.3 (r)151.8
1997 160.5 156.3 121.3 (r)153.6
1998(p) 163.0 157.8 122.1 (r)154.8

1998: May 162.8 157.9 122.6 (r)155.1
 June 163.0 158.1 122.1 (r)155.2
 July 163.2 158.1 121.4 (r)154.8
 Aug 163.4 158.1 121.3 (r)154.8
 Sept 163.6 157.8 122.2 (r)154.8
 Oct 164.0 158.4 123.1 (r)154.8
 Nov 164.0 158.4 123.0 (r)154.6
 Dec 163.9 157.9 122.5 (r)154.8

1999: Jan 164.3 158.2 121.9 (r)154.3
 Feb 164.5 156.5 121.4 (r)154.6
 Mar 165.0 159.1 121.5 (r)155.4
 Apr 166.2 160.0 122.1 (r)155.7
 May 166.2 160.4 122.1 155.7
 June 166.2 160.5 122.1 155.7
 July(p) 166.7 161.0 121.3 ....

 Consumer prices
 (1982-84=100; NSA)

 United
Period Germany Italy Kingdom

1989 109.2 150.4 135.3
1990 112.2 159.6 148.2
1991 116.2 169.8 156.9
1992 122.1 178.8 162.7
1993 127.6 186.4 165.3
1994 131.1 193.7 169.4
1995 133.3 204.1 175.1
1996 135.2 212.0 179.4
1997 137.8 215.9 185.0
1998(p) 139.1 219.8 191.4

1998: May 139.2 219.8 192.1
 June 139.3 220.0 192.0
 July 139.7 220.0 191.5
 Aug 139.5 220.2 192.3
 Sept 139.2 220.4 193.2
 Oct 138.9 220.8 193.3
 Nov 138.9 221.0 193.2
 Dec 139.1 221.0 193.2

1999: Jan 138.8 221.2 192.0
 Feb 139.1 221.6 192.3
 Mar 139.2 222.0 192.8
 Apr 139.7 222.7 194.1
 May 139.7 223.3 194.6
 June 139.9 223.1 194.6
 July(p) 140.5 223.7 194.0


(1) Data relate to all urban consumers.

Source: National sources as reported by Department of Commerce (Bureau of Economic Analysis and International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis).

U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES [Billions of dollars; monthly data seasonally adjusted]
 Goods: Exports (f.a.s. value)

 Census basis (by end-use category)(1)

 Foods, Industrial
 Total feeds, supplies
 Census and and
Period BOP basis basis(2) beverages materials

1989 362.1 363.8 37.2 99.3
1990 389.3 393.6 35.1 104.4
1991 416.9 421.7 35.7 109.7
1992 440.4 448.2 40.3 109.1
1993 456.8 465.1 40.6 111.8
1994 502.4 512.6 42.0 121.4
1995 575.8 584.7 50.5 146.2
1996 612.1 625.1 55.5 147.7
1997 679.7 689.2 51.5 158.2
1998 670.2 682.1 46.4 148.3

1998: June 55.0 55.9 3.9 12.0
 July 54.2 55.1 3.7 11.9
 Aug 54.6 55.9 3.7 12.1
 Sept 55.5 56.4 3.3 12.0
 Oct 57.2 58.4 4.0 12.4
 Nov 56.9 58.5 3.9 12.5
 Dec 56.0 57.2 4.0 11.8

1999: Jan 55.3 56.2 3.6 11.3
 Feb 54.7 55.8 3.6 11.4
 Mar 54.3 55.4 3.6 11.4
 Apr 55.3 56.3 3.7 11.6
 May 55.1 56.3 3.7 11.7
 June(p) 55.3 56.5 3.9 11.8

 Goods: Exports (f.a.s. value)

 Census basis (by end-use category)(1)

 Consumer
 Capital Automotive goods
 goods vehicles, (non-food)
 except parts except
Period automotive and engines automotive

1989 138.8 34.8 36.4
1990 152.7 37.4 43.3
1991 166.7 40.0 45.9
1992 175.9 47.0 51.4
1993 181.7 52.4 54.7
1994 205.0 57.8 60.0
1995 233.0 61.8 64.4
1996 253.0 65.0 70.1
1997 294.5 74.0 77.4
1998 299.6 73.2 79.3

1998: June 24.7 5.8 6.7
 July 24.9 5.1 6.7
 Aug 24.3 5.9 6.7
 Sept 25.5 6.1 6.7
 Oct 26.1 6.2 6.6
 Nov 25.7 6.3 6.6
 Dec 25.5 6.2 6.5

1999: Jan 25.6 6.0 6.6
 Feb 24.9 6.0 6.8
 Mar 24.9 5.8 6.5
 Apr 25.1 6.2 6.7
 May 25.0 6.1 6.5
 June(p) 24.8 6.5 6.5

 Goods: Imports (customs value)

 Census basis (by end-use category)

 Foods, Industrial
 Total feeds, supplies
 Census and and
Period BOP basis basis(2) beverages materials

1989 477.4 473.2 25.1 132.3
1990 498.3 495.3 26.6 143.2
1991 491.0 488.5 26.5 131.6
1992 536.5 532.7 27.6 138.6
1993 589.4 580.7 27.9 145.6
1994 668.6 663.3 31.0 162.1
1995 749.6 743.5 33.2 181.8
1996 803.3 795.3 35.7 204.5
1997 876.4 869.7 39.7 213.8
1998 917.2 911.9 41.2 200.1

1998: June 75.4 75.1 3.5 16.7
 July 75.2 74.9 3.5 16.6
 Aug 76.9 76.2 3.4 16.9
 Sept 77.1 76.5 3.4 16.5
 Oct 78.2 77.6 3.4 16.5
 Nov 78.5 77.9 3.4 16.2
 Dec 77.1 76.8 3.5 15.3

1999: Jan 78.6 78.4 3.5 15.5
 Feb 79.9 79.7 3.5 15.4
 Mar 80.0 79.8 3.4 16.0
 Apr 80.6 80.3 3.5 17.0
 May 83.0 82.8 3.6 18.0
 June(p) 86.7 86.4 3.8 18.4

 Goods: Imports (customs value)

 Census basis (by end-use category)

 Consumer
 Capital Automotive goods
 goods vehicles, (non-food)
 except parts except
Period automotive and engines automotive

1989 113.3 86.1 102.9
1990 116.4 87.3 105.7
1991 120.7 85.7 108.0
1992 134.3 91.8 122.7
1993 152.4 102.4 134.0
1994 184.4 118.3 146.3
1995 221.4 123.8 159.9
1996 228.1 128.9 172.0
1997 253.3 139.8 193.8
1998 269.6 149.1 216.5

1998: June 22.3 11.8 18.1
 July 22.3 11.0 18.3
 Aug 22.3 12.3 18.1
 Sept 22.4 12.8 18.3
 Oct 22.9 13.0 18.4
 Nov 23.1 13.4 18.5
 Dec 22.5 13.9 18.4

1999: Jan 23.1 14.0 18.9
 Feb 23.6 14.3 19.4
 Mar 23.0 14.6 18.9
 Apr 23.3 13.7 19.4
 May 24.2 14.6 18.9
 June(p) 25.4 15.5 19.8

 Services
 (BOP basis)

Period Exports Imports

1989 126.2 102.5
1990 146.8 117.7
1991 163.0 118.5
1992 175.6 116.5
1993 185.0 122.3
1994 199.7 131.9
1995 217.6 141.4
1996 237.7 150.8
1997 258.8 166.9
1998 263.7 181.0

1998: June 21.7 15.1
 July 21.7 15.3
 Aug 21.6 15.2
 Sept 21.8 15.3
 Oct 22.4 15.8
 Nov 22.2 15.3
 Dec 22.2 15.3

1999: Jan 22.6 15.6
 Feb 22.4 15.8
 Mar 22.7 16.0
 Apr 23.0 16.2
 May 22.8 16.1
 June(p) 23.1 16.3

 Balance of trade
 (exports minus imports)

 BOP basis

 Goods, Goods
 Census and
Period basis Goods Services services

1989 -109.4 -115.2 23.7 -91.5
1990 -101.7 -109.0 29.1 -79.9
1991 -66.7 -74.1 44.6 -29.5
1992 -84.5 -96.1 59.1 -37.0
1993 -115.6 -132.6 62.7 -69.9
1994 -150.6 -166.2 67.8 -98.4
1995 -158.8 -173.7 76.2 -97.5
1996 -170.2 -191.3 87.0 -104.3
1997 -180.5 -196.7 91.9 -104.7
1998 -229.8 -246.9 82.7 -164.3

1998: June -19.1 -20.4 6.6 -13.8
 July -19.7 -21.1 6.4 -14.7
 Aug -20.3 -22.3 6.4 -15.9
 Sept -20.1 -21.6 6.4 -15.2
 Oct -19.2 -21.0 6.6 -14.4
 Nov -19.4 -21.5 6.9 -14.7
 Dec -19.6 -21.1 6.8 -14.2

1999: Jan -22.2 -23.4 7.1 -16.3
 Feb -22.4 -25.2 6.6 -18.5
 Mar -22.7 -25.7 6.7 -18.9
 Apr -23.0 -25.3 6.7 -18.6
 May -22.8 -27.9 6.7 -21.2
 June(p) -29.9 -31.4 6.8 -24.6


(1) Includes undocumented exports to Canada through 1998.

(2) Total includes "other" exports or imports, not shown separately.

NOTES.--BOP refers to balance of payments on international transactions basis. BOP data shown here are consistent with figures shown on pp. 36 and 37.

Source: Department of Commerce (Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Economic Analysis.

U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS

In the first quarter of 1999, the goods deficit rose to $74.2 billion, from $63.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 1998. The current account deficit rose to $68.6 billion in the first quarter, from $61.7 billion in the fourth quarter.

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In the capital accounts, U.S. claims on foreigners reported by U.S. banks decreased $35.2 billion in the first quarter of 1999, following a decrease of $37.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 1998. U.S. liabilities to private foreigners reported by U.S. banks, excluding Treasury securities, decreased $14.5 billion in the first quarter, following a decrease of $21.8 billion in the fourth quarter.

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[Millions of dollars; quarterly data seasonally adjusted, except as noted. Credits (+), debits (-)]
 Goods(1)

 Net
Period Exports Imports balance

1989 362,120 -477,365 -115,245
1990 389,307 -498,337 -109,030
1991 416,913 -490,981 -74,068
1992 440,352 -536,458 -96,106
1993 456,832 -589,441 -132,609
1994 502,398 -668,590 -166,192
1995 575,845 -749,574 -173,729
1996 612,057 -803,327 -191,270
1997 679,715 -876,366 -196,651
1998 670,246 917,178 -246,932

1997: I 162,979 -212,187 -49,208
 II 169,895 -217,773 -47,878
 III 173,447 -222,362 -48,915
 IV 173,394 -224,044 -50,650

1998: I 170,665 -225,541 -54,876
 II 165,198 -228,698 -63,500
 III 164,259 -229,228 -64,969
 IV 170,124 -233,711 -63,587

1999: I(p) 164,292 -238,495 -74,203

 Services

 Net
 Net travel and Other
 military transportation services,
Period transactions(2 3) receipts net

1989 -6,749 3,551 26,934
1990 -7,599 7,501 29,189
1991 -5,274 16,561 33,299
1992 -1,448 19,969 40,559
1993 1,385 19,714 41,571
1994 2,570 16,305 48,922
1995 4,600 21,772 49,818
1996 4,707 24,969 57,276
1997 5,863 21,948 64,110
1998 4,314 10,405 67,931

1997: I 1,314 5,956 15,326
 II 2,096 5,465 16,128
 III 1,509 5,387 16,296
 IV 944 5,143 16,362

1998: I 4,508 3,471 16,559
 II 1,428 2,997 17,114
 III 703 1,658 16,857
 IV 675 2,251 17,399

1999: I(p) 822 2,058 17,562

 Balance Income receipts and payments
 on
 goods Balance
 and on
Period services Receipts Payments income

1989 -91,509 161,566 -141,842 19,724
1990 -79,939 172,078 -143,649 28,429
1991 -29,484 149,558 -125,608 23,950
1992 -37,025 132,523 -110,253 22,269
1993 -69,940 134,621 -111,445 23,176
1994 -98,395 165,968 -150,061 15,907
1995 -97,539 212,233 -192,823 19,410
1996 -104,318 224,619 -207,409 17,210
1997 -104,730 258,663 -255,432 3,231
1998 -164,282 258,324 -270,529 -12,205

1997: I -26,612 61,603 -60,542 1,061
 II -24,189 65,430 -63,218 2,212
 III -25,723 66,580 -66,376 204
 IV -28,201 65,050 -65,297 -247

1998: I -33,338 66,458 -66,211 247
 II -41,961 66,574 -67,127 -553
 III -45,724 62,209 -69,174 -6,965
 IV -43,262 63,081 -68,014 -4,933

1999: I(p) -53,761 64,132 -68,856 -4,724

 Unilateral Balance
 current on
 transfers, current Capital
Period net(4) account account

1989 -27,116 -98,900 336
1990 -27,821 -79,332 -6,579
1991 9,819 4,284 -4,479
1992 -35,873 -50,629 612
1993 -38,522 -85,286 -88
1994 -39,192 -121,680 -469
1995 -35,437 -113,566 372
1996 -42,187 -129,295 672
1997 -41,966 -143,465 292
1998 -44,075 -220,562 617

1997: I -9,347 -34,898 135
 II -9,494 -31,471 56
 III -10,096 -35,615 19
 IV -13,030 -41,478 82

1998: I -9,927 -43,018 143
 II -9,886 -52,400 160
 III -10,787 -63,476 148
 IV -13,474 -61,669 166

1999: I(p) -10,098 -68,583 170

 Financial account

 U.S. assets abroad, net
 [increase/capital outflow (-)]

 U.S.
 official Other U.S. U.S.
 reserve Government private
Period Total assets(3 5) assets(3) assets

1989 -175,662 -25,293 1,233 -151,602
1990 -81,570 -2,158 2,317 -81,729
1991 -64,732 5,763 2,924 -73,419
1992 -74,877 3,901 -1,667 -77,111
1993 -201,014 -1,379 -351 -199,284
1994 -176,586 5,346 -390 -181,542
1995 -330,675 -9,742 -984 -319,949
1996 -380,762 6,668 -989 -386,441
1997 -465,296 -1,010 68 -464,354
1998 -292,818 -6,784 -429 -285,605

1997: I -144,665 4,480 -76 -149,069
 II -91,124 -236 -298 -90,590
 III -112,578 -730 377 -112,225
 IV -116,929 -4,524 65 -112,470

1998: I -59,599 -444 -81 -59,074
 II -120,517 -1,945 -483 -118,089
 III -62,097 -2,026 185 -60,256
 IV -50,607 -2,369 -50 -48,188

1999: I(p) 9,227 4,068 147 5,012

 Financial account

 Foreign assets in the U.S., net
 [increase/capital inflow (+)]

 Foreign Other
 official foreign
Period Total assets(3) assets

1989 225,307 8,503 216,804
1990 142,028 33,910 108,118
1991 111,332 17,389 93,944
1992 171,815 40,477 131,338
1993 283,230 71,753 211,477
1994 307,306 39,583 267,723
1995 467,552 109,880 357,672
1996 574,847 127,390 447,457
1997 751,661 18,119 733,542
1998 502,637 -21,684 524,321

1997: I 185,303 27,524 157,779
 II 152,767 -6,177 158,944
 III 188,126 23,260 164,866
 IV 225,466 -26,488 251,954

1998: I 96,817 11,004 85,813
 II 162,466 -10,551 173,017
 III 93,547 -46,489 140,036
 IV 149,805 24,352 125,453

1999: I(p) 74,870 8,568 66,302

 Statistical discrepancy

 U.S. official
 Total (sum Of which: reserve
 of the items Seasonal assets, net(5)
 with sign adjustment (unadjusted,
Period reversed) discrepancy end of period)

1989 48,920 .... 74,609
1990 25,454 .... 83,316
1991 -46,405 .... 77,721
1992 -46,921 .... 71,323
1993 3,157 .... 73,442
1994 -8,571 .... 74,335
1995 -23,683 .... 85,832
1996 -65,462 .... 75,089
1997 -143,192 .... 69,954
1998 -10,126 .... 81,761

1997: I -5,875 4,724 67,222
 II -30,228 -682 67,813
 III -39,952 -10,546 67,148
 IV -67,141 6,500 69,954

1998: I 5,657 5,915 69,353
 II 10,291 10,291 71,161
 III 31,878 31,878 75,676
 IV -37,695 -37,695 81,761

1999: I(p) -15,684 -15,684 74,359


(1) Adjusted from Census data for differences in timing and coverage; excludes military.

(2) Transfers under U.S. military agency sales contracts (exports) minus direct defense expenditures (imports).

(3) Quarterly data are not seasonally adjusted.

(4) Includes transfers of goods and services under U.S. military grant programs.

(5) Consists of gold, special drawing rights (SDRs), foreign currencies, and the U.S. reserve position in the IMF.

Sources: Department of Commerce (Bureau of Economic Analysis) and Department of the Treasury.
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