ABOUT THIS RELEASE
Continued by: 5368.0 and 5439.0.
Provides the earliest release of preliminary aggregate measures of merchandise imports on a balance of payments basis (including seasonally adjusted and trend estimates). It contains a single table incorporating statistics on merchandise imports under 3 'end-use' categories (consumption goods, capital goods, and intermediate and other goods), for 15 months and 3 years. These 3 categories are further divided into a total of 26 broad commodity groupings. Some analytical comment and graphs are included.