U.S. Exports, Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance by Country: 1990 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1278):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 249 rows and 33 columns.

In millions of dollars (393,592 represents $393,592,000,000). Data include silver ore and bullion. Country totals include exports of special category commodities, if any. Data include nonmonetary gold and trade of Virgin Islands with foreign countries. Minus sign (-) denotes an excess of imports over exports


  1. Includes timing adjustment and unidentified countries, not shown separately.
  2. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard)10-4: Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions
    FIPS PUB 10-4) is maintained by the Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (Department of State) and published by the
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (Department of Commerce). These two-character alphabetic codes are
    included in the text of the Factbook in the Data code entry under the Government category. FIPS 10-4 codes are intended for
    general use throughout the US Government, especially in activities associated with the mission of the Department of State
    and national defense programs.
  3. With the establishment of diplomatic relations with China on January 1, 1979, the U.S. government
    recognized the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China and acknowledged
    the Chinese position that there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China.
  4. “Congo” is the official short-form name for both the Republic of Congo
    and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To distinguish one from the other
    the U.S. Dept. of State adds the capital in parentheses. This practice is
    unofficial and provisional.
  5. The U.S. view is that the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
    has dissolved and no successor state represents its continuation.
    Serbia and Montenegro have asserted
    the formation of a joint independent state, but this entity has not been
    recognized by the United States.
  6. The Gaza Strip and West Bank are Israeli occupied with interim status
    subject to Israeli/Palestinian negotiations. The final status is to be


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.