MISCELLANEOUS AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
This chapter contains miscellaneous data which do not fit into the preceding chapters. Included
here are summary tables on foreign trade in agricultural products; statistics on fishery products; tables
on refrigerated warehouses; and statistics on crops in Alaska.
Foreign Agricultural Trade Statistics
U.S. foreign agricultural trade statistics are based on documents filed by exporters and compiled
by the Bureau of the Census. Agricultural commodities consist of (1) nonmarine food products and
(2) other products of agriculture which have not passed through complex processes of manufacture
such as fibers, raw hides and skins, fats and oils, beer, and wine. Such manufactured products as
textiles, leather, boots and shoes, cigarettes, naval stores, forestry products, and distilled alcoholic
beverages are not considered agricultural.
The trade statistics exclude shipments between the 50 States and Puerto Rico, between the 50
States and the island possessions, between Puerto Rico and the island possessions, among the island
possessions, and in transit through the United States from one foreign country to another when docu-
mented as such by U.S. Customs authorities.
The export statistics also exclude shipments to the U.S. Armed Forces and diplomatic missions
abroad for their own use and supplies for vessels and planes engaged in foreign trade. Data on ship-
ments valued at less than $251 ($100 prior to October 1969) are not compiled by commodity and
are excluded from agricultural statistics but are reflected in shipments under Public Law 83–480 (Ag-
ricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act), and related laws; under the Foreign Assistance
Act of 1961, as amended; and involving Government payments to exporters. (USDA payments are
excluded from the export value.) Separate statistics on Government program exports are compiled
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from data obtained from operating agencies.
The export value, the value of the port of exportation, i