Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-534-001-2-1-International-UCDAVIS-1972

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: U.S. imports, 1972-1994: data and concordances [ASCII version].  [machine-readable data file] / Feenstra, Robert C.  [principal investigator(s)] / University of California, Davis  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 2/15/1997

Number of Files Received: 145

Comments: As received for review purposes. These data are provided as large raw ASCII files; the library also holds thedBase version of these data (see Edition 1). See Edition 1 for access to the associated online user documentation. The revised SIC (1972 basis, 4-digit) import data, 1989-1992 data are included in U.S. exports, 1972-1994 CD-ROM (DP7201).

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/1/1997

Documentation: One volume hard copy documentation and machine readable document files.

Abstract: This CD-ROM contains data on U.S. imports from 1972-1994, classified according to the Tariff Schedule of the U.S. Annotated (TSUSA),Harmonized System (HS), Standard International Trade Classification (SITC, Revisions 2 and 3), and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC, 1972 basis), along with various concordances. All of data are stored as ASCII files, with the extension .ASC, and for most of these there is a like-named file with the extension .TXT that contains documentation. All the documentation, and a discussion of how the data compares to other sources, is contained in the working paper "U.S. Imports, 1972-1994: Data and Concordances," Robert C. Feenstra, February 1996.The SIC import dataset SIC58_92.ASC contained on this CD-ROM is identical to that available via anonymous FTP from: The objective of this database is to provide complete information on the HS and TSUSA imports as collected by the Bureau of the Census for 1972-1994, on a CD-ROM. It is anticipated that a second CD-ROM dealing with U.S. exports over 1972-1994 will be available at a future date. The import data are merged with various concordances so that in addition to the commodity number and descriptive information such as the commodity name, the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) number and Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) numbers are provided. This allows that data to be compared across years, and across different classification schemes. In addition, summations of the imports according to the SIC and SITC systems are included on the CD-ROM.

Media/File Reports:

7373 (CD-Rom)
7374 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)