The Balance of International Payments of the United States in ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938 - Balance of payments

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Contents

Foreign trade of the United States by months 193637
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Estimated freight earnings by United States and foreign vessels in the carriage of United States merchandise exports and imports 1937
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Trends in the tourist movement as reflected in various data 193037
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International tourist account of the United States 193637
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Object of travel as stated by passport applicants additional persons included and citizenship of bearer 192937
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United StatesCanadian tourist account 192837
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Principal countries visited by United States citizens traveling in European and Mediterranean area 193537
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seaports to oversea destinations by geographic areas 193037
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Departures of United States citizens via aircraft for oversea countries 193537
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Principal countries visited by alien residents of the United States traveling in European and Mediterranean area 1937
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countries
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Institutional contributions to foreign countries by class of institution 193637
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Income and debtservice receipts from United States portfolio invest ments in foreign countries by geographic areas 1937
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Range estimates of income from United States direct investments in foreign countries by geographic areas 193637
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United States longterm investments in foreign countries by types of investment and by geographic areas December 31 1937
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Market value of foreign dollar bonds by geographic areas December 31 193437 22 Foreign dollar bonds outstanding and estimated repurchases by f...
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Interestdefault status of foreign dollar bonds by geographic areas
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December 31 1937
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Foreign longterm investments in the United States by types of investment 1934 1936 and 1937
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Indexes of foreign holdings of United States common and preferred shares 193637
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Geographic distribution of outstanding shortterm foreign liabilities and assets reported by banks and brokers in the United States
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United States Government international account
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Insurance transactions in the balance of international payments of
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United States gold exports and imports by leading countries 193437
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Capital transactions
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International banking accounts of the United States 193237
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Appendix
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LIST OF CHARTS
American direct investments in foreign countries by geographic areas end of 1936
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Foreign trade of the United States 192937 21
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Foreign longterm investments in the United States by types of invest ment end of 1934 1936 and 1937
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Foreign longterm investments in the United States by principal countries and areas and by industrial groups end of 1934
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Net movements of gold and of capital by months 193537
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Longterm capital movements between the United States and foreign
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Geographic distribution of outstanding shortterm foreign liabilities and assets of the United States December 27 1939
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Estimated dollar assets of belligerents and of neutral European countries August 31 1939
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Number length of stay and average daily expenditures of United States residents visiting selected European countries 193839
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Expenditures of United States residents in selected foreign countries 193839
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Arrivals and departures of residents of oversea countries admitted to the United States as temporary visitors 193839
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Total passenger traffic excluding cruises between the United States and oversea countries by class of traveler 193839
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Passengers carried between the United States and oversea countries by class of traveler and by registry of carrier 193839
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Gross revenues of United States and foreign vessels from pas senger traffic between the United States and oversea countries by geographic areas and ...
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Number of trips across the Canadian border 193839
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Expenditures in Canada of United States rail and boat travelers 193839
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Expenditures of Canadian motorists in the United States 192939
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United States Mexican travel account 193839
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Number of trips to Mexico by residents of the United States and to the United States by residents of Mexico 193839
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Movements of shortterm banking funds between the United States
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Institutional contributions to foreign countries by class of insti tution 191939
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Institutional contributions to foreign countries by class of insti tution and by geographic areas 193139
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Insurance transactions in the balance of international payments of the United States 193839
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26 Reported gold movements between the United States and foreign countriesexports imports and earmarking operations
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and foreign countries 193037
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months 1939
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Gold movements between the United States and selected foreign countries by months 1939
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Imports of gold into the United States by selected countries 193439
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Imports of silver into the United States by months and
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International banking accounts of the United States 192937
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selected countries 193439
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Government international account 193940 79
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Air travel from the United States to oversea destinations 193840 85
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Appendix
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Page 1 - the balance of payments of a country consists of the payments made, within a stated period of time, between residents of that country and residents of foreign countries. It may be defined in a statistical sense as an itemized account of transactions involving receipts from foreigners, on the one hand, and payments to foreigners, on the other. Since the former relate to the international income of a country, they are called 'credits,' and, since the latter relate to international outgo, they are labeled...
Page 1 - This procedure relates directly to one of the basic purposes of the balance-of-payments schedules, which are designed to show the sources of the supply of foreign currencies, or of foreign exchange, arising out of claims against foreigners and the nature of the demand for foreign currencies from persons with payments to make abroad. Conversely, the balance of payments of the United States indicates the sources of the supply of dollars, or of dollar exchange, arising out of claims against this country...
Page 66 - STATISTICS • OF CAPITAL MOVEMENTS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND OF PURCHASES AND SALES OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES...
Page 76 - Whenever and so long as the proportion of silver in the stocks of gold and silver of the United States is less than one-fourth of the monetary value of such stocks, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to purchase silver, at home or abroad, for present or future delivery with any direct obligations, coin, or currency of the United States...
Page 10 - American securities by methods which preclude the recording of their value in the questionnaire returns. (3) Inflow of private funds (balances in foreign banks and/or hoarded abroad) expatriated roughly between April. 1933 and the end of January, 1934. (4) Unrecorded foreign-owned funds sent to the United States after devaluation as a result of political uncertainty and economic instability abroad.
Page 2 - This Item takes account of all security movements between the United States and foreign countries and includes international sales and purchases of long-term issues, new underwriting, sales and purchases of properties not represented by security issues, and security transfers resulting from redemption and sinkingfund operations.
Page 1 - Quantitative studies relating to the total flow over a given period of time are usually called estimates of the balance of international payments of the country whose currency is the object of the study. According to the definition of the United States Department of Commerce "the balance of international payments of a country consists of the payments made within a stated period of time between residents of that country and residents of foreign countries. It may be defined in a statistical sense as...
Page 2 - ititt.,pn of payments effected, within a stated period of time, between residents of that country and residents of foreign countries, and since, also by definition, international payments include changes in the short-term foreign assets and liabilities of the country, it follows that aggregate receipts and aggregate payments to foreigners are equal; for any cash claims upon foreign countries not taken up by those with payments to make in foreign countries (an apparent excess of credits) would appear...
Page 112 - It should be emphasized that the annual figures for certain items, notably currency movements, long-term and short-term capital movements, silver movements, and the interest and dividend items are not fully comparable owing to revisions in estimates, changes in methods of collecting data, and (in the case of silver) the shift ol the item from one category to another.

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