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Trade Term: End-Use
Posted By Global Reach Daniel On March 21, 2012 @ 3:59 pm In Trade Terms | 1 Comment
By: Terri Long
The Foreign Trade Division references several different commodity classifications throughout its products and services. While most exporters are familiar with the Schedule B statistical classification  (also commonly referred to as the Harmonized System), many of the other classifications are not as widely known.
End-use is a commodity classification system that identifies merchandise based on principal use rather than the physical characteristics of the merchandise. There are six principal categories:
A passenger car, for example, would be classified under the Automotive Vehicles category.
End-use codes are assigned by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and used in developing seasonally adjusted and constant dollar totals. Exhibit Six  of the U.S. International Trade in Goods & Services Report (FT900) reports the Exports and Imports of Goods by Principal End-Use Category published on a monthly and year-to-date basis. At the Foreign Trade Division, we produce a graph of U.S. Trade by End-Use each month: Click here 
For more information about End-Use or other commodity classifications, please visit the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics . You can also find End-use and other trade terms in our Definitions  page.
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URLs in this post:
 Schedule B statistical classification: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/schedules/b/
 Exhibit Six: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/current_press_release/exh6.pdf
 U.S. International Trade in Goods & Services Report (FT900) : http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/current_press_release/
 Click here: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov../files/2012/03/3-21-2012-3-23-13-PM1.jpg
 Image: http://globalreach.blogs.census.gov/files/2012/03/enduse-snag-file.jpg
 Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/guide/sec2.html#classification
 Definitions: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/reference/definitions/index.html