Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

July 18, 2003

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the April 2003 preliminary U.S. foreign waterborne transportation statistics.  These statistics are based on the U.S. Bureau of the Census trade data matched to the U.S. Customs vessel entrances and clearances, enhanced by the U.S. Maritime Administration.  Year-to-date figures through April 2003 show an increase in volume of 7% for imports and a decrease of 5% for exports over the same time period for 2002.  The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for April 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary - April 2003

Value (millions of dollars) and Weight (thousands of metric tons)

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

April

Year-to-Date

April

Year-to-Date

April

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

28,496

116,560

11,411

45,168

39,906

161,728

Liner Weight

7,895

31,891

5,336

22,488

13,231

54,379

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

10,513

41,271

1,300

5,758

11,813

47,029

Tanker Weight

53,044

188,844

4,396

18,205

57,440

207,049

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

11,305

33,378

4,081

15,298

15,386

48,676

Tramp Weight

14,504

53,283

15,100

62,523

29,604

115,806

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

50,314

191,209

16,792

66,224

67,106

257,433

Total Weight

75,443

274,018

24,831

103,216

100,275

377,234

1. Export weight does not include commodities removed from the Waterborne Databank due to       confidentiality restrictions from the U.S. Bureau of the Census.  This restriction has been applied       historically, although not always footnoted.  Value represents the total for all commodities.

2. Figures in total column may vary due to rounding.

 

 

The figures are derived from the Waterborne Databank, the U.S. foreign waterborne transportation public summary cargo files, which are available for purchase from the Maritime Administration.  Waterborne Databank purchase inquires should be addressed to:

Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, U.S. Maritime Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590   fax: 202-366-8886; voice: 202-366-2267; e-mail: data@marad.dot.gov

 

 

General content inquires may be directed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at:

 

Douglas McDonald, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Navigation Data Center, 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA  22315  fax: 703-428-6047; voice: 703-428-6495; e-mail: douglas.a.mcdonald@wrc01.usace.army.mil