Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

August 30, 2004

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the April 2004 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 2004 show an increase in volume of 9% for imports and an increase of 11% for exports over the same time period for 2003. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for April 2004, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary April 2004

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

30,664

116,816

12,170

48,135

42,833

164,951

Liner Weight

8,467

31,899

6,126

24,558

14,593

56,457

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

12,059

46,215

1,523

5,868

13,582

52,082

Tanker Weight

51,066

203,295

4,759

19,323

55,825

222,618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

14,089

51,280

4,982

19,878

19,071

71,159

Tramp Weight

16,997

63,717

18,535

70,915

35,532

134,632

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

56,811

214,312

18,675

73,881

75,486

288,193

Total Weight

76,530

298,910

29,420

114,796

105,950

413,707

1. Export weight does not include commodities removed from the Waterborne Databank due toconfidentiality 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