Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

August 4, 2005

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the April 2005 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. Year-to-date figures through April 2005 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and an increase in volume of 2% for exports over the same time period for 2004. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for April 2005, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary April 2005

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

32,637

128,819

12,875

49,571

45,512

178,390

Liner Weight

8,622

34,402

6,181

23,765

14,803

58,167

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

18,308

64,235

2,519

8,838

20,827

73,073

Tanker Weight

53,575

210,975

6,109

21,470

59,684

232,444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

17,646

65,896

5,844

24,185

23,490

90,082

Tramp Weight

20,670

77,561

17,921

71,471

38,591

149,032

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

68,591

258,949

21,238

82,595

89,829

341,544

Total Weight

82,867

322,937

30,211

116,706

113,078

439,643

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