Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

December 2, 2003

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the August 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 August 2003 show an increase in volume of 9% for imports and a decrease of 4% 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 August 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

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

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

August

Year-to-Date

August

Year-to-Date

August

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

29,558

236,233

11,136

88,830

40,694

325,063

Liner Weight

7,518

63,138

5,432

43,210

12,950

106,348

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

10,915

83,314

1,200

10,618

12,115

93,931

Tanker Weight

52,284

402,707

3,858

35,230

56,142

437,937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

10,486

75,904

4,308

32,543

14,794

108,447

Tramp Weight

16,573

118,613

17,281

128,293

33,854

246,906

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

50,958

395,450

16,644

131,991

67,602

527,441

Total Weight

76,375

584,458

26,572

206,733

102,946

791,192

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