Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

February 3, 2005

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the August 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 August 2004 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and an increase of 9% 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 August 2004, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary August 2004

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

33,256

249,250

11,929

95,662

45,185

344,912

Liner Weight

8,906

68,458

5,651

47,365

14,557

115,823

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

15,281

102,577

1,930

12,691

17,212

115,268

Tanker Weight

55,191

418,928

4,955

37,602

60,146

456,530

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

15,784

110,102

5,300

40,445

21,085

150,547

Tramp Weight

20,802

143,399

17,367

141,375

38,170

284,774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

64,322

461,929

19,160

148,798

83,482

610,727

Total Weight

84,899

630,784

27,973

226,343

112,872

857,127

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