Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

August 11,2006

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the August 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 August 2005 show an increase in volume of 5% for imports and an increase in volume of 5% for exports over the same time period for 2004.Thefollowing cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S.waterborne imports and exports for August 2005, along with year-to-date figures.Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary August 2005

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

38,136

269,467

14,639

102,891

52,775

372,358

Liner Weight

9,525

70,626

6,782

48,974

16,308

119,601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

21,729

143,074

2,310

18,200

24,039

161,274

Tanker Weight

54,442

429,894

4,700

41,815

59,141

471,709

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

16,977

139,136

5,388

48,726

22,365

187,862

Tramp Weight

19,913

160,991

18,273

146,336

38,186

307,327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

76,842

551,678

22,337

169,817

99,179

721,495

Total Weight

83,880

661,512

29,754

237,125

113,635

898,637

 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