Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

March 29, 2004

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the December 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 December 2003 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and an increase of 0.4% 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 December 2003, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary December 2003

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

December

Year-to-Date

December

Year-to-Date

December

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

28,950

358,322

11,129

132,905

40,079

491,227

Liner Weight

7,523

93,934

5,816

65,422

13,340

159,356

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

10,541

123,765

1,469

15,894

12,010

139,659

Tanker Weight

51,554

604,520

4,858

52,870

56,412

657,390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

12,658

122,544

5,441

53,682

18,099

176,226

Tramp Weight

15,211

182,960

19,155

206,469

34,367

389,429

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

52,149

604,631

18,039

202,481

70,188

807,112

Total Weight

74,289

881,414

29,830

324,760

104,119

1,206,175

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