Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

May 5, 2005

 

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

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary December 2004

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

29,357

376,679

12,910

144,694

42,268

521,374

Liner Weight

8,482

102,479

6,275

70,852

14,756

173,331

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

14,908

165,047

2,158

21,097

17,066

186,145

Tanker Weight

54,268

630,089

5,606

57,177

59,874

687,266

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

14,037

177,042

5,615

64,130

19,652

241,171

Tramp Weight

18,819

223,679

20,923

221,598

39,742

445,277

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

58,302

718,768

20,684

229,921

78,986

948,689

Total Weight

81,569

956,247

32,804

349,628

114,372

1,305,874

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