Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

September 15, 2006

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the December 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 December 2005 show an increase in volume of 4% for imports and an increase in volume of 1% for exports over the same time period for 2004. The following cargo summary contains value and weight information by type of service on U.S. waterborne imports and exports for December 2005, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary December 2005

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

30,973

409,730

13,152

156,021

44,126

562,751

Liner Weight

8,261

105,269

6,040

73,186

14,301

178,455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

20,063

231,682

2,077

24,979

22,140

256,661

Tanker Weight

52,618

643,225

4,649

55,553

57,267

698,778

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

22,261

219,936

7,154

75,984

29,415

295,920

Tramp Weight

22,307

246,710

18,900

223,011

41,207

469,721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

73,297

858,348

22,383

256,984

95,680

1,115,332

Total Weight

83,186

995,205

29,589

351,750

112,775

1,346,954

 

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