Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

July 9, 2004

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the February 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 February 2004 show an increase in volume of 13% for imports and an increase of 4% 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 February 2004, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary February 2004

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

February

Year-to-Date

February

Year-to-Date

February

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

26,083

54,854

12,148

22,327

38,231

77,181

Liner Weight

7,004

14,791

6,138

11,607

13,142

26,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

10,745

21,400

1,490

2,751

12,235

24,151

Tanker Weight

48,521

97,780

4,757

9,573

53,278

107,353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

11,845

23,432

4,731

9,385

16,576

32,817

Tramp Weight

14,555

30,349

16,344

33,653

30,899

64,003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

48,672

99,686

18,369

34,463

67,042

134,149

Total Weight

70,080

142,920

27,239

54,833

97,319

197,753

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