Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

May 20, 2003

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the January 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 January 2003 show a decrease in volume of 1% for imports and an increase of 3% 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 January 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary - January 2003

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

January

Year-to-Date

January

Year-to-Date

January

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

31,407

31,407

10,544

10,544

41,950

41,950

Liner Weight

8,685

8,685

5,497

5,497

14,183

14,183

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

9,520

9,520

1,516

1,516

11,036

11,036

Tanker Weight

44,925

44,925

5,087

5,087

50,012

50,012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

6,055

6,055

3,403

3,403

9,457

9,457

Tramp Weight

12,507

12,507

17,348

17,348

29,855

29,855

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

46,981

46,981

15,463

15,463

62,443

62,443

Total Weight

66,118

66,118

27,932

27,932

94,050

94,050

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