Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

May 28, 2004

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the January 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 January 2004 show an increase in volume of 10% for imports and a decrease of 1% 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 January 2004, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary January 2004

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

28,771

28,771

10,179

10,179

38,950

38,950

Liner Weight

7,787

7,787

5,469

5,469

13,256

13,256

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

10,655

10,655

1,261

1,261

11,916

11,916

Tanker Weight

49,259

49,259

4,816

4,816

54,075

54,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

11,587

11,587

4,654

4,654

16,241

16,241

Tramp Weight

15,794

15,794

17,309

17,309

33,103

33,103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

51,014

51,014

16,093

16,093

67,107

67,107

Total Weight

72,840

72,840

27,595

27,595

100,434

100,434

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