Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

June 20, 2005

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the January 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 January 2005 show an increase in volume of 10% for imports and an increase in volume of 4% 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 January 2005, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary January 2005

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

32,632

32,632

11,058

11,058

43,690

43,690

Liner Weight

8,847

8,847

5,575

5,575

14,422

14,422

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

14,271

14,271

1,783

1,783

16,054

16,054

Tanker Weight

52,411

52,411

4,232

4,232

56,643

56,643

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

15,466

15,466

5,814

5,814

21,280

21,280

Tramp Weight

18,758

18,758

18,978

18,978

37,736

37,736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

62,370

62,370

18,655

18,655

81,025

81,025

Total Weight

80,016

80,016

28,785

28,785

108,801

108,801

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