Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

October 31, 2003

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the July 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 July 2003 show an increase in volume of 9% for imports and a decrease of 4% 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 July 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

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

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

July

Year-to-Date

July

Year-to-Date

July

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

31,596

206,675

10,863

77,694

42,458

284,369

Liner Weight

8,014

55,621

5,192

37,778

13,206

93,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

11,137

72,399

1,300

9,418

12,437

81,816

Tanker Weight

55,364

350,423

4,499

31,372

59,864

381,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

11,938

65,418

4,413

28,235

16,351

93,653

Tramp Weight

17,633

102,040

16,721

111,012

34,354

213,052

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

54,671

344,492

16,576

115,347

71,246

459,839

Total Weight

81,011

508,084

26,412

180,161

107,423

688,245

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