Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

December 15, 2004

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the July 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 July 2004 show an increase in volume of 7% for imports and an increase of 10% 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 July 2004, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary July 2004

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

36,521

215,994

11,942

83,733

48,464

299,727

Liner Weight

10,033

59,552

5,727

41,715

15,760

101,266

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

13,423

87,295

1,548

10,761

14,970

98,056

Tanker Weight

52,479

363,737

4,148

32,647

56,627

396,384

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

13,260

94,317

4,813

35,144

18,073

129,462

Tramp Weight

19,423

122,596

18,046

124,008

37,469

246,605

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

63,204

397,607

18,303

129,638

81,507

527,245

Total Weight

81,935

545,885

27,921

198,370

109,856

744,255

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