Announcement
U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

June 1, 2006

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the July 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 July 2005 show an increase in volume of 6% for imports and an increase in volume of 5% 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 July 2005, along with year-to-date figures.Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary July 2005
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

34,577

231,577

12,327

88,252

46,903

318,584

Liner Weight

8,798

61,101

5,954

42,192

14,752

103,293

Tanker Value

19,898

121,345

2,301

15,890

22,199

137,235

Tanker Weight

53,583

375,453

4,751

37,115

58,335

412,568

Tramp Value

19,423

122,159

6,611

43,338

26,034

165,497

Tramp Weight

21,574

141,078

18,355

128,063

39,929

269,141

Total Value

73,898

474,836

21,239

147,480

95,137

622,316

Total Weight

83,955

577,632

29,060

207,370

113,015

785,002

1.Export weight does not include commodities removed from theWaterborne 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 July 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