Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

September 25, 2003

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the June 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 June 2003 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and a decrease of 5% 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 June 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

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

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

June

Year-to-Date

June

Year-to-Date

June

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

29,692

175,079

11,047

66,832

40,739

241,911

Liner Weight

7,745

47,607

5,024

32,586

12,769

80,192

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

10,207

61,262

1,181

8,117

11,388

69,379

Tanker Weight

52,717

295,059

4,400

26,873

57,116

321,931

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

10,234

53,480

4,124

23,822

14,359

77,302

Tramp Weight

15,356

84,407

15,632

94,291

30,988

178,698

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

50,133

289,821

16,352

98,771

66,485

388,592

Total Weight

75,818

427,073

25,055

153,749

100,873

580,822

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