Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

October 13, 2004

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the June 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 June 2004 show an increase in volume of 9% for imports and an increase of 11% 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 June 2004, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary June 2004

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

32,214

179,473

11,194

71,790

43,408

251,263

Liner Weight

9,078

49,519

5,453

35,987

14,530

85,506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

14,360

73,873

1,504

9,213

15,864

83,086

Tanker Weight

55,755

311,258

4,131

28,499

59,885

339,757

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

15,651

81,057

5,080

30,331

20,732

111,389

Tramp Weight

21,029

103,173

17,043

105,963

38,072

209,136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

62,225

334,403

17,778

111,335

80,003

445,738

Total Weight

85,861

463,950

26,626

170,449

112,487

634,399

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