Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

July 25, 2005

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the March 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 March 2005 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and an increase in volume of 1% 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 March 2005, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary March 2005

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

March

Year-to-Date

March

Year-to-Date

March

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

32,232

96,182

13,441

36,696

45,673

132,878

Liner Weight

8,713

25,780

6,248

17,584

14,960

43,364

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

17,155

45,927

2,415

6,319

19,570

52,246

Tanker Weight

54,277

157,399

5,408

15,360

59,685

172,760

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

17,490

48,250

6,644

18,341

24,134

66,591

Tramp Weight

20,158

56,890

17,595

53,551

37,754

110,441

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

66,877

190,359

22,500

61,357

89,377

251,715

Total Weight

83,148

240,070

29,251

86,495

112,399

326,565

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