Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

August 19, 2003

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the May 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 May 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 May 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

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

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

May

Year-to-Date

May

Year-to-Date

May

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

28,827

145,387

10,617

55,785

39,444

201,172

Liner Weight

7,971

39,862

5,074

27,562

13,045

67,424

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

9,784

51,055

1,178

6,936

10,962

57,991

Tanker Weight

53,498

242,342

4,268

22,473

57,766

264,815

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

9,868

43,246

4,400

19,698

14,268

62,944

Tramp Weight

15,769

69,051

16,136

78,659

31,904

147,710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

48,479

239,688

16,195

82,419

64,674

322,107

Total Weight

77,238

351,255

25,477

128,694

102,715

479,949

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