Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

September 30, 2004

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the May 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 May 2004 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and an increase of 12% 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 May 2004, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary May 2004

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

30,443

147,259

12,461

60,596

42,904

207,855

Liner Weight

8,543

40,441

5,977

30,535

14,519

70,976

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

13,298

59,512

1,842

7,710

15,140

67,222

Tanker Weight

52,209

255,503

5,045

24,368

57,254

279,872

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

14,125

65,406

5,373

25,251

19,498

90,657

Tramp Weight

18,428

82,145

18,004

88,920

36,432

171,064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

57,866

272,178

19,676

93,557

77,542

365,735

Total Weight

79,179

378,089

29,026

143,823

108,205

521,912

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 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