Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

March 10, 2006

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the May 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 May 2005 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and an increase in volume of 3% 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 May 2005, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary May 2005

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

33,833

162,652

13,544

63,116

47,377

225,768

Liner Weight

9,062

43,464

6,382

30,147

15,444

73,611

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

18,283

82,518

2,486

11,324

20,769

93,842

Tanker Weight

55,567

266,542

5,584

27,053

61,151

293,595

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

16,890

82,786

6,412

30,598

23,302

113,384

Tramp Weight

19,972

97,533

18,768

90,240

38,740

187,773

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

69,006

327,956

22,443

105,037

91,449

432,993

Total Weight

84,601

407,539

30,734

147,440

115,336

554,979

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