Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

April 7, 2005

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the November 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 November 2004 show an increase in volume of 8% for imports and an increase of 7% 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 November 2004, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary November 2004

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

November

Year-to-Date

November

Year-to-Date

November

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

32,222

347,322

11,811

131,784

44,033

479,106

Liner Weight

8,407

93,997

5,770

64,578

14,177

158,575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

16,315

150,139

2,164

18,939

18,479

169,078

Tanker Weight

53,176

575,821

4,499

51,571

57,676

627,392

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

18,953

163,005

6,048

58,514

25,001

221,520

Tramp Weight

20,799

204,860

20,082

200,676

40,881

405,535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

67,490

660,466

20,022

209,237

87,512

869,704

Total Weight

82,382

874,678

30,351

316,824

112,734

1,191,502

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