Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

September 15, 2006

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the November 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 November 2005 show an increase in volume of 4% for imports and an increase in volume of 2% 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 November 2005, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary November 2005

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

33,022

375,757

13,327

142,869

46,258

518,825

Liner Weight

8,369

97,008

5,902

67,146

14,271

164,154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

21,663

211,620

1,771

22,902

23,434

234,522

Tanker Weight

54,090

590,608

3,579

50,904

57,668

641,511

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

21,432

197,675

7,273

68,830

28,705

266,505

Tramp Weight

20,638

224,403

19,042

204,111

39,380

428,514

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

76,116

785,051

22,281

234,601

98,397

1,019,651

Total Weight

83,097

912,019

28,523

322,161

111,620

1,234,180

 

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