Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

February 2, 2004

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the October 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 October 2003 show an increase in volume of 10% for imports and a decrease of 1% 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 October 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

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

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

October

Year-to-Date

October

Year-to-Date

October

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

34,172

300,599

11,500

110,700

45,671

411,300

Liner Weight

8,420

79,176

5,818

54,061

14,238

133,236

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

10,335

103,986

1,332

13,197

11,667

117,183

Tanker Weight

52,387

507,021

4,432

43,933

56,819

550,954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

11,884

98,426

5,670

42,686

17,554

141,112

Tramp Weight

17,475

152,800

20,821

166,850

38,296

319,650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

56,391

503,012

18,502

166,583

74,893

669,595

Total Weight

78,281

738,996

31,072

264,844

109,353

1,003,840

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