Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

April 6, 2005

 

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

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary October 2004

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

33,904

315,100

12,819

119,973

46,723

435,073

Liner Weight

8,757

85,590

6,025

58,808

14,782

144,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

16,929

133,825

2,087

16,775

19,017

150,600

Tanker Weight

53,654

522,645

4,723

47,071

58,378

569,716

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

17,253

144,052

6,442

52,467

23,695

196,519

Tramp Weight

20,648

184,060

21,159

180,594

41,807

364,654

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

68,087

592,977

21,348

189,215

89,435

782,191

Total Weight

83,059

792,296

31,907

286,473

114,967

1,078,768

1. Export weight does not include commodities removed from the Waterborne Databank due toconfidentiality 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