Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

August 11, 2006

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the October 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 October 2005 show an increase in volume of 5% 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 October 2005, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included. 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary October 2005

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

37,086

342,735

13,575

129,632

50,661

472,367

Liner Weight

9,082

88,640

6,279

61,244

15,361

149,883

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

24,766

189,956

1,525

21,131

26,291

211,087

Tanker Weight

56,209

536,517

2,755

47,325

58,964

583,842

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

20,493

176,243

6,991

61,557

27,485

237,800

Tramp Weight

22,613

203,765

21,623

185,069

44,235

388,835

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

82,346

708,935

22,092

212,319

104,438

921,254

Total Weight

87,904

828,922

30,657

293,638

118,561

1,122,560

 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