Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

December 31, 2003

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the September 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 September 2003 show an increase in volume of 10% for imports and a decrease of 2% 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 September 2003, along with year-to-date figures.  Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

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

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

 

Type of Service

Imports

Exports1

Total2

 

September

Year-to-Date

September

Year-to-Date

September

Year-to-Date

Liner Value

30,195

266,428

10,370

99,201

40,566

365,628

Liner Weight

7,617

70,756

5,032

48,242

12,650

118,998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

10,337

93,651

1,247

11,865

11,584

105,516

Tanker Weight

51,927

454,634

4,270

39,500

56,197

494,135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

10,638

86,542

4,473

37,016

15,111

123,558

Tramp Weight

16,712

135,325

17,736

146,029

34,448

281,354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

51,171

446,621

16,090

148,081

67,261

594,702

Total Weight

76,257

660,715

27,039

233,772

103,295

894,487

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