Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

 

February 3, 2005

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the September 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 September 2004 show an increase in volume of 7% for imports and an increase of 9% 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 September 2004, along with year-to-date figures. Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

 

 

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary September 2004

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

31,946

281,196

11,492

107,154

43,438

388,350

Liner Weight

8,376

76,834

5,417

52,782

13,793

129,616

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

14,318

116,895

1,996

14,688

16,315

131,583

Tanker Weight

50,063

468,991

4,746

42,348

54,809

511,339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

16,697

126,799

5,580

46,025

22,277

172,824

Tramp Weight

20,013

163,412

18,060

159,435

38,073

322,847

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

62,961

524,890

19,069

167,867

82,030

692,756

Total Weight

78,452

709,236

28,223

254,565

106,675

963,802

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