Announcement

U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics

August 11, 2006

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released the September 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 September 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 September 2005, along with year-to-date figures.Inbound and outbound in-transit data are not included.

Preliminary U.S. Foreign Waterborne Cargo Summary September 2005

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

36,182

305,649

13,165

116,056

49,347

421,705

Liner Weight

8,931

79,558

5,990

54,964

14,921

134,522

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanker Value

22,116

165,190

1,406

19,606

23,522

184,796

Tanker Weight

50,413

480,308

2,755

44,570

53,169

524,878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tramp Value

16,614

155,750

5,839

54,565

22,453

210,315

Tramp Weight

20,161

181,152

17,111

163,447

37,272

344,599

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value

74,911

626,589

20,410

190,228

95,322

816,817

Total Weight

79,506

741,018

25,856

262,981

105,361

1,003,999

 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