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Internal U. S. Waterways Tonnage
Annual Comparisons: Calendar Year 1996* vs 1995

(Millions of Short Tons)

CY 1995 CY 1996 Percent
Change
National Domestic Totals 1093.0 1100.6 0.7
National Lakewise Totals 116.1 114.8 -1.1
National Coastwise Totals 266.6 267.4 0.3
National Internal Totals:
All Commodities 620.3 621.9 0.3
Food and Farm 94.0 89.3 -5.0
Coal 173.7 176.2 1.4
Oil and Oil Products 154.5 151.8 -1.8
Chemicals 53.3 52.1 -2.3
Metal 28.6 29.2 2.0
Other 116.1 123.3 6.1
 
Waterways:
Alabama-Coosa River 0.8 0.7 -10.0
Allegheny River 3.4 3.3 -0.7
Apalachicola River 0.6 0.6 -3.6
Atlantic Intracoastal 3.6 4.3 18.8
Black Warrior River 24.7 25.2 2.2
Columbia River* 17.6 18.3 4.0
Cumberland River 17.8 17.2 -3.8
Gulf Intracoastal* 118.0 118.0 0.1
Illinois Waterway 47.4 46.2 -2.5
Kanawha River 23.1 24.8 7.5
McClellan-Kerr Wtwy 10.3 10.6 2.0
Mississippi River* 323.0 318.5 -1.4
Missouri River 6.9 8.2 18.6
Monongahela River 34.4 36.6 6.2
Ohio River 234.1 236.8 1.2
Snake River 6.8 5.7 -16.1
Tennessee River 46.4 45.5 -1.9
Tennessee Tombigbee 8.1 8.0 -1.5

*Estimated October 24, 1997
From 1996, non-coastwise fish are no longer counted.
This reduced internal by 0.3% and Food by 2%.
Internal: Moved solely within the boundaries of the U. S.
Rounding may cause slight discrepancies in the data.
*Includes domestic coastwise tonnage.


Comments or Questions Contact: WCSC
Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center
New Orleans, LA
(504) 862-1424 or (504) 862-1404

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