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Internal U. S. Waterways Tonnage
Annual Comparisons: Calendar Year 1997* vs 1996

(Millions of Short Tons)

CY 1996 CY 1997 Percent
Change
National Domestic Total 1100.7 1112.6 1.1
National Lakewise Total 114.9 123.0 7.1
National Coastwise Total 267.4 263.1 -1.6
National Internal Total:
All Internal Commodities 622.1 630.6 1.4
Food and Farm 89.3 85.2 -4.5
Coal 176.3 175.9 -0.2
Chemicals 52.1 53.6 2.8
Petroleum 151.8 155.5 2.5
Metal 29.2 29.9 2.5
Other 123.4 130.3 5.6
 
Waterways:
Alabama-Coosa River 0.7 0.7 -1.8
Allegheny River 3.3 3.9 16.5
Apalachicola River 0.6 0.5 -4.6
Atchafalaya River (Upper) 9.8 10.6 8.0
Atlantic Intracoastal 4.3 3.6 -14.9
Big Sandy River 17.7 18.2 2.8
Black Warrior River 24.9 25.4 2.1
Columbia River** 18.5 19.1 3.4
Cumberland River# 17.2 23.7 38.3
Green and Barren River 7.7 7.3 -5.0
Gulf Intracoastal** 118.0 118.8 0.7
Illinois Waterway 46.2 43.0 -7.0
Kanawha River 24.8 24.8 0.0
McClellan-Kerr Wtwy 10.6 11.2 5.7
Mississippi River** 319.6 323.4 1.2
Missouri River 8.2 8.2 0.1
Monongahela River 36.6 37.2 1.6
Ohio River 237.7 240.4 1.1
Snake River 5.7 6.1 6.9
Tennessee River 45.5 48.6 6.8
Tennessee Tombigbee 8.0 8.2 3.1

*Estimated Oct. 13, 1998.
**Includes domestic coastwise tonnage.
#From July 15 to Sept.2, closings of Kentucky lock rerouted millions
of tons to Cumberland's Barkley lock. Also Cumberland coal rose a million.
Internal: Moved solely within the boundaries of the U. S.
Rounding may cause slight discrepancies in the data.


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