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Internal U. S. Waterways Tonnage
Six Month Comparison: 1999* vs 1998

  Percent Change
National Lakewise Total -7.4
National Internal Total:  
All Internal Commodities -3.0
   Foodand Farm 15.0
   Coal -1.6
   Chemicals 3.3
   Petroleum 2.6
   Metal -4.0
   Other 1.2
   
Waterways:  
Alabama-Coosa River -1.0
Allegheny River 6.0
Apalachicola River -24.0
Atchafalaya River (Upper) 13.0
Atlantic Intracoastal -8.0
Big Sandy River 4.0
Black Warrior River -18.5
Columbia River** 4.0
Cumberland River 35.0
Green and Barren River -4.5
Gulf Intracoastal** -2.6
Illinois Waterway 2.0
Kanawha River -3.0
McClellan-Kerr Wtwy -6.0
Mississippi River** 4.5
Missouri River 12.0
Monongahela River 6.5
Ohio River 0.3
Snake River 7.0
Tennessee River -18.0
Tennessee Tombigbee 3.0

*Estimated September 17, 1999
**Includes domestic coastwise tonnage.
Internal: Moved solely within the boundaries of the U. S.
"Other" is primarily non-metals plus wood
products, cement, lime and sea shells.


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