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Internal U. S. Waterways Tonnage
Nine Month Comparison September 1997 vs September 1996*

  Percent
Change
National Domestic Totals -1.0
National Lakewise Totals 7.9
National Internal Totals:  
   All Commodities -1.3
   Food and Farm -7.5
   Coal 0.0
   Oil and Oil Products 0.0
   Chemicals -1.5
   Metal 4.3
   Other 1.7
 
Waterways:  
   Alabama-Coosa River 2.0
   Allegheny River 13.3
   Apalachicola River -8.0
   Atlantic Intracoastal -4.0
   Black Warrior River 0.6
   Columbia River** 2.2
   Cumberland River 34
   Gulf Intracoastal** 1.7
   Illinois Waterway -4.5
   Kanawha River 4.0
   McClellan-Kerr Wtwy -1.0
   Mississippi River** -2.5
   Monongahela River 3.3
   Ohio River -0.9
   Snake River 15.0
   Tennessee River 2.7
   Tennessee Tombigbee 1.1

*Estimated December 1997
**Includes domestic coastwise tonnage. Internal: Moved solely within the boundaries of the U. S. Non-coastwise fish are no longer counted.
"Other" is primarily non-metals plus wood products, cement, lime and sea shells.


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