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Internal U. S. Waterways Tonnage
Nine Month Comparison: 1998* vs 1997

  Percent Change
National Domestic Total 0.8
National Lakewise Total -1.6
National Coastwise Total -0.9
National Internal Total:  
All Internal Commodities 1.7
Food and Farm 2.0
Coal -1.4
Chemicals 3.2
Petroleum 0.4
Metal 13.1
Other 3.0
   
Waterways:  
Alabama-Coosa River -5.7
Allegheny River -6.0
Apalachicola River -13.7
Atchafalaya River (Upper) 15.2
Atlantic Intracoastal -8.7
Big Sandy River 2.3
Black Warrior River 1.3
Columbia River** -1.2
Cumberland River -7.3
Green and Barren River 5.1
Gulf Intracoastal** -3.5
Illinois Waterway 2.0
Kanawha River -1.8
McClellan-Kerr Wtwy 12.4
Mississippi River** 2.6
Monongahela River 6.8
Ohio River 2.7
Snake River 2.8
Tennessee River 6.0
Tennessee Tombigbee 3.3

*Estimated Jan 12, 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.
Rounding may cause slight discrepancies in the data


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