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Figure 1-2

Tonnage of U.S. Waterborne Imports and
Exports (Monthly data, not seasonally
adjusted)
Metric Tons
Jan-98
Feb-98
Mar-98
Apr-98 90,871
May-98 93,570
Jun-98 89,575
Jul-98 93,943
Aug-98 94,120
Sep-98 85,872
Oct-98 97,768
Nov-98 89,734
Dec-98 89,016
Jan-99 82,754
Feb-99 80,036
Mar-99 87,348
Apr-99 92,065
May-99 92,096
Jun-99 95,943
Jul-99 94,950
Aug-99 93,558
Sep-99 93,979
Oct-99 94,565
Nov-99 93,378
Dec-99 90,777
Jan-00 87,075
Feb-00 88,967
Mar-00 95,947
Apr-00 91,258
May-00 98,537
Jun-00 99,498
Jul-00 100,799
Aug-00 104,721
Sep-00 96,897
Oct-00 102,817
Nov-00 94,659
Dec-00 96,658
Jan-03 100,949
Feb-01 89,003
Mar-01 96,822
Apr-01 98,911
May-01 99,995
Jun-01 94,624
Jul-03 95,676
Aug-01 101,000
Sep-01 91,000
Oct-01 101,000
Nov-01 99,000
Dec-01 94,000

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation,
Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and
Economic Analysis, U.S. Foreign Waterborne
Transportation Statistics data, available at
http://www.marad.dot.gov/statistics/usfwts/
index.html as of February 2002.
• Trade decline in early 1999 may have been due
mainly to the financial crisis in Asia and Latin
America.

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