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Figure 3

Growth of U.S. Maritime Containerized Exports and Imports by Coastal Port Region: 1980-2005

Base data: thousands of TEUs Index 1980=100
West/Pacific East/Atlantic West/Pacific East/Atlantic Gulf
Coast Coast Gulf Coast Coast Coast Coast
1980 3,512 4,348 580 1980 100 100 100
1981 2,596 4,486 565 1981 74 103 97
1982 3,436 4,299 693 1982 98 99 119
1983 3,046 4,651 670 1983 87 107 116
1984 5,385 5,555 831 1984 153 128 143
1985 5,399 5,513 812 1985 154 127 140
1986 5,998 5,806 928 1986 171 134 160
1987 6,569 5,776 911 1987 187 133 157
1988 6,994 6,251 895 1988 199 144 154
1989 7,824 6,432 814 1989 223 148 140
1990 8,185 6,564 822 1990 233 151 142
1991 8,377 7,002 938 1991 239 161 162
1992 8,961 7,212 1,142 1992 255 166 197
1993 9,254 8,254 1,191 1993 263 190 205
1994 10,459 8,807 1,222 1994 298 203 211
1995 11,422 9,729 1,186 1995 325 224 205
1996 11,203 10,046 1,362 1996 319 231 235
1997 12,087 10,946 1,492 1997 344 252 257
1998 13,209 11,487 1,470 1998 376 264 253
1999 14,085 12,304 1,619 1999 401 283 279
2000 15,666 13,042 1,688 2000 446 300 291
2001 15,951 13,009 1,703 2001 454 299 294
2002 17,363 13,621 1,718 2002 494 313 296
2003 20,060 14,402 1,838 2003 571 331 317
2004 21,180 15,406 2,069 2004 603 354 357
2005 23,011 16,791 2,162 2005 655 386 373

NOTE: TEUS = twenty-foot equivalent units. One twenty-foot container equals one TEU while one forty-foot
container equals two TEUs. Total includes ports for all container ports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.The data
in this figure include both loaded and unloaded containers in U.S. international maritime activity. It includes
U.S. imports, exports, plus transshipments.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of
Transportation Statistics, based on data from the American Association of Port Authorities, available at www.aapa.org, as of
November 2006.