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Title:
United States foreign trade
Series Title:
FT ;
Uniform Title:
United States post-war foreign waterborne commerce, January-October 1946
Portion of title:
Water-borne trade by United States port
Physical Description:
v. : ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Bureau of the Census
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Place of Publication:
Washington
Creation Date:
April 1947
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Shipping -- Statistics -- United States   ( lcsh )
Commerce -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
statistics   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation:
Jan. 1946-Mar. 1953.
General Note:
Monthly with annual cumulation.
General Note:
Includes: United States post-war foreign waterborne commerce, January-October 1946 (issued 1947).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004696557
oclc - 20052985
System ID:
AA00009363:00002

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WATER-BORNE FOREIGN TRADE INCREASES


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SThe Bureau of the Census, Department of Comearoe, has
announced today that the water-borne foreign commerce of the
United States during April 1947 totaled 13.1 million long tons and
$1,388.5 million, an increase of 12 percent in shipping weight and
5 percent in value over the previous month, and of 29 percent end
46 percent, respectively, over the monthly average for 1946.
April water-borne exports (8.7 million long tons and $992.9 mil-
lion) gained 15 percent in shipping weight but did not change
appreciably in value from March. During the same period, vessel
imparts (4.3 million long tons and 2395.6 million) rose 5 percent
in shipping Wight and 21 percent in value.

The leading vessel ports in terms of shipping weight of
total export and import traffic mere New York (2.2 million long
tons), Baltimore (1.9 million long tone), Philadelphia (1.3 mil-
lion long tons), Norfolk (.8 million lone tons) and New Orleans
(.8 million long tons). These five ports together accounted for
53 percent of the total water-borne tonnage moving in the foreign
trade during April.

In terms of value the leading parts were sew York (S719.8
million), New Orleans (8125.7 million), Baltimore (815.6 million),
Philadelphia (871.3 million) and Houston (843.0 million), repre-
senting 74 percent of the total value.

Atlantic Coast Ports.-Daring April the foreign commeroa of all
Atlantic Coast seaports amounted to B.2 million long tons valued
at 81,010.1 million or 63 percent of the shipping weight and 73
percent of the value of the total foreign trade of the United
States. This represents increases in shipping weight and value
of 5 percent and 8 percent, respectively, over the trade during
March 1947 and 46 percent in both shipping weight and value over
the monthly average for the year 1948. Exports totaled 4.8 mil-
lion long tons and $713.2 million during April, while imports
amounted to 5.4 million long tons and $296.9 million.

Total ijaports on tanker vessels amounted to 2.1 million
long tons, of which 69 percent or 1.5 million long tons were un-
laden at Atlantic Coast ports, principally New York (532,000 long
tons), Philadelphia (407,000 long tons), Newark (271,000 long tons)
and Baltimore (158,000 long tons).

In the Atlantic Coast area the leading foreign trade
ports were Hew York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Among all United
States seaports they ranked ae the first three in shipping weight
of merchandise exported and imported, and were the first, third,
and fourth, respectively in value.

Gulf Coast Ports.--.anty percent of the shipping weight of all
exports and imparts during April or 2.6 million long tons (250.5
million dollars), was handled in Gulf ports. Foreign trade in
this area was 2 percent heavier than in March 1947 and 32 percent
heavier than the monthly average for the year 1946. Exports
amounted to 2.1 million long tons and 9196.7 million, while im-
ports totaled .6 million long tons valued at 653.8 million.

lew OrlMeas, the leading port in the Gulf area, ws the
country'@ second port in the value of its foreign trade andwas
fifth in shipping weight.


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S ; T0otal."epr on tanker vessels emounteft to
4- lilon long. ops 'pf which .6 million Idmg tons
tp cle laden for Bxo': in Gulf Coast parts. Port
S'Arthur, Houston, and arrus Christi were the leading
Sports for exports on temCer vessels.
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S..rbltL Coast Ports.-LAlthough the total foreign trade
S, .Pacific Coast partte declined from 1.1 million long
Si~ons valued at 8132.0 million in March to 1.0 million
long tons valued at $113.8 million in April, it was
waill le2ea- bttvre the monthly average for 1946 of .7
million lor~ pns' and 880.2 million. The shipping
weight of mdohandise exported from this area amounted
-to 798,000 long tona (872.5 million) while imports
totaled 197,000 lon; tons (S41.3 million). About one
third of the exports or 284,000 long tons were carried
on tanker vessels Los Angeles, with water-borne


foreign trade amounting to 205,000 long tons (S$.5
million) and San Pranoisoo, with 197,000 loIs toua
($37.5 million], were thp leading vassel ports in tha
Paciflo Coast area.

Great Lakes Ports.-Durirn April, foreign trade on
the.Great lakes totaled 1,167,000 long tons of whioh
1,105,000 long tone were exports and 62,000 long tons
were imports. Emphasizing the seasonal character of
this trade, there was a very sharp increase from Mrchh
to April, but the April trade as still far below the
1946 monthly average of 1,754,000 long tons.

The table below presents the flreo~i water-
borne trade of the United States by type of veaeml,
and by coastal area for April 1947, and the monthlj
average for the year 1946g


SHIRPPnc WEIHT IN THOUSANDS OF LNB5 TOm

Total trade Eporta aDport
TYPE OF VESSEL AND COASTAL AREA Arionthly
April avathl April prion y s.11 it
1949 vee ave ve 94Tr
1946 1946 1946

atal................ ..................... ........... 13,061 10,127 6,388 6,467 4.328 3,660

Dry Cargo.............................. ..... 9,716 7,224 7,494 5,338 2,888 1,86
Tanar................................................ 3,846 2,908 1,844 1,129 2,101 1,774

Atlantic.................................................... 8,211 5,617 4,760 2,786 3,451 B.a31
ul.......................................................... 2,642 1,998 2,067 1,672 575 a
Pacific.................................................... 966 656 798 532 19 iS
Great aes........................................ ........... 1,169 1,754 1,105 1,462 62 MBE
U. S. Territories and Possessions.......................... 46 103 9 15 88 aB


COVERAGE
Export figures Include reexports and Lend-Lease and ltRRA shipenta, trade between Alaake, Hewall, and Puerto Rico aad
foreign onuntrles, and sabhiente to United States government ageinals. Eluded from export figures are sipaments to the United
States ained forces abroad, shipments between Continental United States and the Territories and Possessione and hipmeats between
the Territories and PoSaeselor...
Exports by vessel are credited to the Custome District and port at whlh the merehandlse was laden.
The import figures are general imports and represent the total imports for immediate consumption plus entries into Caitoe
bonded storage and manufacturing sarenoues.
Imports by vbasel are credited to the Customs District and port at which the merchandise was unladen, even though this any
be different from the Customs District in which the goods are entered into warehouses or entered for taediate consumption.
Shipments In transit through the United States from one foreign country to another are not Inoluded in either the import
or export figures. None of the export or Import figures have been adjusted for change in prive level.
The date presented In the following tables are preliminary and Include revislone which have beeo made sine the rleaas
or data for March 1947.


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FOWRIC] TRADE REPORTS OF THE BURPAU OF THE CENSUS

Summary reports shoeing monthly data on United States foreign trade are issued as follows

FT 900 Overall totel export and Import data; no country or commodity detail.
FT 930 Exports and imports by economic classes and leading commodities; no country detail.
FT 950 Exporta and Imports by countries of destination and origin; no ooaodity data.
FT 971 Air shipments in foreign trade by United States Cuatose Distriats and ports.
FT 972 Weter-borne foreign trade by United States Customs District and ports.
FT 978 Water-borne foreign trade by trade area.
FT 975 Entrances and aleerances of avssels by United States Customs Districts and areas.

Additional detailed ca mdlIty and country data are available in the form of the other FT reports.
A catalog may be obtained from the Bureau of the Census, Whahlngton 25, D. C.









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