United States foreign trade

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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:
May 1948
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
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Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004696557
oclc - 20052985
System ID:
AA00009363:00003

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The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, has announced
today that United States water-borne foreign trade in May was at ,
the post-war peak of 16.4 million long tons and $1,493 million.
This represented an increase of 25 percent in weight and B per-
cent in value over the April total of 13.1 million long tons and
$1,383 million. May trade was greater in shipping weight by 62
percent and in value by 57 percent than the monthly average for
the year 1946. Exports on dry cargo vessels were twice the av-
erage per month during 1946, while exports on tanker vessels were
down one percent. On the other hand, imports on both dry cargo
vessels and tankers were one-fourth higher in May than the month-
ly average for 1946.

The leading vessel ports, in shipping weight of merchandise
exported and imported during May, were Hew York, 2.2 million long
tons, Baltimore, 2.0 million long tons, Philadelphia, 1.4 million
long tone, and Norfolk, 1.4 million long tons. PForty-three per-
6ent of the total shipping weight of all water-borne exports and
imports moved through these four ports.

In sterns of value the leading ports were oew York, $789.5
million, New Orleans, $119 million; Philadelphia, $a0 million,
and Baltimore, $76 million, together representing 71 percent of
the value of all water-borne foreign trade during May.

Atlantic Coast Ports.-The foreign trade of Atlantic Coast sea-
ports totaled 9,368,000 long tons and $1.105.3 million during May
or 57 percent of the shipping weight and 74 percent of the value
of all United States exports and imports by vessel. This was
higher by 12 percent In weight and 11 percent in value than during
April and higher than the monthly average for 1946 by 67 percent
and 60 percent, respectively. May exports mounted to 5,861,000
long tons and $814 million, while imports totaled 3,507,000 long
tons and $292 million.'

During May, as in April, lMw York, Baltimore, and PiladelphiLa
were the leading Atlantic Coast seaports in both shipping weight
and value of merchandise exported and imported by vessel, and
amang all wanted States seaports were the three highest in ship-
lang weight aml were respectively first, third, and fourth in
vaLue.

Gulf Coast Ports.-Total water-borne foreign trade in the Gulf
Coast area amounted to 2,849,000 long tons and $244 million. Thia
was a- increase of only 8 percent in weight and a decline of 3
percent In value when compared with April trade, but represented
a sharp rise of 45 percent In weight and 55 percent in value when
compared with the monthly average for the year 1948. Exports
totaled 2,265,000 long tons ($203 million) In Kay compared with a
1948 monthly average of 1,672,000 long tons ($131 million), while
imports amounted to 584,000 long tons ($41.3 million) compared
with a monthly average of 326,000 long tons ($29 million) during
1946.


uew Orleans, the leading port in the Gulf Area, was the
second United States seaport In the combined value of exports and
imports.

Pacific Coast Ports.-Por the second month the total water-bomrnea -
foreign trade of the Pacific Coastal ports declined slightly, but

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