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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:
June 1948
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly
regular

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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).

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University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004696557
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System ID:
AA00009363:00004

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The Bureau of the Census, Department
9MWD today.that United States water-borne fore:
to 15.6 million long tons valued at 81,
sented a decline of 5 percent in shipp
in value from the May post-war peak of
valued Bt 51,484 million. The shipping
hanged chandise exported and imported during Jui
cent and 40 percent greater, respect
.6 averages for the year 1946. 'Imports on
.0 May to June increased by 14 percent in
-10 million long tons while the value remain
-17 at $332 million. Exports on dry cargo
-10 period decreased by 7 percent In shippi
-16 in value to 9.9 million 'long tones valued
g* other hand, imports on tanker vessels dr
-8 ping weight and 30 percent in value fro
J1 'ports on tankers increased 6 percent in
value.

-e. In shipping weight of merchandise e
-a ing June, the leading ports were New Yor
Baltimore, 2.1 million long tons; Phila
"'. tons and Norfolk,* 1.2 million long ton
+4 ports handled 43 percent of the total
+1.1 tUited States exports and imports.
- -17
+, New York, SBBB million; New Orleans
-* $71 million and Philadelphia, $71 million
-12 in value of the foreign trade, and toget
*S" cent of the total.

Atlantic Coast Ports.-The water-borne


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMB.ER. 33. 1047

of Commerce, has announced. .0.
ign trade in June amounted, .
333 mill ion. This repre-
ing weight and 10 percent
16.4 million long tons
weight and value of mer-
ne were, however, 54 per-
ively, than the monthly .
dry cargo vessels from.
shipp-Lig weight to 2.7
ed essentially unchanged ..
vessels' during the same .
ng weight and 13 percent 'Ji
at $943 million. On the
popped 19 percent in ship-
m May to June, while ex-
weight and 11 percent in '


exported and imported dur- t."
k, 2.1 million long tons;
delphia, 1.3 million long
a. Together, these four
shipping weight of all


, 107 ivnllion, Paltimore,
n, were the leading ports
her saccunted for 70 per-


foreign trade of all


Atlantic Coast seaports during June totaled 8,676,000 long tons
valued'at $969 million, a decrease of 8 percent in shipping weight
and 12 percent "in value from the May total of 9,370,000 long tons
and 91,095 million. This area accounted for 56 percent of the
shipping weight and 73 percent of the value of all United States
exports and imports by vessel during June. Exports through
-Atlantic Coast seaports amounted to 5,453,000 long tons ($692
million) while imports totaled 3,225,000 long tons (9227 million).
New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia were the three leading
Atlantic Coast parts in both shipping weight and value of mer-
chandise exported and imported.


* Gulf Coast Ports.-The foreign trade of Gulf Coast ports in June
Totaled 21716,000 long tons and $226 million with exports and im-
ports amounting to 2,119,000. long tons ($185 million) and 597,000
long tons 4(41 million), respectively. Water-borne foreign trA a
-in this'area fell off 5 percent in shipping weight and 8 percent
in value from May to June. Seventeen percent of both the ship-
ping weight and value of all United States water-borne foreign
trade moved through this area.

New Orleans (715,000 long "tons valued at $107 million) add
'..'Hbuston (455,000 long tons valued at $51 million) were the lead-
ing' ui l ports in shipping weight and value of merchandise ex-
'pa.rt.e' and imported.

i:, '"bifidt Cast Ports.-Wat er-borne foire;gn t. ide through aii.,:
.Co stort 'ecltne d r4 percent in shipping weight .and .9. per t...

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SHIPPING WIGHT I THOUSANDS OP B T :!;'
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Total trade


15.656


12,658
2,97B

B,676
2,716
961
3,217
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16.440


13,100
5,540

9,570
2,870
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Monthly
average
1946

10.127


11.126 1 11.554


9,945
1,185

5,455
2,119
814
2,716
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10,718
1,116

5,981
2,274
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2,819
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1946

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5,538
1,129

2,786
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fqprt:ftlg s Include reexports and Land-lease and UNIA shipment, trade between AlakaL-, ,ani,.a.
foreign countries, and shipments to United States government agencies. Excluded froa export figurse-are
State ared forces abroad, shipjeata between Continental United States and the Territories and Passessiota,;.; .
the Terrltores and Poseeasione. Exports by vessel are credited to the Custoum District and port at which thew
The port figures are general Imports and represent the total of imports for mediatee conaueqpil1i
Caustne bonded storage ad manufacturing warehouses. Imports by vessel are credited to the CuastCs District ad '
wrehandise ws unladen, ven though this amy be different from the Custom District in which the goods are .a ,
or entered for immediate consumption.
Sbhimenta in transit through the United States from one foreign country to another are not included i
or *export figures. None of the export or import figures have been adjusted for change in price levI
The data presented in the following tables are preliminary and include revisions which i been.-
of data for 1 1947.

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FOREIGN TRADE REPORTS OP THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS

Summary reports showing monthly data an United States foreign trade are Issued as follows

FT 900 Overall total export and import data; no country or conomdity detail.
FT 30 sports and Imports by economic classes and leading comanodities; no country detail.
FT 960 Exports and imports by countries of destination and origin; no commodity data.
FT 971 Air shipments in foreign trade by United States Custams Districts and ports.
FT 971 Water-barne foreign trade by United States Custmas District and ports.
FT 975 Water-borne foreign trade by trade area. *
FT 975 Entrances and olearandee of vessels by United States Customs Districts and area.

Additional detailed caomodity and country data am available in the foem of the other FT reports
A eatalog5ay be obtained from the Bureau of the Census, Washington 25, D. C.





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