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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:
August 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
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004696557
oclc - 20052985
System ID:
AA00009363:00006

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Succeeded by:
United States foreign trade. Summary report, FT973-I, Water-borne trade by trade areas, imports
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United States foreign trade. Summary report, FT973-E, Water-borne trade by trade areas, exports
Succeeded by:
Department of Defense controlled cargo exported by vessel under the United States foreign aid programs and "special category" non-Department of Defense controlled cargo exported by vessel
Succeeded by:
United States foreign trade. Shipping weight and dollar value of merchandise laden on and unladen from vessels at United States ports ...
Succeeded by:
U.S. waterborne exports and general imports; trade area, district, port, type service and U.S. flag


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The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, has anr-
nounced today that the water-borne foreign trade of the United
States Increased by 18 percent in shipping weight but decreased
three percent in value from 15.2 million long tons valued at
$1,254 million during July, to 16.9 million long tons valued at
$1,211 million during August. Prom July to August combined ex-
po-rt and import shipments on dry cargo vessels rose 18 percent in
shipping weight but declined two percent in value while tanker
vessel shipments decreased 12 percent in shipping weight and 20
percent in value.

The shipping weight of water-borne exports increased from
10.? million long tons valued at $908 million in July to 12.2
million long tons valued at $899 million in August. Imports dur-
ing the same period decreased from 5.0 million long tons (5346
million) to 4.7 million long tons (5312 million).


ATLANTIC COAST PORTS.-Atlantic Coast ports in August accounted
for 55 percent of the shipping weight and 73 percent of the value
of all merchandise exported and imported by vessel, or 9,353,000
long tons valued at $882 million. This represented an increase
of nine percent in shipping Weight and a decrease of four percent
in value from the July totals of-8,605,000 long tons and $923
million. Atlantic Coast exports increased by 20 percent in
shipping weight from 4,993,000 long tons in July to 6,018,000
long tons in August, while imports decreased by eight percent
from 3,612,000 long tons to 3,335,000 long tons.


GULF COAST PORTS.-Water-borne trade in the Gulf Coast area in-
creased in shipping weight from 2,540,000 long tons (|197 million)
in July to 2,599,000 long tons ($190 million) in August. During
the same period exports increased by eight percent from 1,939,000
long tons to 2,101,000 long tons. In contrast, water-borne im-
ports dropped 17 percent from 601,000 long tons to 498,000 long
tone from July to August. New Orleans, the leading Gulf Coast
part, accounted for exports and imports totaling 693,000 Long. -
tons valued at $99 million.


PACIFIC COAST PORTS.-Pacific Coast water-borne foreign trade in-
nreased lby seven percent fims 963.000 long tons ($102 million) in..


SJuly to 1,033,000 long tons (96 million) in August. Uxporta in
this area increased in shipping weight but decreased in value
from July to August, while imports rose sharply in both shipping "
Sweigt and value from 134,000 long tons ($19 million) to 168,000
long tons ($25 million).


"GSAT LAKES -.OR B.-Exports through Great Lakes ports increased
S3 percent in shipping weight and 41 percent in value from ":
S ,;37,000 long tons valued at $21 million in July to 3,38,00 ...
i dlong-tna valued at $30 million. in August. Imports, however, : ,.o
'eaea alig t.ly iSt. both weight and value.

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: t.r-hoe, :pign -rade of the United States d,i .
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Export figures include reexports and Lend-Lease and MRBA ahlueta,, trade Uftima Alaska, aii, a srtd
foreign countries, and shipments to United State government agencies. Excluded fr m expert figures we hiM t
States armed forces abroad, shipments between Continental United State and the Territaries and Pesmealosm adsii li
the Territories and Poaaeeunsln. Exports by vessel are credited to Phe Custom District and part at whioh the omra miS qe
The Import figures are general imports and represent the total of imports far Itadiate casumppthial
Custaom bonded storage and manufacturing warehouses. Imports by eessl are credited to the Castam Dsi tf t and l ::
merchandise was unladen, even though this may be different from the Cunetmo District in which the goads are mberea t h:I
or entered for immediate consumaption.
Shipments on Army or Navy operated vessels end shiamets In transit through the United States from es .fmaidy
another are not included in either the import or export figures. None of the export or import figure have beIem, failit.
In price level.
The data presented in the following tables are preliminary anda. include revieiamr which have been mae aBlsirl i
of data for July 1947.


FPRri TBAE iBEPRs OP THE SBE OF T=E C8BIBK

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

FT 900 Overall total export and import data;, no country or cocaodity detail.
FT 930 Exports and imports by economic classes and leading canmddlties; no country detail.
FT 950 Exports and import by countries of destination and origin; no commodity data.
FT 970 Foreign trade by United States Custom Districts; no ca 1d.ity or country data.
FT 971 Air shipments in foreign trade by United Staten Customs Districts and porte.
FT 972 Water-borne foreign trade by United States Customs District and parts.
FT 973 Water-borne foreign trade by trade area.
FT 975 Entrances and clearances of vessels by United States Customa Districts and areas.

Additional detailed commodity and country data are available In the arm of the other IT reports.
A catalog may be obtained from the Bureau of the Census, Washingtona 25, D. C.


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