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:
September 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:
AA00009363:00007

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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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CEMBER 22. 1947


The Bureau of the Census, Department of C:mmerce, announced
today that United States water-borne foreign trade amounted to
14.9 million long tons valued at.$1,232 million during September.
This represented a decrease of 12 percent in shipping weight ac-
companied by an.increase of three percent in value compared with
the August total of 16.9 million long tons valued at $1.202 n.ll-
lion. From August to September export and import shipments on
dry cargo vessels decreased 14 percent in shipping weight but in-
creased three percent in value. On the other hand 'shipments on
tanker vessels remained at approximately the same level during
this period.

Water-borne exports decreased from 12.2 million. long tons
(8899 million) in August to 10.6 million lonp tons ($853 million)
ih September. During this same period water-borne imports decreased
in shipping weight from 4.7 million long tons to 4.3 million
long tons, but increased in value from $303 million to $379 million.

ATLCATIC COASTSOHTS.-Atlantic Coast ports accounted for 56 per-
cent of the sKipping weight and 72 percent of the value of all
merchandise exported and imported by vessel during September, or
8,340,000 long tons valued at I890 million. This amounted to a
decrease of 20 percent in shipping weight and an increase of two
percent in value from the August totals of 9,362,000 long tons and
t875 million. Export shipments through Atlantic Coast ports de-
creased 13 percent in weight and eight percent in value from
August to September, with sharp shipping weight losses recorded
at Norfolk and Baltimore. Import shipments at Atlantic Coast
ports declined seven percent in shipping weight, but rose 31 per-
cent in value during this period. The sharpest gains in import
value occurred at Boston (76 percent) and New York (47 percent).

GULF COAST PORTS.-Water-borne foreign trade in the Gulf Coast
area totaled 2,529,000 long tons valued at $195 million in Septem-
ber. This represented a three percent decrease in shipping weight
and a three percent rise in value from the August trade figures.
While exports from this area showed only a very slight change-from
Augost to September, imports decreased by 11 percent in shipping
weight, but increased eight percent in value. Exports through
New Orleans amounted to 361,000 long tons valued at 565 million,.
while imports totaled 239,000 long tons vealed at $32 million.

9ACItIC COAST PORTS.-Pacific Coast water-borne foreign trade de-
clined 15 percent in shipping weight but increased 16 percent in
'alue: 0from t,033,000 long tons (196 million) in August to 877,000
long tons ($110 million) in September. Exports and imports de-
oreaped in shipping weight by 18 percent and one percent, respect-
ively, but increased .in value by 15 percent and 16 percent,
reepectively. The value of exports at San Prancisco increased
fromia24 million in August to 926 million in September, while the
value of imports at this port inorbased from i11 million to i18
million.


GREAT TAKES. ORTS.-Exports through Great Lakes ports decreased
by .~ percent in shipping weight and by 14 percent in value -from
, r$,000 long tons valued at $30 million in August to 2,527,000
Soi r; tons. valued at.126 million in September. Imports during
S,.ths. period declined in shipping weight but rose in value from
0.h,000 long tone valued at .B.6 million, to 588,000 long tone
malwnI at $9.0 millJion.


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Total.......................... 918 16,941 10,127 0,577 12,240 6; A4
k Carsgo.......................... 1,04 33,922 7,224 9,339 11,009 5,338 a,595 1
Tanl r............................ 2,9( 3,09 2,903 1,238 11 1,129 1,46
Atlantic. ............................... 834 9362 5,67 5,251 6,07 2786 3
Gulf................................. 2,529 2,600 1,998 2,085 2,101 1,272
Paric...... .......................... 877 1,033 656 710 865 532 1&
Great lakes ............................. 3,15 3,874 1,754 2,527 3,238 1,446 588
U. 8. Territories and Pouausaions....... 57 71 10 4 __9 15



COVERAGE .....=,p

Export, figures include reexports and Lend-Lease and UHRIA shipments, trade between tlelsg
and Puerto Rico and foreign countries, and shipments to United States government agencies. Erblia~de';
port figures are shipments to the United States armed forces abroad, shipments. Ittween. Cantjis ..e .
States and the Territories and Possessions, and shipments between the Territories and Possessiaon..-
vessel are credited to the Customs District and port at which the merchandise was laden. .
The import figures are general imports and represent the total of imports for iaimedi te
plus entries. into Customs bonded storage and manufacturing warehouses. Imports by vessel are '. f
Customs District- and port at which the merchandise was unladen, even though this may be di fei't F4N.
Customs District in which the goods were entered into warehouses or entered for immediate consul.pt~.i.,
Shipments on Army or Bavy operated vessels and shipments in transit through the uii .tat.'
one foreign country to another are not included in either the import or export figures. None of the a
import figures have been adjusted for change in price level. ''
The data presented in the following tables are preliminary and include revisions oM idh
made since the release of data for August 1947. ...




FOBEOm *MD REPORTS OF THE BUREAU OF TE CENSUS :-

Sumry reports sharing monthly data on United States foreign trade are issued as Sollaows ..r '
FT 900 Owrall total export and import data; no country or c~modity detail.
FT 930 Exports and imports by economic classes and leading comaodites; no country deaLl. :
F! 950 Exmorts and imports ky countries of destination ard origin; no camodity data.l
T 970 Ibreign trade by United States Custoas Districts; no comedity or country data.
FT 971 Air shipments in foreign trade by United States Customs Districts and ports.
PT 72 Water-borne foreign trade by United States Custcs District and parts.' .
fT 973 Water-borne foreign trade by trade area. .
FT 975 Entrances and clearances of vessels by United States Customs Districts and' aa s. i
Additional detailed coodnit and country data are available in the fotr of the othar f ziprta.
A catalog say be obtained from the Bureau of the Census, Washington 25, D. C.

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