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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:
October 1947
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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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004696557
oclc - 20052985
System ID:
AA00009363:00008

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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:
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i': FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
j JANUARY33,. 194

The Bureau of the Census, Department of Comtierce announced
E.PJ IfIPAt L PATS today that the water-borne foreign trade of the United states
aOICBml 1947 amounted to 14,917,000 long tons valued at l1,306.8 million dur-
...t ral ting October. This represented an increase of eight percent in
Si value and a slight decline in shipping weight from 14,051,000
& ep hetembw Percent long tons valued at 1,210.B million in September. From September
p : 197 of change to October the value or export and import shipments on dry cargo
S10.sn vessels increased by eight percent,while the value of such ship-
ments on tanker vessels increased by six percent.
py 1I 1',e9 -.
f :: I 1,209 -l Water-borne exports decreased slightly in shipping weight
S-3 but increased by 11 percent in value from 10 577 000 long tons
.lIt ..94 -13 valued at 8852.6 million in September to 10,465,00 long tone
"S10 6a -5 valued at 1946.5 million in October. During this same period
'ti1a 555: *15 water-borne imports witnessed a slight gain from 4,375,000 long
31 a tons valued at4368.2 million to 4,451,000 long tons valued at
961 .*6 6361.3 million.
A1 "4,44.44
.LT SLIC COaST PORTS.--The total water-borne foreign trade of
of Lng tone the Atlantic Coast ports decreased slightly in shipping eight
S4ptebor Percent from 8,369,000 long tons in September to 8,268,000 long tons in
,9P4 ac October, but increased in value during this period, by 10 per-
'"- ","nge? cent from b872.4 million to i958.1 million. this area handled
51 4. 75 2 55 percent of the weight and 74 percent of the value of all
.i:. '.'. -. water-borne foreign trade. The port of New York accounted for
1r. P" 8." 74 12 percent and 21 percent, respectively of the shipping weight
S ..:14 of all exports and imports, and for 58 percent and 49 percent,
"': ;; 05 respectively of the value of all exports and imports.
2. ?44 -10 GULF COAST POfTS.--Exports and imports by vessel through Gulf
Coast ports f'or the month of October totaled 2,384,000 long tons
.: 15 valued at 199.5 million. This represented a decrease of six
J percent in shipping weight In contrast to an increase of five
S.. percent in value from the September total of 2,533 000 long tons
S valued at b190.6 million. During this period, both the shipping
of Dollars weight and value of exports at the port of New Orleans increased
September Percent by six percent from 361,000 long tons valued at $64.8 million to
f a cange 382,000 long tons valued at ,6S.9 million, while the shipping
7.- .6.11 weight and .value of imports declined by 10 percent and 15 per-
; cent respectively, from 244,000 net tons valued at L31.7 million
S447.1 -*15 to 219,000 net tons valued at E6.8 million.
-6.3 -5
P CIFIC COaST PORTS.-Lxports by vessel from Pacific Coast in-
S. 44 ccreased four percent in shipping weight and decreased 12 percent
:: 24.0 ae in value from 710,000 long tons (681.6 million) in September to
.4 *17 737 000 long tons (72.2 million) in October. During the same
.7 period, the shipping weight of imports by vessel rose 15 percent
S' 1 compared with a rise of 27 percent in value from 167,000 long
tans valued at'628.6 million to 192,000 long tons valued at 636.4
Million. San Francisco, with exports and Imports amounting to
.. 822.6 million and 422.1 million, respectively was among the eight
'er Prcent leading ports in value of both exports and Imports.
S19 h- 3 of change
S:2 1 G 'a -- IZAIAS PHOTS.-During October, Great Lakes ports accounted
for 26 percent and 12 percent respectively, of the shipping
; 1.5.- weight of all United States exports and imports but accounted
.'15 for only three percent of the value of ':oth exports %nd imports.
t '4: E Lxports through the ports of this area amounted to 2,749,000
K .40 long tons (127.1 million) and Imports to 542,000 long tons
-'' (610.6 million). 1his represented an increase of nine percent
Sand- six percent, respectively in the'shipping weight and value
:" ": of exports as compared .lth a decrease of eight percent and a
'." 14 rise of 18 percent, respectively, in the shipping weight and
S.value of imports, since September.

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COVERAGE -
Export figures include reexports and Lend-Lease and UNRRA shipments, trade between s4a
?and Puerto Rico and foreign countries, and shipments to United States government agencies. Ere .
port figures are shipments to the United States armed forces abroad, shipments between Conit
States and the Ierritories and Possessions, and shipments between the territories and Possessions-..-
.vessel are credited to the Customs District and port at which the merchandise was laden. -o-A
Ihe import figures are general imports and represent the total of imports for .mmediaa- d
plus entries into Customs bonded storage and manufacturing warehouses. Imports by vessel are pIte
Customs District and port at which the merchandise was unladen, even though this may be: d1if4
customs District in which the goods were entered into warehouses or entered for Immediate com" p
Shipments on Army or Navy operated vessels and shipments in transit through the Untittl ta
one foreign country to another are not included in either the import or export figures. None of the
aiport figures have been adjusted for change In price level.
The data presented in the following tables are preliminary and include revisions eht
made since the release of data for September 1947." ..


FOEICGN TRADE REPORTS OF THE SUR AU OF THE CENSUS
Sumary reports showing monthly date on United States foreign trade are Issued as follow:
FT 900 Overall total export and Import date; no country or cooodity detail.
FT 950 Exporta and imports by sconMie classes and leading comodities; no country detail.
FT 950 Exports and mlports by countries of destination and origin; no comodity data.
FT 970 Foreign trade by United States Customs Districts; no commodity or country data.
T 971 Air shipments in foreign trade by United States Custom. District and ports. .
FT 972 Water-borne foreign trade by United States Customs Biatrict and ports.
FT 975 Water-borne foreign trade by trade area. i.
1' 975 Entrances and clearances of vessels by United States Cuataom Districts and areas. *|
Additional detailed commodity and country date are available in the fore of the other FT reports.
A catalog may be obtained from the Bureau of the Census, Washington S2, D. C.








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