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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:
November 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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University of Florida
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Resource Identifier:
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System ID:
AA00009363:00009

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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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NOVEMBER 1947


WATER-BORNE TRADE BY UNITED STATES PORT ""
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F.QR AvMEDIATE RELEAjE
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iBft_=N MRHIGHN TRADE OF PHTniIlPAL PORTS
.QMCBR AND NOVEMBER, 1947


l:piportg-Tf8nouands of Long tons
i Noaveder October Percent
S 1947 1947 of change

l... 9,180 10,461 -12
1,006 1,216 -17
954 1,047 -9
.. 70 874 -13
5.. 77 826 -30
!ig ... 529 620 -15
465 602 -23
.. 391 230 .70
347 3l -9
4,1n.... 4151 665 1
i"'ai;tb-'mouesande of Long tone
Sveimber October Percent
S 1947 1947 of change

.. 4,133 4,454 -7

1,01 946 48
i 733 678 +8
p '696 736 -5
r*r. 194 316 -39
193 220 -12
148 94 +57
q.1...... 121 -16
... 31 184.4
962 1,312 -27
o:. rte-Killions of Dollres

NoveIber October Percent
1947' 1947 of change


..8. 871.1 959.6 -7
.... 479.1 509.53 -6
I.... 65.2 68.7 -5
. 31.7 35.3 -10
.... 31.4 19.7 +59
... 25.7 33.2 -23
a...-.. 23 1 35.0 -34
28a.. 2.9 22.5 +2
20.8 23.0 -13
.',. 171.2. 192.1 -11
s4 ta-M.illione of Dollars
i wmr.. a October Percent
1i947 1947 of chang
.a. 361.9 -5
7 .8 177.4 -3
2 36.1 23.6 e54
S 26B.Q 24.8 *45
S, 22,2 26.9 -17
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The Bureau of the >-nsus, Department of Commerce announced
coday that during the month of November United States water-borne
foreign trade decreased to 13,313,000 long tons value at 31,?15..9
-illlon from 14,915,000 long tons valued at B1,301.5 million in
October Prom October to November combine export and import
shipments on dry cargo vessels declined 11 percent in shipping
weight and six percent in value while tanker vessel shipments de-
creased nine percent in shipping weight and 11 percent in value.

Import shipping weight dropped seven percent from 4,4$4,000
long tons in October to 4,133,000 long tons in November while the
value of imports declined five percent (C361.9 million as compared
with $344.9 million). The shipplnc weiphr of exports fell 12
percent (10,40E,000 long tons in ctober as coTpared aitn 9,160,000
long tons in November) as the value of exports declined seven
percent, from $939.6 million to 3871.1 million.

ATLANEIC COAST PORTS.-Atlantic Coast ports accounted for 56
percent of the shipping weight and 72 percent of the value of all
merchandise exported and imported by vessel during November, or
7,421,000 long tons valued at 8879.5 million. This represented
a decrease of ten percent in shipping weight and a decrease of
eight percent in value from the October totals of 8,268,000 long
tons at 1953 million. Export shipments in November through
Atlantic Coast Districts at 4,155,000 long tons (9t60.0 million)
decreased 17 percent in shipping weight and 11 percent in value
from October. The total shipping weight and value of imports,
amounting to 3,265,000 long tons at 3272.5 million, remained ap-
prodxmately the same as the previous month. However, in contrast
to the general decline, New York and Baltimore, experienced in-
creases of 8 percent in the shipping weight of imports and Boston
experienced .n increase of 54 percent in the value of imports.

GULP COAST PORTS.--Toal water-borne foreign trade in the
Gulf Coast area amounted to 2,261,000 long tons and 5193.7 million
during November, a decrease of five percent in Esnppingweight and
three percent in value from October. Exports from this area to-
taled 1,894,000 lone tons (161.1 million) and imports amounted
to 367,000 long tons (232.6 million). -Hcw Orlear.s, the leading
Gulf Coast port during November, ranked fifth in total combined
shipping weight of exports and imports (540,000 long tons) and
second inthe combined value of exports and imports (387.4 million).

PACIPIC COAST PORTS.-Total water-borne foreign trade through
Pacific Coast ports declined nine percent in shipping weight but
only one percent in value from 927,000 long tons (108.9 million)
in October to 846,000 long tons (1107.3 million) in Nlovemaer. Ex-
ports'dropped seven percent in shipping weight from 734,000 long
tons to 681,000 long tons but rose four percent in value from
$72.1 million to 874.8 million. Import shipping weight and value
declined 15 percent and 12 percent, respectively (194,000 long
tons at $36.8 million to 165,000 long tons at 932.5 million).

San Francisco and Los 'Angeles, with imports valued at 818.5
million and 8.2 million, respectively, were sixth and seventh
among all United States ports in value of importswhile San Fran-
cisco was seventh in value of exports with $22.9 million.

GREAT LAKES PORTS.-During November Great Lakes ports accounted
for .27 percent and seven percent respectively, of the shipping'


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Long tons valued at $27.8 million, were 11 percent lower in shipping weight bat three percent higher in vahue
than during October. Impqrts dropped 48 percent in both shipping weight and vlue from 542,000 n tons .
(610.6 million) to 294,000 long tons (B5.7 million). '

The table below represents the shipping weight of the water-borne foreign trade of the United States
During October and November 1947, and the monthly average for the year 1946, by the type of vessel and b .
coastal area.


Shipping iwight in thousands of lng tonm

Total trade sports TIporte
Type of vessel and coastal area

November October Mntly lorbar October Mnthly Iov ber Otaberw
1947 1947 aeae 1947 1947 aK" ge 1947 19 Isp
1946 1946 low-"

Total............................ 13 5 31 14,915 1 27 910 10, 1460 6,467 4,133 4,454 ,660

Dry cargo............................. 10,507 11,817 7,224 8,170 9,198 5,338 2,338 2,618 2,88
Tanker................................ 2,806 3,098 2,903 1,011 1,262 1,129 1,795 1,836 1,774

Atlantic.................................. 7,421 8,268 5,617 4,155 4,990 2,786 3,266 3,278 2,501
Cilf................................... 2,261 2,384 1,998 1,894 1,983 1,672 367 '401 326
Pacific................................... 846 927 656 681 734 532 165 194 123
Great lakes............................... 2,739 3,290 1,754 2,445 2,749 1,462 294 542 20:
U. S. Territories and Posseeeione...... .. 47 45 103 6 6 15 4. 40 88W.

COVERAGE

Export figures include reexports and Lend-lease and U RA shipment, trade between Alaska, Hmawal, and
Puerto Roo and foreign countries, and shipments to United States government agencies. Ezaluded am export
figures are shipments to the United States armed forces abroad, shipments between Continental United States .ad
the Territories and Possessions, and shipments between the Territories and Possessions. Exports by 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 Immediate consumption plus
entries into Customs bonded storage and manufacturing warehouses. Imports by vessel are credited to the Cus-
toms District and part at which the merchandise was unladen, ween though this may be different from the Customs
District in which the goods were entered into warehouses or entered for immediate consumption.
Shipments on Army or Havy operated vessels and shipments in transit through the UnitedjStates from one
foreign country to another are not included in either the import or export figures. None of the export or Im-
port figures have been adjusted for change in price level.
The data presented in the following tables are preliminary and include revisions which have bean made
since the release of data for October 1947.




FURi T'ALDE RIEPOTeS O TE HUBsAu OP oS T Um l

Sumry reports shoving mmnthl date on United States foreign trade are sued as follows:

FT 900 Overall total export and import data; no country or cmodity detail.
FT 930 Exports and imports by economic classes and leading commoditie; no country detail.
FT 950 Exports and imported by countries of destination and origin; no commodity data.
FT 970 Foreign trade by United States Cuatoms Districts; no coamodity or country data.
FT 972 ater-borne foreign trade by United States Custms District and parte.
FT 973 Water-borne foreign trade by trade area.
FT 975 Entrances and clearances of vessels by United States Custos Distrieot and areas.

Additional detailed camnodity and country data are available In the form of the other PT reports.
A catalog my be obtained from the Bureau of the Cenasu, Wahingtan 25, D. C.

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