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 Material Information
Title: United States foreign trade
Series Title: FT ;
Uniform Title: Waterborne commerce
Physical Description: 5 v. : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: United States -- Bureau of the Census
Publisher: Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Place of Publication: Washington
Publication Date: 1948-53
Frequency: mostly monthly with annual or calendar year summaries
monthly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Shipping -- Statistics -- Periodicals   ( lcsh )
Commerce -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
statistics   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: Jan. 1948-Mar. 1953.
General Note: Other title: Waterborne commerce.
General Note: First issue has dates: calendar years 1946, 1947, and January 1948.
General Note: 1948 annual never issued.
General Note: 1951 has both an annual and a calendar year summary.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 023129016
oclc - 20059248
System ID: AA00013031:00001
 Related Items
Succeeded by: United States foreign trade. Water-borne trade by United States port
Succeeded by: United States foreign trade. Summary report, FT973-I, Water-borne trade by trade areas, imports
Succeeded by: 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: U.S. waterborne exports and general imports; trade area, district, port, type service and U.S. flag

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U. S. DEPARTMENTJF-CQMMERCE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Chaf in i, frpwt Roy V Pe.l. D.rector



fS/4~ "\ CENSUS
\ -p,, ,*'! I

FT 91 NVEMBES FOREIGN TRADE


SUMMARY REPORT^----- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FT 981 NOVEMBER 1951 ,,


SHIPPING ..'r.IGh AND DOLLAr VALUE OF MERCHANDISE LADEN ON AND Ur~LA; EN'
iFRS:.- V:SZLS AT UNITED STATES PORTS DURING THE IN-TRANSIT MOVEHEI-l
OF FIE -ETi''HANDISE FROM ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY TO ANOTHER
COVERAGE

This report resr-nts the value (millions of dollars) and shipping weight (millions o.
pounds) of in-transit merchandise moving into and/or out of United States pcrts by vessel. In-
transit merchandise is defined as merchandise coming into the United States from a f;.reign coun-
try and shipped to a fc-eign country without having been entered as an import. C..t merchandise
remains in Customs .' 1.i..d; or under bond at all times while in the United States to assure that
none of it enters consumption channels without the payment of United States imp.rt duties. In-
transit merchandise includes the following:

(1) Foreign merchandise transferred from one vessel to another in the Uh.iteJ
States port of arrival and shipped to a foreign country without being
released frou Customs custody in the United States.

(2') Foreign merchandise shipped through the 'Jnited States under Customs
bond, le'-ving the United States from a port other than that at which it
arrived.

(3) Foreign merchandise withdrawn from a General Order Warehouse for immedi-
ate export or for transportation and export (such merchandise was not
recorded as an import when it entered the warehouse).

(4) Foreign merchandise shipped from a United States Foreign Trade Zone to a
foreign country (such merchandise is deposited in the Foreign Trade o.:n
without beinr entered as an import).

Foreign merchandise entering the United States from a Foreign Tr.c'- .l-e for shipment
to a foreign country is excluded from the inbound in-transit statistics but is rnc-lu.;i, in the
outbound in-transit statistics when it leaves the United States.
Shipments of merchandise on United States flag vessels moving fr.IL one Hij.it.. States
port to another via a foreign port, do not require the filing of export or i. r't documents if
.none of the merchandise is unladen at the foreign port. This exemption also i;pi.liia, in certain
instances, to merchandise moving on foreign flag vessels trading in the Great Lakes area. Simi-
larly, the filing of documents for merchandise moving by vessel from one fjre i ~n I., it to another
foreign port via a United States port is not required if none of the merchandise is unladen in
the United States. The shipments described above are not defined as in-trn r.t merchandise and
are not included in the inbound or outbound in-transit statistics; neither are tih:,y included in
the export or import statistics compiled by this Bureau.
Foreign merchandise entered as an import into the United States and a .: ui.t] re-
exported is not included in the inbound or outbound in-transit statistics. .icl merchandise is
reported as an import upon arrival, and upon shipment to a foreign country is classified as either
an export or a re-export.
Shipments of in-transit merchandise are excluded from the statistics on exports d m-
ports by vessel shown in Reports FT-972, FT-973, FT-976, FT-303, FT-703, etc., and from the total
United States export and import statistics shown in Reports FT-900, FT-9 FT-40, .1-120, etc.
(See Foreign Trade Statistics Notes for August 1947, February 1948 and June 19'.0).
These data are preliminary and subject to revision.

The data in this report summarize a special tabulation prepared for the Board of Engineers for Hivers aid i r .i -
Corps of Englne-rs, Department of the Army.



























FOREIGN TRADE REPORTS OF THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS

Summary reports showing monthly data on the trade of the United States with
foreign countries are issued as follows:

FT-900 Overall total export and import data; no commodity or country data.
FT-930 Exports and imports by economic classes and leading commodities; no
country data.
FT-950 Exports and imports by countries of destination and origin; no
commodity data.
FT-970 Foreign trade by United States Customs Districts; no commodity or
country data.
FT-972 Water-borne foreign trade by Unitea States Customs Distrizts and
ports; no commodity or country data.
FT-973 Water-borne foreign trade by trade areas; no commodity or country
data.
FT-976 Department of Defense controlled cargo under United States foreign aid
programs and "Special Category" non-Department of Defense controlled
cargo exported by vessel, by port of lading; no commodity data.
FT-981 Shipping weight and dollar value of merchandise laden on and unladen
from vessels at United States port during the in-transit movement
of the merchandise from one foreign country to another; no commod-
ity or country data.


Additional detailed commodity and country data are available in the form of
other FT reports. A catalog of such reports may be obtained from the Bureau
of the Census, Washington 25, D. C.








Tabla 1.--SHIPPING EIGHT AND riolU.l VAT-.t~; 'F MRiCHANL, ,;. LA',P,.N ON ANl' jrJI.ADIN FROM V.SE uI. DUH1IN TFG I N-ThAN:;I
MOVVEENT OF 'lTh Mt;-CkNDCL[)1 Il-ROM ONE POrji1.L .'N -'H:C TO ANOTHER, DY CUSTOMOM:, DISTRICT
AN.L .I':.. OF LADIINC. ANI, 1H.NIAING. Noi.V 3BE1 1951


[1" Iri'. represent the sms : ouclded i -.-*,, hlnce y aR-. ai g.iti~ r'Tr';m the arum of the rounded amo.un:]


ShiFp,'.. .e.'_-L. itn millions of p:u., da Value in millions of dollars

Lad.r, I:: t' ..riL, lii.: r.i '.ndi Laden (outcound) Uriaden (inbound)
Caiitims district and port .... .. -
tal rI Tank- ] rY ru- To Dry ar.k- Total Dry Tank-
Srgo r argo r Tot argo
.2 ar *srgo or cargo or cargo er


Grand total..........

North Atlantic Coast
Districts........... i

Maine and Nev HamrstlI.- .....
Portland... .... ...........
Other porta................
Massachusetts ...............
Boston.....................
Other pors ................
Rhode Island................
Connecticuti.................
New Yori ....................
New York..................
Other ports................
Philadelphia.................
Philadelphia ..............
Other ports................
Maryland .....................
Baltimr.re..................
Virginia ............. .....
Norfioi ....................
Ne.'.,rt News...............
Other ports................

South Atlantic Coast
Districts ...............

North Carolina...............
South Carolina...............
Georgia.....................

Florida'i.....................
Jacksonville ..............
Miami.......... ............
West Palm Beach............
Port Everglade ...........
Other ports...............

Gulf Coast Districts.....

Florida .....................
Tampa ......................
Other ports................
Mobile ............... ......
Mobile.....................
New Orleans..................
New Orleans................
Other ports................


231.0


......


0,1

1.6




82.7
82.7

21.7
21.7

6.5
6.5
0.5
0.4
0.1



0.3


230.9 0.1 :.,494.'




U... ..... 1, 28. 41
'0.1

1.6 ..... 0.,
.1.6 ..... 0.7



8.:. 6 0.1 I",.
82.6 0.1 1''.
..... ......
21.7 (*) 9.7
21.7 () 9.

6.5 ..... 67.


0.4 ..... .
0.1 ..... ......



0.3 ..... .


0.1









18.2


0.1
0.1

1.9
1.9






2.1
(*)
(*)
2.1
(*)
(5)



5.7


--4 4-


0.2
(0)
0.2
(*)



96.5


1*1


(*)

22.1
22.1


Sabine....................... .....


Galveston ..................
Galveston, Tex............
Houston, Tex..............
Other ports................
Laredo.......................
Brownsville................
Other ports................

South Pacific Coast
Districts..............

San Diego....................
San Diego..................


10.7
1.2
9.5

63.6
63.6



18.6


0.2
(*)
0.2
(*)



96.5


(*)

(*)

22.1
22.1




10.7
1.2
9.5

63.6
63.6


I,...




(*)


I-.,

(*)t






*1


1.1
1.1

0.7
0.7



100.2
100.2

9.7
9.3
0.4
67.8
67.8
2.1
2.1




0.9


0.1


0.8

0.4
0.4



18.2


0.1
0.1
.19.
1.9
14.2
14.2




2.1
(*)
(*)
2.1
(*)
(*)



4.6


1,285.3
1,285.3







(*)


1.1


52.


(*)
(*)

0.2
0.2



22.3
22.3

2.8
2.8

1.1
1.1
0.1
0.1
(*)



0.1


(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)


20.0


(*)
(*)

(*)

4.1
4.1




2.2
0.3
1.9

13.7
13.7



5.5


52.8


26.6

(*)
(*)

0.2
0.2



22.2
22.2

2.8
2.8

1.1
1.1
0.1
0.1
(*)



0.1


(*)
(*)
(*)



20.0


(.)
(*)
(*)
(*)
4.1
4.1




2.2
0.3
1.9

13.7



5.5


0.1
01,i

(*)


.....









(*)
*. *





..w.


(*)

(i)
"'()
>. *


40.8


35.7

8.9
8.9

0.2
0.2



22.9
22.9

1.9
1.8
0.1
1.3
1.3
0.4
0.4




0.2


(*)


0.2

(*)
0.2



2.8


(*)
(*)

0.1
0.1
2.5
2.5




0.2
(*)
(*)
0.2
(*)
(*)



1.9


I 4 I I H 4--'--


31.7


26.9

0.1
0.1

0.2
0.2



22.9
22.9

1.9
1.8
0.1
1.3
1.3
0.4
0.4




0.2


(w)


0.2

("W)
0.2



2.8


(*)
(*)

0.1
0.1
2.5
2.5




0.2
(*)
(*)
0.2
(*)
(*)



1.6


8.8
8.8






(*)





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* *....
..... *


.J*j Qa5'


],286.5


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Table 1.--SHIPPING WEIGHT AND DOLLAR VALUE OF MERCHANDISE IADEN ON AND 'JNLADEN Ftrlt VESSELS DURING THE IN-TRANSIT a
MOVEMENT OF THE MERCHANDISE FROM ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY TO ANUTKER, BY :U:-ITOMS DISTRICT Mto
AND PORT OF LADING AND UNLADINO: N!C'EMBE!, 1951J
a-'-


---------------_ ------------ -- -__ _ - --------2i 5
Shipping welgptr In :nlllones of poun-la Value in million. of dollar a 1

Cutun district and port Lnuen Ioutbound) Unladen (inbounal LIudrn ( utbounal Unltaden (inbound)
udtuI. ditrOt and port 7r-- r-- --? -- -

Tta 'ry T Tnk- otal Dry Tank- Totnl Y y Tank- Total Dry Tank-
.*irg.' er cargo er ..' (o er oargo r


South Pacific Coast Dis-
tricts--Con.

Los Angeles................. .2 1.. 1 2.4 1.3 1.1 3.8 3.8 (w) 0.7 0.4 0.3
Los Angeles, Calif........ 6.3 i .3 o) 2.2 1.1 2.1 2.0 (*) 0.7 0.4 -0.3
Long Beach, Calif......... 5.9 5.9 ..... 0 02 ..... 1.8 1. .... (*) ..
Other ports............... .... ...... ..... .... . .,.... .
San Francisco ............. 6.5 6.5 ..... 3.4 3.4 1.7 7 .... 1.2 1.2 ,....
San Francisco, Calif...... 6.3 c.3 ..... 3.3 3.3 ..... 1.7 1 7 .... 1.1 1.1
Other ports............... 0.2 C.2 ..... 0.1 C. ..... ) I .... 0.1 0.1 ..

North Pacific Coast .
Districts.............. 1.0 1.0 ..... 0.5 0. 0 ..... 0.3 0 3 .... 0.1 0.1 ....

Oregon....................... 0.6 ..... 0.4 0.4 ..... 0.1 ... () () .....
Portland .................. 0.6 0.6 ... 0.4 0.4 ..... 0.1 0.1 .... ( ) .....
Other parts............... ... .... ...... .... .. ......... .... .... ....
WashingrL. ................... .0. 5 0. ...... 1 '-, 1 ..... 0.2 .... ( (.) .....
Se-ttle................... 0.4 0. ..... .l 0.1 ..... 0.2 0.2 .. I ( ) ...
Other ports............... 0.1 ..... ... ..... ..... .... .. .. .

Great Lakes District.-.. 0. ....... 0.8 0.8 ..... 0.2 0.2 .... 0.1 0.1 .....

St. Lawrence................ I 1 .... 0.8 0. ... ; *. (*'i .... 0.1 0.1 .
jgoensbui rg, N. Y.......... I . 0.8 0 .8 ..... ( ) .... 0.1 0.1 .....
Other ports............... .... ...... ..... ..... ..... ..... .... . . ...... ... .....
R -he -ster ................... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... .. .. i . ..... .
h.-lo.ester. N. Y........... .. ......... . ..... .. .. . .. . . ....
t'i r p,, t. .............. .. .. ...... ..... ..... ..... .. ... ... .. .. .. .....I

''i er ports ... ....... ........ .... .. . ..... .. . .
Bu'falo, N. Y ................. ........... ...............
'liher ports ................... ..... ......................
Dulth n Superior......... ............
Duluth ind Superior ......... .... ...... ..... ..... ..... ..... .... .. .... ...... ..... .....
W isconsin................... .... ...... ..... ..... . ... . .. ,,.
Michigan .................. . 0.3 0.3 ..... (w) ..... 0.2 0.2 .... (*) (*) .....
Chicagc..................... ... ...... .... ... ..... ...... ... ..... ... . .. .. .. ....
Ohio........................ .. ....... ....... ..... ..... .......

U. S. Territories and
FPjaessions Districts.. ':., 0.9 ..... 0.9 0.9 ... 0.1 .1 0.1 0.1 .....

Fuertu hi, . ................. :0.9 ".0 ..... 0.9 0.9 .. ... 0.1 0.1 .... 0.1 0.1 .....
H"a ,a .... ............ ......... .... ...... ... ... ... i .. .. (*)
H awa ......... ............ .... ... ... .... .... ..... .. .. .. ...... ... .. ..... .....

bDenL,-tcs less than 50,000 pounds; less than 50,000 dollars.
'FlirLaa South Atlantic Coast port totals should be added to Florida Gulf Coast port totals to obtain total in-
transit vessel shipments through the Customs District of Florida.







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