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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
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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.
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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: AA00013031:00004
 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. DEPARTMENT OF/COMMERCE
Chares Sawyer, Secretary



RCE USI


UNITED STATES FOREIGN TRADE


CALENDAR YEAR 19511


SUMMARY REPORT
FT 9_1.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 1952


SHIPPING WEIGHT AND DOLLAR VALVE OF MERCHANDISE LADEN ON AND UNLADEN
FROM VESSELS AT UNITED STATES PORTS DURING THE IN-TRANSIT MOVEMENT
OF THE MERCHANDISE FROM CUE FOREIGN COUNTRY TO ANOTHER

COVERAGE


This report presents annual statistics in terms of
calendar year periods. The calendar year figures repre-
sent shipments unladen from and laden on vessels arriving
or departing during the interval January 1 December 31,
and are being presented as part of an interagency program
designed to promote the presentation of governmental ship-
ping data on as nearly a uniform basis as possible. The
official sources for determining vessel arrival and de-
parture dates are the Bureau of Customs Forms 1400 and
14C1,Record of Vessels Engaged in Foreign Trade Entered
or Arrived Under Permit to Proceed and Record of Vessels
Engaged in Foreign Trade Cleared or Granted Permit to
Proceed, respectively.

The statistical year figures for 1951, representing
the aggregate of transactions processed during the twelve
monthly account periods January December 1951, were
published in Report FT 981 dated June 16, 1952. This re-
port included some shipments unladen from and laden on
vessels during the latter part of 1950 and omitted some
late shipments made during 1951 for which information was
not received in time to be included in the statistical
year figures (see July 1952 issue of Foreign Trade
Statistics Notes).

The 1951 calendar year figures presented in this re-
port reflect the data shown in the statistical ledgers as
of September 1, 1952. Any subsequent transactions will
not be included in the calendar year figures without the
concurrence of an interagency group representing the
Bureau of the Budget, the Maritime Administration, the
Corps of Engineers of the Department of the Army, and the
Bureau of the Census.

This Report FT 981 presents the value (million of
dollars) and shipping weight (millions of pounds) of in-
transit merchandise moving into and/or out of United
States ports by vessel. In-transit merchandise is de-
fined as merchandise coming into the United States from a
foreign country and shipped to a foreign country without
having been entered as an import.' Such merchandise re-
nains in Customs custody or under band at all times while
in the United States to assure that none of it enters
consumption channels without the payment of United States
import duties.

In-transit merchandise includes the following:

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


2. Foreign merchandise shipped through the United
States under Customs bond, leaving the United
States from a port other than that at which it
arrived.

3. Foreign merchandise withdrawn from a General
Order Warehouse for immediate 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
Zone without being entered as an import).

Foreign merchandise entering the United States from
a Foreign Trade Zone for shipment to a foreign country is
excluded from the inbound in-transit statistics but is
included in the outbound in-transit statisticss when it
leaves the United States.

Shipments of merchandise on United States flag ves-
sels moving from one United States port to another via a
foreign port do not require the filing of export or im-
port documents if none of the merchandise is unladen at
the foreign port. This exemption also applies, in cer-
tain instances, to merchandise moving on foreign flag
vessels trading in the Great Lakes area. Similarly, the
filing of documents for merchandise moving by vessel from
one foreign port to another foreign port via a United
States port is not required if none of the merchandise ic
unladen in the United States. The shipments described
above are not defined as in-transit merchandise and pre
not included in the inbound or outbound in-transit sta-
tistics; neither are they included in the export or im-
port statistics compiled by this Bureau.

Foreign merchandise entered as an import into the
United States and subsequently re-exported is not in-
cluded in the inbound or outbound in-transit statistics.
Such 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 and imports by vessel
shown in Reports FT 972, 973, 976, SM 303, 703, etc., and
from the total United States export and import statistics
shown in Reports FT 900, 950, 410, 120, etc. (see Fareigi
Trade Statistics Notes for August 1947, February 1948 and
June 1950)

These data are preliminary and subject to revision.


Prepared in the Bureau of the Census, Foreign Trade Division.


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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 United States Customs Districts 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 portsduring 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.





Table 1.--SHIPPING WEIGHT AND DOLLAR VALUE OF MERCHANDISE LADEN ON VESSELS DURING THE IN-TRANSIT
MOVEMENT OF THE MERCHANDISE FiOM ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY TO ANOTHER, BY CUSTOMS DISTRICT
AND PORT OF LADING
CALENDAR YEAR 1951

[Totals represent the sums of unrounded figures, hence may vary slightly from the sums of the rounded amounts]


Shipping weight in millions of pounds Value in millions of dollars

Calendar Year 1951 Calendar Year 1950 Calendar Year 1951 Calendar Year 1950
Customs district and port
Total Dry Tank- Total Dry Tank- Total Dry Tank- Total Dry Tank-
cargo er cargo er cargo er cargo er


Grand total.......... 3,437.0


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

Maine and New Hampshire......
Portland...................
Other ports...............
Massachusetts ...............
Boston....................
Other ports................
Rhode Island...... ..........
Connecticut........ ........
New York.....................
New York..................
Other ports................
Philadelphia.................
Philadelphia...............
Other ports................
Maryland.....................
Baltimore..................
Virginia.....................
Norfolk ....................
Newport News...............
Other ports................

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

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

Floridal.....................
Jacksonville...............
Miami......................
West Palm Beach...........
Port Everglades..........
Other ports.................

Gulf Coast Districts......

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

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

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

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

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


3,38 5.0


52.1 1,99.9 1,930.7


39.2


815.8


814.4


1.3 474.0


473.6


2166.8 2115.4 51.5 1,lX.4 1,118.1 6.3 465.3 464.2 1.1 277.9 277.6 0.3

0.1 0.1 ..... 5.8 5.8 ..... (*) (*) ..... 0.4 0.4 .....
0.1 0.1 ..... 5.8 5.8 ..... (*) () ..... 0.4 0.4 .....
..... ........a .e....... .. ..... ... ..... .... ..... ...... ....
100.2 100.2 ..... 8.8 8.8 ..... 6.5 6.5 ..... 1.0 1.0 .....
100.2 100.2 ..... 8.8 8.8 ..... 6.5 6.5 ..... 1.0 1.0 .....
..... ................. ...... .... ....... .. ... ..oo ..I... ...... .....
..... ...... ..... ..... ...... ...... ....... ....... ...... ..... .....
........... ..... ...... .......... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...... .....
1,782.1 1,730.8 51.3 1,0M8.9 1p78.7 6.2 439.7 438,7 1.0 272.3 272.2 0.2
1,712.3 1,661.1 51.3 1,0849 1,078.7 6.2 437,1 436.1 1.0 272.3 272.1 0.2
69.7 69.7 ..... ..... ...... ..... 2.6 2.6 ..... .. ..... ....
52.0 51.9 0.2 9.6 9.5 0.1 5.7 5.6 .0.1 1.1 1.0 0.1
52.0 51.8 0.2 9.5 9.4 0.1 5.6 5.5 0.1 1.1 1.0 0.1
0.2 0.2 ..... 0.1 0.1 ..... .1 0.1 .... (*) () .....
225.4 225.4 ..... 10.9 10.9 ..... 11.7 11.7 ..... 1.5 1.5 .....
225.4 225.4 ..... 10.9 10.9 ..... 11.7 11.7 .... 1.5 1.5 .....
6.9 6.9 ..... 4.5 4.5 ..... 1.7 1.7 ..... 1.6 1.6 .....
4.6 4.6 ..... 0.5 0.5 ..... 1.0 1.0 ..... 0.1 0.1 .....
2.4 2.4 ..... 4.0 4.0 ..... 0.7 0.7 ..... 1.5 1.5 .....
..... ...... ..... *) ( ) ..... ..... ..... ..... *...


7.5 7.5 ..... 40.3 7.4 32.9 1.4 1.4 ..... 1.4 1.3 0.1


0.6 0.6 .... 0.4 0.4 ..... 0.5 0.5 ..... 0.3 0.3 .....
..... ...... ..... ..... ...... ..... ....... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

6.9 6.9 ..... 39.8 6.9 32.9 0.9 0.9 ..... 1.1 1.0 0.1
0.8 0.8 ..... 1.0 1.0 ..... 0.3 0.3 ..... 0.4 0.4 .....
3.2 3.2 ..... 3.9 3.9 ..... 0.4 0.4 ..... 0.4 0.4 .....
2.9 2.9 ..... 2.1 2.1 ..... 0.3 0.3 ..... 0.2 0.2 .....
(*) (*) ..... 32.9 ...... 32.9 (*) (*) ..... 0.1 ..... 0.1
S..... ....... ....... ...... .e o....... *..... ..... ....eo. ...... .....

906.5 906.0 0.5 619.6 619.6 ..... 247.6 247.4 0.2 141.5 141.5 .....

2.6 2.6 ..... 1.2 1.2 ..... 0.3 0.3 ..... 0.2 0,2 .....
0.6 0.6 ..... 0.7 0.7 ..... 0.1 0.1 ..... 0.1 0.1 .....
2.0 2.0 ..... 0.5 0.5 ..... 0.2 0.2 ..... 0.1 0.1 ....
0.1 0.; ..... () () ..... *) (*) ***** (*) ) .....
0.1 0.1 ..... (*) (*) ..... (*) (*) ***** ( (*) *****
218.6 218.6 ..... 105.9 105.9 ..... 46.5 46.5 ..... 17.3 17.3 .....
218.6 218.6 ..... 105.9 105.9 ..... 46.5 46.5 ..... 17.3 17.3 .....
..... ...... ..... .... .... ..... ...... ...... *...... ......

..... ..... 2.4 2.4 ..... ..... ..... ..... 0.4 0.4 .....

128.5 128.5 0.3 118.9 118.9 ..... 32.9 32.9 0.1 19.0 19.0 .....
32.4 32.4 ..... 35.0 35.0 ..... 9.5 9.5 ..... 5.6 5.6 .....
95.9 95.5 .0.3 77.4 77.4 ..... 23.3 23.2 0.1 10.9 10.9 .....
0.3 0.3 ..... 6.5 6.5 ..... 0.1 0.1 ..... 2.5 2.5 ...
556.7 556.5 0.2 391.1 391.1 ..... 167.8 167.7 0.1 104.6 104.6 .....
556.7 556.5 0.2 382.5 382.5 ..... 167.8 167.7 0.1 104.3 104.3 .....
() (*) ..... 8.7 8.7 ..... (*) (*) ..... 0.3 0.3 .....


303.4 303.3 0.1 168.7 168.7 0.1 95.2 95.1 (*) 50.4 50.4 (*)


0.1 .
0.1 .....


0.1 ..
0:10






Table 1.--SHIPPING WEIGHT AND DOLLAR VALUE OF MERCHANDISE LADEN ON VESSELS DURING THE IN-TRANSIT
MOVEMENT OF THE MERCHANDISE FROM ONE P3REIGN COUNTRY TO ANOTHER, BY CUSTOMS DISTRICT
AND PORT OF LADING-Con.
CALENDAR YEAR 1951



Shipping weight in millions of pounds Value in millions of dollars

Calendar Year 1951 Calendar Year 1950 Calendar Year 1951 Calendar Year 1950
Customs district and port

Total Dry Tank- Total Dry Tank- Total Dry Tank- Total Dry Tank-
cargo er cargo er cargo er cargo er

South Pacific Coast Dis-
tricts--Con.

Los Angeles............... :149.9 149.8 0.1 105.1 105.1 0.1 64.8 64. 3.8 34.8 (4)
Los Angeles, Calif........ 79.5 79.5 () 55.0 54.9 0.1 33.5 33.5 (* 17.3 17.3 (
Lbng Beach, Calif......... 70.4 70.3 0.1 50.1 50.1 .... 31.3 31.3 (*) 17.5 17.5 ....
Other ports............... ..... ...... ..... .... ... ... .... .... ..
San Francisco... ......... 152.4 152.4 () 63.6 63.6 .... 30.3 30.3 15.5 15.5...
San Francisco, Calif...... 135.0 135.0 i*) 60.3 60.3 .... 28.0 28.0 (') 15.2 15.2 ....
Other ports............... 17.4 17.4 (*) 3.3 3.3 .... 2.2 2.2 (*) 0.3 0.3 .....

North Pacific Coast
Districts.............. 43.6 43.6 ..... 12.3 12.3 .... 3.8 3.8 .... 2.1 2.1 ....

Oregon...................... 9.4 9.4 ..... 1.1 1.1 .... 1.2 1.2 .... 0.6 0.6 .....
Portland... .............. 8.8 8.8 ..... 1.1 1.1 .... 1.1 1.1 .... 0.6 0.6 ....
Other ports ............... 0.5 0.5 ..... 0.1 0.1 .... 0.1 0.1 .... (*) (*) .....
Washington................. 34.2 34.2 ..... 11.2 11.2 .... 2.6 2.6 .... 1.5 1.5 .....
Seattle.................. 30.1 30.1 ..... 10.6 10.6 .... 2.5 2.5 .... 1.5 1.5 .....
Other ports............... 4.1 4.1 ..... 0.6 0.6 .... 0.2 0.2 .... (*) (*) .....

Great Lakes Districts... 2.5 2.5 ..... 3.3 3.3 .... 1 1.0 .0 .... 0.4 0.4 .....

St. Lawrence................ 1.5 1.5 ..... 1.7 1.7 .... 0.5 0.5 .... 0.3 0.3 .....
Ogdensburg, N. Y.......... 1.5 1.5 ..... 1.7 1.7 .... 0.5 0.5 .... 0.3 0.3 .....
Other ports............... .... ..... ... ..... .... .... .... ..... ... ..
Rochester..................... ..... ... ..... .... ..... .... .... ... .... .. .....
Rochester, N. Y.......... ..... ..... ..... ..... .... .... .... ..... ..... ....
Other ports............... ..... .. ... .... ..... .... ...... .... .... ..... ........
Buffalo ................... (*) () ..... 1.5 1.5 .... () ( () (*)
Buffalo, N. Y.............. ( (*) ..... 1.5 1.5 .... ("* (*) .... (*) (*) .....
Other ports..................... ..... ......... ..... .... .... .... .... ..... ..........
Duluth and Superior........ .... ..... ..... .... ..... .... .... .... .... ..... ....
Wisconsin................... ...... ... ....... ......... .. .....
Michigan ................... 1.0 1.0 ... 0.1 0.1 .... 0.5 0.5 .... 0.1 0.1 .....
Chicago ................ ***** ***** (*) (*) ..(... .. .... ..... ) (*) *
Ohio....................... *** ..... **** **** **** .. ***. ** ** ..* ..... ***

U. S. Territories and
Possessions Districts.. 6.7 6.7 ..... 1.4 1.4 .... 1.5 1.5 .... 0.3 0.3 .....

Puerto Rico................. 6.6 6.6 ..... 1.4 1.4 .... 1.4 1.4 .... 0.3 0.3 .....
Hawaii...................... 0.1 0.1 .... (*) ( .... (*) ( ) .... ( ) () .....
Alaska...................... .. *** 000 ..... .... ..... .... .... .... .... ..... .


*Denotes less than 50,000 pounds; less than 50,000 dollars.
1Florida South Atlantic Coast port totals should be added to Florida
transit vessel shipments through the Customs District of Florida.


Gulf Coast port totals to obtain total in-


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