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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: AA00013031:00006
 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 BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Charles Sawyer, Secretary Roy V. Peel, DirecPor


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UNITED STATES F RIGN tA


SUMMARY REPORT FEBRUARY R- IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FT 981 Junt: 24, 1952


SHIPPING WEIGHT AND DOLLAR VALUE OF MERCHANDISE LADEN 01 AND UNLADEN
FROM VESSELS AT UNITED STATES PORTS DURING THE II-TRANSIT MOVMEIINT
OF THE MERCHANDISE FROM ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY TO ANOTHER

COVERAGE

This report presents the value (millions of dollars) and shipping weight (millions of
pounds) of in-transit merchandise moving into and/or out of United Slates ports by vessel. In-
transit merchandise is defined as merchandise coming into the United States from a foreign coun-
try and shipped to a foreign country without having been entered as ani import. Such merchandise
remains in Customs custody 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 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 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 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 statistics when it leaves the United States.

Shipments of merchandise on United States flag vessels moving from one United States
port to another via a foreign port, do not require the filing of export or import documents if
none of the merchandise is unladen at the foreign port. This exemption also applies, 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 foreign p-rt 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-transit merchandise and
are not included in the inbound or outbound in-transit statistics; neither are they included in
the export or import statistics compiled by this Bureau.

Foreign merchandise entered as an import into the United States and subsequently re-
exported is not included 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 im-
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-950, FT-410, FT-120, etc.
(See Foreign Trade Statistics Notes for August 1947, February 1948 and June 1950).

These data are preliminary and subject to revision.

The data in this report summarize a special tabulation prepared for the Board of Fngineers for livers and Harbors,
Corpa of Engineers, 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 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. 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.


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Table 1.--SHIPPING WEIGHT AND DOLLAR VALUE OF MERCANUDISL LADEN ON AND U1NLADEN F~OM VE..ELS DURING ITHE IN-TRANSIT
MOVEMENT OF THE MEHCHANLISE FROM ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY Tu ANOTHEit. BY CUL'TI1JM DISTRICT
4ND P IT OU LADING AND ITIILALING: 'FFDHUARY 1152

[Totals rcpresert the sums of urr,r.,uJI.1 fI'rgur.;, hji1It- may v-ry slighLly ('fiin the rO-I.7O iof th- rocM)uI.Jdll imounts]


Shipping weight in millions of pounds Value In millions of dollars

Laden (outbound) Unladen (Inbound) Laden (outbound) Unladen (inbound)
Customs district and port {4
Total Dry Tank- Total Dry Tank- Total Dry Tak- Ttal Dry Tank-
T l cargo er cargo er cargo er cargo er
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Grand total.......... 369.6


369.5


216.4 878.7


72.8


72.8


43.8


37.7


North Atlantic Coast
Districts............... 294.7 294.6 0.1 p1 9.9 171.7 878.2 56.1 56.1 (*) 37.2 31.4 5.8

Maine and New Hampshire.......... ........ .. 80.7 2.5 878.2 ..... ..... ..... 5.9 (*) 5.8
Portland................... .... .... 880.7 2.5 878.2 ..... ..... ..... 5.9 (*) 5.8
Other ports ................ .. ..... ..... ... ... ..... .................. ..... ...
Massachusetts................ 75.4 75.3 (4) 11.1 11.1 (*) 6.3 6.3 (*) 8.4 8.4 (*)
Boston ..................... 75.4 75.3 (*) 11.1 11.1 (*) 6.3 6.3 (*) 8.4 8.4 (*)
Other ports ................ .. ..... ..... ..... ..... ... ..... ... .... .... ...... .....
Rhode Islan ...... ......... .... ..... ..... ...;- ...... ... ... ..... .. ... .....
Connecticut.................. ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .... ...... .....
Nev York ..................... !..-.9 196.9 (*) 127.0 127.0 ..... 48.9 48.9 (*) 22.2 22.2 .....
New York................... 19.9 196.9 (4) 127.0 127.0 ..... 48.9 48.9 (N) 22.2 22.2 .....
Other ports............. .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .. .... .... .... ...... .....
Philadelphia................. 1.9 1.9 (*) 5.5 5.5 ..... 0.2 0.2 (w) 0.2 0.2 .....
Philadelphia............... 1.9 1.9 (N) 5.5 5.5 ..... 0.2 0.2 (*) 0.2 0.2 .....
Other ports................ ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .... ...... .....
Maryland.................... 20.5 20.5 ..... 25.5 2.5 ..... 0.7 0.7 ..... 0.6 0.6 .....
Baltimore................ 20.5 20.5 ..... 25.5 25.5 ..... 0.7 0.7 ..... 0.6 0.6 .....
Virginia.................... ... ..... ... 0.1 0.1 ..... ..... ..... ..... () ( ) .....
Norfolk............... ... .. .... .... 0.1 0.1 ..... ..... .... ..... ( (*)
Newport News............... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...... ..... ..... ..... .... ...... .....
Other ports................ ..... ..... ..... .... ..... ............... .

South Atlantic Coast
Districts............... 0.2 0.2 ..... 1.2 1.2 ..... () (1) ..... 0.2 0.2 .....

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

Floridal ..................... 0.2 0.2 ..... 1.2 1.2 ..... (*) () ..... 0.2 0.2 .....
Jacksonville............... 0.1 0.1 ..... ..... ..... ..... (*) (*) ..... .... .. .....
Miami.................. .... 0.1 0.1 ..... 0.3 0.3 (*) ( ..... (*) ( ) .....
West Palm Beach............ () () ..... 0.9 0.9 () (*) ..... 0.2 0.2 .....
Port Everglades............ ..... ..... ... ..... ..... .... ...... ...... .... .... ...... .....
Other ports................ ..... .. .......... ....... .............. .... .. ...... .....

Gulf Coast Districts..... "44.3 44.3 ..... 27.1 27.0 (*) 9.9 9.9 ..... 4.3 4.3 ()

Florida ..................... (*) (*) ..... (*) (*) ... ( ) ( ) ..... ...
Tampa...................... (*) (*) ..... (*) ( ) (*) ( ) .......... ....
Other ports............... ..... ... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...... ..... .... ...... .....
Mobile............ ...... .......... .... .. 1.6 1.6 ..... ....., ,.... 0.I 0.1 .....
Mobile........... ........ ..... .... ..... 1.6 1.6 ..... .. .. ..... ..... 0.1 0.1 .....
New Orleans.................. 6.4 6.4 ..... 12.3 12.3 ..... 1.6 1.6 ..... 2.9 2.9 .....
New Orleans................ 6.4 6.4 ..... 12.3 12.3 ..... 1.6 1.6 ..... 2.9 2.9 .....
Other ports.......................... ..................

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

Galveston................... 14.9 14.9 ..... 13.2 13.2 (*) 3.3 3.3 ..... 1.4 1.4 (*)
Galveston, Tex............. 1.9 1.9 ..... ... ..... ..... 0.6 0.6 .... .... ..........
Houston, Tex............... 12.9 12.9 ..... 10.9 10.9 (*) 2.7 2.7 ..... 1.2 1.2 (*)
Other ports............... 0.1 0.1 ..... 2.3 2.3 ... (*) (*) ..... 0.2 0.2 .....
Laredo...................... 23.0 23.0 ..... ..... ..... .... 5.0 5.0 ..... .... ...........
Brownsville................. 23.0 23.0 ..... .... .. .... 5.0 5.0 ..... .... .... .....
Other ports................ ..... ............... ...... .... .. ....

South Pacific Coast
Districts............... 18.5 18.4 (*) 5.4 4.8 0.6 5.8 5.8 (*) 1.3 1.0 0.3


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


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Table 1.--SHIPPING WEIGHT AND DOLLAR VALUE OF MERCHANDISE LADEN ON AND UNLADEN FROM VESSELS DURING THE IN-RAMBIT
MOVEMENT OF THE MERCHANDISE FROM ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY TO ANOTHER, BY CUSTOMS DISTRICT
AND PORT OF LADING AND UNLADING: FEBRUARY 1952


Shipping weight in millions of pounds Value in millions of dollars

Customs district and ort Laden (outbound) Unladen (inbound) Laden (outbound) Unladen (i bound)
Customs district and port

Total Dry Tank- Total Total Dry T Totalot Dry Tank-
cargo er Icacargo er cargo er cargo er

South Pacific Coast Dis-
tricts--Con.

Los Angeles................. 13.4 13.4 ( 1) 1.1 0.6 0.6 4.7 4.7 (*) 0.4 0.1 0.3
Los Angeles, Calif........ 4.2 4.2 (*) 0.4 0.4 ..... 1.6 1.6 (*) 0.1 0.1 ......
Long Beach, Calif......... 9.2 9.2 ..... 0.7 0.2 0.6 3.1 3.1 ..... 0.3 (w) 0.3
Other ports............... ...... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ... ..... ......
San Francisco............... 5.1 5.1 ..... 4.3 4.3 ..... 1.1 1.1 ..... 0.9 0.9 ......
San Francisco, Calif...... 5.0 5.0 ..... 4.3 4.3 ..... 1.1 1.1 ..... 0.9 0.9 ......
Other ports............... 0.1 0.1 ..... () () ..... (*) (*) ..... (*) (*) .....

North Pacific Coast
Districts.............. 7.3 7.3 ..... 3.2 3.2 ..... 0.7 0.7 ..... 0.3 0.3 ......

Oregon ...................... 0.1 0.1 ..... ..... ..... ..... (*) (*) ..... ..... ............
Portland.................. 0.1 0.1 ..... ..... ..... ... () () ...
Other ports............... .. ......... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... .... ..... .....
Washington .................. 7.2 7.2 ..... 3.2 3.2 ..... 0.6 0.6 ..... 0.3 0.3 ......
Seattle................... 7.2 7.2 ..... 3.2 3.2 ..... 0.6 0.6 ..... 0.3 0.3 ......
Other ports............... ( ) (*) ..... () () ..... ( ) (*) ..... () (*) ......

Great Lakes Districts... 4.2 4.2 ..... 5.5 5.5 ..... 0.2 0.2 ..... 0.1 0.1 ......

St. Lawrence................ 4.2 4.2 ..... 0.6 0.6 ..... 0.2 0.2 ..... (*) (*) ".....
Ogdensburg, N. Y.......... 4.2 4.2 ..... 0.6 0.6 ..... 0.2 0.2 ..... () ( ......
Other ports............... ..... ...... ..... ..... .... ... ..... ... .. ... ..... ....... ...
Rochester................... ..... ...... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..
Rochester, N Y........... .... ...... ..... .... ... .. ............... *.e...
Other ports............... ..... ....... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .... ..... .. ....... . ......
Buffalb...................... ..... ............. 4.3 4.3 ..... ..... ..... .... (*) () ......
Buffalo, N. Y............. ..... ..... ..... 4.3 4.3 ..... ..... ..... ..... () (*) ......
Other ports............... ..... ...... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...... ..... .... .... .... ......
Duluth and Superior............... ...... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
Wisconsin .................. ...... ....... ... ..... ................. *.. ... ..... ..... ..**, -
Michigan.................... ..... ........... ..... ..... ,,..., ..... ... ................. ....
Chicago.................... ..... ...... .......... 0.7 0.7 ....... ..... ..... (*) (*) ......
Ohio........................ ..... ... ... ..... .... ..... .. e.... ..... ... ,,i ,, , ,..

U. S. Territories and
Possessions Districts.. 0.4 0.4 ..... 2.9 2.9 ..... (*) (*) ..... 0.4 0.4 ......

Puerto Rico................. 0.4 0.4 ..... 2.9 .9 ..... () () ..... 0.4 0.4 ......
Hawaii........................................... .... ..... .... .... .......... ..... ..... . ..... ..... ......
Alaska .............. ....... .... ...... ..... ..... ..... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...." ......

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


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