Table 1 U.S. v. World Maritime Container Traffic and Gross Domestic Product: 1995-2006

Table 1
U.S. v. World Maritime Container Traffic and Gross Domestic Product: 1995-2006

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  Container traffic (total TEUs loaded and empty) Gross Domestic Product (current U.S. dollars)
World (millions) United States (millions) U.S. share of World total (percent) U.S. rank World (billions) United States (billions) U.S. share of World GDP (percent) U.S. rank
1995 137.2 22.3 16.3 1 29,391 7,398 25.2 1
1996 150.8 22.6 15.0 1 30,080 7,817 26.0 1
1997 160.7 24.5 15.3 1 29,928 8,304 27.7 1
1998 169.6 26.2 15.4 2 29,682 8,747 29.5 1
1999 184.6 28.0 15.2 2 30,786 9,268 30.1 1
2000 225.3 30.4 13.5 2 31,650 9,817 31.0 1
2001 236.7 30.7 13.0 2 31,456 10,128 32.2 1
2002 266.3 32.7 12.3 2 32,714 10,470 32.0 1
2003 305.0 36.3 11.9 2 36,751 10,961 29.8 1
2004 343.0 38.7 11.3 2 41,258 11,712 28.4 1
2005 378.0 42.0 11.1 2 44,455 12,456 28.0 1
2006a 417.0 46.3 11.1 2 NA NA NA NA
Percent change, 1995-2006 203.9 107.2            
Average annual rate (percents), 1995-2007 10.6 6.8            

KEY: NA = Not available; TEUs = 20-foot equivalent units.

a 2006 estimates are projections from the individual sources.

SOURCE:
TEUs: World estimates - 1995-1999 Containerisation International Yearbook, (London, England: Informa Group, Inc., Various years, 1997-2001). 2000 - 2002 from United Nations Trade Commission, Review of Maritime Transportation, various years. 2003 - 2006 from Clarkson Research services, Container Intelligence Monthly, Vol 8 no 10, October 2006.
U.S. estimates - AAPA 2006. GDP: From International Monetary Fund, www.imf.org, January 2007.