Figure 7
Year-on-Year Percent Change in U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade and Real GDP: 1995-2009

Figure 7
Year-on-Year Percent Change in U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Trade and Real GDP: 1995-2009

(Percent)

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  US real GDP (billions) US loaded TEUs (thousands) U.S. real GDP U.S.-loaded TEUs
1995 9,094 13,328 2.5 1.2
1996 9,434 14,794 3.7 11.0
1997 9,854 14,882 4.5 0.6
1998 10,284 15,556 4.4 4.5
1999 10,780 16,564 4.8 6.5
2000 11,226 17,938 4.1 8.3
2001 11,347 18,117 1.1 1.0
2002 11,553 19,729 1.8 8.9
2003 11,841 21,289 2.5 7.9
2004 12,264 23,851 3.6 12.0
2005 12,638 26,092 3.1 9.4
2006 12,976 27,631 2.7 5.9
2007 13,229 29,020 2.0 5.0
2008 13,229 28,309 0.0 -2.5
2009 12,881 24,989 -2.6 -11.7

NOTE: Real GDP growth is measured at seasonally adjusted annual rates based on chained 2005 dollars.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Economic Accounts, National Incomes and Products Account, www.bea.gov/national/, as of Sept. 16, 2010. TEU data based on data from U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, which are drawn from The Journal of Commerce, Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS).