Figure 8
U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Exports and Imports: 1995-2009

Figure 8
U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Exports and Imports: 1995-2009

(Millions of TEUs)

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  Exports Imports Balance (exports minus imports)
1995 6.4 6.8 -0.34
1996 6.5 6.9 -0.41
1997 7.1 7.8 -0.71
1998 6.6 8.9 -2.28
1999 6.6 10.0 -3.36
2000 6.9 11.1 -4.24
2001 6.8 11.3 -4.42
2002 6.8 12.9 -6.10
2003 7.4 13.9 -6.51
2004 8.0 15.8 -7.76
2005 8.7 17.4 -8.69
2006 9.0 18.6 -9.64
2007 10.5 18.5 -8.08
2008 11.3 17.0 -5.75
2009 10.4 14.6 -4.14

KEY: TEUs = twenty-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU, and one 40-foot container equals two TEUs.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, which are drawn from The Journal of Commerce, Port Import and Export Reporting Service (PIERS), available at www.marad.dot.gov/data_statistics, as of Sept. 18, 2010.