Figure 13
Trend in U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Export and Import TEU by Coastal Port Region: 1980-2009

Figure 13
Trend in U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Export and Import TEU by Coastal Port Region: 1980-2009

(Thousands of TEUs)

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  West/Pacific Coast East/Atlantic Coast Gulf Coast West/Pacific Coast
(Index 1980 = 100)
East/Atlantic Coast
(Index 1980 = 100)
Gulf Coast
(Index 1980 = 100)
1980 3,512 4,348 580 100 100 100
1981 2,596 4,486 565 74 103 97
1982 3,436 4,299 693 98 99 119
1983 3,046 4,651 670 87 107 116
1984 5,385 5,555 831 153 128 143
1985 5,399 5,513 812 154 127 140
1986 5,998 5,806 928 171 134 160
1987 6,569 5,776 911 187 133 157
1988 6,994 6,251 895 199 144 154
1989 7,824 6,432 814 223 148 140
1990 8,185 6,564 822 233 151 142
1991 8,377 7,002 938 239 161 162
1992 8,961 7,212 1,142 255 166 197
1993 9,254 8,254 1,191 263 190 205
1994 10,459 8,807 1,222 298 203 211
1995 11,422 9,729 1,186 325 224 205
1996 11,203 10,046 1,362 319 231 235
1997 12,087 10,946 1,492 344 252 257
1998 13,209 11,487 1,470 376 264 253
1999 14,085 12,304 1,619 401 283 279
2000 15,666 13,042 1,688 446 300 291
2001 15,951 13,009 1,703 454 299 294
2002 17,363 13,621 1,718 494 313 296
2003 19,394 14,402 1,838 552 331 317
2004 21,180 15,406 2,069 603 354 357
2005 23,011 16,783 2,174 655 386 375
2006 24,683 17,491 2,239 703 402 386
2007 24,534 17,943 2,532 699 413 437
2008 22,598 17,685 2,546 643 407 439
2009 19,113 15,566 2,543 544 358 439

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

NOTES: Totals are for all container ports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The data in this figure include both loaded and unloaded containers in U.S. international maritime activity and cover U.S. imports, exports, and transshipments.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from the American Association of Port Authorities, available at www.aapa.org, as of Sept. 18, 2010.