Figure 19
Top 10 Trading Partners for U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Imports: 2000, 2005, and 2009

Figure 19
Top 10 Trading Partners for U.S. Waterborne Foreign Containerized Imports: 2000, 2005, and 2009

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  Share of total TEUs, 2000 Share of total TEUs, 2005 Share of total TEUs, 2009
China (excluding
Hong Kong)
25.1 42.7 47.5
Japan 7.0 4.8 3.3
South Korea 3.9 3.2 3.3
Hong Kong 8.7 4.8 2.9
Taiwan 5.5 3.4 2.8
Vietnam 0.2 1.4 2.7
Germany 3.9 3.0 2.6
Thailand 3.1 2.5 2.1
India 1.5 2.0 2.1
Italy 4.0 2.7 2.0
Others 37.0 29.6 28.7

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

NOTE: For the analysis in this report, U.S. merchandise trade with China and Hong Kong (which is a special administrative region of China) are considered separately. As used here, China excludes Hong Kong.

SOURCE: 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, as of Sept. 18, 2010.