Table 14 - Tons, Ton-Miles, and Length of Haul of U.S. Domestic and International Maritime Freight: 1980-2004

Table 14 - Tons, Ton-Miles, and Length of Haul of U.S. Domestic and International Maritime Freight: 1980-2004

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Year Tons (millions) Ton-miles (millions) Average length of haul (miles per ton)
Total U.S.- international cargo Domestic cargo Total U.S.-international cargo Domestic cargo Total U.S.- international cargo Domestic cargo
1980 1,995 921 1,074 1,016,085 94,249 921,836 509.2 102.3 858.4
1990 2,159 1,042 1,118 932,151 98,608 833,544 431.7 94.7 745.7
2000 2,419 1,355 1,064 763,421 117,622 645,799 315.6 86.8 606.8
2001 2,387 1,351 1,037 736,930 115,244 621,686 308.7 85.3 599.7
2002 2,335 1,319 1,016 721,422 109,341 612,081 308.9 82.9 602.5
2003 2,388 1,378 1,010 714,440 108,294 606,146 299.2 78.6 600.3
Percent change 1980-2003 19.7 49.6 −6.0 −29.7 14.9 −34.2 −41.2 −23.2 −30.1

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navigation Data Center, Waterborne Commerce of United States, Annual issues, also at http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcsc, available October 2005.