Figure 1-4 U.S. International Waterborne Container Trade in Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) (Quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Figure 1-4
U.S. International Waterborne Container Trade in Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) (Quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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  TEUs Millions
Q3 94 3.2
Q4 94 3.2
Q1 95 3.2
Q2 95 3.3
Q3 95 3.4
Q4 95 3.3
Q1 96 3.1
Q2 96 3.3
Q3 96 3.4
Q4 96 3.4
Q1 97 3.4
Q2 97 3.7
Q3 97 3.9
Q4 97 3.9
Q1 98 3.7
Q2 98 4.0
Q3 98 3.9
Q4 98 4.0
Q1 99 3.8
Q2 99 4.2
Q3 99 4.2
Q4 99 4.4
Q1 00 4.2
Q2 00 4.5
Q3 00 4.7
Q4 00 4.6
Q1 01 4.3
Q2 01 4.5
Q3 01 4.7
Q4 01 4.6

SOURCE: Journal of Commerce, Port Import/Export Registry Service (PIERS) data, various years.

  • U.S. international container traffic increased rapidly since the mid-1990s. However, the growth slowed recently due to the after-effects of the September 11 terrorist attack and the economic slowdown in the U.S.