Table 1-10 Top 25 Countries Using the Panama Canal by Origin and Destination of Cargo, FY2007 (long tons)

Table 1-10
Top 25 Countries Using the Panama Canal by Origin and Destination of Cargo, FY2007 (long tons)

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Rank Country Origin Destination Intercoastal Total Total (ex. Intercoastal)
1 United States 72,383,144 66,287,163 1,781,228 138,670,307 136,889,079
2 People's Republic of China 27,420,264 16,278,638 0 43,698,902 43,698,902
3 Japan 6,491,814 22,709,351 0 29,201,165 29,201,165
4 Chile 12,512,670 9,472,873 0 21,985,543 21,985,543
5 South Korea 9,647,126 7,637,096 0 17,284,222 17,284,222
6 Ecuador 7,186,904 6,384,233 0 13,571,137 13,571,137
7 Peru 6,723,344 6,343,398 0 13,066,742 13,066,742
8 Mexico 5,234,053 5,692,436 213,835 10,926,489 10,712,654
9 Colombia 5,321,087 4,861,810 67,238 10,182,897 10,115,659
10 Canada 7,778,550 2,331,303 26,874 10,109,853 10,082,979
11 Panama 3,889,162 8,418,757 129,799 12,307,919 12,178,120
12 Taiwan 4,252,900 2,903,096 0 7,155,996 7,155,996
13 Venezuela 4,868,889 1,819,543 0 6,688,432 6,688,432
14 Germany 1,687,860 3,115,368 0 4,803,228 4,803,228
15 Netherlands 1,756,025 2,812,328 0 4,568,353 4,568,353
16 Spain 1,063,167 3,288,948 0 4,352,115 4,352,115
17 Belgium 1,522,788 2,525,087 0 4,047,875 4,047,875
18 Guatemala 916,887 2,942,495 1,963 3,859,382 3,857,419
19 Jamaica 1,424,939 2,423,292 0 3,848,231 3,848,231
20 Brazil 3,108,449 680,722 0 3,789,171 3,789,171
21 El Salvador 598,375 2,932,145 0 3,530,520 3,530,520
22 Not Specified West Indies 1,871,773 1,552,970 0 3,424,743 3,424,743
23 Italy 992,610 2,385,195 0 3,377,805 3,377,805
24 United Kingdom 1,130,299 1,906,728 0 3,037,027 3,037,027
25 Australia 1,378,607 1,553,685 0 2,932,292 2,932,292

NOTES: Overall, the United States generated the most long tons of cargo transiting the Panama Canal in FY2007, followed by the People's Republic of China, Japan, Chile, and South Korea. In addition, the U.S. generated the most intercoastal cargo.

The United States originated the most long tons of cargo passing through the canal, followed by the People's Republic of China, Chile, South Korea, and Canada.

The United States was the leading destination for long tons of cargo routed through the canal, followed by Japan, People's Republic of China, Chile, and Panama.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), derived from data published by the Office of Market Research and Analysis, Panama Canal Authority, available at http://www.pancanal.com/eng/maritime/reports/table09.pdf as of Mar. 4, 2008.

Long ton - a measure of weight equal to 2,240 pounds or 1,016 kilograms.