Table 1-56: U.S. Waterborne Freight (Million short tons)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
TOTAL freight 1,099.9 1,272.9 1,531.7 1,695.0 1,998.9 1,788.4 2,163.9 2,092.1 2,132.1 2,128.2 2,214.8 2,240.4 2,284.1 2,333.1 2,339.5 2,322.6 2,424.6 2,393.3 2,340.3 2,394.3 2,551.9 2,527.6 2,588.4 2,564.0 2,477.1 2,210.8 2,334.4 2,367.5 2,327.2
Foreign 339.3 443.7 581.0 748.7 921.4 774.3 1,041.6 1,013.6 1,037.5 1,060.0 1,115.7 1,147.4 1,183.4 1,220.6 1,245.4 1,260.8 1,354.8 1,350.8 1,319.3 1,378.1 1,504.9 1,498.7 1,564.9 1,542.5 1,520.8 1,353.7 1,440.9 1,479.6 1,421.9
Imports 211.3 269.8 339.3 476.6 517.5 412.7 600.0 555.4 586.7 648.8 719.5 672.7 732.6 788.3 840.7 860.8 939.7 951.8 934.9 1,004.8 1,089.1 1,096.9 1,130.9 1,075.7 998.7 858.9 883.1 869.1 804.5
Exports 128.0 173.9 241.6 272.1 403.9 361.6 441.6 458.2 450.8 411.3 396.2 474.7 450.8 432.3 404.7 400.0 415.0 399.0 384.3 373.3 415.8 401.8 434.0 466.8 522.1 494.8 557.8 610.4 617.4
Domestic 760.6 829.2 950.7 946.3 1,077.5 1,014.1 1,122.3 1,078.5 1,094.6 1,068.2 1,099.0 1,093.0 1,100.7 1,112.5 1,094.1 1,061.8 1,069.8 1,042.5 1,021.0 1,016.1 1,047.1 1,028.9 1,023.5 1,021.5 956.3 857.1 893.5 887.9 905.3
Inland 291.1 369.6 472.1 503.9 535.0 534.7 622.6 600.4 621.0 607.3 618.4 620.3 622.1 630.6 625.0 624.6 628.4 619.8 608.0 609.6 626.2 624.0 627.6 621.9 588.5 522.5 565.6 553.6 565.0
Coastal 209.2 201.5 238.4 231.9 329.6 309.8 298.6 294.5 285.1 271.7 277.0 266.6 267.4 263.1 249.6 228.8 226.9 223.6 216.4 223.5 220.6 213.7 201.8 205.8 186.3 167.7 164.5 161.0 152.2
Great Lakes 155.1 153.7 157.1 129.3 115.1 92.0 110.2 103.4 107.4 109.9 114.8 116.1 114.9 122.7 122.2 113.9 114.4 100.0 101.5 89.8 103.5 96.2 96.9 95.6 90.4 63.2 80.5 87.9 84.4
Intraport 104.2 102.9 81.5 78.3 94.2 74.3 86.4 75.6 76.8 74.4 82.9 83.1 89.0 89.8 90.1 88.6 94.6 93.2 90.0 86.9 91.3 90.2 91.4 93.1 86.9 99.0 78.3 81.3 81.0
Intraterritory 1.0 1.5 1.6 2.9 3.6 3.4 4.5 4.6 4.2 5.0 5.9 6.9 7.3 6.3 7.2 5.9 5.5 5.9 5.1 6.4 5.5 4.9 5.8 5.1 4.2 4.7 4.6 4.2 22.7

NOTES

Beginning in 1996, shipments of fish are excluded from domestic Inland and Intraport tonnage.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES

1960: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce of the United States, Calendar Year 2004 (New Orleans, LA), part 5, tables 1-1, 1-3, and 1-6.

1965-2012: Ibid., Waterborne Commerce of the United States (New Orleans, LA: Annual Issues), part 5, tables 1-2 and 1-3, available at http://www.navigationdatacenter.us/wcsc/wcsc.htm as of Sept. 12, 2014.