Figure 4 - Millions of Containers (TEUs) Entering the U.S. from China by Vessel, 1997 - 2006

Figure 4 - Millions of Containers (TEUs) Entering the U.S. from China by Vessel, 1997 - 2006

Millions of TEUs

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Country Year TEU
China 1997 1.5
China 1998 1.8
China 1999 2.1
China 2000 2.8
China 2001 3.1
China 2002 3.9
China 2003 4.4
China 2004 6.0
China 2005 7.4
China 2006 8.5

NOTE: TEU = Twenty-foot equivalent unit.

SOURCE: Gail Perkins, U.S. Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, personal communication.