U.S. INLAND WATERWAYS TRADE

U.S. INLAND WATERWAYS TRADE

Transported Tonnage on U.S. Inland Waterways: All Commodities (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Transported Tonnage on U.S. Inland Waterways: All Commodities (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Almost 60 percent of the U.S. domestic waterborne trade tonnage is moved on the inland waterways. This market consists of carriers that transport freight between U.S. ports. At least 80 percent of the tonnage in this trade is carried by barge.

Inland Waterways Commercial Tonnage Nov-00 Nov-01
All commodities (million short tons)  50.0  49.1
All commodities percent change from same month previous year  0.20 -1.80

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, Monthly Indicators, available at: http://www.wrsc.usace.army.mil/ndc/wcmthind.htm.