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||Aug-00||Aug-01|
|All commodities (million short tons)||50.9||51.8|
|All commodities percent change from same month previous year||0.20||1.77|
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.