Figure 2 - U.S. Foreign Waterborne Trade by Value: 1988-2000

Figure 2 - U.S. Foreign Waterborne Trade by Value: 1988-2000

(Billions of dollars)

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Year Liner Tanker Nonliner
1988 254.4 45.4 102.0
1989 280.7 56.6 103.8
1990 299.5 64.0 93.4
1991 323.6 54.4 88.0
1992 344.7 55.9 92.9
1993 368.4 55.3 86.9
1994 426.9 56.5 84.4
1995 462.7 62.5 94.3
1996 429.2 76.4 119.7
1997 414.0 79.4 132.3
1998 382.6 58.8 171.8
1999 438.1 74.9 118.2
2000 484.9 126.6 125.8

1Primarily container vessels.

2 "Tramp" or nonscheduled service.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis, "U.S. Imports and Exports by Customs District Ports," U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/statistics/usfwts/index.html, and "U.S. Foreign Waterborne Commerce," adapted from U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. foreign waterborne commerce data, various years.