Millions of TEU
|Exports||Imports||Container balance (exports minus imports)|
KEY: TEU = Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.
SOURCES: 1995-1996: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Journal of Commerce, Port Import/Export Reporting Service (PIERS) data system, available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/ as of August 2007 as compiled by U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. 1997-2007: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, U.S. Waterborne Foreign Container Trade by U.S. Custom Ports, (Washington, DC: annual releases), available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/MARAD_statistics as of July 2008.