TABLE 2-4-6 U.S. International Maritime Container Volumes: 1999-2009

TABLE 2-4-6 U.S. International Maritime Container Volumes: 1999-2009

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Millions of TEU

  Exports Imports Container balance (exports minus imports)
1999 6.6 10.0 -3.36
2000 6.9 11.1 -4.24
2001 6.8 11.3 -4.42
2002 6.8 12.9 -6.10
2003 7.4 13.9 -6.51
2004 8.0 15.8 -7.76
2005 8.7 17.4 -8.68
2006 9.0 18.6 -9.64
2007 10.5 18.5 -8.08
2008 11.3 17.0 -5.75
2009 10.4 14.6 -4.14

KEY: TEU = twenty-foot equivalent unit.

NOTE: One twenty-foot container equals one TEU while one forty-foot container equals two TEU.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, U.S. Waterborne Foreign Container Trade by U.S. Custom Ports, (Washington, DC: Annual Issues), available at http://www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/data_and_statistics/Data_and_Statistics.htm as of July 2010.