Missouri

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Missouri is located in the heart of the American inland water transportation system and handles nearly $3.2 billion dollars worth of freight each year. In fact, nearly 29.5 million tons of cargo are shipped to, from and within Missouri’s 1, 041 miles of inland waterways. The state’s dock ship commodities by barge to 17 states and receive commodities from 16 states, driving economic growth across the region.

Missouri 2005 Tonnage by Commodity Groups Shipped From, To and Within the State

(values in millions of dollars)

Commodity Shipped Received Within Total Value
Coal 246,475 1,595,843 ** 1,842,318 $93
Petroleum 88,811 1,036,210 0 1,125,021 $217
Aggregates 5,504,767 268,525 7,032,978 12,806,270 $429
Grain 5,680,132 37,677 0 5,717,809 $904
Chemicals 240,480 1,269,673 ** 1,510,153 $542
Ores/Minerals 192,224 915,890 14,302 1,122,416 $87
Iron/Steel 216,923 278,695 ** 495,618 $320
Other 3,151,302 278,385 1,433,636 4,863,323 $584
TOTAL 15,321,114 5,680,898 8,480,916 29,482,928 $3,176

** Insufficient barge operators to release this tonnage – included in “Other Commodities”

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics

Missouri 2005 Commodities Shipped by Barge to and from Other States

(tonnage in thousands of tons; values in millions of dollars)

Shipments To Tons Value Top Commodity Shipments From Tons Value Top Commodity
Louisiana 7,352 $1,038 Grain Louisiana 2,442 $525 Chemicals
Tennessee 2,796 $231 Aggregates Illinois 1,002 $201 Petroleum
Kansas 1,017 $17 Aggregates W. Virginia 713 $48 Coal
Illinois 1,005 $158 Others Pennsylvania 456 $39 Coal
Mississippi 721 $46 Others Indiana 253 $36 Coal

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics