Ohio

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Ohio transports more than $14.9 billion worth of freight along 452 miles of inland waterways each year. That amounts to 131 million tons of commodities shipped to, from, and within the state. Ohio docks ship commodities by barge to 16 states and receive commodities from 15 other states, stimulating the local and regional economy.

Ohio 2004 Waterborne Commerce – To, from and within the State

(values in millions of dollars)

Commodity Shipped Received Within Total Value
Coal 9,441,380 30,387,314 8,403,099 48,231,793 $1,520
Petroleum 768,757 2,385,587 ** 3,154,344 $578
Aggregates 1,502,057 2,714,787 ** 4,216,844 $111
Grain 1,978,579 14,313 0 1,992,892 $309
Chemicals 90,531 2,853,871 ** 2,944,402 $1,083
Ores/Minerals 6,928 1,801,892 ** 1,808,820 $161
Iron/Steel 412,095 3,450,886 0 3,862,981 $986
Other 156,870 1,895,898 183,512 2,236,280 $1,689
TOTAL 14,357,197 45,504,548 8,586,611 68,448,356 $6,437

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

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

Ohio 2004 Commodities – Shipped by Barge to and from Other States

(values in millions of dollars)

Shipments To Tons Value Top Commodity Shipments From Tons Value Top Commodity
W. Virginia 4,750,163 $208 Coal W. Virginia 17,503,612 $779 Coal
Pennsylvania 3,216,441 $212 Coal Kentucky 13,073,032 $730 Coal
Louisiana 2,927,970 $370 Grain Louisiana 7,557,335 $2,276 Iron/Steel
Kentucky 1,865,815 $112 Coal Pennsylvania 2,345,021 $112 Coal
Indiana 612,689 $83 Coal Indiana 2,342,876 $72 Aggregates

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