Wisconsin

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Wisconsin transports $221 million worth of freight along 231 miles of waterway. That amounts to 2.9 million tons of commodities shipped to and from the state each year. Wisconsin docks ship commodities by barge to 7 states and receive millions of tons in valuable commodities from 11 other states, driving economic activity and supporting the growth of Wisconsin industry.

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

(values in millions of dollars)

Commodity Shipped Received Within Total Value
Coal 0 1,921,118 0 1,921,118 $79
Petroleum 0 71,040 0 71,040 $21
Aggregates 0 ** 0 0 **
Grain 448,920 24,072 0 472,992 $69
Chemicals ** 28,357 0 28,357 $6
Ores/Minerals 0 60,506 0 60,506 $1
Iron/Steel ** 102,163 0 102,163 $15
Other 11,098 283,472 0 294,570 $30
TOTAL 460,018 2,490,728 0 2,950,746 $221

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

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

Wisconsin 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 378 $50 Grain Illinois 1, 709 $68 Coal
Tennessee 43 $6 Grain Louisiana 423 $36 Others
Alabama 21 $3 Grain Minnesota 183 $28 Coal
Minnesota 8 $6 Chemicals Iowa 116 $4 Coal
Illinois 6 $1 Grain Kentucky 25 $1 Coal

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