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National Ocean Month: June 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.81

World Ocean Day: June 8, 2022


From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service:

“Our World Ocean provides...

  • The air we breathe: 50% - The ocean produces over half of the world's oxygen and stores 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere.
  • Climate regulation: 70% - Covering 70% of the Earth's surface, the ocean transports heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns.
  • Transportation: 76% - Percent of all U.S. trade involves some form of marine transportation.
  • Recreation: From fishing to boating to kayaking and whale watching, the ocean provides us with many unique activities.
  • Economic benefits: $282 billion – Amount the U.S. ocean economy produces in goods and services. Ocean-dependent businesses employ almost 3 million people.
  • Food: The ocean provides more than just seafood. Ingredients from the sea are found in surprising foods such as peanut butter and soymilk.
  • Medicine: Many medicinal products come from the ocean, including ingredients that help fight cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease.”

Key Stats

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From Business & Industry > Time Series / Trend Charts:

Source: Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, & Orders (1992-2022).

Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) (2012-2022)

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, select options for Harmonized System (HS) or HS, select Exports or Imports, type “SHIP” or “BOAT” in the Commodity search box, then select options for geography and time. Select “Report” for data. In addition, HS Port-level Data, including “Methods of Transportation” are also available. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide.

Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).   

  • NAICS 4831, Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
  • NAICS 483111, Deep Sea Freight Transportation
  • NAICS 483112, Deep Sea Passenger Transportation

Source: 2020 Service Annual Survey (SAS) and administrative data.   

Source: 2017 Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program.

Source: 2017 Economic Census.

  • NAICS 483111, Deep Sea Freight Transportation
  • NAICS 483112, Deep Sea Passenger Transportation

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