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Average Weekly Mississippi River Barge Rates  
Average weekly Minneapolis-St. Paul to New Orleans barge rates, by quarter: Rates in percent of tariff ($6.19 per ton=100)
Year
Quarter 1 (Jan-Mar)
Quarter 2 (Apr-June)
Quarter 3 (July-Sept)
Quarter 4 (Oct-Dec)
1994
152
129
171
265
1995
253
221
347
347
1996
213
182
271
269
1997
165
146
179
248
1998
164
166
241
325
1999
213
182
271
269
2000
210
177
248
201
2001
No rates
221
221
217
2002
174
174
172
249
2003
No rates
184
214
266
2004
184
187
241
342
2005
270
277
423
538
2006
372
415
585
575
2007
320
349
548
513
2008
No rates
520
559
564
2009
329
329
350
491
2010
No rates
373
481
613
2011
No rates
546
Avg 06-10
340
397
505
551
Average weekly St. Louis to New Orleans barge rates, by quarter: Rates in percent of tariff ($3.99 per ton=100)
Year
Quarter 1 (Jan-Mar)
Quarter 2 (Apr-June)
Quarter 3 (July-Sept)
Quarter 4 (Oct-Dec)
1994
96
85
140
214
1995
205
155
263
197
1996
180
99
106
148
1997
119
90
122
140
1998
93
106
199
140
1999
123
107
197
163
2000
145
110
201
150
2001
166
127
159
166
2002
126
100
113
175
2003
153
101
163
219
2004
138
119
225
287
2005
261
186
409
474
2006
355
279
503
385
2007
240
218
557
348
2008
357
361
490
541
2009
289
198
271
365
2010
245
219
397
427
2011
418
331
Avg 06-10
297
255
444
413

Source: USDA/AMS
Note: Rates expressed as a percent of tariff

 
  Last Modified Date: 07/25/2011