The Transportation Services Branch provides information on the movement of grain on the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas Rivers. Barge transportation is important to U.S. agriculture because it provides low cost transportation of grain from major production areas to coastal areas for export to foreign markets.


Average Weekly Grain Barge Shipments by Quarter, and Total Annual 2000-2017 (pdf) (xls)

More detailed weekly grain barge shipment data:

Average Weekly Mississippi River Barge Rates by Quarter, 2000-2017 (pdf) (xls)

More detailed barge rate data:

For the most current data, please contact Nick Marathon or Matt Chang