TABLE 1. Value and Weight of U.S. International Merchandise Freight, 2003

TABLE 1. Value and Weight of U.S. International Merchandise Freight, 2003

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Overall and Air Mode ($ millions) Total Exports Imports
Total U.S. trade by all modes (land, sea, air) 1,983,139 723,743 1,259,396
Total U.S. trade by air 523,343 235,602 287,741
Value of International Air Freight by Chicago, IL      
Total air trade through Chicago, IL ($ millions) 54,335 20,597 33,737
Percent of total U.S. air freight value 10.4 8.7 11.7
Weight of International Air Freight      
Total international air freight through U.S. gateways (short tons) 8,391,870 3,370,539 5,021,331
Total U.S. air freight via Chicago, IL (short tons) 512,356 235,461 276,895
Percent of total U.S. air freight weight 6.1 7.0 5.5

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), based on data from multiple sources, September 2004. Merchandise Trade - U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports and Imports of Merchandise, CD-ROM. Air Freight Tonnage - U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Form 41 Traffic - Segment Data, various years, as of Sept. 16, 2004.