|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 New Orleans, LA|
|Total air trade through New Orleans, LA ($ millions)||27,370||13,692||13,678|
|Percent of total U.S. air freight value||5.2||5.8||4.8|
|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 New Orleans, LA (short tons)||253,294||116,255||137,039|
|Percent of total U.S. air freight weight||3.0||3.4||2.7|
NOTE: Data for New Orleans, LA Customs Port's international air cargo include FedEx air cargo activity in Memphis, TN.
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.