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 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.