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

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

($ millions)

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Overall and Land Modes 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 land 562,776 240,486 322,291
Value of International Land Freight via Laredo, TX      
Total land trade through port 78,763 32,394 46,369
Percent of total U.S. land freight value 14.0 13.5 14.4
Value of International Land Freight by Mode via Laredo, TX      
Truck 54,620 24,161 30,459
Rail 23,940 8,143 15,798
Pipeline 0.2 0.0 0.2
Other and unknown 203 90 113
Value of Land Freight O&D, All Modes via Laredo, TX      
To and from Texas 17,705 10,237 7,468
To and from other U.S. States 61,058 22,156 38,902
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 77.5 68.4 83.9
Value of Truck Freight O&D, via Laredo, TX      
To and from Texas 13,201 7,271 5,930
To and from other U.S. States 41,418 16,889 24,529
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 75.8 69.9 80.5

KEY: O&D = origin and destination.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from multiple sources, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports and Imports of Merchandise, CD-ROM, 2003; and U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2003.