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 Water Modes ($ millions) Total Exports Imports
Total U.S. trade by all modes (land, water, air) 1,983,139 723,743 1,259,396
Total U.S. trade by water 807,112 202,481 604,631
Value of International Waterborne Freight via Seattle ($ millions)      
Total waterborne freight through port 23,078 5,688 17,390
Percent of total U.S. waterborne freight 2.9 2.8 2.9
Weight of Waterborne Freight (short tons, millions)      
Total U.S. trade by water 1,211 363 848
Total waterborne freight through port 13 7 7
Percent of total U.S. waterborne freight 1.1 1.9 0.8
Containerized Freight (TEUs, thousands)      
Total U.S. containerized freight 21,117 7,102 14,015
Total containerized freight through port 805 315 490
Percent of total U.S. containerized freight 3.8 4.4 3.5

KEY: TEU = Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from multiple sources: Overall and Water Modes: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports and Imports of Merchandise, CD-ROM; Value of Intl. Waterborne Freight-MARAD, special tabulation, August 2004; Weight of Waterborne Freight: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Foreign Cargo Data, November 2004; Containerized Freight: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, special tabulation, November 2004.