TABLE 6. Weight of U.S. Merchandise Imports Entering by Surface Modes: 2000-2003

TABLE 6. Weight of U.S. Merchandise Imports Entering by Surface Modes: 2000-2003

(Short tons, thousands)

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Mode U.S.-NAFTA imports (from Canada and Mexico) U.S. imports from Canada U.S. imports from Mexico Percent change, 2000-2003
2000 2001 2002 2003 2000 2001 2002 2003 2000 2001 2002 2003 U.S.-NAFTA U.S.-Canada U.S.-Mexico
Truck 95,250 91,639 96,344 94,954 72,445 69,120 72,960 71,043 22,805 22,520 23,384 23,912 -0.3 -1.9 4.9
Rail 73,409 75,033 78,036 80,867 66,094 66,632 69,421 72,650 7,315 8,401 8,615 8,216 10.2 9.9 12.3
Pipeline 76,129 75,399 74,826 78,009 76,001 75,381 74,820 78,009 129 18 5 0.1 2.5 2.6 -99.9
Other1 247 443 562 592 95 263 103 225 152 180 458 367 139.7 137.5 141.0
Total 245,035 242,514 249,768 254,421 214,635 211,395 217,305 221,927 30,400 31,119 32,463 32,495 3.8 3.4 6.9
Relative percent share of weight
Truck 38.9 37.8 38.6 37.3 33.8 32.7 33.6 32.0 75.0 72.4 72.0 73.6      
Rail 30.0 30.9 31.2 31.8 30.8 31.5 31.9 32.7 24.1 27.0 26.5 25.3      
Pipeline 31.1 31.1 30.0 30.7 35.4 35.7 34.4 35.2 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0      
Other1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.6 1.4 1.1      
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0      

KEY: NAFTA = North American Free Trade Agreement

1Includes "flyaway aircraft" (i.e., aircraft moving from manufacturer to customer and not carrying any freight), vessels moving under their own power, pedestrians carrying freight, and miscellaneous.

NOTES: Other includes "flyaway aircraft" (i.e., aircraft moving from manufacturer to customer and not carrying any freight), vessels moving under their own power, pedestrians carrying freight, and miscellaneous. Weight data for U.S. exports are unavailable because U.S. exporters using land modes are not required to file this information. Totals may not add to 100 due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data as of October 2004.