TABLE 7. Truck, Train, and Rail Container Crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico: 2000-2003

TABLE 7. Truck, Train, and Rail Container Crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico: 2000-2003

(Crossings, thousands)

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Mode Crossings from Canada and Mexico Crossings from Canada Crossings 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 11,574 11,082 11,343 10,966 7,048 6,777 6,916 6,728 4,526 4,305 4,427 4,238 -5.2 -4.5 -6.4
Truck containers 10,433 10,880 11,254 10,952 6,232 6,591 6,820 6,606 4,201 4,288 4,434 4,345 5.0 6.0 3.4
Full 7,685 7,943 8,341 8,325 5,335 5,571 5,818 5,673 2,350 2,372 2,523 2,652 8.3 6.3 12.8
Empty 2,748 2,937 2,914 2,626 897 1,021 1,002 933 1,851 1,916 1,911 1,693 -4.4 4.0 -8.5
Rail 41 41 40 42 33 34 33 34 7 7 8 8 2.7 1.3 9.4
Rail containers 2,167 2,362 2,433 2,476 1,595 1,779 1,830 1,868 572 583 602 607 14.3 17.1 6.2
Full 1,482 1,598 1,656 1,669 1,215 1,331 1,386 1,402 266 267 270 266 12.6 15.4 0.1
Empty 685 764 777 807 379 448 444 466 306 316 333 341 17.8 22.8 11.6

NOTE: Data do not represent individual unique vehicles. Border crossing data for outgoing vehicle and equipment crossings are not collected for all border crossing ports.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Border Crossing Data 2000-2003, based on data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Operations Management Database, 2004.