TABLE 1. Value and Weight of U.S. International Merchandise Freight: 2008

TABLE 1. Value and Weight of U.S. International Merchandise Freight: 2008

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  Total Exports Imports
Overall and Air Mode
Total U.S. trade by all modes (land, sea, air) ($ millions) 3,189,710 1,198,063 1,991,617
Total U.S. trade by air ($ millions) 805,574 388,347 417,227
Value of International Air Freight via JFK, NY
Total air trade through JFK, NY ($ millions) 167,966 85,516 82,450
Percent of total U.S. air freight value 20.9 22.0 19.8
Weight of International Air Freight
Total international air freight through U.S. gateways (short tons) 9,427,627 4,256,630 5,170,997
Total U.S. air freight via JFK, NY (short tons) 908,183 435,999 472,184
Percent of total U.S. air freight weight 9.6 10.2 9.1

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Resarch and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), based on data from multiple sources, July 20, 2009. Merchandise trade-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports and Imports of Merchandise, special tabulation, May 12, 2009. Air freight tonnage-USDOT, RITA, BTS, Form 41 Traffic-Segment Data, various years, as of July 20, 2009.