|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 New Orleans, LA|
|Total air trade through New Orleans, LA ($ millions)||49,765||25,348||24,417|
|Percent of total U.S. air freight value||6.2||6.5||5.9|
|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 New Orleans, LA (short tons)||383,807||183,459||200,348|
|Percent of total U.S. air freight weight||4.1||4.3||3.9|
NOTE: Data for New Orleans Customs Port's international air cargo include FedEx air cargo activity in Memphis, TN.
SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Research 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.