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

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

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Total Exports Imports
Overall and Land Modes
Total U.S. trade by all modes (land, sea, air) 3,400,661 1,300,532 2,100,129
Total U.S. trade by land 829,875 365,269 464,606
Value of International Land Freight via Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
Total land trade through port 80,838 40,330 40,508
Percent of total U.S. land freight value 9.7 11.0 8.7
Value of International Land Freight by Mode via Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
Truck 58,958 33,644 25,314
Rail 11,086 3,632 7,455
Pipeline 8,778 2,375 6,404
Other and unknown 2,016 680 1,336
Value of Land Freight O&D, All Modes, via Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
To and from New York 12,805 4,527 8,278
To and from other U.S. states 68,033 35,803 32,230
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 84.2 88.8 79.6
Value of Truck Freight O&D via Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
To and from New York 10,865 4,493 6,372
To and from other U.S. states 48,093 29,151 18,942
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 81.6 86.6 74.8

KEY: O&D = Origin and destination

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, available at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www as of May 12, 2009; and U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2008.