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

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

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($ millions)

  Total Exports Imports
Overall and Water 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 Detroit, MI
Total land trade through port 120,168 66,454 53,714
Percent of total U.S. land freight value 14.5 18.2 11.6
Value of International Land Freight by Mode via Detroit, MI
Truck 101,188 57,451 43,737
Rail 17,957 8,129 9,827
Pipeline 413 265 148
Other and unknown 610 609 0.8
Value of Land Freight O&D, All Modes, via Detroit, MI
To and from Michigan 31,821 13,583 18,238
To and from other U.S. states 88,347 52,871 35,476
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 73.5 79.6 66.0
Value of Truck Freight O&D via Detroit, MI
To and from Michigan 26,343 10,942 15,401
To and from other U.S. states 74,845 46,508 28,337
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 74.0 81.0 64.8

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.