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 El Paso, TX
Total land trade through port 48,174 20,156 28,018
Percent of total U.S. land freight value 5.8 5.5 6.0
Value of International Land Freight by Mode via El Paso, TX
Truck 42,199 17,396 24,803
Rail 5,260 2,292 2,969
Pipeline 447 447 0
Other and unknown 268 22 246
Value of Land Freight O&D, All Modes, via El Paso, TX
To and from Texas 30,318 16,394 13,924
To and from other U.S. states 17,857 3,762 14,095
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 37.1 18.7 50.3
Value of Truck Freight O&D via El Paso, TX
To and from Texas 28,771 15,520 13,251
To and from other U.S. states 13,428 1,876 11,552
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 31.8 10.8 46.6

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.