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 Laredo, TX
Total land trade through port 115,759 53,929 61,830
Percent of total U.S. land freight value 13.9 14.8 13.3
Value of International Land Freight by Mode via Laredo, TX
Truck 89,547 40,636 48,911
Rail 25,695 12,778 12,917
Pipeline 232 232 0
Other and unknown 285 283 2
Value of Land Freight O&D, All Modes, via Laredo, TX
To and from Texas 32,696 18,052 14,644
To and from other U.S. states 82,806 35,626 47,181
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 71.5 66.1 76.3
Value of Truck Freight O&D via Laredo, TX
To and from Texas 26,020 13,016 13,003
To and from other U.S. states 63,278 27,376 35,903
Other states' shipments as percent of freight value via port 70.7 67.4 73.4

KEY: O&D = Origin and destination

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, 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.