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

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

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  Total Exports Imports
Overall and Water Modes
Total U.S. trade by all modes (land, water, air) ($ millions) 3,189,710 1,198,063 1,991,617
Total U.S. trade by water ($ millions) 1,623,863 471,536 1,152,327
Value of International Waterborne Freight via Seattle
Total waterborne freight through port ($ millions) 39,989 9,940 30,049
Percent of total U.S. waterborne freight 2.5 2.1 2.6
Weight of Waterborne Freight
Total U.S. trade by water (short tons, millions) 1,519 536 983
Total waterborne freight through port (short tons, millions) 22 13 8
Percent of total U.S. waterborne freight 1.4 2.5 0.8
Containerized Freight
Total U.S. containerized freight (TEUs, thousands) 28,309 11,277 17,032
Total containerized freight through port (TEUs, thousands) 1,080 423 656
Percent of total U.S. containerized freight 3.8 3.8 3.9

KEY: TEU = Twenty-foot equivalent unit

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from multiple sources, October 2009. Overall and water modes, value and weight of maritime cargo-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports and Imports of Merchandise, available at www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www as of May 12, 2009. Containerized freight-U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, www.marad.dot.gov/library_landing_page/data_and_statistics/Data_and_Statistics.htm as of August 5, 2009.