TABLE 4. Value of U.S. Merchandise Trade with NAFTA Partners Compared with U.S. Trade with Overseas Countries: 1990-2008

TABLE 4. Value of U.S. Merchandise Trade with NAFTA Partners Compared with U.S. Trade with Overseas Countries: 1990-2008

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(Current $, billions)

Year Overall NAFTA vs. overseas Relative percentage shares
Total U.S.
international
merchandise trade
U.S. trade with
NAFTA partners
U.S. trade with overseas partners Ratio of
U.S.-NAFTA trade to total U.S. trade
Ratio of U.S. overseas trade to total U.S. trade
1990 889 233 656 26.2 73.8
1991 910 241 670 26.4 73.6
1992 981 264 716 27.0 73.0
1993 1,046 293 753 28.0 72.0
1994 1,176 343 833 29.2 70.8
1995 1,328 380 948 28.6 71.4
1996 1,420 421 999 29.7 70.3
1997 1,559 475 1,084 30.5 69.5
1998 1,594 503 1,091 31.5 68.5
1999 1,720 559 1,161 32.5 67.5
2000 2,000 653 1,347 32.7 67.3
2001 1,870 614 1,256 32.8 67.2
2002 1,854 604 1,251 32.6 67.4
2003 1,982 629 1,353 31.7 68.3
2004 2,288 713 1,576 31.1 68.9
2005 2,579 789 1,790 30.6 69.4
2006 2,891 866 2,024 30.0 70.0
2007 3,119 909 2,210 29.1 70.9
2008 3,401 964 2,436 28.4 71.6
Percent change,
1990-2008
282.6 314.1 271.4    
Average annual growth rate,
1990-2008
7.7 8.2 7.6    

KEY: NAFTA = North American Free Trade Agreement

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