Table 4b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: 2007 and 2002

Table 4b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: 2007 and 2002

Estimates are based on data from the 2007 and 2002 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive.

All modes

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Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 873,409 595,518 46.7 479,578 487,473 -1.6 2.5 4.9 8.1 4.2 11.8 12.4
Canada 197,503 141,677 39.4 101,198 106,127 -4.6 7.2 4.5 11.8 9.2 9.5 12.6
Mexico 81,719 71,044 15.0 68,327 55,379 23.4 5.9 18 21.8 19 16 30.7
All other foreign countries 594,186 382,797 55.2 310,053 325,967 -4.9 3 4.9 8.9 6.5 15 15.6

Single modes

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 777,854 508,639 52.9 461,065 452,934 1.8 2.9 4.1 7.7 4.6 12.4 13.5
Canada 167,158 119,144 40.3 93,080 94,028 -1.0 7.9 4.7 12.9 9.9 9 13.2
Mexico 66,667 50,426 32.2 61,894 52,233 18.5 6.6 7.1 12.8 21.8 16.5 32.4
All other foreign countries 544,029 339,069 60.4 306,092 306,673 -0.2 3.4 5.3 10.1 6.8 15.6 17

Truck 2

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 155,630 148,459 4.8 57,565 54,923 4.8 2.4 6.4 7.2 4.5 6.5 8.3
Canada 114,194 95,518 19.6 42,550 38,143 11.6 2.8 5.9 12.1 7.2 5.7 10.3
Mexico 41,435 35,598 16.4 15,015 14,738 1.9 6.4 9.8 49.6 9.3 13 16.3

Rail

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 34,610 17,536 97.4 50,617 49,916 1.4 11.3 8.9 28.5 10.1 16.2 19.3
Canada 23,310 11,400 104.5 29,847 30,194 -1.1 14.7 13.7 41.1 10.8 18.8 21.4
Mexico 11,283 4,756 137.2 20,760 13,861 49.8 14.1 12 44 19.4 26.1 48.7
All other foreign countries S 1,381 S 10 5,862 -99.8 S 21.8 S 42.8 43.7 0.1

Water

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 306,191 162,273 88.7 348,035 344,416 1.1 3.9 6.2 13.9 6 15.9 17.2
Canada 5,683 2,024 180.8 20,575 25,297 -18.7 46.8 12.6 136.1 34.8 18.4 32
Mexico 8,527 6,263 36.1 24,891 23,592 5.5 36.4 27.4 62 48.3 28.8 59.3
All other foreign countries 291,981 153,986 89.6 302,569 295,528 2.4 4.7 5.8 14.1 6.9 16.4 18.2

Air (incl truck and air)

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 279,987 180,265 55.3 3,671 3,441 6.7 4.5 7.5 13.5 6.2 11.2 13.7
Canada 23,969 10,166 135.8 108 159 -32.1 45.3 13.2 111.2 15.8 25.3 20.2
Mexico 3,987 3,810 4.6 51 42 21.4 14.4 23.4 28.7 15.1 28.5 39.2
All other foreign countries 252,031 166,289 51.6 3,513 3,240 8.4 3.1 7.5 12.3 6.6 11.5 14.4

Pipeline 3

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total S S S S S S S S S S S S
Canada S S S S S S S S S S S S
Mexico S S S S S S S S S S S S

Multiple modes

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 57,293 71,541 -19.9 511 24,242 -97.9 4.6 18.2 15 6 14.7 0.3
Canada 14,801 18,662 -20.7 238 8,855 -97.3 8.2 10.9 10.8 7.1 31.3 0.9
Mexico 1,875 S X 32 2,337 -98.6 23.6 S S 36.7 20.4 0.6
All other foreign countries 40,617 34,167 18.9 241 13,050 -98.2 6.8 6.1 10.9 9.6 24.7 0.5

Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 57,293 24,360 135.2 511 585 -12.6 4.6 11 28.1 6 31.4 27.9
Canada 14,801 7,966 85.8 238 170 40.0 8.2 22.4 44.3 7.1 17.2 26.1
Mexico 1,875 1,076 74.3 32 S X 23.6 22.1 56.4 36.7 S S
All other foreign countries 40,617 15,318 165.2 241 390 -38.2 6.8 10.3 32.7 9.6 46.9 29.6

Other and unknown modes

Country of destination Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent Change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent Change 2007 CV 1 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
Total 38,262 15,338 149.5 18,002 10,296 74.8 5.9 13.8 37.5 10.2 28.6 53.1
Canada 15,544 3,871 301.5 7,880 3,244 142.9 5.8 21.7 90.3 16.3 36.4 96.8
Mexico 13,178 1,907 591.0 6,401 809 691.2 14.9 22.6 187.1 20.5 9.2 177.8
All other foreign countries 9,541 9,560 -0.2 3,720 6,243 -40.4 10.8 16.1 19.3 30.7 36.5 28.4

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality. - = Zero or Less than half the unit shown; thus, it has been rounded to zero. X = Not applicable or comparison data unavailable.

1 Coefficient of Variation.
2 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.
3 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Estimated measures of sampling variability for each estimate known as coefficients of varation (CV) are also provided in these tables. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/cfs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.