Table 4c. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: Percent of Total for 2007 and 2002

Table 4c. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: Percent of Total for 2007 and 2002

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

All modes

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Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 100 100 100 100 - - - -
Canada 100 100 100 100 - - - -
Mexico 100 100 100 100 - - - -
All other foreign countries 100 100 100 100 - - - -

Single modes

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 89.1 85.4 96.1 92.9 0.5 1.3 0.5 1
Canada 84.6 84.1 92 88.6 0.7 1.1 1.1 1.9
Mexico 81.6 71 90.6 94.3 2.2 7.5 3 1.2
All other foreign countries 91.6 88.6 98.7 94.1 0.6 0.8 0.5 1.1

Truck 1

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 17.8 24.9 12 11.3 0.6 1.9 0.7 1.6
Canada 57.8 67.4 42 35.9 2.9 2 3.6 3
Mexico 50.7 50.1 22 26.6 2.3 7 3.4 5.2

Rail

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 4 2.9 10.6 10.2 0.4 0.3 1.1 1.9
Canada 11.8 8 29.5 28.5 1.7 1.1 2.2 4.1
Mexico 13.8 6.7 30.4 25 2 0.9 5.2 4.8
All other foreign countries S 0.4 - 1.8 S - - 1.1

Water

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 35.1 27.2 72.6 70.7 0.8 1 1.6 3.2
Canada 2.9 1.4 20.3 23.8 1.1 0.2 4.1 3.5
Mexico 10.4 8.8 36.4 42.6 2.9 2.4 7.8 7.4
All other foreign countries 49.1 40.2 97.6 90.7 1.2 1.4 0.6 1.9

Air (incl truck and air)

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 32.1 30.3 0.8 0.7 0.7 1.3 0.1 0.2
Canada 12.1 7.2 0.1 0.1 3.6 1 - -
Mexico 4.9 5.4 0.1 - 1 1.3 - -
All other foreign countries 42.4 43.4 1.1 1 0.9 2.1 0.1 0.3

Pipeline 2

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total S S S S S S S S
Canada S S S S S S S S
Mexico S S S S S S S S

Multiple modes

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 6.6 12 0.1 5 0.4 1.5 - 0.9
Canada 7.5 13.2 0.2 8.3 0.5 1.1 - 1.9
Mexico 2.3 S - 4.2 0.5 S - 1
All other foreign countries 6.8 8.9 0.1 4 0.5 0.7 - 1.2

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

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 6.6 4.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.5 - -
Canada 7.5 5.6 0.2 0.2 0.5 1 - -
Mexico 2.3 1.5 - S 0.5 0.5 - S
All other foreign countries 6.8 4 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.6 - -

Other and unknown modes

Country of destination Value (percent) Tons (percent) Vallue Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
Total 4.4 2.6 3.8 2.1 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.4
Canada 7.9 2.7 7.8 3.1 0.6 0.6 1.1 1
Mexico 16.1 2.7 9.4 1.5 2.2 0.8 3 0.3
All other foreign countries 1.6 2.5 1.2 1.9 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.6

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.

1 "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.
2 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. 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.