Figure 1
Value of World Goods Exports by Country: 2008

Figure 1
Value of World Goods Exports by Country: 2008

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SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from various sources. United States-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. World-International Monetary Fund, Direction of Trade Statistics. Available at www.imfstatistics.org/dot as of Sept. 14, 2009.

  • The global freight transportation infrastructure handles large volumes of cargo. In 2008, more than $16 trillion of exported freight was transported worldwide. Maritime vessels, airplanes, trucks, and trains transported these goods from production centers to consumption markets.

  • In 2008, the top three global merchandise exporters-China, Germany, and the United States-accounted for 26 percent of the value of total worldwide freight exports.