Figure 1 - Land, Water, and Air Gateways' Share of U.S. Merchandise Trade by Value: 1990 and 2003

Figure 1 - Land, Water, and Air Gateways' Share of U.S. Merchandise Trade by Value: 1990 and 2003

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  1990 2003
U.S. total land trade1 22.9 28.4
U.S. total water trade 48.9 40.9
U.S. total air trade 22.7 26.4
Other and unknown2 5.6 4.3

1 Includes truck, rail, pipeline, and miscellaneous surface modes.

2 Includes purchased vehicles such as aircraft or boats moving from manufacturer to customer where the vehicle itself is the shipment, pedestrians carrying freight, and miscellaneous.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on total trade, from U.S. International Trade Commission, USITC Interactive Tariff and Trade Dataweb, available at http://dataweb.usitc.gov/ as of Sept. 15, 2004.