Appendix 9

Appendix 9

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Top 10 Commodities by Value for U.S. - NAFTA Trade by All Modes: 2005

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 142,529 53,993 88,536 18.2
2 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 105,082 13,516 91,566 13.4
3 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 99,880 58,764 41,116 12.7
4 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 95,926 45,251 50,675 12.2
5 39 Plastics and articles thereof 32,072 19,149 12,924 4.1
6 98 **Special classification provisions 24,129 9,688 14,442 3.1
7 90 Measuring and testing instruments 19,091 10,547 8,544 2.4
8 48 Paper and paperboard 18,208 7,011 11,197 2.3
9 44 Wood and articles of wood 17,254 2,727 14,527 2.2
10 94 Furniture, lamps and prefabricated buildings 15,586 4,529 11,057 2.0
    Total, top 10 commodities 569,758 225,173 344,584 72.6
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 72.6 67.9 76.0  
    Total, all commodities 784,673 331,469 453,203 100.0

Top 10 Commodities by Value for U.S. - Canada Trade by All Modes: 2005

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 104,393 42,671 61,722 21.1
2 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 73,915 8,144 65,771 14.9
3 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 58,393 38,688 19,705 11.8
4 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 32,561 21,724 10,837 6.6
5 39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,297 9,806 10,491 4.1
6 44 Wood and articles of wood 16,368 2,179 14,188 3.3
7 98 **Special classification provisions 15,560 5,695 9,865 3.1
8 48 Paper and paperboard 14,981 4,559 10,421 3.0
9 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,637 2,702 6,935 1.9
10 94 Furniture, lamps and prefabricated buildings 9,332 3,538 5,794 1.9
    Total, top 10 commodities 355,436 139,707 215,730 71.9
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 71.9 66.1 76.2  
    Total, all commodities 494,426 211,420 283,006 100.0

Top 10 Commodities by Value for U.S. - Mexico Trade by All Modes: 2005

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 63,366 23,528 39,838 21.8
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 41,487 20,076 21,411 14.3
3 87 Motor vehicles and parts 38,136 11,322 26,814 13.1
4 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 31,166 5,372 25,794 10.7
5 39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,775 9,342 2,433 4.1
6 90 Measuring and testing instruments 10,121 3,762 6,359 3.5
7 98 **Special classification provisions 8,570 3,993 4,577 3.0
8 94 Furniture, lamps and prefabricated buildings 6,254 991 5,263 2.2
9 73 Articles of iron or steel 4,794 2,427 2,367 1.7
10 62 Not knitted or crocheted apparel 4,315 473 3,842 1.5
    Total, top 10 commodities 219,983 81,286 138,697 75.8
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 75.8 67.7 81.5  
    Total, all commodities 290,247 120,049 170,198 100.0

NOTE: Commodity code is the Harmonized Schedule (HS) for internationally traded commodities.

* "Nuclear reactors" is a very small portion of trade under this commodity grouping (HS 84). The majority of trade for this commodity is computer-related machinery and parts.

** "Special classification provisions" is primarily made up of U.S. goods exported and returned without having been improved in value or condition for imports and an estimate of low value shipments for exports.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data as of April 2006.