Appendix 10

Appendix 10

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 83,438 48,106 35,332 17.0
2 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 82,946 36,491 46,455 16.9
3 87 Motor vehicles and parts 80,873 37,435 43,438 16.5
4 39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,936 14,863 9,072 4.9
5 90 Measuring and testing instruments 14,783 7,297 7,486 3.0
6 94 Furniture, lamps and prefabricated buildings 14,614 3,783 10,831 3.0
7 98 **Special classification provisions 13,594 2,044 11,550 2.8
8 48 Paper and paperboard 12,587 5,814 6,773 2.6
9 73 Articles of iron or steel 11,803 5,870 5,932 2.4
10 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,530 3,845 4,686 1.7
    Total, top 10 commodities 347,102 165,548 181,554 70.8
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 70.8 70.6 70.9  
    Total, all commodities 490,526 234,563 255,963 100.0

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 65,723 32,061 33,662 22.3
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 49,241 31,944 17,298 16.7
3 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 23,979 15,638 8,341 8.1
4 39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,209 6,941 7,268 4.8
5 48 Paper and paperboard 9,824 3,764 6,060 3.3
6 98 **Special classification provisions 9,225 1,757 7,467 3.1
7 94 Furniture, lamps and prefabricated buildings 8,492 2,862 5,631 2.9
8 44 Wood and articles of wood 7,664 1,749 5,914 2.6
9 73 Articles of iron or steel 7,646 3,688 3,958 2.6
10 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,553 2,479 4,074 2.2
    Total, top 10 commodities 202,557 102,883 99,674 68.7
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 68.7 68.0 69.4  
    Total, all commodities 294,917 151,222 143,696 100.0

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 58,967 20,853 38,114 30.1
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 34,197 16,163 18,034 17.5
3 87 Motor vehicles and parts 15,150 5,374 9,775 7.7
4 39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,727 7,923 1,804 5.0
5 90 Measuring and testing instruments 9,115 3,040 6,075 4.7
6 94 Furniture, lamps and prefabricated buildings 6,121 921 5,200 3.1
7 98 **Special classification provisions 4,369 286 4,083 2.2
8 73 Articles of iron or steel 4,157 2,182 1,974 2.1
9 62 Not knitted or crocheted apparel 3,878 435 3,443 2.0
10 48 Paper and paperboard 2,762 2,050 713 1.4
    Total, top 10 commodities 148,443 59,226 89,216 75.9
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 75.9 71.1 79.5  
    Total, all commodities 195,609 83,341 112,268 100.0

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.