Appendix 11

Appendix 11

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 57,044 14,391 42,653 49.0
2 44 Wood and articles of wood 8,140 238 7,902 7.0
3 39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,116 3,433 3,682 6.1
4 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 5,208 2,224 2,985 4.5
5 48 Paper and paperboard 4,838 761 4,077 4.2
6 29 Organic chemicals 3,664 1,885 1,779 3.1
7 72 Iron and steel 3,389 1,774 1,615 2.9
8 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,159 490 2,668 2.7
9 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 3,015 919 2,096 2.6
10 47 Pulp of wood or other fibrous cellulosic material 2,542 671 1,871 2.2
    Total, top 10 commodities 98,113 26,786 71,327 84.2
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 84.2 76.4 87.6  
    Total, all commodities 116,458 35,070 81,388 100.0

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 36,825 8,817 28,008 46.1
2 44 Wood and articles of wood 8,073 175 7,899 10.1
3 39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,322 2,143 3,178 6.7
4 48 Paper and paperboard 4,452 423 4,029 5.6
5 29 Organic chemicals 3,232 1,474 1,758 4.0
6 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,757 94 2,663 3.4
7 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 2,619 528 2,091 3.3
8 72 Iron and steel 2,300 1,188 1,112 2.9
9 47 Pulp of wood or other fibrous cellulosic material 2,055 184 1,871 2.6
10 31 Fertilizers 1,718 157 1,560 2.1
    Total, top 10 commodities 69,352 15,182 54,169 86.8
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 86.8 78.6 89.4  
    Total, all commodities 79,928 19,322 60,606 100.0
             

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 20,219 5,574 14,645 55.3
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 3,972 1,794 2,178 10.9
3 39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,794 1,290 504 4.9
4 22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,151 23 1,128 3.2
5 72 Iron and steel 1,089 586 503 3.0
6 10 Cereals 914 912 2 2.5
7 12 Seed, fruit, plants, straw and other 705 705 0.2 1.9
8 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 592 206 385 1.6
9 47 Pulp of wood or other fibrous cellulosic material 487 487 0.0 1.3
10 73 Articles or iron and steel 466 139 327 1.3
    Total, top 10 commodities 31,390 11,719 19,672 85.9
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 85.9 74.4 94.7  
    Total, all commodities 36,530 15,748 20,782 100.0

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.