Appendix 14

Appendix 14

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 42,593 6,220 36,374 72.8
2 29 Organic chemicals 3,837 2,928 909 6.6
3 87 Motor vehicles and parts 2,366 75 2,290 4.0
4 72 Iron and steel 1,389 127 1,262 2.4
5 26 Ores, slag and ash 970 568 402 1.7
6 10 Cereals 694 638 56 1.2
7 25 Salt, sulfur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement 564 77 488 1.0
8 61 Knitted or crocheted apparel 539 163 376 0.9
9 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 514 435 79 0.9
10 28 Inorganic chemicals, precious metals and radioactive elements 461 323 138 0.8
    Total, top 10 commodities 53,927 11,554 42,373 92.2
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 92.2 85.1 94.4  
    Total, all commodities 58,473 13,582 44,891 100.0

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 13,298 2,421 10,876 72.9
2 29 Organic chemicals 1,262 555 707 6.9
3 26 Ores, slag and ash 949 563 386 5.2
4 25 Salt, sulfur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement 449 72 377 2.5
5 44 Wood and articles of wood 391 17 374 2.1
6 28 Inorganic chemicals, precious metals and radioactive elements 377 281 97 2.1
7 48 Paper and paperboard 323 2 321 1.8
8 72 Iron and steel 217 10 207 1.2
9 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 185 9 176 1.0
10 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 120 79 41 0.7
    Total, top 10 commodities 17,571 4,009 13,562 96.3
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 96.3 94.4 96.9  
    Total, all commodities 18,246 4,249 13,997 100.0

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Rank Commodity code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 29,296 3,799 25,497 72.8
2 29 Organic chemicals 2,575 2,373 202 6.4
3 87 Motor vehicles and parts 2,360 73 2,287 5.9
4 72 Iron and steel 1,173 117 1,055 2.9
5 10 Cereals 613 613 0 1.5
6 61 Knitted or crocheted apparel 537 162 374 1.3
7 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 394 356 39 1.0
8 62 Not knitted or crocheted apparel 389 25 364 1.0
9 12 Seed, fruit, plants, straw and other 369 369 0 0.9
10 22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 207 8 199 0.5
    Total, top 10 commodities 37,913 7,895 30,018 94.2
    Top 10 share of all commodities (percent) 94.2 84.6 97.2  
    Total, all commodities 40,227 9,333 30,894 100.0

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.

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