Figure 2 - U.S. - North American Merchandise Trade and Real GDP: 1994-2005

Figure 2 - U.S. - North American Merchandise Trade and Real GDP: 1994-2005

(Percent change from previous year)

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  Real GDP U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico freight by all modes
1994 4.0 16.1
1995 2.5 8.1
1996 3.7 13.7
1997 4.5 16.9
1998 4.2 10.8
1999 4.4 11.9
2000 3.7 13.6
2001 0.8 -4.3
2002 1.9 -0.4
2003 3.0 1.7
2004 4.4 8.4
2005 3.5 5.9

NOTE: Real gross domestic product (GDP) and surface goods trade are in chained 2000 inflation-adjusted dollars.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, ITC Trade Data web, available at: http://dataweb.usitc.gov/, accessed April 2006, and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Products Accounts, available at http://www.bea.gov/bea/dn/nipaweb/index.asp, as of April 2006.