Table 3. Value of U.S. Merchandise Trade with NAFTA Partners by Mode: 1997-2000

Table 3. Value of U.S. Merchandise Trade with NAFTA Partners by Mode: 1997-2000

(Millions of dollars)

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Mode 1997 1998 1999 2000 Percentage change, 1997 - 2000
Truck 323,298 349,979 385,413 428,700 32.6
Rail  69,844  67,872  78,414  94,198 34.9
Air  27,744  30,127  34,380  44,950 62.0
Water  21,661  20,852  23,357  32,607 50.5
Pipeline  14,132  11,289  12,315  23,592 66.9
Other1  18,704  22,596  25,107  29,224 56.2
Total trade 475,382 502,715 558,987 653,270 37.4
Subtotal, land 425,977 451,736 501,239 575,713 35.2
Land, % of total    89.6    89.9    89.7    88.1  

1 Other includes "flyaway aircraft" (i.e., aircraft moving under its own power from the manufacturer to a customer and not carrying freight), vessels moving under their own power, pedestrians carrying freight, and miscellaneous.

NOTES: Shipments that neither originate nor terminate in the United States (i.e., in-transit or in-bond shipments) are not included here, although they use the U.S. transportation system. These shipments are usually part of Mexico-Canada trade, and simply pass through the United States. Merchandise trade data exclude export shipments valued at less than $2,500 and import shipments valued at less than $1,250. Individual modal totals may not sum to exact export or import totals due to rounding.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, special tabulation, April 2001; based on: total trade, air and waterU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade (Washington, DC: Various years); all land modesU.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data.