Table 5-3a Top Canadian Domestic Freight Commodities by Mode: 1996

Table 5-3a
Top Canadian Domestic Freight Commodities by Mode: 1996

(Millions of U.S. short tons)

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Mode of transportation Total
Air  
N N
Pipeline  
Natural gas 132.4
Crude oil 131.1
Petroleum products 71.1
Rail  
Bituminous coal 43.9
Iron ore and concentrates 41.2
Wheat 22.4
Muriate of potassium (potash) 13.5
Pulpwood and chips 12.9
Road  
Forest products 44.4
Live animals and food products 26.5
Petroleum products 25.5
Construction materials 20.3
Steel 15.8
Water transport  
Iron ore 7.8
Pulpwood and chips 7.4
Wheat 5.3
Stone and limestone 5.1
Fuel oil 4.8
Intermodal  
N N

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent.

SOURCES

Pipeline: Statistics Canada. Oil Pipeline Transport, Catalogue No. 55-201-XPB, 1996. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1997). Statistics Canada. Gas

Utilities, Transport and Distribution Systems, Catalogue No. 57-205-XPB, 1996. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1997).

Rail: Statistics Canada. Rail in Canada, Catalogue No. 52-216-XPB, 1996. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Road: Statistics Canada. Transportation Division. Special for-hire trucking tabulations for Transport Canada. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Water transport: Transport Canada. Economic Analysis Directorate. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998). (Tabulations derived from Statistics Canada's Marine Database.)