Table 5-3b Top Mexican Domestic Freight Commodities by Mode: 1996

Table 5-3b
Top Mexican Domestic Freight Commodities by Mode: 1996

(Millions of U.S. short tons)

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Mode of transportation Total
Air  
N N
Pipeline  
Crude oil U
Natural gas U
Petroleum products U
Rail  
Cement 10.3
Corn 6.5
Iron ore 4.3
Coal 3.1
Fuel oil 2.6
Road  
Miscellaneous manufactured articles 56.4
Salt, sulfur, plaster and cement 39.7
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 31.9
Edible fruits and vegetables 21.9
Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20.5
Water transport  
Crude oil and petroleum products 21.4
Limestone 8.0
Salt 6.9
Iron ore pellets 1.5
Cement 0.1
Intermodal  
N N

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent. U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES

Road and water transport: Data are for 1993.

Road and rail: Data include foreign trade merchandise.

SOURCES

Rail: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Based on data from the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México. Series Estadísticas,1996. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1997).

Road: Instituto Mexicano del Transporte based on the vehicle's weight and dimensions study. (Sanfandila, Qro.: 1997).

Water transport: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante. (Mexico City,D.F.: 1997).