Table 6-2a Canadian Merchandise Trade With Mexico and the United States by Mode of Transportation

Table 6-2a
Canadian Merchandise Trade With Mexico and the United States by Mode of Transportation

(Thousands of U.S. short tons)

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  1990e 1995e 1996e
Total trade with Mexico 2,264 5,074 5,147
Air 31 81 50
Water transport 1,437 2,765 2,863
Road 459 1,046 856
Rail 320 487 413
Pipeline and othera 17 715 964
Exports to Mexico 762 2,459 2,408
Air 7 26 5
Water transport 506 2,086 2,146
Road 86 159 87
Rail 164 188 170
Pipeline and othera NS NS NS
Imports from Mexico 1,501 2,635 2,739
Air 24 55 45
Water transport 933 680 717
Road 373 887 769
Rail 155 299 243
Pipeline and othera 17 715 964
Total trade with the United States 270,960 390,600 405,635
Air 2,995 2,710 2,622
Water transport 74,839 79,912 85,286
Road 73,979 105,215 108,166
Rail 45,137 66,499 67,497
Pipeline and othera 74,011 136,264 142,065
Exports to the United States 193,589 295,955 305,922
Air 198 460 226
Water transport 44,144 49,890 53,368
Road 42,374 57,253 59,861
Rail 35,584 53,267 54,603
Pipeline and othera 71,288 135,084 137,861
Imports from the United States 77,372 94,645 99,717
Air 2,797 2,250 2,396
Water transport 30,695 30,022 31,919
Road 31,604 47,962 48,304
Rail 9,554 13,232 12,894
Pipeline and othera 2,722 1,179 4,204

aMostly pipeline moves; also includes mail, parcel post and other miscellaneous modes of transportation.

KEY: e = Data are estimated. NS = Not signficant.

SOURCE: Statistics Canada. International Trade Division. Special tabulations. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).