Table 6-2c U.S. Merchandise Trade With Canada and Mexicoby Mode of Transportation

Table 6-2c
U.S. Merchandise Trade With Canada and Mexicoby Mode of Transportation

(Thousands of U.S. short tons)

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  1990 1995 1996
Total trade with Canada N N N
Air 245 278 297
Water transport 72,143 75,518 79,381
Road N N N
Rail N N N
Pipeline N N N
Exports to Canada N N N
Air 188 237 248
Water transport 27,772 28,353 27,454
Road N N N
Rail N N N
Pipeline N N N
Imports from Canada N N N
Air 56 42 49
Water transport 44,371 47,166 51,928
Road N 59,044 63,719
Rail N 51,004 53,809
Pipeline N 67,665 69,323
Total trade with Mexico N N N
Air 49 71 91
Water transport 57,475 79,753 83,710
Road N N N
Rail N N N
Pipeline N N N
Exports to Mexico N N N
Air 29 31 41
Water transport 9,449 9,515 14,437
Road N N N
Rail N N N
Pipeline N N N
Imports from Mexico N N N
Air 20 40 51
Water transport 47,525 70,238 70,375
Road N N 15,964
Rail N N 5,307
Pipeline N N 125

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent.

NOTES

Imports from Canada: The U.S. Customs Service began to require shipping weight for U.S. imports from Canada by all modes oftransportation in 1990. However, it did not become possible to disaggregate the land modes (road, rail and pipeline) until 1994.

Imports from Mexico: The U.S. Customs Service began to require shipping weight for U.S. imports from Mexico by land modes oftransportation (road, rail and pipeline) in April 1995.

Road, rail and pipeline exports: For 1990, 1995 and 1996, the U.S. Census Bureau did not require shippers to report weight for exportshipments to Canada or Mexico for these modes of transportation.

SOURCES

Total trade: U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau. Statistical Abstract of the United States. (Washington, DC: 1990,1995 and 1996).

Air and water: U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign Trade Division. FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade.(Washington, DC: December 1990, 1995 and 1996).

Road, rail and pipeline: U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transborder Surface Freight Data.(Washington, DC: 1998).