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

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

(Millions of metric tons)

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Mode of transportation Total
Air  
N N
Pipeline  
Natural gas 120.1
Crude oil 118.9
Petroleum products 64.5
Rail  
Bituminous coal 39.8
Iron ore and concentrates 37.4
Wheat 20.3
Muriate of potassium (potash) 12.3
Pulpwood and chips 11.7
Road  
Forest products 40.3
Live animals and food products 24.0
Petroleum products 23.1
Construction materials 18.4
Steel 14.4
Water transport  
Iron ore 7.0
Pulpwood and chips 6.7
Wheat 4.8
Stone and limestone 4.7
Fuel oil 4.3
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.)