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

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

(Millions of metric tons)

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Mode of transportation Total
Air  
N N
Pipeline  
Crude oil U
Natural gas U
Petroleum products U
Rail  
Cement 9.3
Corn 5.9
Iron ore 3.9
Coal 2.8
Fuel oil 2.4
Road  
Miscellaneous manufactured articles 51.2
Salt, sulfur, plaster and cement 36.0
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 28.9
Edible fruits and vegetables 19.9
Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18.6
Water transport  
Crude oil and petroleum products 19.4
Limestone 7.3
Salt 6.3
Iron ore pellets 1.4
Cement 0.1
Intermodal  
N N

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

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).