Table 6-1a Canadian Merchandise Trade With Mexico and the United States by Mode of Transportation

Table 6-1a
Canadian Merchandise Trade With Mexico and the United States by Mode of Transportation

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  1990 1995 1996
Total trade with Mexico 2,059 4,735 5,347
Air 146 374 375
Water transport 214 339 431
Road 1,133 2,621 3,091
Rail 544 1,326 1,328
Pipeline and othera 22 75 121
Exports to Mexico 562 835 922
Air 87 143 122
Water transport 88 290 377
Road 244 295 301
Rail 142 108 122
Pipeline and othera NS NS NS
Imports from Mexico 1,497 3,899 4,426
Air 58 231 253
Water transport 126 49 54
Road 889 2,326 2,791
Rail 402 1,218 1,207
Pipeline and othera 22 75 121
Total trade with the United States 170,897 261,168 278,871
Air 10,066 16,600 17,912
Water transport 6,852 6,538 6,905
Road 117,453 174,982 188,531
Rail 25,818 48,436 47,184
Pipeline and othera 10,709 14,612 18,339
Exports to the United States 95,611 151,388 163,682
Air 3,466 7,142 7,315
Water transport 5,096 4,936 5,134
Road 60,585 87,075 96,534
Rail 18,473 37,968 37,050
Pipeline and othera 7,991 14,267 17,648
Imports from the United States 75,286 109,780 115,188
Air 6,600 9,458 10,597
Water transport 1,756 1,601 1,771
Road 56,868 87,907 91,997
Rail 7,345 10,469 10,134
Pipeline and othera 2,718 345 691

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

KEY: NS = Not significant.

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