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 metric tons)

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  1990e 1995e 1996e
Total trade with Mexico 2,054 4,621 4,669
Air 28 73 46
Water transport 1,304 2,509 2,597
Road 416 949 777
Rail 290 442 375
Pipeline and othera 16 649 875
Exports to Mexico 692 2,231 2,184
Air 7 24 5
Water transport 459 1,892 1,946
Road 78 144 79
Rail 149 170 154
Pipeline and othera NS NS NS
Imports from Mexico 1,362 2,390 2,485
Air 22 50 41
Water transport 846 616 651
Road 338 804 698
Rail 141 271 221
Pipeline and othera 16 649 875
Total trade with the United States 245,811 354,346 367,986
Air 2,717 2,458 2,379
Water transport 67,893 72,495 77,371
Road 67,113 95,450 98,126
Rail 40,948 60,327 61,232
Pipeline and othera 67,141 123,616 128,879
Exports to the United States 175,621 268,486 277,525
Air 180 417 205
Water transport 40,047 45,260 48,414
Road 38,441 51,939 54,305
Rail 32,281 48,323 49,535
Pipeline and othera 64,672 122,546 125,065
Imports from the United States 70,191 85,860 90,461
Air 2,537 2,041 2,173
Water transport 27,846 27,236 28,956
Road 28,671 43,510 43,821
Rail 8,667 12,004 11,697
Pipeline and othera 2,470 1,070 3,814

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

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

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