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

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

(Thousands of metric tons)

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  1990 1995 1996
Total trade with Canada N N N
Air 222 252 269
Water transport 65,447 68,509 72,013
Road N N N
Rail N N N
Pipeline N N N
Exports to Canada N N N
Air 171 215 225
Water transport 25,194 25,721 24,906
Road N N N
Rail N N N
Pipeline N N N
Imports from Canada N N N
Air 51 38 44
Water transport 40,253 42,788 47,108
Road N 53,564 57,805
Rail N 46,270 48,815
Pipeline N 61,385 62,889
Total trade with Mexico N N N
Air 44 64 83
Water transport 52,140 72,351 75,940
Road N N N
Rail N N N
Pipeline N N N
Exports to Mexico N N N
Air 26 28 37
Water transport 9,026 8,632 13,097
Road N N N
Rail N N N
Pipeline N N N
Imports from Mexico N N N
Air 18 36 46
Water transport 43,114 63,719 62,843
Road N N 14,482
Rail N N 4,814
Pipeline N N 113

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 of transportation 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 of transportation (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 export shipments 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).