Table 6-8a Top U.S. Merchandise Trade Commodities by Mode With Canada: 1996

Table 6-8a
Top U.S. Merchandise Trade Commodities by Mode With Canada: 1996

(Current value in millions of U.S. dollars)

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  1996
Overall exports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 27,205
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 26,381
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 17,840
Plastics (39) 5,044
Special classification provisions (98) 4,726
Overall imports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 41,398
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 16,815
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 14,050
Wood and articles (44) 8,596
Paper and paperboard (48) 8,491
Air exports  
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 4,618
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 3,510
Measuring and testing instruments (90) 1,326
Aircraft, spacecraft and parts (88) 874
Pharmaceutical products (30) 423
Air imports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 1,863
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 1,301
Special classification provisions (98) 1,147
Pearls, stones, metals and imitation     jewelry (71) 782
Aircraft, spacecraft and parts (88) 514
Road exports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 22,043
Vehicles other than railway (87) 20,610
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 12,564
Plastics (39) 3,996
Special classification provisions (98) 3,594
Road imports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 23,115
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 12,957
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 7,936
Special classification provisions (98) 5,180
Paper and paperboard (48) 4,762
Rail exports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 6,610
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 1,587
Plastics (39) 1,127
Organic chemicals (29) 902
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 421
Rail imports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 18,894
Wood and articles (44) 3,829
Paper and paperboard (48) 3,099
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 1,760
Pulp of wood and paperboard (47) 1,711
Water exports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 941
Ores, slag and ash (26) 298
Inorganic chemicals (28) 251
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 90
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 73
Water imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 2,046
Paper and paperboard (48) 742
Organic chemicals (29) 461
Ores, slag and ash (26) 378
Salt, sulfur, plaster and cement (25) 276

NOTE: Commodity description based on the two-digit Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS).

SOURCES

Overall, air and water: U.S. Department of Transportation. Maritime Administration. Office of Statistical and Economic Analysis. Special tabulation based on U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Census Bureau. Foreign Trade Division. U.S. Imports and Exports of Merchandise, December 1996. (Washington, DC: 1998).

Road and rail: U.S Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Transborder Surface Freight Data. (Washington, DC: 1998).