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

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

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

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  1996
Overall exports  
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 13,536
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 7,416
Vehicles other than railway (87) 5,501
Plastics (39) 3,551
Special classification provisions (98) 2,221
Overall imports  
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 18,702
Vehicles other than railway (87) 14,046
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 7,855
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 6,798
Measuring and testing instruments (90) 2,343
Air exports  
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 848
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 744
Measuring and testing instruments (90) 246
Pharmaceutical products (30) 56
Aircraft, spacecraft and parts (88) 52
Air imports  
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 621
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 401
Special classification provisions (98) 239
Pearls, stones, metals and imitation jewelry (71) 127
Measuring and testing instruments (90) 116
Road exports  
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts (85) 12,644
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 6,260
Vehicles other than railway (87) 3,879
Plastics (39) 3,416
Articles of iron and steel (73) 1,568
Road imports  
Electrical machinery, equipment and parts(85) 17,796
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 6,288
Vehicles other than railway (87) 2,794
Not knitted or crocheted apparel (62) 2,175
Special classification provisions (98) 1,969
Rail exports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 1,671
Cereals (10) 503
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (12) 396
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 216
Pulp of wood and paperboard (47) 211
Rail imports  
Vehicles other than railway (87) 10,408
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 652
Beverages, spirits and vinegar (22) 247
Inorganic chemicals (28) 132
Copper and articles (74) 121
Water exports  
Cereals (10) 1,023
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 728
Organic chemicals (29) 436
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (12) 278
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts (84) 102
Water imports  
Mineral fuels, oils and waxes (27) 6,692
Vehicles other than railway (87) 806
Iron and steel (72) 405
Organic chemicals (29) 194
Salt, sulfur, plaster and cement (25) 108

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).