Table 7-1 International Merchandise Trade Between North America and the Rest of the World by Value

Table 7-1
International Merchandise Trade Between North America and the Rest of the World by Value

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

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996
Total trade 71,471 89,540 88,699 U 28,493 33,577 655,349 947,377 1,005,328
Exports 31,515 38,880 37,667 U 11,244 13,289 281,634 410,695 443,482
Imports 39,956 50,660 51,032 U 17,249 20,288 373,715 536,682 561,846
Air, total trade 8,986 16,381 17,436 U 4,095 5,455 190,495 335,102 358,960
Exports 5,188 5,984 6,438 U 1,386 1,674 103,057 168,384 181,279
Imports 3,798 10,397 10,998 U 2,710 3,781 87,437 166,718 177,682
Water, total trade 43,356 56,214 54,081 U 13,919 17,157 415,972 556,041 572,196
Exports 24,429 29,098 27,749 U 7,524 9,463 147,361 211,825 216,042
Imports 18,926 27,116 26,332 U 6,395 7,694 268,611 344,216 356,154
Road, total trade 9,316 14,806 14,832 U 7,637 8,315 U U U
Exports 1,802 3,436 3,163 U 1,883 1,832 U U U
Imports 7,514 11,370 11,669 U 5,753 6,483 U U U
Rail, total trade 2,375 1,171 1,005 U 680 685 U U U
Exports 93 361 316 U 257 216 U U U
Imports 2,281 809 689 U 423 469 U U U
Pipeline, total trade 7,438 968 1,344 U NS NS U U U
Exports 3 NS NS U NS NS U U U
Imports 7,435 968 1,344 U NS NS U U U
Other, total trade N N N U 2,162 1,965 U U U
Exports N N N U 194 104 U U U
Imports N N N U 1,968 1,861 U U U

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent. NS = Not significant. U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES

All Countries

Intra-North American trade is excluded from these figures (e.g., Canada's trade with Mexico and the United States is excluded; Mexico's trade with Canada and the United States is excluded, and the United State's trade with Mexico and Canada is excluded).

Canada

All land modes: Canada export data for all land modes represent transshipments (e.g. trade shipments between Canada and a third country that were transshipped via the United States). Canadian import data are based on the last mode of transport by which the cargo was transported to the port of clearance in Canada.

Pipeline: Data represent mostly pipeline moves. However, the pipeline total shown here also includes mail, parcel post and other miscellaneous modes of transportation.

United States

Total: Includes air and water shipments only.

Road, rail and pipeline: Data for these modes are included in U.S. trade with Canada and U.S. trade with Mexico. Data for these modes are therefore shown in Table 6-3.

SOURCES

Canada

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

Mexico

Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Dirección General de Estadística. Dirección de Estadísticas Económicas.

Based on data developed through an interagency working group including the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Banco de México and Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1999).

United States

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 1990, 1995 and 1996. (Washington, DC: 1998).