Table 7-2 International Merchandise Trade Between North America and the Rest of the World by Weight

Table 7-2
International Merchandise Trade Between North America and the Rest of the World by Weight

(Millions of metric tons)

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990e 1995e 1996e 1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996
Total trade 239.0 218.7 235.7 U U U 753.9 827.0 822.0
Exports 179.5 153.9 171.2 U U U 339.4 368.7 348.7
Imports 59.5 64.7 64.6 U U U 414.5 458.3 473.3
Air, total trade 0.7 1.8 1.1 U U U 2.9 4.3 4.6
Exports 0.2 0.5 0.3 U U U 1.3 2.0 2.2
Imports 0.5 1.3 0.8 U U U 1.6 2.3 2.4
Water, total trade 219.7 202.4 220.2 U U 40.6 751.0 822.7 817.4
Exports 177.9 151.4 169.1 U U 31.3 338.1 366.7 346.5
Imports 41.8 51.1 51.1 U U 9.3 412.9 456.0 470.9
Road, total trade 5.0 6.2 4.5 U U U U U U
Exports 1.2 1.8 1.5 U U U U U U
Imports 3.8 4.3 3.0 U U U U U U
Rail, total trade 1.2 0.8 0.6 U 0.2 0.4 U U U
Exports 0.2 0.3 0.2 U 0.2 0.4 U U U
Imports 1.0 0.5 0.4 U NS NS U U U
Pipeline and other, total trade 12.4 7.5 9.2 N N N U U U
Exports 0.0 NS NS N N N U U U
Imports 12.4 7.5 9.2 N N N U U U

KEY: e = Data are estimated. 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.

Mexico

Total, air and road: Data were not available that excluded trade with Canada and the United States. See Appendix B for available data for Mexican air and road trade with all countries.

Rail: Represents trade with Central American countries. Data were unavailable for 1990 that excluded trade with Canada and the United States. See Appendix B for Mexican rail trade with all countries.

Water: Data were unavailable for 1990 and 1995 that excluded trade with Canada and the United States. See Appendix B for Mexican water trade with all countries.

United States

Total: Includes only air and water shipments.

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 6-6.

SOURCES

Canada

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

Mexico

Air: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. La Aviación Mexicana en Cifras, 1989-1995. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1996).

Water: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes. Coordinación General de Puertos y Marina Mercante. Los Puertos Mexicanos en Cifras 1990-1996. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1997).

Road: Instituto Mexicano del Transporte. Manual Estadístico del Sector Transporte, 1997. (Querétaro, Qro.: 1998).

Rail: Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México. Series Estadísticas 1990, 1995 and 1996. (Mexico City, D.F.: various years).

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).