Table 16 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 1999

Table 16 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 1999

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 692,821 100.0 1,024,766 100.0 1,717,587 100.0
Water 182,211 26.3 449,344 43.8 631,555 36.8
Air 236,649 34.2 258,883 25.3 495,533 28.9
Truck 190,064 27.4 195,349 19.1 385,413 22.4
Rail 17,466 2.5 60,948 5.9 78,414 4.6
Pipeline 258 0.04 12,058 1.2 12,316 0.7
Other, unknown & miscellaneous 66,173 9.6 48,184 4.7 114,356 6.7

Notes:
Water: Excludes intransit data (merchandise shipped from one foreign country to another via a U.S. water port).
Imports: Excludes imports valued at less than $1,250. Import value is based on U.S. general imports, customs value basis.
Exports: Excludes exports valued at less than $2,500. Export value is FAS (free alongside ship) and represents the value of exports at the port of export, including the transaction price and inland freight, insurance, and other charges.

Sources: Compiled by U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, November 2000. Total, water, and air data--U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports of Merchandise, CD-ROM and U.S. Imports of Merchandise, CD-ROM, December 1999. Truck, rail, pipeline, other and unknown data--U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data 1999, and special tabulations.