Table 16 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2000

Table 16 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2000

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 780,419 100.0 1,216,888 100.0 1,997,307 100.0
Water 199,069 25.5 540,895 44.4 739,964 37.0
Air 284,356 36.4 308,642 25.4 592,998 29.7
Truck 212,214 27.2 216,485 17.8 428,699 21.5
Rail 23,443 3.0 70,755 5.8 94,198 4.7
Pipeline 464  <0.1 23,129 1.9 23,593 1.2
Other, unknown, & miscellaneous 60,873 7.8 56,982 4.7 117,855 5.9

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.

Numbers may not sum to total due to rounding.

Sources: Compiled by U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), 2001. 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 2000. Truck, rail, pipeline, other and unknown data:, USDOT, BTS, Transborder Surface Freight Data 2001; and special tabulations.