Table 20 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2001

Table 20 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2001

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 731,026 100.0 1,141,959 100.0 1,872,985 100.0
Water 198,841 27.2 519,607 45.5 718,448 38.4
Air 251,494 34.4 267,107 23.4 518,602 27.7
Truck 191,918 26.3 203,507 17.8 395,425 21.1
Rail 23,362 3.2 69,255 6.1 92,617 4.9
Pipeline 517 0.1 25,910 2.3 26,428 1.4
Other, unknown, & miscellaneous 64,894 8.9 56,573 5.0 121,466 6.5

Notes:
Numbers may not sum to total due to rounding.

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 USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), May 2002. 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 2001. Total, truck, rail, pipeline, other and unknown data-USDOT, BTS, Transborder Surface Freight Data 2002.