Table 22 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2002

Table 22 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2002

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 693,257 100.0 1,163,549 100.0 1,856,806 100.0
Water 191,062 27.6 538,065 46.2 729,127 39.3
Air 225,322 32.5 273,176 23.5 498,498 26.8
Truck 189,184 27.3 208,579 17.9 397,763 21.4
Rail 24,117 3.5 67,758 5.8 91,875 4.9
Pipeline 742 0.1 21,833 1.9 22,575 1.2
Other, unknown, & miscellaneous 62,830 9.1 54,139 4.7 116,969 6.3

Notes: Numbers may not add to totals 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 U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), May 2003. 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 2002. Total, truck, rail, pipeline, other and unknown data-USDOT, BTS, Transborder Surface Freight Data 2003.