Table 23 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2003

Table 23 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2003

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  Exports Modal
%
Imports Modal
%
Total
trade
Total
modal %
Total 723,743 100.0 1,259,396 100.0 1,983,139 100.0
Water 206,205 28.5 604,881 48.0 811,086 40.9
Air 235,602 32.6 284,741 22.6 523,343 26.4
Truck 194,786 26.9 209,249 16.6 404,035 20.4
Rail 26,041 3.6 69,683 5.5 95,724 4.8
Pipeline 915 0.1 31,451 2.5 32,366 1.6
Other, unknown, & miscellaneous 60,194 8.3 56,390 4.5 116,584 5.9

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 2004. Water and air data-U.S. Depart-ment 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 2003. Total, truck, rail, pipeline, other and unknown data-USDOT, BTS, Transborder Surface Freight Data 2004.