Table 24 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2004

Table 24 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2004

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 817,936 100.0 1,469,671 100.0 2,287,607 100.0
Water 233,639 28.6 724,946 49.3 958,585 41.9
Air 270,041 33.0 329,387 22.4 599,428 26.2
Truck 215,247 26.3 237,706 16.2 452,953 19.8
Rail 30,229 3.7 78,131 5.3 108,360 4.7
Pipeline 1,671 0.2 36,829 2.5 38,500 1.7
Other, unknown, & miscellaneous 67,109 8.2 62,672 4.3 129,781 5.7

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), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), October 2005. 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 2004. Total, truck, rail, pipeline, other and unknown data-USDOT, RITA, BTS, Transborder Surface Freight Data 2004; and special calculation, October 2005.