Table 28 U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Commodities: 2004

Table 28 U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Commodities: 2004

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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Commodity and code Exports Imports Total trade Balance
Motor vehicles and parts (87) 73,100 191,250 264,349 -118,150
Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts (88) 42,117 16,496 58,613 25,621
Ships, boats, and floating structures (89) 1,780 2,084 3,864 -304
Railway or tramway locomotives and parts (86) 1,752 1,282 3,034 471
Total, transportation commodities 118,749 211,111 329,860 -92,362
Total, all commodities 816,548 1,469,673 2,286,221 -653,126
Transportation commodities share of trade 14.5% 14.4% 14.4% 14.1%

Notes: The numbers in parentheses are the classification categories from the Harmonized Schedule of Commodity Codes.

Classification category (87) also includes bicycles, wheelchairs, and baby carriages.

Total trade = exports plus imports. Balance = exports minus imports.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; based on data from U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, Interactive Tariff and Trade DataWeb, available at http://dataweb.usitc.gov, as of October 2005.