Table 5-5 Value of U.S.-International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation Carried: 2005

Table 5-5 Value of U.S.-International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation Carried: 2005

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 904,380 100.0 1,670,940 100.0 2,575,320 100.0
Water 261,519 28.9 859,440 51.4 1,120,959 43.5
Air 292,970 32.4 359,120 21.5 652,091 25.3
Truck 234,563 25.9 255,963 15.3 490,526 19.0
Rail 35,070 3.9 81,388 4.9 116,458 4.5
Pipeline 2,937 0.3 48,766 2.9 51,704 2.0
Other, unknown, & miscellaneous 77,321 8.5 66,262 4.0 143,583 5.6

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), September 2006. 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 2005. Total, truck, rail, pipeline, other and unknown data-USDOT, RITA, BTS, Transborder Freight Data 2005; and special calculation, September 2006.