Table 5-9 U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Commodities: 2005

Table 5-9 U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Commodities: 2005

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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Commodity and code Exports Imports Total trade Balance
Motor vehicles and parts (87) 83,161 199,806 282,967 −116,645
Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts (88) 49,823 16,486 66,309 33,337
Ships, boats, and floating structures (89) 1,994 1,713 3,707 281
Railway or tramway locomotives and parts (86) 2,236 1,517 3,753 719
Total, transportation commodities 137,214 219,522 356,736 -82,308
Total, all commodities 904,380 1,670,940 2,575,320 -766,560
Transportation commodities share of trade 15.2% 13.1% 13.9% 10.7%

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 September 2006.