5-5 Value of U.S.-International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2006

5-5 Value of U.S.-International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2006

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 1,037,143 100.0 1,855,119 100.0 2,892,262 100.0
Water 308,356 29.7 971,100 52.3 1,279,456 44.2
Air 336,536 32.4 394,458 21.3 730,993 25.3
Truck 257,310 24.8 276,348 14.9 533,657 18.5
Rail 39,749 3.8 89,122 4.8 128,871 4.5
Pipeline 2,887 0.3 53,921 2.9 56,808 2.0
Other, unknown, & miscellaneous 92,305 8.9 70,171 3.8 162,477 5.6

Notes: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Excludes intransit data (merchandise shipped from one foreign country to another via a U.S. 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), May 2007. Total, water and air data-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade: Selected Highlights, December 2006. Truck, rail, and pipeline-USDOT, RITA, BTS, Transborder Freight Data 2006; and special calculation, September 2006. Other, unknown and miscellaneous data: Special tabulation, May 2007.