5-5Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2007

5-5Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2007

Millions of current U.S. dollars

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  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 1,162,708 100.0 1,953,699 100.0 3,116,407 100.0
Water 375,152 32.3 1,023,796 52.4 1,398,949 44.9
Air 365,965 31.5 415,261 21.3 781,226 25.1
Truck 267,390 23.0 287,441 14.7 554,831 17.8
Rail 44,837 3.9 93,022 4.8 137,859 4.4
Pipeline 4,122 0.4 55,184 2.8 59,306 1.9
Other, unknown, & miscellaneous 105,243 9.1 78,994 4.0 184,237 5.9

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: Water and air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade: Selected Highlights, December 2007, available at http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/ft920_index.html as of October 2008. Truck, rail, pipeline, and other, unknown, & miscellaneous-U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, October 2008.