5-7 U.S. Merchandise Trade with Canada and Mexico by Mode Share: 2008

5-7 U.S. Merchandise Trade with Canada and Mexico by Mode Share: 2008

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Mode Value (percent) Weight (percent)
NAFTA trade, total 100.0 100.0
Trucka 57.5 27.3
Raila 14.6 22.1
Pipelinea 9.1 14.8
Air 4.2 0.1
Water 9.7 34.8
Other and unknowna 4.9 1.0
U.S.-NAFTA imports, total 100.0 100.0
Truck 50.0 20.5
Rail 16.1 19.7
Pipeline 14.9 22.0
Air 2.9 0.0
Water 12.8 37.6
Other and unknown 3.2 0.2
U.S.-NAFTA exports, total 100.0 100.0
Trucka 67.6 39.6
Raila 12.5 26.4
Pipelinea 1.3 1.5
Air 6.0 0.1
Water 5.4 29.7
Other and unknowna 7.1 2.6

a BTS estimated the export weight for truck, rail, pipeline, and other and unknown based on value-to-weight ratios from the import data, because export weights for surface modes are not currently reported. Weight for water and air exports and imports are from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau.

Note: U.S. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) refers to U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico, our partners in this agreement.

Sources: Water and air-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade: Selected Highlights, December 2008, available at http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/ft920_index.html as of October 2009. Truck, rail, pipeline, and other and unknown-U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, available at http://www.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/ as of November 2009; and BTS special calculation.