4-5 U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Commodities: 2009

4-5 U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Commodities: 2009

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(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

Commodity and code Exports Imports Total tradea Trade balanceb
Motor vehicles and parts (87) 73,602 131,069 204,671 -57,467
Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts (88) 82,958 18,344 101,302 64,614
Ships, boats, and floating structures (89) 2,042 1,268 3,310 774
Railway or tramway locomotives and parts (86) 2,221 1,257 3,478 964
Total, transportation commodities 160,823 151,938 312,761 8,885
Total, all commodities 1,056,932 1,557,876 2,614,808 -500,944
Transportation commodities share of trade 15.2% 9.8% 12.0% 1.8%

Notes: The numbers in parentheses are the classification categories from the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

Classification category (87) also includes bicycles, wheelchairs, and baby carriages.

a Total trade = exports plus imports. b Trade balance = exports minus imports.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; special calculation 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 October 2010.