4-7 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2009

4-7 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2009

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(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

  Exports Modal % Imports Modal % Total trade Total modal %
Total 1,056,932 100.0 1,557,876 100.0 2,614,808 100.0
Water 367,520 34.8 795,279 51.0 1,162,799 44.5
Air 334,444 31.6 366,938 23.6 701,382 26.8
Truck 231,961 21.9 222,866 14.3 454,827 17.4
Rail 35,263 3.3 60,361 3.9 95,624 3.7
Pipeline 3,420 0.3 45,786 2.9 49,205 1.9
Other, unknown & miscellaneous 84,324 8.0 66,647 4.3 150,971 5.8

Notes: Individual categories may not sum to totals due to rounding.

Excludes intransit data (merchandise shipped from one foreign country to another via a U.S. port).

Importsexcludes imports valued at less than $1,250. Import value is based on U.S. general imports, customs value basis.

Exportsexcludes 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.

The data for other, unknown & miscellaneous are derived by subtracting the sum of water, air, truck, rail and pipeline from the total value of merchandise trade.

Sources: Total, water and airU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade: Selected Highlights, December 2009, available at http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/ft920_index.html as of November 2010. Truck, rail, and pipelineU.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 2010.