4-7 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2010

4-7 Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2010

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(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

  Exports Modal percentage Imports Modal percentage Total trade Total modal percentage
Total 1,277,504 100.0 1,912,092 100.0 3,189,596 100.0
Water 455,460 35.7 978,799 51.2 1,434,259 45.0
Air 392,634 30.7 444,319 23.2 836,953 26.2
Truck 284,698 22.3 272,186 14.2 556,884 17.5
Rail 45,748 3.6 85,480 4.5 131,228 4.1
Pipeline 5,189 0.4 57,744 3.0 62,933 2.0
Other, unknown & miscellaneous 93,774 7.3 73,564 3.8 167,337 5.2

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).

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.

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 air—U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade: Selected Highlights, December 2010, available at http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/Press-Release/ft920_index.html as of September 2011. Truck, rail, and pipeline—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 September 2011.