Table 1 - Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 1999

Table 1 - Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 1999

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Mode Imports Current U.S. ($ millions) Imports Percent Exports Current U.S. ($ millions) Exports Percent Total trade Percentage of total
Total, all modes 1,024,766 100 692,821 100 1,717,587 100
Water 449,344 43.8 182,211 26.3 631,555 36.8
Air 258,883 25.3 236,649 34.2 495,533 28.9
Truck 195,349 19.1 190,064 27.4 385,413 22.4
Rail 60,948 5.9 17,466 2.5 78,414 4.6
Pipeline 12,058 1.2 258 0.04 12,316 0.7
Other and unknown 48,184 4.7 66,173 9.6 114,356 6.7

NOTES: Water: Excludes in-transit data (merchandise shipped from one foreign country to another via a U.S. water 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 f.a.s. (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: Compiled by U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, November 2000. Total, water, and air data: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Exports of Merchandise CD and U.S. Imports of Merchandise CD, December 1999.Truck, rail, pipeline, and other and unknown data: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 1999, and special tabulations.