Table 1 - Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2000

Table 1 - Value of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Mode of Transportation: 2000

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Mode Imports Exports Total trade
Current U.S. $ (millions) Percent Current U.S. $ (millions) Percent Current U.S. $ (millions) Percent
Total, all modes 1,216,888 100.0 780,419 100.0 1,997,306 100.0
Water 540,895 44.4 199,069 25.5 739,963 37.0
Air 308,642 25.4 284,356 36.4 592,999 29.7
Truck 216,485 17.8 212,215 27.2 428,700 21.5
Rail 70,755 5.8 23,442 3.0 94,198 4.7
Pipeline 23,129 1.9 463 0.1 23,592 1.2
Other and unknown 56,982 4.7 60,873 7.8 117,855 5.9

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, July 2001.

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 2000.

Truck, rail, pipeline, and other and unknown data: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2000, and special tabulations.