TABLE 96b U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Goods by Commodity: 2002

TABLE 96b U.S. Trade in Transportation-Related Goods by Commodity: 2002

(Millions of current dollars)

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  Overall (exports plus imports) Balance (exports minus imports)
Vehicles other than railway 233,027 -108,005
Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts 61,897 25,905
Ships, boats, and floating structures 2,568 -90
Railway locomotives and parts 2,133 53
Total, transportation-related goods 299,624 -82,136
Total, all commodites 1,856,806 -470,292

NOTES: Transportation-related goods are motor vehicles and parts, aircraft and spacecraft and parts, railway vehicles and parts, and ships and boats. Totals may not equal the sum of parts due to rounding.

All dollar amounts are in current dollars. These data have not been adjusted for inflation because there is no specific deflator available for transportation-related goods. In addition, it is difficult to control for trading partners' inflation rates as well as currency exchange fluctuations when adjusting the value of internationally traded goods and services for inflation.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, calculations 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 February 2003.