TABLE 3-13 - U.S.-International Trade in Transportation-Related Goods: 2004-2009

TABLE 3-13 - U.S.-International Trade in Transportation-Related Goods: 2004-2009

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Millions of current dollars

  Imports Exports Total U.S. trade balance
2004 211,111 118,749 329,860 -92,362
2005 219,522 137,214 356,736 -82,308
2006 236,269 164,870 401,139 -71,400
2007 239,903 188,858 428,761 -51,045
2008 220,111 189,713 409,824 -30,398
2009 151,937 160,823 312,760 8,885

NOTES: Transportation-related goods are motor vehicles and parts, aircraft and spacecraft and parts, railway vehicles and parts, and ships and boats. Data may not add to total because of independent rounding. Trade balance is equal to exports minus imports. 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, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, 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 July 2010.