Table 8 Modal Shares of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Value and Weight: 2000 and 2001

Table 8
Modal Shares of U.S. International Merchandise Trade by Value and Weight: 2000 and 2001

(In percent)

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Mode Value Weight
2000 2001 2000 2001
Total Trade        
Water 37.0 38.4 77.3 77.7
Air 29.7 27.7 0.4 0.4
Truck 21.5 21.1 11.5 11.0
Rail 4.7 4.9 5.7 5.9
Pipeline 1.2 1.4 4.9 4.8
Other and unknown 5.9 6.5 0.1 0.2
Total, all modes 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Imports to the United States        
Water 44.4 45.5 78.1 78.7
Air 25.4 23.4 0.4 0.3
Truck 17.8 17.8 8.3 7.9
Rail 5.8 6.1 6.4 6.5
Pipeline 1.9 2.3 6.7 6.5
Other and unknown 4.7 5.0 0.1 0.2
Total, all modes 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Exports from the United States        
Water 25.5 27.2 75.5 75.1
Air 36.4 34.4 0.6 0.6
Truck 27.2 26.3 18.8 18.5
Rail 3.0 3.2 4.1 4.6
Pipeline 0.1 0.1 0.8 0.8
Other and unknown 7.8 8.9 0.2 0.4
Total, all modes 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, May 2002 based on: 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 and 2001; truck, rail, pipeline, and other and unknown data-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2000 and 2001; and special tabulations.