Table 29 Top 15 Commodities in U.S. Merchandise Trade with NAFTA Partners by All Modes Compared with Total U.S. Trade: 2001

Table 29
Top 15 Commodities in U.S. Merchandise Trade with NAFTA Partners by All Modes Compared with Total U.S. Trade: 2001

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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20011 Rank Comm. code Commodity description Total U.S. trade (all modes) Total U.S. NAFTA trade (all modes) Land Trade with NAFTA Partners
Total Truck Rail Other2
1 87 Vehicles other than railway 218,091 118,231 115,893 59,858 54,696 1,339
2 85 Electrical machinery, equipment, and parts 277,152 89,369 76,924 73,140 885 2,899
3 84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, and parts 306,392 82,279 70,598 64,230 4,435 1,933
4 27 Mineral fuels, oils, and waxes 135,881 51,551 34,216 2,339 1,467 30,410
5 98 Special classification provisions 59,824 25,126 22,216 15,897 383 5,936
6 39 Plastics 45,984 21,554 21,271 17,297 3,509 465
7 48 Paper and paperboard 25,905 16,719 16,101 11,749 4,103 249
8 90 Measuring and testing instruments 79,098 16,141 12,814 12,171 184 460
9 94 Furniture, lamps, and prefabricated buildings 29,337 12,684 12,517 12,091 75 351
10 44 Wood and articles 20,245 12,559 12,190 7,350 4,682 158
11 73 Articles of iron and steel 22,212 10,315 10,056 8,995 557 503
12 76 Aluminum and articles 13,455 7,962 7,807 5,847 1,893 67
13 88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts 65,804 9,464 7,572 2,017 35 5,520
14 40 Rubber and articles 15,988 6,889 6,806 6,098 422 286
15 62 Not knitted or crocheted apparel 34,281 6,554 5,969 5,900 8 60
    All other commodities 523,338 126,238 114,362 90,446 15,282 8,634
    Total, top 15 commodities 1,349,647 487,398 432,950 304,979 77,335 50,636
    Top 15 as a % of all commodities 72.1 79.4 79.1 77.1 83.5 85.4
    Total, all commodities 1,872,985 613,635 547,312 395,425 92,617 59,270
    Transportation related goods 289,863 130,545 125,817 63,336 55,591 6,889
  87 Vehicles other than railway 218,091 118,231 115,893 59,858 54,696 1,339
  88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts 65,804 9,464 7,572 2,017 35 5,520
  86 Locomotives and traffic signals 2,863 1,744 1,729 854 857 18
  89 Ships and boats 3,105 1,106 622 607 2 13
    Transportation-related goods as a % of all commodities 15.5 21.3 23.0 16.0 60.0 11.6

1 Commodity ranking is based on total U.S.-NAFTA trade.

2 Includes pipelines and miscellaneous such as "flyaway aircarft" (i.e./ aircraft moving under its own power from manufacturer to a customer and not carrying freight).

NOTE: Land trade includes truck, rail, pipeline, and miscellaneous and unknown. Commodity code is based on the 2-digit harmonized schedule (HS) for internationally traded goods.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 2001; and U.S. International Trade Commission, available at http://dataweb.usitc.gov/scripts/REPORT.asp, as of April 2002.