Table C-11 U.S. Total Merchandise Trade with Canada and Mexico by Mode: 2001

Table C-11
U.S. Total Merchandise Trade with Canada and Mexico by Mode: 2001

Total NAFTA Trade

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Mode Value (U.S. million $) Weight (short tons) Value to weight ratio
Truck 395,425 180,443,036 2,191
Rail 92,617 97,304,192 952
Pipeline 26,428 79,303,348 333
Air 36,996 465,362 79,499
Water 29,328 213,932,666 137
Other and unknown 32,843 1,019,752 32,207
Total 613,635 572,468,357 1,072

Trade With Canada

Mode Value (U.S. million $) Weight (short tons) Value to weight ratio
Truck 234,824 138,572,490 1,695
Rail 60,171 84,945,768 708
Pipeline 26,130 76,025,236 344
Air 24,999 327,016 76,445
Water 9,180 92,148,977 100
Other and unknown 25,390 628,518 40,397
Total 380,693 392,648,004 970

Trade With Mexico

Mode Value (U.S. million $) Weight (short tons) Value to weight ratio
Truck 160,600 41,870,546 3,836
Rail 32,446 12,358,424 2,625
Pipeline 298 3,278,112 91
Air 11,997 138,347 86,717
Water 20,148 121,783,690 165
Other and unknown 7,452 391,234 19,049
Total 232,942 179,820,352 1,295

NOTES: Other includes "flyaway aircraft" (i.e., aircraft moving from the manufacturer to a customer and not carrying any freight), vessels moving under their own power, pedestrians carrying freight, and miscellaneous. Shipments that neither originate nor terminate in the United States (i.e., in-transit shipments) are not included here, although they use the U.S. transportation system. These shipments are usually part of Mexico-Canada trade and simply pass through the United States. Merchandise trade data exclude export shipments valued at less than $2,500 and import shipments valued at less than $1,250. Individual modal totals may not sum to exact export or import totals due to rounding.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, special tabulation, May 2002; based on: total trade, air, and water-U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade (Washington, DC: 2001); all land modes-U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data, January 2002.