Table C-13 U.S. Merchandise Exports to Canada and Mexico by Mode: 2001

Table C-13
U.S. Merchandise Exports to Canada and Mexico by Mode: 2001

Total NAFTA Exports

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Mode Value (U.S. million $) Weight (short tons) Value to weight ratio
Truck 191,918 88,803,724 2,161
Rail 23,362 22,271,399 1,049
Pipeline 517 3,904,240 133
Air 21,869 326,749 66,928
Water 8,777 57,155,006 154
Other and unknown 18,791 576,622 32,588
Total 265,234 173,037,741 1,533

Exports To Canada

Mode Value (U.S. million $) Weight (short tons) Value to weight ratio
Truck 117,694 69,452,828 1,695
Rail 12,973 18,314,179 708
Pipeline 221 643,965 344
Air 15,163 250,398 60,554
Water 2,900 32,058,760 90
Other and unknown 14,773 365,699 40,397
Total 163,724 121,085,828 1,352

Exports To Mexico

Mode Value (U.S. million $) Weight (short tons) Value to weight ratio
Truck 74,223 19,350,897 3,836
Rail 10,389 3,957,221 2,625
Pipeline 296 3,260,275 91
Air 6,706 76,350 87,832
Water 5,877 25,096,246 234
Other and unknown 4,018 210,923 19,049
Total 101,509 51,951,912 1,954

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.