Figure 5: Modal Shares of U.S Goods Trade with NAFTAPartners by Value and Weight: 2004

Figure 5: Modal Shares of U.S Goods Trade with NAFTAPartners by Value and Weight: 2004

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Mode Value Weight
Truck 63.6 28.5
Rail 15.2 22.2
Pipeline 5.4 13.3
Air 4.5 0.1
Water 6.5 37.8
Other and unknown1 3.8 3.3

1 Other and unknown 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.

NOTES: These data reflect U.S. import and export trade with Canada and Mexico. Weights of export shipments by land modes are estimates from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Freight Data, as of May 2005.