Table A-4: Top 10 Commodities by Value for U.S. Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico: 2004

Table A-4: Top 10 Commodities by Value for U.S. Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico: 2004

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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U.S-North American Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 132,154 49,670 82,484 20.9
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 83,300 47,694 35,606 13.1
3 85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts 79,987 36,362 43,625 12.6
4 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 46,074 4,775 41,299 7.3
5 39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,292 16,375 10,917 4.3
6 98 **Special classification provisions 21,531 9,255 12,276 3.4
7 44 Wood and articles 16,772 2,565 14,207 2.6
8 48 Paper and paperboard 16,725 6,497 10,228 2.6
9 90 Measuring and testing instruments 15,119 7,997 7,122 2.4
10 94 Furniture, Lamps and Prefabricated buildings 14,717 4,061 10,655 2.3
    Total, top ten commodities 453,670 185,251 268,419 71.6
    Total, all commodities 633,563 269,182 364,381 100.0

U.S-Canada Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 97,874 39,000 58,874 24.0
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 46,860 30,383 16,477 11.5
3 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 44,931 3,846 41,085 11.0
4 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 22,968 15,510 7,459 5.6
5 39 Plastics 17,494 8,477 9,017 4.3
6 44 Wood and articles 15,973 2,087 13,887 3.9
7 48 Paper and paperboard 13,762 4,258 9,504 3.4
8 98 **Special classification provisions 13,552 5,469 8,083 3.3
9 94 Furniture, lamps and prefabricated buildings 8,668 3,117 5,552 2.1
10 76 Aluminum and articles 8,372 2,506 5,866 2.0
    Total, top ten commodities 290,456 114,653 175,803 71.1
    Total, all commodities 408,613 171,878 236,735 100.0

U.S-Mexico Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports Percent of total
1 85 Electrical machinery, equipment and parts 57,019 20,852 36,166 25.3
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 36,440 17,311 19,129 16.2
3 87 Motor vehicles and parts 34,280 10,670 23,610 15.2
4 39 Plastics 9,798 7,898 1,900 4.4
5 90 Measuring and testing instruments 9,193 3,377 5,816 4.1
6 98 **Special classification provisions 7,978 3,786 4,193 3.5
7 94 Furniture, lamps and prefabricated buildings 6,048 945 5,104 2.7
8 62 Not knitted or crocheted apparel 4,204 469 3,735 1.9
9 73 Articles of iron and steel 4,033 2,010 2,023 1.8
10 48 Paper and paperboard 2,963 2,239 724 1.3
    Total, top ten commodities 171,957 69,557 102,401 76.4
    Total, all commodities 224,950 97,304 127,646 100.0

NOTE: Commodity Code is the Harmonized Schedule (HS) for internationally traded commodities.

*"Nuclear reactors and parts" is a very small portion of trade under this commodity grouping (HS 84). The majority of trade for this commodity is computer-related machinery and parts.

**Special classification provisions" is primarily made up of U.S. goods exported and returned without having been improved in value or condition for imports and an estimate of low value shipments for exports.

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