Table A-5 Air: Top 10 Commodities by Value for U.S.-NAFTA Partner Trade by Air: 2004

Table A-5 Air: Top 10 Commodities by Value for U.S.-NAFTA Partner Trade by Air: 2004

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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North American Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts 9,632 6,355 3,277
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 7,709 5,389 2,320
3 90 Measuring and testing instruments 3,205 2,322 883
4 71 Pearls, stones, metals imitation jewelry 2,815 1,880 935
5 98 **Special classification provisions 2,204 152 2,051
6 88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,171 1,008 1,163
7 30 Pharmaceutical products 1,086 898 187
8 29 Organic chemicals 363 298 64
9 87 Motor vehicles and parts 220 132 89
10 82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal 198 159 39
    Total, top ten commodities 29,603 18,594 11,009
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 92 92 93
    Total, all commodities 32,013 20,165 11,848

U.S.-Canada Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts 6,315 4,236 2,080
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 5,283 3,846 1,437
3 90 Measuring and testing instruments 2,504 1,838 666
4 71 Pearls, stones, metals imitation jewelry 2,076 1,391 685
5 88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,922 761 1,161
6 98 **Special classification provisions 1,759 142 1,617
7 30 Pharmaceutical products 656 495 160
8 29 Organic chemicals 267 231 35
9 82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal 142 119 23
10 49 Printed books and products of printing industry 135 80 55
    Total, top ten commodities 21,058 13,140 7,918
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 93 93 94
    Total, all commodities 22,544 14,152 8,392

U.S.-Mexico Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts 3,316 2,119 1,197
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 2,426 1,543 884
3 71 Pearls, stones, metals imitation jewelry 738 489 250
4 90 Measuring and testing instruments 701 484 218
5 98 **Special classification provisions 445 10 434
6 30 Pharmaceutical products 430 403 27
7 88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 249 247 2
8 97 Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques 108 87 21
9 61 Knitted or crocheted apparel 97 16 82
10 29 Organic chemicals 96 67 29
    Total, top ten commodities 8,608 5,464 3,144
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 91 91 91
    Total, all commodities 9,469 6,013 3,456

NOTE: NAFTA = North American Free Trade Agreement; U.S. NAFTA partners are Canada and Mexico.

*"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.