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

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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North American Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 56,975 12,903 44,072
2 44 Wood and articles 7,894 179 7,714
3 39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,490 2,594 2,896
4 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 5,170 2,125 3,044
5 48 Paper and paperboard 4,062 639 3,423
6 29 Organic chemicals 3,180 1,589 1,591
7 72 Iron and steel 2,655 1,223 1,432
8 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,458 249 2,209
9 47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material 2,362 559 1,803
10 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 2,316 611 1,705
    Total, top ten commodities 92,561 22,671 69,890
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 85 75 89
    Total, all commodities 108,360 30,229 78,131

U.S.-Canada Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 36,785 7,835 28,950
2 44 Wood and articles 7,849 138 7,711
3 39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,328 1,741 2,587
4 48 Paper and paperboard 3,774 377 3,397
5 29 Organic chemicals 2,767 1,241 1,527
6 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,288 80 2,208
7 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 2,002 301 1,701
8 47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material 1,958 155 1,803
9 72 Iron and steel 1,717 812 904
10 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 1,597 379 1,219
    Total, top ten commodities 65,064 13,058 52,006
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 87 79 90
    Total, all commodities 74,544 16,597 57,947

U.S.-Mexico Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 20,191 5,069 15,122
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 3,572 1,747 1,825
3 39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,162 853 309
4 22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 978 23 955
5 72 Iron and steel 938 411 528
6 10 Cereals 909 907 2
7 12 Seeds, fruit, plants, straw and fodder 623 622 0
8 85 Seeds, fruit, plants, straw and fodder 512 237 275
9 29 Organic chemicals 413 348 64
10 47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material 405 404 0
    Total, top ten commodities 29,702 10,621 19,081
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 88 78 95
    Total, all commodities 33,816 13,633 20,183

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.

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