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

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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U.S-North American Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts 77,281 34,385 42,896
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 75,891 43,491 32,400
3 87 Motor vehicles and parts 73,365 35,007 38,358
4 39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,208 13,187 8,020
5 90 Measuring and testing instruments 14,413 7,327 7,086
6 98 **Special classification provisions 14,265 2,294 11,971
7 94 Furniture, Lamps and Prefabricated buildings 14,123 3,551 10,572
8 48 Paper and paperboard 12,339 5,535 6,804
9 73 Articles of iron or steel 10,205 4,911 5,294
10 44 Wood and articles 8,663 2,171 6,492
    Total, top ten commodities 321,753 151,860 169,894
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 71 71 71
    Total, all commodities 452,953 215,247 237,706

U.S.-Canada Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 87 Motor vehicles and parts 59,496 29,575 29,921
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 43,154 27,934 15,221
3 85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts 21,099 13,788 7,311
4 39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,580 6,151 6,429
5 98 **Special classification provisions 9,750 1,891 7,859
6 48 Paper and paperboard 9,665 3,558 6,106
7 94 Furniture; Bedding, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; Lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; Illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates and the like; Prefabricated buildings 8,088 2,615 5,473
8 44 Wood and articles 7,910 1,735 6,175
9 73 Articles of iron or steel 6,579 3,025 3,553
10 76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,005 2,348 3,658
    Total, top ten commodities 184,326 92,620 91,706
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 69 68 69
    Total, all commodities 268,660 135,897 132,762

U.S.-Mexico Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts 56,182 20,597 35,585
2 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and parts 32,737 15,558 17,179
3 87 Motor vehicles and parts 13,870 5,432 8,438
4 90 Measuring and testing instruments 9,034 3,248 5,786
5 39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,627 7,036 1,591
6 94 Furniture, Lamps and Prefabricated buildings 6,035 936 5,099
7 98 **Special classification provisions 4,515 404 4,112
8 62 Not knitted or crocheted apparel 4,204 469 3,735
9 73 Seeds, fruit, plants, straw and fodder 3,627 1,886 1,741
10 61 Knitted or crocheted apparel 2,824 547 2,277
    Total, top ten commodities 141,654 56,112 85,542
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 77 71 82
    Total, all commodities 184,293 79,349 104,944

NOTES: 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.