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

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

(Millions of current U.S. dollars)

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North American Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 31,526 4,162 27,363
2 29 Organic chemicals 3,200 2,427 773
3 87 Vehicles other than railway 2,890 80 2,810
4 72 Iron and steel 1,285 221 1,064
5 10 Cereals 822 792 30
6 26 Ores, slag and ash 637 371 267
7 25 Salt, stone, lime and cement 560 84 476
8 61 Knitted or crocheted apparel 486 147 339
9 62 Not knitted or crocheted apparel 425 56 370
10 48 Paper and paperboard 408 49 359
    Total, top ten commodities 42,240 8,389 33,851
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 92 80 95
    Total, all commodities 46,072 10,529 35,542

U.S.-Canada Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 9,618 1,755 7,863
2 29 Organic chemicals 929 317 612
3 26 Ores, slag and ash 627 365 261
4 25 Salt, stone, lime and cement 448 82 366
5 48 Paper and paperboard 345 3 342
6 87 Motor vehicles and parts 326 3 323
7 44 Wood and articles 310 16 295
8 28 Inorganic chemicals, precious metals and radioactive elements 176 100 76
9 72 Iron and steel 175 29 146
10 84 *Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 152 60 92
    Total, top ten commodities 13,106 2,729 10,377
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 94 89 96
    Total, all commodities 13,872 3,071 10,801

U.S.-Mexico Trade

Rank Commodity Code Description Total Exports Imports
1 27 Mineral fuels, oils and waxes 21,908 2,408 19,500
2 87 Motor vehicles and parts 2,564 77 2,486
3 29 Organic chemicals 2,271 2,110 161
4 72 Iron and steel 1,110 192 918
5 10 Cereals 741 741 0
6 61 Knitted or crocheted apparel 486 147 339
7 62 Not knitted or crocheted apparel 425 56 369
8 12 Seeds, fruit, plants, straw and fodder 306 304 1
9 22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 226 8 218
10 31 Fertilizers 213 205 8
    Total, top ten commodities 30,248 6,247 24,001
    Top ten share of all commodities (percent) 96 96 96
    Total, all commodities 32,199 7,458 24,741

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.