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Table 4a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: 2002

Table 4a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Total

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes 595,518 100.0 487,473 100.0

Canada

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes 141,677 100.0 106,127 100.0
Single modes 119,144 84.1 94,028 88.6
Truck1 95,518 67.4 38,143 35.9
Rail 11,400 8.0 30,194 28.5
Water 2,024 1.4 25,297 23.8
Air (including truck and air) 10,166 7.2 159 0.1
Pipeline2 S S S S
Multiple modes 18,662 13.2 8,855 8.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 7,966 5.6 170 0.2
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 10,696 7.5 8,685 8.2
Other and unknown modes 3,871 2.7 3,244 3.1

Mexico

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes 71,044 100.0 55,379 100.0
Single modes 50,426 71.0 52,233 94.3
Truck1 35,598 50.1 14,738 26.6
Rail 4,756 6.7 13,861 25.0
Water 6,263 8.8 23,592 42.6
Air (including truck and air) 3,810 5.4 42
Pipeline2 S S S S
Multiple modes S S 2,337 4.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,076 1.5 S S
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes S S 2,312 4.2
Other and unknown modes 1,907 2.7 809 1.5

All Others

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes 382,797 100.0 325,967 100.0
Single modes 339,069 88.6 306,673 94.1
Truck1 17,343 4.5 2,042 0.6
Rail 1,381 0.4 5,862 1.8
Water 153,986 40.2 295,528 90.7
Air (including truck and air) 166,289 43.4 3,240 1.0
Pipeline2 S S S S
Multiple modes 34,167 8.9 13,050 4.0
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 15,318 4.0 390 0.1
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 18,849 4.9 12,661 3.9
Other and unknown modes 9,560 2.5 6,243 1.9

KEY:
– Represents an estimate equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.

1 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipment that were made by only private truck only for-hire truck, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.
2 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipments estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Appendix B tables provide estimated measures of sampling variability. The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentially protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at www.census.gov/cfs.
Coverage for the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) differs from the previous surveys due to a change from the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification System to the 1997 North American Industry Classification System and other survey improvements. Therefore, data users are urged to use caution when comparing 2002 CFS estimates with estimates from prior years.

SOURCE: Research and Innovative Technologies Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Export Data, March 2005.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017