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Table 4b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: 2002 and 1997

Table 4b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and Country of Destination: 2002 and 1997

[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 $)
1997
(million $)
Percent change 2002
(thousands)
1997
(thousands)
Percent change
All modes 595,518 555,533 7.2 487,473 445,324 9.5

Canada

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
1997
(million $)
Percent change 2002
(thousands)
1997
(thousands)
Percent change
All modes 141,677 111,722 26.8 106,127 90,405 17.4
Single modes 119,144 93,974 26.8 94,028 83,875 12.1
Truck1 95,518 68,139 40.2 38,143 32,533 17.2
Rail 11,400 13,152 −13.3 30,194 22,196 36.0
Water 2,024 2,187 −7.5 25,297 28,879 −12.4
Air (including truck and air) 10,166 10,482 −3 159 265 −40.2
Pipeline2 S S S S S S
Multiple modes 18,662 4,409 323.3 8,855 257 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 7,966 4,409 80.7 170 257 −33.9
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 10,696 8,685
Other and unknown modes 3,871 13,339 −71.0 3,244 6,273 −48.3

Mexico

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
1997
(million $)
Percent change 2002
(thousands)
1997
(thousands)
Percent change
All modes 71,044 54,153 31.2 55,379 36,848 50.3
Single modes 50,426 48,022 5.0 52,233 34,856 49.9
Truck1 35,598 34,006 4.7 14,738 12,529 17.6
Rail 4,756 S S 13,861 13,426 3.2
Water 6,263 S S 23,592 S S
Air (including truck and air) 3,810 2,563 48.7 42 46 −9.1
Pipeline2 S S S S S S
Multiple modes S 510 S 2,337 24 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,076 510 111.2 S 24 S
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes S S 2,312
Other and unknown modes 1,907 5,622 −66.1 809 1,969 −58.9

All Others

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
1997
(million $)
Percent change 2002
(thousands)
1997
(thousands)
Percent change
All modes 382,797 389,657 −1.8 325,967 318,071 2.5
Single modes 339,069 345,986 −2.0 306,673 291,796 5.1
Truck1 17,343 6,253 177.4 2,042 3,008 −32.1
Rail 1,381 496 178.4 5,862 1,042 462.8
Water 153,986 156,990 −1.9 295,528 283,897 4.1
Air (including truck and air) 166,289 182,200 −8.7 3,240 3,840 −15.6
Pipeline2 S 47 S S 10 S
Multiple modes 34,167 10,633 221.3 13,050 581 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 15,318 10,633 44.1 390 581 −32.9
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 18,849 12,661
Other and unknown modes 9,560 33,039 −71.1 6,243 25,694 −75.7

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-shipment 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