Table 3. Value of U.S. Merchandise Trade with NAFTA Partners by Mode: 1997-2000
(Millions of dollars)
|Mode||1997||1998||1999||2000||Percentage change, 1997 - 2000|
|Land, % of total||89.6||89.9||89.7||88.1|
1 Other includes "flyaway aircraft" (i.e., aircraft moving under its own power from the manufacturer to a customer and not carrying freight), vessels moving under their own power, pedestrians carrying freight, and miscellaneous.
NOTES: Shipments that neither originate nor terminate in the United States (i.e., in-transit or in-bond shipments) are not included here, although they use the U.S. transportation system. These shipments are usually part of Mexico-Canada trade, and simply pass through the United States. Merchandise trade data exclude export shipments valued at less than $2,500 and import shipments valued at less than $1,250. Individual modal totals may not sum to exact export or import totals due to rounding.
SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, special tabulation, April 2001; based on: total trade, air and waterU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, FT920 U.S. Merchandise Trade (Washington, DC: Various years); all land modesU.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Data.