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Table 2. Total Value and Modal Shares of U.S.-Canada Freight Flow

Freight by All Modes, (millions of current dollars)

Dataset Table:

Mode 2016 2017 Percent Change 2016-2017
All Modes Imports $278,067 $299,975 7.9
Exports $265,961 $282,472 6.2
Total $544,027 $582,447 7.1
Share of Total by Mode (percent of total value) Percentage Point Change 2016-2017
All Surface Modes Imports 88.2 87.9 -0.3
Exports 81.2 80.8 -0.4
Total 84.8 84.5 -0.3
Truck Imports 53.5 50.1 -3.4
Exports 67.1 65.7 -1.3
Total 60.1 57.7 -2.4
Rail Imports 21.1 20.6 -0.6
Exports 11.2 11.5 0.4
Total 16.2 16.2 -0.1
Pipeline Imports 13.6 17.2 3.6
Exports 3.0 3.5 0.5
Total 8.4 10.6 2.2
Vessel Imports 4.1 5.0 0.9
Exports 2.5 2.8 0.3
Total 3.3 3.9 0.6
Air Imports 4.0 3.8 -0.2
Exports 5.6 5.6 0.0
Total 4.8 4.7 -0.1

Notes:

Percent change based on numbers prior to rounding. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.
The percentage of modal share for all surface modes equals the sum of the share of the truck, rail and pipeline modes.  

Source:

Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TransBorder Freight Data, https://www.bts.gov/transborder as of February 2018.