Trade and Transportation Statistics

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U.S. Transportation and Trade StatisticsData
Total annual value of U.S. merchandise trade with Canada and Mexico$790 Billion
Annual number of freight truck crossing from Canada and Mexico into the U.S.12 Million
Percent of freight shipments to Canada and Mexico that are by land88 %
Annual growth of U.S. freight shipments to Canada and Mexico8 %
Annual growth of U.S. freight shipments to all countries7 %
Total number of containers shipped each year18 Million
Total number of container trips each year200 Million
Annual average number of trips per container11 trips
Percent of all non-bulk cargo that is shipped in a container90 %
Percent of all containers that originated in China26 %
Number of commercial water transportation vessels35,000
Total tons of cargo shipped annually by water transportation7.4 Billion
Top 5 U.S. Merchandise Trading PartnersAnnual Trade ValueAnnual Growth
Canada$499 Billion7 %
Mexico$290 Billion5.7 %
China$285 Billion23.8 %
Japan$194 Billion1.2 %
Germany$119 Billion7.4 %
Total International Trade$2,575 Billion8.3 %
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NAFTA Trade Statistics
Top Commodities ShippedPercent
Motor Vehicles and Parts18.2%
Mineral Fuels, Oils, and Waxes14%
Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Parts13.5%
Plastics and Articles Thereof13%
Low Value Exports4%
Measuring and Testing Instruments3%
Paper and Paperboard2.5%
Wood and Articles of Wood2.4%
Furniture, Lamps, and Prefabricated Buildings2%
All Other Commodoties27.5%
NAFTA Transportation MeansPercent of Total Value of Shipments
Truck62 %
Rail15 %
Pipeline6 %
Air4 %
Maritime7 %
Largest U.S. NAFTA Land PortsValue of Goods Shipped
Detroit, MI$130 Billion
Laredo, TX$93
Buffalo-Niagara, NY$70
Port Huron, MI$68
El Paso, TX$42
Otay Mesa, CA$24
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Commerce, Worldwatch Institute, UCB Libraries
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 10, 2017

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