Trade and Transportation Statistics

U.S. Transportation and Trade Statistics Data
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 land 88 %
Annual growth of U.S. freight shipments to Canada and Mexico 8 %
Annual growth of U.S. freight shipments to all countries 7 %
Total number of containers shipped each year 18 Million
Total number of container trips each year 200 Million
Annual average number of trips per container 11 trips
Percent of all non-bulk cargo that is shipped in a container 90 %
Percent of all containers that originated in China 26 %
Number of commercial water transportation vessels 35,000
Total tons of cargo shipped annually by water transportation 7.4 Billion
Top 5 U.S. Merchandise Trading Partners Annual Trade Value Annual Growth
Canada $499 Billion 7 %
Mexico $290 Billion 5.7 %
China $285 Billion 23.8 %
Japan $194 Billion 1.2 %
Germany $119 Billion 7.4 %
Total International Trade $2,575 Billion 8.3 %
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NAFTA Trade Statistics
Top Commodities Shipped Percent
Motor Vehicles and Parts 18.2%
Mineral Fuels, Oils, and Waxes 14%
Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Parts 13.5%
Plastics and Articles Thereof 13%
Low Value Exports 4%
Measuring and Testing Instruments 3%
Paper and Paperboard 2.5%
Wood and Articles of Wood 2.4%
Furniture, Lamps, and Prefabricated Buildings 2%
All Other Commodoties 27.5%
NAFTA Transportation Means Percent of Total Value of Shipments
Truck 62 %
Rail 15 %
Pipeline 6 %
Air 4 %
Maritime 7 %
Largest U.S. NAFTA Land Ports Value 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: September 10, 2015

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