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Exports Table B–4c

Estimated Standard Error of Percentage for Export Shipment Characteristics by Export Mode and
Country of Destination: Percent of Total for 2002 and 1997

[Estimates are shown as percents and are based on data from the 2002 and 1997 Commodity Flow Surveys]

Value Tons
Country of Export mode of Std. error of Std. error of Std. error of Std. error of
destination transportation percent 2002 percent 1997 percent 2002 percent 1997
Total All modes — — — —
Canada All modes — — — —
Canada Single modes 1.1 1.4 1.9 0.5
Canada Truck 2.0 1.3 3.0 3.1
Canada Rail 1.1 2.4 4.1 2.7
Canada Water 0.2 0.4 3.5 3.9
Canada Air (including truck and air) 1.0 1.2 — —
Canada Pipeline S S S S
Canada Multiple modes 1.1 0.3 1.9 —
Canada Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1.0 0.3 — —
Canada Truck and rail — — — —
Canada Other multiple modes 0.8 — 1.9 —
Canada Other and unknown modes 0.6 1.3 1.0 0.5
Mexico All modes — — — —
Mexico Single modes 7.5 4.9 1.2 2.0
Mexico Truck 7.0 6.1 5.2 6.5
Mexico Rail 0.9 S 4.8 7.3
Mexico Water 2.4 S 7.4 S
Mexico Air (including truck and air) 1.3 1.0 — —
Mexico Pipeline S S S S
Mexico Multiple modes S 0.6 1.0 —
Mexico Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 0.5 0.6 S —
Mexico Truck and rail — — — —
Mexico Other multiple modes S — 1.0 —
Mexico Other and unknown modes 0.8 4.8 0.3 1.9
All Other All modes — — — —
All Other Single modes 0.8 1.1 1.1 2.2
All Other Truck 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.2
All Other Rail — — 1.1 0.1
All Other Water 1.4 2.4 1.9 2.3
All Other Air (including truck and air) 2.1 2.9 0.3 0.2
All Other Pipeline S — S —
All Other Multiple modes 0.7 0.3 1.2 0.1
All Other Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 0.6 0.3 — 0.1
All Other Truck and rail — — — —
All Other Other multiple modes 0.4 — 1.2 —
All Other Other and unknown modes 0.4 0.9 0.6 2.2

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.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

NOTE: The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentiality protection, sampling error,
nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at
www.census.gov/cfs.

SOURCE: Research and Innovative Technologies Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT)
and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Export Data, March 2005.