TRADE PATTERN ESTIMATION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) established the largest free trade zone in the world, with a population of more than 360 million people. To evaluate potential investments in intermodal terminals near the U.S.-Mexican border--terminals that will handle the escalation in trade that is likely to result from NAFTA--transportation planners must understand current trade patterns. Unfortunately, most data required to achieve this understanding are considered confidential between the shipper and the government customs agency. However, both the governments of Mexico and the United States do release summaries of these shipment data. This paper presents a method for estimating commodity-based origin-destination matrices based on these summaries.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 74-86
  • Monograph Title: INTERMODAL FREIGHT TERMINAL OF THE FUTURE
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 23 1996 12:00AM