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U.S. Surface Trade U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico

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Value of U.S. - Canada trade (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

U.S. Surface Trade with Canada

Value of U.S. - Mexico trade (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

U.S. Surface Trade with Mexico

Transborder freight data is useful in monitoring the value and modal patterns of trade with Canada and Mexico, our North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners. Canada is our largest trading partner, and Mexico ranks third. Surface modes include not only truck, rail, and pipeline, but also mail and other miscellaneous modes not shown here.

U.S. - Canada Trade Sep-11 Sep-12
Truck (billions of dollars) 28.68 27.89
Percent change from same month previous year 11.0 -2.7
Rail (billions of dollars) 8.28 8.66
Percent change from same month previous year 20.2 4.5
Pipeline (billions of dollars) 6.32 5.66
Percent change from same month previous year 37.2 -10.4

U.S. - Mexico Trade Sep-11 Sep-12
Truck (billions of dollars) 25.40 25.28
Percent change from same month previous year 12.3 -0.5
Rail (billions of dollars) 5.00 5.37
Percent change from same month previous year 12.9 7.4
Pipeline (billions of dollars) 0.37 0.31
Percent change from same month previous year 120.2 -16.5

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TransBorder Freight Data, available at http://www.bts.gov/ntda/tbscd/prod.html as of December 2012.