US Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico

US Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico

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

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

Value of U.S. - Mexico Trade. If you are a user with disability and cannot view this image, use the table version. If you need further assistance, call 800-853-1351.

Surface freight 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. Mexico now ranks second. Surface modes include not only truck, rail, and pipeline, but also government mail and other miscellaneous modes.

U.S. - Canada Trade May-06 May-07
Truck (millions of dollars) 28,336 28,425
Percent change from same month previous year 11.41 0.31
Rail (millions of dollars) 7,519 7,906
Percent change from same month previous year 12.18 5.15
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 4,560 4,841
Percent change from same month previous year 41.00 6.17

U.S. - Mexico Trade May-06 May-07
Truck (millions of dollars) 18,903 20,265
Percent change from same month previous year 16.74 7.21
Rail (millions of dollars) 3,520 4,078
Percent change from same month previous year 10.37 15.84
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 67 58
Percent change from same month previous year 29.60 -13.70

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 Surface Freight Dataset; August 2007; available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/tbscd/prod.html. The original data are from U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Exports of Merchandise data and U.S. Imports of Merchandise data.