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

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)

Value of U.S.-Canada 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.

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, while Mexico now ranks second. Surface modes include not only truck, rail, and pipeline (shown here), but also government mail and other miscellaneous modes.

U.S. - Canada Trade Oct-03 Oct-04
Truck (millions of dollars) 21,881 24,086
Percent change from same month previous year 2.33 10.08
Rail (millions of dollars) 6,300 6,546
Percent change from same month previous year 14.75 3.91
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 2,516 3,409
Percent change from same month previous year 20.41 35.50
U.S. - Mexico Trade Oct-03 Oct-04
Truck (millions of dollars) 15,945 16,554
Percent change from same month previous year 3.86 3.82
Rail (millions of dollars) 2,803 3,285
Percent change from same month previous year 3.20 17.22
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 6 21
Percent change from same month previous year -90.48 233.83

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

SOURCE: Data obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau by the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Dataset; December, 2004; available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/tbscd/prod.html.