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

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

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 (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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 Aug-03 Aug-04
Truck (millions of dollars) 18,633 22,553
Percent change from same month previous year -7.73 21.03
Rail (millions of dollars) 5,105 6,331
Percent change from same month previous year -8.85 24.01
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 2,711 3,261
Percent change from same month previous year 56.55 20.30

 

U.S. - Mexico Trade Aug-03 Aug-04
Truck (millions of dollars) 13,434 15,854
Percent change from same month previous year -5.51 18.02
Rail (millions of dollars) 2,660 2,785
Percent change from same month previous year 4.58 4.66
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 6 7
Percent change from same month previous year -90.95 18.27

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; October, 2004; available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/tbscd/prod.html.