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)

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Value of U.S.-Canada Trade (monthly data). 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)

Value of U.S.-Mexico Trade (monthly data). 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 Mar-04 Mar-05
Truck (millions of dollars) 24,460 25,894
Percent change from same month previous year 15.15 5.86
Rail (millions of dollars) 6,813 7,261
Percent change from same month previous year 17.69 6.57
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 2,899 3,882
Percent change from same month previous year -22.07 33.89

U.S. - Mexico Trade Mar-04 Mar-05
Truck (millions of dollars) 16,421 16,378
Percent change from same month previous year 21.89 -0.26
Rail (millions of dollars) 2,915 3,028
Percent change from same month previous year 10.95 3.88
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 1 28
Percent change from same month previous year -96.22 4497.52

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 Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Dataset, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of June 2005.