U.S. Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico

U.S. Surface Trade with Canada and 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. 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.

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 Mar-11 Mar-12
Truck (billions of dollars) 30.57 30.89
Percent change from same month previous year 15.8 1.0
Rail (billions of dollars) 8.41 9.14
Percent change from same month previous year 9.6 8.6
Pipeline (billions of dollars) 6.34 6.95
Percent change from same month previous year 11.6 9.7

U.S. - Mexico Trade Mar-11 Mar-12
Truck (billions of dollars) 25.95 28.87
Percent change from same month previous year 15.1 11.2
Rail (billions of dollars) 4.76 5.53
Percent change from same month previous year 10.3 16.1
Pipeline (billions of dollars) 0.35 0.34
Percent change from same month previous year 145.4 -2.3

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 June 2012.