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)

Value of US Surface Trade with Canada. 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 US Surface Trade with Mexico. 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.

NOTES: 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 third. Surface modes include not only truck, rail, and pipeline, but also government mail and other miscellaneous modes.

U.S. - Canada Trade Feb-07 Feb-08
Truck (millions of dollars) 24,990 27,171
Percent change from same month previous year 2.02 8.73
Rail (millions of dollars) 6,349 7,802
Percent change from same month previous year -9.17 22.90
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 4,214 6,996
Percent change from same month previous year -23.45 66.03

U.S. - Mexico Trade Feb-07 Feb-08
Truck (millions of dollars) 17,441 19,363
Percent change from same month previous year 5.94 11.02
Rail (millions of dollars) 3,437 3,978
Percent change from same month previous year 8.67 15.73
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 39 96
Percent change from same month previous year -33.80 145.06

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; available at http://www.bts.gov/ntda/tbscd/prod.html as of May 2008. 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.