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)

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 Sep-05 Sep-06
Truck (millions of dollars) 25,790 26,463
Percent change from same month previous year 10.19 2.61
Rail (millions of dollars) 6,837 6,717
Percent change from same month previous year 4.62 -1.75
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 4,763 4,320
Percent change from same month previous year 49.17 -9.30

U.S. - Mexico Trade Sep-05 Sep-06
Truck (millions of dollars) 16,883 18,386
Percent change from same month previous year 6.33 8.90
Rail (millions of dollars) 3,273 3,711
Percent change from same month previous year 9.39 13.40
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 70 68
Percent change from same month previous year 249.44 -3.07

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 November 2006.