US Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico

US 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)

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

U.S. - Canada Trade Aug-07 Aug-08
Truck (billions of dollars) 27.06 26.47
Percent change from same month previous year 0.24 -2.20
Rail (billions of dollars) 7.82 8.91
Percent change from same month previous year 4.56 13.93
Pipeline (billions of dollars) 4.86 8.42
Percent change from same month previous year -2.52 73.19
U.S. - Mexico Trade Aug-07 Aug-08
Truck (billions of dollars) 20.99 20.37
Percent change from same month previous year 6.16 -2.98
Rail (billions of dollars) 4.26 4.16
Percent change from same month previous year 17.10 -2.48
Pipeline (billions of dollars) 0.06 0.10
Percent change from same month previous year -11.35 62.05

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 November 2008.