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 Aug-04 Aug-05
Truck (millions of dollars) 22,553 25,620
Percent change from same month previous year 21.04 13.60
Rail (millions of dollars) 6,331 6,640
Percent change from same month previous year 24.02 4.88
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 3,261 4,550
Percent change from same month previous year 32.36 20.01

U.S. - Mexico Trade Aug-04 Aug-05
Truck (millions of dollars) 15,854 17,149
Percent change from same month previous year 18.01 8.17
Rail (millions of dollars) 2,785 3,009
Percent change from same month previous year 4.70 8.04
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 67 43
Percent change from same month previous year 17.54 -35.82

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/, as of November 2005.