U.S. SURFACE TRADE WITH CANADA

U.S. SURFACE TRADE WITH CANADA

Value of U.S. Canada Trade (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Value of U.S. Canada Trade (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

U.S. SURFACE TRADE WITH MEXICO

Value of U.S. Mexico Trade (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Value of U.S. Mexico Trade (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

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 Apr-00 Apr-01
Truck (millions of dollars) 21,358 20,637
Truck percent change from same month previous year 7.38 -3.38
Rail (millions of dollars) 5,486 5,178
Rail percent change from same month previous year 2.74 -5.62
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 1,563 2,638
Pipeline percent change from same month previous year 91.63 68.72

U.S. - Mexico Trade Mar-00 Mar-01
Truck (millions of dollars) 13,429 12,919
Truck percent change from same month previous year 21.21 -3.80
Rail (millions of dollars) 2,738 2,574
Rail percent change from same month previous year 79.91 -6.00
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 15 38
Pipeline percent change from same month previous year 24.99 156.99

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

SOURCE: Data obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau by the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transborder Surface Freight Dataset, available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/tbscd/prod.html.