U.S. SURFACE TRADE WITH CANADA AND MEXICO

U.S. SURFACE TRADE WITH CANADA AND MEXICO

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

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

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 Mar-00 Mar-01
Truck (millions of dollars) 24,354 21,805
Truck percent change from same month previous year 12.02 -10.47
Rail (millions of dollars) 6,114 5,508
Rail percent change from same month previous year 14.50 -9.91
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 1,709 2,359
Pipeline percent change from same month previous year 121.97 38.00

U.S. - Mexico Trade Mar-00 Mar-01
Truck (millions of dollars) 15,255 14,530
Truck percent change from same month previous year 29.23 -4.75
Rail (millions of dollars) 2,556 2,986
Rail percent change from same month previous year 48.91 16.83
Pipeline (millions of dollars) 19 14
Pipeline percent change from same month previous year 98.67 -25.56

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.