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)

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Value of U.S. Canada Trade (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

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

Value of U.S. Mexico Trade (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

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-01 Mar-02
Truck (millions of dollars) 21,805 20,250
Truck percent change from same month previous year -10.47  -7.13
Rail (millions of dollars)  5,508  5,744
Rail percent change from same month previous year  -9.91   4.30
Pipeline (millions of dollars)  2,359  1,727
Pipeline percent change from same month previous year  38.00 -26.80

 

U.S. - Mexico Trade Mar-01 Mar-02
Truck (millions of dollars) 14,530 12,904
Truck percent change from same month previous year  -4.75 -11.19
Rail (millions of dollars)  2,986  2,782
Rail percent change from same month previous year  16.83  -6.83
Pipeline (millions of dollars)     14     14
Pipeline percent change from same month previous year -25.56  -0.55

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; June 14, 2002; available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/tbscd/prod.html.