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    Jul-00       Jul-01   
Truck (millions of dollars) 17,912 16,823
Truck percent change from same month previous year   5.01  -6.08
Rail (millions of dollars)  3,977  3,841
Rail percent change from same month previous year   7.13  -3.42
Pipeline (millions of dollars)  1,837  2,463
Pipeline percent change from same month previous year  90.25  34.10

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.

U.S. - Mexico Trade    Jul-00       Jul-01   
Truck (millions of dollars) 13,525 12,605
Truck percent change from same month previous year  16.15  -6.80
Rail (millions of dollars)  2,500  2,566
Rail percent change from same month previous year  38.21   2.66
Pipeline (millions of dollars)     39      4
Pipeline percent change from same month previous year 218.37 -89.58

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.