September 2010 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 19.3 Percent Over a Year Ago
Surface transportation trade between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 19.3 percent higher in Sept. 2010 than in Sept. 2009, reaching $68.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in Sept. 2010 remained 4.8 percent below the Sept. 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase. The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico rose 0.5 percent in Sept. 2010 from August 2010. U.S.-Canada surface transportation trade totaled $40.2 billion in Sept., up 15.7 percent compared to Sept. 2009. U.S.-Mexico surface transportation trade totaled $28.1 billion in Sept., up 24.8 percent compared to Sept. 2009. In Sept., 86.9 percent of U.S. trade by value with Canada and Mexico moved on land.