North American Surface Trade
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) report released today showed that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 6.2 percent in November 2012 compared to November 2011.
BTS report shows that in November 2012 $56.2 billion of the U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico moved by truck, $14.9 billion by rail and $5.9 billion by pipeline. In November surface trade with Canada and Mexico accounted for 21 percent of the U.S. foreign trade.
U.S.-Canada surface trade totaled $46.7 billion in November 2012; $28.8 billion by truck, $8.8 billion by rail and $5.7 billion by pipeline. Michigan led all the states in surface trade with Canada totaling $6.6 billion in November. The number one commodity transported between the U.S. and Canada was vehicles and parts, which totaled $9.6 billion.
U.S.-Mexico surface trade for November 2012 totals $34.8 billion; $27.4 billion by truck, $6.0 billion by rail and $240 million by pipeline. Texas ranked number one in U.S.-Mexico trade in November 2012, totaling $12.4 billion. Electrical machinery was the top commodity category transported between the U.S. and Mexico in November, with a total of $7.9 billion.
For more details and charts please refer to the United States Department of Transportation: BTS Page.