BTS reports January 2013 trade with NAFTA partners is up 3.5 percent

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said this week that trade using all forms of freight transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 3.5 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012 at $90.5 billion.

By ·

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said this week that trade using all forms of freight transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 3.5 percent in January 2013 compared to January 2012 at $90.5 billion.

In the past, BTS has only measured this trade data by surface transportation modes, but going forward it will be based on trucks, rail, ocean vessels, pipelines, and air.

U.S.-Canada surface transportation trade in January came in at $51.0 billion. Michigan paced all states in trade with Canada in January at $5.7 billion, which was down 1.9 percent annually. BTS said trucks accounted for 53.1 percent of this trade activity, followed by rail at 16.2 percent, pipelines at 13.9 percent, vessels at 6.1 percent, and air at 4.4 percent. Truck, rail and pipeline accounted for 83.1 percent of total U.S.-Canada trade, said BTS.

The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Mexico was $39.5 billion in January. Texas led all states in surface trade with Mexico at $15.9 billion for a 1.8 percent annual gain. Trucks represented 67.4 percent of the trade activity, with ocean vessels next at 14.5 percent, rail at 11.8 percent, and air and pipelines at 3.1 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively. Texas led all states in trade activity with Mexico at $15.9 billion for a 1.8 percent annual gain. Truck, rail, and pipeline represented 79.9 percent of total monthly trade with Mexico.


Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
Unlock the Value of Your Supply Chain Through Embedded Analytics
Learn how embedded analytics can provide deeper supply chain intelligence and help you extract maximum value from data for your supply chain operations
Download Today!
From the May 2017 Issue
Everyone is talking about terms like digitization, Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management, but what sort of technologies fall under these broad terms, and how will they change the management capabilities at our disposal? To find out, we talked to some noted supply chain analysts, consultants and technology executives and gathered six digital trends to watch.
Transportation Trends and Best Practices: The Battle for the Last Mile
2017 Technology Roundtable: Are we closer to “Intelligent” Logistics?
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Going Beyond Rate Negotiations for Logistics Cost Savings
The pressure to reduce cost is a fundamental part of every organization today leaving many supply chain professionals constantly renegotiating rates. This webcast examines four areas that may hold untapped savings potentials and even help organizations negotiate better rates.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain
Everyone is talking about terms like digitization, Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management,...
2017 Salary Survey: Fresh Voices Express Optimism
Our “33rd Annual Salary Survey” reflects more diversity entering the logistics management...

LM Exclusive: Major Modes Join E-commerce Mix
While last mile carriers receive much of the attention, the traditional modal heavyweights are in...
ASEAN Logistics: Building Collectively
While most of the world withdraws inward, Southeast Asia is practicing effective cooperation between...