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
How Lean is your Lean Quality Program?
Avoid quality program bureaucracy that can sap logistics productivity and increase costs
Download Today!
From the September 2016 Issue
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and organizational structure—finds many companies waiting to commit to a strategic path. However, waiting too long will only result in a competitive disadvantage that will be difficult to overcome in today’s fast-paced, global economy.
Time for Asia’s ports to rebuild
Is the freight recession upon us…again?
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Supply Chain Best Practices: Visibility to In-Transit Inventory
During this webcast you'll learn on how various organizations have gained instant access to in-transit parcels and given access to this information to stakeholders.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
25th Annual Masters of Logistics
Indecision revolving around three complex supply chain elements—transportation, technology and...
2016 Quest for Quality: Winners Take the Spotlight
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports have crossed the service-excellence...

Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...
Digital Reality Check
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think....