BTS reports U.S.-NAFTA trade up 1.3 percent in November

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 1.3 percent in November 2013 compared to November 2012 at $91.6 billion.

By ·

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 1.3 percent in November 2013 compared to November 2012 at $91.6 billion.

BTS said trucks accounted for 59.9 percent of the $96.1 billion of U.S.-NAFTA trade in November, with $30.2 billion in exports and $27.4 billion in imports. Trucks were followed by rail at 15.8 percent, vessels at 9.0 percent, pipeline at 6.6 percent, and air at 4.0 percent, with truck, rail, and pipeline accounting for a cumulative 82.3 percent of trade activity.

U.S.-Canada surface transportation trade in November came in at $52.8 billion. Trucks paced all modes at 52.8 percent, and rail was at 17.0 percent with pipeline at 11.5 percent, vessels at 5.5 percent, and air at 4.7 percent.

The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Mexico was $43.3 billion in November. Trucks led the way at 66.1 percent, rail at 14.3 percent, vessel, air, and pipelines at 13.3 percent, 3.1 percent, and 0.7 percent, respectively.


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!

Article Topics

BTS · NAFTA · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
New Supply Chain Technology Best Practices
New breakthrough developments, such as drones and driverless vehicles, seem to be everywhere.
Download Today!
From the October 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
A leading distributor of professional salon products in the U.S. forms unique partnerships with its key LTLs to lower transport costs, reduce its carbon footprint and improve service to its 565 store locations.
Q4 2017 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable: Improvements apparent; work remains
LM Viewpoint: Collaboration, Now more than ever
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
The State of the Rail/Intermodal Markets
In this webinar our panel will discuss the new service challenges facing rail/intermodal providers and offer practical advice for how shippers can keep efficiency high and costs down.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
SalonCentric: One Beautiful Network
A leading distributor of professional salon products in the U.S. forms unique partnerships with its...
2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics...

26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Transportation at Digital Speed
While a majority of companies strongly agree that transportation is a strategically important...
34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners Revealed
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service...