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

By Staff
January 30, 2014

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.

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