Truck, train and pipeline shipments between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico totaled $65.8 billion in April, a 32.4 percent increase from a year earlier, the Transportation Department reported.
It was the third consecutive month with a year-over-year increase of at least 24 percent, but freight value in April still was 11.4 percent below its level in April 2008.
The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in April was 5.9 percent below March levels. Month-to-month changes can be affected by seasonal factors and other factors.
The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in April was up 12.9 percent compared to April 2005, and up 40.5 percent compared to April 2000. Imports in April were up 38.2 percent compared to April 2000, while exports were up 43.3 percent.
U.S.–Canada surface transportation trade totaled $39.9 billion in April, up 32.1 percent compared to April 2009. U.S.-Mexico surface trade totaled $25.9 billion, a 32.8 percent year-over-year increase.
By The Numbers: U.S. Surface Trade With Canada and Mexico.
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