The value of U.S. trade using surface transportation to and from Canada and Mexico was 15.5 percent higher in November than a year earlier, the Transportation Department reported Tuesday.
November’s $68.1 billion in trade volume between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners was down 3.6 percent from October. Month-to-month changes can be affected by seasonal variations and other factors.
Surface transportation consists largely of freight movements by truck, rail and pipeline. In November, 86.1 percent of U.S. trade by value with Canada and Mexico moved on land.
U.S.-Canada surface transportation trade totaled $39.5 billion in November, up 12.6 percent compared to November 2009. The value of U.S. imports carried by truck from Canada was 11.5 percent higher than a year earlier. Exports were up 12.6 percent.
U.S.-Mexico surface transportation trade totaled $28.6 billion in November, up 19.7 percent year-to-year. The value of truck shipments rose 22.4 percent for U.S. imports and 21.9 percent for exports.
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