Trade using surface transportation between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, was 6.6 percent higher in June 2012 than in June 2011, totaling $82.6 billion, the Transportation Department reported.
Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, the June 2012 total was $61 billion in 2004 dollars, up 11 percent from June 2011.
The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico decreased 1.4 percent in June from May. Month-to-month changes can be affected by seasonal variations and other factors.
U.S. trade by surface transportation with Canada totaled $48.4 billion in June, up 5 percent from a year earlier. U.S.-Mexico trade totaled $34.2 billion, up 8.8 percent.
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