This is the first of a two-part series looking at NAFTA’s legacy, the North American supply chain and the future of cross-border trade.
Mexico Trade Data
12 Jan 2014
At a recent supply chain conference, Bradley S. Jacobs heard a “financially compelling” case for investing and doing business in his country from former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. “Mexico is positioning to chip into China’s status as one of our major trading partners,” said the chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics.
13 Dec 2013
In a sign of an improving economic environment and growing preference for rail to move goods between the U.S. and Mexico, U.S.-Mexico cross-border trade by rail, measured in value terms, hit an all-time high in September. It rose 16.4 percent year-over-year to $6.25 billion, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Cross-border truck trade also climbed, rising 7.7 percent year-over-year to $27.2 billion, a record for the month.
30 Sep 2013
U.S. cross-border traffic with Mexico via truck and rail jumped 8.1 percent in July 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Both imports and exports via these modes of surface transportation were up year-over-year for the first time since April.
09 Sep 2013
U.S. cross-border imports from Mexico via rail jumped 10.8 percent in June 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Rail imports from Mexico have seen year-over-year increases for the past 17 months.
12 Aug 2013
June was the best month of the year so far for U.S. beef and pork exports, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
05 Aug 2013
U.S. cross-border traffic with Mexico via truck and rail was up 3.7 percent from $34.3 billion in May 2012 to $35.57 billion this May, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
05 Aug 2013
U.S. cross-border imports from North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada via rail soared in May 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. However, truck imports declined.
09 Jul 2013
The volume of U.S. beef exports in May was 97,820 metric tons, rising 3 percent year-over-year, and export value was $513.6 million, increasing 9 percent compared with the value in May 2012...
02 Jul 2013
Journal of Commerce Economist Mario Moreno upgraded his forecast for the eastbound trans-Pacific lane to 3 percent growth to a total of 13.1 million TEUs. Better-than-expected traffic in the first quarter was the major driver in the upgrade — issued in the June report of Container Shipping Outlook — from the forecast of 2 percent growth made at the TPM conference in Long Beach in March. “China was the region’s best performer sending 4.9 percent more volume or nearly double the four-quarter moving average rate of growth to U.S. ports than in the same period last year,” he said.
01 Jul 2013
Exports by truck from the U.S. to Mexico jumped nearly 20 percent year-over-year in April 2013, according to data obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Overall value from cross border traffic increased in April.
01 Jul 2013
U.S. cross-border traffic with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Mexico and Canada via truck and rail was up 8.3 percent from $69.17 billion in April 2012 to roughly $75 billion this April, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.