Can-Am truck trade still down at end of ’09

WASHINGTON — Surface trade between the U.S. and Canada was down 7.2 percent in November from the year-ago month, totaling $35 billion.

The value of imports carried by truck was 6.1 percent lower in November 2009 compared to November 2008, while the value of exports carried by truck was 1.8 percent lower during this period, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Overall, surface transportation trade between all three NAFTA nations, U.S., Canada and Mexico, was down 2.9 percent from November 2008, landing at $58.9 billion.

The value, however, grew 5 percent compared to November 2004, and gained 28.5 percent compared to November 1999, a period of 10 years. Imports were up 25.1 percent compared to November 1999, while exports were up 32.7 percent. 

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