Goods Worth $616 Billion Traded Between U.S., Canada

WASHINGTON, DC— In 2012, 5.6 million trucks crossed the border from Canada to the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Between Canada and Mexico, more than $1.11 trillion worth of goods crossed the U.S., which is 5 percent higher than in 2011 and 21 percent higher than 2010.

Total trade between the U.S. and Canada was $616 billion, up 9.7 percent from 2007 through 2012, with more than $341 billion of that moved over the road, a nearly 5.2 percent increase during the same time.

Total trade with Canada and Mexico in 2012 amounted to a little more than $1.1 trillion, up 22 percent from 2007, with nearly $665 billion of that moved along roadways, by far the most of any mode that also includes air, vessel, rail and pipeline.

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