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N.A. surface trade jumps more than 12% in April

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Trade using surface transportation Canada, the US and Mexico was 12.1% higher in April than in April 2010, reaching $73.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US Department of...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade using surface transportation Canada, the US and Mexico was 12.1% higher in April than in April 2010, reaching $73.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US Department of Transportation.

BTS reported that the value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in April rose 48.3% in two years from April 2009 but remained 0.7% below the early recession level of April 2008.

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in April was up 19.5% compared to April 2006, and up 57.6% compared to April 2001. Imports in April were up 48.3% compared to April 2001, while exports were up 70.0%.

Freight value in April fell 8.7% from the previous month.

US-Canada and US-Mexico surface transportation trade both increased when compared to April 2010 with US-Canada totalling $44.6 billion, an 11.8% increase, and US-Mexico totalling $29.1 billion, a 12.4% increase.

In April trade by state, Michigan continued to lead all states in surface trade with Canada at $5.8 billion, up 6.6% from April 2010.


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