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N.A. surface trade rises 13.8% in December

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 13.8% higher in December 2010 than in December 2009, reaching $66.5 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 13.8% higher in December 2010 than in December 2009, reaching $66.5 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 fell 2.2% in December from November.

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in December was up 12.6% compared to December 2005, and up 48.6% compared to December 2000.  Imports in December were up 41.9% compared to December 2000, while exports were up 57.7%.

US-Canada surface transportation trade totalled $39.8 billion in December, up 12.2% compared to December 2009. The value of imports carried by truck was 17.7% higher in December compared to December 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 10.4% higher during this period.

Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in December with $4.7 billion.


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