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NAFTA surface trade dips slightly in November

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Surface trade using surface transportation Canada, the US and Mexico was 2.9% lower in Nov...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Surface trade using surface transportation Canada, the US and Mexico was 2.9% lower in November 2009 than in November 2008, dropping to $58.9 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 4.0% in November 2009 from October 2009.

 

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in November was up 5.0% compared to November 2004, and up 28.5% compared to November 1999.  Imports in November were up 25.1% compared to November 1999, while exports were up 32.7%. 

 

US-Canada surface transportation trade totalled $35.0 billion in November, down 7.2% compared to November 2008. The value of imports carried by truck was 6.1% lower in November 2009 compared to November 2008, while the value of exports carried by truck was 1.8% lower during this period.

 

Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in November with $4.3 billion.


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