WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade using surface transportation between the Canada, the US and Mexico was 20.2% lower in September 2009 than in September 2008, dropping to $57.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US Department of Transportation.
However, BTS reported that the value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico rose 5.6% in August 2009 from September 2009.
The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in September was up 4.3% compared to September 2004, and up 32.1% compared to September 1999. Imports in September were up 27.2% compared to September 1999, while exports were up 38.4%.
US-Canada surface transportation trade totalled $34.8 billion in September, down 25.7% compared to September 2008. The value of imports carried by truck was 24.5% lower in September 2009 compared to September 2008, while the value of exports carried by truck was 15.1% lower during this period.
Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in September with $4.5 billion.
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