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NAFTA surface trade jumps in April

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 32.4% higher in A...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 32.4% higher in April 2010 than in April 2009, reaching $65.8 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US Department of Transportation. The 32.4% increase is the third consecutive monthly increase of at least 24% from the previous year. Freight value in April 2010 still remained 11.4% less than the value in April 2008.

BTS reported that the value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico fell 5.9% in April 2010 from March 2010.

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in April was up 12.9% compared to April 2005, and up 40.5% compared to April 2000. Imports in April were up 38.2% compared to April 2000, while exports were up 43.3%. 

US-Canada surface transportation trade totalled $39.9 billion in April, up 32.1% compared to April 2009. The value of imports carried by truck was 21.5% higher in April 2010 compared to April 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 31.6% higher during this period.

Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in April with $5.5 billion.


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