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NAFTA surface trade makes gains in September

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 19.3% higher in September 2010 than in September 2009, reaching $68.3 billion, according to a report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 19.3% higher in September 2010 than in September 2009, reaching $68.3 billion, according to a report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US Department of Transportation.

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in September 2010 remained 4.8% below the September 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase.

BTS reported that the value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico rose 0.5% in September from August.

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in September was up 11.7% compared to September 2005, and up 38.9% compared to September 2000. Imports in September were up 30.6% compared to September 2000, while exports were up 49.9%.

US-Canada surface transportation trade totalled $40.2 billion in September, up 15.7% compared to September 2009. The value of imports carried by truck was 10.7% higher in September 2010 compared to September 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 17.4% higher during this period.

Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in September with $5.4 billion.


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