Surface trade in June topples 2009 levels, falls short of 2008

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 37.6% higher in June 2010 than in June 2009, reaching $69.9 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 in June 2010 remained 5.8% below the June 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase. North American surface freight value rose 4.6% in June 2010 from May 2010.

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in June was up 17.5% compared to June 2005, and up 38.0% compared to June 2000. Imports in June were up 33.7% compared to June 2000, while exports were up 43.4%.

US-Canada surface transportation trade totaled $42.0 billion in June, up 35.5% compared to June 2009. The value of imports carried by truck was 35.8% higher in June 2010 compared to June 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 34.2% higher during this period.

Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in June with $5.9 billion.

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