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Surface trade jumps 37% in March

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 37.0% percent hig...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Trade using surface transportation between Canada, the US and Mexico was 37.0% percent higher in March 2010 than in March 2009, reaching $69.9 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the US Department of Transportation. The 37.0% increase from March 2009 to March 2010 is the largest year-over-year rise on record, but freight value in March 2010 still remained 1.2% less than the value in March 2008.

BTS reported that the value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico rose 17.6% in March 2010 from February 2010. 

The value of US surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in March was up 17.7% compared to March 2005, and up 33.6% compared to March 2000. Imports in March were up 31.8% compared to March 2000, while exports were up 35.8%. 

US-Canada surface transportation trade total1ed $42.1 billion in March, up 35.6% compared to March 2009. The value of imports carried by truck was 19.4% higher in March 2010 compared to March 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 30.4% higher during this period.

Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in March with $ 5.8 billion.


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