NAFTA trade rises in October

| January 05, 2012

Surface transportation trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico rose 12 percent in October over a year earlier to $79 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

U.S.-Canada trade increased 14.1 percent year-over-year to $46.4 billion, while U.S.-Mexico gained 9.1 percent to $32.6 billion, BTS said. 

Surface transportation among the North American Free Trade Agreement countries includes freight movements by truck, rail, pipeline, mail, Foreign Trade Zones, and other. In October, 86.1 percent of U.S. trade by value with Canada and Mexico moved via land.