Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was 6.6 percent higher in June than in June 2011.
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its NAFTA partners was 8.3 percent higher in May 2012 than in May 2011.
Trade using surface transportation was 6.2 percent higher this year than last and the highest month for NAFTA trade value since 1994.
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.
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Trade with Canada and Mexico in June remained 5.8 percent below the June 2008 level.
The increase is the largest year-over-year rise on record but freight value in March remained 1.2 percent less than two years earlier.
The 24.1 percent increase is the largest year-over-year rise on record but freight value remained 14.3 percent less than in February 2008.
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