NAFTA trade up in July

Surface transportation trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico increased 18.1 percent in July compared with a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

BTS reported the value of the trade was $72.4 billion. In July, 85.2 percent of U.S. trade by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico moved via land.

U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico surface transportation trade both increased, with U.S.-Canada gaining 17 percent to $42.5 billion, and U.S.-Mexico up 19.7 percent to $29.9 billion.