NAFTA trade up 19% in September

Surface transportation trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico was 19.3 percent higher in September 2010 than in September 2009, reaching $68.3 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The value of U.S. surface transportation trade with North American Free Trade partners Canada and Mexico in September 2010 remained 4.8 percent below the September 2008 level despite the 2009-2010 increase.

BTS reported the value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico rose 0.5 percent in September from August; month-to-month changes can be affected by seasonal variations and other factors.

U.S.-Canada surface transportation trade totaled $40.2 billion in September, up 15.7 percent from September 2009. The value of imports carried by truck was 10.7 percent higher in September than September 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 17.4 percent higher. Michigan led all states in surface trade with Canada in September with $5.4 billion.

U.S.-Mexico surface transportation trade totaled $28.1 billion in September, up 24.8 percent from September 2009. The value of imports carried by truck was 23.3 percent higher in September than September 2009, while the value of exports carried by truck was 20.7 percent higher. Texas led all states in surface trade with Mexico in September with $10.2 billion.

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