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NAFTA Freight Flows Tumble in November

Friday, January 30, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Monthly freight flows between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners sank 11 percent from October to November to $96.3 billion, according to statistics released Jan. 29 by the Department of Transportation. However, the value of total U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico was up 0.1 percent from November 2013.

Percentage changes in the value of monthly U.S. freight flows by mode of transportation from November 2013 to November 2014 include the following.

Total

Canada

Mexico

Imports

Exports

Imports

Exports

Imports

Exports

Truck

+4.2

-1.2

+2.0

-3.8

+5.9

+2.3

Rail

-4.4

-0.3

-5.3

-5.0

-2.8

+4.9

Vessel

-3.7

-2.9

+4.6

-4.2

-7.5

-2.1

Pipeline

-7.8

+79.2

-7.7

+110.5

-28.7

+34.8

Air

-10.3

-4.8

-5.2

-5.8

-18.6

-2.8

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