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NAFTA Freight Flows Jump to Record High in October

Monday, January 12, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Monthly freight flows between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners surged 5.9 percent in October to a record $108.2 billion, according to statistics released Jan. 8 by the Department of Transportation. The value of total U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico was also up 4.9 percent from a year earlier.

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

 

Total

Canada

Mexico

 

Imports

Exports

Imports

Exports

Imports

Exports

Truck

+8.3

+2.3

+11.3

+0.4

+11.8

+7.0

Rail

+3.1

+1.1

+0.1

+2.1

+8.2

+0.1

Vessel

-17.2

+8.0

-36.2

+22.6

-5.3

-0.2

Pipeline

+1.7

-17.0

+1.7

-33.4

+6.7

+34.8

Air

+1.8

+7.3

+6.5

-1.6

-5.9

+26.7

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