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NAFTA Freight Flows See Increase in January

Friday, April 06, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The value of monthly freight flows between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners totaled $96.6 billion in January, up 3.3 percent from December and 9.9 percent from a year earlier, according to Department of Transportation statistics.

The value of total U.S. trade with Canada edged up 0.4 percent from December to $48.9 billion but was up 8.8 percent from a year earlier. U.S. trade with Mexico was valued at $47.7 billion in January, up 6.5 percent from December and 11.0 percent from December 2016.

Percentage changes in the value of monthly U.S. freight flows with Canada and Mexico, as well as with both NAFTA partners combined, by mode of transportation from January 2017 to January 2018 are as follows.

 

Total

Canada

Mexico

 

Imports

Exports

Imports

Exports

Imports

Exports

Truck

+11.2

+9.1

+4.5

+7.7

+16.1

+10.5

Rail

-3.0

+8.3

+3.6

+5.0

-11.8

+11.7

Vessel

+0.5

+20.1

-8.5

+126.8

+7.4

+2.6

Air

-3.6

+4.7

-5.0

+0.4

-1.1

+11.7

Pipeline

+35.0

+31.1

+35.0

-6.0

+36.9

+134.3

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