Background

The value of monthly freight flows between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners totaled $102.7 billion in April, down 3.0 percent from March but up 12.8 percent from a year earlier, according to Department of Transportation statistics.

The value of total U.S. trade with Canada fell 3.2 percent from March to $52.2 billion but was up 10.9 percent from a year earlier. U.S. trade with Mexico was valued at $50.5 billion in April, down 2.7 percent from March but up 14.8 percent from April 2017.

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 April 2017 to April 2018 are as follows.

 

Total

Canada

Mexico

 

Imports

Exports

Imports

Exports

Imports

Exports

Truck

+15.0

+15.6

+10.8

+9.4

+17.9

+23.1

Rail

-6.0

+7.1

+2.2

+13.7

-16.4

-1.1

Vessel

+15.3

+60.7

+16.6

+175.8

+14.5

+37.4

Air

+15.5

+13.3

+16.4

+16.8

+14.2

+7.5

Pipeline

+8.5

-0.9

+8.6

-2.0

+3.1

+2.4

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