Truck crossings from Canada totaled 5.6 million in 2012. Photo by Jim Park
Border crossings into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico in 2012 included 10.7 million truck crossings, along with with personal vehicles entering the U.S. nearly 96 million times (33.1 million from Canada, and 62.7 million from Mexico.) The stats also include 320,000 buses and 37,000 trains.
According to the new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in 2012, goods valued at more than $1.11 trillion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico, 5% higher than in 2011 and 21% higher than 2010.
Truck crossings from Canada totaled 5.6 million, while those from Mexico were at 5.1 million.
Total trade with Canada and Mexico in 2012 amounted to a little more than $1.1 trillion, up 22% from 2007. Nearly $665 billion of that moved along roadways, by far the most of any mode, including air, vessel, rail and pipeline.
Total trade with Canada equaled $616 billion, up 9.7% from 2007 through 2012, with more than $341 billion of that moved over the road, a nearly 5.2% increase during the same time.
Total trade with Mexico was nearly $494 billion, up 42% from 2007 through 2012, with $323 billion of that moved over the road, an almost 40.5% jump during the same time.