The November 2011 value of U.S. surface transportation trade with the nation's North American Free Trade Agreement partners rose 30.1 % in two years from November 2009, 26.4% from November 200, 18.3% from November 2006 and also 72.6% from 10 years ago in 2001.
Imports in November were up 64.3% since November 2001, while exports were up 83.5%.
Surface transportation includes freight movements by truck, rail, pipeline, mail, Foreign Trade Zones, and others. In November, 84.8% of U.S. trade by value with Canada and Mexico moved via land, 10.8% moved by vessel, and 4.4% moved by air.
U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico surface transportation trade both increased compared to November 2010 with U.S.-Canada reaching $44.3 billion, a 12.2% increase, and U.S.-Mexico reaching $32.4 billion, a 13.3% increase.