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Data Profile: North American Transborder Freight Data
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North American Transborder Freight Data
   Overview
The Bureau of Transportation's Transborder Surface Freight data provides North American merchandise trade data by commodity type, by surface mode of transportation (rail, truck, pipeline, mail and other), and with geographic detail for U.S. exports to and imports from Canada and Mexico. These data, available since April 1993, are a subset of official U.S. international merchandise trade data. The purpose of the database, updated on a monthly basis, is to provide transportation information on North American trade flows. This type of information is being used to monitor freight flows and changes to them since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the United States, Canada and Mexico in December 1993 and its entry into force on January 1, 1994. The database is also being used for trade corridor studies, transportation infrastructure planning, marketing and logistics analyses, and other purposes.

Available data series include 1) exports to Mexico or Canada by state of origin and commodity and 2) imports from Mexico or Canada.

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   Coverage
The Transborder Surface Freight Dataset provides North American merchandise trade data for U.S. exports to and imports from Canada and Mexico.
   Availability
 
 
First Year1993
Last Year2001
FrequencyMonthly
 
   Summary Tables
 
   National Transportation Statistics
 
Value of U.S. Land Exports to and Imports from Canada and Mexico by Mode ($ millions)
   Indicators
 
U.S. Surface Trade With Canada And Mexico
 
 
   Data Source and Contacts
 
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