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NAFTA surface trade clears $80B record

August 2011 Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico Rose 18.3 percent from August 2010.

Surface transportation between the United States and Canada reached $47.5 billion in August, a 19.1 percent increase over the same month in 2010.

Overall, total surface trade between all three NAFTA nations was 18.3 percent higher in totaling $80.4 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

This was only the second time on record that U.S.-NAFTA trade by land modes exceeded $80 billion in one month. The first was in March 2011.

Surface transportation includes freight movements by truck, rail, pipeline, mail.