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Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 4.6% higher in July than the same month a year ago, the Department of Transportation said Thursday.
Trade among the North American Free Trade Agreement partners rose to $75.7 billion, DOT’s Bureau of Trade Statistics said in its monthly report.
Month-to-month trade, which is affected by seasonal factors, fell 8.4% from June, BTS said.
The 4.6% year-over-year gain is the smallest upturn since increases resumed in December 2009 and reflected lower energy costs.
U.S.-Canada trade rose 1% to $42.9 billion, while U.S.-Mexico trade rose 9.7% to $32.7 billion.
Truck imports to the United States from the two countries rose 5.9% year-over-year to $25.1 billion. Exports rose 5.5% to $27.3 billion.