Published on : Friday, December 6, 2013
Personal vehicles entered the United States nearly 96 million times in 2012, 33.1 million from Canada, and 62.7 million from Mexico, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS). Border crossings also included 10.7 million trucks, 320 thousand buses, and 37 thousand trains in 2012.
BTS, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, released the data as part of the ninth annual update of the North American Transportation Statistics (NATS) Online Database. A product of the North American Transportation Statistics Interchange, the NATS Online Database contains comparable transportation-related data available from the United States, Canada, and Mexico in a one-stop online resource.
The database covers the following subject areas: demographics, transportation, the economy, transportation safety, transportation’s impact on energy and the environment, domestic and international freight activity, domestic and international passenger travel, transportation infrastructure, and vehicles. The NATS Online Database is co-sponsored by BTS, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the federal-level transportation and statistical agencies of Canada and Mexico.
The NATS Online Database includes data on trade and transportation between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In 2012, goods valued at more than $1.11 trillion crossed the U.S. border in trade with Canada and Mexico, 5 percent higher than in 2011, and 21 percent higher than 2010.
Data in the NATS Online Database also show America’s top gateways for trade with Canada and Mexico.
See North American Transportation Statistics press release for summary tables and additional data. Text is available in English, French, and Spanish at the NATS Online Database.