The United States' commerce with its largest North American trading partners, Canada and Mexico, was up 19.3 percent in September, new figures from the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics show.
Those figures, released Tuesday, show that cross-border surface trade still remains 4.8 percent below September 2008 levels despite the healthy increase this year over 2009.
Total surface trade with Canada totaled $36.57 billion in September this year, compared with $30.82 billion in September 2009. Total trade with Mexico and Canada jumped from $57.3 billion in September last year to $68.32 billion this year.
BTS statistics rank Washington eighth among the states in trade with Canada. The top state in Canada trading was Michigan, with $5.437 billion in trade.