10.4 million trucks entered U.S. in 2011

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Riding the highest level of trade ($461 billion) between the U.S. and Mexico since 2006, 10.4 million trucks entered the U.S. in 2011 either from Mexico or Canada, carrying goods valued at more than $1.06 trillion, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Trade between the U.S. and Canada saw a 12 percent increase from 2010 to 2011.

Laredo, Texas, was the most used gateway, with $117.3 billion in shipments passing through. Detroit, Mich., was second most used and accounted for $98.7 billion in shipments. Buffalo, N.Y., El Paso, Texas, and Port Huron, Mich., round out the top five. 

Surface transportation accounted for 62 percent of the total freight moved between the countries, accounting for $625 billion in 2011. 

According to the report, 93 million personal vehicles entered the U.S. in 2011, 31.6 million from Canada and 61.2 million from Mexico. Moreover, 322,000 buses and 35,000 trains entered.