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Washington ranks eighth in Canada trade

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on July 31, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
July 31, 2009 12:33 pm

New figures from the federal government’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics show that Washington ranks eighth among the states in surface trade with Canada.

Those statistics show that $1.052 billion in goods crossed the border by truck or train from Washington in May.

Topping the list of states exporting to Canada was Michigan with $2.769 billion in trade with Canada in May.

Much of the Michigan trade was auto parts for Canadian assembly plants.

Second was Illinois, followed by California, New York, Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania. All are more populous than Washington.

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