Transborder Freight Was Up in January

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported last week that transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation between the United States and Canada and Mexico rose 1.5 percent to $97.1 billion worth of goods in January compared with January 2019 levels.

Rail shipments were the second-most used mode and accounted for $13.4 billion of freight during January, a 3.9 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago.

On a year-over-year basis freight moved by rail between the United States and Canada fell 2 percent to $7.4 billion worth of goods.

Freight moved by rail between the United States and Mexico increased 12 percent to $6 billion.

The three busiest rail border ports and value of goods moved in January were in Laredo, Texas, $3.2 billion; Detroit, $2.2 billion; and Eagle Pass, Texas, $1.7 billion.

The top three rail commodities were motor vehicles and parts, worth $6 billion; mineral fuels, worth $1.4 billion; and plastics and articles, worth $700 million.

Those commodities represented 60.2 percent of the total transborder freight moved by rail.

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: