Transborder Freight was Up in February

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics said this week that transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation between the United States, Canada and Mexico rose 1.9 percent to a value of $95.9 billion worth of goods in February compared with February 2019 levels.

Railroad transportation was the second-most used mode, moving $14.4 billion worth of freight during February, a 10.3 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago.

Year over year, freight moved by rail between the United States and Canada rose 2.9 percent to $7.3 billion worth of goods.

Freight moved by rail between the United States and Mexico rose 19.3 percent to $7 billion worth of goods.

In a news release BTS said the U.S.-Mexico rail increase was driven by a 29.6 percent increase in imports of vehicles other than railway. Non-railway vehicles are 76.9 percent of imports by rail from Mexico.

Freight moved by rail in February represented 15 percent of all transborder freight during moved during the month.

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