Trans-border Freight Fell in June

Trans-border freight the United States and Canada and Mexico fell 20.9 percent to $82.1 billion worth of goods in June compared with June 2019 levels the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics said this week.

The figure represents freight moving by all modes of transportation.

Rail was the second-most used mode, handling $11.2 billion worth of goods during the month.

That figure was a decline of 29 percent on a year-over-year basis.

The bureau said rail represented 13.7 percent of all trans-border freight moved in June.

Compared with May, the $82.1 billion worth of goods moved by all modes rose 46.3 percent in June. For rail, the increase was 105 percent.

Year over year, freight moved by rail between the United States and Canada plunged 33.5 percent to $5.7 billion worth of goods in June.

Freight moved by rail between the United States and Mexico fell 23.6 percent to $5.6 billion worth of goods.

The top three rail commodities were motor vehicles and parts, worth $5.6 billion; computers and parts, worth $600 million; and plastics, worth $600 million.

Those top three commodities represented 60.7 percent of the total trans-border freight moved by rail.

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