Transborder Freight Declined in September

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported this week transborder freight moved by rail between the United States and Canada and Mexico fell 6.9 percent to $13.8 billion worth of goods in September compared with September 2019.

Freight moving by rail dropped 0.3 percent between August and September.

Freight moved by all modes of transportation between the three nations rose 3.2 percent to $96.4 billion worth of goods in September compared with August’s level, but was down 4.9 percent compared with September 2019’s level.

Rail was the second-most used mode in September. Trucks were the most-used mode, moving $63.5 billion worth of goods in September, up 4.3 percent from August’s level but down 0.8 percent year over year.

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