Transborder Freight Up 5% in October

Transborder freight moved by rail between the United States, Canada and Mexico rose 5 percent to $14.5 billion worth of goods in October 2020 compared with September 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported last week.

BTS said on a year-over-year basis, freight moved by rail in October fell 0.4 percent.

Freight moved by all modes of transportation among the three nations rose 5.8 percent to $102.1 billion worth of goods in October compared with September, but fell 4.7 percent in a year-over-year comparison.

Rail was the second-most used mode in October making up 14.2 percent of all transborder freight.

During October $7.6 billion worth of freight moved by rail between the United States and Canada, up 2 percent compared with September but down 3.6 percent year over year.

Between the United States and Mexico, $6.8 billion worth of freight was moved by rail in October, up 8.5 percent in September and 3.4 percent year over year.

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