Transborder Freight Value Up in May

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics said this week that during May the volume of freight moved by rail among the United States, Canada and Mexico in May was worth $15.9 billion.

That’s an increase of 90 percent when compared with May 2020, but a loss of 2.2 percent when compared with May 2019.

The value of transborder freight moved by rail in May rose 1.1 percent compared with April’s level.

Rail freight moved between the United States and Canada in May was worth $8.5 billion, up 146.4 percent compared with May 2020. Rail freight moved between the United States and Mexico in May was worth $7.5 billion, up 263.8 percent year over year.

The top three commodities moved by rail were motor vehicles and parts, worth $5.7 billion; wood and articles, worth $1.6 billion; and mineral fuels, worth $1.3 billion.

Total transborder freight moved by all modes in May was worth $108.6 billion, up 93.8 percent compared to May 2020 but 1 percent below May 2019’s level.

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