Transborder Freight Value up in June

Transborder rail freight among the United States, Canada and Mexico in June was worth $16.4 billion, up 45.5 percent compared with June 2020 and up 3.4 percent compared with June 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

BTS said rail was the second-most used mode of freight transportation, moving 14.1 percent of all transborder freight by value in June.

Rail freight moved between the United States and Canada in June was worth $9.2 billion, representing 15.6 percent of all northern border freight.

Between the United States and Mexico, rail freight represented 12.6 percent of all southern border freight.

The top three rail commodities moved in June were vehicles other than rail, worth $6.2 billion; wood and articles, worth $1.6 billion; and mineral fuels, worth $1.3 billion.

Total North American transborder freight moved in June was worth $116 billion, up 41 percent compared to June 2020. The value of transborder freight in June was up 11.8 percent compared to $103.8 billion in June 2019.

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