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News and Statistical Releases

May 26, 2021

Topic: Economics, employment, and finance, Topic: Freight
Total Transborder freight of $114.6 billion was moved by all modes of transportation in March 2021, and was up 19.5% compared to February 2021 and up 16.0% compared to March 2020. March 2021 Transborder freight was up 6.9% compared to $107.2 billion in March 2019. The most-used mode was trucks, which moved $73.9 billion of freight, up 24.3% compared to February 2021, up 18.1% compared to March 2020. Truck freight was up 9.7% compared to $67.4 billion in March 2019. The second most-used mode was railways, which moved $16.7 billion of freight, up 30.0% compared to February 2021, up 11.4% compared to March 2020. Rail freight was up 2.8% compared to $16.2 billion in March 2019.

April 28, 2021

Topic: Economics, employment, and finance, Topic: Freight

For February 2021, total transborder freight between the U.S. and North American countries (Canada and Mexico) moved by all modes of transportation was valued at $95.9 billion, up 1.7% from January 2021 and down 0.1% from February 2020. Trucks moved $59.5 billion, down 2.7% from Jan. 2021, down 2.1% from Feb. 2020. Rail moved $12.8 billion, down 7.5% from Jan. 2021, down 10.8% from Feb. 2020.

March 24, 2021

Topic: Freight

Transborder freight between the U.S. and North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in January 2021: Total Transborder freight: $94.3 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, down 2.6% compared to December 2020 and down 2.9% compared to January 2020....

March 8, 2021

Topic: Freight

Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in 2020: Total Transborder freight: $1.06 trillion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, down 13.3% from 2019. ...

February 26, 2021

Topic: Economics, employment, and finance, Topic: Freight
Goods moved on America’s transportation network rose in value and tonnage from 2012 to 2017, according to the latest version of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF5), the most comprehensive publicly available dataset of freight movement, jointly released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

February 26, 2021

Topic: Economics, employment, and finance, Topic: Freight
Transborder freight between the U.S. and North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in December 2020: Total Transborder freight: $96.8 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 0.9% compared to November 2020 and up 0.4% compared to December 2019. Most-used mode: Trucks moved $60.5 billion of freight, down 3.5% compared to November 2020, up 5.8% compared to December 2019. Second most-used mode: Railways moved $14.1 billion of freight, up 1.6% compared to November 2020, down 2.0% compared to December 2019.

January 28, 2021

Topic: Freight
Transborder freight between the U.S. and North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in November 2020. Total Transborder freight: $95.9 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, down 6.1% compared to October 2020 and down 3.2% compared to November 2019. Most-used mode: Trucks moved $62.7 billion of freight, down 7.5% compared to October 2020, up 0.1% compared to November 2019. Second most-used mode: Railways moved $13.9 billion of freight, down 3.7% compared to October 2020, down 0.8% compared to November 2019.

January 7, 2021

Topic: Economics, employment, and finance, Topic: Freight
Transborder freight between the U.S. and North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in October 2020: Total Transborder freight: $102.1 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 5.8% compared to September 2020 and down 4.7% compared to October 2019. Most-used mode: Trucks moved $67.8 billion of freight, up 6.9% compared to September 2020, down 0.6% compared to October 2019. Second most-used mode: Railways moved $14.5 billion of freight, up 5.0% compared to September 2020, down 0.4% compared to October 2019.

November 20, 2020

Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in September 2020:

Total Transborder freight: $96.4 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 3.2% compared to August 2020 and up 6.0% from July 2020.

Transborder freight value in September was down 4.9% compared to September 2019.

Most-used mode: Trucks moved $63.5 billion of freight, up 4.3% compared to August 2020, down 0.8% compared to September 2019.

Second most-used mode: Railways moved $13.8 billion of freight, down 0.3% compared to August 2020, down 6.9% compared to September 2019.

October 28, 2020

Topic: Freight

Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in August 2020:

Total Transborder freight: $93.4 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 2.7% compared to July 2020 and up 13.9% from June 2020. Transborder freight value in August was down 11.1% compared to August 2019. Most-used mode: Trucks moved $60.9 billion of freight, up 0.2% compared to July 2020, down 7.9% compared to August 2019. Second most-used mode: Railways moved $13.8 billion of freight, up 7.2% compared to July 2020, down 14.3% compared to August 2019.