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News and Statistical Releases

July 21, 2021

Topic: Freight

Transborder freight between the U.S. and North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in May 2021:

  • Total Transborder freight: $108.6 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 93.8% compared to May 2020 but remained 1.0% below May 2019. May 2021 Transborder freight was down 1.1% compared to $109.8 billion in May 2019.

June 23, 2021

Topic: Freight
Total Transborder freight: $107.4 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 84.7% compared to April 2020. April 2021 Transborder freight was up 2.7% compared to $104.5 billion in April 2019. Most-used mode: Trucks moved $68.3 billion of freight, up 77.5% compared to April 2020. Truck freight was up 5.0% compared to $65.1 billion in April 2019. Second most-used mode: Railways moved $15.7 billion of freight, up 164.4% compared to April 2020.

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.