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11/25/2020



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BTS: Transborder freight moved by rail down in September


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Transborder freight moved by rail between the United States and Canada and Mexico fell 6.9% to $13.8 billion worth of goods in September compared with September 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported last week.

Freight moved by rail dipped 0.3% between August and September, according to a BTS press release.

Freight moved by all modes of transportation between the three nations rose 3.2% to $96.4 billion worth of goods in September compared with August's level, but was down 4.9% compared with September 2019's level.

Rail was the second-most used mode in September. Trucks were the most-used mode, moving $63.5 billion worth of goods in September, up 4.3% from August's level but down 0.8% year over year.



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