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The volume of freight moved by rail between the United States, Canada and Mexico in May was worth $15.9 billion, up 190% when compared with May 2020, but down 2.2% when compared with May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
The value of transborder freight moved by rail in May rose 1.1% compared with April’s level.
By border, rail freight moved between the United States and Canada in May was worth $8.5 billion, up 146.4% compared with May 2020. Rail freight moved between the United States and Mexico in May was worth $7.5 billion, up 263.8% year over year.
The top three commodities moved by rail in May 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% compared to May 2020 but 1% below May 2019's level.