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July 2019 North American Transborder Freight Numbers


Transborder freight between the U.S. and other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) in July 2019:

  • Total Transborder Freight: $102.4 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 1.2% compared to July 2018

  • Most-used mode: Trucks moved $63.8 billion of freight, up 1.8% compared to July 2018

  • Second mode: Railways moved $14.8 billion of freight, up 3.0% compared to July 2018

Truck Freight: $63.8 billion (62.3% of all transborder freight)

  • By border:

U.S.-Canada: $27.5 billion (54.7% of all northern border freight)

U.S.-Mexico: $36.4 billion (69.6% of all southern border freight)

  • Compared to July 2018:

U.S.-Canada down 1.2%

U.S.-Mexico up 4.2%

  • Three busiest truck border ports (45.8% of total transborder truck freight)

  • Laredo, TX $15.8 billion

  • Detroit, MI $7.9 billion

  • El Paso, TX $5.5 billion

  • Top three truck commodities (50.9% of total transborder truck freight)

  • Computers and parts $13.1 billion

  • Electrical machinery $10.0 billion

  • Motor vehicles and parts $9.4 billion

Rail Freight: $14.8 billion (14.5% of all transborder freight)

  • By border:

U.S.-Canada: $7.7 billion (15.4% of all northern border freight)

U.S.-Mexico: $7.1 billion (13.6 % of all southern border freight)

  • Compared to July 2018:

U.S.-Canada down 0.3%

U.S.-Mexico up 6.9%

  • Three busiest rail border ports (53.1% of total transborder rail freight)

  • Laredo, TX $3.8 billion

  • Detroit, MI $2.1 billion

  • Eagle Pass, TX $2.0 billion

  • Top three rail commodities (60.9% of total transborder rail freight)

  • Motor vehicles and parts $6.9 billion

  • Mineral fuels $1.3 billion

  • Plastics $0.8 billion

Total Transborder Freight by Mode:

U.S.-Canada (both directions)

(Dollars in Billions)

Truck: $27.5

Rail: $7.7

Pipeline: $6.5

Air: $2.7

Vessel: $2.5

U.S.-Mexico (both directions)

(Dollars in Billions)

Truck: $36.4

Rail: $7.1

Vessel: $5.5

Air: $1.5

Pipeline: $0.5

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOT/bulletins/2617f08


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