North American transborder freight dropped 44 percent in April

According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, transborder freight between the U.S. and the other North American countries (Canada and Mexico) reached a total value of $58.1 billion in April, down 44.4% compared to April 2019.

Trucking was the most-used mode and moved $38.5 billion of freight, down 40.8% compared to April 2019. The second most-used mode, railways, moved $6.0 billion of freight, down 61.9% compared to April 2019.

U.S.-Canada truck freight totalled $17.8 billion (59.7% of all northern border freight) down 38.4% and U.S.-Mexico trucking reached $20.8 billion (73.2% of all southern border freight) down 42.8%.

In rail freight, U.S.-Canada traffic, at $3.6 billion (12.2% of all northern border freight) was down 57.4% while U.S.-Mexico movement reached $2.3 billion (8.2% of all southern border freight) down 67.3%.

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