Total Transborder Freight by Border in July 2022, Compared to July 2021

 

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

  • Total transborder freight: $132.6 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 19.1% compared to July 2021 (1)
  • Freight between the U.S. and Canada totaled $67.4 billion, up 21.0% from July 2021
  • Freight between the U.S. and Mexico totaled $65.2 billion, up 17.2% from July 2021
  • Trucks moved $77.5 billion of freight, up 12.9% compared to July 2021

 

Railways moved $17.5 billion of freight, up 11.3% compared to July 2021.

Total Transborder Freight by Border and Mode:

U.S.-Canada (both directions) (Dollars in Billions)
Truck: $33.5
Rail: $9.8
Pipeline: $12.6
Vessel: $4.8
Air: $2.9

U.S.-Mexico (both directions) (Dollars in Billions)
Truck: $44.0
Rail: $7.7
Vessel: $8.7
Air: $1.6
Pipeline: $1.4

The value of oil increased by 40.2% in July 2022 compared to July 2021, and 149.6% compared to July 2020. (2)(3) Over 99% of pipeline freight between the U.S. and Canada are mineral fuels, primarily oil and gas. Freight by vessel between the U.S. and Mexico comprises 50% of mineral fuel shipments between Gulf of Mexico ports.

Truck Freight: $77.5 billion (58.5% of all transborder freight

  • U.S.-Canada:  $33.5 billion
  • U.S.-Mexico:   $44.0 billion
  • Top three busiest truck border ports
    • Laredo, TX               $19.4 billion
    • Detroit, MI               $9.0 billion
    • El Paso-Ysleta, TX     $6.2 billion
  • Top three truck commodities
    • Computers and parts     $15.3 billion
    • Electrical machinery       $11.9 billion
    • Vehicles and parts         $9.9 billion

 

Rail Freight: $17.5 billion (13.2% of all transborder freight)

  • U.S.-Canada: $9.8 billion
  • U.S.-Mexico: $7.7 billion
  • Top three busiest rail border ports
    • Laredo, TX $4.3 billion
    • Port Huron, MI $2.3 billion
    • Detroit, MI $2.2 billion
  • Top three rail commodities
    • Vehicles and parts $6.2 billion
    • Mineral fuels $1.6 billion
    • Plastics $1.2 billion