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Motorized vehicles topped the list by value of commodities shipped by rail in 2022

In 2022, motorized vehicles were the top commodity shipped by rail in terms of value at $125.6 billion—nearly three times higher than the nearest category—according to data gathered by the Department of Transportation and presented by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Value of Commodities Moved By Rail, 2022 Data source: US Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Federal Highway Administration


Natural gas and other fossil products were the next highest category, followed by plastics/rubber, with each category accounting for more than $40 billion.

Gasoline, another transportation-related commodity, was the tenth-highest commodity moved by rail in terms of value, totaling $16.4 billion.

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sd

Interesting (but good) to see coal so far down the list.

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