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58 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE www.joc.com JOC By the Numbers Data selected and prepared by Journal of Commerce Research Editor Marsha Salisbury. She can be contacted at 973-776-7828, marsha.salisbury@ihs.com. NOVEMBER 30.2015 $12 $14 $16 $18 $20 A J J M A M F J 2015 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2014 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2013 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2012 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2011 $1.0 $1.5 $2.0 $2.5 $3.0 $3.5 A J J M A M F J 2015 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2014 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2013 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2012 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2011 -15% -5% 5% 15% 25% -30% -15% 0% 15% 30% 45% TRUCK EX RAIL EX TRUCK RAIL $6 $8 $10 $12 $14 $16 A J J M A M F J 2015 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2014 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2013 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2012 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2011 -20% -10% 0% 10% 20% 30% $3.50 $4.25 $5.00 $5.75 $6.50 A J J M A M F J 2015 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2014 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2013 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2012 D N O S A J J M A M F J 2011 -30% -15% 0% 15% 30% ● Year-over-year percent growth ■ Cargo value, in billions of U.S. dollars ● Year-over-year percent growth ■ Cargo value, in billions of U.S. dollars ● Year-over-year percent growth ■ Cargo value, in billions of U.S. dollars ● Year-over-year percent growth ■ Cargo value, in billions of U.S. dollars U.S. Exports to Canada Via Rail U.S. cross-border export cargo value to Canada via rail in August 2015 was $2.4 billion, sequentially up $203 million or 9.3 percent, while down $794 million or 25 percent year- over-year. U.S. exports via rail in the first eight months of 2015 totaled $19.7 billion, down $3.5 billion or 15.2 percent below the same period in 2014. U.S. Imports From Canada Via Rail U.S. cross-border import cargo value from Canada via rail in August 2015 was $5.2 billion, sequentially up $582 million or 12.6 percent, while down $721 million or 12.2 percent year- over-year. U.S. imports via rail in the first eight months of 2015 totaled $41.7 billion, tumbling $3.5 billion or 7.8 percent below the same period in 2014. U.S. Exports to Canada Via Truck U.S. cross-border export cargo value to Canada via truck in August 2015 totaled $15.7 billion, sequentially advancing $569 million or 3.8 percent, while tumbling $1.8 billion or 10.2 percent year-over-year. U.S. exports via truck in the first eight months of 2015 totaled $127.1 billion, shedding $8.8 billion or 6.5 percent from the same period in 2014. U.S. Imports From Canada Via Truck U.S. cross-border import cargo value from Canada via truck in August 2015 totaled $12.2 billion, sequentially flat, while up $222 million or 1.9 percent year-over-year. U.S. imports via truck in the first eight months of 2015 totaled $97.4 billion, $837 million or 0.9 percent below the same period in 2014. U.S. SURFACE TRADE WITH CANADA VIA TRUCK U.S. SURFACE TRADE WITH CANADA VIA RAIL U.S. cross-border trade cargo value with Canada via truck in August 2015 totaled $27.8 billion, sequentially up $551 million or 2 percent, but down $1.6 billion or 5.3 percent year-over- year. U.S. trade with Canada via truck in the first eight months of 2015 totaled $224.5 billion, shedding $9.6 billion or 4.1 percent from the same period in 2014. U.S. cross-border trade cargo value with Canada via rail in August 2015 totaled $7.6 billion, sequentially jumping $785 million or 11.6 percent, while tumbling $1.5 billion or 16.7 percent year-over- year. U.S. trade with Canada via rail in the first eight months of 2015 totaled $61.4 billion, shedding $7.1 billion or 10.3 percent from the same period in 2014. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, TransBorder Freight Data, http://transborder.bts.gov/programs/international/transborder/TBDR_QA.html n A timely indicator of market fluctuations in per-mile truckload pricing isolating the line-haul component of full truckload costs from other components (fuel and accessorials), providing a reflection of trends in baseline truckload prices. INDEX RECORD STABILITY: The Cass truckload line-haul October 2015 index remained sequentially flat at record 127.4 points, while advancing 2.4 points or 1.9 percent above October 2014 results. n This index is an indicator of market fluctuations in per-mile U.S. domestic intermodal costs and includes all costs associated with an intermodal move (line-haul, fuel and accessorials). HIGHEST MONTHLY INDEX SINCE APRIL: The October 2015 Cass Intermodal Price Index sequentially jumped 4.8 points or 3.9 percent to 129.9 points, while retreating 4.3 points or 3.2 percent below October 2014 in its 10th and consecutive year-over-year decline since December 2013. CASS AVONDALE FREIGHT INDICES Cass index data is derived from actual freight invoices paid on behalf of its clients, which tallies more than US$26 billion in annual account payables and includes a wide diversity of shippers, commodities and company size. Source: Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners. • www.cassinfo.com/Transportation-Expense-Management/Supply-Chain-Analysis/Transportation-Indexes Cass Truckload Linehaul Index Cass Intermodal Price Index ■ Jan. 2005=100 ● Year-over-year percent change ● Month-to-month percent change ■ Jan. 2005=100 ● Year-over-year percent change ● Month-to-month percent change 100 105 110 115 120 125 130 -4% -2% 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% OCTOBER 2015 JANUARY 2011 105 115 125 135 145 -10% 0% 10% 20% 30% OCTOBER 2015 JANUARY 2011

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