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AAR reports weekly rail traffic for the week ending July 18, 2015

Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 18, 2015. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 551,181 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.8 percent compared with the same week last year. 

Total carloads for the week ending July 18, 2015 were 277,331 carloads, down 7.3 percent compared with the same week in 2014, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 273,850 containers and trailers, up 2.3 percent compared to 2014.

Four of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2014. They included: miscellaneous carloads, up 6.3 percent to 9,337 carloads; farm products, up 1.4 percent to 16,052 carloads; and chemicals, up 1.1 percent to 30,057 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2014 included: petroleum and petroleum products, down 20.2 percent to 13,335 carloads; metallic ores and metals, down 11.7 percent to 24,698 carloads; and coal, down 11.6 percent to 99,975 carloads.

For the first 28 weeks of 2015, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 7,730,662 carloads, down 4.1 percent from the same point last year; and 7,396,497 intermodal units, up 2.6 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 28 weeks of 2015 was 15,127,159 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 0.9 percent compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending July 18, 2015 on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 370,609 carloads, down 7 percent compared with the same week last year, and 347,284 intermodal units, up 2.5 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 717,893 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.6 percent. North American rail volume for the first 28 weeks of 2015 was 19,749,092 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.3 percentcompared with 2014. 

Canadian railroads reported 76,320 carloads for the week, down 7.8 percent, and 62,638 intermodal units, up 5.5 percent compared with the same week in 2014. For the first 28 weeks of 2015, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,869,830 carloads, containers and trailers, up 1.9 percent.

Mexican railroads reported 16,958 carloads for the week, up 2.1 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,796 intermodal units, down 7.4 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 28 weeks of 2015 was 752,103 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 2.3 percent from the same point last year.

 

 
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