American Association of Railroads

U.S. Rail Traffic for the week ending June 11, 2022

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 11, 2022.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 510,295 carloads and intermodal units, down 3.6 percent compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending June 11 were 234,942 carloads, down 2.8 percent compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 275,353 containers and trailers, down 4.4 percent compared to 2021.

Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2021. They were motor vehicles and parts, up 1,571 carloads, to 13,793; farm products excl. grain, and food, up 1,203 carloads, to 16,340; and nonmetallic minerals, up 618 carloads, to 33,028. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2021 included grain, down 2,912 carloads, to 21,429; coal, down 2,657 carloads, to 66,607; and miscellaneous carloads, down 1,466 carloads, to 9,769.

For the first 23 weeks of 2022, U.S. railroads reported a cumulative volume of 5,296,578 carloads, up 0 percent from the same point last year; and 6,081,199 intermodal units, down 6.4 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 23 weeks of 2022 was 11,377,777 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 3.5 percent compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending June 11, 2022, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 332,226 carloads, down 2.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and 363,156 intermodal units, down 4.1 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 695,382 carloads and intermodal units, down 3.3 percent. North American rail volume for the first 23 weeks of 2022 was 15,516,828 carloads and intermodal units, down 3.7 percent compared with 2021.

Canadian railroads reported 77,814 carloads for the week, up 2.1 percent, and 73,084 intermodal units, down 0.4 percent compared with the same week in 2021. For the first 23 weeks of 2022, Canadian railroads reported a cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,285,099 carloads, containers, and trailers, down 5.8 percent.

Mexican railroads reported 19,470 carloads for the week, down 15.7 percent compared with the same week last year, and 14,719 intermodal units, down 14.4 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 23 weeks of 2022 was 853,952 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 2.8 percent from the same point last year.

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