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AAR releases weekly rail traffic update

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For the week ending 5 November 2022, total US weekly rail traffic was 502 106 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.4% compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending November 5 were 243 276 carloads, up 3.2% compared with the same week in 2021, while US weekly intermodal volume was 258 830 containers and trailers, down 3.6% compared to 2021.

Seven of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2021. They included nonmetallic minerals, up 3499 carloads, to 34 129; motor vehicles and parts, up 2515 carloads, to 14 510; and coal, up 1416 carloads, to 68 303. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2021 were chemicals, down 1081 carloads, to 32 803; miscellaneous carloads, down 249 carloads, to 9344; and forest products, down 238 carloads, to 9325.

For the first 44 weeks of 2022, US railroads reported cumulative volume of 10 214 652 carloads, up 0.2% from the same point last year; and 11 580 806 intermodal units, down 4.7% from last year. Total combined US traffic for the first 44 weeks of 2022 was 21 795 458 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 2.5% compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending 5 November 2022, on 12 reporting US, Canadian and Mexican railroads totalled 346 035 carloads, up 2.9% compared with the same week last year, and 342 343 intermodal units, down 4.1% compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 688 378 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.7%. North American rail volume for the first 44 weeks of 2022 was 29 879 757 carloads and intermodal units, down 2% compared with 2021.

Canadian railroads reported 82 653 carloads for the week, up 3.8%, and 68 784 intermodal units, down 6.2% compared with the same week in 2021. For the first 44 weeks of 2022, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 6 422 164 carloads, containers and trailers, down 1.8%.

Mexican railroads reported 20 106 carloads for the week, down 3.8% compared with the same week last year, and 14 729 intermodal units, down 2.7%. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 44 weeks of 2022 was 1 662 135 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 3.8% from the same point last year.

Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/dry-bulk/10112022/aar-releases-weekly-rail-traffic-update/

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