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AAR reports latest US and North American rail traffic

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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported US and North American rail traffic for the week ending 6 February 2021.

For this week, total US weekly rail traffic was 495 815 carloads and intermodal units (up 2.2% compared with the same week last year).

Total carloads for the week ending 6 February 6 amounted to 226 393 carloads (down 2.5% compared with the same week in 2020), while US weekly intermodal volume was 269 422 containers and trailers (up 6.4% compared to 2020).

Five of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2020. They included grain (up 5070 carloads to 25 951); chemicals (up 909 carloads to 33 581); and farm products excluding grain and food (up 551 carloads to 16 801). Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2020 included coal (down 4936 carloads to 60 071); non-metallic minerals (down 3530 carloads to 24 821); and miscellaneous carloads (down 1546 carloads to 9321).

For the first five weeks of 2021, US railroads reported cumulative volume of 1.15 million carloads (down 2.2% from the same point last year); and 1.4 million intermodal units (up 11% from last year). Total combined US traffic for the first five weeks of 2021 was 2.59 million carloads and intermodal units (an increase of 4.7% compared to last year).

North American rail volume for the week ending 6 February 2021, based on 12 reporting US, Canadian, and Mexican railroads, totalled 320 658 carloads (down 2.4% compared with the same week last year) and 354 269 intermodal units (up 6.5% compared with last year). Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 674 927 carloads and intermodal units (up 2.1%). North American rail volume for the first five weeks of 2021 was 3.52 million carloads and intermodal units (up 3.9% compared with 2020).

Canadian railroads reported 77 309 carloads for the week (up 1.1%), and 71 036 intermodal units (up 15.2% compared with the same week in 2020). For the first five weeks of 2021, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 768 953 carloads, containers, and trailers (up 5.9%).

Mexican railroads reported 16 956 carloads for the week (down 15.8% compared with the same week last year) and 13 811 intermodal units (down 21.9%). Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first five weeks of 2021 was 160 823 carloads, intermodal containers, and trailers (down 15.3% from the same point last year).

Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/dry-bulk/11022021/aar-reports-latest-us-and-north-american-rail-traffic/

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