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AAR reports weekly rail traffic for week ending June 25, 2016

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Jun. 25, 2016.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 526,161 carloads and intermodal units, down 3.9 percent compared with the same week last year.  

Total carloads for the week ending Jun. 25 were 257,965 carloads, down 5.2 percent compared with the same week in 2015, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 268,196 containers and trailers, down 2.7 percent compared to 2015.  

Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2015. They were miscellaneous carloads, up 20.7 percent to 10,559 carloads; grain, up 16.5 percent to 22,182 carloads; and motor vehicles and parts, up 2.7 percent to 19,339 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2015 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 15.3 percent to 11,657 carloads; coal, down 14.3 percent to 77,514 carloads; and forest products, down 7.1 percent to 10,623 carloads.  

For the first 25 weeks of 2016, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 6,031,201 carloads, down 13 percent from the same point last year; and 6,447,827 intermodal units, down 2.4 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 25 weeks of 2016 was 12,479,028 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 7.8 percent compared to last year.  

North American rail volume for the week ending Jun. 25, 2016, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 345,606 carloads, down 6.6 percent compared with the same week last year, and 337,865 intermodal units, down 2.7 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 683,471 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.7 percent. North American rail volume for the first 25 weeks of 2016 was 16,348,993 carloads and intermodal units, down 7.5 percent compared with 2015.  

Canadian railroads reported 69,822 carloads for the week, down 13.2 percent, and 58,608 intermodal units, down 2.2 percent compared with the same week in 2015. For the first 25 weeks of 2016, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,190,939 carloads, containers and trailers, down 7.8 percent.  

Mexican railroads reported 17,819 carloads for the week, up 2.1 percent compared with the same week last year, and 11,061 intermodal units, down 4.9 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 25 weeks of 2016 was 679,026 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 0.2 percent from the same point last year.
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