AAR: US Weekly Rail Traffic Up 17.9%% vs Same Week Last Yr
6/16 11:20 AM
AAR: US Weekly Rail Traffic Up 17.9% vs Same Week Last Yr
OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- The Association of American Railroads data show
total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 529,635 carloads and intermodal units in the
week ended June 12, up 17.9% versus the same week last year.
Total carloads for the week profiled were 241,628 carloads, up 21.8%
compared with the same week in 2020 while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was
288,007 containers and trailers, up 14.8% compared to 2020.
"For some rail categories, percentage changes for the current week compared
with the same week in 2020 are inflated because of the widespread
shutdowns--and subsequent large reduction in rail volumes--that impacted many
economic sectors last year at this time," wrote AAR.
AAR data shows petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 10,638 for
the week-ended June 12, up 12.9% versus the same week in 2020. Year to date,
petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 250,421, down 5% from the
corresponding period in 2020.
For the first 23 weeks of 2021, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of
5,296,418 carloads, up 8.3% from the same point last year, and 6,494,976
intermodal units, up 18.5% from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the
first 23 weeks of 2021 was 11,791,394 carloads and intermodal units, an
increase of 13.7% compared to last year.
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