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June 19, 2017

Canadian railroads report strong growth of freight traffic in first week of June

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 77,599 carloads for the week ending June 10, up 13.3 percent, and 68,826 intermodal units, up 18.3 percent compared with the same week in 2016.

For the first 23 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,272,237 carloads, containers and trailers, up 11.3 percent.

North American rail volume for the week, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 360,753 carloads, up 8 percent compared with the same week last year, and 360,333 intermodal units, up 7.5 percent compared with last year.

Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 721,086 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.7 percent. North American rail volume for the first 23 weeks of 2017 was 15,843,974 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.6 percent compared with 2016.

Source: AAR