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July 14, 2017

Canadian railroads report 6.1 percent more carloads in first week of July

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 70,901 carloads for the week ending July 8, up 6.1 percent, and 62,860 intermodal units, up 7.3 percent compared with the same week in 2016.

For the first 27 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,843,482 carloads, containers and trailers, up 11.6 percent.

North American rail volume for the week ending July 8, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 315,590 carloads, up 2.1 percent compared with the same week last year, and 296,571 intermodal units, up 3.8 percent compared with last year.

Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 612,161 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.9 percent. North American rail volume for the first 27 weeks of 2017 was 18,615,460 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.6 percent compared with 2016.

Source: AAR