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August 03, 2018
Canadian rail freight volume up 2.4% in May
Statistics Canada announced that the country's railways carried a total of 31.7 million tonnes of freight in May, up 2.4% from May 2017.
The Federal agency reports that total rail freight originating in Canada increased 0.8% from the same month last year to 28.0 million tonnes.
Non-intermodal freight rose 2.8% to 307,000 carloads and the amount of freight loaded into these cars was up 0.9% from May 2017 to 24.8 million tonnes, with increases in fuel oils and crude petroleum, coal, other oil seeds and nuts, and other agricultural products.
Intermodal freight loadings rose 1.9% year over year to 214,000 units in May. The gain stemmed from a 2.6% increase in containers-on-flat-cars. In terms of weight, intermodal traffic decreased 0.2% to 3.2 million tonnes.
Freight traffic received from the United States rose 16.5% to 3.7 million tonnes as a result of increases in both non-intermodal (+16.2%) and intermodal (+20.4%) freight.
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