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August 29, 2018
Total Canadian rail freight tonnage increased 2.5% in June
Statistics Canada announced that the country's railways carried a total of 31.6 million tonnes of freight in June, up 2.5% from the same month a year earlier.
The Federal agency reports that total rail freight originating in Canada rose 2.7% from the same month last year to 28.3 million tonnes.
Canadian non-intermodal freight increased by 5.5% to 312,000 carloads in June. The amount of freight loaded into these cars rose 3.4% from June 2017 to 25.3 million tonnes. The largest increase in tonnages for the second month in a row was for fuel oils and crude petroleum.
Canadian intermodal freight loadings fell 0.6% from June 2017 to 208,000 units in June. In terms of weight, intermodal traffic decreased 2.7% to 3.1 million tonnes.
Freight traffic received from the United States rose 1.3% to 3.2 million tonnes as a result of increases in both non-intermodal (+0.6%) and intermodal (+10.1%) freight.
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