U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 25, 2022

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending June 25, 2022.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 493,374 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.4 percent compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending June 25 were 229,857 carloads, down 3.1 percent compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 263,517 containers and trailers, down 5.5 percent compared to 2021.

Four of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2021. They included chemicals, up 1,103 carloads, to 32,742; farm products excl. grain, and food, up 655 carloads, to 16,396; and nonmetallic minerals, up 500 carloads, to 33,631. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2021 included coal, down 4,554 carloads, to 62,041; metallic ores and metals, down 1,999 carloads, to 21,907; and miscellaneous carloads, down 1,885 carloads, to 8,928.

For the first 25 weeks of 2022, U.S. railroads reported a cumulative volume of 5,759,356 carloads, down 0.1 percent from the same point last year; and 6,613,002 intermodal units, down 6.3 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 25 weeks of 2022 was 12,372,358 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 3.5 percent compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending June 25, 2022, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 324,963 carloads, down 3.8 percent compared with the same week last year, and 348,426 intermodal units, down 5.4 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 673,389 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.6 percent. North American rail volume for the first 25 weeks of 2022 was 16,872,272 carloads and intermodal units, down 3.7 percent compared with 2021.

Canadian railroads reported 75,447 carloads for the week, down 3.3 percent, and 70,496 intermodal units, down 1.8 percent compared with the same week in 2021. For the first 25 weeks of 2022, Canadian railroads reported a cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,577,573 carloads, containers, and trailers, down 5.5 percent.

Mexican railroads reported 19,659 carloads for the week, down 12.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 14,413 intermodal units, down 17.9 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 25 weeks of 2022 was 922,341 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 1.4 percent from the same point last year.

For the weekly rail traffic charts, click here.

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