U S Rail Traffic for the week ending November 26, 2022

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 26, 2022.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 413,305 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.1 percent compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending November 26 were 206,792 carloads, down 1.1 percent compared with the same week in 2021, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 206,513 containers and trailers, down 6.9 percent compared to 2021.

Four of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2021. They included miscellaneous carloads, up 4,015 carloads, to 10,410; motor vehicles and parts, up 1,516 carloads, to 12,199; and metallic ores and metals, up 299 carloads, to 18,552. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2021 included grain, down 3,354 carloads, to 20,261; coal, down 2,211 carloads, to 61,740; and chemicals, down 1,854 carloads, to 28,184.

For the first 47 weeks of 2022, U.S. railroads reported a cumulative volume of 10,892,805 carloads, up 0.2 percent from the same point last year; and 12,298,102 intermodal units, down 4.8 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 47 weeks of 2022 was 23,190,907 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 2.5 percent compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending November 26, 2022, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 311,026 carloads, up 4.4 percent compared with the same week last year, and 283,638 intermodal units, up 0.3 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 594,664 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.4 percent. North American rail volume for the first 47 weeks of 2022 was 31,825,338 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.9 percent compared with 2021.

Canadian railroads reported 84,179 carloads for the week, up 25.8 percent, and 63,444 intermodal units, up 37.8 percent compared with the same week in 2021. For the first 47 weeks of 2022, Canadian railroads reported a cumulative rail traffic volume of 6,863,728 carloads, containers, and trailers, down 0.9 percent.

Mexican railroads reported 20,055 carloads for the week, down 8 percent compared with the same week last year, and 13,681 intermodal units, down 9 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 47 weeks of 2022 was 1,770,703 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 3.4 percent from the same point last year.

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