AAR reports mixed carload and intermodal volumes for week ending February 6
February 12, 2016
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that railroad carload and intermodal volumes were mixed for the week ending February 6.
Carloads saw a 11.7 percent annual decline at 241,680, which was below the week ending January 30 at 248,961 and ahead of the week ending January 23 at 237,190.
The AAR said that four of the ten commodities it tracks were up annually, led by motor vehicles and parts up 24.6 percent to 19,216 carloads and miscellaneous carloads up 20.4 percent to 8,904 carloads. Coal dropped 30.3 percent to 73,298 carloads, and petroleum and petroleum products declined 16.8 percent to 11,980 carloads.
Intermodal containers and trailers rose 10.5 percent to 262,830, falling short of the 263,785 recorded the week of January 30 and the 253,134 during the week of January 23.
For the first five weeks of 2016 total cumulative rail carload and intermodal volume was down 6.2 percent at 2,512,173 carloads and intermodal units.
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