AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending June 29
July 08, 2013
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently reported that carload and intermodal volumes were mixed for the week ending June 29.
Weekly carload volume—at 281,367—was up 1 percent annually and down from the week ending June 22 at 288,224 and below the week ending June 15 at 288,879.
Intermodal—at 249,673 trailers and containers—was down 1.5 percent compared to the same week a year ago and below the week ending June 15 at 252,807 and the week ending June 8 at 252,641.
Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 531,040—was down 0.2 percent annually.
Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, five saw annual increases.
Petroleum and petroleum products were up 26.6 percent. Grain was down 13.8 percent.
On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.5 percent at 7,217,899 and intermodal is up 3.6 percent at 6,270,438 containers and trailers.
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