AAR reports annual gains for week ending June 22
June 28, 2013 - LM Editorial
Carload and intermodal volumes were again up annually for the week ending June 22, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Weekly carload volume—at 288,224—was up 2.7 percent compared to a year ago and below the week ending June 15 at 288,879 and ahead of the week ending January 8 at 278,249.
Intermodal—at 252,807 trailers and containers—was up 2.7 percent annually and below the week ending June 15 at 254,266 and ahead of the week ending June 8 at 252,641.
Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 541,031—was up 1.2 percent annually.
Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, four saw annual increases.
Petroleum and petroleum products were up 37.2 percent. Grain was down 23.3 percent.
On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.6 percent at 6,936,532 and intermodal is up 3.9 percent at 6,020,765 containers and trailers.
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