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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported May 5 US and Canadian rail traffic volumes for April 2021.

US Railcar Loadings, Lumber & Wood Products: APR 2021
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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported May 5 US and Canadian rail traffic volumes for April 2021. Down slightly after a huge rebound in March, US railroads originated 951,840 carloads in April, up +24%, or 182,060 units, from April 2020.
US railroads also originated 1,173,952 containers and trailers in April, up +34%, or 296,758 units, from the same month last year.
Specifically looking at primary forest products (logs), carloads were down -3%, or 124 units. However lumber carloads were higher in April 2021 than in April 2020 and April 2019.

Railcar Loadings, US: APR 2021
US AAR

Total US carload traffic for the first 4 months of 2021 was 3,862,937 carloads, up +3%, or 104,793 carloads, from the same period last year; and 4,793,498 intermodal units, up +18%, or 718,271 containers and trailers, from last year.

Railcar Loadings, CANADA: APR 2021
US AAR

Regarding North American rail volume for the first 16 weeks of 2021, Canadian railroads reported cumulative volume of 2,424,692 carloads, containers, and trailers, up +7% from the same week one year ago.

Railcar Loadings, US: APR 2021
US AAR