Canada and US Railcar Loadings
The US Association of American Railroads (AAR) Wednesday reported US rail traffic for the week ending August 1, 2020, as well as volumes for July 2020.
Specifically lumber & wood products were up 258 carloads, or +1.6%.
Combined US carload and intermodal originations in July 2020 were 2,337,977, down -9%, or 240,740 carloads and intermodal units from July 2019.
US railroads originated 1,042,017 carloads in July 2020, down -18%, or 222,337 carloads, from July 2019. US railroads also originated 1,295,960 containers and trailers in July 2020, down -1.4%, or 18,403 units, from the same month last year.
Total combined US traffic for the first 31 weeks of 2020 was 14,037,553 carloads and intermodal units, as in June a decrease of -13% compared to last year.
For the week ending August 1, Canadian railroads reported 72,466 carloads, down -11%, and 68,044 intermodal units, down -10% compared with the same week in 2019. For the first 31 weeks of 2020, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 4,288,997 carloads, containers and trailers, down -9%.