United States rail carload and intermodal volumes, for the week ending August 14, had been combined, in accordance with information issued this week by the Affiliation of American Railroads (AAR).
Rail carloads—at 235,011—noticed a 5.7% annual acquire, topping the week ending August 7, at 234,336, and the week ending July 31, at 228,975.
AAR stated that 5 of the ten carload commodity teams it tracks noticed annual good points, together with: coal, up 8,196 carloads, to 67,054; metallic ores and metals, up 5,676 carloads, to 24,678; and nonmetallic minerals, up 2,080 carloads, to 32,602. Commodity teams that posted decreases in contrast with the identical week in 2020 included grain, down 2,906 carloads, to 19,488; motor automobiles and elements, down 1,883 carloads, to 13,512; and petroleum and petroleum merchandise, down 526 carloads, to 10,314.
Intermodal containers and trailers—at 269,799—had been down 3% yearly, trailing the weeks ending August 7, at 275,271, and the week ending July 31, at 273,565, respectively.
By means of the primary 32 weeks of 2021, AAR reported that U.S. rail carloads—at 7,141,531—are up 9% yearly, and intermodal models—at 8,673,507—are up 14.6%.
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