United States rail carload and intermodal volumes, for the week ending August 7, have been combined, in keeping with knowledge issued this week by the Affiliation of American Railroads (AAR).
Rail carloads—at 234,336—noticed a 6.3% annual improve, topping the weeks ending July 31 and July 24, at 228,975 and 230,095, respectively.
AAR mentioned that six of the ten carload commodity teams it tracks noticed annual features, together with: metallic ores and metals, up 7,424 carloads, to 23,193; coal, up 7,301 carloads, to 66,838; and nonmetallic minerals, up 3,131 carloads, to 33,759. Commodity teams that posted decreases in contrast with the identical week in 2020 included grain, down 3,730 carloads, to 18,190; motor automobiles and components, down 2,937 carloads, to 13,230; and petroleum and petroleum merchandise, down 1,106 carloads, to 10,188.
Intermodal containers and trailers—at 275,271—slipped 0.6% yearly, topping the weeks ending July 31 and July 24, at 273,565 and 273,124.
By means of the primary 31 weeks of 2021, AAR reported that U.S. rail carloads—at 7,141,531—are up 9% yearly, and intermodal items—at 8,673,507—are up 14.6%.
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