×
The email you entered is not valid.
Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending April 24, 2021

Source: https://www.aar.org/news/rail-traffic-for-the-week-ending-april-24-2021/

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 24, 2021.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 538,184 carloads and intermodal units, up 30 percent compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending April 24 were 240,075 carloads, up 25 percent compared with the same week in 2020, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 298,109 containers and trailers, up 34.3 percent compared to 2020.

All of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2020. They included coal, up 16,126 carloads, to 64,252; motor vehicles and parts, up 9,067 carloads, to 11,302; and chemicals, up 6,759 carloads, to 34,843.

For the first 16 weeks of 2021, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 3,622,079 carloads, up 1.5 percent from the same point last year; and 4,493,689 intermodal units, up 16.8 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 16 weeks of 2021 was 8,115,768 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 9.4 percent compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending April 24, 2021, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 339,075 carloads, up 22.2 percent compared with the same week last year, and 386,455 intermodal units, up 27.2 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 725,530 carloads and intermodal units, up 24.8 percent. North American rail volume for the first 16 weeks of 2021 was 11,115,479 carloads and intermodal units, up 8.4 percent compared with 2020.

Canadian railroads reported 77,900 carloads for the week, up 8.6 percent, and 71,311 intermodal units, up 2.3 percent compared with the same week in 2020. For the first 16 weeks of 2021, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 2,424,692 carloads, containers and trailers, up 7.1 percent.

Mexican railroads reported 21,100 carloads for the week, up 52.7 percent compared with the same week last year, and 17,035 intermodal units, up 40.5 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 16 weeks of 2021 was 575,019 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 0.6 percent from the same point last year.

To learn more about the data behind this article and what Association of American Railroads has to offer, visit https://www.aar.org/.

GET WEEKLY ALERTS

Sign up to receive our stories in your inbox.

The email you entered is not valid.

LET US HELP

Data is changing the speed of business. Investors, Corporations, and Governments are buying new, differentiated data to gain visibility make better decisions. Don't fall behind. Let us help.

DATA PROVIDER SPOTLIGHT

ForwardKeys

ForwardKeys is one of the leading travel analytics firms that provides investment firms with alternative and predictive data on the travel industry. Data is offered both on the demand and the offer-side of the aviation market.

Actual Air Reservations is an aggregation of flight bookings made via the Global Distribution Systems. Exclusive agreements make that global travel data is available, including regions that are generally difficult to track. This data contains valuable insights into the profile, behaviour, and impact of events on past, present and future air travellers.

Seat Capacity provides insights into the scheduled flights from 99% of global commercial airlines.

Financial institutions use this data for artificial intelligence and predictive models to forecast the performances of businesses. Combined, the datasets can provide insights into the financial health of businesses operating in the travel and tourism industry. This list contains companies like airlines, airplane leasing companies, oil companies, hotels and travel agencies.

GET WEEKLY ALERTS

Sign up to receive our stories in your inbox.

The email you entered is not valid.

LET US HELP

Data is changing the speed of business. Investors, Corporations, and Governments are buying new, differentiated data to gain visibility make better decisions. Don't fall behind. Let us help.

DATA PROVIDER SPOTLIGHT

ForwardKeys

ForwardKeys is one of the leading travel analytics firms that provides investment firms with alternative and predictive data on the travel industry. Data is offered both on the demand and the offer-side of the aviation market.

Actual Air Reservations is an aggregation of flight bookings made via the Global Distribution Systems. Exclusive agreements make that global travel data is available, including regions that are generally difficult to track. This data contains valuable insights into the profile, behaviour, and impact of events on past, present and future air travellers.

Seat Capacity provides insights into the scheduled flights from 99% of global commercial airlines.

Financial institutions use this data for artificial intelligence and predictive models to forecast the performances of businesses. Combined, the datasets can provide insights into the financial health of businesses operating in the travel and tourism industry. This list contains companies like airlines, airplane leasing companies, oil companies, hotels and travel agencies.