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Association of American Railroads

March 4, 2021 / Economy

Rail Traffic for February and the Week Ending February 27, 2021

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 27, 2021, as well as volumes for February 2021. U.S. railroads originated 824,636 carloads in February 2021, down 11.1 percent, or 102,972 carloads, from February 2020. U.S. railroads also originated 1,015,995 containers and trailers in February 2021, up 1.8 percent, or 18,184 units, from the same month last year.
January 14, 2021 / Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending January 9, 2021

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 9, 2021. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 525,253 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.7 percent from the comparable week of 2020, which was Week 2 – ended January 11, 2020.
January 4, 2021 / Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending December 26, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 26, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 405,111 carloads and intermodal units, up 8.4 percent compared with the same week last year.
December 24, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending December 19, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 19, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 520,305 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.5 percent compared with the same week last year.
December 17, 2020 / Economy

Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending December 12, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 12, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 546,209 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.9 percent compared with the same week last year.
December 10, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending December 5, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 5, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 542,203 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.8 percent compared with the same week last year.
December 4, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for November and the Week Ending November 28, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
U.S. railroads originated 900,194 carloads in November 2020, down 5.8 percent, or 55,198 carloads, from November 2019. U.S. railroads also originated 1,136,695 containers and trailers in November 2020, up 11.5 percent, or 116,915 units, from the same month last year. Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations in November 2020 were 2,036,889, up 3.1 percent, or 61,717 carloads and intermodal units from November 2019.
November 30, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending November 21, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 21, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 534,607 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.5 percent compared with the same week last year.
November 20, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending November 14, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 14, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 527,462 carloads and intermodal units, up 5.2 percent compared with the same week last year.
November 6, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for October and the Week Ending October 31, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
U.S. railroads originated 912,772 carloads in October 2020, down 6.6 percent, or 64,634 carloads, from October 2019. U.S. railroads also originated 1,169,874 containers and trailers in October 2020, up 10.0 percent, or 105,966 units, from the same month last year. Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations in October 2020 were 2,082,646, up 2.0 percent, or 41,332 carloads and intermodal units from October 2019.
October 22, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for the Week Ending October 17, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 17, 2020. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 518,763 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.2 percent compared with the same week last year.
October 8, 2020 / Economy

Rail Traffic for September and the Week Ending October 3, 2020

From Association of American Railroads
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending October 3, 2020, as well as volumes for September 2020.
May 29, 2020 / Business

With high inventory levels, US railroad freight activity has barely budged from the bottom

From Stefan Cangea
According to data provided by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), total carloads and intermodal traffic in the United States is down 22.0% YoY for the week ending May 16. This represents only a marginal improvement from the 23.3% YoY decline for the week ending April 18, the low point for the year.