AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal gains for week ending May 19

On a year-to-date basis through the first 20 weeks of 2018, U.S. carloads are up 1.1% annually at 5,141,257, and intermodal units are up 5.9% at 5,443,730.

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United States rail carload and intermodal volumes were up annually for the week ending May 19, according to data issued by the  earlier this week.

Carloads increased 1.2% annually to 261,273, which edged out the week ending May 12 at 267,196 and the week ending May 5 at 265,653,.

AAR reported that six of the ten carload commodity groups it tracks were up annually, including included nonmetallic minerals, up 2,518 carloads, to 40,836; chemicals, up 1,440 carloads, to 31,862; and petroleum and petroleum products, up 986 carloads, to 10,655. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2017 included grain, down 1,656 carloads, to 22,225; motor vehicles and parts, down 778 carloads, to 17,006; and coal, down 371 carloads, to 78,519.

Intermodal containers and trailers were up 5.9% annually to 285,142, which was ahead of the weeks ending May 12 and May 5 at 282,833 and 280,374, respectively.

On a year-to-date basis through the first 20 weeks of 2018, U.S. carloads are up 1.1% annually at 5,141,257, and intermodal units are up 5.9% at 5,443,730.  


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