Econintersect: Week 3 of 2012 ending 21 January 2012 shows rail traffic is expanding over 2011 levels according to data released by the American Association of Railroads (AAR).
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported an increase in weekly rail traffic for the week ending January 21, 2012, with U.S. railroads originating 287,734 carloads, up 1.6 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 219,706 trailers and containers, up 3 percent compared with the same week last year.
|Week 3 2012||Carloads||Intermodal||Total|
|This week Year-over-Year||1.6%||3.0%||1.9%|
|Year Cumulative to Date||1.1%||0.4%||1.9%|
[click on above table to enlarge at AAR website]