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Freight Rail Services
Sectoral analysis of U.S. trade and competitiveness in freight rail services. 

Freight Rail Services Trade Data

Freight Rail Services Trade Data

Cumulative Volume of Rail Traffic over First 30 Weeks of the 2020 Calendar Year.

Source: The Association of American Railroads (AAR), Data Center, Rail Traffic Data, Weekly Rail Traffic Data (published weekly).

Rail Traffic Volume in 2019 Volume in 2020 Difference Percentage Decrease from 2019 to 2020
Total Traffic (Carloads + Intermodal) 15,520,716 13,549,585 1,971,131 12.7
Carloads 7,547,484 6,332,339 1,215,145 16.1
Intermodal 7,966,055 7,217,246 748,809 9.4

Weekly Volume of Rail Traffic, for July 2019 and July 2020.

Source: The Association of American Railroads (AAR), Data Center, Rail Traffic Data, Weekly Rail Traffic Data (published weekly).

Weekly Rail Traffic Volume, 7/11/2019 Volume, 7/11/2020 Difference Percentage Decrease from 2019 to 2020
Total Traffic (Carloads + Intermodal Containers) 527,723 449,092 78,631 14.9
Carloads 260,935 201,703 59,232 22.7
Intermodal Containers 267,159 247,389 19,770 7.4

 

Weekly Rail Traffic Volume, 7/18/2019 Volume, 7/18/2020 Difference Percentage Decrease from 2019 to 2020
Total Traffic (Carloads + Intermodal Containers) 526,336 481,597 44,739 8.5
Carloads 254,668 214,685 39,983 15.7
Intermodal Containers 271,528 266,912 4,616 1.7

 

Weekly Rail Traffic Volume, 7/25/2019 Volume, 7/25/2020 Difference Percentage Decrease from 2019 to 2020
Total Traffic (Carloads + Intermodal Containers) 534,219 481,331 52,888 9.9
Carloads 261,765 215,171 46,594 17.8
Intermodal Containers 272,705 266,160 6,545 2.4

To view the original data, please visit the Association of American Railroads Data Center Rail Traffic Data. Note that weekly data is only publicly available for the most recent two calendar weeks.