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Canada Rail Freight Carloads for Week Ended March 10

March 15, 2012

The following table details the number of freight carloads on major Canadian railroads for the week ended March 10 compared with the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Raw goods including coal, lumber, and grain account for most carloads. For that reason, intermodal traffic -- truck trailers and multi-use containers hauled by rail, representing mainly finished goods, is reported separately.

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                       Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Intermodal total      49,253    42,168   16.8%    482,252    451,279    6.9%
 Containers           47,866    40,609   17.9%    468,546    436,970    7.2%
 Trailers              1,387     1,559  -11.0%     13,706     14,309   -4.2%

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Total carloads        75,100    71,691    4.8%    750,911    703,564    6.7%
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                       Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Grain                  8,958     8,338    7.4%     89,577     82,335    8.8%
Farm, ex-grain         2,755     2,716    1.4%     30,544     27,838    9.7%
Metallic ores         10,826    11,597   -6.6%    121,618    115,225    5.5%
Coal                   8,937     6,648   34.4%     86,056     69,047   24.6%
Crushed stone          2,095     1,477   41.8%     17,856     13,021   37.1%
Non-metal minerals     1,401     1,552   -9.7%     14,668     14,275    2.8%
Grain mill products    1,475     1,786  -17.4%     16,254     17,049   -4.7%
Food                   2,167     2,117    2.4%     21,774     21,127    3.1%
Primary forest         1,693     1,540    9.9%     15,575     14,480    7.6%
Lumber                 2,735     2,588    5.7%     26,759     23,458   14.1%
Pulp and paper         3,358     3,661   -8.3%     34,041     36,872   -7.7%
Chemicals             10,261    11,784  -12.9%    100,825    114,887  -12.2%
Petroleum Prod.        5,767     4,560   26.5%     52,809     46,069   14.6%
Stone, Clay, Glass     1,469     1,288   14.1%     13,412     11,276   18.9%
Coke                     458       436    5.0%      4,139      3,112   33.0%
Metals                 2,214     2,108    5.0%     22,829     19,991   14.2%
Motor vehicles         5,969     5,218   14.4%     55,175     49,429   11.6%
Iron & Steel Scrap     1,023       817   25.2%     10,739      9,074   18.3%
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                       Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Waste/nonferrous         437       246   77.6%      4,830      2,850   69.5%
All others             1,102     1,214   -9.2%     11,431     12,149   -5.9%
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NOTE: Major, or Class 1, railroads include Burlington Northern- Santa
Fe, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific.
U.S. subsidiaries of Canadian railroads -- Canadian National and
Canadian Pacific -- are counted separately.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads,

To contact the reporter on this story: Ainhoa Goyeneche in Washington at agoyenechecu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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