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Mexico Rail Freight Carloads for Week Ended March 10

March 15, 2012

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

Motor vehicles, chemicals, metals and grain account for most carloads. Multi-use containers hauled by rail represent most intermodal units originated.

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                       Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Intermodal total       7,786     6,635   17.3%     87,525     72,921   20.0%
 Containers            7,772     6,632   17.2%     87,354     72,853   19.9%
 Trailers                 14         3  366.7%        171         68  151.5%
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Total carloads        13,945    14,296   -2.5%    132,704    143,044   -7.2%
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Grain                    723     1,127  -35.8%      9,220     11,384  -19.0%
Farm, ex-grain           236       368  -35.9%     30,544     27,838    9.7%
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                       Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Metallic ores          1,186     1,589  -25.4%    121,618    115,225    5.5%
Coal                     160       212  -24.5%     86,056     69,047   24.6%
Crushed stone             99       166  -40.4%     17,856     13,021   37.1%
Non-metal minerals        25        50  -50.0%        230        988  -76.7%
Grain mill products      128       256  -50.0%      1,200      2,174  -44.8%
Food                   1,243       924   34.5%      9,763      9,235    5.7%
Primary forest             1         2  -50.0%         36         31   16.1%
Lumber                    27         8  237.5%        162        114   42.1%
Pulp and paper            38        42   -9.5%        423        444   -4.7%
Chemicals              1,279     1,320   -3.1%     11,234     10,935    2.7%
Petroleum Prod.          427       507  -15.8%      3,776      5,014  -24.7%
Stone, Clay, Glass     2,093     1,910    9.6%     19,093     18,528    3.0%
Coke                     491       465    5.6%      4,772      5,184   -7.9%
Metals                 1,473     1,379    6.8%     16,233     18,481  -12.2%
Motor vehicles         3,429     3,034   13.0%     30,944     29,838    3.7%
Iron & Steel Scrap       325       362  -10.2%      2,918      3,284  -11.1%
Waste/nonferrous         143       148   -3.4%      1,221      1,786  -31.6%
All others               419       427   -1.9%      3,655      3,885   -5.9%
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NOTE: Mexican railroads reporting traffic are Ferrocarril Mexicano and KCS de Mexico.

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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