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Mexico Rail Freight Carloads for Week Ended March 24

March 29, 2012

The following table details the number of freight carloads on major Mexican railroads for the week ended March 24 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       8,708     6,598   32.0%    105,714     86,465   22.3%
 Containers            8,706     6,595   32.0%    105,537     86,394   22.2%
 Trailers                  2         3  -33.3%        177         71  149.3%
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Total carloads        14,145    13,905    1.7%    161,456    171,751   -6.0%
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Grain                    662       984  -32.7%     10,519     13,489  -22.0%
Farm, ex-grain           188       167   12.6%     37,351     33,432   11.7%
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                       Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Metallic ores          1,743     1,661    4.9%    145,247    137,694    5.5%
Coal                     145       109   33.0%    102,523     87,109   17.7%
Crushed stone            120       152  -21.1%     21,825     16,823   29.7%
Non-metal minerals        55        29   89.7%        327      1,055  -69.0%
Grain mill products       99       215  -54.0%      1,428      2,661  -46.3%
Food                   1,159     1,016   14.1%     12,104     11,267    7.4%
Primary forest             1         2  -50.0%         37         37    0.0%
Lumber                    21         8  162.5%        204        123   65.9%
Pulp and paper            33        26   26.9%        489        505   -3.2%
Chemicals              1,241     1,214    2.2%     13,849     13,549    2.2%
Petroleum Prod.          386       599  -35.6%      4,553      6,138  -25.8%
Stone, Clay, Glass     1,909     1,909    0.0%     23,181     22,541    2.8%
Coke                     387       508  -23.8%      5,608      6,309  -11.1%
Metals                 1,651     1,602    3.1%     19,719     21,868   -9.8%
Motor vehicles         3,524     2,809   25.5%     38,477     35,683    7.8%
Iron & Steel Scrap       308       276   11.6%      3,604      3,898   -7.5%
Waste/nonferrous         152       233  -34.8%      1,516      2,207  -31.3%
All others               361       386   -6.5%      4,382      4,660   -6.0%
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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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