Canada Rail Freight Carloads for Week Ended March 24

March 29 (Bloomberg) -- The following table details the number of freight carloads on major Canadian railroads for the week ended March 24 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      51,772    46,771   10.7%    580,224    544,919    6.5%
 Containers           50,451    45,084   11.9%    563,789    527,293    6.9%
 Trailers              1,321     1,687  -21.7%     16,435     17,626   -6.8%

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Total carloads        77,841    77,547    0.4%    906,628    856,560    5.8%
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                       Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Grain                  8,437     9,164   -7.9%    106,375    100,385    6.0%
Farm, ex-grain         3,593     2,688   33.7%     37,351     33,432   11.7%
Metallic ores         11,325    11,639   -2.7%    145,247    137,694    5.5%
Coal                   8,724     9,247   -5.7%    102,523     87,109   17.7%
Crushed stone          1,914     1,965   -2.6%     21,825     16,823   29.7%
Non-metal minerals     1,627     1,808  -10.0%     18,031     17,768    1.5%
Grain mill products    1,527     1,883  -18.9%     19,259     20,646   -6.7%
Food                   2,377     2,290    3.8%     26,463     25,620    3.3%
Primary forest         1,892     1,503   25.9%     19,171     17,487    9.6%
Lumber                 2,911     2,895    0.6%     32,492     29,010   12.0%
Pulp and paper         3,485     3,870   -9.9%     40,940     44,294   -7.6%
Chemicals             10,895    12,119  -10.1%    122,620    139,694  -12.2%
Petroleum Prod.        4,751     4,378    8.5%     63,576     54,925   15.8%
Stone, Clay, Glass     1,468     1,144   28.3%     16,410     13,649   20.2%
Coke                     675       479   40.9%      5,470      3,987   37.2%
Metals                 2,483     2,397    3.6%     27,826     24,645   12.9%
Motor vehicles         6,281     5,610   12.0%     67,796     60,479   12.1%
Iron & Steel Scrap     1,142       936   22.0%     12,984     10,789   20.3%
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                       Total  Year Ago   YOY %   YTD 2012   YTD 2011   YTD %
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Waste/nonferrous         565       295   91.5%      6,093      3,450   76.6%
All others             1,769     1,237   43.0%     14,176     14,674   -3.4%
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NOTE: Includes Canadian Railroads transborder operations in the U.S.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads,

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