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U.S. Freight Railroad Traffic / Commodity Mix

This table presents U.S. freight rail traffic by commodity group for calendar year 2014. Data was compiled from Association of American Railroads (AAR) carloading reports with charts and analysis by RailServe.com.

See also: State Railroad Statistics, Rail Traffic Volume Statistics, Railcar Statistics, and Crude By Rail Statistics

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  Commodities Carloads % of Total  
  Coal 5,824,280 38.4%  
  Nonmetallic Minerals 1,855,740 12.2%  
  Chemicals 1,562,442 10.3%  
  Metallic Ores and Metals 1,335,579 8.8%  
  Grain 1,062,035 7.0%  
  Motor Vehicles and Parts 876,792 5.8%  
  Farm Products & Food (excludes Grain) 864,088 5.7%  
  Petroleum and Petroleum Products 798,460 5.3%  
  Forest Products 582,894 3.8%  
  All Other Carloads 414,525 2.7%  
  Total 2014 U.S. Carloads
   (ex-intermodal)
15,176,835    
  Intermodal Units % of Total  
  Intermodal Containers (COFC) 11,950,000 88.5%  
  Trailers (TOFC) 1,550,000 11.5%  
  Total 2014 Intermodal Units 13,500,000    

 
2014 Carload Commodity Mix (ex-intermodal)
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