Mexican intermodal volume fell 11.7 percent year-over-year in the week ending April 27, according to the Association of American Railroads.
Combined North American carload volume, including all three North American Free Trade Agreement partners, dropped 1.7 percent from the same week in 2012 to 372,815 carloads and inched down 0.7 percent week-to-week. The total North American carload volume for 2013 year-to-date is 2 percent less than the same period in 2012, at 6,269,707 carloads.
North American intermodal volume increased 1.8 percent week-to-week and 1.6 percent from the same week in 2012 to 310,727 trailers and containers. Total intermodal volume for the first 17 weeks of 2013, 5,078,056 units, is 3.3 percent higher than the level seen in the same period in 2012.
U.S. carload volume was down year-over-year for a third straight week, dropping 2.6 percent to 275,638 carloads. It was also down 0.4 percent from the week before. U.S. intermodal volume rose 3 percent week-to-week and 2 percent year-over-year to 247,569 trailers and containers.
Canadian carload volume dropped 2.3 percent this week, the first week-to-week decline since March 23. Volume edged up 0.8 percent year-over-year to 81,657 carloads. Canadian intermodal volume was up 1.5 percent year-over-year, but down 2.4 percent week-to-week at 54,221 trailers and containers.
Mexican carload rose 2.4 percent from the same week in 2012 to 15,520 carloads. It was also up 2.7 percent week-to-week. Intermodal volume dropped steeply year-over-year but only inched down 0.9 percent week-to-week to 8,937 units.