Table 404-0002
Railway carloadings statistics, by commodity
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Geography = Canada
Estimates = Number of rail cars
by Railway carloading components; Geography= Canada; Estimates= Number of rail cars
Railway carloadings statistics, by commodity, monthly
Railway carloading components 2016
March April May June July
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Total non-intermodal traffic loaded 295,777 279,661 270,334 276,834 271,701
Wheat 22,186 19,720 15,538 17,163 17,528
Other cereal grains 4,722 4,987 4,285 3,998 3,772
Fresh, chilled or dried vegetables 2,636 2,384 2,204 1,526 693
Fresh, chilled or dried fruit and nuts 5 2 12 4 11
Colza seeds (canola) 12,398 12,109 10,636 10,047 9,951
Other oil seeds and nuts, other agricultural product 1,867 815 751 1,330 1,844
Animal feed and products 3,775 3,071 3,669 3,786 3,898
Meat, fish, seafood and preparations 3 7 10 8 11
Milled grain production and preparations, bakery products 1,214 1,085 1,174 1,345 1,225
Animal or vegetable fats, oils and flours 3,951 3,848 3,932 4,372 4,515
Sugar 307 306 386 364 381
Prepared food stuffs, not elsewhere classified 374 382 349 306 296
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages 1,005 711 805 989 777
Sand, gravel and crushed stone 1,515 1,985 3,075 4,327 3,468
Salt 652 576 572 575 541
Phosphate rock 810 927 869 876 1,037
Sulphur 4,515 3,355 2,198 2,517 3,476
Gypsum 1,543 1,690 1,657 1,995 1,889
Other non-metallic minerals 581 651 690 616 700
Iron ores and concentrates 45,387 45,022 46,912 48,100 48,616
Copper ores and concentrates 1,038 1,069 1,179 1,192 982
Nickel ores and concentrates 1,687 1,215 1,057 1,809 1,158
Lead ores and concentrates 1 36 25 20 74
Zinc ores and concentrates 478 531 467 431 480
Other metallic ores and concentrates 3,599 5,950 6,537 7,253 6,805
Coal 26,357 24,640 23,389 24,320 24,840
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,407 2,041 2,124 2,819 2,829
Fuel oils and crude petroleum 10,701 10,403 6,561 7,205 8,630
Gaseous hydrocarbons, including liquid petroleum gas (LPG's) 7,314 6,939 6,438 6,259 6,816
Coal coke and petroleum coke 2,397 2,128 2,231 2,169 2,268
Other refined petroleum and coal products 4,876 4,572 4,395 4,196 4,464
Sulphuric acid 2,798 2,519 2,457 2,644 2,454
Alumina 3,397 3,524 3,526 3,222 3,387
Other basic chemicals 7,723 6,956 6,943 7,218 7,703
Potash 16,852 14,923 14,451 12,532 13,276
Fertilizers (excluding potash) 4,723 4,987 5,045 4,186 3,579
Other chemical products and preparations 3,758 2,218 2,620 2,217 2,304
Plastic and rubber 4,350 3,790 3,797 4,423 4,198
Logs and other wood in the rough 1,645 1,661 1,498 1,770 1,669
Wood chips 2,953 2,682 2,516 2,595 2,502
Lumber 13,303 12,354 12,529 12,992 11,749
Other wood products (plywood, veneer) 6,029 5,870 5,650 5,645 5,622
Wood pulp 8,009 7,110 7,392 7,092 7,974
Newsprint 2,280 2,168 2,018 1,825 1,911
Paper and paperboard, except printed products 2,276 2,302 2,001 1,976 1,991
Cement 2,059 2,417 2,672 3,093 2,769
Other non-metallic mineral products 287 243 257 247 229
Iron and steel, primary or semi-finished 4,399 3,717 3,819 3,541 3,603
Copper, primary or semi-finished 244 221 262 237 168
Aluminum, primary or semi-finished 2,901 2,759 2,777 2,842 2,704
Other non-ferrous metal, primary or semi-finished 1,109 1,033 1,051 925 1,037
Articles of base metal 916 930 656 724 582
Machinery 337 270 250 208 205
Automobiles and mini-vans 12,821 13,242 12,939 12,993 9,582
Freight motor vehicles 6,605 6,681 5,780 6,301 4,359
Other vehicles 61 34 25 36 32
Parts and accessories for motor vehicles 688 670 607 720 590
Other transportation equipment 564 469 532 565 576
Metallic waste and scrap 3,616 2,903 3,993 3,760 3,209
Non-metallic waste and scrap 943 886 902 1,109 1,033
Other manufactured and miscellaneous goods 358 464 464 414 332
Pool car traffic of freight forwarder and ship associated 2 2 3 3 2
Mixed loads or unidentified freight 7,470 6,499 6,775 6,862 6,395

Source:  Statistics Canada. Table  404-0002 -  Railway carloadings statistics, by commodity, monthly,  CANSIM (database). (accessed: )
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