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
May June July August September
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Total non-intermodal traffic loaded 270,234 275,288 272,178 293,558 295,343
Wheat 15,540 17,161 17,417 16,718 19,175
Other cereal grains 4,285 3,999 3,760 5,881 4,242
Fresh, chilled or dried vegetables 2,203 1,526 691 7,199 12,116
Fresh, chilled or dried fruit and nuts 12 4 10 8 6
Colza seeds (canola) 10,635 10,043 9,948 5,855 11,045
Other oil seeds and nuts, other agricultural product 745 1,330 1,844 1,451 2,790
Animal feed and products 3,658 3,762 3,888 3,482 4,036
Meat, fish, seafood and preparations 10 8 9 3 5
Milled grain production and preparations, bakery products 1,173 1,345 1,218 1,326 1,302
Animal or vegetable fats, oils and flours 3,928 4,366 4,460 4,481 4,766
Sugar 386 364 381 477 408
Prepared food stuffs, not elsewhere classified 349 302 285 343 340
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages 805 989 872 965 917
Sand, gravel and crushed stone 3,075 4,327 3,463 3,550 3,203
Salt 572 575 545 697 910
Phosphate rock 869 876 1,037 885 871
Sulphur 2,198 2,461 3,476 4,041 3,486
Gypsum 1,657 1,995 1,823 1,865 1,651
Other non-metallic minerals 689 616 699 812 835
Iron ores and concentrates 46,912 47,013 49,810 51,340 47,745
Copper ores and concentrates 1,179 1,192 982 963 966
Nickel ores and concentrates 1,057 1,809 1,158 769 994
Lead ores and concentrates 25 20 74 0 0
Zinc ores and concentrates 467 431 479 458 391
Other metallic ores and concentrates 6,537 7,253 6,805 7,669 7,070
Coal 23,387 24,168 24,848 26,199 24,958
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 2,123 2,815 2,822 3,072 2,934
Fuel oils and crude petroleum 6,553 7,190 8,609 9,737 8,991
Gaseous hydrocarbons, including liquid petroleum gas (LPG's) 6,437 6,259 6,809 7,420 7,593
Coal coke and petroleum coke 2,227 2,169 2,268 2,763 3,115
Other refined petroleum and coal products 4,396 4,178 4,472 4,839 4,031
Sulphuric acid 2,457 2,643 2,454 2,633 2,567
Alumina 3,526 3,222 3,387 3,810 3,280
Other basic chemicals 6,938 7,197 7,671 7,742 7,442
Potash 14,445 12,527 13,265 14,935 14,574
Fertilizers (excluding potash) 5,043 4,185 3,580 4,344 4,008
Other chemical products and preparations 2,605 2,217 2,299 2,079 1,966
Plastic and rubber 3,796 4,420 4,196 4,531 4,382
Logs and other wood in the rough 1,498 1,639 1,278 1,793 1,959
Wood chips 2,516 2,595 2,502 2,549 2,753
Lumber 12,527 12,989 11,738 12,903 12,681
Other wood products (plywood, veneer) 5,651 5,644 5,622 5,802 5,209
Wood pulp 7,392 7,092 7,969 7,757 7,353
Newsprint 2,018 1,825 1,912 1,714 1,683
Paper and paperboard, except printed products 2,003 1,979 1,986 2,035 2,121
Cement 2,672 3,090 2,766 2,973 2,728
Other non-metallic mineral products 248 247 224 269 337
Iron and steel, primary or semi-finished 3,819 3,541 3,601 3,223 2,837
Copper, primary or semi-finished 262 237 168 263 242
Aluminum, primary or semi-finished 2,777 2,841 2,703 2,738 2,631
Other non-ferrous metal, primary or semi-finished 1,051 924 1,037 1,126 1,119
Articles of base metal 655 724 576 686 607
Machinery 250 208 204 153 159
Automobiles and mini-vans 12,935 12,993 9,577 12,003 11,812
Freight motor vehicles 5,777 6,301 4,360 6,239 6,328
Other vehicles 25 36 31 26 18
Parts and accessories for motor vehicles 607 720 590 755 673
Other transportation equipment 525 562 558 618 684
Metallic waste and scrap 3,990 3,761 3,204 3,500 3,102
Non-metallic waste and scrap 902 1,108 1,032 1,142 1,209
Other manufactured and miscellaneous goods 464 414 334 424 430
Pool car traffic of freight forwarder and ship associated 3 3 2 3 2
Mixed loads or unidentified freight 6,768 6,858 6,390 7,522 7,555

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