Monthly railway carloadings down (January 18, 2002)

OTTAWA, Ont. — The freight loaded by railways last November totalled 21.1 million metric tonnes, down 1.9 per cent from the same time a year prior.

The numbers excluded intermodal traffic, made up of containers and trailers on flatcars. This side of the business was actually up 0.8 per cent from November 2000, at a total of 2.1 million tonnes.

For more information, contact Statistics Canada’s Jean-Robert Larocque of the transportation division at 613-951-2486 or laroque@statcan.ca.

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