The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that the amount of coal that moved over U.S. railroads during the week ended March 19, was 64,754 carloads, which amounted to a 38.7% less than the same week in 2015.
Year-to-date coal traffic on U.S. railroads is down 31.4% compared to the first 11 weeks of 2015, AAR said.
The AAR released its figures on March 23.
Canadian coal rail traffic was down 20.4% for the week ended March 19 and is down 16.9% for the first 11 weeks of 2016, AAR said.
In addition, Mexican rail traffic was down 23.4% for the week and 14.5% year-to-date, according to the AAR data.