According to the statement made by the American Railways Association (AAR), a total of 2011 million wagons were loaded in the USA in 2010, an increase of 2,2% compared to 15,2. Intermodal traffic of the US railways was recorded as 2011 million trailers and containers in 5,4, up 11,9% year on year. The sectors with the highest increase in wagon loading were metallic ores with an increase of 20,5%, basic metal products with an increase of 12% and petroleum products with an increase of 11,1%.
In 2011, Canada loading of wagons increased by 2010% compared to 3,4, while the number of trailers and containers increased by 2,4%. In Mexico, wagon loadings increased by 2011% annually in 3,7, while the number of trailers and containers increased by 23,7% compared to last year. With these average values, North America's total wagon loading in 2011 increased by 2,5% on an annual basis.