Rail Transportation

Table RA1: Railways in Canada, 2011

   2011 Owned /
leased route kilometres  
2010 Owned /
leased route kilometres
 Percent of
total (2011) 
 Percentage change
over previous year 
CN 22,702 22,746 49.5 (0.2)
CPR 11,953 12,250 26.0 (2.4)
Regional and Shortline Railways 10,169 10,295 22.2 (1.2)
All Others1 1,064 1,019 2.3 4.4
Total 45,888 46,310 100.0 (0.9)

Notes: CN = Canadian National. CPR = Canadian Pacific Railway.
By definition, route kilometres do not include parallel trackage, spurs, sidings and yard trackage.

1 Terminal and switching railways, Canadian subsidiaries of U.S. railroads and passenger railways.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA2: Railway Rationalization by Province, 1990-2011

 (Route-Kilometres)
  British
Columbia
AlbertaR Saskatchewan Manitoba OntarioR Quebec New
Brunswick
Nova
Scotia
Northwest
Territories
Newfoundland
and Labrador
TotalR
Discontinuances CPR 536 815 1,291 359 706 783 613 231 0   5,334
CN 5 395 1,210 879 1,980 499 79 227 87   5,361
  0 682 69 230 192 0 0 19 0   1,191
Total 541 1,892 2,569 1,468 2,878 1,282 692 477 87   11,886
Transfers CPR 377 432 977 0 986 1,344 202 85 0 0 4,404
CN 168 2,236 1,159 1,727 1,191 995 355 373 122 0 8,326
Other 2,677 2,692 866 296 507 393 0 40 122 215 7,808
Total 3,222 5,360 3,003 2,023 2,684 2,732 557 498 245 215 20,539
Total CPR 913 1,247 2,268 359 1,692 2,128 815 316 0 0 9,738
CN 174 2,631 2,369 2,606 3,171 1,494 433 600 210 0 13,687
Other 2,677 3,373 935 526 698 393 0 59 122 215 8,999
Total 3,763 7,252 5,572 3,491 5,561 4,014 1,249 975 332 215 32,425

Notes: CN = Canadian National. CPR = Canadian Pacific Railway. R = Revised data

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA3: Railway Rationalization by Province, 2011

 (Route-Kilometres)
  British
Columbia
Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec New
Brunswick
Nova
Scotia
Northwest
Territories
Newfoundland
and Labrador
Total
Discontinuances CPR 0 0 0 0 297 0 0 0 0 0 297
CN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 297 0 0 0 0 0 297
Transfers CPR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CN 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 44
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 44
Total CPR 0 0 0 0 297 0 0 0 0 0 297
CN 0 0 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 44
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 342 0 0 0 0 0 342

Notes: CN = Canadian National. CPR = Canadian Pacific Railway.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA4: Railway Revenues, 2001-2010

 (Millions of dollars)
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006R 2007R 2008R 2009R 2010
CN 3,917 3,971 4,002 4,275 4,950 5,398 5,371 5,720 5,029 5,611
CPR 2,950 2,943 3,010 3,263 3,723 3,908 4,035 4,164 3,349 3,796
VIA 399 407 415 421 430 440 475 503 482 525
Sub-total Class I 7,266 7,321 7,427 7,959 9,103 9,746 9,881 10,387 8,860 9,932
Regional 495 502 467 451 251 231 230 239 228 288
Shortlines 389 386 410 446 466 411 413 367 328 367
Total 8,151 8,209 8,304 8,856 9,819 10,389 10,523 10,992 9,417 10,587

Notes: R = Revised data. CN = Canadian National. CPR = Canadian Pacific Railway. VIA = VIA Rail Canada.

Source: Transport Canada, Statistics Canada

 

Table RA5: Railway Employment, 2001-2010

 Railway Employment
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010
Class I 34,016 32,005 31,595 30,966 31,526 30,770 31,055 31,347 28,919 29,193
Regional 3,427 3,258 2,773 2,550 1,295 1,360 1,328 1,318 1,306 1,320
Short Line 2,087 2,015 2,029 2,066 2,154 1,936 1,906 1,727 1,466 1,493
Total 39,530 37,279 36,397 35,582 34,975 34,066 34,289 34,392 31,691 32,006

 

 Percentage of Total
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010
Class I 86.1 85.9 86.8 87.0 90.1 90.3 90.6 91.1 91.3 91.2
Regional 8.7 8.7 7.6 7.2 3.7 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.1
Short Line 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.8 6.2 5.7 5.6 5.0 4.6 4.7

 

 Railway Compensation
(millions of dollars)
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010
Class I 2,133.5 2,066.4 2,094.6 2,068.0 2,263.8 2,236.0 2,276.0 2,341.8 2,187.8 2,265.8
Regional 181.8 177.6 165.8 154.7 86.1 81.9 80.2 86.5 83.3 90.5
Short Line 112.5 112.7 114.0 120.9 123.3 115.8 112.7 109.4 90.3 94.2
Total 2,427.8 2,356.7 2,374.4 2,343.6 2,473.3 2,433.7 2,468.9 2,537.7 2,361.4 2,450.5

 

 Percentage of Total
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010
Class I 87.9 87.7 88.2 88.2 91.5 91.9 92.2 92.3 92.6 92.5
Regional 7.5 7.5 7.0 6.6 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.7
Short Line 4.6 4.8 4.8 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.6 4.3 3.8 3.8

 

 Compensation per Employee
(dollars)
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010
Class I 62,720 64,564 66,294 66,784 71,808 72,668 73,288 74,707 75,652 77,614
Regional 53,057 54,520 59,790 60,673 66,493 60,229 60,414 65,593 63,760 68,578
Short Line 53,884 55,904 56,181 58,521 57,258 59,826 59,106 63,324 61,586 63,085
Total 61,416 63,218 65,235 65,866 70,715 71,441 72,001 73,786 74,511 76,564

Notes: R = Revised data.

Source: Transport Canada, Statistics Canada

 

Table RA6: Railway Fuel Consumption, 2001-2010

 (Millions of litres)
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006R 2007R 2008R 2009R 2010
Class I 1,750.6 1,757.7 1,801.5 1,895.1 1,964.7 1,978.7 2,034.7 1,976.2 1,691.3 1,848.7
Regional 139.4 125.4 117.8 103.7 67.0 62.2 60.6 60.9 31.9 35.7
Short Line 89.1 86.6 88.4 98.2 98.1 77.5 97.0 63.3 46.4 48.0
Total 1,979.1 1,969.7 2,007.7 2,097.0 2,129.8 2,118.4 2,192.3 2,100.4 1,769.6 1,932.4

Note: R = Revised data.

Source: Transport Canada, Statistics Canada

 

Table RA7: Revenue Tonne-Kilometres by Railway Sector, 2001-2010

 (Millions)
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006R 2007R 2008R 2009R 2010
Class I 292,916.6 292,182.2 293,870.6 313,654.4 328,269.5 330,988.7 338,344.4 325,019.6 288,842.5 327,831.6
Regional 20,565.4 18,406.6 16,670.7 16,857.8 15,220.7 14,818.9 13,701.2 14,336.7 7,711.3 9,802.8
Short Line 7,644.8 7,151.7 7,435.8 7,898.5 8,652.5 6,681.2 5,197.6 5,462.5 3,227.7 3,689.9
Total 321,126.8 317,740.5 317,977.1 338,410.8 352,142.7 352,488.8 357,243.2 344,818.7 299,781.4 341,324.3

 

 Percentage of total
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006R 2007R 2008R 2009R 2010
Class I 91.2 92.0 92.4 92.7 93.2 93.9 94.7 94.3 96.4 96.0
Regional 6.4 5.8 5.2 5.0 4.3 4.2 3.8 4.2 2.6 2.9
Short Line 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.5 1.9 1.5 1.6 1.1 1.1

Note: R = Revised data.

Source: Transport Canada, Statistics Canada

 

Table RA8: Traffic Received and Forwarded by Canadian-Based Class II Carriers1, 2000-2010

 (Millions of tonnes)
  Received
only
Forwarded
only
Received and
Forwarded
2000 8.34 18.52 0.56
2001 8.22 18.48 0.58
2002 7.91 19.11 0.48
2003 8.51 17.95 0.52
2004 7.86 15.85 0.37
2005 8.31 16.23 0.37
2006 8.17 14.92 0.37
2007 8.78 14.06 0.34
2008 8.58 12.96 0.35
2009 7.08 10.58 0.75
2010 7.45 11.20 0.71

Notes:
"Received only" : applies to movements in which a Class II carrier was involved by only receiving from Canadian National (CN) or Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR).
"Forwarded only" : applies to movements in which a Class II carrier was involved by only forwarding to CN or CPR.
"Received and Forwarded" : applies to movements in which one or more Class II carriers received from and forwarded to CN and CPR.

1 Does not include US-based carriers operating in Canada.

Source: Transport Canada, Statistics Canada

 

Table RA9: Tonnage Carried by Railway Sector, 2001-20101

 (Thousands of tonnes)
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006R 2007R 2008R 2009R 2010
Class I 230,625.4 227,355.8 229,930.0 247,641.2 258,617.5 256,043.6 260,378.7 246,996.3 216,365.1 239,578.6
Regional 47,512.3 42,855.9 43,250.1 38,999.5 34,038.8 32,208.3 30,439.0 30,367.9 21,279.4 24,391.1
Short Line 67,918.7 65,166.3 64,285.0 69,287.4 77,286.7 69,112.3 62,522.5 59,239.3 41,202.1 49,539.4
Total 346,056.4 335,378.0 337,465.2 355,928.2 369,943.0 357,364.1 353,340.2 336,603.5 278,846.5 313,509.1

 

 Percentage of total
  2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006R 2007R 2008R 2009R 2010
Class I 66.6 67.8 68.1 69.6 69.9 71.6 73.7 73.4 77.6 76.4
Regional 13.7 12.8 12.8 11.0 9.2 9.0 8.6 9.0 7.6 7.8
Short Line 19.6 19.4 19.0 19.5 20.9 19.3 17.7 17.6 14.8 15.8

Note: R = Revised data.

1 Includes significant double-counting of tonnages; not to be considered as originating traffic.

Source: Transport Canada, Statistics Canada

 

Table RA10: Annual Railway Carloadings, 2002-2011

 Total Tonnes Loaded by Commodity
(Thousands)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Grain 21,844.3 22,692.3 27,552.7 27,205.3 31,779.9 31,910.3 30,499.6 36,633.9 34,218.3 35,420.2
Other agricultural and food products 5,831.3 6,467.7 7,362.8 8,096.8 8,565.9 8,932.9 8,668.0 11,417.0 13,802.3 13,896.4
Coal 37,003.1 31,773.1 33,137.4 35,071.5 32,847.1 35,677.9 35,921.2 30,774.8 37,801.5 37,899.4
Fertilizer materials 26,121.4 27,614.2 30,713.8 30,040.9 26,578.7 30,352.7 28,910.6 17,605.8 26,221.6 28,787.8
Iron ore and concentrates (including pellets) 30,090.6 32,916.1 27,849.4 32,285.9 33,931.1 32,813.9 34,238.6 29,720.5 35,886.6 33,708.5
Ores and mine products 25,516.9 23,129.0 25,353.8 25,951.3 24,866.4 22,731.6 22,640.1 16,907.1 17,755.5 19,168.0
Processed forest products 25,198.2 24,840.2 28,984.7 32,552.9 32,204.1 26,907.0 20,785.9 15,849.4 13,393.4 17,623.8
Non-processed forest products 19,334.1 17,219.9 18,159.3 18,163.4 15,957.1 14,410.4 13,153.6 10,791.8 8,382.3 11,773.4
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals  10,720.3 10,630.1 12,714.8 12,764.6 13,546.5 13,814.2 13,516.9 9,376.2 11,968.3 13,281.5
Autos and parts 5,199.2 5,165.8 5,157.0 4,866.7 4,578.9 4,408.8 3,689.0 3,024.1 3,847.9 3,840.8
Refined petroleum products 13,641.8 14,371.1 14,354.0 14,503.2 14,425.9 15,126.2 14,318.5 14,506.4 14,799.4 15,902.4
Chemicals products 15,051.9 14,318.8 15,927.8 15,349.5 15,601.9 15,120.8 14,556.5 13,145.1 13,281.9 14,741.9
Miscellaneous 1,468.4 1,261.6 1,246.7 1,183.1 1,071.9 736.2 765.6 1,730.4 1,850.6 2,046.6
Carload traffic loaded 237,021.5 232,400.0 248,514.1 258,035.2 255,955.2 252,942.9 241,664.1 211,482.5 233,209.5 248,090.7
Intermodal 24,798.4 26,241.4 27,113.9 27,771.9 28,337.7 28,812.9 28,165.7 24,819.1 26,981.3 27,530.4
Total 261,819.9 258,641.4 275,628.0 285,807.0 284,293.0 281,755.8 269,829.7 236,301.6 260,190.9 275,621.1

 

 Western1 Tonnes Loaded by Commodity
(Thousands)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Grain 21,362.5 21,998.3 26,640.6 26,307.5 30,929.0 31,318.5 29,607.2 33,768.5 31,344.6 32,523.4
Other agricultural and food products 4,344.2 4,903.5 5,756.9 6,377.9 6,960.7 7,208.6 6,908.7 7,822.4 9,213.0 9,796.2
Coal 33,155.5 28,483.6 30,126.6 31,920.4 29,813.0 33,151.5 33,137.2 28,185.2 35,190.0 35,580.5
Fertilizer materials 23,887.4 25,155.8 28,030.5 27,579.8 24,946.0 28,570.1 26,765.3 15,835.8 24,221.0 26,605.2
Iron ore and concentrates (including pellets) 0.1 - 0.1 - - 0.6 0.1 - - 0.0
Ores and mine products 5,567.4 5,452.2 5,308.7 5,631.4 5,283.2 4,773.8 5,650.7 4,094.4 5,402.0 6,121.2
Processed forest products 13,365.9 13,407.2 14,382.0 18,148.1 18,254.1 15,831.3 11,843.4 9,311.5 7,374.5 10,943.5
Non-processed forest products 12,657.8 11,413.6 11,477.5 11,849.4 10,324.0 9,611.1 8,813.4 7,838.3 5,461.3 8,408.8
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals  2,335.3 2,178.8 2,416.7 2,459.2 3,021.2 3,227.1 3,160.3 2,203.4 2,264.6 2,685.0
Autos and parts 554.6 468.7 440.0 432.1 496.6 507.0 565.9 527.0 546.7 453.4
Refined petroleum products 5,499.0 5,675.9 6,092.8 6,156.3 6,680.7 7,040.8 6,327.5 6,430.2 6,807.1 7,395.7
Chemicals products 7,495.3 7,176.7 7,653.1 7,615.7 7,752.3 7,061.9 6,703.2 6,377.6 5,971.4 7,314.6
Miscellaneous 541.4 380.4 363.9 335.6 274.2 242.9 229.5 196.0 169.8 202.2
Carload traffic loaded 130,766.4 126,694.7 138,689.4 144,813.2 144,735.0 148,545.1 139,712.3 122,590.4 133,965.9 148,029.7
Intermodal 9,866.1 10,395.8 11,103.4 11,762.5 12,199.5 12,752.6 12,721.6 11,501.8 12,973.9 13,699.4
Total 140,632.5 137,090.6 149,792.7 156,575.7 156,934.5 161,297.7 152,433.8 134,092.2 146,939.8 161,729.1

 

 Eastern1 Tonnes Loaded by Commodity
(Thousands)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Grain 481.8 694.0 912.1 897.8 850.9 591.8 892.4 2,865.4 2,873.7 2,896.8
Other agricultural and food products 1,487.1 1,564.2 1,605.8 1,719.0 1,605.2 1,724.3 1,759.3 3,594.6 4,589.3 4,100.3
Coal 3,847.6 3,289.5 3,010.8 3,151.1 3,034.0 2,526.4 2,783.9 2,589.6 2,611.5 2,318.9
Fertilizer materials 2,234.0 2,458.4 2,683.4 2,461.1 1,632.7 1,782.6 2,145.3 1,770.0 2,000.6 2,182.5
Iron ore and concentrates (including pellets) 30,090.5 32,916.1 27,849.3 32,285.9 33,931.1 32,813.2 34,238.5 29,720.5 35,886.6 33,708.5
Ores and mine products 19,949.5 17,676.8 20,045.1 20,320.0 19,583.2 17,957.8 16,989.4 12,812.7 12,353.5 13,046.8
Processed forest products 11,832.3 11,433.0 14,602.6 14,404.8 13,950.0 11,075.7 8,942.5 6,537.9 6,018.9 6,680.3
Non-processed forest products 6,676.4 5,806.3 6,681.8 6,314.0 5,633.1 4,799.4 4,340.2 2,953.5 2,921.0 3,364.6
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals  8,385.0 8,451.3 10,298.1 10,305.4 10,525.2 10,587.1 10,356.6 7,172.8 9,703.7 10,596.5
Autos and parts 4,644.7 4,697.1 4,716.9 4,434.7 4,082.3 3,901.9 3,123.1 2,497.0 3,301.2 3,387.4
Refined petroleum products 8,142.8 8,695.2 8,261.2 8,347.0 7,745.2 8,085.5 7,991.0 8,076.2 7,992.3 8,506.7
Chemicals products 7,556.5 7,142.1 8,274.7 7,733.8 7,849.5 8,058.9 7,853.3 6,767.5 7,310.4 7,427.3
Miscellaneous 927.0 881.2 882.8 847.6 797.7 493.2 536.2 1,534.5 1,680.7 1,844.4
Carload traffic loaded 106,255.1 105,705.2 109,824.8 113,222.0 111,220.3 104,397.7 101,951.8 88,892.1 99,243.6 100,061.0
Intermodal 14,932.3 15,845.6 16,010.5 16,009.3 16,138.2 16,060.3 15,444.1 13,317.3 14,007.5 13,831.1
Total 121,187.4 121,550.9 125,835.3 129,231.4 127,358.5 120,458.1 117,395.9 102,209.4 113,251.1 113,892.1

1 The Eastern and Western divisions, for statistical purposes, are seperated by an imaginary line running from Thunder Bay to Armstrong Ontario. Freight loaded at Thunder Bay is included in the Western Division while loadings at Armstrong are reported in the Eastern Division.

Source: Statistics Canada, Cat. 52-001; Transport Canada

 

Table RA11: Volume of Rail Exports and Imports by Commodity, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
Exports 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P
Agriculture and food 1,736.8 2,224.3 2,867.0 3,000.3 3,402.5 3,591.7 3,986.5 3,433.7 3,719.9 5,095.7
Automotive 3,202.3 3,334.7 3,399.7 3,162.0 3,042.4 2,880.9 2,055.9 1,374.4 2,021.8 2,154.6
Chemicals 10,431.0 9,933.1 10,970.0 10,853.7 11,521.2 11,216.0 10,317.3 8,641.8 10,002.5 10,386.4
Coal 1,235.1 1,221.7 1,488.7 1,188.7 1,157.9 955.0 1,028.2 626.5 888.1 987.1
Fertilizer materials 9,315.3 10,155.6 10,239.5 10,256.6 9,442.0 11,501.4 10,868.7 5,377.2 10,815.6 11,164.3
Forest 23,010.5 23,263.1 26,456.7 26,625.1 27,365.7 23,397.9 18,267.6 12,972.3 13,508.2 12,650.3
Grains 2,814.9 2,230.2 3,482.4 2,702.2 3,956.4 4,569.1 5,164.8 3,518.2 3,315.3 2,996.3
Iron ore 2.0 1.9 29.2 45.3 13.9 4.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Metals 3,053.1 3,205.5 3,339.0 3,973.8 4,606.0 4,796.6 4,880.9 3,476.4 4,334.7 3,730.2
Miscellaneous 4,094.3 4,631.8 4,965.1 4,715.9 4,963.7 4,581.8 4,809.2 3,703.8 4,913.5 5,388.1
Other mine products 2,523.7 2,472.6 2,680.4 2,710.9 2,848.0 2,508.8 2,409.5 1,723.6 1,679.6 1,816.8
Petroleum 4,311.1 4,564.1 5,225.0 4,980.4 4,991.7 4,965.4 4,768.7 4,482.4 4,887.2 4,962.1
Total 65,730.1 67,238.5 75,142.8 74,214.7 77,311.7 74,969.5 68,557.3 49,330.5 60,086.3 61,331.8

 

 (Thousands of tonnes)
Imports 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P
Agriculture and food 2,434.3 2,344.3 2,460.2 2,462.8 2,580.0 3,307.4 3,407.4 2,960.0 3,210.3 2,764.6
Automotive 2,022.4 1,912.2 1,891.3 1,798.9 1,773.9 1,905.3 1,551.2 1,174.7 1,526.3 1,605.8
Chemicals 4,998.8 5,216.2 5,104.0 4,992.0 5,406.4 5,730.5 5,350.6 4,578.4 5,255.7 5,493.3
Coal 195.2 338.1 289.6 276.0 296.7 419.2 1,714.0 1,955.5 5,821.7 1,627.4
Fertilizer materials 2.6 7.5 2.2 2.7 2.8 3.2 7.0 26.6 26.2 41.3
Forest 670.7 741.1 785.7 933.7 993.7 1,032.6 1,233.2 1,007.4 1,097.9 1,320.0
Grains 2,250.3 1,751.3 865.7 911.7 706.0 1,447.8 1,340.8 790.9 727.4 392.0
Iron ore 10.1 201.7 309.5 15.8 42.4 42.7 44.9 21.6 27.4 107.5
Metals 911.9 1,213.9 1,611.9 2,010.6 2,115.3 2,151.0 2,168.1 1,051.2 2,021.0 2,115.6
Miscellaneous 2,678.8 2,949.9 3,169.1 3,336.7 3,366.1 4,133.2 4,367.7 3,602.9 3,803.8 4,171.0
Other mine products 2,200.9 2,435.2 2,385.3 2,340.1 2,467.9 2,774.2 2,817.2 2,452.2 3,415.4 3,082.5
Petroleum 847.4 1,027.7 1,147.2 1,333.6 1,933.5 2,250.2 3,289.5 3,312.9 3,385.8 3,142.1
Total 19,223.4 20,139.3 20,021.7 20,414.7 21,684.6 25,197.1 27,291.5 22,934.4 30,318.9 25,863.0

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

Source: Transport Canada, Rail Traffic Database

 

Table RA12: Value of Rail Exports and Imports by Commodity, 2002-2011

 (Millions of dollars)
Exports 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P
Agriculture and food 953.9 1,022.8 1,317.1 1,160.5 1,351.5 1,627.1 2,480.0 2,004.9 2,025.4 3,192.4
Automotive products 41,562.7 38,627.2 38,286.6 34,617.0 31,927.6 30,873.3 23,152.0 17,156.8 24,874.4 26,502.9
Chemicals products 5,991.3 6,207.8 7,484.8 8,509.2 9,180.7 9,418.1 10,581.6 7,078.9 8,275.9 9,987.4
Coal 205.4 151.9 167.3 195.2 190.6 145.2 146.7 90.4 174.2 282.6
Fertilizer materials 1,076.3 1,070.9 1,109.1 1,485.5 1,365.0 1,655.2 3,535.0 2,208.4 3,033.9 3,585.3
Forest products 14,949.6 14,248.6 17,569.1 17,601.0 15,502.0 12,558.2 10,789.7 7,543.7 7,987.8 7,825.5
Grains 830.6 651.0 992.8 746.4 1,026.7 1,559.0 2,954.5 1,696.1 1,398.6 1,597.3
Iron ore 16.8 9.2 5.1 4.2 - 0.0 - - 0.0 0.2
Metals 4,979.1 5,174.2 5,962.0 7,032.0 9,993.0 11,473.0 12,027.9 7,047.7 8,880.7 8,927.6
Miscellaneous 4,162.6 3,279.2 3,078.4 2,555.4 2,127.6 1,983.0 1,691.5 1,624.4 1,767.8 1,767.7
Other mine products 314.0 299.0 190.5 129.6 158.2 163.7 183.1 122.7 103.6 202.1
Petroleum products 1,538.7 1,829.9 2,239.9 2,504.0 2,576.8 2,883.9 3,524.8 2,455.6 3,141.9 3,608.6
Total 76,581.0 72,571.7 78,402.7 76,539.9 75,399.7 74,339.6 71,066.9 49,029.5 61,664.3 67,479.8

 

 (Millions of dollars)
Imports 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010R 2011P
Agriculture and food 1,408.9 1,365.1 1,329.2 1,325.9 1,256.2 2,050.8 2,367.8 2,075.3 2,028.8 2,513.8
Automotive products 14,549.6 12,591.9 12,297.6 12,718.2 12,496.3 13,662.6 12,906.6 10,455.5 13,563.0 12,918.2
Chemicals products 4,725.1 4,956.8 5,487.2 5,993.9 6,641.9 6,415.6 7,213.5 5,477.5 6,362.3 7,446.8
Coal 6.9 4.6 3.5 8.1 9.6 9.1 12.0 6.8 5.8 16.2
Fertilizer materials 12.7 10.1 8.1 11.5 9.3 20.3 8.8 14.4 31.8 16.8
Forest products 815.0 860.1 914.3 981.0 973.7 994.0 1,112.5 1,068.2 1,104.8 1,252.7
Grains 494.0 425.4 312.3 267.2 237.0 421.4 564.5 394.0 302.6 320.3
Iron ore 68.3 72.0 74.8 113.3 131.1 104.4 128.8 107.5 142.4 171.5
Metals 962.4 1,103.9 1,826.4 2,415.7 2,681.0 2,555.8 3,564.8 1,599.2 2,576.1 3,171.8
Miscellaneous 2,701.6 2,699.0 2,673.9 2,825.6 3,275.9 3,517.2 3,643.3 2,661.7 2,707.1 3,261.0
Other mine products 165.2 142.4 184.1 264.9 321.1 437.4 545.9 405.4 442.4 648.7
Petroleum products 266.6 281.6 335.0 560.3 834.6 1,089.9 2,386.3 1,655.7 2,049.5 2,462.7
Total 26,176.2 24,512.8 25,446.3 27,485.7 28,867.7 31,278.6 34,454.9 25,921.3 31,316.6 34,200.6

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from Statistics Canada, International Trade Division

 

Table RA13: Volume of Rail Exports by Province/Territory of Origin, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
Province/Territory 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P
Ontario 15,750.8 16,060.8 17,178.8 17,339.8 17,488.3 15,253.7 13,283.1 8,367.3 11,013.7 11,219.2
Alberta 13,334.6 13,907.3 14,615.6 14,439.1 14,658.8 14,018.1 12,837.5 11,221.3 12,875.2 13,600.2
Saskatchewan 11,026.2 10,635.9 12,556.2 12,918.8 13,164.7 14,797.8 14,601.1 8,755.5 13,488.2 15,259.5
Quebec 11,783.7 12,445.0 13,755.8 13,986.9 13,688.3 12,494.4 11,382.4 8,520.8 9,175.6 9,322.2
British Columbia 7,972.9 7,915.7 10,208.9 9,417.9 12,656.1 12,002.8 10,486.0 7,805.7 8,672.2 7,209.7
Manitoba 3,004.6 3,288.3 3,701.7 2,995.1 3,269.7 4,176.0 4,070.7 3,057.0 2,850.3 2,577.5
New Brunswick 1,581.5 1,653.5 1,819.9 1,785.2 1,460.9 1,239.8 971.0 899.6 1,121.8 1,296.2
Nova Scotia 1,275.8 1,332.1 1,305.9 1,331.9 922.7 986.9 922.0 703.4 889.3 846.7
Other1 - - 0.1 - 2.2 - 3.5 - - 0.6
Total 65,730.1 67,238.5 75,142.8 74,214.7 77,311.7 74,969.5 68,557.3 49,330.5 60,086.3 61,331.8

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data

1 Includes Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Source: Transport Canada, Rail Traffic Database

 

Table RA14: Value of Rail Exports by Province/Territory of Origin, 2002-2011

 (Millions of dollars)
Province/Territory 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P
Ontario 51,943.7 48,639.6 48,737.4 44,426.0 41,536.7 40,977.3 34,069.8 23,773.8 33,388.7 35,428.1
Quebec 8,995.3 8,119.8 9,673.3 10,725.4 12,012.8 10,813.1 11,174.8 7,660.5 8,322.8 8,935.7
Alberta 4,771.0 5,446.2 7,169.3 8,137.7 8,843.9 9,391.1 10,998.4 7,196.0 8,606.4 9,650.5
British Columbia 5,609.8 5,313.4 6,832.2 6,976.3 6,715.5 5,977.3 4,744.6 3,283.3 3,650.7 3,771.4
Saskatchewan 2,220.7 1,953.7 2,586.4 2,933.1 2,924.3 3,398.4 5,834.0 4,146.5 4,904.7 6,613.7
Manitoba 1,324.0 1,431.0 1,545.6 1,469.5 1,764.7 2,143.8 2,575.4 1,712.5 1,361.6 1,499.4
New Brunswick 994.7 971.5 1,172.4 1,121.3 1,136.7 1,025.7 971.0 773.4 908.4 1,044.0
Nova Scotia 668.9 657.1 661.9 726.1 449.4 594.3 690.0 475.5 505.8 524.3
Prince Edward Island 19.9 22.3 18.2 18.4 11.4 8.6 4.6 3.5 6.3 6.3
Newfoundland and Labrador 18.1 6.6 5.6 6.1 4.1 4.2 3.7 4.5 8.1 6.1
Territories1 15.0 10.5 0.5 0.0 0.1 5.9 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.3
Total 76,581.0 72,571.7 78,402.7 76,539.9 75,399.7 74,339.6 71,066.9 49,029.5 61,664.3 67,479.8

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data

1 Includes Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from Statistics Canada, International Trade Division

 

Table RA15: Volume of Rail Imports by Province/Territory of Clearance, 2002-2011

Province/Territory 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P
Ontario 6,815.1 7,046.3 6,947.5 6,884.8 6,839.3 7,809.5 7,293.8 5,535.7 6,757.2 6,815.1
Alberta 4,417.4 4,190.3 3,715.4 4,348.8 5,016.7 5,612.0 6,825.7 5,674.5 6,608.3 6,680.8
Quebec 4,656.1 4,482.8 5,028.7 5,049.1 5,382.4 6,430.5 6,333.1 5,646.7 5,741.8 5,701.5
British Columbia 920.4 1,427.2 1,484.0 1,184.0 1,378.6 1,976.2 3,416.1 3,619.7 8,361.7 3,437.3
Saskatchewan 896.4 1,198.8 1,045.2 1,187.7 1,334.1 1,502.6 1,771.1 1,134.0 1,362.2 1,510.5
Manitoba 524.8 676.0 676.5 765.7 764.5 872.6 865.8 544.7 533.8 816.9
Nova Scotia 570.9 619.7 610.6 594.5 501.3 509.1 424.9 462.1 578.8 548.1
New Brunswick 422.3 496.1 513.8 399.5 465.0 479.7 360.7 317.0 375.0 352.9
Other1 - 2.2 0.0 0.5 2.7 4.9 0.4 - - -
Total 19,223.4 20,139.3 20,021.7 20,414.7 21,684.6 25,197.1 27,291.5 22,934.4 30,318.9 25,863.0

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

1 Includes Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Source: Transport Canada, Rail Traffic Database

 

Table RA16: Value of Rail Imports by Province/Territory of Clearance, 2002-2011

 (Millions of dollars)
Province/Territory 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010R 2011P
Ontario 18,938.7 17,201.8 18,058.2 18,982.5 19,737.9 21,445.4 21,201.5 16,276.0 20,462.0 21,222.2
Alberta 2,159.4 2,327.2 2,509.5 3,225.4 4,119.5 4,014.9 5,691.3 3,882.9 4,302.7 5,221.1
Quebec 2,385.6 2,218.6 2,070.7 2,057.8 2,050.3 2,581.6 3,216.8 2,774.1 2,799.5 3,591.7
British Columbia 1,451.7 1,513.5 1,498.2 1,526.0 1,425.2 1,533.4 1,782.9 1,380.2 1,760.3 1,759.1
Saskatchewan 496.0 411.2 465.6 613.4 644.3 749.1 1,277.9 682.2 683.0 891.6
Manitoba 429.7 486.1 457.7 695.3 578.5 591.9 863.8 612.9 909.9 1,070.8
New Brunswick 242.0 280.1 320.0 304.2 264.0 294.4 374.8 281.0 335.0 380.6
Nova Scotia 73.2 74.3 66.2 81.0 48.0 67.9 45.9 31.9 64.3 63.5
Other1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total 26,176.2 24,512.8 25,446.3 27,485.7 28,867.7 31,278.6 34,454.9 25,921.3 31,316.6 34,200.6

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

1 Includes Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Yukon.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from Statistics Canada, International Trade Division

 

Table RA17: Volume of Major Rail Commodities Exported by Top1 Three Provinces of Origin, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
Province Commodity 2002R 2003R 2004R 2005R 2006R 2007R 2008R 2009R 2010R 2011P
Ontario Automotive products 3,111.9 3,274.7 3,352.1 3,104.8 2,961.1 2,812.6 2,004.8 1,326.8 1,981.8 2,123.6
Chemical products 2,843.1 2,567.3 2,788.8 2,614.7 2,892.8 2,844.7 2,583.0 1,567.4 1,953.0 1,913.8
Forest Products 4,784.5 4,568.8 4,779.4 5,013.5 4,536.4 3,377.0 2,753.0 1,491.0 1,573.2 1,959.4
Other Mine Products 1,346.3 1,426.6 1,615.9 1,700.1 1,602.8 1,254.6 1,110.3 880.5 952.4 1,013.4
Other 3,665.0 4,223.4 4,642.5 4,906.6 5,495.2 4,964.7 4,832.1 3,101.6 4,553.1 4,209.1
Total 15,750.8 16,060.8 17,178.8 17,339.8 17,488.3 15,253.7 13,283.1 8,367.3 11,013.7 11,219.2
 
Alberta
Chemical products 4,534.6 4,465.7 4,787.7 4,586.5 4,763.4 4,472.6 4,242.8 4,008.5 4,830.9 5,099.3
Fertilizer Materials 1,766.9 2,047.2 1,696.8 1,639.5 1,750.5 1,773.4 1,821.8 1,077.2 1,978.2 2,241.0
Forest Products 4,042.4 4,174.4 4,451.5 4,428.9 4,224.3 3,577.8 2,738.3 2,473.4 2,516.9 2,279.6
Petroleum products 1,784.2 1,895.1 2,178.6 2,189.2 2,224.4 2,230.2 1,949.2 2,009.8 2,051.4 2,166.9
Other 1,206.5 1,324.8 1,501.0 1,595.1 1,696.3 1,964.1 2,085.5 1,652.5 1,497.9 1,813.5
Total 13,334.6 13,907.3 14,615.6 14,439.1 14,658.8 14,018.1 12,837.5 11,221.3 12,875.2 13,600.2
 
Saskatchewan2 Fertilizer Materials 7,462.0 7,756.1 8,113.4 8,291.2 7,579.3 9,621.7 8,934.7 4,176.3 8,744.0 8,832.4
Grains 1,090.4 470.2 1,110.4 1,214.4 2,288.4 2,300.3 2,788.1 2,084.9 1,736.0 1,836.7
Agriculture and Food 479.7 579.8 826.7 881.0 1,010.8 1,024.4 1,295.8 1,134.1 1,690.3 2,847.8
Petroleum 597.8 565.8 829.7 762.5 803.1 842.9 915.2 719.9 775.4 968.7
Other 1,396.3 1,264.1 1,676.0 1,769.7 1,483.1 1,008.5 667.3 640.2 542.5 774.0
Total 11,026.2 10,635.9 12,556.2 12,918.8 13,164.7 14,797.8 14,601.1 8,755.5 13,488.2 15,259.5
 
Grand Total 40,111.6 40,603.9 44,350.6 44,697.7 45,311.8 44,069.6 40,721.7 28,344.1 37,377.1 40,079.0

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

1 Ranking of the top three provinces of origin is based on a ten-year average.

2 Saskatchewan replaced Quebec as one of the top three provinces of origin in the 2011 Annual Report.

Source: Transport Canada, Rail Traffic Database

 

Table RA18: Volume of Major Rail Commodities Imported by Top1 Three Provinces of Clearance, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
Province Commodity 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P
Ontario Agriculture and Food 795.0 777.3 881.4 795.3 738.9 1,116.3 1,129.7 778.7 830.4 765.1
Automotive products 1,097.1 1,102.5 1,024.8 907.5 838.1 877.4 656.3 451.1 581.3 581.5
Chemical products 2,730.3 2,659.7 2,462.9 2,378.9 2,629.1 2,648.9 2,404.9 1,868.6 2,160.6 2,180.6
Other Mine Products 679.1 672.3 590.2 617.2 609.6 629.0 584.7 574.2 755.8 749.0
Other 1,513.6 1,834.6 1,988.2 2,185.9 2,023.5 2,537.9 2,518.1 1,863.2 2,429.1 2,538.9
Total 6,815.1 7,046.3 6,947.5 6,884.8 6,839.3 7,809.5 7,293.8 5,535.7 6,757.2 6,815.1
 
Alberta Agriculture and Food 424.3 373.7 289.9 343.4 391.0 589.3 753.3 675.8 689.0 560.3
Chemical products 461.6 601.3 576.5 630.6 693.2 765.1 780.5 709.8 833.2 985.4
Other Mine Products 823.2 1,036.9 1,015.4 1,036.5 1,089.2 1,246.3 1,349.1 1,050.9 1,588.1 1,408.8
Petroleum products 266.5 323.1 434.5 519.4 870.3 967.2 1,920.2 2,227.8 2,021.9 1,543.7
Other 2,441.7 1,855.4 1,399.1 1,818.9 1,972.9 2,044.1 2,022.6 1,010.2 1,476.1 2,182.5
Total 4,417.4 4,190.3 3,715.4 4,348.8 5,016.7 5,612.0 6,825.7 5,674.5 6,608.3 6,680.8
 
Quebec Agriculture and Food 736.8 704.4 857.8 830.7 937.0 1,025.4 1,050.6 977.8 927.7 858.5
Chemical products 1,052.1 1,038.5 1,109.5 1,080.0 1,095.1 1,163.8 1,090.3 1,140.1 1,209.6 1,159.3
Other Mine Products 341.3 331.1 326.7 312.3 324.5 338.6 414.2 434.5 517.4 542.0
Petroleum products 206.2 239.3 271.7 330.4 463.9 587.4 634.0 526.4 498.2 710.1
Other 2,319.7 2,169.5 2,463.0 2,495.7 2,561.8 3,315.4 3,143.9 2,568.0 2,588.9 2,431.5
Total 4,656.1 4,482.8 5,028.7 5,049.1 5,382.4 6,430.5 6,333.1 5,646.7 5,741.8 5,701.5
 
Grand Total 15,888.6 15,719.4 15,691.6 16,282.7 17,238.4 19,852.0 20,452.5 16,856.9 19,107.4 19,197.3

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

1 Ranking of the top three provinces of origin is based on a ten-year average.

Source: Transport Canada, Rail Traffic Database

 

Table RA19: Value of Major Rail Commodities Exported by Top1 Three Provinces of Origin, 2002-2011

 (Millions of dollars)
Province Commodity 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007R 2008R 2009R 2010R 2011P
Ontario Automotive products 40,340.0 38,486.9 38,132.0 34,432.6 31,727.6 30,684.9 22,898.0 16,983.8 24,746.0 26,294.6
Chemical products 3,012.2 2,778.1 2,828.8 2,634.5 2,806.7 2,916.0 3,269.6 1,990.2 2,748.4 3,146.8
Forest products 2,996.6 2,725.9 3,040.9 3,054.0 2,447.4 1,937.1 1,769.9 1,071.0 1,181.1 1,353.5
Metals 953.3 939.0 1,214.7 1,562.0 2,095.6 2,906.5 3,298.1 1,484.5 2,540.0 2,269.4
Other   4,641.6 3,709.7 3,520.9 2,742.9 2,459.4 2,532.8 2,834.2 2,244.3 2,173.3 2,363.9
Total 51,943.7 48,639.6 48,737.4 44,426.0 41,536.7 40,977.3 34,069.8 23,773.8 33,388.7 35,428.1
 
Quebec Metals 2,802.3 3,240.6 3,565.2 4,139.0 5,902.9 5,714.4 6,187.5 3,868.2 4,728.4 5,008.7
Forest products 3,665.9 3,434.2 4,102.3 4,324.7 3,982.0 3,078.8 2,919.2 2,025.1 1,887.7 1,968.0
Chemical products 766.8 768.4 1,217.3 1,478.1 1,391.3 1,320.1 1,304.2 1,023.6 611.2 838.4
Petroleum products 63.6 107.0 125.1 166.3 168.2 223.5 225.0 225.7 225.2 188.7
Other 1,696.7 569.7 663.4 617.3 568.4 476.4 538.9 518.0 870.2 931.8
Total 8,995.3 8,119.8 9,673.3 10,725.4 12,012.8 10,813.1 11,174.8 7,660.5 8,322.8 8,935.7
 
Alberta Chemical products 1,909.1 2,385.4 3,123.4 4,029.3 4,603.3 4,808.4 5,568.0 3,625.9 4,573.6 5,481.6
Forest products 1,487.1 1,547.1 2,159.8 1,948.2 1,680.7 1,335.2 1,201.8 948.1 1,210.9 971.2
Petroleum products 691.2 894.2 1,089.6 1,323.6 1,396.9 1,661.9 1,776.4 1,247.5 1,688.9 1,862.1
Metals 188.3 83.1 109.9 265.3 380.1 597.4 543.8 269.9 277.2 293.0
Other 495.3 536.5 686.6 571.3 782.9 988.2 1,908.5 1,104.6 855.7 1,042.7
Total 4,771.0 5,446.2 7,169.3 8,137.7 8,843.9 9,391.1 10,998.4 7,196.0 8,606.4 9,650.5
 
Grand Total 65,710.0 62,205.6 65,580.0 63,289.1 62,393.5 61,181.5 56,243.0 38,630.3 50,317.9 54,014.3

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

1 Ranking of the top three provinces of origin is based on a ten-year average.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from Statistics Canada, International Trade Division

 

Table RA20: Value of Major Rail Commodities Imported by Top1 Three Provinces of Clearance, 2002-2011

 (Millions of dollars)
Province Commodity 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010R 2011P
Ontario Automotive Products 12,495.1 10,612.9 10,929.7 11,220.6 11,636.7 12,823.9 12,054.4 9,731.4 12,823.8 12,077.4
Chemical Products 3,032.8 3,128.7 3,433.7 3,833.5 4,131.6 3,802.9 3,936.5 2,836.9 3,370.0 3,780.2
Agriculture and Food 784.7 762.1 750.2 751.7 685.7 1,233.0 1,388.7 1,088.8 904.1 1,074.3
Metals 349.7 361.9 593.9 757.6 542.3 803.9 834.5 339.2 784.8 889.3
Other 2,276.4 2,336.1 2,350.8 2,419.2 2,741.6 2,781.7 2,987.3 2,279.7 2,579.3 3,401.1
Total 18,938.7 17,201.8 18,058.2 18,982.5 19,737.9 21,445.4 21,201.5 16,276.0 20,462.0 21,222.2
 
Alberta Chemical Products 542.4 601.8 698.4 795.5 1,017.7 894.1 1,121.8 901.5 1,019.2 1,239.5
Metals 324.0 403.9 647.8 1,057.5 1,221.4 940.7 1,129.9 562.4 838.0 1,052.0
Petroleum Products 56.6 64.9 85.5 148.7 332.0 518.6 1,593.5 1,040.4 980.3 1,102.1
Automotive Products 282.1 283.4 228.2 281.8 222.5 195.9 218.5 197.7 220.7 229.8
Other 954.2 973.3 849.5 942.0 1,325.9 1,465.6 1,627.6 1,180.9 1,244.5 1,597.8
Total 2,159.4 2,327.2 2,509.5 3,225.4 4,119.5 4,014.9 5,691.3 3,882.9 4,302.7 5,221.1
 
Quebec Chemical Products 569.5 562.1 594.5 589.0 620.7 770.3 968.6 818.8 989.9 1,235.5
Automotive Products 941.6 838.8 491.6 526.3 250.2 277.3 288.5 263.4 241.0 330.6
Agriculture and Food 242.0 205.7 202.4 217.9 176.3 294.1 364.1 307.2 318.9 474.8
Metals 72.0 83.2 157.3 130.2 321.1 224.8 405.4 247.3 271.9 367.7
Other 560.6 528.7 624.9 594.4 681.9 1,015.1 1,190.1 1,137.4 977.7 1,183.1
Total 2,385.6 2,218.6 2,070.7 2,057.8 2,050.3 2,581.6 3,216.8 2,774.1 2,799.5 3,591.7
 
Grand Total 23,483.7 21,747.6 22,638.4 24,265.8 25,907.7 28,041.8 30,109.5 22,933.0 27,564.2 30,035.0

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

1 Ranking of the top three provinces of origin is based on a ten-year average.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from Statistics Canada, International Trade Division

 

Table RA21: Value of Rail Exports by Port of Exit, 2002-2011

 (Millions of dollars)
Port of exit 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010R 2011P
Sarnia 30,592.0 26,620.2 25,788.0 23,768.7 23,327.4 24,807.1 21,130.1 14,177.5 17,867.5 18,512.9
Windsor 15,022.4 16,031.4 17,331.2 16,809.0 15,846.3 14,089.7 10,974.9 8,569.3 12,646.1 14,723.1
Fort Erie 11,687.3 10,682.3 11,341.6 8,937.9 8,550.6 8,168.4 8,089.7 5,812.8 7,567.4 7,934.1
Fort Frances 6,626.9 6,515.4 7,607.6 7,988.3 8,689.5 8,125.3 8,689.3 6,114.2 6,528.8 7,754.1
North Portal 2,927.8 2,982.9 3,928.3 4,314.0 4,693.1 4,910.5 5,628.4 3,554.1 4,153.9 3,630.6
White Rock 2,454.7 2,716.8 3,793.8 3,968.7 3,541.6 2,990.8 2,949.6 2,130.1 2,105.3 2,641.3
Emerson 1,694.2 1,437.2 1,766.4 1,861.0 1,687.5 2,073.8 2,991.9 1,941.9 2,393.6 3,945.1
Lacolle 1,133.3 1,000.8 1,268.5 2,504.6 2,710.0 2,448.3 2,639.1 2,016.8 2,574.5 1,830.7
Huntington 1,172.5 1,261.9 1,678.6 1,950.6 1,801.7 1,507.2 1,362.0 849.8 808.7 940.9
Coutts1 549.2 669.3 950.0 926.3 988.0 1,254.4 1,093.2 611.3 829.5 723.7
OtherR 2,720.8 2,653.4 2,948.8 3,510.8 3,564.0 3,964.1 5,518.7 3,251.6 4,189.0 4,843.2
Total 76,581.0 72,571.7 78,402.7 76,539.9 75,399.7 74,339.6 71,066.9 49,029.5 61,664.3 67,479.8

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

1 Coutts replaced Sault Ste. Marie as one of the top ten rail exports customs ports in the 2011 Annual Report.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from Statistics Canada, International Trade Division

 

Table RA22: Value of Rail Imports by Port Cleared, 2002-2011

 (Millions of dollars)
Port of clearance 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009R 2010R 2011P
Toronto 4,183.3 4,642.0 4,126.2 4,017.5 4,921.3 6,372.0 7,120.4 5,448.5 5,996.5 6,918.6
Windsor 3,888.7 2,725.9 4,005.4 5,407.3 4,590.3 4,614.8 4,619.0 5,245.7 7,987.6 7,293.9
Sarnia 3,600.0 3,589.3 3,892.0 5,344.3 6,372.0 6,543.9 5,553.2 3,137.3 3,503.3 3,740.8
Montreal 2,038.0 1,948.9 1,728.2 1,770.3 1,743.1 2,125.6 2,687.0 2,232.9 2,257.8 2,770.0
Edmonton 818.1 934.1 1,096.8 1,543.9 2,090.7 2,101.8 3,440.2 2,464.5 2,672.5 3,260.3
Calgary 1,158.1 1,251.2 1,269.2 1,591.6 1,868.9 1,782.6 1,812.5 1,213.4 1,420.7 1,717.9
Vancouver 1,271.2 1,349.7 1,378.8 1,366.2 1,307.7 1,322.3 1,495.2 1,214.5 1,607.7 1,553.9
Winnipeg 333.1 390.6 397.3 602.1 517.0 517.5 741.0 544.0 832.4 985.8
Fort Erie 8.8 9.2 668.5 1,063.8 1,142.4 1,157.2 1,051.1 923.3 849.9 930.7
Niagara Falls 338.6 384.6 696.6 1,524.1 1,211.0 1,057.2 1,136.8 312.7 500.7 485.4
Other 8,538.2 7,287.4 6,187.4 3,254.5 3,103.5 3,683.6 4,798.6 3,184.5 3,687.6 4,543.2
Total 26,176.2 24,512.8 25,446.3 27,485.7 28,867.7 31,278.6 34,454.9 25,921.3 31,316.6 34,200.6

Notes: R = Revised data. P = Preliminary data.

Source: Transport Canada, adapted from Statistics Canada, International Trade Division

 

Table RA23: Volume of Rail Marine Exports and Imports, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
  2002R 2003R 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
Exports1 73,855.9 73,911.7 86,674.9 90,051.1 90,455.9 94,313.4 86,755.5 85,108.5 97,108.3 98,585.9
Imports2 8,807.7 9,233.5 10,885.2 10,828.8 12,975.5 13,478.2 11,344.9 8,862.1 10,459.8 12,707.3
Grand Total 82,663.5 83,145.2 97,560.2 100,879.9 103,431.4 107,791.6 98,100.4 93,970.6 107,568.1 111,293.3

Notes: R = Revised.

1 Volume of rail cargo shipped through Canadian marine ports.

2 Volume or rail cargo coming from Canadian marine ports.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA24: Volume of Rail Marine Exports1 by Origin, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
Origin 2002R 2003R 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
British Columbia 25,757.9 23,889.6 30,838.7 31,906.9 27,220.5 30,270.7 29,475.2 27,032.1 34,628.1 34,517.6
Alberta 18,616.9 17,599.9 20,266.0 21,473.6 24,654.6 24,416.6 23,229.7 23,603.5 23,911.1 25,360.3
Manitoba 4,502.2 4,620.0 4,108.0 3,713.4 3,920.1 4,174.1 3,877.7 5,242.0 5,185.4 4,008.3
Ontario 2,545.6 3,055.4 2,905.1 3,220.0 3,548.4 3,670.7 3,594.2 3,413.3 3,201.9 3,002.7
Quebec 1,391.1 1,551.0 1,852.3 1,826.3 1,727.1 1,775.2 1,543.7 1,237.5 1,156.4 1,035.1
Nova Scotia 3,032.6 2,790.0 3,343.8 3,197.5 3,544.7 3,049.6 2,120.3 1,679.6 1,418.2 1,269.2
New Brunswick 850.8 954.8 774.0 722.6 850.0 857.2 932.0 487.7 957.7 949.0
United States 1,717.7 2,537.5 2,680.1 2,358.4 2,794.2 2,967.2 2,251.1 2,527.7 2,858.3 4,459.4
Mexico 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.7 2.4
Total 58,414.8 56,998.3 66,768.1 68,418.6 68,259.7 71,181.6 67,023.9 65,223.3 73,317.7 74,604.0

Notes: R = Revised.

1 Volume of rail cargo shipped through Canadian marine port of origin.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA25: Volume of Rail Marine Exports1 by Commodity, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
Commodity 2002R 2003R 2004R 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
Agriculture and Food 7,426.0 8,938.4 9,017.8 10,359.9 11,579.1 11,160.4 10,640.4 14,090.0 15,177.8 15,472.2
Automotive Products 171.3 164.6 147.3 95.0 14.2 16.8 9.5 8.1 10.5 43.3
Coal 28,147.7 25,039.3 26,704.6 28,895.7 26,137.5 30,361.7 30,172.8 27,795.6 36,689.5 36,955.1
Fertilizer Materials 9,561.5 10,657.8 13,889.4 13,383.1 11,866.8 13,275.8 12,115.2 6,782.9 10,244.6 11,750.8
Forest products 4,031.5 3,721.0 6,279.3 6,461.8 6,490.8 5,470.4 4,415.3 4,252.4 3,934.4 4,532.4
Grains 13,361.7 13,990.6 18,187.4 17,706.5 19,886.0 19,634.9 16,414.1 20,019.0 19,064.1 18,737.1
Metals 71.3 103.3 143.1 91.4 31.0 22.3 32.5 41.2 46.3 70.5
Ores and mine products 3,771.3 3,667.1 4,186.9 3,850.6 4,268.7 3,735.2 2,555.6 2,240.5 1,936.4 7,095.9
Petroleum Products 378.5 789.3 780.6 525.4 553.8 638.8 905.3 919.4 1,524.6 1,012.7
Grand Total 73,855.9 73,911.7 86,674.9 90,051.1 90,455.9 94,313.4 86,755.5 85,108.5 97,108.3 98,585.9

Notes: R = Revised.

1 Volume of rail cargo shipped through Canadian marine port of origin.

2 Predominantly intermodal.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA26: Volume of Rail Marine Imports1 by Destination, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
Destination 2002R 2003 2004R 2005R 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
Ontario 3,693.6 3,725.6 4,257.1 4,585.2 5,260.7 5,303.3 4,849.8 3,876.5 4,477.0 4,565.9
Quebec 1,536.8 1,734.0 1,982.7 2,210.3 3,094.7 3,466.6 2,133.5 1,622.0 1,798.5 1,975.0
Alberta 447.4 435.4 497.8 664.7 897.8 1,277.7 1,296.4 1,090.2 1,213.9 1,548.5
British Columbia 241.3 251.0 327.4 316.7 430.8 503.7 410.9 355.9 359.5 611.6
Manitoba 92.8 100.9 123.8 133.7 166.9 168.9 161.2 136.6 140.3 152.8
Saskatchewan 38.5 47.6 48.0 40.7 64.2 66.7 72.8 73.5 75.1 84.6
New Brunswick 4.3 3.2 11.8 1.0 13.9 16.2 1.0 8.9 0.9 0.8
Nova Scotia 7.6 5.3 17.6 5.8 3.4 3.2 2.0 8.0 5.6 3.1
United States 2,745.2 2,930.3 3,618.4 2,870.8 3,019.6 2,639.2 2,416.5 1,690.5 2,388.8 3,764.5
Mexico 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 23.5 32.8 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.1
Total 8,807.7 9,233.5 10,885.2 10,828.8 12,975.5 13,478.2 11,344.9 8,862.1 10,459.8 12,706.9

Notes: R = Revised.

1 Volume of rail cargo coming from Canadian marine ports by destination. Commodity breakdown results in approximately 90% being identified as mixed cargo or otherwise unidentified.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA27: CN and CPR Intermodal Traffic, 2002-2011

 (Millions of tonnes)
  2002 2003R 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
North America 12.1 13.1 12.6 11.8 11.6 12.0 12.7 11.6 12.5 11.9
Marine Export 7.2 7.5 8.3 8.8 8.8 9.8 9.0 8.4 8.3 8.2
Marine Import 8.2 8.8 9.5 10.4 11.0 10.9 10.5 8.3 9.9 11.5
Grand Total 27.5 29.4 30.4 31.0 31.4 32.6 32.3 28.2 30.7 31.5

 

 Percentage of Total
  2002 2003R 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
North America 43.9 44.5 41.4 38.0 37.0 36.6 39.3 41.0 40.7 37.7
Marine Export 26.3 25.6 27.4 28.5 28.1 29.9 28.0 29.7 27.0 25.9
Marine Import 29.8 29.9 31.2 33.5 35.0 33.5 32.6 29.3 32.2 36.4

Notes: R = Revised. CN = Canadian National. CPR = Canadian Pacific Railway.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA28: CN and CPR North American Intermodal Traffic Characteristics by Origin-Destination, 2002-2011

 (Millions of tonnes)
Origin - Destination 2002 2003R 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
Canada - Canada 10.2 10.8 10.3 9.9 9.7 9.8 10.0 9.4 9.8 9.6
Canada - United States 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.3 1.1 1.5 0.8
United States - Canada 0.7 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.4
United States - United States 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total 12.1 13.1 12.5 11.8 11.6 11.9 12.7 11.5 12.4 11.8

Notes: R = Revised. CN = Canadian National. CPR = Canadian Pacific Railway.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA29: CN and CPR Intermodal Traffic Characteristics, 2002-2011

 (Millions of tonnes)
  2002R 2003R 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
COFC 25.4 27.1 28.7 29.7 30.2 31.4 30.9 27.1 29.5 30.4
TOFC 2.1 2.3 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1
Total 27.5 29.4 30.4 31.0 31.4 32.6 32.3 28.2 30.7 31.5

Notes: R = Revised. CN = Canadian National. CPR = Canadian Pacific Railway. COFC = Containers on flat cars. TOFC = Trailers on flat cars.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA30: Passenger and Passenger-Kms for VIA Rail Canada and Class II Carriers, 2000-2010

 Passengers carried
(Thousands)
  VIA Rail Class II Total
2000 3,795.0 364.6 4,159.6
2001 3,865.0 314.0 4,179.0
2002 3,981.0 269.9 4,250.9
2003 3,789.0 169.3 3,958.3
2004 3,887.0 161.0 4,048.0
2005 4,097.0 172.5 4,269.5
2006 4,091.0 152.2 4,243.2
2007 4,181.0 155.3 4,336.3
2008 4,605.0 148.1 4,753.1
2009R 4,229.0 143.9 4,372.9
2010 4,153.0 146.5 4,299.5

 

 Passenger - Kilometres
(Millions)
  VIA Rail Class II Total
2000 1,454.8 93.7 1,548.5
2001 1,482.2 70.9 1,553.1
2002 1,525.7 71.3 1,596.9
2003 1,379.2 54.4 1,433.6
2004 1,369.6 44.0 1,413.5
2005 1,429.1 49.4 1,478.5
2006 1,406.6 43.9 1,450.5
2007 1,406.6 46.4 1,453.0
2008 1,530.5 43.8 1,574.3
2009R 1,379.2 34.1 1,413.4
2010 1,361.5 42.3 1,403.9

Note: R = Revised.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA31: Commuter Rail Passengers in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, 2000-2010

Year (Thousands)
2000 46,919
2001 46,785
2002 50,108
2003 52,169
2004 54,559
2005 56,327
2006 58,559
2007 61,196
2008 64,862
2009 64,111
2010 64,254

Source: GO Transit, West Coast Express, Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)

 

Table RA32: International Railway Bridges and Tunnels, 2011

Location Name Ownership
Ontario – New York
Buffalo – Fort Erie International Railway Bridge Canadian National Railway
Niagara Falls -  Whirlpool Bridge 1 Whirlpool Bridge 1 Canadian Pacific Railway
Ontario – Michigan
Detroit – Windsor Michigan Central Railway Tunnel Canadian Pacific Railway and Borealis Transportation
Port Huron - Sarnia St Clair Tunnel 2 Canadian National Railway
Sault Ste. Marie  Sault Ste Marie International Railway Bridge Canadian National Railway
Ontario – Minnesota
Fort Frances - International Falls Fort Frances - International Falls International Bridge Abitibi-Consolidated and Boise
Rainy River – Baudette  Rainy River – Baudette International Bridge Canadian National Railway
New Brunswick – Maine
St. Leonard – Van Buren  Van Buren Rail Bridge Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd.

Notes:

1 Inactive

2 One active tunnel and the other one inactive.

Source: Transport Canada

 

Table RA33: CN-CP Overall Traffic Characteristics, 2002-2011

 (Thousands of tonnes)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
IntraProvincial 48,804 45,594 55,493 56,067 50,117 51,006 49,697 40,813 49,456 52,386
InterProvincial 105,117 110,651 112,351 121,053 124,121 122,604 117,951 115,532 121,480 101,085
Total Domestic 153,921 156,245 167,843 177,119 174,239 173,610 167,649 156,345 170,936 153,471

 

 (Thousands of tonnes)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
Imports 19,223 20,139 20,022 20,415 21,685 25,197 27,292 22,934 30,319 25,863
Exports 65,730 67,238 75,143 74,215 77,312 74,969 68,557 49,331 60,086 61,332
Tranship 5,511 6,165 6,452 6,700 7,406 7,466 6,990 6,185 6,494 7,070
Canada-US 65,346 66,475 74,253 73,372 75,845 73,546 66,879 48,097 58,712 60,050
Canada-Mexico 384 764 890 843 1,467 1,424 1,678 1,234 1,374 1,281
Mexico-Canada 5 7 22 49 86 139 124 156 280 322
Mexico-US 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
US-Canada 19,219 20,132 20,000 20,366 21,598 25,059 27,168 22,779 30,039 25,541
US-Mexico 21 10 15 17 3 3 5 4 7 5
US-US 5,487 6,155 6,438 6,683 7,403 7,463 6,985 6,179 6,487 7,061
Total 90,464 93,543 101,617 101,330 106,402 107,633 102,839 78,450 96,899 94,265

 

 (Millions of Tonne-kilometres)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
IntraProvincial 33,752 32,242 39,976 40,824 36,125 38,497 37,884 31,174 36,848 42,357
InterProvincial 169,252 178,122 191,020 200,169 205,431 207,037 198,958 185,113 203,444 196,166
Total Domestic 203,003 210,364 230,996 240,993 241,556 245,534 236,842 216,287 240,292 238,523

 

 (Millions of Tonne-kilometres)
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011P
Imports 15,368 16,934 17,172 16,959 18,077 21,054 22,403 19,963 23,585 24,984
Exports 65,379 67,572 73,809 73,993 74,743 74,031 68,552 52,300 62,232 66,979
Tranship 4,950 5,553 5,835 6,009 7,139 7,303 7,026 6,236 6,527 6,368
Canada-US 65,186 67,170 73,263 73,471 73,701 72,978 67,409 51,299 61,193 65,892
Canada-Mexico 193 402 546 522 1,043 1,052 1,143 1,001 1,039 1,088
Mexico-Canada 3 4 9 34 65 103 93 113 236 288
Mexico-US 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
US-Canada 15,365 16,930 17,163 16,925 18,012 20,951 22,310 19,850 23,348 24,696
US-Mexico 10 4 10 18 3 3 4 3 6 4
US-US 4,939 5,550 5,825 5,991 7,136 7,300 7,022 6,233 6,521 6,362
Total 85,697 90,060 96,816 96,960 99,959 102,388 97,982 78,499 92,343 98,332

Notes: P = Preliminary data.

Source: Transport Canada; Rail Traffic Database

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