AusRAIL, Market Sectors

ARG ore traffic helps offset grain decrease

<p>A drop in grain traffic has pushed the Australian Railroad Group’s figures down for May 2005.</p> <p>Total traffic dropped 3,639 wagonloads to 81,676 wagonloads, largely due to the 6,946 wagonload decrease in grain traffic, when compared to May 2004.</p> <p>The 2004 grain figures reflect last year’s record harvest.</p> <p>The decrease was partially offset by a 1,346 wagonload increase in bauxite traffic and a 1,128 wagonload increase in iron ore traffic.</p> <br />