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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Reports Traffic For August 2012

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) today reported traffic volumes for August 2012.

GWI’s traffic in August 2012 was 82,686 carloads, a decrease of 4,697 carloads, or 5.4 percent, compared with August 2011. GWI’s traffic in the third quarter of 2012 through August was 163,544 carloads, a decrease of 9,038 carloads, or 5.2 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2011 through August.

The table below sets forth consolidated carloading information for August 2012 and August 2011. Additional carload information for GWI’s North American and Australian operations is included as an exhibit to this press release.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.                        
by Commodity Group August August
2012 2011 % Change
Consolidated:
Coal & Coke 17,812 18,110 -1.6%
Minerals & Stone 11,141 13,070 -14.8%
Pulp & Paper 9,286 8,550 8.6%
Metals 8,175 7,891 3.6%
Farm & Food Products 7,620 10,860 -29.8%
Lumber & Forest Products 6,415 5,888 9.0%
Chemicals & Plastics 5,846 5,309 10.1%
Intermodal* 5,633 5,325 5.8%
Metallic Ores** 3,526 2,807 25.6%
Petroleum Products 2,670 2,566 4.1%
Autos & Auto Parts 1,025 945 8.5%
Other 3,537 6,062 -41.7%
Total carloads 82,686 87,383 -5.4%
 
* - Represents intermodal units
** - Includes carloads and intermodal units

Excluding 2,932 carloads from GWI railroads acquired within the last 12 months, same-railroad traffic in August 2012 decreased 7,629 carloads, or 8.7 percent, compared with August 2011.

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