Rail Traffic Growth Remains Stable YoY

December 16th, 2010
in Background, econ_news

Econintersect: Rail traffic for w/e 11 December remains stable viewing the data YoY.  Early in 2010, rail's performance YoY was growing.  It stabilized in the middle of the 2Q - and early in the 4th quarter began trending down. Growth is now remaining constant with approximately 12% YoY growth.

Follow up:


Total Rail Traffic

Source: Railfax

Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2009 11.9% 4.7% 11.4% 1.3% 8.1% 27.2% 10.5% (5.2%) 14.1%
Vs. 2008 3.5% 12.7% 23.3% 5.9% (7.5%) 17.4% (10.8%) 5.5% 10.7%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2009 8.7% (0.6%) 7.3% (1.2%) 4.8% 30.4% 5.1% (11.7%) 12.4%
Vs. 2008 2.6% 11.4% 17.8% 2.9% (6.8%) 26.2% (9.9%) (4.9%) 7.8%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2009 9.5% 4.1% 7.0% (0.7%) 4.3% 33.2% 4.8% (4.7%) 12.9%
Vs. 2008 (1.3%) 10.4% 9.5% 1.1% (15.3%) 6.9% (10.7%) (10.1%) 3.9%
Year to Date
Vs. 2009 10.1% 10.8% 8.8% 2.4% 3.9% 39.1% 0.8% 18.5% 14.3%
Vs. 2008 (7.6%) (6.6%) (3.2%) (5.9%) (22.7%) (15.9%) (10.0%) (23.7%) (2.9%)

 















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