Rail Car Counts Up w/e 08 January 2011

January 13th, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect: Rail traffic according to RailFax for w/e 08 January 2011 began the year strongly.  Rail traffic, according to RailFax ended the year up 10.2% over 2009.  According to AAR, the rail traffic was up 7.3% (news article here) in 2010.

Follow up:

YoY growth is up from 8.7% last week to 14.9% this week. Four week rolling average growth increased slightly from 11.4% to 12.3%.

 

Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 14.9% 32.5% 8.8% 0.6% 4.9% 26.5% 24.8% 7.6% 8.6%
Vs. 2009 5.1% 26.9% 21.5% 2.7% 8.3% 52.4% (8.6%) 84.5% 4.7%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 12.3% 19.0% 13.2% 1.5% 12.3% 24.2% 12.1% 0.0% 11.6%
Vs. 2009 11.8% 32.2% 29.5% 10.1% 14.2% 46.6% (6.4%) 45.7% 16.7%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 14.9% 32.5% 8.8% 0.6% 4.9% 26.5% 24.8% 7.6% 8.6%
Vs. 2009 5.1% 26.9% 21.5% 2.7% 8.3% 52.4% (8.6%) 84.5% 4.7%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 14.9% 32.5% 8.8% 0.6% 4.9% 26.5% 24.8% 7.6% 8.6%
Vs. 2009 5.1% 26.9% 21.5% 2.7% 8.3% 52.4% (8.6%) 84.5% 4.7%

The YoY comparisions:

Total Rail Traffic

source: RailFax


 















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