Rail Traffic Less Good w/e 15 January 2011

January 21st, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect: Rail traffic remained up 10.7% year-to-date over 2010 levels in the second week of the new year.  However, week-over-week comparisions fell from up 14.9% last week to 6.7% this week.

The coming weeks and months will tell what the real growth over 2010 will be.  It was in the first quarter of 2010 where the 2010 rail growth spurt hit.  This period will allow for true comparisions for a measure of rail industry growth in 2011.

Follow up:

 

Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 6.7% (0.7%) 9.3% (2.0%) 4.7% 23.3% 9.5% (8.4%) 5.8%
Vs. 2009 7.7% 30.2% 23.0% 9.1% (5.3%) 51.8% (6.5%) 67.7% 9.6%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 13.7% 17.4% 13.0% 1.4% 12.0% 29.1% 15.8% 4.3% 11.9%
Vs. 2009 12.2% 33.3% 29.7% 9.9% 14.2% 56.1% (5.2%) 73.1% 15.2%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 10.7% 14.4% 9.1% (0.7%) 4.9% 24.9% 16.7% (1.5%) 7.2%
Vs. 2009 6.4% 28.7% 22.3% 5.8% 1.3% 52.2% (7.6%) 75.3% 7.1%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 10.7% 14.4% 9.1% (0.7%) 4.9% 24.9% 16.7% (1.5%) 7.2%
Vs. 2009 6.4% 28.7% 22.3% 5.8% 1.3% 52.2% (7.6%) 75.3% 7.1%

 

Total Rail Traffic

 

source: Railfax

 

 









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