Rail Traffic Growth Over 2010 Continues to Narrow

February 10th, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect:  Rail traffic YoY growth continues to narrow in week 5 of 2011 ending 05 February according to Railfax.

The big growth in rail traffic occured in the 1st quarter of 2010 - and year-over-year comparisions will shortly be compared to larger base data.

Rail traffic in the current week dropped from 6.6% year-to-date over 2010 levels to -0.6% in this fifth week of the New Year.  Year-to-date gains fell from 7.8% last week to 6.1% this week.

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Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 (0.6%) (0.0%) 2.3% (12.0%) 2.1% 3.6% 0.7% 4.1% (1.5%)
Vs. 2009 2.2% (2.0%) 14.1% (4.6%) (1.6%) 32.2% (4.3%) 24.9% 3.5%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 4.1% 2.7% 4.8% (6.2%) 4.7% 11.2% 3.5% 1.9% 5.0%
Vs. 2009 7.8% 20.3% 16.2% 2.0% 0.9% 37.4% (3.0%) 53.8% 9.9%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 6.1% 8.0% 5.6% (4.9%) 4.8% 14.1% 7.1% 2.9% 5.7%
Vs. 2009 7.3% 21.8% 16.9% 2.1% 2.4% 40.2% (4.2%) 58.1% 8.8%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 6.1% 8.0% 5.6% (4.9%) 4.8% 14.1% 7.1% 2.9% 5.7%
Vs. 2009 7.3% 21.8% 16.9% 2.1% 2.4% 40.2% (4.2%) 58.1% 8.8%

 

Total Rail Traffic

source: Railfax

 















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