Rail Traffic Increases in Week 6 of 2011

February 17th, 2011
in Background, econ_news

Econintersect:  Rail traffic YoY growth widened in week 6 of 2011 ending 12 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 jumped from -0.6% year-to-date last week over 2010 levels to 11.5% in this sixth week of the New Year.  Year-to-date gains rose from 6.1% last week to 7.0% this week.

Follow up:


Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 11.5% (0.5%) 5.1% (5.3%) 10.0% 21.8% 5.0% 24.6% 18.5%
Vs. 2009 6.4% 2.8% 9.5% (0.2%) 2.1% 32.8% (12.0%) 43.2% 19.1%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 5.2% 2.8% 3.8% (6.9%) 6.0% 10.4% 2.4% 10.2% 8.1%
Vs. 2009 7.6% 13.5% 13.5% (0.1%) 2.8% 32.7% (4.4%) 48.2% 12.4%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 7.0% 6.6% 5.5% (4.9%) 5.6% 15.2% 6.8% 6.5% 7.8%
Vs. 2009 7.2% 18.4% 15.6% 1.7% 2.3% 39.0% (5.6%) 55.0% 10.6%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 7.0% 6.6% 5.5% (4.9%) 5.6% 15.2% 6.8% 6.5% 7.8%
Vs. 2009 7.2% 18.4% 15.6% 1.7% 2.3% 39.0% (5.6%) 55.0% 10.6%

Total Rail Traffic

source: Railfax

 

 









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