Rail Traffic Increases in Week 7 of 2011

February 24th, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect:  Rail traffic YoY growth widened in week 7 of 2011 ending 19 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.  2011 performance to date has been very strong.

Follow up:


Rail traffic in the current week jumped from 11.5% year-over-year last week over 2010 levels to 11.9% in this seventh week of the New Year.  Year-to-date gains rose from 7.0% last week to 7.7% this week.

 

Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 11.9% 2.4% 7.1% (4.3%) 8.5% 14.0% 8.3% 16.3% 16.9%
Vs. 2009 18.8% 23.6% 18.8% 5.0% 5.7% 38.0% (4.4%) 51.8% 39.1%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 7.4% 2.2% 4.8% (6.8%) 7.5% 11.0% 4.7% 12.5% 10.8%
Vs. 2009 10.4% 16.3% 14.5% 1.1% 3.4% 32.3% (4.6%) 43.3% 19.3%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 7.7% 5.9% 5.8% (4.8%) 6.1% 15.1% 7.0% 8.1% 9.1%
Vs. 2009 8.8% 19.1% 16.1% 2.2% 2.8% 38.9% (5.4%) 54.5% 14.2%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 7.7% 5.9% 5.8% (4.8%) 6.1% 15.1% 7.0% 8.1% 9.1%
Vs. 2009 8.8% 19.1% 16.1% 2.2% 2.8% 38.9% (5.4%) 54.5% 14.2%

 

Total Rail Traffic

source: Railfax

 

 

 

 










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