Rail Traffic YoY Increase Smaller in Week 8 of 2011

March 3rd, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect:  Rail traffic YoY growth narrowed in week 8 of 2011 ending 26 February according to Railfax.

The big growth in rail traffic occurred in the 1st quarter of 2010 - and year-over-year comparisons will shortly be compared to larger base data.  2011 performance to date has been very strong.

Follow up:

Rail traffic in the current week slumped from 11.9% year-over-year last week over 2010 levels to 4.4% in this eighth week of the New Year.  Year-to-date gains fell from 7.7% last week to 7.3% this week.


Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 4.4% 2.3% 1.4% (10.4%) 2.5% 5.6% 2.3% 0.9% 7.2%
Vs. 2009 13.0% 18.0% 12.3% 0.9% 9.4% 36.2% (4.2%) 20.1% 25.9%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 6.8% 1.1% 3.9% (8.1%) 5.7% 11.0% 4.0% 11.2% 10.3%
Vs. 2009 10.1% 9.9% 13.6% 0.2% 3.9% 34.9% (6.2%) 34.7% 21.4%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 7.3% 5.5% 5.2% (5.6%) 5.6% 13.8% 6.4% 7.1% 8.9%
Vs. 2009 9.3% 18.9% 15.6% 2.0% 3.6% 38.5% (5.2%) 48.8% 15.6%
Year to Date

Vs. 2010 7.3% 5.5% 5.2% (5.6%) 5.6% 13.8% 6.4% 7.1% 8.9%
Vs. 2009 9.3% 18.9% 15.6% 2.0% 3.6% 38.5% (5.2%) 48.8% 15.6%

 

Total Rail Traffic

source: Railfax

 















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