Slight Rail Traffic Gains YoY for w/e 30April2011

May 5th, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect:  Rail traffic YoY growth slightly improved year-over-year in week seventeen of 2011 ending 30 April 2011 according to Railfax.

The biggest post-recession growth in rail traffic occurred in the 1st quarter of 2010 - and year-over-year comparisons are increasingly compared to stronger data.  Performance year to date for 2011 has been  weakening.

Follow up:

Last week rail traffic was up 1.4% year-over-year, while this week it is up a stronger 3.3% YoY.   The four week moving average declined from 5.6%  to a less good 3.7% YoY.  Year-to-date gains declined from 6.1%to  5.9%.

Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 3.3% 6.9% 6.4% (2.0%) (0.3%) 5.8% (1.9%) (2.0%) 7.8%
Vs. 2009 18.7% 33.0% 16.2% 0.5% 11.3% 116.2% 5.3% 23.1% 22.1%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 3.7% 13.1% 2.3% (2.0%) (2.5%) 2.9% (2.9%) 9.6% 9.0%
Vs. 2009 19.3% 33.0% 16.1% 2.7% 8.7% 86.1% 4.0% 45.8% 24.6%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 3.7% 13.1% 2.3% (2.0%) (2.5%) 2.9% (2.9%) 9.6% 9.0%
Vs. 2009 19.3% 33.0% 16.1% 2.7% 8.7% 86.1% 4.0% 45.8% 24.6%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 5.9% 5.8% 6.2% (4.4%) 4.6% 9.4% 2.2% 11.0% 8.8%
Vs. 2009 13.4% 22.8% 18.7% 2.4% 7.7% 54.0% (1.7%) 45.1% 19.4%

 

Total Rail Traffic

source: Railfax

 










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