Rail Traffic Down Slightly w/e 07May2011

May 12th, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect:  Rail traffic YoY growth declined slightly year-over-year in week eighteen of 2011 ending 07 May 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.

Last week rail traffic was up 3.3% year-over-year, while this week it is up slightly to 3.2% YoY.   The four week moving average declined from 3.7%  to a less good 2.9% YoY.  Year-to-date gains declined from 5.9% to  5.7%.

Follow up:

 

Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 3.2% 19.2% 1.3% (0.9%) (2.4%) 1.2% (7.4%) (4.5%) 11.2%
Vs. 2009 18.2% 30.0% 17.2% (3.1%) 9.3% 64.8% 0.4% 43.9% 26.7%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 2.9% 13.9% 1.9% (0.8%) (1.9%) 0.7% (4.2%) 1.9% 8.8%
Vs. 2009 18.3% 32.5% 14.0% 0.6% 8.8% 78.2% 3.3% 39.1% 24.2%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 3.6% 14.3% 2.1% (1.8%) (2.5%) 2.6% (3.8%) 6.6% 9.5%
Vs. 2009 19.1% 32.4% 16.3% 1.5% 8.8% 81.5% 3.3% 45.4% 25.0%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 5.7% 6.4% 5.9% (4.2%) 4.2% 8.8% 1.7% 10.0% 8.9%
Vs. 2009 13.7% 23.2% 18.6% 2.1% 7.8% 54.6% (1.6%) 45.1% 19.8%

 

Total Rail Traffic

 

source: Railfax















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