Rail Traffic Slight Gain in w/e 14 May 2011

May 19th, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect:  Rail traffic YoY growth rose slightly year-over-year in week nineteen of 2011 ending 14 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, however the four week trendline is holding steady between 3% to 4% YoY improvement.

Last week rail traffic was up 3.2% year-over-year, while this week it is up slightly to 3.6% YoY.   The four week moving average remained unchanged at  2.9% YoY.  Year-to-date gains declined from 5.7% to  5.6%.

Follow up:

 

Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 3.6% 13.1% 6.6% 1.2% 1.3% 8.0% (0.3%) (10.8%) 6.3%
Vs. 2009 20.0% 29.5% 20.4% 4.0% 7.4% 77.6% 8.8% 42.0% 22.4%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 2.9% 14.4% 2.6% (0.9%) (1.3%) 2.4% (3.4%) (3.9%) 7.9%
Vs. 2009 18.3% 34.0% 15.8% 0.3% 9.6% 80.2% 4.1% 33.4% 23.4%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 3.6% 14.1% 2.8% (1.3%) (1.9%) 3.5% (3.2%) 3.5% 8.9%
Vs. 2009 19.3% 31.9% 17.0% 1.9% 8.6% 80.8% 4.2% 44.9% 24.6%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 5.6% 6.7% 5.9% (4.0%) 4.1% 8.8% 1.6% 8.8% 8.8%
Vs. 2009 14.0% 23.5% 18.7% 2.2% 7.8% 55.8% (1.1%) 44.9% 19.9%

 

Total Rail Traffic

 

source: Railfax

 

 















Make a Comment

Econintersect wants your comments, data and opinion on the articles posted. You can also comment using Facebook directly using he comment block below.












 navigate econintersect.com

Blogs

Analysis Blog
News Blog
Investing Blog
Opinion Blog
Precious Metals Blog
Markets Blog
Video of the Day
Weather

Newspapers

Asia / Pacific
Europe
Middle East / Africa
Americas
USA Government
     

RSS Feeds / Social Media

Combined Econintersect Feed
Google+
Facebook
Twitter
Digg

Free Newsletter

Marketplace - Books & More

Economic Forecast

Content Contribution

Contact

About

  Top Economics Site

Investing.com Contributor TalkMarkets Contributor Finance Blogs Free PageRank Checker Active Search Results Google+

This Web Page by Steven Hansen ---- Copyright 2010 - 2017 Econintersect LLC - all rights reserved