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

 

 









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