Rail Traffic Slows in w/e 11 June 2011

June 16th, 2011
in econ_news

Econintersect:  Rail traffic YoY growth grew under trend year-over-year in week 23 of 2011 ending 11 Jun 2011 according to Railfax.

Performance year to date for 2011 has been  weakening, however the four week trendline is holding steady between 3% to 4% YoY improvement.  This week's 2.9% increase is under trend.

Last week rail traffic was up 3.7% year-over-year, while this week it is up 2.9% YoY.   The four week moving average fell marginally from 3.6% YoY to 3.5%.  Year-to-date gains were lowered from 5.4% to 5.2%.

Follow up:

Total US Rail Traffic

Major Commodity Groups Total Grain Chemicals Food Forest Metals Coal Autos Intermodal
Current Week
Vs. 2010 2.9% 6.4% 3.2% (4.3%) 8.9% 9.7% (3.1%) (3.0%) 6.4%
Vs. 2009 16.8% 28.1% 17.2% (2.6%) 8.0% 72.7% (1.9%) 32.4% 25.3%
4 Week Rolling Avg.
Vs. 2010 3.5% 12.9% 4.2% (1.3%) 2.2% 6.3% (1.8%) 0.8% 6.6%
Vs. 2009 17.5% 31.3% 14.8% (3.6%) 6.3% 81.6% 1.1% 44.9% 24.0%
Quarter to Date
Vs. 2010 3.5% 13.6% 3.4% (1.3%) (0.3%) 4.6% (2.7%) 2.4% 8.0%
Vs. 2009 18.6% 31.7% 16.1% (0.3%) 7.6% 81.1% 2.9% 44.9% 24.3%
Year to Date
Vs. 2010 5.2% 7.7% 5.6% (3.5%) 3.7% 8.3% 1.0% 7.4% 8.4%
Vs. 2009 14.6% 24.7% 18.0% 1.1% 7.5% 60.1% (0.7%) 44.9% 20.6%

 

Total Rail Traffic

 

source: Railfax

 









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