Econintersect: Week 5 of 2012 ending 04 February 2012 shows rail traffic growing over 2011 levels according to data released by the American Association of Railroads (AAR).
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported an increase in weekly rail traffic for the week ending February 4, 2012, with U.S. railroads originating 284,546 carloads, up 6.2 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 232,590 trailers and containers, up 16.8 percent compared with the same week last year. Note that the comparison week five in 2011 was affected by significant winter weather events.
|Week 5 2012||Carloads||Intermodal||Total|
|This week Year-over-Year||6.2%||16.8%||7.3%|
|Year Cumulative to Date||1.3%||4.5%||2.1%|
[click on above table to enlarge at AAR website]