US Rail Freight Traffic Report June 27,’09

The most recent rail traffic data by Railfax, as the following table/charts show, confirms the continuing trend that the economy is seeing no signs of real recovery.

Total US Rail Traffic

Total freight carried by US Railways — a significant indicator of domestic economic activity — remain 19.7% lower than a year earlier while total North American rail traffic is lower on a y/y basis by 21.5%.

Weekly Loaded Units 4 week rolling Averages chart and Total Industry Charts (US, Canada and Mexico) y/y % change – 13 week Rolling Averages Chart

Bottom line: rail traffic continues to slump.

Graphs: Railfax

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