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Rail Freight: Revenue Ton-Miles

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Quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted

Rail Freight: Revenue Ton-Miles

Freight carried by rail accounts for a very large share of transportation activity in the U.S. In the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey, rail acounted for 46% of total national ton-miles. Coal accounted for nearly half of this activity, and grains and chemical products also contributed large shares.

Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles (Class I only) 2011 Quarter 4 2012 Quarter 4
Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles (billions) 446.4 430.1
Percent change from same quarter previous year 1.9 -3.7

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

Data only include Class I railroads.

SOURCE: Surface Transportation Board; Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration; Quarterly Earnings Reports; available at http://www.stb.dot.gov/ as of April 2013.