Quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted
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)||2012 Quarter 1||2013 Quarter 1|
|Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles (billions)||429.2||422.3|
|Percent change from same quarter previous year||+ 0.8%||- 1.6%|
NOTES: 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 June 2013.