The top commodity in U.S. rail carloadings is coal (Association of American Railroads, Weekly Railroad Traffic).
|Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles||2004 Quarter 2||2005 Quarter 2|
|Total ton-miles (billions)||410||418|
|Percent change from same quarter previous year||8.07||1.95|
2004 data are preliminary.
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same quarter in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroad Revenues, Expenses, and Income. Class 1 Railroads in the United States, R&E Series, and Surface Transportation Board, Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis and Administration, available at http://www.stb.dot.gov/, as of September 2005 .