The top commodity in U.S. rail carloadings is coal (Association of American Railroads, Weekly Railroad Traffic).
|Rail Freight Revenue Ton Miles||2004 Quarter 1||2005 Quarter 1|
|Percent change from same quarter previous year||7.38||5.33|
2004 data are preliminary.
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCES: 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 June 2005 .