Rail Freight: Revenue Ton-Miles

Rail Freight: Revenue Ton-Miles

Rail Carloadings, Revenue Ton-Miles (quarterly data)

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Date Revenue Ton-Miles (billions)
1990 Q1 260.3
1990 Q2 259.2
1990 Q3 258.2
1990 Q4 258.8
1991 Q1 254.1
1991 Q2 251.7
1991 Q3 266.0
1991 Q4 267.0
1992 Q1 285.3
1992 Q2 258.7
1992 Q3 266.6
1992 Q4 274.2
1993 Q1 263.8
1993 Q2 275.2
1993 Q3 277.0
1993 Q4 289.0
1994 Q1 287.9
1994 Q2 297.1
1994 Q3 301.9
1994 Q4 315.2
1995 Q1 321.2
1995 Q2 316.0
1995 Q3 331.4
1995 Q4 325.5
1996 Q1 329.3
1996 Q2 335.6
1996 Q3 334.6
1996 Q4 338.3
1997 Q1 342.7
1997 Q2 339.9
1997 Q3 335.8
1997 Q4 338.4
1998 Q1 337.3
1998 Q2 342.7
1998 Q3 347.9
1998 Q4 350.0
1999 Q1 348.4
1999 Q2 351.4
1999 Q3 364.0
1999 Q4 372.8
2000 Q1 364.1
2000 Q2 359.7
2000 Q3 376.0
2000 Q4 361.3
2001 Q1 370.4
2001 Q2 364.6
2001 Q3 367.7
2001 Q4 371.3
2002 Q1 364.9
2002 Q2 369.1
2002 Q3 371.9
2002 Q4 376.7
2003 Q1 368.4
2003 Q2 379.2
2003 Q3 387.6
2003 Q4 381.8
2004 Q1 395.6
2004 Q2 409.8
2004 Q3 417.3
2004 Q4 429.3
2005 Q1 416.7

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
Total (billions) 396 417
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 .