Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles

Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles

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Quarterly data, not seasonally adjusted

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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 2 2012 Quarter 2
Rail Freight Revenue Ton-Miles (billions) 425.3 418.4
Percent change from same quarter previous year 3.4 -1.6

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

SOURCE: Surface Transportation Board; Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration; Quarterly Earnings Reports; available at http://www.stb.dot.gov/ as of October 2012.