Railfax commodity charts will highlight various sectors of the economy on a rotating basis.
Use Railfax to track these key indicators on a weekly basis. As with all Railshare data, these charts track shipments through the week ending on the preceding Saturday.
Total North American Carloads
4 Week Rolling Average
(Includes Canadian and Mexican traffic)
What is Railshare
Railshare is a comprehensive database of North American rail traffic. The data are provided each
Thursday by the Association of American Railroads.
Atlantic Systems Inc. processes this information and redistributes the data in an easy to use
format. Each week's report covers the seven day period ending the preceding Saturday.
Rail traffic is disaggregated between carload (traffic moving in traditional freight cars such
as box cars, tank cars and hoppers) and intermodal traffic (containers and piggyback service).
Railshare provides commodity breakdowns for carload traffic; commodity detail for intermodal
traffic is unavailable.
Railroads originate and also move traffic jointly with other originating carriers. The
carrier totals shown in Railshare aggregate all traffic handled by individual carriers.
Market shares are calculated as total handlings by carrier divided by total U.S.
originated rail traffic.
Railshare graphs show four major breakdowns of rail traffic. Total traffic
includes all carload and intermodal traffic; carload traffic is further divided
between economically sensitive commodities (cyclical) and those that are less
affected by the business cycle (baseline).
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