Railroad Commodity Carloads Deltas

What is it?

A set of 115 indices which measure the temporal changes of the 23 railroad commodity carloads indices. These are the weekly (W), bi-weekly (F), monthly (M), quarterly (Q), and yearly (Y) percent changes, which will be appended to an existing indice as such: RTOCOW.USA; Coal Carloads - Weekly Change. 

The indices are:  

  •  RTOGR W/F/M/Q/Y - Grain Carloads
  • RTOFP W/F/M/Q/Y- Farm Product excl. Grain Carloads
  • RTOMO W/F/M/Q/Y - Metallic Ores Carloads
  • RTOCO W/F/M/Q/Y - Coal Carloads
  • RTOCS W/F/M/Q/Y - Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel Carloads
  • RTONM W/F/M/Q/Y - Non Metallic Minerals Carloads
  • RTOGM W/F/M/Q/Y - Grain Mill Products Carloads
  • RTOFD W/F/M/Q/Y - Food Products Carloads
  • RTOPF W/F/M/Q/Y - Primary Forest Products Carloads
  • RTOLW W/F/M/Q/Y - Lumber and Wood Carloads 
  • RTOPU W/F/M/Q/Y - Pulp and Paper Carloads
  • RTOCH W/F/M/Q/Y - Chemical Carloads 
  • RTOPP W/F/M/Q/Y - Petroleum Products Carloads
  • RTOSG W/F/M/Q/Y - Stone, Clay, and Glass Products Carloads
  • RTOCK W/F/M/Q/Y - Coke Carloads
  • RTOPM W/F/M/Q/Y - Primary Metal Products Carloads
  • RTOMV W/F/M/Q/Y - Motor Vehicles and Parts Carloads
  • RTOIS W/F/M/Q/Y - Iron Steel and Scrap Carloads
  • RTOWS W/F/M/Q/Y - Waste and Scrap Carloads
  • RTOAE W/F/M/Q/Y - Other Carloads 
  • RTOIC W/F/M/Q/Y - Total Intermodal Containers
  • RTOIT W/F/M/Q/Y - Total Intermodal Trailers
  • RTOTC W/F/M/Q/Y - Total Carloads

Who is interested? 

Rail Freight Carriers and Analysts

What does it tell me?

The temporal changes (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly) of the various commodities carloads tickers tell you the change of volume between each of the time periods. The volume changes can be seen in Class I (.CLASSI) and Class II (.CLASSII) railroads, as well as Canadian (.CAN), Mexican (.MEX) and the United States (.USA) railroads.