Rail Transportation and Commodity Market Insight Reports

Commtrex delivers custom weekly market insight reports about the rail transportation industry and all of the economic and environmental factors that influence rail commodity shipments. These Market Insight Reports help all entities transporting by rail to make more astute planning decisions. Complete the form to view the full reports featured below.


RAIL CAR STORAGE INSIGHT

Report shows the last three years in rail car storage pricing, by region. Example chart:

MEDIAN DAILY STORAGE RATE ACROSS REGION ($ PER CAR PER DAY)

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COMMODITIES PRICING REPORT

Two-year pricing trend of major commodities relevant to rail freight rates (Including Oil & Gas, Coal, Metals, and Agriculture). Example chart:

NYMEX CRUDE OIL WTI ($/BBL)

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RAIL TRAFFIC INSIGHT

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Breakout of Recent Weekly US Rail traffic

5-week average ending June 3, 2017

May 2017 Rail traffic (Year Over Year Change)

  • US Carloads ▲8%
  • Canada Carloads ▲17%
  • Agriculture ▲14%
  • Chemical ▲1%
  • Petroleum ▼-17%
  • Coal ▲20%
  • Aggregates ▲10%
  • Metals ▲5%

GRAIN COMMODITY MOVEMENTS DIRECTS SHIPPER ATTENTION TO GLOBAL COMMODITY MARKET.

U.S. grain carloads are up by 25% compared to May of last year. This increase in grain car traffic was driven by strong exports demand. While the activities have been exciting for rail shipping, this year-on-year gain will be short lived if U.S. grain prices do not stay competitive in the international market.

Weekly rail carloads of grain for Deliveries to Port (# of cars)

Source: USDA

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