By providing commodity breakdowns for rail traffic; Railshare has become the industry supplier for all materials transported by individual carriers.

Railshare includes all carload traffic split by individual company and aggregated. Carload  is also divided between economically sensitive commodities (cyclical) and those less affected by the business cycle (baseline), so that users can derive the greatest granularity.

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Value for the week of the year




Chemicals consist of thousands of distinct products such as plastics, drugs, fertilizers, and soaps


Coal remains an important commodity for railroads. Trains haul nearly 70% of U.S. coal to its destination.


Coke is a fuel with a high carbon content and few impurities, made by heating coal in the absence of air.


Coal is mostly carbon with variable amounts of other elements; is used to generate electricity, but also used in steelmaking, cement manufacturing and other industrial applications. Approx 8% of US coal is exported to Europe, China and India.

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