Freight by Rail: United States

This report forecasts US freight railroad revenues in US dollars as well as volume hauled in ton-miles to 2021. Total revenues and volume are segmented by carrier type in terms of: Class I railroads and other freight railroads. Total revenues for the US freight transport industry for the 2006-2016 period are provided and segmented by mode as follows: truck, rail, pipeline, water, and air.

To illustrate historical trends, total revenues, total volume, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, US goods and NAFTA trade, rail freight by product, environmental and regulatory factors, and freight industry trends. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines freight railroad carrier types, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute services when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each carrier type segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US industry, as well as their market share. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 31-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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