Helping America Compete – And Win

You read that right – thanks to efficiency and productivity improvements made by freight railroads – American rail rates are lower than China’s. And Germany’s. And Japan’s. In fact, today the average rail shipper can move nearly twice as much freight for the same price paid 30 years ago. Lowering the cost of business is just another way that U.S. freight railroads help America’s farmers and manufacturers compete – and win – against China. And Germany. And Japan…


Notes: Data are adjusted for purchasing power parity. Based on 2009-2013 averages. Index: U.S. = 100

Sources: Association of American Railroads, World Bank and international railroads and rail associations

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