This article discusses intermediate-term market analysis, and how it can become very important when the market being studied is sensitive to cyclical variation. Markets for transportation provide good examples of this type of cyclical sensitivity because transportation companies often haul goods produced by a number of industries noted for their cyclical behavior. For this reason, transportation analysts should be familiar with techniques that can identify and measure cyclical behavior in output and prices in the transportation industry. This article illustrates one set of techniques that might be applied. These techniques are applied to the rail market for transportation of construction materials in the U.S. These materials were selected because they continue to be an important component of rail traffic volume and revenues, since the construction industry is highly cyclical.

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 555-570
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  • Accession Number: 00616678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM