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United States Freight Transport Report Q1 2016

United States Freight Transport Report Q1 2016

BMI View: The US freight sector will enjoy healthy growth across all freight modes in the coming yearsgiven the positive turn in economic activity and the additional benefit of lower fuel prices due to the globaloil price rout. We expect road freight will be the key outperformer in both the short term and medium termgiven our expectation for robust increases in the consumer sector.

The US economy will continue to strengthen in 2016, with real GDP set to increase from 2.5% in 2015 to2.6% this year. This growth will be driven by a pick-up in private consumption as labour conditions andconsumer confidence improve. Lower oil prices will also help to free up income otherwise spent on fuel.

We expect these factors will continue to underpin growth and demand for freight services in the mediumterm, while lower oil prices will also boost companies' bottom line. We forecast economic growth toaverage 2.5% annually between 2016 and 2020.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Freight Transport
Political
Economic
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Trade Forecast
Table: Trade Overview (United States 2012-2019)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (United States 2012-2019)
Table: Main Import Partners
Table: Main Export Partners
Road Freight Forecast
Table: Road Freight (United States 2012-2019)
Rail Freight Forecast
Table: Rail Freight (United States 2012-2019)
Air Freight Forecast
Table: Air Freight (United States 2012-2019)
Market Overview
Company Profile
CSX
Norfolk Southern Corporation (Norfolk Southern)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
UPS
YRC Worldwide
Delta Cargo
Political Outlook
Domestic Politics
Structural Characteristics Of Elections And Legislative Process
Long-Term Political Outlook
Table: Political Overview
Oil Price Outlook
Europe - Brent On Board For A Bumpy Ride
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (United States 1990-2025)
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Sources

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