Purchases, Inventory, and ISR Reports

Monthly Trends examines the data RTA collects from members every month. These reports provide suppliers and railroad industry partners with the latest analysis of tie demand, inventory and production information available.

Purchases data are calculated based on the
difference between monthly production and
the change in inventory. This is the most
important producer information that RTA
uses in its econometric forecasting process
for tie demand.
This document is the purchases data itself
viewable in Excel. Contact 
[email protected] with
questions or access to work with this
password-protected file.

Create individual scenarios and yearly forecasts.
Change default percentages to adjust for changing
conditions and to assess potential market outcomes
from those changes.

The historical green tie pricing report
is updated monthly. 


RTA thanks The Hardwood Market Report for the raw data which is rescaled and adjusted for inflation by RTA's economists.