04 January 2007 22:57 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Chemical railcar traffic for 2006 reached 1,519,261 carloads, 1.1% lower than in 2005, according to data released on Thursday by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
For the final week of the year, there were 27,094 chemical carloads originated, 1.1% higher than the same week last year.
Analysts consider the weekly statistics to be a good indicator of current chemical industry activity, as railroads transport 22% of chemicals produced in the ?xml:namespace>
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Freight volume for the week ended 30 December was estimated at 27.6bn ton-miles.
Total carload volume on the Kansas City Southern de Mexico was down 2.5% for the year to 592,025 units.
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