13 March 2008 16:23 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--US chemical railcar traffic for the week ended 8 March rose 1.1% from the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said on Thursday.
Chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 30,790, compared with 30,446 for the same week in 2007, the association said.
Total chemical railcar loadings in the year-to-date period through 8 March came to 308,470, up 3.4% from the same period in 2007.
Analysts consider rail shipment data to be a good early indicator of current chemical industry activity. Railroads transport more than 20% of the chemicals produced in the
Railcar loadings for all 19 commodities tracked by the
Overall railcar loadings for the 19 commodity categories listed by the
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