22 July 2010 18:53 [Source: ICIS news]
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TORONTO (ICIS news)--Chemical shipments on Canadian railroads rose 15.1% last week from the same period in 2009, marking the 28th consecutive weekly increase this year, an industry association said on Thursday.
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week ended on 17 July were 13,193, compared with 11,466 carloads in the same week last year, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
The increase for the week came after a 4.6% year-over-year increase in Canadian chemical carloads in the previous week ended 10 July.
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For the year-to-date period to 17 July, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up 25.4% to 401,188, from 319,907 in the same period in 2009.
The association said that chemical railcar traffic in
For the year-to-date period, Mexican shipments were up 3.1%, to 31,958, from 31,006 in the same period last year.
The AAR reported earlier on Thursday that
Year-to-date to 17 July,
Overall chemical railcar shipments for all of North America – US,
For the year-to-date period to 17 July, overall North American chemical railcar traffic was up 15.7% to 1,239,496, from 1,071,030 in the year-earlier period.
From the same week last year, total US weekly railcar traffic for the 19 carload commodity groups tracked by the AAR rose 5.5%, to 282,199 from 267,385, and was up 7.3% to 7,874,125 year to date to 17 July.
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