14 October 2010 18:01 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian, Mexican and overall North American shipment data)
TORONTO (ICIS)--Chemical shipments on Canadian railroads rose 25.2% last week from the same period in 2009, marking their 40th consecutive weekly increase this year, an industry association said on Thursday.
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week ended on 9 October were 15,157, up from 12,102 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 15.4% year-over-year increase in Canadian chemical carloads in the previous week ended 2 October.
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For the year-to-date period to 9 October, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up 23.3% to 575,657, from 466,848 in the same period in 2009.
The association said that chemical railcar traffic in
For the year-to-date period, Mexican shipments were down 0.6%, to 44,936, from 45,195 in the same period last year.
The AAR reported earlier on Thursday that
Overall chemical railcar shipments for all of North America - US,
For the year-to-date period to 9 October, overall North American chemical railcar traffic was up 13.7% to 1,775,655, from 1,561,403 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 8.8% to 297,029 from 273,003, and was up 7.2% to 11,425,258 year-to-date to 9 October.
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