13 January 2011 18:35 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--Chemical shipments on Canadian railroads rose 19.9% last week from the same period a year ago, an industry association said on Thursday.
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week ended on 8 January 2011 were 11,160, up from 9,305 in the same week last year, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (?xml:namespace>
The increase for the week came after a 19.4% year-on-year increase in Canadian chemical carloads in the previous week ended 1 January.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand. In
The association said that chemical railcar traffic in
Chemical shipments on US railcars rose 7.9% last week compared with the same period a year earlier.
There were 30,085 chemical railcar loadings in the week ended 8 January 2011, up from 27,891 in the same week a year earlier.
The previous ended 1 January saw a year-on-year rise of 12.1%.
The increase in chemical carloads compares with a 20.1% year-on-year increase in overall
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