26 May 2011 19:23 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar shipment data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings totalled 11,724, up from 9,896 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week saw a year-on-year increase of 12.1%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 21 May, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 10.8% to 233,944.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 21 May, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up 5.8% to 24,069.
Chemical shipments on US railroads rose by 3.3% year on year in the week ended 21 May.
There were 29,571 chemical railcar loadings last week, up from 28,622 carloads in the same week in 2010.
In the previous week,
Overall, US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
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