09 June 2011 21:08 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar shipment data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,921, up from 9,934 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 28 May saw a year-on-year increase of 26.4%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 4 June, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 11.4% to 256,293.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 4 June, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 3.3% to 25,881 carloads.
Chemical shipments on US railroads rose by 8.1% year on year in the week ended 4 June.
There were 28,633 US chemical railcar loadings last week, up from 26,496 carloads in the same week in 2010.
In the previous week ended 28 May,
Overall, US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
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