16 June 2011 21:20 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar shipment data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 11,085, up from 9,153 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 4 June saw a year-on-year increase of 9.9%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 11 June, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 11.7% to 267,378.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 11 June, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 2.8% to 26,936 carloads.
Chemical shipments on US railroads rose by 3.7% year on year in the week ended 11 June.
There were 29,653 chemical railcar loadings last week, up from 28,591 carloads in the same week in 2010.
In the previous week ended 4 June,
Overall, US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
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