06 July 2011 16:49 [Source: ICIS news]
Compared with May 2010, chemicals and chemical product prices increased by 6.8% year on year, Statistics Canada said.
Prices for plastics and rubber products rose by 1.0% in May on a month-on-month basis, an increase of 1.0% from May last year.
Increases in the chemical, plastics and rubber sectors are part of an overall decline in
The agency also said that its raw materials price index fell by 5.2% in the month from April.
Meanwhile, Canadian chemical railcar shipments are up by 11.8% to 289,383 year-to-date to 25 June, according to the latest data from the Association of American Railroads.
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