11 August 2011 19:41 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds Canadian and Mexican shipment data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 9,861, up from 9,598 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 30 July saw a year-on-year increase of 17.4%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 6 August, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 12.0% to 351,375.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 6 August, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up 2.8% to 36,208 carloads.
Chemical shipments on US railroads rose 0.7% year on year in the week ended on 6 August, to 28,967 chemical railcar loadings from 28,767 loadings in the same week in 2010.
In the previous week ended on 30 July,
Meanwhile, overall US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
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