18 August 2011 18:30 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds Canadian and Mexican shipment data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,191, up from 9,596 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 6 August saw a year-on-year increase of 2.7%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 13 August, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 11.8% to 361,566.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 13 August, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up 3.1% to 37,532 carloads.
Chemical shipments on US railroads rose 1.2% year on year in the week ended on 13 August – to 29,682 chemical railcar loadings, from 29,325 loadings in the same week in 2010.
In the week ended on 6 August,
Meanwhile, overall US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
For all of North America, total weekly railcar traffic fell 0.4% to 381,887 as increases in Canadian and Mexican shipments were more than offset by the decline in the
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