13 October 2011 19:47 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,205, down from 10,377 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 1 October saw a year-on-year increase of 12.3%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 8 October, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 11.1% to 449,595.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 8 October, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 5.9% to 47,555 carloads.
Chemical railcar traffic on US railroads rose by 4.8% year on year for the week ended on 8 October – to 29,323 railcar loadings, from 27,990 in the same week in 2010.
In the previous week, ended 1 October,
Meanwhile, overall US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
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