20 October 2011 18:23 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,348, down from 11,160 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 8 October saw a year-on-year decrease of 1.7% - the first decline in Canadian weekly chemical railcar shipments since December 2009.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 15 October, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 10.6% to 459,943.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 15 October, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 6.1% to 48,835 carloads.
Chemical railcar traffic on US railroads rose by 0.9% year on year for the week ended on 15 October – to 28,882, compared with 28,617 in the same week in 2010.
In the previous week, ended 8 October,
Meanwhile, overall US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
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