10 November 2011 19:28 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,400, down from 10,883 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 29 October saw a year-on-year increase of 5.8% as Canadian chemical railcar traffic rebounded from three weeks of consecutive declines.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 5 November, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 9.7% to 491,601.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 5 November, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 6.1% to 51,908.
Chemical railcar traffic on US railroads rose by 1.4% year on year for the week ended on 5 November – to 28,888 chemical railcar loadings from 28,487 in the same week in 2010.
In the previous week, ended 29 October,
Meanwhile, overall US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
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