08 December 2011 20:42 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 11,112, down from 11,756 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 26 November saw a year-on-year increase of 6.9% in Canadian chemical railcar shipments.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 3 December, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 8.8% to 533,531.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 3 December, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 7% to 56,338.
For the month of November,
“There are still clearly a lot of things that aren’t right with the economy, but we hope this improvement in rail traffic is a sign that the pace of economic growth is increasing,” Gray added.
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