15 December 2011 20:04 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,371, down from 10,900 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week, ended 3 December, saw a year-on-year decline of 5.5%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as important real-time measures of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 10 December, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 8.5% to 543,902.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 10 December, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 7.0% to 57,430.
There were 28,049 chemical railcar loadings last week, compared with 28,362 in the same week in 2010. In the previous week ended 3 December,
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