22 December 2011 19:30 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,644, down from 11,108 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week, ended 10 December, saw a year-on-year decline of 4.9%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as important real-time measures of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 17 December, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 8.2% to 554,546.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 17 December, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 7.3% to 58,579.
There were 28,453 chemical railcar loadings last week, compared with 28,528 in the same week in 2010. In the previous week ended 10 December,
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