22 March 2012 18:47 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,900, down from 12,688 in the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week, ended 10 March, saw a year-on-year decline of 12.9%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as important real-time measures of chemical industry activity and demand.
From 1 January to 17 March, Canadian chemical railcar loadings were down by 12.4% year on year to 111,725.
The AAR said weekly chemical railcar traffic in
Meanwhile, overall US weekly railcar loadings for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the AAR fell by 5.3% year on year to 278,420 carloads.
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