21 June 2012 19:41 [Source: ICIS news](updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,810, compared with 11,121 in the same week in 2011, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week, ended 9 June, saw a year-on-year increase of 4.4% in chemical shipments.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as important real-time measures of chemical industry activity and demand. Canadian chemical producers rely on rail to ship more than 70% of their products, with many firms relying exclusively on rail shipments.
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