18 April 2013 19:34 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican data)
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemical shipments on Canadian railroads rose by 1.6% year on year to 12,505 railcar loadings in the week ended 13 April, marking their 15th straight weekly increase this year, according to data released by a rail industry association on Thursday.
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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 companies relying exclusively on rail shipments.
The AAR said that weekly chemical railcar loadings in
In the previous week, ended 6 April, US chemical car loadings rose by 6.5% year on year. From 1 January to 13 April,
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