25 April 2013 18:48 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemical shipments on Canadian railroads rose by 9.2% year on year to 13,388 railcar loadings in the week ended 20 April, marking their 16th 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 13 April, US chemical car loadings fell by 5.7%. From 1 January to 20 April,
Overall Canadian loadings rose by 1.2% to 83,540, and overall Mexican loadings rose by 2.5% to 15,107.
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