Report: Chemical shipments by rail increased 13.1% last week

06/18/2010 | Reuters

Chemical shipments on U.S. railroads surged by 13.1% last week, indicating an upward trend in demand for products from the chemical and manufacturing industries, according to the Association of American Railroads. Rail-car loadings for the week ended June 12 reached 28,598, up 12.7% from the same period last year, the group said.

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