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US chemicals sector rail traffic falls 0.1%

1:46 PM MST | February 8, 2013

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America declined 0.1% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 2 February, to 43,465 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 2.1%, to 31,075 cars. Canadian traffic rose 3.8%, to 10,945 cars, while Mexican traffic increased 18%, to 1,445 cars. Traffic increased from the prior week’s totals. Overall, North American freight rail traffic was down 2.6% YOY during the week ended 2 February, to 365,312 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has...

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