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Chemicals sector rail traffic flat YOY

4:38 PM MDT | March 20, 2014 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was roughly flat year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 15 March, at 43,306 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was up 0.9%, to 30,368 cars. Canadian traffic was down 3.6%, to 11,650 cars, while Mexican traffic increased 13.4%, to 1,288 cars. Overall, North American freight rail carloads rose 0.7% YOY during the week ended 15 March, to 378,503 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 462,639 cars of rail traffic, down 0.8%...

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