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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 6%

4:21 PM MDT | March 22, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 6% year-on-year during the week ended March 17, to 42,021 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was down 2.8%, to 29,747 cars. Canadian traffic fell 14.1%, to 10,900 cars, while Mexican traffic was down 1.9%, to 1,374 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week’s totals, though it declined in the U.S.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 3.5% year-on-year during the week ended March 17, to 370,903 cars. Year-to-date, the North American...

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