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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 9.5%

3:56 PM MDT | July 22, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic rose 9.5% year-on-year last week, to 43,888 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was up 8.2%, to 29,515 cars. Canadian traffic rose 15.1%, to 13,193 cars, while Mexican traffic fell 12.1%, to 1,180 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week, which included the Independence Day holiday in the U.S. Overall, North American fright rail traffic rose 8% year-on-year last week, to 365,096 cars. U.S. traffic totaled 282,199 cars, a 5.5% rise from 2009. However, overall traffic in the U.S...

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