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Chemicals sector rail traffic declines 2.9%

3:55 PM MST | March 6, 2014 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 2.9% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 1 March, to 43,986 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 0.2%, to 31,278 cars. Canadian traffic fell 6.9%, to 11,471 cars, while Mexican traffic was down 24.7%, to 1,237 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week’s totals, though it fell in Mexico. Overall, North American freight rail traffic declined 1.6% YOY during the week ended 1 March, to 373,223 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American...

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