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Chemicals sector rail traffic rises 0.6%

11:03 AM MDT | April 5, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 0.6% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 30 March, to 43,944 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 2.3%, to 30,557 cars. Canadian traffic increased 7.5%, to 11,947 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 9.7%, to 1,440 cars. Traffic increased from the prior week's totals.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic declined 1.6% YOY during the week ended 30 March, to 375,542 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has...

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