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Chemicals sector rail traffic rises 3%

4:24 PM MST | March 7, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 3% year-on-year (YOY), to 45,361 cars during the week ended 2 March, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 2.9%, to 31,360 cars. Canadian traffic was up 17.9%, to 12,324 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 31.3%, to 1,677 cars.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 1.8% YOY during the week ended 2 March, to 379,917 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 380,427 cars of rail traffic, up 2.1% from 2012...

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