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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 0.4%

5:10 PM MDT | October 25, 2012 | Vincent Valk

North American chemicals sector rail traffic fell 0.4% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 20 October, to 40,714 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 1.8%, to 29,908 cars. Canadian traffic fell 2.9%, to 10,055 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 57.9%, to 1,751 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals, though it rose in Mexico.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic declined 4.2% YOY during the week ended 20 October, to 380,982 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American...

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