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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 10.5%

5:02 PM MDT | October 28, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 10.5% year-on-year last week, to 44,563 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) reported today. U.S. traffic was up 6.3%, to 28,552 cars. Canadian traffic rose 21.6%, to 15,041 cars, while Mexican traffic fell 11.2%, to 970 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week's totals. Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 8.7% year-on-year last week, to 391,794 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 1,865,713 cars of rail traffic, up 13.7% from 2009...

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