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Chemicals sector rail traffic falls 1.3%

August 2, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America declined 1.3% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 27 July, to 40,948 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 3.3%, to 29,262 cars. Canadian traffic increased 4.3%, to 10,408 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 1.3%, to 1,278 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals. Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 1.8% YOY during the week ended 27 July, to 388,099 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated...

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