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Chemicals sector rail traffic rises 6.8%

10:30 AM MST | December 28, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 6.8% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 22 December, to 43,527 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was 5.6%, to 30,750 cars. Canadian traffic rose 9.7%, to 11,476 cars, while Mexican traffic increased 10.5%, to 1,301 cars.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic increased 1.6% YOY during the week ended 22 December, to 385,353 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 2,108,918 cars of rail traffic, down...

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