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Chemicals sector rail traffic rises 1.1%

10:35 AM MST | December 7, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 1.1% year-on-year (YOY), to 43,891 cars, during the week ended 1 December, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was up 2.3%, to 31,733 cars. Canadian traffic fell 3.1%, to 10,747 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 9.5%, to 1,411 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week’s totals, though it fell in Mexico. The prior week included the US Thanksgiving holiday.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 1.5% YOY during the week ended 1 December, to...

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