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Chemicals sector rail traffic rises 2.5%

4:15 PM MDT | March 14, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 2.5% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 9 March, to 42,751 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic declined 3.3%, to 29,196 cars. Canadian traffic rose 19.6%, to 12,256, while Mexican traffic was up 3.8%, to 1,299 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 0.8% YOY during the week ended 9 March, to 371,033 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 423,178 cars of...

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