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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 3.4%

3:15 PM MST | November 17, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 3.4% year-on-year during the week ended November 12, to 39,704 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was down 2.1%, to 28,803 cars. Canadian traffic was down 8%, to 9,842 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 7.6%, to 1,059 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 0.1% year-on-year during the week ended November 12, to 390,415 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated...

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