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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 0.4%

2:50 PM MST | December 1, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 0.4% year-on-year for the week ended November 26, to 36,083 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic fell 2.3%, to 24,504 cars. Canadian traffic rose 6.9%, to 10,518 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 4.7%, to 1,061 cars. The week included the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 4.6% year-on-year for the week ended November 26, to 353,210 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated...

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