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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 4.5%

9:35 AM MDT | July 8, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 4.5% year-on-year last week, to 42,447 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) reports. U.S. traffic was up 2.3%, to 31,212 cars. Canadian traffic rose 12.5% to 10,275 cars, while Mexican traffic fell 2.1% to 960 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week's totals, though it fell in Canada and Mexico.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 1.8% year-on-year last week, to 374,732 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 1,119,760 cars of...

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