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Chemicals sector rail traffic rises 1.7%

2:40 PM MDT | May 9, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 1.7% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 4 May, to 44,540 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 0.1%, to 30,446 cars. Canadian traffic rose 2.6%, to 12,498 cars, while Mexican traffic increased 38.4%, to 1,596 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week’s totals.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 2% YOY during the week ended 4 May, to 378,115 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 773,947 cars of...

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