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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 3.5%

11:15 AM MDT | September 28, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 3.5% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 22 September, to 40,866 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 1.3%, to 29,375 cars. Canadian traffic fell 11.7%, to 10,033 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 18.3%, to 1,458 cars. Total traffic in North America from the prior week's totals, despite rising in both US and Mexico. Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 2.8% YOY during the week ended 22 September, to 388,195 cars, AAR says...

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