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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 6.3%

3:39 PM MST | March 1, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 6.3% year-on-year during the week ended February 25, to 41,529 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was down 3.5%, to 30,045 cars. Canadian traffic fell 13.4%, to 10,335 cars, while Mexican traffic was down 8%, to 1,149 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals, though it rose in Mexico.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 2.8% year-on-year during the week ended February 25, to 372,328 cars. Year-to-date, the North American...

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