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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 1.6%

11:03 AM MDT | August 10, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 1.6% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended August 4, to 40,647 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was up 3.3%, to 29,960 cars. Canadian traffic fell 4.9%, to 9,372 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 14.8%, to 1,315 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals in U.S. and Canada and increased somewhat in Mexico.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 1.9% (YOY) during the week ended August 4, to 381,027 cars, AAR...

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