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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 1.9%

10:07 AM MDT | May 11, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 1.9% year-on-year during the week ended May 5, to 43,809 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was up 0.9%, to 30,442 cars. Canadian traffic rose 7.6%, to 12,202 cars, while Mexican traffic fell 21.9%, to 1,165 cars.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 0.7% during the week ended May 5, to 371,181 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 761,389 cars of rail traffic, down 2.8% from 2011...

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