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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 5.3%
1:55 PM MDT | April 19, 2012 | Vincent Valk
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 5.3% year-on-year during the week ended April 14, to 45,035 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was up 3.9%, to 31,405 cars. Canadian traffic rose 9.2%, to 12,297 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 5.5%, to 1,333 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week’s totals. Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 4.4% year-on-year during the week ended April 14, to 370.135 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 628,222...
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