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Chemicals sector rail traffic declines 4.1%

3:06 PM MST | February 20, 2014 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 4.1% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 15 February, to 41,369 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 2.6%, to 29,183 cars. Canadian traffic declined 8.6%, to 10,864 cars, while Mexican traffic increased 1.6%, to 1,322 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals, though it rose in Canada and Mexico. Overall, North American freight rail traffic declined 4.2% YOY during the week ended 15 February, to 357,659 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the...

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