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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 9.3%

2:57 PM MDT | October 7, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 9.3% year-on-year last week, to 46,532 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) reported. U.S. traffic rose 6.7%, to 29,873 cars. Canadian traffic was up 15.4%, to 15,650 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 2.2%, to 1,009 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week's totals, except in Mexico. Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 7.8% year-on-year last week, to 391,943 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has seen 1,731,495 cars, a 13.8% increase from 2009...

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