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N. America chemical rail traffic bucking overall trend

10:22 AM MST | February 10, 2016 | Clay Boswell

Chemical railcar traffic in North America continues to hold up, despite steep year-over-year (YOY) declines in overall railcar traffic. During the week ended 6 February, chemical railcar traffic totaled 42,563 carloads, according to data released on 10 February by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Although the figure represented a decline of 4.6% from the previous week and 2.8% YOY, the volume year-to-date declined only 0.6%, versus a 14.0% decrease in all railcar traffic....


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