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Chemicals sector rail traffic falls 2.6%

4:44 PM MDT | October 4, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 2.6% year-on-year during the week ended September 29, to 42,784 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was up 1%, to 31,105 cars. Canadian traffic was down 13.9%, to 10,267 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 19.1%, to 1,412 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week’s totals, though it fell in Mexico.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 3.8% year-on-year during the week ended September 29, to 392,901 cars. Year-to-date, the North American...

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