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Chemicals sector rail traffic declines 0.1%

June 21, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 0.1% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 15 June, to 41,731 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic declined 0.7%, to 29,378 cars. Canadian traffic was up 1.7%, to 11,000 cars, while Mexican traffic fell 3%, to 1,353 cars. Overall, North American freight rail traffic increased 1.2% during the week ended 15 June, to 384,032 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector generated 1,034,066 cars of rail traffic, up 2.6% from 2012...

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