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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 2.5%

3:04 PM MDT | May 24, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America declined 2.5% year-on-year during the week ended May 19, to 41,576 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was down 2.6%, to 28,794 cars. Canadian traffic fell 1.8%, to 11,512 cars, while Mexican traffic declined 7%, to 1,270 cars. Traffic overall fell from the prior week’s totals, though it was flat in Canada and rose in Mexico.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic fell 2.7% year-on-year during the week ended May 19, to 374,692 cars, AAR says...

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