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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 2%

4:49 PM MST | December 15, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 2% year-on-year during the week ended December 10, to 39,512 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic fell 1.1%, to 28,049 cars, AAR says. Canadian traffic fell 4.9%, to 10,371 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 5.1%, to 1,092 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 3% year-on-year during the week ended December 10, to 39,512 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has...

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