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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 3.1%

February 16, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 3.1% year-on-year during the week ended February 11, to 40,612 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was flat, at 29,355 cars. Canadian traffic fell 10.9%, to 10,182 cars, while Mexican traffic fell 5%, to 1,075 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 3.5% year-on-year during the week ended February 11, to 370,412 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has...

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