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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Falls 3.1%

10:32 AM MDT | August 17, 2012 | Vincent Valk

The chemicals sector rail traffic in North America declined 3.1% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended August 11, to 39,894 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was down 0.4%, to 29,505 cars. Canadian traffic fell 11.1%, to 9,086 cars; while Mexican traffic declined 1.6%, to 1,303 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic declined 2.1% (YOY) during the week ended August 11, to 374,332 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North...

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