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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 14.9%

10:29 AM MST | December 10, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 14.9% year-on-year last week, to 49,675 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) reported yesterday. U.S. traffic was up 9.4%, to 32,180 cars. Canadian traffic rose 29.1%, to 16,639 cars, while Mexican traffic fell 8.4% to 856 cars. Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 9.6% year-on-year last week, to 393,935 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated 2,137,761 cars of rail traffic, up 13.1% from 2009...

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