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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 3.2%

4:26 PM MDT | November 3, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 3.2% year-on-year for the week ended October 29, to 42,096 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was up 1.6%, to 30,047 cars. Canadian traffic rose 5.8%, to 10,870 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 26.1%, to 1,179 cars. Traffic increased from the prior week’s totals.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 4.8% year-on-year during the week ended October 29, to 402,438 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has...

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