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Chemicals Sector Rail Traffic Rises 8.6%
5:27 PM MST | November 18, 2010 | Vincent Valk
North American chemicals sector rail traffic rose 8.6% year-on-year last week, to 46,217 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was up 4.1%, to 29,409 cars. Canadian traffic rose 19.2%, to 15,837 cars, while Mexican traffic fell 6.6%, to 971 cars. Traffic rose from the prior week's totals in the U.S. and overall, though it fell in Canada and Mexico. Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 6.4% year-on-year last week, to 388,820 cars. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector has generated...
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