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Chemicals sector rail traffic flat YOY for last week

2:43 PM MST | January 2, 2014 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was roughly flat year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 28 December 2013, at 36,197 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was up 0.3%, to 26,653 cars. Canadian traffic fell 1.5%, to 8,349 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 3.2%, to 1,195 cars. Overall, North American freight rail traffic increased 5.8% YOY during the week ended 28 December 2013, to 300,453 cars, AAR says. During 2013, the North American chemicals sector generated 2,194,935 cars of rail traffic, up...

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