OAKLAND, CA, July 15, 2016 (RISI) -North American forest products railroad freight was down 6.9% in the latest week ending July 9, 2016, to 17,377 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. Volume through 27 weeks was 3.4% lower to 490,477 carloads.
US forest products freight in the week dropped 15.9% from a year ago, Canada was up 6.5% and Mexico jumped 65%. Year-to-date, US volume was down 7.2%, Canada was up 2.3% and Mexico was 42.5% lower.
Among major carriers,Canadian Nationalreported its pulp and paper rail freight in the week ending July 9 was down 1.3% to 3,380 carloads, and year-to-date was 6.7% lower to 86,699 carloads.
CSXshowed its P&P freight in the week was 10.8% lower to 2,774 units and through 27 weeks was down 10% to 75,539.
Union Pacificreported its P&P freight in the week was down 12% to 1,630 carloads and year-to-date was 6% lower to 45,051.
Genesee & Wyomingreported its pulp and paper freight in June was down 8.3% and in second quarter was down 9.2% to 41,128 carloads.
BNSF Railwayreported its P&P freight in the week ending July 9 was down 6.8% to 1,388 carloads and year-to-date was 0.8% above a year ago to 37,074 carloads.
Canadian Pacificreported its P&P freight in the week was up 8.3% to 792 carloads and year-to-date was up 6.4% to 20,291 carloads.
Total North American rail carloads in the week were down 15%, AAR reported, and year-to-date were down 11.6%.