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North American forest products rail freight up 2.7% in latest week ending Aug. 22, 2015

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North American forest products rail freight up 2.7% in latest week ending Aug. 22, 2015

August 27, 2015 - 06:24
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NEWARK, NJ , Aug. 27, 2015 (RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was up 2.7% in the week ending Aug. 22, 2015 to 19,654 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. Volume through 33 weeks of 2015 at 620,166 carloads was 0.5% below the same period of 2014.

US forest products freight in the week was up 1.0%, Canada was 5.3% higher and Mexico was 21.9% below a year ago.

Year-to-date US volume was down 2.0%, Canada was 4.4% higher and Mexico was 25.5% lower.

Total North American rail carloads were down 3.7% in both the week and year-to-date, AAR reported.